The Annual Fund

The NBSS Annual Fund is the cornerstone of philanthropy at NBSS, providing unrestricted support across the entire School, funding our core operation in any given year. Every gift to the Annual Fund matters and directly supports the instructors, staff, and students who keep NBSS thriving.

Annual Fund gifts go to work immediately:

  • Providing financial aid to students
  • Supplying students and instructors with tools and materials
  • Maintaining our facilities, equipment, department budgets, and health and safety protocols

Donors of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund are recognized among our most generous supporters as a member of the Shaw Society. Make your gift now, or learn about more ways to make a gift.

“I’ve fallen in love with the process of making all over again.”
– Emilie Pelletier, Violin Making & Repair ’23


Please contact our Development Department at or 617-227-0155 x172.