Donate to The Foundation

Why Give to the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation?

Your gift to the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation helps ensure the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra’s continued excellence and its permanence as an institution.  Annual grants from the Foundation help students do what they love, advance as musicians, and build lifelong friendships.  Our annual grants to the HRO fund retreats, special concerts, private lessons, instrument and music rentals, the orchestra’s international tours, and other general administrative needs.  Your gifts also help to fund events and projects to connect HRO alumni to the HRO and to each other.

 

Over the past 15 academic years, the Foundation has provided in excess of $400,000 directly to the HRO.  In the 2017-2018 academic year, funds provided to the HRO supported the HRO’s annual retreat and the HRO’s performance of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in conjunction with the Harvard choruses.

To view details about our alumni, donations, and grants, visit our Impact page.

Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways you can give to the Foundation including by credit card and check.  Please note that all contributions are directed to the Foundation’s annual fund unless otherwise specified. 

 

We have also established The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Endowment Fund whereby you can direct gifts to Harvard University with funds disbursed to the HRO by the Office of the Arts and the HRO’s Music Director.  Gifts to the Endowment fund are intended to support the long-term financial goals of the HRO. Please click on the link below to learn more about the Endowment Fund.

 

We also expect to be able to accept gifts of appreciated securities, distributions from donor-advised funds, or by designating the Foundation as a beneficiary on IRA’s. 

 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are fully tax-deductible. The Foundation's EIN is 04-2444738.

Click below to make a donation or to learn more about other ways to give to The Foundation.

Donor Honor Roll

The Foundation would like to acknowledge and celebrate the generosity of our donors for the last two Academic Years (2019-2021).  Your contributions allow us to continue providing for the HRO, help students achieve their musical and tour goals, and support new community-building initiatives for HRO alumni. 

2020-2021 Academic Year

(8/1/20 - 7/31/21)

 

$10,000+

Bernard and Mildred Kayden Fund

Ty and Felicia Kim*

The Andrew B. Kim and Wan Kyun Rha Kim Family Foundation

 

$5,000+

Christine Ausnit Hood*

Keches Family Fund

Marilyn Malpass

Carl and Betty Pforzheimer

Anonymous

 

$1,000+

Barbash Family Fund

Eugene Lee and Sally Park*

Byram Karanjia*

Caroline Choi Kim and Howard Kim*

Mary Ellen Moir*

Ning Tien and Leonard van der Kuijp

Min Wang and Xiaohong Yu

 

$500+

Marcia Belvin

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Gary Berger

Caitlin Donovan*

Andrew Frackman

Richard and Nancy Fryberger

Maryellen Gleason*

Frederick and Allison Henle*

Alison Lahnston

Marion Letvin*

David and Agatha Moll Charitable Fund

Network for Good

Harvey Weiss

Alvin Wen and Alexandra Moellmann

Patrick and Phaedra Yachimski

$250+

Victoria Aschheim*

Laurence Berman

Martina Cricker

Thomas Crowell

Rachel Dobrow and Scott Stone

Caroline and Michael Flexer

Jason Gelles

Corey and Kristin Haugland

Jeremy Hwang

Eleanore Kim

Frederick Klein

William LaPiana

C. Michael and Christina Lederer

Judith and Michael Luskin

Robert Mawhinney

Misono-Liu Family Fund

Network for Good

David Oakes

Anonymous

 

$100+

Susan Abrams

Kyle and Mary Adler Foundation

Michael Bamberger

Lili Barouch

Marcia Belvin

John and Helen Bethell

John and Sophie Bilezikian

Caroline and Matthew Boch

Richard Bogomolny

Michael Brenner

Andrew Calkins

David Chavolla

Liza Ching

Eugene Chung

Karen Cohen

James Collins

Geoffrey Cook

David Davis

Brent de Chene

Steven Ekert

Pang-Dian Fan

Ellen Feingold

Jonathan Feng

Anna Garsten

Leonard Gettes

George Goldberg

Rolf and Nancy Goodwin

Steven Graff

Ethan Gray

Luda Grossman

Peter Haas

Eric Hailman

Audrey Han

Stephen Hinkle

Eric Hintsa

Mike Ho

Daniel and Kelly Horwitz Charitable Fund

Barbara Hulka

David Hutt

Jeremy Hwang

Haewon Hwang

Jane Hwangbo

Sei Iwai

Buell Jannuzi

Li-Wen Kang

Bruce Karlin

Kesselman-Goldberg Benevolent Fund

Brian Lee

Paul Lehrer

Albert Li

John and Mary Lithgow

Jonathan Lurie

Steven Machtiger

Sophia Macris

Robert Madden and Cynthia Chazotte

Elizabeth Mathieson

Jonathan McPhie

Kwan-Hong Min

Mark Mulligan

Jonathan Newmark

Paul Nghiem

Glenn Noreen

Channing Paluck

Park and Taylor Family Fund

Katherine Plummer

Nicholas Pyle

Dorothy Rhoades

Grant Riew

William Roberts

Stephen Senturia

Tatsuo Shirane

Anne Shreffler

Tor Shwayder

Karl Singer

Natasha Smalky

Scott Smith

John Smith

Jeffrey and Tam Smith

David Sogg

Hannah Stallman

Julene Stellato

Alan Stern

Daniel Sze

Thom Thurston

Tishler Family Fund

Teddy Tong

Heidi Vanderbilt-Brown and Andrew Popper

Joseph Venzon

Allan Vogel

Mary Wagner

Gabriel Walker*

Michael Weinrich

John Whitlock

David Wirth

Scott Yoo*

Sandra Yuh

Sarah Zaslaw

Shoshana Zax

Anonymous (3)

$50+

Michael Bamberger

Jonathan Bernard

Albert Briggs

Dixon Butler

Tere Carrion

Stephen Cho

Bryan Choi

Ernest Cockrell

Wallace Dailey

Edgar Engleman

David Forman

Judith Grand

Luda Grossman

Jon Gudeman

Charles Hefling

Marilyn Heins

Vivian Ho

Takatoshi Ito

Sara Kantor

Donna Kim

Beong-Soo Kim

Jane Kim

Kim-Wongtrakool Giving Fund

Robert Levin

Lawrence Li

Christine Liu

Katharine and Rajat Mukherji

Ursula Oppens

Peter Pesic

Mather Pfeiffenberger

Carl Rogers

Maria Roglieri

Lee Ann Song*

Arpi Tavil-Shatelyan*

Douglas Wilkins

Thomas Yates

Jeffrianne Young

Anonymous (3)

Other Donors

The Blackbaud Giving Fund / Your Cause

David Creighton

Frances Dickey

Walter Foreman

Herbert Gardner

Enid Ginsburg

Iris Lan

James Lichtenberg

Timothy Lipman

Kilmer McCully

Susanne Melbye

Network for Good

Sheldon Nicholl

Carl Riskin

Gabriel and Melissa Struck

Michael Tabak

NaYoung Yang*

Anonymous

* Board Member

2019-2020 Academic Year

(8/1/19 - 7/31/20)

 

$5,000+

Devin Binder

Christine Ausnit Hood*

Jerold and Stephanie Kayden

Marilyn Malpass

 

$1,000+

C&P Buttenwieser Foundation

Edison International / YourCause

Byram Karanjia*

Monica Kohler

Eugene Lee and Sally Park*

Anonymous

 

$500+

Robert Fox*

Nancy and Richard Fryberger

Charles Helfing

Frederick and Allison Henle*

Caroline Choi Kim and Howard Kim*

David Oakes

Anonymous

$250+

Victoria Aschheim*

Caitlin Donovan*

Donald and Marjorie Forte

Grace Gabe

Judith and Michael Luskin

Jianhui Tang

Harvey Weiss

 

$100+

Susan Abrams

Kyle and Mary Adler

Naomi Botkin

Andrew Chang

Stephen Cho

Phyllis Davies

Richard Dobrow

Edgar Engleman

Maryellen Gleason*

George Goldberg

Rolf and Nancy Goodwin

Judith Grand

Stephen Hinkle

Eric Hintsa

Mike Ho

Edward Kang

Alison Lahnston

William LaPiana

Harold Litt

Robert Madden

Kenneth and Margaret McIntosh

Glenn Noreen

Channing Paluck

Mather Pfeiffenberger

Judith Robinson

Maria Roglieri

Lionel Shapiro and Elizabeth Jockusch

Anne Shreffler

Karl Singer

Natasha Smalky and Matthew Guarnieri

Scott Smith

Jeffrey and Tam Smith

David Sogg

Rosanne Sterne

Jonathan Taylor

Paul and Michele Traverse

Georgios Tritsaris

Heidi Vanderbilt-Brown and Andrew Popper

Mary Wagner

Gabriel Walker*

John Whitlock

David Wirth

Scott Yoo*

Sandra Yuh

Anonymous

 

$50+

Margaret Baron

John and Helen Bethell

Matthew and Caroline Boch

Ernest Cockrell

Wallace Dailey

Ellen Feinberg

Marian Florence

Luda Grossman

Richard Hadsell

Rita Hao

Vivian Ho

Julia Hunter

Harriet Katz

Linda Koenig

Sophia Macris

Nancy Murray

John Smith

Lee Ann Song*

Hannah Stallman

Alan Stepansky

Michael Tabak

Sigrid Tishler

Clifford Weber

Alvin Wen

Douglas Wilkins

Alfred Yen

Other Donors

Lara Ausubel

Herbert Gardner

I. Heyman

Caroline Kim*

Nicholas Pyle

Vera Shapiro

Anne Shreffler*

Scott Smith

Arpi Tavil-Shatelyan*

Deborah Valenze

Anonymous

* Board Member

 

Other Ways to Donate

Gifts of Securities

Donating appreciated securities – such as stock or mutual funds – is an extremely efficient way to give to the Foundation due to the associated tax advantages.  When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value at the time of transfer (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income).  If your deduction is greater than 30%, you are eligible to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five years subject to the same annual limit until it has been fully used. 

 

When a gift of securities is made, the donor benefits by not having to sell the securities and therefore avoids realizing capital gains, and the Foundation benefits from a gifted amount that may greatly exceed your cost basis. 

 

If you would like to donate a gift of appreciated securities, please contact us. We recommend that you first consult your financial planner for any gifts of securities.

 

 

Planned Gifts

For many people, the most practical way to make a significant gift to the Foundation is through their estate. 

 

Please consider gifting to the Foundation through:

  • a codicil to your will

  • an amendment to your revocable trust

  • a retirement plan beneficiary designation

  • naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance plan

  • a donor advised fund or private foundation succession plan

Estate plans should be prepared by and with the advice of an estate planning professional (lawyer, accountant, financial advisor, etc.) to ensure that your intentions are carried out.  The Foundation is not able to provide legal advice or counsel on matters pertaining to gift planning.  Contact us if you are interested in a Planned Gift.

Sample Bequest Language

A general bequest, unrestricted as to purpose:

“I give (____ dollars) or (____ percent of my estate) to the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, for the purpose of [state purpose of gift].”

 

A bequest for a specific purpose:

“I give (____ dollars) or (____ percent of my estate) to the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, for the purpose of [state purpose].  If, in the future, in the opinion of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra board members, all or part of this gift cannot be usefully applied to the above purpose (or in the above manner), it may be used for any purpose within the corporate powers of the University that will most nearly accomplish my wishes and purposes.”

 

Please note, gifts designated for specific purposes must be approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Please check with us before designating a special purpose bequest.

Donor-Advised Funds

Since assets in a donor-advised fund are invested tax-free, making a distribution from such a fund to the Foundation allows you to combine tax benefits with the flexibility to support multiple causes.  If you are using a donor-advised fund to make charitable contributions, please consider including the Foundation as one of your causes. If you would like to make a gift to the Foundation through a donor-advised fund, please contact us

 

 

IRA Charitable Contribution

Designating the Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is another tax-efficient way to show your support.  Retirement assets are often subject to income tax when distributed and estate taxes – but when you make an IRA Charitable Contribution, the Foundation will receive all or a part of the plan assets undiminished by estate and gift taxes. 

 

Any individual who is 70 ½ or older can transfer tax-free gifts (up to an annual maximum of $100,000) directly from their IRA to the Foundation using the IRA Charitable Rollover.

 

If you would like to make an IRA Charitable Contribution to the Foundation, please contact us. To start, you can request a beneficiary designation form from your plan’s administrator (or change the designation online), naming the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary.