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  Help make the music happen!

We welcome individual and corporate donations to support our mission!  There are several donation programs and special funds for supporting the North Shore Choral Society which are detailed here.  We also benefit from several corporate programs.  All donations are acknowledged in our concert program booklets, organized in the following categories:

Principal Benefactor:  $1,000 or more
Guarantor:  $500 to $999
Sustaining Member:  $250 to $499
Patron:  $100 to $249
Donor:  $50 to $99
Contributor:  $5 to $49

Contributions are deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Donate online via the green button, or mail your donation to 

North Shore Choral Society
P.O. Box 103
Evanston, IL 60204-0103

We appreciate all donations — Thank you!

You may make an online donation in honor or memory of someone by using PayPal's button.

Anonymous Gifts

We have received donations from several people who want to remain anonymous. We appreciate all such gifts — thank you!

If you have given us a gift (such as a cash donation) which you did not intend to be anonymous, and do not see your name acknowledged in our concert program booklet, please let us know. We do not post names of individual sponsors on our website.

Corporate Donation Programs

The North Shore Choral Society benefits from matching gifts and charitable donation programs.

During the 2009-2010 season, The Northern Trust Company donated funds through its employee matching gift program.  The Pfizer Foundation donated funds to match gifts. The First Bank of Highland Park made donations in the names of several patrons.

We are grateful for these donations and to those who have initiated them.  Many other companies will donate funds through employee matching gift and charitable donation programs.  Please see if you can increase the impact of your gift by contacting your employer or patronizing businesses with charitable donation programs.

The David Dynes Larson Memorial Gift

This fund was established to honor the memory of David Dynes Larson, Music Director of the North Shore Choral Society from 1973 to 1984.

Donations and memorial gifts to the fund are to be used for activities that improve the performance and musicianship of the North Shore Choral Society.

Donations may be made directly to this fund and are acknowledged in our concert program booklets.

Gifts of Stock

The North Shore Choral Society is the grateful recipient of contributions from its audience, membership, and the general public.  The following paragraphs describe how donors with appreciated stock can get the greatest benefit from their gifts. Detailed information one needs for the stock transfer process is included.

Read more: Gifts of Stock

The Donald Chen Young Artist Award

A fund for the Donald Chen Young Artist Award, established in 2008 to honor Dr. Chen’s twenty-four years as our Music Director, supports and promotes young, emerging singers.

NSCS Music Director Donald Chen retired at the end of our 72nd season; to honor him, the North Shore Choral Society established the Donald Chen Young Artist Award to give a talented young singer a stipend and a solo role in one of our concerts.

Donations may be made directly to this fund and are acknowledged in our concert program booklets.

Read more: The Donald Chen Young Artist Award

Legacy Gifts

You can leave a lasting legacy to singers and audiences of the future by providing for the North Shore Choral Society through a bequest in your will or trust.

You can honor or memorialize a loved one and help build an endowment to carry us forward for the next seventy-five years.  Among our members are specialists in estate and charitable gift planning. Contact the Society to arrange a confidential discussion.

The Ruth Gockel Memorial Fund

This fund was established in 2002 with a bequest by Ruth A. Gockel, a long-time singer, Principal Benefactor, and former Society president.

Ruth was the daughter of the long-time pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wilmette, where the Board used to hold its monthly meetings. Ruth’s intent was that this fund be used in any way the Board decided.

Donations may be made directly to this fund and are acknowledged in our concert program booklets.