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Support Choral Arts

As a registered nonprofit organization, The Choral Arts Society of Washington depends on our community to support every aspect of our work. Ticket sales and performance fees cover only about one third of our expenses, so your donations each year are absolutely essential to produce a full season of high quality artistic work, while sustaining and expanding our community partnerships and educational outreach programs.

There are so many ways you can support Choral Arts! Whether it’s by making an annual fund gift, attending our Holiday Concert and Gala, sponsoring a program, or joining the Encore Society, you will be a vital part of making sure Choral Arts endures and thrives as one of the nation’s premier symphonic choruses.

More Ways to Give

Annual Fund

The Choral Arts Annual Fund is the lifeblood of our organization. This crucial general operating support is made up of gifts of all sizes, made by community members ranging from longtime Choral Arts patrons to first-time concert attendees. Please consider making a gift today to ensure that we can continue to present high quality musical experiences for many years to come.

Give by Mail or Phone

The Choral Arts Society of Washington
1666 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 525
Washington, DC 20009-1066
p: 202.244.3669

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching funds that could double the value of your gift! Contact your Human Resources department to determine if your company has an applicable program.

Encore Society

Learn more about planned giving opportunities that can be tailored to your needs and make a lasting impact on the future of Choral Arts.

Holiday Concert and Gala

Each year, Choral Arts brings Washington’s most prominent business, political, and cultural leaders together to celebrate the holidays and raise critical funds for our artistic and outreach programs.

40th Annual Holiday Concert and Gala
Holiday Concert, Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction

His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland, and Mrs. Greta Mulhall, Honorary Patrons

Lexy B. Kessler, Board Chair
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director

Monday, December 14, 2020, 7:00 pm – midnight

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Season Sponsorship

Choral Arts is immensely grateful to the concert underwriters and season sponsors whose support brings to the stage the excellent performances we all cherish. Concert Underwriters have provided direct funding for the artistic program of their choice, often because of their own personal connection with the work. Season Sponsorship packages can be customized and include attendance at receptions and the Annual Holiday Concert and Gala, premium visibility opportunities, and concert tickets.

Choral Arts thanks our 2019-2020 Season Sponsors:

Mars, Inc.
P E Systems, Inc.

Download more information about season sponsorship opportunities or contact Choral Arts at 202.244.3669.

Encore Society

Becoming a part of the Encore Society is the best way to make a lasting contribution toward the future of Choral Arts. Encore Society members are our closest friends and family who have made planned gifts toward the Choral Arts endowment or general operations.

Planned giving can take a number of forms, including bequests, living trusts, and other gifts. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor about options that may provide you with a stream of income for your lifetime and connect your legacy with ours.

The Choral Arts Society of Washington’s Board of Directors salutes the following generous members of The Encore Society, who have chosen to sustain and strengthen the organization through inclusion of Choral Arts in their estate planning.

Hazel Mae Bayne+
Mrs. Ann Becker+
Mr. Bernard M. Beerman+
Mrs. W. Tapley Bennett Jr.
Ms. Isadora A. Betts
Susan Gillerman Boggs and Robert K. Boggs
Mrs. Betsy Burke
Mrs. Norma Bryan Brawley+
Mr. and Mrs. David N. Brown
Mr. Charles Cerf and Dr. Cynthia Dunbar
Janice Owen Childress
Ms. Jan Clayberg and Mr. Olaf Bexhoeft
Ms. Joya Bovingdon Cox
Ms. Helene Louise DeLong+
Ms. Anita DeVivo+
Ms. Norma Brawley Dugger
Ms. Carolyn Raffa Fazio
Mr. and Mrs. Vankirk E. Fehr
Mr. Eric P. Fraunfelter

Mary Lu Fuson
Mary B. Fuson
Dr. Douglas E. Gill
Mr. Douglas G. Gold
Stuart Lee Harbour+
Mrs. Eunice Gould Hawley
Mr. Larry Hollar and Ms. Karen Cassedy
Edward Hoover
Mr. Glen S. Howard
Mr. Charles E. Hoyt+
Mr. Harold Isaacs+
Mrs. Joan E. Kain+
Patrick Kaser and Catherine Hoffman Kaser
Ms. Anne B. Keiser
Catherine Parris Kerkam
Ms. Lisa Koehler
Mr. Lee K. LaHaye
Gregory and Susan Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Alaster MacDonald

Mr. James L. McHugh
Ms. Florence McCormick Morrill
Mr. John D. Peterson+
Mr. David Petrou
Mrs. Charles E. Philips+
Mr.+ and Mrs. John Pickard
James and Mittie Quinn
John E. and M. Darlene Myer Rhodes
Sara and Donald Robinson
Barbara Rossotti
The Hon.+ and Mrs. Jonathan W. Sloat
Ms. Candida Steel
Stephen Strickland+
Mrs. Wayne Bradley Swift+
Mr. Harry C. Torno
Ms. Ann Clarkson Turpin
Mrs. Jenny Wallace
Mr. John C. Wiecking
Mr. Matthew P. Zarcufsky


Including the Choral Arts Society of Washington in your estate plans is one of the most important and thoughtful ways you can demonstrate support for the future of the organization. If you have already included Choral Arts in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can acknowledge you.

For information about opportunities for making a current or planned gift, including trusts, bequests, or a gift of life insurance, please call 202.244.3669.

Annual Giving Levels and Benefits

» Benefits include those listed for all previous levels, except where noted.

Friends of Choral Arts ($50-$99)
» Our sincere thanks
» Program Listing

Motet Circle ($100-$249)
» Choral Arts CD
» One drink voucher*

Anthem Circle ($250-$499)
» Invitation to a concert preview event
» Invitation to MLK student concert

Chamber Circle ($500-$999)
» Invitation to one post-concert reception
» Invitation to a Kennedy Center rehearsal

Oratorio Circle ($1,000-$2,499)
» Invitation to an event in a private home/club
» Complimentary seat upgrades (as available, upon request)

Symphony Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
» Invitation to all post-concert receptions
» One Kennedy Center parking voucher*
» Access to premium seats (as available, upon request)

Salon Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
» Invitation to a salon concert in a private home
» Post-rehearsal Kennedy Center backstage tour
» One additional Kennedy Center parking voucher (two total)*

Conductor’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)
» Lunch with Maestro Scott Tucker
» Invitation to private embassy event

Crescendo Contributor

Become a recurring monthly donor of at least $10/month. In addition to the benefits based on your annual giving total, you’ll also receive early access to single tickets, before they go on sale to the general public.

*These benefits may impact tax deductibility. Please indicate on your donation form if you wish to waive these benefits in order to make your contribution fully tax deductible.

The Choral Arts Society of Washington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance. For more information about making a tax-deductible contribution, contact Tad Czyzewski, Executive Director at 202.244.3669 or tad@choralarts.org.

"Nothing surpasses the power of music to knit together our differences,
heal our wounds, and inspire our spirits." –Norman Scribner