Gifts in memoriam

Many families choose to make gifts to the Academy to honour friends or loved ones who have passed away. If you would like to do so, please follow these steps.

Determine what the gift will support

Gifts in honour may be designated to the following areas:

The area of greatest need
This allows the Academy to invest in unexpected opportunities or meet unforeseen costs and is allocated at the Principal’s discretion.

The Principal’s Fund
This ensures that every student of sufficient talent can accept their place at the Academy, regardless of financial circumstances.

Your name in lights
This is a gift towards the theatre. A wall plate may be engraved and installed in recognition of your loved one (requires a gift of £125 or more).

Decide how to make your gift

You can make your gift in the following ways:

1. Online 

2. By cheque – please make it payable to the Royal Academy of Music and post it to:
Development Office
Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road

3. By bank transfer: please contact the Development Office on for our bank details.

Let us know who you are honouring

Please either include a note with your gift (you’ll find a field for this purpose on the online form), or contact Kurstin Finch Gnehm, Deputy Director of Philanthropy, on  If you have any questions or would like to talk through your options, please contact Kurstin, who will be happy to help.