The Ran Blake Foundation is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and consistent promotion of aural methods in music education and music performance.
Widely acknowledged as one of the best pianists who has ever lived, Ran Blake, is devoted solely and specifically to this mission and this foundation was created to further reach his ideological goals for many years to come. Your donations will help aid us in accomplishing these goals. Thank you!
WE ARE TASTE BUDS
You can make a donation to Ran Blake Foundation, Inc. through PayPal using a credit or debit card by clicking on the PayPal link above. Don't have a PayPal account? No problem, that's not required. PayPal allows you to use a credit or debit card to make a donation without a PayPal account. One time gifts and reoccurring monthly contributions are accepted and very much appreciated! If you have any difficultly with this website, please email us at info (at) ranblakefoundation.org.
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Please make sure to indicate in writing how you'd like your gift to be allocated, either in the memo field on your check or in an accompanying letter. If you have any questions about this please contact Gardiner Hartmann, Treasurer at gardiner (at) ranblakefoundation.org or write "general fund" in the memo if you want to support RBFound as a whole.
Please make your check payable to Ran Blake Foundation, Inc. and mail your contribution to:
Ran Blake Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 327
Boston, MA 02131.
GIFT IN KIND
Have an extra musical instrument laying around that you no longer play? Donate it to the Ran Blake Foundation and we'll make sure your musical instrument makes a difference in the life of a developing musician eager to perform. Gifts of personal property, such as musical instruments, recordings, and scores are very much appreciated. (All materials will be evaluated before being received). Email info (at) ranblakefoundation.org to let us know what you have!
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
By making a planned gift, you can strengthen the Ran Blake Foundation and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family. For more information, please contact Gardiner Hartmann, Treasurer, at gardiner (at) ranblakefoundation.org.
Real estate can be contributed as an outright gift or to finance a planned gift. Available options include a retained life estate, which allows the donor to continue to use the property for a certain number of years or for the donor’s lifetime. Other arrangements offer special tax advantages and lifetime income. Such a gift will entitle you to a federal income tax charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the property on the date of your gift, provided you have owned the property for more than one year. Capital gains taxes are also avoided by giving real estate.
Gifts of real estate include undeveloped land, a residence, a vacation home, a farm, or commercial property. Ran Blake Foundation, Inc. requires the donor to bear certain costs when making a real estate gift, such as an appraisal to determine the fair market value. Also, RBFound deducts transaction costs from the proceeds of the sale of the property, including the closing costs, title insurance, a survey (if needed), and any taxes due before the gift is completed.
For more information, please contact Gardiner Hartmann, Treasurer, at gardiner (at) ranblakefoundation.org.
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To find out if your employer has a matching gift policy, enter your company's name below. For more information on matching gift contributions, please contact Gardiner Hartmann, Treasurer, at gardiner (at) ranblakefoundation.org.
Memorial & Honorarium Gifts
Many friends of the Ran Blake Foundation elect to make gifts to RBFound that commemorate a loved one's life, birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. We will gladly notify those you wish to know of any gifts made in their honor. Please note the name of the person you wish to commemorate when you make your gift. Please please contact Gardiner Hartmann, Treasurer, at gardiner (at) ranblakefoundation.org.
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Unrestricted support to the Ran Blake Foundation General Fund provides immediate support to the area of greatest need. Whether building our scholarship fund and supporting our first annual concert, your money will be put to work right away.
Ran Blake Scholarship Fund
Our mission is to assist one (1) promising musician with as much support as we are able to annually for their college goals. This scholarship is awarded to the winner of the annual Ran Blake Scholarship performance competition, open to all instruments and ensemble types.
Guest Artists and Collaborators
Ran Blake has connected with hundreds, if not thousand, of musicians over his tenure. We will involve special guests for concerts, guest lectures, masterclasses, and events with your support.