FRIENDS OF MUSIC is an advisory group dedicated to the continued development of the C-N music department. Membership with Friends of Music is easy. With any financial gift to the organization, you become a member for one year.
In the first 4 years of its existence, FoM has made considerable contributions to meet student and department needs. The biggest improvements have focused on providing new and updated classroom and program equipment.
Through FoM, your donations have helped to purchase new piano artist benches, new choral risers, music stands, mirrors for the practice rooms, and two new SmartboardsTM! The FoM board is active and eagerly planning new initiatives that will continue to add to the quality and distinctiveness of our C-N music department. Join us today and share in the good work we are doing!
Building on the previous years of generous giving from our supporters like you, we hope, within the next year to raise funds to create a Friends of Music Endowment. An endowment is money held in trust by the University and produces a return on investment. The income from these investments will provide money for 1) new music scholarships and 2) repairing and replacing expensive equipment and technology. Also, your giving through this endeavor will increase our alumni giving percentage which helps secure Carson-Newman’s bright future. Through collective fundraising, each of us giving a little and giving regularly over time will accomplish great things!
Please consider giving regularly over the next 12 months at any of the three giving levels.
- Chairman’s Challenge – 20 alumni with the Chair of the Music Department - $100/month for 12 months.
- Alumni Challenge – 50 alumni with members of the FoM Steering committee - $50/month for the next 12 months.
- Friends of Music Challenge – 200+ alumni - $20/month for the next 12 months.
To join FoM and to participate in this fundraising goal, you may make a gift online following this link: Make a Gift Online. Or, if you prefer, we have options that allow you to mail in your gift or make use of automatic bank draft. (Monthly Giving) You may mail your gift in to the address listed below. Please include the printable membership form with your gift.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call. Contact either Annie Cavin at 865-471-3404 or Karina Fox at 865-471-3458 for more information.
To see our current, click Needs List.
Thank you for partnering with us to build a better music program.
Jeremy J. Buckner, Chair
For more information about Friends of Music, please contact:
Dr. Jeremy J. Buckner
Chair, Department of Music
To mail your monthly gift:
Friends of Music c/o Carson-Newman Advancement
PO Box 529
Jefferson City, TN 37760