Taos School of Music is a 501 (c)3 organization grown out of a dream a creating a summer chamber music program in the early 1960’s. Students live, eat, practice and perform at the Hotel St. Bernard up in the Taos Ski Valley, as part of an eight-week session. Students accomplished in violin, viola, cello and piano are selected through a rigorous application process that includes either a live schedule audition held at The Julliard School, the New England Conservatory of Music, Shetler Studios in New York City, or by an arranged video audition.
Over 800 musicians have experienced the Taos School of Music program. Alumni have gone on to careers as soloists, members of orchestras worldwide, founders or members of chamber groups and faculty at leading music institutions.
Read more about Taos School of Music HERE.
If you are considering making a bequest to the Taos School of Music Endowment Fund of the Taos Community Foundation, we recommend the following:
In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Taos Community Foundation in your estate plan, and we would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives are met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives, but have provided some basic bequest language to get you started.
Specific Dollar Amount/Personal Property
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$dollars / description of property] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, to support the Taos School of Music Endowment Fund.
Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Taos Foundation for Property Gifts, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the Taos Community Foundation located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 27-0998249, for Taos School of Music Endowment Fund.
Percentage of an Estate
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for Taos School of Music Endowment Fund.
Other Gift Options
If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts of stock, IRA contributions, wired funds or other gifts with immediate tax deductions, please contact Traci at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-737-9300.
To donate online, directly to the Taos School of Music Endowment Fund Click Here