Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill
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Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill

Today, from midnight to midnight, Round Top Festival Institute has launched its annual spring 24-hour online fundraising challenge. The goal of the Spring Giving Day Campaign is to raise $18,000 to help fund the 2021 Scholarship Program. With 37 students coming this summer, we have many scholarships to provide. With the help of our friends, we can do this.

Why is the Spring Giving Day Campaign important?

On June 6, 2021, 37 of the most advanced music students from around the country and the world will arrive at Round Top Festival Institute for six weeks of study during the 2021 Round Top Music Festival. They will be mentored by 30 outstanding faculty and work with six renowned conductors on an alternating schedule during the six weeks. Students come from conservatories and music schools all over the country 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. See the students who will comprise the Texas Festival Orchestra here.

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

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:

      On Spring Giving Day, every donor will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three great prizes! Winners will be announced next week.
  • Two tickets to the Opening Orchestral Concert of the 2021 Round Top Music Festival on June 12.
  • Two tickets to the Closing Orchestral Concert of the 2021 Round Top Music Festival on July 17.
  • Two tickets to a summer concert of your choice!
  • All donors of $6,000 or more automatically receive a bonus pack of all 3 prizes!!!!
How can you make Spring Giving Day at Festival Hill successful?

  • Donations can be made with a major credit card online (Donate). Indicate "for scholarships." Gifts of all sizes are welcome.
  • If you wish to donate by check, please make your check payable to the James Dick Foundation and mail to PO Box 89, Round Top, TX 78954. Indicate "for Spring Giving Day" in the memo field. To be included in the drawing, donation should be postmarked by April 27, 2021. Please send an email to giving@festivalhill.org and let us know your check is on the way.
  • Spread the word.
  • Forward the announcement emails to your family and friends. If you do not already receive our emails, Subscribe now.
  • Share posts from RTFInstitute's Facebook about the campaign.
  • When you give, post it on Facebook.

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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


$18,000 Goal

We Have Raised
$13,550

Thanks to Our Donors!!
Thank you for your generosity!

Some of our recent donors include:

Fred M.
Ken R.
Linda F.
Jane D.
Carlota D.
James A.
Marie & Jim M.
Larry & Debbie B.
Richard G.
Marie S.
Marvin M.
Deborah C.
Ivy G.
Marc & Carole W.
Alice L.
Michelle H.
Frank H.
Chuck & Carol D.
James & Sharon R.
Harold & Beverly G.
James E.


Message from Founder James Dick Summer 2019) (1:25)