Thank You, Season Donors!
We are so thankful for the generosity of our 2020-2021 season donors! Their support directly impacts our ability to fulfill our mission and enrich the San Diego community.
Support Choral Music
Choral music inspires in unique ways. In 2019, Parisians gathered to sing in tears while their beloved Notre Dame Cathedral burned; in 2020 Italians sang in unison from their balconies to alleviate their isolation and fortify their community. Live choral music plays a venerable role in art and culture, it quenches our fundamental need for emotional expression and fellowship. The SD Master Chorale has and will continue to serve San Diego communities by unifying in times of struggle, by celebrating in times of joy, and by transcending generations with timeless music.
The SD Master Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations and corporate gifts are fully deductible and support the Chorale’s operation expenses. If you have enjoyed our performances and outreach events, we invite you to join us as a donor or corporate sponsor to help sustain the SD Master Chorale for the cultural benefit of the greater community.
SD Master Chorale Annual Donor Levels
All donors receive recognition in concert programs and at sdmasterchorale.org
|Recognition in concert program|
|Plus, an invitation to special events (tbd)|
|Plus, access to priority/reserved seating for all SD Master Chorale presented concerts|
|Plus, an invitation to select SD Master Chorale rehearsals|
|Plus, two complimentary tickets to two select performances (based on availability), and an invitation to one rehearsal with San Diego Symphony Orchestra|
|Leadership Circle |
|Plus, an invitation to meet the Chorale and Artists, and two tickets to all public performances|
|Music Director’s Circle |
|Plus, an invitation to luncheon with Music Director, and four tickets to all public performances|
Matching Gifts Increase Impact — Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your employer, and indicate this opportunity on your donation form.
Custom Sponsorship Packages
Sponsorship costs and tax-deductible portions vary, please contact (insert specific email address/contact) SD Master Chorale for more information.
Dinner reception with Music Director and guest artist/composer featured in the concert.
Dedicated concert in your home—the SD Master Chorale ensemble will attend your gala event, holiday party, or special celebration to sing a collection of music planned with your event in mind.
Sponsor a score or program—help design a unique program or sponsor a specific piece of music that has special meaning in your life.
Underwrite soloists, guest artists, orchestral performers, music, venues, wardrobe, or other expenses to help defray operational costs so the joy of professional-caliber live choral music can be shared with more people.
School concert—invite the SD Master Chorale (small ensemble) to attend and perform a small program at your school.
Tickets for others in need—underwrite tickets to specific performances for those who cannot afford to attend.
Corporate sponsorship—become the title sponsor (or co-sponsor) of a specific performance
Design your own sponsorship—let’s talk! You may have other ideas and we’re happy to discuss your ideas.
Note: All sponsorship levels are for annual season (July 1-June 30) donations.
We Can Help You Make Stock Donations
The SD Master Chorale now accepts donations of securities with no capital gains taxation for most transactions. For specific qualified IRA plans, there is no taxation under the IRS Qualified Charitable Distribution tax code. For questions or additional information, please call Matt Fallesen of Edward Jones at 951-764-9132.
Sound Financial Stewardship
The SD Master Chorale was awarded the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency in 2019. The following are some highlights of the Chorale’s secure and viable financial condition:
- Scott A. Becker Memorial Endowment Fund managed by the San Diego Foundation
- Long history of diverse donors, including private as well as public funding sources
- Decades of successful contract and self-produced, revenue-producing concerts