Total Raised: $170,060
CURRENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: $8,503
Original goal of $50,000 met Feb. 23rd, 2016
Original Heritage Campaign Video
The Heritage Scholarship Fund began in August of 2015 as a project to provide a new substantial source of undergraduate merit scholarship for Carnegie Mellon School of Music. At the initiative of four students (Laurel Beatty, Christin Danchi, Katie Russell and Alyssa Wang), the fundraising campaign started with the goal of raising the minimum $50,000 needed to endow a scholarship fund at the university. With student debt holding back talented undergraduate musicians across the country, the students saw this as a chance to give back to their alma mater and ease this burden for the next generation of music Tartans.
Thanks to the combined efforts of friends, alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the School of Music, the original campaign raised over $170,000 in eight months. This enormous success was in great part due to two very generous matching donations of $50,000+ from CMU President Subra Suresh and the College of Fine Arts, led by Dean Dan Martin and School of Music Head Denis Colwell.
The Heritage Fund remains open to receive donations and will continue to grow and allow new students to pursue their passions in music. You can donate to the fund and continue this legacy of giving back and investing in the next generation through the following avenues:
- Online at CMU's Giving Site
- With donation envelopes at CMU School of Music events
- By mailing a check designated for the Heritage Scholarship to:
CMU School of Music
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213