Donate an Instrument
This 1958 Ignacio Fleta guitar was given to Peabody by Claude and David Paulsen. Read more about their story and other in-kind gifts to Johns Hopkins.
Make an In-Kind Gift!
Instruments only really live if they are making music. If you have an instrument that you would like to donate to Peabody so that it can live on, email or call 410-234-4677.
Guidelines for donating an instrument to the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University:
When an item is considered to be valued less than $5,000, the donation is a straight-forward gift, and is called an “in-kind” gift. No appraisal is required. Upon delivery of the gift to the Peabody campus at a pre-arranged time, a Receipt of Tangible Gift is issued to the donor for the year’s tax preparation. The Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Institute do not issue tax receipts for in-kind donations valued less than $5,000.
When an item is considered to be valued greater than $5,000, the donor must pay for an appraisal of the gift in order to receive a tax receipt for the gift. The Johns Hopkins University and The Peabody Institute do not pay for appraisals. During the appraisal process, the appraiser must complete Parts 1 and 3 of the 8283 form. Upon delivery of the gift to the Peabody campus at a pre-arranged time, the donor must present the original appraisal document and the signed 8283 form to the Development Office representative. Once received, the Peabody Development Office secures the official Johns Hopkins University signatures on these documents, returning the originals back to the donor along with a Receipt of Tangible Gift. After processing, the donor will also receive a tax receipt for use in his/her tax preparation.
Recommended Baltimore-area Appraisers:
- Piano: Greg Hudak - (410) 542-3385 or email
- Violin: Perrin Violins - (410) 539-0043 or email
- Harpsichord: Mark Adler - (301) 926-7119 or email
- Compact discs/books/scores/manuscripts: Alan Stypek of Second Story Books - (301) 770-0477 or email
To make a gift of music scores, compact discs, or other non-instrument related items, please contact Ms. Bozena Jedrzejczak Brown in the Peabody Institute's Arthur Friedheim Library Office at 410-234-4596 or by email.