Why Give


Support Us

Since 1873, our dedicated and talented chorus has surrounded our city in song. May Festival performances are not just concerts to be simply heard, they are extraordinary and immersive experiences, described time and again as “inspiring, uplifting, thrilling, dynamic” and more!

The May Festival helps to make Greater Cincinnati a better, more vibrant, exciting and inspiring place to live, and gifts like yours are important for our organization. Much of our support comes from people like you, and we take pride in our ability to make your investment create amazing choral experiences. 

Do you have a story about what May Festival means to you? Do you have a favorite memory, or was there a performance that you particularly remember? We would love to hear your stories! Please contact Cat Dixon, Director of Advancement & Engagement, at 513.744.3321 or

How can YOU support the May Festival? It's easy!


Visit our Giving Page to make a contribution on our secure website.


Please make your check payable to The May Festival and return to: 
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202-7531

Credit Card

For your convenience, we accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. Make a secure gift online or call Cat Dixon, Director of Advancement & Engagement, at 513.744.3321.


Recurring payments are an excellent way to make your dollars go further; monthly gifts add up to make so much more possible! We can charge a card in installments or we can bill you according to your preference.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift opportunities to their employees and retirees; this is an excellent way to double the impact of your gift today!

Gifts of Stock

Donating appreciated stock not only supports May Festival, but brings you the advantage of extra tax benefits. Stock gifts may be transferred directly to the May Festival TD Ameritrade account #422217989, DTC #0188.

Bequests/Planned Giving

The gift that keeps on giving, a bequest to the May Festival ensures your gift continues in perpetuity. For example, a bequest of only $2,000 will provide an ongoing annual amount of $100 to the May Festival! Planned giving can take many forms, including a bequest in a Will, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, life insurance or retirement/IRA gift, etc., and each comes with its own unique benefits. Interested in including the May Festival in your estate plans (and joining our exclusive Planned Giving Society)? Contact Cat Dixon at 513.744.3321 or

Questions? Please contact Cat Dixon, Director of Advancement & Engagement, at 513.744.3321 or