A Match for Music

February 12, 2018 – We have met our match. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

The Klarman Family Foundation Instrument Fund Campaign Supporters:

The Klarman Family Foundation
Diane M. Austin and Aaron J. Nurick
Ileana Barker
Goetz Eaton and Ted Davis
James W. Gorman Jr. and Terri Lorenz
Kate Kush
The Honorable Antoinette E. Leoney
Karen McInnis
Paul and Jodie McMenamin
William H. and Kathleen Rousseau
Thomas J. and Lois Schwab
Astrid C. Schween
Martha Batchelor Volpe and Mark Volpe
Still Waters Fund
The Willow Tree Fund


Project STEP has recently been awarded a matching grant by the Klarman Foundation in the amount of $18,000 for new instruments for our students.
We will receive this funding if we are able to match this support from current and new donors by the end of the fiscal year. This is where YOU can help! 

Project STEP requested funds from Klarman to purchase four pre-professional level string instruments. These instruments include one violin, two violas, one cello, and one cello case to be used by promising students in our program who are in need of higher quality instruments than Project STEP can currently provide. Each of these instruments will be used by students at the pre-college level who demonstrate exceptional talent and wish to pursue music as a career.

In addition, you should be aware that your gift of music is in good hands. When students enter STEP, they attend a required instrument care workshop with their parents. Students and parents must sign an Instrument Agreement Form before taking instruments home. This form lists each item taken by a student (instrument, bow, accessories), and acknowledges the parents’ understanding of STEP’s regulations regarding those items. The student’s family is responsible for protecting the instrument at all times, and STEP insures the most expensive of our collection. This important part of our program guarantees that your support will help generations of students benefit from the high quality instruments we hope to purchase.  

Help give the gift of Music today by donating online, by phone, or with a check. Be sure to make a note that your gift is for the Klarman Instrument Grant Match. You can do this by “adding a special note to the seller” when reviewing your FINAL payment submission. The option to add a note to the seller appears on the left side of the computer screen after you log in to Paypal and enter the donation amount.