An exciting update from President Trey Devey

  • Students participate in the Create Amazing Opportunities Challenge by posing for photos, writing thank you notes, and donating to the Interlochen Annual Fund.

Greetings from Interlochen,

Since my last letter to you, I’m excited to announce that more than 2,000 generous donors were inspired to support scholarship opportunities through the Annual Fund, successfully unlocking more than $200,000.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge. And thank you to Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian for his generosity in making this challenge possible.

We’re already seeing success. This summer, for example, we are giving out more in financial aid than we have in 17 years. Thanks to you, over 100 additional young artists will be able to attend Camp this year.

Though we’ve accomplished much thus far, momentum is building to help even more young artists receive a life-changing arts education at Interlochen.

That is why I’m excited to announce that Dr. El-Erian has also been inspired by this level of support and would like to extend the challenge throughout the summer.

This effort is an important piece of our goal to significantly increase financial aid as we move toward our 100th anniversary. Together, we can bring young artists from all walks of life and every corner of the globe to Interlochen’s campus. In the spirit of world friendship, these young people will grow as citizen artists, form lifelong connections, and transform our world.

I hope you will participate in this challenge, if you haven’t already, and share this opportunity with your networks. Together, I am certain we can unlock even more opportunities for aspiring young artists with the talent and motivation to excel at Interlochen.

Stay tuned for more information, and thanks to all of you who have contributed thus far!

Best wishes,

Trey Devey

If you have any questions about the crowdfunding challenge or CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen, please contact Interlochen Advancement at or 231.276.7623.