Your Gift Makes a Difference
Heartland Men’s Chorus is the largest and highest profile gay organization in the Kansas City region, and one of the most recognized arts organizations in the Midwest. Your financial support can transform lives, enhance the cultural landscape of Kansas City and be a powerful agent to change hearts and minds.
Contributions to the Annual Fund support the work of the Chorus, allowing us to purchase music, commission new works, and bring our message to places where our voices need to be heard, including school and regional outreach with our acclaimed social justice programs And Justice for All and When I Knew. Ticket sales and member dues account for less than 40% of our annual operating budget. Your continued support is critical for us to continue changing lives through music.
Heartland Men’s Chorus is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
|Producer’s Circle||$25,000 or more|
|Conductor’s Circle||$10,000 – $24,999|
|Director’s Circle||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Major Benefactor||$2,500 – 4,999|
|Benefactor||$1,000 – $2,499|
|Patron||$500 – $999|
|Sponsor||$250 – $499|
|Subscriber||$100 – $249|
|Donor||$50 – $99|
|Friend||$25 – $49|
|All donors to the Annual Fund are acknowledged in our playbills for a period of 12 months from the date of donation.|
Heartland Soul Society
Heartland Soul is an esteemed group that supports Heartland Men’s Chorus with individual gifts of $750 or more each year. Members recognize that the Chorus provides a unique voice in our region and that through music we can truly make a difference. They also recognize that HMC is a positive, proud, and affirming presence for our gay community and with fiscal support can create programming that not only entertains, but changes hearts and minds. To make giving more convenient, your gift can be charged to your credit card in monthly installments.
Heartland Soul members receive several benefits:
- Invitations to occasional donor thanks events or “Director’s Prelude” receptions to meet guest artists and learn about the “behind the scenes” preparation of HMC programs from the artistic director
- Free parking at the Folly Theater during all concerts
- Preferred subscriber upgrades for season tickets
- Honorary numbered Heartland Soul lapel pin denoting membership
Support the Endowment
The Heartland Men’s Chorus Endowment Fund has received tax-deductible contributions of more than $300,000.
Administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Endowment Fund is a resource that ensures the long-term financial health of the Chorus.
The fund was created in 1998 to honor Bill Casey and Reuben Reynolds for their years of service to the Chorus. In 2013, the fund was expanded to honor Dr. Joseph P. Nadeau who had served as Artistic Director for 15 years.
To contribute to the Endowment Fund with your tax-deductible contribution, please contact Rick Fisher, Executive Director.
Heartland Men’s Chorus Legacy Society is a group of donors who have remembered the Chorus in their estate planning. Through a bequest to Heartland Men’s Chorus, you can show your continued support for our work.
Dudley Hogue, Development Director, can assist you with any contribution plans or questions you might have.
Ways to Give
Support HMC with an online donation through our secure shopping cart.
Give by Mail
Donations can be mailed to:
Heartland Men’s Chorus
PO Box 32374
Kansas City, MO 64171-5374
Give by Phone
Call Dudley Hogue, Development Director at (816) 931-3338 to make a one-time gift or a recurring monthly donation.
To make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, please call Dudley Hogue at (816) 931-3338 so that we may be sure to acknowledge your gift properly.
Heartland Men’s Chorus was founded 33 years ago as a safe oasis for a community scarred by fear and hatred. Today, HMC helps change hearts and minds in Kansas City’s robust arts and cultural scene by enlightening, inspiring, healing and empowering. We hope you’ll join us, hear us lift our voices, and support our programs as we sing to spread our messages of hope and peace.