Donations can be made online below or by mailing this form and your donation to:
Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus
51 Jefferson Ave. Suite 3
Columbus, OH, 43215
A member of the staff will contact you about any benefits at the patronage level associated with your donation.
Donations to CGMC go to our operating fund in support of our mission. We rely on your support each year. Please explore the information below the donation form if you are interested in directing your donation to a specific fund.
Please consider a gift in support of CGMC’s mission of “Voices Raised. Lives Changed.”
Conductor | $10,000
Divo | $5,000-$9,999
Composer | $2,500-$4,999
Section Leader | $1,000-$2,499
Soloist | $500-$999
Ensemble | $250-$499
Please check to see if your employer matches your charitible contributions. If you have questions or would like to discuss with a member of our staff, please contact us here.
Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
At CGMC, we know it is about more than just the music. We’re changing people’s lives – one song at a time.
Please consider joining the growing number of people who share our vision of “Voices Raised, Lives Changed” and make a tax-deductible contribution to support our work. Your generous gifts are vital to our outreach and artistry and provide the foundation for everything we do.
We value all contributions regardless of the amount. Contributions of $50 or more are acknowledged in our concert playbills.
PLATINUM: $6,000 or more
GOLD: $2,800 to $5,999
SILVER: $1,450 to $2,799
COPPER: $750 to $1,449
BRONZE: up to $749
In 2006, the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus took a big step to ensure its future by establishing an endowment fund through the Columbus Foundation. This trust, known as the Crescendo Fund, was designed to secure the longevity of the Chorus by placing moneys aside for major capital expenditures and special needs. The Crescendo Fund is truly an investment in the future of the Chorus. The fund has not been designed to finance the day-to-day expenses of the organization. Instead, it is used to cover major purchases, such as new risers or a new portable keyboard, and other special needs as they arise.
Donations go to our general fund to support our mission. Please make a note on your donation if you would like your donation to go to any of the funds below.
In 2006, the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus took a big step to ensure its future by establishing an endowment fund through The Columbus Foundation. This trust, known as the Crescendo Fund, was designed to secure the longevity of the Chorus by placing monies aside for major capital expenditures and special needs. The Crescendo fund is truly an investment in the future of the Chorus. The fund has not been designed to finance the day-to-day expenses of the organization.
Referring to a Latin expression meaning “the enlightened,” Illuminati was created to respond to the community’s expressed desire for musical performances of a sacred or spiritual nature. Its mission is to extend our outreach, particularly to religious organizations, while respecting our members’ individual spiritual beliefs. Illuminati performs monthly at various religious institutions and events throughout central Ohio, and sometimes beyond, and is proud to be a bridge between the LGBTQIA+ and religious communities. Illuminati works to demonstrate that we all have a place in sacred spaces, and are whole, holy, and loved. Illuminati’s mission is to demonstrate, through song, that ALL people have a place in the religious community.
CGMC prides itself on removing as many barriers to membership as possible. CGMC charges no dues to its members, and works to keep costs of membership as low as possible. However, some costs do come up for members, including performance attire, travel to and from rehearsal and performances, and costs to attend festivals. The membership fund is maintained by CGMC, but is directed by its membership. It is designed to offset indirect costs of membership for those who could benefit from such assistance.