Every dollar contributed to the Lakes Area Music Festival helps to fuel a vibrant community connected through world-class performances by some of the nation's top musicians. Your gift not only makes these concerts accessible to all in the community, it also funds education programs that inspire the next generation of musicians and audiences, as well as outreach events across the Central Lakes Area.

There are many ways to support the programs of the Lakes Area Music Festival that matter to you. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN#45-4807315),  your gift is tax-deductible. Gifts through your donor advised fund, retirement account, brokerage, or will enable to maximize your impact and establish a legacy with the festival.

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Lakes Area Music Festival
P.O. Box 96
Brainerd, MN 56401


More Smart Ways To Give

There are many financially smart and tax-savvy ways to maximize your support of the Lakes Area Music Festival. Gifts of cash are just one way. Many in our audience have been able to deepen their impact by giving through their IRA, making gifts of stock and other assets, and naming LAMF in their estate plan. Use the links below to learn more, and contact Daniel Meyers, Development Director to discuss how you can maximize your impact.

Monthly Giving

A monthly sustaining gift is the easiest way to ensure your ongoing support of the Lakes Area Music Festival. As a monthly sustainer, your gift will automatically renew, pulling your…

Charitable Retirement Distribution

Qualified Charitable Distributions from an IRA Are you 70 ½ years of age or older? You have a special opportunity to maximize your impact on the Lakes Area Music Festival….

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a charitable savings account, allowing you to contribute cash, stocks, real estate, or other assets into it, and make charitable donations to the organizations…

Gifts of Stock

Stock gifts are a financially savvy, mutually beneficial way to make a tax-deductible gift free from capital gains. If you own stocks or mutual funds that have increased in value…

Planned Giving

One of the easiest and most important ways to support the Lakes Area Music Festival is by remembering our organization with a planned or deferred gift. By joining our Legacy Society you will help ensure our mission for years to come, while taking advantage of important tax benefits.


Every summer, LAMF volunteers provide… …and so much !

Bringing the Lakes Area Music Festival to reality each year takes time, talent and the generosity of our many supporters. There are many ways to show your commitment to our important mission. Some of the commons ways are described below. And remember, no matter how – or how much – you give, your generosity will make a difference in our lives and in our work.

The Lakes Area Music Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN #45-4807315

Donor Privacy

The Lakes Area Music Festival relies on the generosity of individual donors and is committed to respecting the privacy of its donors whether gifts are given online, by mail, or in person at concerts. When you make a contribution using any method, you provide our organization with important information including your name, contact information, credit card information, volunteer preferences, and other information in certain circumstances.

Our organization uses a secure, limited-access database to store personal and financial records. When you make a contribution in person or by mail, our finance assistant inputs your information into this protected database.  Credit cards are processed when requested, and physical records are destroyed. This database is only accessible by members of our staff and finance committee.  Limited volunteer contact information may be shared, as necessary, with the chairs of applicable committees. When permitted by signing up or by request otherwise, your email address will also be stored in our account with Constant Contact, the platform we use for ongoing email communication.

Gifts made by credit card, whether by mail or through our website, are processed by systems using the highest available standard safeguards for credit card information security and privacy to protect your information.

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ personal or financial information with any other organization or entity. We will only send advertising or solicitation information on behalf of other organizations in rare circumstances when this information is directly related to our organization or our mission.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, contact one of the following individuals:

Scott Lykins, Executive Director

David Boran, Board Chair

Mary Farmer, Treasurer