Founders Society

Happy audience members at a Settlement performance
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Since its founding in 1908, Settlement has been guided by the extraordinary vision of its founders, Jeanette Selig Frank and Blanche Wolf Kohn, the dedicated and innovative work of its faculty, the commitment of its trustees and the generous, enthusiastic support of the community. It is this tradition of service, vision, dedication, commitment and generosity that we honor through the Founders Society.

Settlement Music School’s Founders Society recognizes and celebrates those individuals who provide significant support through the Annual Fund each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and offers benefits corresponding with a donor’s level of giving that year.


Benefactors’ Circle ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Inclusion on Settlement’s Donor Wall at each of Settlement’s branches
  • Invitations to special concerts & receptions (Annual Concert, Advanced Study, Distinguished Faculty, & Orchestra Concerts)
  • Recognition at the Annual Founders Society Reception


Trustees’ Circle ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • All of the benefits listed above plus:
  • Insider News Updates 
  • Personal guided tour of Settlement programs 


President’s Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • All of the benefits listed above plus:
  • Use of one of Settlement’s six performance spaces for your special event 
  • Invitation to exclusive events 


Chair’s Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • All of the benefits listed above plus: 
  • A Settlement ensemble in your home or workplace
  • Opportunity to sponsor one of the School’s public concerts


New Century Circle ($25,000 and above)

  • All of the benefits listed above plus: 
  • Naming rights to one of our orchestras, chamber ensembles, or jazz bands for two years