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May Festival Annual Fund

Gifts to our annual fund help us address our most pressing needs across every aspect of the organization. More than 87% of all funds raised go to artistic and educational programs! Through the incredible generosity of people like you, May Festival is able to achieve even greater heights each year, inspiring and uplifting audiences of all ages through the power of our performances. Donate to the Annual Fund Today!

As a donor, you will play an instrumental role by ensuring that we continue to engage, energize and connect our community with the highest quality of great choral music for generations to come. ​

To send a check to The May Festival (attn: Annual Fund) at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202, make your check payable to Cincinnati May Festival​, and indicate how you would like your name to be acknowledged in the Season Souvenir Program. You may also donate online through our secure online donation form.

There are many options available to you; please take a look at the list of ways to support May Festival.

Please contact Helene Herbert, Director of Development, at 513.744.3250 or by email to discuss the full range of opportunities. To show our gratitude, we are pleased to offer you a series of special benefits that get YOU up-close-and-personal with the incredible thrill of May Festival’s performances. Please see below for more details.

Donor Benefits

Gift in honor of Robert Porco's 25th Anniversary ($25 –49)

Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude
Special listing and acknowledgement in the May Festival Season Souvenir Program Book

Shareholder Level ($50–74)

Shareholder Patron ($75–99)

Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude
Listing and acknowledgement in the May Festival Season Souvenir Program Book
Invitation to a Dress Rehearsal during the 2015 season

Quartet Level ($100–199)

Quartet Patron ($200–299)
All the above, plus
Voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert during their 14-15 season

Trio Level ($300–399)

Trio Patron ($400–499)
All the above, plus
Voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Vocal Arts Ensemble concert during their 2014-15 season
Invitation to Betsy Young Amen Party following the final concert of the 2015 season

Duo Level ($500–749)

Duo Patron ($750–999)
All the above, plus
Complimentary parking in the lots adjacent to Music Hall for the 2015 May Festival performances (limit of 4 passes)

Soloist Level ($1,000–2,499)

Soloist Patron ($2,500–4,999)
All the above, plus
Preferred seating at the 2015 Basilica concert (admission ticket not included)
(A VIP Pass will be mailed to you in advance of the concert)

Ensemble Level ($5,000–7,499)

Ensemble Patron ($7,500–9,999)
All the above, plus
Invitation to a special lunch with a May Festival guest artist

Chorus Level ($10,000 and above)

All the above, plus
Invitation to a post-concert reception with the evening's guest artists

Individuals who give an annual contribution of $25,000+ to support May Festival will enjoy a personally designed, custom tailored experience that includes exclusive privileges, premium access, and behind-the scenes action!

Please note: IRS regulations provide that your gift is tax-deductible in the amount it exceeds the value of any benefits you receive.  The value of benefits for each giving level is: Shareholder Level $0; Quartet Level $20; Trio Level $40; Duo Level $60; Soloist Level $60; Ensemble Level $60; Chorus Level $75.
* Patron Level gifts receive specialized donor listings.
Acknowledgement will be printed in the 2015 Season Souvenir Program pending receipt by April 14, 2015. Contributions after that date will be acknowledged in the 2016 Souvenir Program.