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With soaring demand for our programs, your generosity will help expand access to music enrichment for children and teens with the greatest need. All students deserve the chance to learn music.

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Music education teaches discipline  𝅘𝅥𝅮  shapes children creatively  𝅘𝅥𝅮  builds self-confidence and self-esteem  𝅘𝅥𝅮  improves language and problem-solving skills  𝅘𝅥𝅮  boosts motivation for school and academic performance  𝅘𝅥𝅮  advances social and emotional development  𝅘𝅥𝅮  helps children form relationships and transcend their differences.

Learning music fuels youth with purpose and hope for the future.

Your tax-deductible gift matters. Every monetary and in-kind donation counts.

$100 Provides one classroom with sheet music for one school semester
$500 Places an after-school program with music mentor for four weeks
$1,000 Repairs and refurbish up to 10 instruments
$2,500 Provides an entire classroom with music education for one semester
$5,000 Sends five children to music camp for two weeks
$10,000 Provides four-year college scholarship to an aspiring music teacher or performer
$50,000 Places music mentors in five, under-served public school classrooms for one school year
$100,000 Underwrites the creation of a two-week music camp serving 100 children in the state of your choice

Or mail your check, payable to Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
4710 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 204
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-4161

Employer Matching Gifts
Ask your company or client to empower your giving and match your donation to NKCGH, to help provide music education to kids in need. Please contact us at

Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. is a community supported 501c3 organization. EIN/Tax ID # 80-0149522
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NKCGH Donations

Program Sponsorship + Underwriting

Activate your passion for one or more NKCGH music education programs. You can dedicate your monetary donation to a specific school or community in need.

Project Encore!

NKCGH collects donations of unused musical instruments, then repairs, refurbishes and delivers them to under-funded schools.

Summer Music Camps

Sponsor one of our tuition-free orchestra and jazz camps for elementary, middle and high school music students, mentored by college undergraduate and graduate music students. Programs conclude with free community concert for families, friends and the community.

Music Educator Training + Resources

Sponsor the annual NKCGH Music Educators National Conference. A three-day, virtual program presented cost-free to music teachers and directors. The forum, facilitated by Edrick Rhodes, Director of Curriculum and Administration for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, draws 500+ attendees from around the U.S. and overseas.
Underwrite specialized training, support and resources for music educators and administrators.


Reward a deserving and excelling high school graduate with a priceless, music-centered college education. Join us in supporting more worthy recipients of the Nat and Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship or establish your own with NKCGH.

Dana Wolf with Timolin and Casey Cole, and Shanna St. John
Olga Borrero with Shanna St. John

Annual Giving

Nat King Cole Generation Hope recognizes the inspiring generosity of individual donors and organizations for elevated, annual financial commitments. Our most steadfast supporters receive invitations to special engagements, fundraising events and uplifting student performances with NKCGH co-founders the Cole twins, as well as commemoratives. Help make a vital difference in the lives of children with an annual recurring gift.

You may contribute yearly or as monthly installments.

  • NKCGH Pillar Society $1,000+
  • Cole Center Stage $5,000+
  • Cole Family Legacy $10,000+
  • Encore! Society minimum three-year commitment

Please contact NKCGH at or 561.213.8209

Create A Legacy – Make A Planned Gift

Make a lasting impact by including NKCGH as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan or life insurance policy.

Please meet with your estate planning attorney and contact Shanna St. John, NKCGH Executive Director at or 561.213.8209

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Olga Borrero

Project Encore! Instrument Donations

Help us put joy in children’s hands and hearts! Gift your unused musical instruments to NKCGH.

It’s time to donate the instruments you have stored away in a closet, attic or living room… the unplayed piano, strings, horns, winds and percussion. We repair, refurbish and deliver to under-funded community schools, for disadvantaged children whose families can’t afford to buy or rent them. The need is more urgent than ever.

Help us play it forward. Contact NKCGH to revitalize and re-home your donated instruments with music educators who crave resources for their students.

Donate Instruments
Project Encore! Instrument Donations

In-kind Donations

NKCGH welcomes your contribution of non-cash gifts — goods, services and professional expertise – to expand our resources and advance our mission. From musical instruments to prizes for silent auction, your in-kind donations directly support our programs, operations and boost our fundraising.

Project Encore! Instrument Donation Program

We collect, repair, refurbish and re-home your unplayed instruments with under-resourced community schools.

Summer Music Camps

For our tuition-free, summer music enrichment programs, underwrite lunch and healthy snacks for participating music students.


Donate travel, dining experiences, tickets to events, specialty goods and services, which NKCGH can use to raise funds at one of our charity events.

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope Gift Shop – Coming Soon

Timolin and Casey Cole with music students.

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