to the Department
of Ethnomusicology

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology appreciates your support. There are a number of ways you can contribute.

Cash, Check, or Credit Card

To make a gift online using your credit card, please select one or more of the following funds: 
Department of Ethnomusicology
Friends of Jazz
Indian Music Fund
Korean Music Fund

Click here for more information about how to support the Ethnomusicology Archive.

To make a gift by check, please fill out and enclose the Donor Information Form (pdf) with a check made out to the UCLA Foundation. If you want your donation to go to one of the funds listed above, please write the name of the fund on the line marked "Other."
Mail the check and form to:

Office of Development
Broad Art Center
Box 951427, Room 8260
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1427

Gifts of cash or checks allow you to claim an income tax charitable deduction for the full value of your gift. 
Please do not send cash in the mail.

Planning a Gift for the Future

Sometimes our donors prefer other, more advanced forms of gift giving, known as gift planning. To cater to these preferences, UCLA Arts provides a wide variety of gift forms. For more information please contact Vincent Cummings at  or 310.825.2512, or visit the UCLA Foundation.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that your employer may sponsor a matching gift programs for charitable gifts that you make to UCLA? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. You can find out if your organization will match your gift by checking our database of matching gift companies. If they are not on the list, ask us how to invite their participation. You receive full credit for your matching gifts for the purposes of recognition and benefits. Please contact us at for more information.


An endowment is an investment in the future of UCLA Arts and provides a permanent legacy that grows over time and honors the donor, a favorite professor or other loved ones. When you use your charitable gift to establish an endowment, the gift is invested with two goals in mind: to provide spendable income for whatever specific purpose you have designated, and to make the principal grow faster than inflation. The original principal (or gift) is never spent, and any investment return over allowed spending and fees is channeled back into the fund to keep it healthy and growing.

Gift of Securities

Appreciated stocks and bonds are another popular asset that can be donated to UCLA Arts alumni and friends. Securities can be transferred directly from your brokerage account to the university's account. If you file an itemized return, you are entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction. Many state income tax laws also allow for a charitable deduction. If the donated items have been held long-term (12 months or longer) you may claim a deduction for their full fair-market value and when appreciated securities are donated, you avoid paying tax on the capital gain.


The UCLA and the UCLA Foundation’s Disclosure Statements for Prospective Donors is available for review at