There’s so much more we’d like to do to continue to enrich the quality of life in our community and we need your help to grow! By bridging the gap between expenses and ticket revenues, every gift plays a critical role in allowing us to continue to present choral excellence to our community. Won’t you please consider becoming part of our Pacific Chorale family?
Donations can now be made online:
Click on the links below for more information, or feel free to contact Briana Watson, our Individual Giving Manager, at 714-662-2345. The following programs are some of the many ways you can become involved.
Individual & Planned Giving
There’s something about the human voice raised in song that strikes a chord deep inside all of us. Your investment, no matter how large or small, will help Pacific Chorale continue to make a profound difference in your community, while ensuring that this amazing art form continues to thrive in Orange County and throughout the nation.
Friends of Pacific Chorale
What is life without friends? The Friends of Pacific Chorale (gifts of $100 to $999) consist of individuals who want to show their support and be a part of the Pacific Chorale family. Through their gifts, Friends members recognize the value of providing accessible choral music education and music programs in our community and want to ensure that Pacific Chorale continues to be one of America’s best choirs. As members, Friends of Pacific Chorale also enjoy selected benefits for their generous support.
A Cappella Society
A cappella music — vocal music without instrumental accompaniment —presents choral music in its purest form. A Cappella Society members (gifts of $1,000 to $9,999) represent our most loyal and dedicated patrons, the heart of Pacific Chorale. These community members, businesses, corporations and foundations have made a significant commitment to the choral art form and to strengthening Pacific Chorale’s musical mission. A Cappella Society members also enjoy selected benefits for their support.
Conductor’s Society patrons (gifts of $10,000 or more) lead by example with their outstanding generosity. We are truly honored by their support and are grateful for their vision. Conductor’s Society members are entitled to our most exclusive privileges.
The Encore Society recognizes and honors those who have included Pacific Chorale as part of their estate planning. By remembering Pacific Chorale in a will, an insurance policy or retirement plan, by establishing a charitable remainder trust, or through any other planned-giving vehicle, you have the opportunity to leave a definite legacy and ensure the preservation of quality choral music and education. Have you ever considered extending your generosity beyond your lifetime?
Pacific Chorale gratefully acknowledges the following benefactors for their extraordinary support:
- Mark E. Aldrich
- John Alexander
- Percy Brotherton*
- Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell
- Phyllis and Terry Clark
- Warren Coy
- Jacline R. Evered
- Roger and Gerri Gibb
- Ron Gray
- George W. Haas*
- George Hatchard*
- Tom and Anne Henley
- Mark and Donna Hoover
- Dennis L. Houser
- Michael and Susan Jacobs
- Janice Johnson
- Barbara Kingsbury
- John and Jan Landstrom
- Randi W. Larsen
- Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons
- Karen M. and James S. McBride Endowment Fund
- Richard Messenger
- Jeanette Moon
- Thomas C. Moore Trust*
- Ann and Steve Morris
- Betsy and Jerry Moulton
- Patricia Newton
- Elizabeth Pearson
- Sandy and Val Policky
- Thomas A. and Bonnie J. Pridonoff
- Dr. Loraine Reed
- Ron Rudderow
- Jane Shepherd
- Susan Van Wig
- Martha and Peter Wetzel
- Vina Williams
If you have already remembered Pacific Chorale in your estate plan, or are interested in doing so, please contact our Development Manager at 714-662-2345. All inquiries will be strictly confidential.
Contributions to Pacific Chorale’s Endowment Fund are invested in perpetuity; the interest generated from the Endowment helps to provide the Chorale with long-term financial stability. The Chorale is delighted to acknowledge its generous Endowment Fund donors. We are deeply grateful to them for their belief and investment in the organization’s future.
Commitments of $1,000,000 and above
William J. Gillespie
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons, Artistic Director Chair
Commitments of $100,000 and above
Commitments of $50,000 and above
Janice Johnson, in memory of Roger W. Johnson
John and Elizabeth Stahr
Commitments of $25,000 and above
Marilyn and Tom Nielsen
George H. I. Reiss
Commitments of $10,000 and above
Wells Fargo Bank
Greg and MarJane Christofferson
Dr. Edward and Mrs. Helen Shanbrom, in memory of David Lee Shanbrom
Vina and Barry Williams
Commitments of $5,000 and above
Anne B. Nutt
Commitments of $1,000 and above
Michael and Karen Carroll
Dr. James and Yuko Kawai Dunning
Michael and Eleanor Gordon
Dennis V. Menke
Richard and Michele McNeil
Carl and Susan St.Clair, in memory of Cole Carsan St. Clair
Pacific Chorale is committed to providing the highest quality performances and recordings of choral masterworks of the past, creating masterworks of the future, and educating audiences of all ages. Creating such masterworks is expensive, but we believe well worth the investment. However, we cannot accomplish this without your support!
Concert sponsorship gifts play a critical role in the success of Pacific Chorale’s music programs by bridging the gap between expenses and ticket revenues. We invite you to explore these opportunities with a member of our team, who can help create a benefits package to match your philanthropic interests in the community, and in particular, with Pacific Chorale.
Celebrate milestones, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations, and honor the memory of relatives and friends! The Pacific Chorale Tribute Fund provides you with an opportunity to express your feelings in a truly distinctive and memorable way.
Gifts can be made in any amount and designated to benefit the Pacific Chorale in the following areas:
- The area of greatest need
- Pacific Chorale Endowment Fund
- Specific project or program
- Concert Sponsorship
For more information about these or any other ways to support Pacific Chorale financially, please contact our Development Manager at (714) 662-2345. Thank you for your interest in our performances and programs!
Corporate & Foundation Giving
Corporate and Foundation support is an essential component of our annual fund. Grants from corporations and foundations provide the vehicle for Pacific Chorale to bring choral music to the community through performances and outreach programs. Each year, Pacific Chorale reaches over 50,000 individuals through these activities.
Corporate and Foundation support can be specifically designated toward the following categories:
- General operating support
- Specific concerts or concert series
- Commissioning of new works
- Education programs, including:
- – Passage to the Arts
- – Intro to the Arts
- – Choral Festival
- – Concert previews and lecture series
- – Educational “Meet the Composer” projects
Did you know that your personal gift to Pacific Chorale may be doubled or even tripled? Many companies participate in matching gift programs and quarterly, bi-annually and/or annually match their employees’ donations to community nonprofits. For purposes of recognition, Pacific Chorale is pleased to credit matching gifts along with an individual’s personal gift.