Annual Fund

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 VocalEssence WITNESS Teaching Artist Workshop
•    $100: Provides busing for students to the VocalEssence WITNESS Young People’s Concert
•    $500: Supports a Community Sing with a guest conductor
•    $1,000: Supports a VocalEssence ¡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. 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 remembrance 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 laura@vocalessence.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 Executive Director Mary Ann Aufderheide at 612-547-1454 or maryann@vocalessence.org.

Thank you for your commitment to VocalEssence and the community we serve!