CMS March Spotlight - The CMS Fund and President Bill Pelto
The CMS Fund is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic branch of The College Music Society. Led by CMS Fund President Bill Pelto and the CMS Fund Board, the CMS Fund supports the creative scholarship and professional development of CMS Members through development programs that include CMS Fund Grants and Student Travel Awards.
Most recently, the CMS Fund established The Eileen M. Hayes Fund for Equity and Opportunity. Formed in recognition of the leadership and professional commitments of ethnomusicologist and past CMS President Eileen Hayes, The Eileen M. Hayes Fund recognizes exceptional commitments to equity and inclusion in music in higher education.
We recently had the opportunity to reach out to Bill Pelto to discuss the CMS Fund and these new initiatives and we hope you enjoy reading his responses.
Q: For those who may be unfamiliar with the CMS Fund, can you describe the relationship between the CMS Fund and The College Music Society and the type of support the Fund provides to CMS members?