Endowment Funds

A Lifetime Of Music Begins With You

The Endowment Program establishes a firm financial base that ensures the stability of Birch Creek and its services to young musicians and to the community long into the future.
Birch Creek has established the following funds within the Door County Community Foundation:

Now and Forever Fund

To supplement donations for general operations made through Birchfellows appeals three times annually.

Scholarships Forever Fund

To augment annual gifts to the Scholarship Fund.

Lifetime Education Fund

To support essential educational components such as faculty salaries, musical instruments, library acquisitions, and guest artist fees.

Building for Tomorrow Fund

To supplement annual donations for capital expenditures.

Gifts of Stock

Birch Creek also accept gifts of stock that may be designated or assist with annual operations. Please inquire.

Endowment Levels of Giving
Founder $100,000 & above
Guardian $50,000 to $99,999
Benefactor $25,000 to $49,999
Patron $10,000 to $24,999
Partner $5,000 to $9,999
Colleague $1,000 to $4,999

Naming opportunities exist within each fund. Please inquire.


A student writes:

"Birch Creek is a place I cherish. Music is more than a hobby for me. I have decided that I want to become a professionial musician. Birch Creek opened my mind to this possibility. This past year at Birch Creek I lived the life of a professional musician, playing around two gigs per day. It was a deeply rewarding experience."

Michael Werner, Trumpet, Jazz II, 2011, 2012, 2013