Endowment Donate

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. Four funds in our Endowment have been established with and managed by the Door County Community Foundation. They are:

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 Play It Forward Annual 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.

Donors may contribute any amount to establish their own sub-fund. The donor’s principal is not touched and can accrue over time.  In order to generate revenue for annual services and receive accompanying benefits, the following fund values are required:

Fund Value Benefits
$100-$499 An Annual Report
Recognition in the Birch Creek Program Book
An invitation to opening night
$500-$4,999 All of the above, plus:
A personal thank-you note from a student
$5,000-$9,999 All of the above, plus:
Invitation to additional seasonal Donor Appreciation Events
Recognition in the Fall Birchnotes Newsletter
$10,000-$29,999 All of the above, plus:
Recognition for a special project in combination with other similarly valued sub-funds
$30,000 and above All of the above, plus:
After reaching this level, donors may choose to set provisions in certain instances.

Gifts of Stock

Birch Creek also accept gifts of stock that may be designated to an Endowment Fund or assist directly with Birchfellows Annual Operations. Please call Birch Creek at (920) 868-3763 for more information.