The International Music Camp has several different ways you can donate. Please check out the six options below or call our office for more details. Your contribution makes you part of a special group: The IMC Donor Club. Club members will be acknowledged and their names published in summer concert programs and the IMC Fall Newsletter.
IMC Donor Club Levels
- Premier Member – $1000+
- Building Member – $500-$999
- Sustaining Member – $250-$499
- Supporting Member – $101-$249
- Contributing Member – up to $100
The International Music Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States and a registered Charitable Organization in Canada (Registration No. 118970862RR0001).
All donations are tax-deductible in their respective country.
1. Development Fund
The INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP Development Fund was established to provide items and services for the camp operation that are normally not in our budget and are not purchased with fees collected from students for arts instruction.
2. Scholarship Endowment Fund
The International Music Camp Scholarship Endowment provides a central source for those who would like a way to assist students to experience the programs at IMC. This fund is permanent and perpetual. The principal amount remains untouched and the interest is used to provide scholarship awards to students.
Your contribution will benefit students who have yet to experience the International Music Camp and will directly support those families who may have difficulty affording a week at IMC. If you wish to establish a named scholarship, contact the IMC Office for more information.
3. Pave the Future Endowment Fund
Supporters of the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP have an exciting opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the grounds of the camp. Contributors to this project will be invited to purchase one of two sizes of granite pavers, which will be engraved and installed in the ground near the new Alme International Arts Centre. Pave the Future proceeds will help establish a long-term account designed to help pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the Alme Center building, as well as the other buildings on camp.
This is a great opportunity to honor a child, parent, teacher or friend, or to remember a loved one with a permanent gift. Pave the Future pavers will be available in two sizes, at $250.00 and $500.00, which includes engraving.
Contact the IMC office if you have any questions! The order form is below.
Please complete the Pave the Future order form below if you are donating to this Fund.
Pave the Future Order Form
4. Planned Giving
Planned Giving touches those in need today and well into the future. Your legacy gift to IMC will continue to help make a difference for generations to come. Charitable gift planning uses a variety of financial tools and techniques for giving. Planned gifts provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or loved one. The most popular gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, life insurance and retirement plans or property transfers.
If you are interested in this type of giving, consult your financial planner to help structure the gift and phone our office at 701-838-8472.
5. The Matthew Miller Memorial World Percussion Collection
Matthew Miller tragically lost his life in an automobile accident September 23rd, 2007. He was a student of Vicki Jenks (WI), and a beloved son of Katharine and Wolfgang Hoffmann (WI) and Donald and Deborah Miller (NC). Vicki and Katharine invite you to partner with them in supporting the “Matthew Miller Memorial World Percussion Collection”.
It is our vision, along with Vicki and Katharine, that we continue to grow the “ABC’s” (African, Brazilian & Cuban collections) and expand the Middle Eastern and Asian collections. We would also like to move towards realizing our dream of a complete Caribbean Steel Band in the coming years. Please make your tax deductible contributions to the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP, c/o “Matt’s Drums”, 111-11th Ave SW, Minot, ND 58701 or you may donate online at the link below.
6. The Dorothy Monagin Music Endowment
The Dorothy Monagin Music Endowment has been established to provide a scholarship each year for a student from Montana which covers tuition and offers a travel stipend to assist with expenses. You may click the link below to donate to the Dorothy Monagin Music Endowment Fund.
Dorothy Monagin was a lover of music, especially the piano and she gave her time, energy and talent to the performing arts all her life. Born Dorothy Barrett in 1917, she grew up in Hobson, MT, the daughter of pioneers. Living on the prairie with the mountains in the distance was harsh, but her mother made sure the family piano was brought from Illinois. Dorothy began lessons at a young age, cleaning the teacher’s house to pay for them. She quickly became a prodigy in piano and voice winning top honors for her classical work at the State Music Festival at age 15. She then added playing the organ and accompanied church services and events at the local Methodist Church.
After graduating high school she attended college in Helena. Then while working in Stanford Dorothy found an opportunity to earn a living as a musician. She began touring as an actress and pianist first with the Rainbow Players and then in Happy Bill’s Band and others including a sit in with the famed Woody Herman Orchestra. She played the circuit from Washington to Wisconsin, from major cities like Tacoma to the small farming towns of the plains.
In 1943 Dorothy married Everett Monagin and settled in Minot, ND, where they raised two daughters and a son. While living in Minot Dorothy was an active participant in the music community for productions throughout town from the university to community shows, the Junior Miss Pageants, local dance lessons and recitals and memorably as part of the quartet the Four Kernals. She taught piano and also worked at Northwest Piano Company which later became Northwest Music Company. As an avid volunteer Dorothy was involved with USO shows and played piano at the Veterans Hospital for services and the holiday seasons. She was president of the Schumann Music Club which provided instrumental music opportunities for kids. Dorothy especially enjoyed working with young people and making sure children of all socio-economic backgrounds got exposure to the arts. Often when community projects couldn’t or didn’t reach everyone Dorothy could be seen packing up crayons, papers and crafts from home and heading to the “other side of the tracks” to lead group activities and sing-alongs.
The 1970’s saw Dorothy moving back to Montana, and again the community benefitted from her skill as a musician, teacher and leader through her work in Center Stage Inc, Miss Linda’s School of Dance, Sunrise Presbyterian Church and PEO. In the spring of 2001 Dorothy suffered a severe stroke and could no longer play the piano. However, she never lost her love of music and could be seen at Miss Linda’s productions, Community and Municipal Band concerts and also at baseball games. She loved the 7th Inning Stretch and singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
Dorothy was generous with her time and talents and in her lifetime played for hundreds of weddings, church services, funerals, receptions, productions and programs. She was a firm believer that the arts is a wonderful way to learn career skills and self-expression by developing imagination and creativity, discipline and commitment. But she mostly believed the arts were the best way to laugh and find real joy and appreciation for life. It is in this light and with the desire for everyone to experience all the performing arts have to offer that the Dorothy Monagin Music Endowment has been established. This endowment provides a scholarship each year for a student from Montana which covers tuition and offers a travel stipend to assist with expenses.