Student Philanthropy Program

Join together with your fellow students and become involved in the advancement of Manhattan School of Music.

  • Strengthen the School in a group and community effort.
  • Learn first-hand about raising money for artistic projects —
    knowledge vital to your career.
  • Interact with supporters of MSM who are professionals in many fields.
  • Get early access to a network of thousands of alumni.
  • Enhance the value of your Manhattan degree.

HOW

Attend special workshops for students about fundraising for your projects

Workshops are scheduled each year, created specially for students, that addressed questions about cultivating donors, organizations, and foundations for special projects.

Read about Alumni Affairs events and activities.

Become a Student Ambassador

One way you can help your School is to assist us in hosting special events. Our patrons, guests, and alumni love meeting students. You and the future success of your career are the reasons they give to MSM. Let us know if you would like to be a greeter or helper at one of our events. If you prefer to work behind-the-scenes, that’s just as helpful.

Download an Interest Form

Participate in our "Thank-a-Thon” this spring

Stop by a table in the lobby and write a thank you note to one of our donors. More info coming soon.

Graduating Students

Register early for the Alumni Online Community. The Online Alumni Community includes a password-protected Directory that's completely searchable and an online Class Notes page. We are offering graduating student the opportunity to register before they graduate for this free service. All you need to do to take advantage of all the community has to offer is to proceed through the registration process to establish a User ID and password.
Get instructions on registering on our Alumni Directories page

Join the FRIENDS CIRCLE to show gratitude for your education.
You’ll also receive benefits including continued Library borrowing privileges after graduation.
Read more about the Friends Circle

WHO

Our Leadership Team currently includes faculty, current students, and alumni.

SUMMARY

MSM's Student Philanthropy Program involves current students in the advancement activities of the School by fostering interactions with alumni and donors. Students learn about donor cultivation and how to fund-raise for their own future needs. Graduating students are helped to transition into becoming active alumni. Events have included: leadership opportunities to act as special event ambassadors; specially-designed workshops on fundraising strategies for students and emerging artists; participation in an annual donor Thank-a-Thon;  early access for graduating students to the Online Alumni Community to assist in networking; graduating class giving campaigns. For more information, contact John Blanchard, Director of Alumni Affairs and Development Operations.