The International Music Foundation offers free classical concerts. We are looking for ways to attract monthly donors, as well as more donors at the $500+ level. We struggle with offering donor/member benefits because of the nature of our work. At this time, we offer reserved seats at $1,000 and concert sponsorships at $5,000 but are at a loss of what other perks we can offer that might attract donors to give at a higher level or consistently (monthly).
This project will better help us cultivate and steward donors. With free concerts (attendance every Wednesday is approx. 500), we often do not know who is in our audience. We struggle to create contact points with our constituents outside of acknowledgement letters and our annual appeal letters. We are looking for a way to better recognize and celebrate our donors.
We believe music to be life-affirming. Our mission is to expand access to classical music; to enhance opportunities for artists early in their professional careers; and to engage audiences in various settings through performance, education, and participation.
Since 1976, The International Music Foundation has been dedicated to presenting free classical music performances and music education experiences in the Chicago metropolitan area for people of all ages and degrees of musical awareness. Our signature programming includes the Dame Myra Hess Concerts, Rush Hour Concerts, Live Music Now, Do-It-Yourself Messiah and Make Music Chicago.