In 1873, a group of visionaries came together with the idea of presenting musical festivals in Cincinnati. These men and women conceived a festival that would transform the musical tastes of America and, at the same time, enhance Cincinnati’s image and national reputation. Due to the expansive dreams and pragmatic skills of its founders and a countless number of volunteers, the May Festival and May Festival Chorus of today delight and enrich the lives of tens of thousands of individuals every year.
We look at the founders of the May Festival with great admiration. Future generations will view current contributors with appreciation for having the foresight and wisdom to preserve the heritage and ensure the continued growth of the May Festival and May Festival Choruses.
Ways of Giving
Please make your check payable to Cincinnati May Festival and mail to:
Attn: Annual Fund
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-7531
The Cincinnati May Festival accepts Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. Simply provide us with the account number and expiration date. To make a donation using your credit card, please call 513.744.3248 and ask for the May Festival office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of Stock
Many donors are taking advantage of the extra tax benefits of donating appreciated stock. Stock gifts may be made through the May Festival account at Merrill Lynch. To make a transfer, you will need the following information:
Merrill Lynch, May Festival Account # 636-04-J47, DTC # 5198
The contact is Nicole Wulker, 513.579.3603.
Matching Company Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift options to their employees and retirees. Increase your giving to the May Festival through this method!
A gift that keeps giving, a bequest to the May Festival endowment can ensure that your annual support of the May Festival continues in perpetuity. For example, a bequest of only $2,000 will provide an annual amount of $100 to the May Festival. Interested in including the May Festival in your estate plans? For information on the benefits of planned giving, contact the May Festival at 513.744.3248.