Alumni Giving

Alumni support is essential to ensuring that a Juilliard education remains within reach for the world's most promising musicians, dancers, and actors. Make a gift today to invest in the future of the performing arts.

Make a Donation


Make a Gift

As an alum, you know what it takes to attend Juilliard. When you donate to Juilliard, you join a remarkable community of alumni who give back by helping to provide the necessary resources for students’ success. Thanks in large part to tax-deductible donations, more than 90 percent of College Division students and 50 percent of Pre-College students receive financial aid, giving them the freedom to concentrate fully on their artistry and education. You may choose to direct your gift to the Juilliard Scholarship Fund, the Pre-College Scholarship Fund, or general unrestricted support.

Gifts of any amount make a meaningful difference in students’ lives, leading to life-changing artistic moments like this one, shared by a Juilliard music student: “My most memorable experience at Juilliard was performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 with the Juilliard Orchestra. After we were done playing the piece, Alice Tully Hall was silent for a good minute or so—it was the most magical moment of my life.”

Alumni donors at every level are listed annually in the Juilliard Journal and receive regular donor e-newsletters and other benefits. Most importantly, you’ll feel gratified knowing that you are helping to support the next generation of performing artists.

Ways to Give

Make a gift online using your credit card, Venmo, PayPal, or Apple Pay.

Call us at (212) 799-5000, ext. 278 Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm ET. 

Mail a contribution, with checks payable to The Juilliard School. Our mailing address is:

The Juilliard School 
Office of Development 
60 Lincoln Center Plaza 
New York, NY 10023 

Donate by stock or wire transfer; contact us at [email protected] or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278, for bank routing numbers and transfer details. 

Gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) 
Juilliard accepts gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) subject to the legal restrictions applicable to such gifts. Federal tax laws limit the use of funds from a DAF to make gifts that provide more than an incidental personal benefit to the donor-advisor. Juilliard will not provide individuals with tickets or similar personal benefits in return for gifts from DAFs if such gifts would not be fully deductible by an individual donor. Donors giving from a DAF may waive their membership benefits to ensure no benefits of fair market value are received; the donor-advisor can receive benefits that have insubstantial or no fair market value.

Donors are encouraged to use their individual retirement accounts, 401(k) plans or similar retirement assets to fund a gift to Juilliard. IRAs can be used to make direct cash contributions to Juilliard without the donor incurring taxable income, while satisfying the donor’s required minimum distribution. Contact your financial advisor with questions about how these policies may affect your giving through a DAF or IRA. 

Gifts in memory or in tribute to someone  
The Juilliard School welcomes gifts that commemorate a special individual. In the memo line of your check or in the memory/tribute section of our online form, please note the name of the individual for whom the gift is in memory or tribute of. If you have questions about a donation of this nature, please contact Lori Padua at [email protected], or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152. 

Creating a Scholarship at Juilliard 
Juilliard invites you to join the generous individuals, foundations, and corporations that contribute to Juilliard's scholarship program. To find out more or make a donation, please visit our Scholarship Giving page, or contact Irene Elias, Stewardship Manager, at [email protected] or 212-799-5000, ext. 309.

Membership at Juilliard provides a unique opportunity to have personalized access to this acclaimed performing arts institution that is developing the next generation of artists. Please visit the Membership page or contact Juilliard's membership office at [email protected] or (212) 769-7409. 

Matching Gifts
Juilliard accepts matching gifts from companies. Your gift to Juilliard could be doubled—or even tripled! Use our online tool to see if your company has a matching gift program and learn how to submit the required paperwork.