The Cliburn

Donate to the Cliburn

Donations of all sizes keep classical music alive through our programming.

Ways to Donate

Annual Gifts
Your contribution supports areas of greatest need and promise. Become a member with a yearly donation. Click here for benefit levels.

Gift Memberships
Make your gifts go further—support the Cliburn and celebrate your friends and family members. Click here for benefit levels.

In Honor or Memorial Gifts
Honor a loved one on a special occasion or just to say thank you—or memorialize someone by supporting a cause that they held dear.

Matching Gifts
Your employer may be able to match your donation. Check with your human resources department, and let your company help you make a gift.

Planned Gifts
Include the Van Cliburn Foundation in your will or estate plans, and by doing so join the Legacy Society. Through their extraordinary contribution, members have declared their commitment to the Cliburn’s long-range vision.

Recurring Gifts
Enroll in our monthly giving program for a convenient way to donate to the Cliburn in smaller, automatic payments. You can change the donation amount at any time, and your commitment counts towards membership levels.

Email Marianne Pohle at to explore other ways to donate, including but not limited to:

  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Gifts for Specific Programs
  • Gifts to the Van Cliburn Endowment Trust

Contact the Cliburn

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Cliburn to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.



The Cliburn is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors, elected for a four year term. It is sustained by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, the tireless efforts of volunteers, and embraced by the community of Fort Worth. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a proud member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.


201 Main Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102


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