Advance the Education

of a New Generation

Every year, individuals, corporations and foundations contribute generously to the Cleveland Institute of Music and directly support the transformative music education and resources offered to its students. Through this incredible commitment and community of donors, CIM empowers the most talented classical music students from around the world to achieve their dreams and potential. CIM is deeply grateful for your consideration of a first-time gift or your renewed interest in supporting the Institute. Every gift, no matter the size, makes CIM’s mission and vision possible.


Give to the Annual Fund

Membership (Gifts of $1 to $2,499)

Your contribution to CIM’s Annual Fund makes a CIM education possible—and includes benefits. Every year, individual donors make generous gifts to support the transformative music education of CIM students. Discover the benefits of becoming a member and join this vibrant community of donors.

Governing Members (Gifts of $2,500+)

Governing Members are CIM’s leading philanthropic annual fund supporters who contribute at least $2,500 each year. Governing Members enjoy unparalleled access to students, faculty, guest artists and senior leadership, playing a key role in the future of CIM and the future of classical music.


Planned Giving

In addition to financial benefits, a planned gift is a wonderful way for you to leave a legacy, support the organization’s growth initiatives and embrace its vision and mission.

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Corporate Giving

With support from foundations and corporations, CIM offers nearly 350 performances each year, hundreds of thoughtful community programs and more.

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Scholarships support the education of degree-seeking students in our conservatory program or students in our Preparatory and Continuing Education programs.

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Partners for CIM

Partners for CIM is one of the Institute's greatest sources of support, providing time, talent and treasure. Its 150+ members are an important resource for students and help ensure the student body feels welcome and supported during the very first audition until they walk across the stage at commencement.