Named Gift Opportunities

Creating and naming gift funds provides a meaningful way for donors to pay tribute to loved ones, friends and mentors, and is a source of vital support for MacPhail. MacPhail is grateful to donors for enabling scholarships and programming now and in the years ahead, and is honored to steward the individual stories associated with each of these named funds: MacPhail Center for Music Scholarships and Named Funds


By remembering MacPhail Center for Music in your will or beneficiary arrangements, you create a legacy of transforming lives, expressing gratitude and making a difference in the world through music education.

Whether you wish to provide general operating income for MacPhail to use wherever it is most needed (which provides the most flexibility) or to support a specific department or program, your bequest expresses your lasting commitment to MacPhail. A bequest to MacPhail also may help you meet your financial and estate-planning goals, because an estate-tax charitable deduction for the entire amount of the gift is allowed.

Potential Benefits of Estate Giving


The William S. MacPhail Society celebrates donors who have included MacPhail Center for Music in their estate plans.  We are grateful for your vision and thoughtful generosity.

“A city, state or nation cannot live by industry alone.  There must be something for the heart and soul.” — William S. MacPhail (1881-1962)

In 1907, William Smith MacPhail, an original member of the Minneapolis Symphony (now the Minnesota Orchestra), established the MacPhail School of Violin in Minneapolis.  His legacy of excellence, leadership and musicianship continues more than 100 years later at MacPhail Center for Music.

Make MacPhail a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan or life insurance policy. MacPhail Center for Music is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our Federal Tax ID number is 41-1729340.

MacPhail Center for Music Statement of Intent

Sample Bequest Language

We are here to help with your giving questions.

Contact Lisa Salzl at 612-767-5327 or via Email