Kansas City's Gay Men's Chorus
Kansas City's Gay Men's Chorus

Support

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Support the ChorusHeartland 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.

Recognition Levels

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 “Director’s Prelude” receptions, held in private homes, to meet guest artists and learn about the “behind the scenes” preparation of HMC programs from Artistic Director Joe Nadeau
  • 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 $157,000.

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.

To contribute to the Endowment Fund with your tax-deductible contribution, please contact Cliff Schiappa, Development Director.

Legacy Society

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.

Cliff Schiappa, Development Director, can assist you with any contribution plans or questions you might have.