Ways to Give

If you believe in the joy and inspiration our talented young musicians provide, we need your help to secure our future. You can make a valuable impact today through these easy and tax-efficient giving options.

Extended in 2021: CARES ACT Benefit

The CARES Act allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to write off up to $300 in cash donations on their 2021 income tax return. Married couples who file jointly may be eligible to write off up to $600 in cash donations. Ask your accountant for more details.


To make a secure one-time or recurring credit card gift online, visit our online donation portal.

Gifts by Check

Please mail all checks payable to From the Top to:
From the Top
PO Box 845429
Boston, MA 02284-5429

Cash gifts by Electronic Transfer

Please contact Cullen Bouvier at CBouvier@fromthetop.org or 617.437.0707.

Donor-Advised Funds

Give through your donor-advised fund to maximize your impact. Your fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.

Please update your advisors with our new mailing address:
From the Top
PO Box 845429
Boston, MA 02284-5429

Stock or Securities

Make a gift of stock or securities to support our programs and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of your stock. Please download directions here.

Individual Retirement Account

If you or a family member are 70½ or older with an individual retirement account (IRA), you can make a tax-free gift to From the Top directly from your IRA. This is called a qualified charitable distribution.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. For more information, ask your Human Resources department.

Legacy Giving

From the Top is pleased to recognize donors who play a lasting role in securing From the Top’s strong and successful future beyond their lifetime by making a bequest or other planned gift. Learn more about the Francis O. Hunnewell Society here.

Amazon Smile

Support From the Top while you shop on Amazon! Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, designate From the Top as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to From the Top. Learn more and sign up here!