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Tribute and Memory Gifts

Your gift may be made in honor or in memory of a specific person or Settlement Music School program. Your designation may be indicated on the Give Now form, via phone, or mail. Please provide the name and address of the tribute recipient so that we can provide notification of the honor. The recipient will be acknowledged on our annual donor rolls. A minimum gift of $25 is suggested for each tribute recipient.

To make a gift by phone or mail: Please call Patrick LaVecchia-Burke, Donor Relations and Data Coordinator, at 215.320.2684 to make a gift with your VISA, MasterCard or American Express. You may also send a check payable to Settlement Music School to:

Amelia Schmertz, Chief Advancement Officer
Settlement Music School
P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966


Gifts of Stock

Stock gifts allow you to take advantage of tax savings, and are an easy and convenient way to support Settlement Music School. Stock gifts are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.  Electronic transfer of stock shares is the most secure and efficient delivery process and provides internal control as well as cost savings.

To execute an electronic transfer of stock:

Brokerage: Wells Fargo Advisors
DTC Number: 0141
Account Name: Settlement Music School
Account Number: 1971-1322

Please be sure to notify Amelia Schmertz, Chief Advancement Officer (215.320.2682 or email) of the name and address of the donor, the name and number of the securities transferred, and the purpose for which the gift is being made (for audit and acknowledgement purposes).

You may also transfer certificates directly. To deliver securities by mail, you may mail your unendorsed certificate(s) and stock power in separate envelopes, OR send endorsed certificate(s) by registered mail to:

Amelia Schmertz, Chief Advancement Officer
Settlement Music School
P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966
(215) 320-2682 - Fax: (215) 551-048

Matching Gifts

Does your employer match charitable donations?  Your gift may be doubled or more if you work for a company with a matching gift program. (Spouse and retiree gifts may also be matched.) Contact your human resources or corporate giving department to learn about your company's matching gift policy. If you give $100, and your employer matches 1:1 – that is $200 for Settlement, and you get acknowledged as a $200 donor in our donor rolls! Please send your gift and matching gift form to:

Patrick LaVecchia-Burke
Settlement Music School
P.O. Box 63966
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966

In-Kind Gifts

Settlement Music School accepts tax-deductible donations of tangible property including, but not limited to, musical instruments, works of art, classroom furniture, and items for resale.  Please contact the Settlement Branch nearest you to discuss the item(s) you wish to donate. If you would like to discuss the donation of a piano, please contact Patrick LaVecchia-Burke at 215.320.2684 or email so that it can be assessed prior to acceptance.  We are happy to talk with you about any item you are considering for donation.

United Way

Donors who participate in employee contribution programs through the United Way may direct a personal contribution to Settlement Music School.  To direct your United Way contribution to Settlement, please designate Settlement Music School (agency number 00109) at the time you make your United Way pledge, specify the dollar amount you wish to give, and include Settlement’s address: PO Box 63966, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  For further information please visit the United Way’s website.

Combined Federal Campaign

Federal workers can contribute to Settlement Music School through the Combined Federal Campaign charity, which allows federal workers to donate through their particular federal office to charities of their choice. Settlement’s CFC number is 62560.

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