Music Library Giving

Monetary Donations

Private donations from alumni, members of the Queens College community, and the wider community provide much-needed support for the Music Library. Donations of any amount are helpful and allow us to purchase more materials for the Music Library collections (such as scores, books on music, recordings (CDs and DVDs), reference materials, facsimiles, etc.) and to purchase preservation materials. For donations given in honor or memory of someone, the name(s) of the donor or the honoree will be included in the record in the CUNY Catalog and the donor will receive a letter acknowledging the donation.

Visit the Queens College Foundation, to make a donation online with a credit card or see additional giving options.


An endowment is a permanent gift that keeps on giving. The principal remains intact and only a percentage of the earned income is used annually by the Music Library. The Music Library has four existing Endowments to which one may contribute:

  • Raymond Erickson Endowment (for Reference materials)
  • Claude V. Palisca Endowment (supporting all music acquisitions)
  • The Ursula Springer Choral Music Endowment
  • David S. Walker Endowment for Music Education

Additional endowments can be established for as little as $10,000 and can be used to support a subject of interest to the donor. Depending on size, endowments are named after their donors or the ones they wish to honor.

Listed below are some of the subject areas for which the Music Library hopes to establish endowments:

  • Music theory
  • Musicology/music history
  • New music (to support the undergraduate and graduate composition programs)
  • Performance (further subdivided by division: winds, brass, strings, keyboard, percussion, voice)
  • Jazz

If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund or contributing to an existing fund, please contact the Queens College Office of Development (718-997-3790).


Individuals may wish to make a deferred gift to the Queens College Library, gift by will, trust, gift annuity, life insurance, real estate, or stocks. Assistance is available for legal and tax questions regarding bequests. Please contact the Queens College Office of Development (718-997-3790).

Donating Books, Scores, Recordings, or Music Collections 

The Music Library welcomes donations of books, scores, and audio recordings that we do not already have in our collection. Please contact the Music Library directly if you possess items that you believe may be of value to the community. 

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