William J. Dehning Memorial Fund

portrait of William J. Denhing

Donations to the William J. Dehning Memorial Fund support the NCCO William J. Dehning Memorial Summer Opportunity Grant. This grant will be open to graduate students and rising junior/senior undergraduate students in conducting, music education, and related areas, and it will provide funding to help students afford summer educational opportunities in an area appropriate to their continued study and development. The primary criteria for acceptance will be the applicant’s statement of intent and how the program will help to enhance their learning. Through this program, we hope to honor—in perpetuity—Bill Dehning and his lifetime of dedication to conducting students.

While the original hope was to open our application period for these grants in Fall 2020--with the first grants to be awarded for Summer 2021, we have decided to carefully watch the COVID-19 pandemic before officially opening the first round of applications.

Even still, this program cannot exist without your support. Will you join us today in becoming a supporter of this new program? Gifts of all sizes are welcome.

To donate, you may either:

  1. give electronically via credit card at the PayPal "Donate" link below; or
  2. send a check via post made out to "National Collegiate Choral Organization" to the following address:

NCCO Dehning Fund
Attn: Michael McGaghie, treasurer
Macalester College Music Department
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Please note, if you wish to give anonymously, please choose the "check via post" option and include a short note requesting anonymity.

Thank you for your support.

Donations to NCCO, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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