Annual Fund: Transforming Lives through Music
As a donor to the Annual Fund, the bedrock of the annual operating support of VocalEssence, you help transform the lives of more than 7,000 students and 12,000 audience members through our community engagement programs and concerts. Large or small, every gift counts - and every gift matters.
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Singer apprenticeship programs, new music commissions, Young People’s Concerts and award-winning school programs are all possible due to your Annual Fund gift. For example:
• $25: Gives one student a chance to perform with VocalEssence
• $50: Buys classroom art supplies for a WITNESS Teaching Artist Workshop
• $100: Provides busing for students to the WITNESS Young People’s Concert
• $500: Supports a Community Sing with a guest conductor
• $1,000: Supports a ¡Cantaré! Mexican Composer Residency at a local school
Become a Monthly Donor
In addition to a one-time gift, you can sustain VocalEssence over time by giving monthly through our partner-site GiveMN.org. Simply create an account and pick a monthly amount to give and GiveMN.org will charge your credit card each month. It is a simple way to make your gift go even further and touch more lives through VocalEssence. To give monthly, click here and pick your amount.
Give the gift of Music
Gifts “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone special to you can be made year-round on an anniversary or at special time of year. For more information about memorials, contact Development and Marketing Associate Laura Holst at 612-547-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stock Gifts and Planned Giving
If you would like to learn more about other giving options like stock gifts or planned giving, please contact Managing Director Mary Ann Pulk at 612-547-1454 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your commitment to VocalEssence and the community we serve!
“My husband and I make it a top priority to contribute to VocalEssence, even with all the other wonderful organizations this arts-rich area provides. The scope of new work every year, the consistent musical innovation in its programming, its extensive involvement in the schools, and its connections with diverse communities throughout the Twin Cities make it a unique artistic and educational presence.” —Jo Beld, VocalEssence Chorus Member and Board Singer Representative