The New York City Department of Education isn’t able to cover the costs of the exceptional education we want for our children. The PTA raises additional funds so that our school is able to provide the most enriching curriculum possible. 


Your donation to the SMS PTA Annual Appeal supports:

  • Professional development

  • Advanced placement teacher training

  • Technology upgrades

  • Classroom supplies

  • Capital improvements

  • Field trips

  • Graduation events

  • National Dance Institute (K-5)

  • High school clubs

  • Art supplies

  • Community building events


Our goal is to fund our ENTIRE BUDGET through the Annual Appeal! 


Based on our 2023-24 budget, we're suggesting three tiers of contributions: $400 (or $40/month), $800 (or $80/month) or $1,200 ($120/month), per student. As always, these are suggested amounts. The ultimate goal is FULL community support of the Annual Appeal and the PTA.



Please include student’s name and grade in all donation comments or notes.


Credit Card or PayPal


 One-Time Donation  Monthly/One-Time Donation

 100% fee-free via PayPal Giving Fund. PayPal account required.

 Receive an immediate tax receipt.

 The PTA may incur a small fee. Tax receipts sent by the SMS PTA

 treasurers twice a year. No PayPal account required.


Online with Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or Google Pay


Online Support



  • Payable to “Special Music School PTA, INC”
  • Drop in the SMS PTA mailbox in the KMC lobby or mail to: SMS PTA, c/o Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St., New York, NY 10023



Matching Gifts

  • Your employer’s Matching Gifts program could double or even triple the amount of your donation! Contact your company’s HR department to see if they participate.


Shopping Links

The following merchants donate a percentage of your purchase to the PTA


Additional PTA fundraising initiatives this year may include: raffles, Silver Graphics art fundraiser, ticket sales and more.


Questions? Contact