Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday at Festival Hill

   Giving Tuesday is here. Round Top Festival Institute has launched its annual 24-hour spring fundraising challenge. The goal of the Spring Giving Day Campaign is to raise $30,000 to help fund the 2019 Scholarship Fund.

   Spring Giving Day was a huge success, thanks to our donors! During the 24-hour fundraising challenge on April 17, 2018 we raised $33,550--more than enough to cover tuition scholarships for 5 of our young artists arriving in June.
Why is the Spring Day Giving "Give2RTFInstitute" Campaign important?

     Each summer, 90 advanced classical music students come to Round Top Festival Institute to work with faculty and conductors in a six-week program to study and improve their performance skills. Students come from conservatories and music schools all over the world and are selected through a rigorous audition process. To allow student participation based on talent and merit alone, each student is awarded a tuition scholarship of $6,000 to help alleviate financial burden.

Here's what your donation to Round Top Festival Institute helps accomplish:

    What do the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony in D.C., and the Chicago Symphony all have in common? Aside from being three of the top orchestras in the country, they are all employers of Round Top Festival Institute alumni! Many of our students go on to hold significant positions in orchestras and at conservatories and universities on six continents. We are proud of the remarkable professional success our students achieve! Help us prepare more musicians for professional careers by supporting our scholarship program.

    Student scholarships are at the core of our educational mission and support the Institute through the six weeks of private lessons, chamber music, orchestral studies and performance opportunities, resulting in the public concerts that many of you experience and enjoy throughout the summer season.

Here's what your donation can do for you:

Today, every donor will be entered into a drawing to receive one of four fun prizes!
  • Two tickets to the Opening Orchestral Concert of the 2018 Round Top Music Festival on June 9, and passes to the Reception on the Herzstein Plaza that follows.
  • A four pack of tickets to the Institute's 2018 Patriotic Concert on July 1.
  • Two tickets to the Closing Orchestral Concert of the 2018 Round Top Music Festival on July 14, and passes to the Reception on the Herzstein Plaza that follows.
  • A four pack of tickets to the Institute's performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, on December 8.
  • All donors of $6,000 or more automatically receive a bonus pack of all 4 prizes!!!!

How can you make Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill successful?

  • Donations can be made online (Donate), by phone (979-249-3129), or by mail. We are accepting pledges by phone or email today ( Checks may be made payable to The James Dick Foundation and mailed to Round Top Festival Institute, PO Box 89, Round Top, TX 78954. Indicate "for Spring Giving Day." Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
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Thank you for your generous support!

Round Top Festival Institute is the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit public educational foundation since 1972.


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Fundraising Progress

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$30,000 Goal

We raised

Thanks to Our Donors!!
Support our 2019 Students
5 Scholarships
$6,000 each


We Can Do This!
We have received gifts at all
levels of giving.
Thank you for your generosity!

Some of our recent donors include:

Beverly S.
Troy H.
Julie E. H.
Ivy G.
Michael L.
Marie S.
Joseph L.
Mike & Pat C.
Bruce D.
Robert L. L.
Eve M.
Judith H.
Carl K.
Anna & Gene O.
Becky R.
Linda & William G.

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