General Fund

The General Fund is an area of giving supported by generous VAM donors, parents, students, alumni, and friends. Gifts to the General Fund are unrestricted in purpose and used in the areas of greatest opportunity. These gifts are solicited annually and spent in its entirety during the same fiscal year in which they are received (July 1 – June 30).

Contributions to the General Fund enable VAM to:

  • meet core and immediate needs
  • respond quickly to exceptional opportunities that support innovations in teaching and learning
  • provide funding to enhance performance and teaching facilities

A healthy General Fund is critical to the strength of VAM in continuing to be a strong educational asset for our students and a vital resource for our community.




Your gift can positively touch all of our students – here are some examples of what a donation can enable:

$75 – Buys 1 quality music stand and renews our fleet of indispensable companions at lessons and concerts

$250 – Helps 1 piano keep its pitch and sing in-tune all year long

$500 – Purchase of parts and a conductor’s score for 1 orchestral work rehearsed and performed in VAM’s Orchestral Program

$1,000 – Provides VAM students with 1 stimulating Distinguished Artist master-class, workshop, or project to encourage new approaches to cre­at­ing, learn­ing, rehears­ing, and per­form­ing music

$5,000 – Supports the mounting and production of 1 VAM Symphony Orpheum Concert to connect the artistic excellence of our students with cultural community service that provides audiences across all age-groups with often their first opportunity to hear classical music and support emerging young musicians.

Give today – every gift counts!

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