There is no MUSIC without YOU!!

Did you know that income from tickets and events covers less than 40% of the cost of presenting exciting and inspiring experiences at the Garth Newel Music Center? The stewardship of our historic grounds and buildings was given in the trust that others would joyfully contribute to the preservation and sustainability of the Music Center. You, our patrons and visitors, are our single most important financial resource. Garth Newel continues to thrive through the support of the concert-going public and individuals who care. Each year we request contributions for our current operating expenses, guest artists, education programs and the growth of our Endowment Fund.

Your generous contribution to the Music Center truly makes a difference!

To learn more about how you can support the Garth Newel Music Center, please  contact us:  540-839-5018 or


From concerts given by our amazing resident musicians and well-known guest artists, to food prepared by our talented chef and kitchen staff, to the students who come to Garth Newel and those who we travel to teach, to our treasured property on Warm Springs Mountain and those who keep it looking beautiful, Garth Newel boasts many assets and many responsibilities. We invite your support of this extraordinary enterprise.

The Garth Newel Music Center is a non-profit organization that depends on donations to further its mission. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate now with credit card through PayPal:

or you can mail a check directly to:

Garth Newel Music Center

PO Box 240

Warm Springs, VA 24484

Considering a gift of stock?

When people think about making an Annual Fund gift they usually get out their check books. As you assess your tax-deductible donations, consider the wisdom of making this year’s Annual Fund gift to Garth Newel from a different asset. Do you know that you can avoid the dreaded capital gains tax by transferring appreciated stock? In addition to being a smart tax move, a stock transfer minimizes market fluctuations, allowing you to maximize your gift to the Music Center. Here is the form to use to instruct your investment advisor to deliver your shares to us:

Stock Gift Processing Form

The Herter Society Legacy Program

The Herter Society Legacy Program was established in 1981 to recognize those who have made future provisions for the Garth Newel Music Center in their estate plans, in any form or amount.   Christine Herter Kendall, ever conscious of a long-standing family tradition of support to the arts, dreamed  to one day establish a center for the study and performance of chamber music. In 1973 she along with musicians Arlene and Luca DiCecco made that dream a reality.

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Garth Newel Giving Levels (as received through each fiscal year)
Friendsup to $100
Ensemble$100 – $249
Dolce$250 – $999
Presto$1,000 – $2,499
Forte$2,500 – $4,999
Allegretto$5,000 – $9,999
Allegro$10,000 – $24,999
Vivace$25,000 – $49,000
Appassionato$50,000 or more

In-Kind Donations

Garth Newel is also often in need of in-kind donations of items for the Manor House, Kendall House, Giles Cottage and Green Room Apartment. If you have furniture, appliances or any other household item that you would like to donate, please let us know!

Contact Jeanette at: 540-839-5018 or email at

Or if you have specific skills or services you would be willing to donate, your expertise is welcome!  Please fill out the volunteer form below!



Would you like to volunteer to help Garth Newel Music Center?

Our volunteers are essential to our success. They can assist by greeting guests at concerts, selling concessions or tickets, participating in occasional clean-up days around the property, driving fellows or guest artists to and from the airport and in many other ways as well.

If you’d like more information please contact Georgia Tennant at or 540-839-5018.