Mannes Societies

mannes piano gestureDonor Groups and Benefits

As a Mannes donor, you will have many opportunities to experience the results of your generosity when you attend performances by our gifted young artists. Each school year, Mannes produces more than 400 concerts featuring the artistry of its talented students, world-renowned faculty, alumni, and special guests. All donors receive information about Mannes events through our yearly Mannes Highlights Calendar, our newsletter, Mannes News, and brochures for our yearlong festivals, chamber music series, and special concerts. Donors at higher levels receive preferred seating and personalized ticket handling for a variety of events, including master classes and chamber music programs by leading artists and concerts at some of New York’s most prestigious venues.

At Mannes events, you will meet and get to know our students, faculty, and alumni and your fellow donors. You will soon come to understand that you are a valued member of the Mannes family and discover that this is a rewarding feeling indeed.

Please join us now!

Support Concerts and Events

Mannes presents more than 400 concerts and events each year, open to the general public. Outside support is vital to the funding of these public programs, which make an invaluable contribution to the cultural life of the community. As a Mannes donor, you receive preferred seating and personalized ticket handling for many events and have the opportunity to meet our students, faculty, guest artists, alumni, and your fellow donors.

Programs include:

Benefit Levels

Partner $50 
Colleague $100 
Sponsor $250 
Patron $500 
Mannes Associate $1,000 
Damrosch Society $1,500 
Chairman's Circle $5,000 
Named Scholarship Donor

  • $19,000 (one-half tuition scholarship)
  • $38,000 (full-tuition scholarship)

Named scholarship donors receive the opportunity to create a half- or full-tuition scholarship in their own name or in the name of someone they wish to honor, to be made to a student in a major of the donor's choice. Named scholarship donors receive all the benefits of membership in the chairman's circle.

Donating Pianos, Instruments, and Other Musical Property

Mannes welcomes gifts in the form of personal property. Please tell us about your gift by contacting the Mannes Development Office at 212.580.0210 x4838.

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