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Ways to Give

"We empower the next generation of emerging artists, global citizens, and critical scholars by investing in their futures today"

- Ellington Fund

Donate Online, By Mail or Through A Donor-Advised Fund

— Click here or on the button above to use our secure online form to make a tax-deductible contribution.
— You may also send a check to: Ellington Fund, 3500 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007.
— Fill out the form below to donate through a donor-advised fund.


CFC and 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 make a donation to us through payroll deductions. For questions, email dconefund@dc.gov with your agency’s name. Our DC One Fund number is: 8586

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 speak with your financial advisor on planned gift options. You may also contact us at info@ellingtonarts.org to discuss planned giving options.

Other Ways to Support Us

Donate While You Shop on Amazon

When you shop on smile.amazon.com, 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 info@ellingtonarts.org.

eScrip

You can support us with every purchase you make at Safeway. By registering your Safeway Club Card through eScrip’s website, a percentage of your future Safeway purchases will be donated to us — a simple and great way to support our school. Click here,  then click on Group ID and enter 149191023. Click search and select Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

In-Kind

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. Click here for the In-kind Donation Form.

Sponsorships

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 through our Performance Legends Series.

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.