MAKE A GIFT

Become a Donor and Get Closer to the Music! Classical Kids Music Education seeks to significantly improve access to integrated, quality arts education as well as foster the belief in the importance of arts education as an essential part of a high-quality education. We rely on your charitable contributions to maintain existing programming, create new productions, and expand our ability to reach even more children. Through the generosity of supporters like you, Classical Kids Music Education is able to create extraordinary productions that captivate, educate, and inspire audiences as well as develop new arts education programming and collaborative initiatives that will further enrich the lives of children and benefit their communities. All donations are fully tax deductible. Classical Kids Music Education is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

CORPORATE MATCH

Your gift can possibly be matched by your employer – doubling or even tripling the amount of your original gift – and increasing your benefits. It’s easy. Just contact your personnel office and ask them if your company matches gifts to nonprofit organizations.

We will be happy to provide any organizational information that your company requires. Please contact Holly Robison for assistance.

Make a secure, online donation or download our donation form and mail your gift.

LEVELS OF GIVING

Click below for levels and benefits of giving, additional ways to support Classical Kids and more!

THE GIVING ORCHESTRA

MAestro

10,000+

Private Dinner with the Classical Kids Actors and Director

Platinum Framed Photo with Actors, Director and Conductor

Backstage passes and photo ops at all Classical Kids concerts

10 Complimentary Tickets at every Classical Kids concert

Name recognition in all CKME press releases

Name recognition on the CKME Website

Complimentary Merchandise (CDs of all Classical Kids Recordings, Classical Kids T-Shirt and Mug)

Invitations to & VIP recognition at all Classical Kids events

CONDUCTOR

5,000-9,999

Gold Framed Photo with Actors and Director

Backstage passes and photo ops at all Classical Kids concerts

8 Complimentary Tickets at every Classical Kids concert

Name recognition in all CKME press releases

Name recognition on the CKME Website

Complimentary Merchandise (CDs of all Classical Kids Recordings, Classical Kids T-Shirt and Mug)

Invitations to & VIP recognition at all Classical Kids events

Virtuoso

3,000-4,999

6 Complimentary Tickets at each of 4 Classical Kids concerts

Backstage passes and photo ops at above Classical Kids concerts

Name recognition on the CKME website

Complimentary CDs of 4 Classical Kids Recordings

Classical Kids T-Shirt and Mug

Invitations to all Classical Kids events

SOLOIST

1,000-2,999

4 Complimentary Tickets at each of 3 Classical Kids concerts

Backstage passes and photo ops at above Classical Kids concerts

Name recognition on the CKME website

Complimentary CDs of 3 Classical Kids Recordings

Classical Kids T-Shirt and Mug

Invitations to all Classical Kids events.

THE SUPPORTER SOCIETY

AFICIONADO

500-999

2 Complimentary Tickets to a Classical Kids Concert

Complimentary CD of a Classical Kids Recording

Classical Kids T-Shirt and Mug

Invitations to Classical Kids Events

PATRON

250-499

Complimentary CD of a Classical Kids Recording

Classical Kids T-Shirt

Invitations to Classical Kids Events

FRIENDS & FAMILY

Any Gift up to $250

Invitation to Classical Kids events

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

THE ANGEL ALLIANCE: PLANNED GIVING

Designate a special gift to benefit Classical Kids Music Education in the future through bequests, life insurance, trusts, IRA’s or other planned giving arrangements. These important gifts ensure that CKME will continue to be among the nation’s leading organizations for protecting and preserving classical music for generations to come. We invite any Classical Kids friend to remember CKME in their estate plans and become a member of The Angel Alliance. Formalize your commitment to Classical Kids Music Education and allow us to thank you today for the generosity you will be providing in the future. If you have already included CKME in your will, please let us know so you can enjoy the many benefits of The Angel Alliance. Contact Holly Robison for more information.

AMAZONSMILE

Amazon offers this program that allows you to support non-profit organizations as you shops. Just click here and shop as you normally do.  Because you used this link, Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Classical Kids.  Save this link as your default shopping page for Amazon and your future purchases will go to support us!  Shop and give!

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

We offer sponsorship packages at the following levels, as well as customizable sponsorship packages for specific performances and/or projects.  Please contact Holly Robison, Development & Communications Manager, holly@classicalkidsnfp.org for more details!

  • Platinum Baton $30,000+
  • Gold Baton $20,000
  • Silver Baton $15,000
  • Bronze Baton $7,500

FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT

Both private foundations and governmental agency are integral to the success of Classical Kids Music Education.  In addition to general operating support, Classical Kids is always in need of support for one of our many outreach programs that seek to offer music education at no cost or discounted rates for communities and organizations facing obstacles.  Click to find out more information about each of these programs: Music Inspires!Chicago Expansion InitiativeEvery Orchestra, Every Child, and our Licensing Initiative. Please contact Holly Robison, Development & Communications Manager, holly@classicalkidsnfp.org for more deta

OUR SUPPORTERS

GOVERNMENT & FOUNDATIONAL SUPPORT

The Dr. Scholl Foundation

Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund of the DeKalb Community Foundation

Illinois Arts Council

The Pauls Foundation

Helen Brach Foundation

Disney Matching Gift Program

Leo Burnett USA Matching Gift Program

THE GIVING ORCHESTRA

Berit Helser (Angel Donor*)

SUPPORTER SOCIETY

2019-2020 

Charlie Anderson
Roger Anderson
Dale & Jean Avery

Thad Avery
Penelope Bailer
Brian Barasch

David Barta
Amy Bayersdorfer in honor of Susan Marks

Brent Bell
Laurie Berg
Natalie Berg
John Blane
Nicole Blustein
Connie Boinski
Jeanne Brantigan
Michael Camp
Lindsey Colby
Katy Coy
Matthew Cruz
Kimberley Dilley

C.J. de Vera
Jeff Duke
Kelly Eiden
David Edelman
Laura Fitzgerald

Karen Gallaher
Sandy Gamett
Lee Garrison
Sharon & Dan Garrison
Ken Green
ChrisTina Sonora Herrington
Carey Heaton
Kelsey Hudson
James Jensen
Pamela Johnson
Adam Jones
Russell Jones

Kara Kane
Ronald Keaton
Terry Knight
Jenny Koppera
Dan Krontz
David Locey

Al Lehnert
Michael Lerich
Fran Lyon-Dugin
Ryan Mac
Eric Markinson
Kyle Martin
Will Martin

Maggie Mcgloon-King
Manoj Mehta
Moha Mehta
Smriti Mehta
Michelle Merrill
Pragya Mishra
Ann Molison
Linda Muchow
Marlo Stoll Mravec
Kelly Muir
Laila Nabhan
Nikki Nelson & Ronald Martin
Travis Newton
Jeffrey Ortmann
Sharon Pannozzo
Ron Pass

Jean Pement
Michael Pement

Paul Pement
Andrew Redlawsk

David Redlawsk
Don Reinhold
Ellen Rosewall

Patricia Rusk
Alan Salzenstein

Lara Shelton
Gina Sparacino
Tim Stadler
Helmut & Ingrid Stefan
Terri Mcgloon Strack

Ann Strauss
Beth Strum
Elizabeth Swider

Elizabeth Sywak, in honor of David Sywak
Eric Wallbruch

J. Christopher Warmanen
Mary Wheeler
Myron White

Ann Wise
Rita Wise
David Woody
David Woolwine
Stephanie Vera

*Angel Donor: Special VIP status given to one who has surpassed $75,000 in lifetime support of Classical Kids. We are eternally grateful to you!

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