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You can help ensure the long-term health of the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America. Your contributions help support our educational programs such as:

  You may contribute through PayPal by clicking the button.

If you prefer to contribute by mail, please send your check (marked "donation" and with contact information) to:

P.O. Box 23046
Minneapolis, MN 55423-0046

The HFAA is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support of the HFAA! 

Planned Giving

Your gift will contribute to preserving and strengthening the Hardanger fiddle and dance tradition in North America for those who come after you. A bequest to the HFAA helps to ensure that the music and dance that you love will continue to flourish after you are gone.

How to make a bequest

Bequests can be easy to arrange. You should consult your attorney about the preferred wording, but it is possible for your attorney to add a bequest to your will or living trust in as little as one sentence. There are many ways to make a bequest:

  • a specific sum of money

  • a percentage of your total estate

  • a percentage of the remaining assets (“residuary”) in your estate after other bequests

  • naming the HFAA as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy

  • a contingent gift, which is fulfilled if certain conditions are met, such as if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

  • making a “payable upon death” designation on a certificate of deposit or other personal financial account, naming HFAA to receive the assets on your death.

In addition to the above cash gifts, the HFAA accepts gifts of Hardanger fiddles for potential use in our acclaimed Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Program (http://www.hfaa.org/Home/adult-student-hardingfele-loan-program)

Many of these gift types may have tax advantages for you as well.

Please see the HFAA’s Gift Acceptance Policy. We encourage you to talk with your financial planner and/or attorney about the possibilities.

The HFAA is incorporated in the State of Minnesota and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. Please contact Loretta Kelley at president@hfaa.org if you have any questions.