We are in continuous need of fine instruments. Outright donations of instruments or of funds to secure high-quality instruments are always welcome. Donating an instrument to the Rachel Barton Pine (RBP) Foundation ensures that this special stringed instrument or bow will be cared for, played by deserving young artists, and shared with appreciative audiences into perpetuity.
In appreciation, we would be pleased to recognize your gift here on the RBP Foundation web site and in our other publications. We would also be pleased to acknowledge you whenever your instrument is used in performance or recording or is featured in the media. If you wish, we will tell you which student or young professional is benefiting from the use of this instrument, and you will receive regular updates on the progress of this young artist’s career.
Donating the instrument of a loved one who has passed away is a unique and special way to honor their memory. We would be pleased to attach his or her name to the name of the instrument so that they can be remembered each time the instrument is heard publicly.
The instrument will be monitored and cared for according to the highest professional standards (please see our Instrument Care Guidelines and Expectations of Recipients).
Many of our recipients keep their instrument for years, or progress from a small sized to a full sized instrument while staying in our program. The RBP Foundation loans instruments on a long term basis, with the expectation that our recipients will progress in their careers to the point of being able to purchase their own good instrument.
How to Donate an Instrument or Bow
To discuss the donation of an instrument or bow, please contact Nic Orbovich, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 330-1487. Thank you!