Since its beginnings in 1959, the Chorus of Westerly has been generously supported by the entire New England region. The support of so many individuals, businesses, and other organizations has allowed the Chorus to not only survive for 52 seasons, but also to grow and sustain itself as an arts organization of the highest quality. The Chorus of Westerly and its members past and present are so very grateful for over five decades of this support.This past year, over 4,500 individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations supported the Chorus of Westerly and its programs through generous gifts to a variety of special fundraising campaigns. Indeed, more than 60% of the Chorus of Westerly's annual operating and performance budget is now supported through financial contributions from the larger community.There are a variety of campaigns in which these 4,500 individuals and corporations support the Chorus of Westerly. Currently, these include the Annual Fund Campaign (the largest and most important fundraiser annually; this fundraisers supports the yearly operating costs of the Chorus, including direct performance expenses for all events), the Summer Pops Fund Campaign (which supports the production of the annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park), the Alumni Giving Circle (supporting the March concert), the Paver Project (to support the Chorus Endowment), and the Chorus Endowment Campaign (to support the restricted Chorus endowment).We encourage you to join the 4,500 individuals and corporations already supporting the Chorus by contributing online today. You can contribute to any of the funds listed below, and you can have gift directed as you dictate on this form. The Chorus of Westerly is a certified and registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All gifts to the Chorus of Westerly are 100% tax-deductible.
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Chorus of Westerly Annual Fund Drive Levels
Support of the Chorus of Westerly's Annual Fund supports the day-to-day
operations of the Chorus of Westerly including the costs for
performances (everything from the lights to the orchestra), the costs of
operating the George Kent Hall Performance Hall on a daily basis. It
is the most important annual fundraiser for the Chorus of Westerly and
the key to our programming continuing.
Fund Drive Supporters are listed annually in our concert program.
SUPERBOS - $5000 and over
MIRABILES - $1000 to $4999
CAMERATA - $500 to $999
BENEFACTORS - $300 to $499
PATRONS - $150 to $299
SPONSORS - $50 to $149
FRIENDS - $49 and under
Westerly Summer Pops Fund Drive
The annual Summer Pops performance, taking place the third weekend of June every year, is full produced and performed by the Chorus of Westerly. The Chorus raises funds to cover all of the expenses of this performance which is offered to the community free of charge. As such, support from generous individuals, businesses, and corporations is vital to the event being carried out each year. Supporters will be listed in the Summer Pops program and the Chorus of Westerly seasonal program. Sponsors and Major Contributors will be listed on a billboard downtown the month of the concert.Gifts to the Chorus in support of Summer Pops are tax-deductible!
SPONORS - $8000 and over
MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS - $1000 to $7999ROCKETS - $300 to $999
SALUTES - $100 to $299
ROMAN CANDLES - $50 to $99
SPARKLES - $10 to $49
The Chorus of Westerly is launching a new Collegiate Concert Series in 2011. Support
the Chorus as it launches this new exciting initiative as a patron or
sponsor of the CCS. The first performance of this series will take
place in February 2011 with The Whiffenpoofs of Yale.Giving levelsPRESENTING SPONSOR - $2500 and overSERIES SPONSOR - $750 to $2499CONCERT SPONSOR - $500 to $749SERIES PATRON - $100 to $499SERIES SUPPORT - $100 and under
Westerly - Supporting Twelfth Night
annual performances of A Celebration of Twelfth Night, taking place in January every year, is fully produced and performed by the Chorus of Westerly. It features the entire Chorus, a cast of over 100, and another 60 member support staff (95% of whom are all volunteers). It is one of the community's most amazing events. Each year, the Chorus raises funds to cover many of the expenses of this performance
so it can be continue each year. If you would like your gift to be directed to Twelfth Night support, please select this category.
The Chorus of Westerly Endowment CampaignThe Chorus of Westerly's Endowment, a fund whose growth and interest helps support Chorus of Westerly activities annually, has been growing steadily over the last decade thanks to the support of many members of the community. This fund, different from the Annual Fund Drive, is a permanent restricted fund that the Chorus draws revenue from in the form of interest and other investment strategies. Soon, the Chorus of Westerly will engage in a new campaign to support and sustain the Endowment, whose purpose is to sustain the Chorus and the George Kent Performance Hall for decades to come. If you would like to give to the Endowment Fund, you may do so in this category. If you would like to give a gift a large nature and would like to discuss restrictions, directions, management, or privacy, we encourage you to call Ryan Saunders or Jodie Drapal Kluver at 401.596.8663 today.
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UPCOMING CHORUS EVENTS
ANNUAL GALAApril 24, 2015RESERVATIONS
FAURE - RequiemJENKINS - GloriaMay 17, 2015TICKETS
SUMMER POPSJune 20, 2015INFORMATION