One Time Donations: Gifts of any size may be made in any amount and can be designated to a specific fund or project or may be used in support of the annual operations of The Choir. Our ongoing Youth Meets Bach program includes a number of educational outreach intiatives, including Bach 101, Bach to School, Family Concert, Festival Outreach and Youth Involvement and Bel Canto Children's Chorus of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.
Gifts of any amount may be given in memory of a family member or friend. Family members will be notified of your gift, and your donation will be acknowledged in our Festival program book.
Annual gifts may be made in any amount and are generally intended to be used in support of the daily operations of The Choir. Gifts may be designated towards new or on-going programs such as Bach at Noon, Bach to School and our lecture series. Occasionally, larger gifts are sought for special projects such as a new recording, national or international tour or facility and equipment needs.
RE-IMAGINING THE BETHLEHEM BACH FESTIVAL CAMPAIGN
A Fundraising Campaign to preserve the treasured legacy of our Festival while bringing fresh perspective to it and ensuring its future. Help us achieve our Re-imagining Festival Goal of 1 million dollars over three years.
KEY INITIATIVES to be funded by this campaign include involvement of young artists and audiences, inclusion of more intimate venues where artists can interact with the audience, Festival artist-in-residence, expanded national and regional marketing and publicity.
- Goal of $300,000 in general operating funds to cover the launching of our Festival initiatives. Your gift of any size from $100 to $25,000 will help us achieve this goal.
- Endowment gifts to fund new initiatives over the long term. Gifts of $1000 to $24,000 or naming gifts of $25,000 to $300,000 will help us with this goal.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has been supported for over a century by our Guarantors – donors who choose to make an on-going annual commitment. For as little as $125 annually, you can provide the funds that are used to support the general administrative and artistic operations of The Bach Choir organization. Students, young professionals and young family members under 30 may join as an Associate Guarantor for $50-$120.
Your contribution may be matched by your employer. Contact your Human Resources office to see if there is a matching program and to secure the appropriate paperwork.
Gifts to the endowment help The Bach Choir prepare for the future and ensure that the legacy will continue.
These designated endowment funds allow for continuous contributions to specific areas in which The Bach Choir would like to increase its activity or plan for capital expenses.
Endowment Giving Categories:
The Archives and History Fund
We are seeking a naming opportunity for this fund and establishing gifts are sought. These funds will support the culturally rich and diverse archival collection of The Bach Choir which contains materials of our over 100 year history.
The Joseph W. Ayers Maintenance Fund
This fund provides support for maintenance of The Choir’s musical instruments and office improvements and equipment.
The David & Carol Beckwith and Jack & Betsy Jordan Choir Recognition Fund
The over 90 volunteer singers in The Choir contribute over 10,000 hours each concert season in rehearsals and performances. This fund helps us subsidize the cost of musical scores and provides opportunities for musical and vocal enrichment and well-deserved expressions of appreciation, including our annual Choir dinner.
The Linda J. Danglemajer Educational Outreach Fund
These funds support our educational outreach programs including: Bach To School, Bach at Noon, Bach Choir Choral Scholars, and Family Concerts.
The Fairbairn Family Choir Development Fund
This fund helps support additional training activities for our Choir.
The Anthony R. Thompson & Vickie Ziegler Thompson Fund for Heckewelder House
This fund sustains the costs associated with operating the Bach Choir headquarters, including renovations, furnishing/equipment and annual costs such as rent, utilities and maintenance.
The Ifor Jones Memorial Chamber Music Concert Fund
This fund supports the chamber music concert series at our annual Festival.
The Recordings & Broadcasts Fund
A naming opportunity is still available for this fund which will support The Choir’s legacy of outstanding audio and video recordings. It also provides opportunities for archival recordings and expansion of local, regional and national broadcasts.
The Research & Scholarship Fund
A naming opportunity exists for this fund, designed to support continuing expansion of The Bach Choir’s research and scholarship activities.