Endowment & Planned Gift


An endowment provides VocalEssence with a solid financial foundation and a steady stream of income into perpetuity. Endowment gifts are invested and help us transform lives through music for generations to come. It is created from donated funds.

An endowment gift allows a donor to leave a legacy and support VocalEssence beyond his or her lifetime. Please contact our Development Office about making a gift to the VocalEssence endowment or establishing a separate fund to support our mission. The information is below.

Planned Giving

The Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society recognizes those who make a provision for VocalEssence in their will or estate plans. The society is named in honor of our visionary founder, Philip Brunelle, who every day inspires the community to open their ears to new music from diverse cultures.

How to Join the Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society

You become a member of the Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society when you inform us of a provision in your will and/or estate plan for VocalEssence. Your gift amount need not be revealed; however, doing so aids our long-range planning.

Benefits of Membership

  • Annual recognition in the VocalEssence annual report
  • Invitations to special Philip Brunelle Founder’s Society events
  • The knowledge that you are helping to secure the future of VocalEssence for generations to

Download Letter of intent (PDF)

Frequently asked questions about planned giving

To speak with someone at VocalEssence about your Endowment or Planned Gift, please contact:

Katrina Wallmeyer, Director of Development and Communications
1900 Nicollet Ave
MN 55403