Access Fund

Support the Access Fund and help us reach our goal in endowed scholarships for Colburn Community School students. We have already raised $8.4 million from 190 donors and seek the support of our parent and donor community to close the gap.

Give now. Your gift helps kids gain scholarships to study music regardless of financial need.

Our Community School of Performing Arts serves students of all ages, from all backgrounds. Our goal is to provide access to an excellent performing arts education. More deserving families than ever are asking for need-based scholarship support to attend the Community School, and we want to meet every request now and ensure a stable base of support scholarships in the future. You can help.

Increase in families seeking scholarship aid over the past three years
Average need-based scholarship award for the year
Total scholarship support in 2016-2017


Through Your Generosity We Will

  • Increase the number of students awarded scholarships
  • Broaden the threshold of scholarship eligibility for middle class families
  • Offer multiyear scholarships
  • Ensure the future of the Herbert Zipper Scholarship, a competitive program for highly trained students with a financial need
Low-income students in the Los Angeles Unified School District without access to arts education
Percentage of financial aid recipient families who earn less than $50000 a year
Colburn Community School seniors entering a four-year university, college, or leading music conservatory upon graduation


Give Today

  • Make a cash gift of any amount to support the Access Fund scholarships at the Colburn Community School.
  • Create a pledge of $25,000 or more and fulfill it over a period of up to five years. We also welcome gifts of appreciated securities.
  • Create your own named scholarship. We would be honored to discuss this option with you as well as other significant naming opportunities that exist across our campus.
  • Support this endowed scholarship initiative through a planned or deferred gift.

To give to the Access Fund, contact Robin Sukhadia at 213-621-1055 or