Ways to Give Hero

Ways to Give

Your gift inspires extraordinary music.

Our goal is to provide you with giving opportunities that will help you inspire extraordinary music in a manner that is most meaningful to you. You may take action today or plan for a lifetime legacy. Let us know how we can assist you in making the most of your desire to make a difference here at the Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Single & Monthly Gifts by Credit Card

You may securely give once or sign up for monthly giving online, or by contacting our Development Office.

Gifts by Cash, Check, IRA, & Donor Advised Funds

Address your gift to the Bowdoin International Music Festival to the attention of our Development Office (address below) or email to receive direct deposit information.

IRA Charitable Contributions

If you have reached age 70 ½, you can transfer up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA to a charity. You will not receive an income tax deduction for the gift, but the amount given to charity counts towards your annual RMD and is not included in your taxable income. This strategy is available even if you do not itemize deductions on your tax return. The funds must be transferred directly to the charity from the IRA account and not via the IRA owner. Please consult your tax advisors about your specific situation.

Gifts of Stock

Making a gift of stock or appreciated securities may offer you an income tax charitable deduction as well as an opportunity to avoid capital gains liability. Please contact us for transfer information.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match employee charitable contributions. Check with your employer today!

Gifts of Goods & Services

We accept gifts of goods and services, including accommodation for faculty housing. Please contact our Development Office to confirm that we are in a position to accept your donation.

Contact Information

We invite you to contact our Development Office to explore gift possibilities. We will be pleased to schedule a confidential conversation.

Development Office
Bowdoin International Music Festival
181 Park Row
Brunswick, ME 04011-2006


Bowdoin International Music Festival is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 04-3384601.