More Ways to Give

Endowment Fund
With generous funding from Austin Gleeson, Jeff and Gail Kodosky, and Laura Walterman, the Margaret Perry Endowment Fund exists for the purpose of honoring Margaret's legacy and to ensure a stable and bright future for ACMS and the musical enrichment we provide throughout the Austin community. To give to this fund, please follow this link.


Naming Opportunities
Many of the rooms in our beloved school are available for naming opportunities. If you are interested in naming a room in the school, please contact our Executive Director, Liz Cass ( to learn more.


Special Dedications
One-time gifts for any purpose are welcome. You can dedicate your gift in honor or in memorial of a loved one, or you can give to a specific program at Armstrong. To give a special one-time gift, visit our Make a Donation page. You'll be able to specify the individual or program for which your donation is intended.


Employee Matching
Employee matching is an easy way to increase your donation and make a positive impact. Check with your company to see if they have a program. A sample of large and local companies that have matching programs are listed below. Many people are not aware of incentives such as these, and the money is just waiting to be donated! Companies have a lot to give – GE has donated over $1 billion in matching gifts since the initiation of their program. You can make a big difference today by asking your employer to match your gift.


Spotlight Campaigns
Throughout the year, ACMS runs campaigns to spotlight one of our individual Community Partnership Programs. You may have seen these campaigns running if you’ve visited the school: Shining Stars benefit programming at the Child Development Centers at Travis and Lanier High School, Snowflakes benefit We Are the Chorus and We Are the Chorus, Too!, Hearts benefit music classes with SAFE Alliance, and our beautiful cranes benefit Early Childhood music classes at Todos Juntos Learning Center. To learn more about the currently running campaign, talk to a registrar!


Stocks & IRA
If you desire to give a gift of stock to Armstrong Community Music School, please contact Courtney Tellman at


In-Kind Donations
If you would like to donate physical items to ACMS, we will gladly walk you through the process. While we are not accepting donations of sheet music at this time, other gifts are welcome as needed. Please contact Dr. Rachel McInturff, Director of Finance and Administration (, for more information about donating musical instruments or equipment  and contact Courtney Tellman, Director of Development (, for other in-kind donations.


Armstrong Community Music School’s Gift Acceptance Policy

  1. Armstrong Community Music School solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission.
  2. Donations will generally be accepted from individuals, partnerships, corporations, foundations, government agencies, or other entities, without limitations.
  3. In the course of its regular fundraising activities, Armstrong Community Music School will accept donations of money, real property, personal property, stock, and in-kind services.
  4. Certain types of gifts must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special liabilities they may pose for Armstrong Community Music School. Examples of gifts which will be subject to review include gifts of real property, gifts of personal property, and gifts of securities.


Volunteer Opportunities
If you are looking to volunteer with ACMS, we will gladly speak with you to see if our needs align. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Director of Finance and Administration, Rachel McInturff (