May Festival Annual Fund


Through the incredible generosity of people like you, May Festival is able to surround our city in song, inspiring and uplifting audiences of all ages through the power of great choral music. Donate to the Annual Fund Today!



As a donor, you will play an instrumental role in creating thrilling performances that engage, energize and connect our community for generations to come. Gifts to our annual fund help us address our most pressing needs across every aspect of the organization, and more than 87% of all funds raised go to artistic and educational programs.

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

Please contact Alana Nodell, 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 special, insider benefits. Please see below for more details.

With your gift, you receive our gratitude—as well as special benefits that get YOU up-close-and-personal with the incredible thrill of the May Festival experience!

Shareholder Level: $50–74   Patron*: $75–99

  • Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude
  • Listing and acknowledgement in the 2017 Season Souvenir Program Book

Quartet Level: $100–199   Patron*: $200–299

  • All the above, and:
  • Invitation to a 2017 Festival Rehearsal & Reception event at the Taft Theatre

Trio Level: $300–399   Patron*: $400–499

  • All the above, and:
  • Complimentary drink tickets (limit of two tickets, redeemable at the 2017 Taft Theatre performances)
  • Invitation to Betsy Young Amen Party following the final concert of the 2017 Festival

Duo Level: $500–749   Patron*: $750–999

  • All the above, and:
  • Voucher for two tickets to a Vocal Arts Ensemble concert during the 16/17 season.
  • Complimentary parking for the 2017 Taft Theatre performances  performances (limit of 4 passes)

Soloist Level: $1,000–1,999  Patron*: $2,000 - 2,499

  • All the above, and:
  • Voucher for two tickets to a CSO Friday evening concert during the 16/17 season (some restrictions may apply)
  • Preferred seating at the 2017 Basilica concert (admission ticket not includeda VIP Pass will be mailed to you in advance of the concert)

Chorale Level: $2,500–3,999   Patron*: $4,000–4,999

  • All the above, and:
  • Invitations to private Behind-the-Scenes Tours and Working Rehearsal Events

Ensemble Level: $5,000–7,499   Patron*: $7,500–9,999

  • All the above, and:
  • Invitation to a post-concert reception with guest artists and new artistic leaders

Chorus Level: $10,000 and above

Enjoy a custom experience that includes exclusive privileges, premium access, and behind-the scenes action!

*Patron level gifts receive specialized donor listings.

Internal Revenue Service 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 $0; Trio Level $20; Duo Level $60; Soloist Level $175; Chorale Level $175; Ensemble Level $175; Chorus Level TBD.