Carl Fischer Music

As an educational music publisher, Carl Fischer Music has been putting musical scores into the hands of budding musicians and professionals alike for more than 140 years. So the chance to donate some of its inventory to orchestras, bands and schools in need seemed like music to the company’s ears.

“We wanted to put our sheet music into the hands of people who would love and perform it rather than let it sit undiscovered,” said Elizabeth Holub, Marketing Manager/Interim Performance Promotion Manager for Carl Fischer Music and its partner Theodore Presser Company. “With many schools struggling to keep their music programs afloat, this was one way we could help them and other nonprofit groups keep their costs down while performing beautiful music.”

The New York City-based company is donating a quantity of sheet music for a variety of instrument ensembles to NAEIR (National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources), a gifts-in-kind organization that connects products from charity-minded companies to schools, churches and other non-profit organizations. NAEIR’s specialty is receiving donations of excess inventory from U.S. corporations and redistributing them. The corporations receive a tax deduction equal to up to twice the products’ cost. The non-profits pay only shipping and handling plus a modest membership fee. For companies like Carl Fischer, it’s a smart way to put excess inventory to good use without discounting or liquidating valuable product. By donating to NAEIR, Carl Fischer Music is finding yet another avenue to reach people who want to bring beautiful music to life.

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