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Jody Gatwood Education Fund

For 25 years, Jody Gatwood served as concertmaster of the National Philharmonic. At the end of our 2009-2010 season when Jody retired, Maestro Piotr Gajewski and the Board of Directors appointed him Concert Leader Emeritus. As an additional honor for this committed leader, teacher, and friend, the National Philharmonic created the Jody Gatwood Education Fund to support our learning and engagement initiatives including: “All Kids, All Free, All the Time” for youth ages 7-17; student concerts for all 2nd graders in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the Music Center at Strathmore; Summer String Institutes; Youth Mentorship Program; and Masterclasses.  

National Philharmonic gratefully accepts ongoing contributions to the Jody Gatwood Learning and Engagement Fund. To contribute to the fund, please select “Jody Gatwood Learning and Engagement Fund” from the dropdown. 

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Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your gift to National Philharmonic. 

Increase the impact of your generosity by having your employer match your gift. Simply contact your human resources department to complete a form, and your employer will match your charitable contribution with their own donation to the National Philharmonic. For more information, please contact Laurie Lane. 

Donor Advised Funds

The National Philharmonic is a 501(c)(3) organization and is eligible to receive gifts from Donor Advised Funds. Below is some of the information your Fund Administrator may need to issue a gift to our organization. For more information, please contact  Ann Morrison. 

EIN: 52-1361650 
Name: National Philharmonic 

Gifts of Stock

National Philharmonic welcomes gifts of stock and recommends you consult with your financial planner as you make your decisions. To transfer stocks, bonds, or annuities, please download the Stock Transfer Procedure and give it to your broker. For more information, contact Ann Morrison. 

Vehicle Donation Program

Turn your car into cash to support the National Philharmonic’s music, arts, and education programs. It’s as easy as filling out the online vehicle donation form or picking up a phone and speaking to a live Donor Support Representative. For more information, call 866-62-MUSIC (866-626-8742) seven days a week or visit our CARS donation page. 


Volunteers are an essential part of the National Philharmonic. There are several ways in which you can be involved with the organization. Opportunities include, but are not limited to general administrative help, front of house activities on concert nights, education program support, special event assistance, and much more. To find out more about volunteering with NatPhil, send an email to with VOLUNTEER in the subject line.  


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