Ways to Give to Apple Hill

Click here to read our Spring Appeal letter from Javier Caballero, Executive Director!

Donations to Apple Hill support our ongoing programs. Your generosity in any amount makes it possible for Apple Hill to retain its excellent coaching faculty, provide tuition assistance for  domestic and international students, maintain the 41 buildings on our 100 beautiful acres, and present world-class concerts here and around the globe.

Thank you to our friends, supporters, partners, staff, artists, and board for showing your support!

Please note the donation forms will be unavailable this weekend due to website maintenance. Please check back Monday or call 603-847-3371 during business hours with any questions or concerns.


Apple Hill just celebrated its 50th anniversary and over the span of the last 50 years, change and growth has been a constant. As we momentarily pause to celebrate those past 50 years, Apple Hill has already started to push out its next phase—there are new buildings on campus, new tools and technology to reach a global audience, and a leadership transition to a new director and new opportunities, all rooted in a deep understanding of a living mission. The experience that Apple Hill creates for musicians of all backgrounds, ages and levels to come together is transformative to each participant. It was transformative for me, my students, and many of my friends since 2003 when I first attended Apple Hill. So even though new projects and initiatives are already underway, the urgency of a mission that is centered on inclusion, community connection, and acceptance is not one to ignore in our current times.

-Reem Abu Rahmeh, Board Member, alumna

For questions please contact Javier Caballero, Executive Director, at

Here are some of the ways we invite you to consider supporting Apple Hill:


Make check payable to Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and mail to:

Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
P.O. Box 217
Sullivan, NH 03445-0217

Credit Card Online

Make a credit card gift through Apple Hill’s secure link. Click here to make a donation. You may select a recurring donation to charge monthly automatic payments or a one-time donation. Credit card payments may be made via your PayPal account or a credit card of your choosing.

Designate Your Gift

Apple Hill will be pleased to acknowledge the generosity of appropriately sized gifts for underwriting the following:

Concert Sponsorship (single concert): $3,000
Playing for Peace Scholarship (one international student): $7,500
Playing for Peace Scholarship (one domestic student): $3,500
Basic Tuition Subsidy for one student: $2,200

Please contact Javier Caballero, Executive Director, at, to discuss these and other sponsorship opportunities.

Special Giving Circles

Join the Apple Hill Playing for Peace Society with a gift of $1,000 or more.
Join the Apple Hill Sostenuto Society by making monthly recurring payments online.
oin Apple Hill for the Ages by leaving Apple Hill a gift in your will.

Donor Advised Fund

The donor-advised fund (DAF) is an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift. A DAF allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then make grants from the fund over time to Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, an IRS-qualified public charity. If you have already established a DAF and would like to recommend a grant or distribution to Apple Hill, please direct your check to Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music  and mail to P.O. Box 217, Sullivan, NH 03445-0217.  We would appreciate if you would notify Apple Hill of your recommendation.  Please contact Javier Caballero, Executive Director, at or 603-847-3371 for more information.

Family Foundation

Apple Hill is a 501c3 organization and is eligible to receive gifts from family foundations.


The Charitable IRA Rollover may provide you with a mechanism for transferring your annual Required Minimum Distributions as a charitable contribution, excluding the distributions from your taxable income while simultaneously supporting Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. This rollover is an attractive option if you either don’t want or don’t need the extra taxable income from your IRA’s required minimum distribution.  You can also make a gift by a bequest of your IRA to Apple Hill in your will. You avoid the estate tax and your beneficiaries avoid paying income tax on the proceeds. If you are making a gift to Apple Hill from your IRA, please inform Javier Caballero, Director, at or 603-847-3371.

Leave a Legacy

A gift through a bequest in your will or naming Apple Hill as the beneficiary through another planned gift vehicle (such as a retirement account, living trust, or life insurance) can perpetuate your belief in the mission and goals of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Apple Hill may be included in a will by naming it to receive a specific dollar amount or a percentage of an entire estate. Such a provision may be added to an existing will by codicil. Bequests that allow the gift to be put toward a project of greatest need at the time it is received are particularly welcome. Once you complete your estate plans, please let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity by including you in Apple Hill for the Ages.

To leave a gift in your will, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner:

I bequeath $ _____ or % _____ of my estate to Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Nelson New Hampshire.

Here’s why one donor was inspired to leave a legacy to Apple Hill:

There are two reasons I support Apple Hill. The main reason is that my late husband, Steve Rosenthal, loved going to Apple Hill. Steve was on the Board of Trustees for many years and went to the Summer Chamber Music Workshop from 2003-2013. He just loved it. He introduced me to Apple Hill, and when he died unexpectedly and tragically in 2014, I reached out to Apple Hill Director Lenny Matczynski because I wanted to do something to honor Steve. The second reason is that I now have a new husband, who has spent every summer of life in Peterborough, NH. His family is from the area so I’m introducing them to Apple Hill.

-Victoria Gray

Matching Gift

Many companies offer employer-sponsored matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, contact the human resources department for your company’s policy. As a donor, you will be recognized for the total amount contributed to Apple Hill by you and your employer.

Stock Transfer

A direct gift of appreciated stock to Apple Hill is fully deductible and avoids capital gains tax. There is no minimum gift requirement to execute a stock transfer. For simple instructions on directing gifts of securities to Apple Hill, please contact Javier Caballero, Director, at or 603-847-3371.

Tribute Gift

Make a gift in memory or in honor of an important occasion or a significant person. Apple Hill will send notification to those you wish us to inform that a memorial/honorary gift has been made.

Apple Hill’s Fund for the Future (fff Fund)

Launched in 2021 marking the beginning of Apple Hill’s next 50 years, the Triple Forte Fund welcomes gifts of $15,000 or more pledged over multiple years to support the long-term sustainability of Apple Hill. The Fund enables Apple Hill to continue its mission for many years to come. This source of income further sustains and helps Apple Hill grow not only with a stronger presence in the region but also extends its national and international reach. For more information about making a multiple-year gift to Apple Hill, please contact Javier Caballero, Director, at or 603-847-3371.

Your investment in Apple Hill is a meaningful expression of your belief in our mission. All of us appreciate your gift immensely and thank you for your consideration.

Corporate and business sponsorship opportunities are also available. For questions or to learn more, contact Javier Caballero, Executive Director, at

Apple Hill is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Apple Hill’s Tax I.D. is: 23-7135782