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Gifts Support the Future of Interlochen

Many of the planned gifts received by Interlochen are unrestricted, meaning they are intended for the benefit of the whole institution.

We use these gifts to support current campus priorities, or we place them into the endowment, where they are invested. The earnings are then used each year to support Camp and Academy scholarships, faculty, education programs, guest artists, Interlochen Public Radio programming and building improvements.

What Your Gift Can Do

Here are just a few exciting things that planned gifts help make possible at Interlochen:
  • Ensuring that promising and talented youth can attend Interlochen regardless of their family's financial circumstances has been a tenet of Interlochen's philosophy since music educator Dr. Joseph Maddy founded it as the National High School Orchestra Camp in 1928. Artistic talent and potential is the common denominator among students-not their financial means. With planned gifts in support of scholarships, talented and motivated students can experience the arts education they deserve, regardless of their family's income level.
  • Capital projects that enrich the students experience such as the Dennison Center for Recreation and Wellness and the new Music Complex.
  • Original programming at Interlochen Public Radio such as Kids Commute, Show Tunes with Kate Botello, and important local news stories covering our northern Michigan home.