Ways to Give

Why Support the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music?

Your generosity also helps keep music alive here in the heart of New Orleans by creating affordable access to world-class faciltities and instructors. The Center functions as a community hub, providing opportunity and education for underserved musicians and families in and beyond the Ninth Ward.

Everyone deserves a safe place to learn and grow. Your gift to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music allows our students to thrive in a nurturing environment that supports the whole child—with nutritious snacks and meals, mental health services, academic support, technical training, and, of course, music!

A group of Ellis Marsalis Center students posing for a picture.

Ways to Give

Write A Check

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music or EMCM and mail it to: Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, Inc.
1901 Bartholomew Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Donate Online

Make a one-time or recurring electronic donation here.

Donate Stocks and Securities

Reach out to Natasha Walker, Director of Development and Communications or for transfer instructions.
(504) 940-3402

Join the Ellis Marsalis Legacy Society

Make a lasting legacy gift to the Center through your will or other estate plans.

Access Employer Matching

Check with your company/organization to see if they will double the impact of your gift with a match.


Contact Natasha Walker, Director of Development and Communications to learn more about our unique sponsorship opportunities throughout the year.
(504) 940-3402

Donate an Instrument

We welcome gifts of new or gently used instruments.

Volunteer at EMCM

Share your talents or support our special events.

Donor Advised Fund or Donor Designated Fund

Make a lasting impact by giving through your donor-advised fund. Contact Natasha Walker, Director of Development and Communications for more information.
(504) 940-3402

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