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Ways to Give

Consider which option works best for you.

Cash Gift Options

Sometimes the easiest way to give is by cash. If you are looking to donate by cash please contact us through one of the methods below.

BY PHONE: Jodi Barnard/ 805-695-7918

BY MAIL: Music Academy / 1070 Fairway Road / Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Stock Transfer

The Music Academy can easily accept gifts in the form of stock transfers. Please use the following information to complete your donation:

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Account #: 248-108754-203

FBO: Music Academy of the West

DTC #: 0015

Mutual Funds

For mutual fund transfer and wiring information, please contact Jodi Barnard at 805-695-7918 or

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover may be right for you if you are:

  • At least 70 ½ years old
  • Considering making a donation to your favorite charity
  • Concerned about whether you will be able to itemize your charitable deductions this year
  • Wish to avoid paying income taxes on your required minimum distribution from your IRA

The IRA Charitable Rollover may be especially beneficial for you this year. Check with your tax professional to see if this would result in the best tax situation for you.

Please note:

  • Charitable gifts to all charities combined cannot exceed a total of $100,000 (for couples, $200,000).
  • Your gift will not be included in your taxable income and no charitable deduction will be allowed.
  • You may not receive any goods or services from this gift.

To make this gift, please send a letter to your IRA administrator, requesting a direct charitable distribution to the Music Academy of the West in the amount that you wish to donate.  The letter will need to include the Academy’s Tax ID number: 95-1525814

Vehicle Donations

Have an unwanted car, truck, trailer, boat, RV motorcycle off road vehicle, heavy equipment or other form of motorized vehicle that you would like to donate to support the Music Academy? Vehicle donations are easy!

Donor-Advised Funds

Make a gift to the Music Academy conveniently from your account at Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon, and other funds.

Questions? Please contact Jodi Barnard at 805-695-7918 or

There Are So Many Ways to Give

Cash, stock transfers, vehicle donations, IRA Rollovers, and more. Explore our options to select the best choice for you.



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