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Other Ways to Give

CFC & DC One Fund

— We participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) through America’s Charities. Our CFC number is: 38270.
— DC government employees can pledge support through the DC One Fund, a convenient tool to donate through payroll deductions. For questions, email Our DC One Fund number is: 8586

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Donor Advised Funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct widget below.

Matching Gifts and Planned Giving

Many employers match an employee’s charitable donation to non-profit organizations. To take advantage of matching gift programs offered by your employer, please ask your human resources department or look on your company website.

Charitable gifts, current and deferred can help ensure financial stability of Duke Ellington School of the Arts while creating a legacy for you and your family. We accept many planned giving vehicles including trusts, annuities, insurance policies and bequests. Please contact us at to discuss planned giving options.

Other Ways to Support Us

Donate While You Shop on Amazon

When you shop on, select Ellington Fund as your charitable organization and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to support our programs.

Community Events

Community organizations and supporters periodically host events to benefit the school. If you are interested in hosting such an event, please email us at


We accept in-kind donations including: instruments, dance shoes, school and office supplies among other needed items. We also welcome in-kind donations such as catering for events, painting or other renovations for the building, furniture, design and printing, business services and similar items. Please note that the responsibility of the valuation of any in-kind donation is the responsibility of the donor, per IRS regulations. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, mail us at


As a sponsor, you will gain exposure through marketing and promotional channels leading up to Ellington special events, achieve enhanced visibility in the community, and become a partner of a leading arts school with proven academic and artistic success. Click here to learn more about previous sponsorship opportunities or email us at

Student Performances

Ellington students are not only talented young artists but professionals as well. Our various ensembles (Jazz, Choir) and instrumental and vocal soloists are available for paid performances. We accommodate a variety of requests based on your needs. If you are interested in hiring a student performer or ensemble, please complete the form here.