Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday at Festival Hill

Today, from midnight to midnight, Round Top Festival Institute has launched its annual fall fundraising challenge. The goal of the 24-hour online Giving Tuesday Campaign is to raise $24,000 to help fund the 2023 Scholarship Program. With 90 students coming this summer, we have many scholarships to provide. With the help of our friends, we can do this.

Why is The Giving Tuesday Campaign important?

On June 4, 2023, ninety of the most advanced music students will arrive at Round Top Festival Institute for six weeks of study during the Round Top Music Festival. They will form the Texas Festival Orchestra and perform world-class concerts at 7:30 pm each Saturday--the classical music concerts you have come to enjoy each summer.

      The young music artists come from conservatories and music schools all over the world and are selected through a rigorous audition process. The students will be mentored by 40 outstanding faculty and will work with seven renowned conductors on an alternating schedule during the six weeks. 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:

Student scholarships are at the core of our educational mission and support the Institute through the six weeks of private lessons, chamber music, orchestra 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 for a chance to win one of three great prizes!
  • Two tickets to the Opening Orchestra Concert of the 2023 Round Top Music Festival on June 11.
  • Two tickets to the Closing Orchestra Concert of the 2023 Round Top Music Festival on July 16.
  • Two tickets to a summer Saturday concert of your choice!
  • All donors of $6,000 or more automatically receive a bonus pack of all 3 prizes!!!!
How can you make Giving Tuesday 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 scholarships" in the memo field. To be included in the drawing, donation should be postmarked by April 26, 2023. Please send an email to and let us know your check is on the way.
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  • Share posts from RTFInstitute's Facebook about the campaign.
  • When you give, post it on Facebook.

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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