Transforming Lives

Violin lessons at Settlement
Transforming Lives Campaign 

Doubling our Impact on Children 

At Settlement, we are investing in creative arts education for the future. Our Transforming Lives Campaign is a five-year $16 million major gift campaign centered on three pillars:

  • To design the future of music education through innovations in technology and instruction
  • To create music in unexpected places in partnership with a diverse group of cultural and community organizations, firm in our belief that partnerships make us all stronger
  • To lead nationwide change in music education, with a focus on equity and full inclusion for all

View Campaign Bulletin       Give to the Campaign       Learn about Planned Giving 

Thanks to the generosity of many, we have already exceeded our original goal, set back in 2017. Campaign gifts have enabled us to fund our award-winning Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program, create programs in public schools, endow chamber music ensembles, convert to distance learning, and more.

Will you help us transform more lives? Be part of the Transforming Lives Campaign and contribute by December 31, 2021. Your gift can be directed to help support or endow the following areas:

  • Financial aid
  • Faculty and curriculum support
  • Community partnerships
  • Building projects

To learn more, please contact Amelia Schmertz at or (215) 320-2682.