Office of Advancement

Frequently Asked Questions


What forms of payment does Eastman accept?

Eastman accepts personal checks or payment by credit card. If you wish to wire funds or donate gifts of securities and stocks, please contact Debbie Rossi at 585.275.3903.

Can I make a gift in installments?

Yes. Eastman is happy to accept gifts paid in convenient installments throughout the year. When completing your pledge form, note the amount of your pledge and how often you would like to make payments. The Gift Office will send pledge payment reminders according to the payment schedule you have specified.

Can I make a gift to Eastman in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes. Gifts can be made to any fund at the Eastman School of Music in honor or memory of a loved one. Many alumni and friends have chosen to recognize cherished classmates, colleagues, and teachers this way as well. Please include the name of the honored or memorialized individual(s) with your gift.

Does Eastman accept gift matches from my employer?

Yes. Your company may be able to help you increase the amount of your gift to the University of Rochester through a matching gift program. Many employers have policies that can effectively double or even triple the amount of contributions of cash or securities by employees and their spouses. When considering a gift, please be sure to inquire whether your employer has such a program.

You may also wish to use our convenient matching gift lookup site to discover your company’s matching gift procedures. Click here to find your employer by name, access matching gift forms, and more. Mail completed matching gift forms to us at the following address:

University of Rochester
Gift and Donor Records
300 East River Road
P.O. Box 270032
Rochester, NY  14627

How do I make a gift of a musical instrument, score, or other gift in kind?

Please contact the Advancement Office directly at 585.274.1040 or 866.345.2111 (toll free) and we will put you in touch with the appropriate staff member.