Supporting the Harper School

There are several ways to support the Harper School:

 • Cash Gifts
 • Matching Gifts
 • Gifts of Stock
 • Planned Giving

Cash Gifts:
Debit / Credit Card Donation by Phone: Call 1-828-754-2297.

Cash gifts can be made online by Debit / Credit Card or PayPal:


If you would like to mail your contribution, please send to:
James C. Harper School of Performing Arts
1113 College Ave., Suite B
PO Box 390
Lenoir, NC 28645


Matching Gifts:
Many employers have a matching-gift program and will match your donation dollar for dollar or even two or three for one.  Often spouses and retirees qualify for these programs as well.  Acquire the appropriate forms from your employer and mail them to The Harper School.


Gifts of Stock:
To electronically transfer securities from your account to a charitable organization’s account, you must provide your brokerage firm with a signed letter of authorization including the following information:

 • The name of the organization to whom you wish to make the donation (The Harper School)
 •  Where the stock is being transferred to
 • DTC #
 • The brokerage account number for the organization
 • The name of the stock and number of shares you wish to donate
 • Name of Donor

If you are interested in making a stock donation to the Harper School, please contact Karen S. Burton at 754-2297 for transfer instructions and details.  In order to properly credit you for your stock gift, please be sure to let us know the date of your gift as well as the type and amount of the stocks given.  Donated stocks are sold at the time they are received, but values may fluctuate in that small period of time.  Your gift will be acknowledged based on the average between the high and low value of the stock on the date given.


Planned Giving:
Planned giving will allow you to achieve your philanthropic goals while realizing financial, tax and estate planning goals.  If you are interested in deferred gifts such as bequests or planned giving, please contact the school.


Unrestricted funds are the most prized and are used to support total school operations, new classes and emergency needs.



So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.

John Williams