The TŌN Fund

Members of The Orchestra Now come from the world’s finest conservatories and are completing a three-year academic program leading to a Master of Music degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies from Bard College. TŌN is tuition-free, and each student receives a yearly living stipend and health benefits.

Individual contributions from music lovers like you are essential to TŌN’s success. Your generosity will help to inspire and support TŌN graduate students and their education.

What Your Gift Supports

Your generosity will sustain the next generation of great performers—more than 60 players from 14 countries around the globe—as they learn to communicate the transformative power of music to 21st-century audiences.

Your gift allows us to share music with the communities who need it most:

  • Live concerts at Coxsackie, Fishkill, and Woodbourne correctional facilities
  • One-on-one mentoring for low-income students in NYC
  • Outreach to public schools, senior homes, and community service agencies
  • Free concerts for children and families in NYC, the Hudson Valley, and beyond

Your gift will also support TŌN Student Living Stipends, concerts at the Fisher Center and Carnegie Hall; the Sight & Sound series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more.

There’s simply no other music degree program like TŌN. Help us to inspire greatness by making a contribution today!

Donor Levels & Benefits

Each category includes benefits from the preceding categories. You may also wish to decline all benefits with a market value to make your gift 100% tax-deductible.

•Advance notice of programming
•Acknowledgement in all TŌN programs  and publications

TŌNor $150+
•Access to guided exhibition tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Sight & Sound series

•Invitation for you and a guest to a select dress rehearsal at Carnegie Hall or the Fisher Center

•Invitations to private TŌN events and exclusive offers

FORTE $1,000+ $985 tax deductible
•Complimentary CD from TŌN’s growing list of recordings
•Optional backstage VIP ticket pick-up at Carnegie Hall

ALLEGRO $2,500+ $2,385 tax deductible
•Two guest tickets to a TŌN concert of your choice
•Guest seat locations subject to availability. Please request your guest seats at least one week prior to the concert. Estimated value at $50 per ticket.

CONDUCTOR’S BOX $5,000+ $4,635 tax deductible
•Special recognition in Playbills, concert programs, and on the TŌN website
•Two invitations to green room, post-concert
•Opportunity to donate 10 TŌN concert tickets to the community agency of your choice


Donate by Mail

Download our donation form and send your check, made payable to Bard College, to:
Bard College
OŽffice of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Please make sure to designate your donation to TŌN and include any special instructions on how we can contact you to acknowledge your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match philanthropic gifts made by employees, their families, or retirees. See if your employer matches gifts or check with your human resources department, obtain the appropriate form, and send it to:
Bard College
Attn: Gift Recorder
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12540-5000.


To explore how your gift can support TŌN or to become more involved, please contact Nicole M. de Jesús, Director of Development, at 845.758.7988 or