Kaufman Music Center Kicks Off Campaign to Double Endowment

By David Salazar

The Kaufman Music Center has launched a campaign to double its endowment from $10 million to $20 million.

The organization announced that its campaign kicked off with a $5 million donation from the Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation and was followed by additional $2.5 million gifts from other donors as the campaign makes its way to $10 million.

“I can think of no greater gift to Kaufman Music Center than one that helps to secure our future. Elaine and Henry’s generosity has been a driving force in helping us to make arts education truly accessible,” said Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Kate Sheeran. “Each year, Lucy Moses School serves over 2,000 students, and Special Music School gives our 300 K-12 students an intensive education like no other, including music classes, lessons and ensembles, at no cost to families. This new gift and campaign will ensure that these opportunities will exist for generations to come.”

The Kaufman Music Center was founded in 1952  and has served over 50,000 New Yorkers of all ages and background through music presentation and education programs.