PTA Annual Contributions

Special Music School PTA Annual Contributions

Your support enables the PTA, along with the Department of Education and Kaufman Music Center, to provide your child an exceptional educational experience.

The SMS community needs our unwavering support! When 100% of SMS families contribute to the PTA (even with just $1), it meaningfully improves our grant applications. This is especially important when schools are facing drastic cuts and administrators will apply for more grants than ever before.

We need 100% PARTICIPATION!  All contributions are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.

See our Flyer!

Suggested 2020-21 Contributions Per Student

100% Participation Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
No amount too small $100 $250 $859

The above are suggested participation levels, based on what your family can give. No contribution is too small or big!


Please include student’s name and grade in all donation comments or notes

Online via Paypal

Stop! Important Paypal notes to avoid service fees from your donation:

  • Make sure to select pay to “Send to a Friends”, NOT “Item or Services” to avoid Paypal fees (Info Guide)
  • If you use a credit/debit card, Paypal charges a transaction fee; please consider Paypal linked bank account option
  • Option for one-time or monthly recurring payments

Go! to Paypal, select Send & Request in the top menu, and then send to

Mobile Paypal App

  • Send payment to
  • See above notes regarding avoiding Paypal service fees

Check or Cash

  • Payable to SMS PTA
  • Drop Off: place in envelope in gray SMS mailbox in KMC lobby
  • Mail-In Option: SMS PTA, c/o Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St., New York, NY 10023

Matching Gifts

  • Please keep in mind if you have a Matching Gift program through your employer or other organization! (More Info)

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Please email

And…SMS parents Ann and Tommy Wazelle have previously created a (timeless) video to inspire you: