Support the Choral Society of Durham

Exciting news for Fall 2019: Become a CSD Sustaining Donor and an additional $100 will be added to your donation by CSD Artistic Director Rodney Wynkoop!

Ticket sales cover only a portion of concert costs, and we rely on grants and the financial support of our friends to make our performances possible. Help us enrich the cultural life of the Triangle community. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will help us continue to offer high-quality performances of choral masterpieces with professional orchestra and soloists. 

If you become a new monthly sustaining donor, CSD’s Artistic Director Rodney Wynkoop will provide an additional $100 contribution to CSD for the first 34 new monthly sustaining donors (of at least $10/month.) Why 34?  In honor of this being his 34th year of being our conductor and artistic director!   (Spoiler alert:  if we get more than 34 new sustaining donors, we may be able to extend the challenge beyond that, as well.  We’d love to exceed our goal!)

Please see below for more details about becoming a Sustaining Friend.

Click here to listen to a 2-minute clip from our April 2018 concert featuring a beautiful segment from Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna

 


Become a Friend of the Choral Society

Our Friends will receive the following benefits:

Sponsor’s Circle — $2,500: recognition in all concert programs, ten reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts, an invitation to the annual conductor’s dinner, and any past CD recordings from the CSD archives as desired. Prominent recognition as a presenting sponsor in concert programs and related publicity can be discussed (if desired).

Conductor’s Circle — $1,000: recognition in all concert programs, eight reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts, an invitation to the annual conductor’s dinner, and any past CD recordings from the CSD archives as desired.

Benefactor — $500: recognition in all concert programs, six reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts and a CD recording from the CSD archives of your choosing.

Patron — $250: recognition in concert program and four reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts.

Donor — $100: recognition in the concert program and two reserved-section seating passes for each of our full ensemble concerts.

Contributor — $50: recognition in the concert program.


Sustaining Friend

All you good folks who keep CSD thriving with your generous contributions — and you equally good folks who’ve been meaning to help, but it keeps slipping your mind — may we offer a tip? Many of us singers who support The Stuff That Makes Life Good are quite smitten with the increasingly popular option of becoming a SUSTAINING DONOR.

What a boon for the procrastinators, the absent-minded, the solicitation-averse among us! No more fund drive-generated indecision and guilt! And, with just a modest monthly drip from your funds into ours, no more big bites out of your bank account. You won’t feel a thing . . . But we’ll have the assurance of your gift’s ongoing presence in our budget.

You will be recognized and receive benefits at the Friend level equal to the value of a full 12-months of your pledge (e.g. $21/month = $252/year and receives recognition and benefits at the CSD Patron level). 
 It’s a win-win situation if we ever heard one.  Simple. Effective. And, believe us, deeply appreciated! All you have to do is select “make this recurring” on the donation page.


Planned Giving

The Choral Society of Durham is welcomes a wide array of gifts, including appreciated securities and planned gifts, both for current use and directed for endowed funds.  Including the Choral Society in your estate plans is a meaningful way to leave a legacy that ensures the future of great choral music in the Triangle.  For more information on making planned gifts to the Choral Society, please contact our Development Chair.


Business Partners

We are grateful for the support of Triangle businesses who can receive recognition opportunities and benefits in addition to what is listed above.  We welcome the opportunity to share information about our Business Partner opportunities.  Please contact our Development Chair for more details.