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There are MANY ways to support world-class music in Staunton.


Buy tickets, of course; attend and spread the word! But also consider a tax-deductible donation. Staunton Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to preserving the art of live classical music. Individual gifts are critical to sustaining our mission. SMF can receive donations of cash, stock, and other assets. Consider becoming a concert sponsor or including the Festival in your estate plans. You can make a gift to support the Festival's people, programs and productions, or core mission and sustainability.


Thank You!

2023 End-of-Year Campaign:

Staunton Music Festival needs to raise $50,000 in the final quarter of 2023 to fully fund the next season of concerts!

Total raised/pledged of as today: $52,745

"A spirit of joy pervades the Staunton Music Festival."
- Philip A., Annapolis, MD


Invest in exceptional music with a charitable contribution online today!  You pick the purpose and support the Festival's people, programs, or core mission.



Friend, Supporter, Benefactor--the choice is yours. Explore the ways in which you can be recognized and rewarded for your investment in SMF--a win-win situation!



Present a concert, post-concert happening, or pre-concert talk. Sponsorships are a perfect way to make a public statement of support for this nationally-recognized festival.

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Consider joining a group of thoughtful, philanthropic individuals who have made Staunton Music Festival a part of their planned giving.



The Moses Memorial Fund, honoring a longtime Festival supporter, helps to underwrite expenses for SMF's educational work, preconcert lectures and program notes.



There are many opportunities to support SMF in non-monetary ways, including ushering, transporting or housing musicians, and administrative roles. How might you help?

Staunton Music Festival is a registered nonprofit corporation (tax ID 02-0464351) that was originally founded in 1994 under the name Tamworth Music Festival.  You may need that information if you are searching for our festival on one of various charity listings online.  In 1998 the additional "doing business as" designation of Staunton Music Festival was introduced when the organization settled in Staunton, Virginia.  Contributions are acceptable under either designation.  For those making a gift directly from their retirement account, family foundation, or brokerage account we suggest using the following information:


Tamworth Music Festival

c/o Staunton Music Festival

PO Box 3111

Staunton, VA 24402

(540) 569-0267 

All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Please consult your tax advisor when considering your gift.  We encourage donors to consider making SMF part of their estate plans.  Thank you!

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