Special Campaigns and Scholarships
Make an investment in our future.
PMP’s financial aid awards make dreams a reality for several students each year, providing the necessary funds for them to attend The Perlman Music Program.
The Perlman Music Program supports exceptional young students who earn their place at PMP independently of their financial means. This standard, paired with a philanthropic network of supporters, ensures that PMP students represent the very best talent the world has to offer.
To learn more about endowing a scholarship at PMP, contact Katie Nojima via email or 212.877.3230.
The Clark Arts Center is the heart of PMP’s Shelter Island campus, and the home of year-round concerts for the East End community.
In 2000, a visionary group of individuals – David Geffen, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, and Alberto Vilar – purchased the 28-acre campus on Shelter Island for The Perlman Music Program (PMP). Over the ensuing decade, the Program took on incremental capital projects, culminating in the Kristy and James H. Clark Arts Center, which opened in June 2012.
The Clark Arts Center provides modern living quarters, practice spaces, teaching studios, and an intimate recital hall ideal for solo performances and chamber music concerts. The new space enables PMP to provide year-round programming for students, alumni – and the surrounding East End community.
Our most ambitious fundraising effort yet, the campaign is 94% complete with $210,000 remaining to raise to fully fund the project.
His passion and generosity to The Perlman Music Program had no limits.
He gave us his best, he inspired us all.
– Toby Perlman, Director & Founder
In 2004, Sidney and Morgan Stark were introduced to The Perlman Music Program (PMP) and immediately connected with the students, mission, and leadership of the organization. Showing a sincere interest in the future of PMP, Morgan was invited the following year to join the Board of Directors and was elected Board President before the close of 2009. Together, Morgan and Sidney shared their enthusiasm for PMP – inviting their friends to PMP events, spearheading numerous capital improvements and construction projects, establishing the Stowe Residency, and forging long-lasting relationships with students and alumni.
Morgan’s vision and leadership of PMP was transformative, as was his dedication to the future of classical music. He had a profound effect on the direction, well-being, and accomplishments of the Program, but it was his heart that made him so incredibly special to us. Morgan wasn’t just a Board President; he was our friend, mentor, and champion.
In 2011, Morgan told the Wall Street Journal about his passion for PMP’s capital improvements, including the campaign for The Kristy and James H. Clark Arts Center, saying "Structures and building and duration matter to me, just like planning where…The Perlman Music Program [should] be 20 years from now.” Completed in 2012, the state-of-the-art building became a tremendous resource for PMP with the addition of modern living quarters, practice spaces, teaching studios, a music library, and – at the center of our year-round programming – a much needed 120-seat recital hall. To the students, the staff, and the public, the recital hall has become the quintessential PMP space housing everything from social gatherings, to Works in Progress Concerts, Alumni Recitals, and events and performances of the Chamber Music Workshop.
We find it incredibly fitting and are profoundly honored to announce that our performance space will be formally named the Stark Recital Hall.
Gifts to PMP’s endowment fund leave a lasting legacy of support.
Gifts made to the endowment fund leave a lasting legacy of support by providing a source of income in perpetuity for PMP. A robust endowment enables the Board of Directors to continue to expand the reach of the Program, launch new programmatic initiatives, and provide an institutional safety net.
PMP’s Legacy Society honors forward-thinking leaders who invest in our future by contributing to the endowment fund.
To learn more about making an endowment gift, contact Katie Nojima via email or 212.877.3230.
A planned gift to PMP will enhance the lives of students and audiences for generations to come.
The Perlman Music Program has come a long way since we began in 1994. What began as a modest summer camp now encompasses year-round programs, enriching residencies and lifelong mentorship. With a global network of over 400 alumni, audiences around the world are experiencing the impact of PMP.
The Perlman Music Program’s Planned Giving Society is named after Dorothy DeLay – legendary educator and performer. As a friend, teacher and mentor to Toby Perlman, Miss DeLay was a driving force behind PMP from the very beginning. As Toby says, “Miss DeLay’s nurturing and supportive approach is emulated in everything we do at PMP.”
By joining the Dorothy DeLay Planned Giving Society, you will enrich the lives of students and audiences for generations to come.
Please contact Paul Wolfram at 212.877.3230 or via email for more information.