Carnegie Hall today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives has made a major gift totaling $951,000 in support of The Academy—two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that supports some of the country’s finest young professional musicians in developing careers as top-quality performers and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which they live and work.
As an integral part of the program, each Academy fellow partners with a New York City public school, providing support, inspiration, and artistry to students in all five boroughs. This donation from Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund, is the largest single-season corporate gift that Carnegie Hall has ever received.
“On behalf of The Academy, I would like to thank Goldman Sachs Gives for its generosity,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “We are especially grateful to Ed Forst, whose own generosity inspired this gift. With The Academy, we are redefining what it means to be a musician in the twenty-first century. We feel, more than ever, that this now requires leadership, a dedication to music education, and a commitment to giving back to the community in addition to being a performer of the highest quality. Service to community is a value that we deeply share with Goldman Sachs and we are thrilled to have the support of Goldman Sachs Gives.”