More Than a Job FAQ
The Berklee Fund is Berklee's annual fund. Gifts to the Berklee Fund are put to immediate use and support the greatest needs of our students and the college, including increasing access to scholarships.
“More Than a Job” is Berklee's faculty and staff annual giving initiative. It sums up how many faculty and staff who give to the Berklee Fund feel about Berklee. By sharing stories about what Berklee means to our community, we hope to encourage more faculty and staff to donate to the Berklee Fund, thereby providing more resources for our students.
Because the need of our students is great, every member of our community—parents, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff—is asked to make a financial gift at a level that is comfortable to them. Every member of this community has a stake in our students’ success.
It’s one more way we can help our students.
Our participation inspires others to give.
It’s a powerful statement about what we feel about Berklee.
Berklee is more than just our employer.
It shows the world that Berklee is worth supporting.
It feels good.
When those closest to the college give at any level, it sends a powerful message about the commitment and pride of our community. Philanthropists and grantmakers considering making a transformational gift look at the percentage of faculty, staff, alumni, and parents giving to Berklee to help make their decision.
When we each give a little, great things happen for our students and the Berklee community.
Your gift to the Berklee Fund supports students immediately. As an unrestricted gift, it is used to serve Berklee's most pressing needs, including increasing access to scholarships.
Each dollar you give is one a student need not pay in tuition. Your gift makes Berklee more affordable for students while supporting all that makes Berklee unique—including you.
You can give at any level that feels right for you—it's your participation that matters. Your fellow faculty and staff make payroll gifts ranging from $1 to more than $100 per pay period. Every gift makes our vibrant community even stronger.
A recurring gift through payroll deduction is the easiest way to give. Since payroll deduction spreads your gift over the entire year, many faculty and staff find it the most comfortable way to make a difference.
To give via payroll deduction, just indicate how much you'd like to give to the Berklee Fund each pay period. It's that easy.
Yes, your gift to the Berklee Fund is 100% tax-deductible.
Gifts made via payroll deduction are deducted from after-tax earnings. As a result, you can subsequently deduct the total amount of your contribution during the year.
First of all, thank you for already giving to Berklee!
Gifts to the Berklee Fund are unrestricted. These fund allow us to reduce tuition for and meet the needs of every student—not just those who fit the criteria of endowed scholarships.
In addition, many foundations look at the percentage of stakeholders giving to a college's annual fund to help make their funding decision.
Still have questions? Contact Marissa Finer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 747-2450.
Your participation means so much for our students and the entire Berklee community. Thank you!