N.Y. Fund Helps Charities With the Costs of Merging

N.Y. Fund Helps Charities With the Costs of Merging 1

Joan Jastrebski

The Opus 118 Harlem School of Music was evicted from its home but couldn’t afford to merge with another group—until the Nymac Fund stepped in with grants and advice.

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Joan Jastrebski

The Opus 118 Harlem School of Music was evicted from its home but couldn’t afford to merge with another group—until the Nymac Fund stepped in with grants and advice.

When leaders of the Kaufman Center, a Manhattan nonprofit that offers music instruction, were asked for help by a well-regarded but financially troubled music-education group in Harlem, they jumped at the opportunity to help more needy and talented youngsters.

Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, which had been evicted from its headquarters in March, could benefit from the Kaufman Center’s financial stability and management experience, they figured.

But as talks progressed,