For year 2020: Whether you itemize or take the standard deduction, ALL U.S. taxpayers can deduct $300 of charitable donations straight from the top of your reported income.

You may earmark your donation to any or all projects of your choice:

  • Bellissima Opera’s Future Perfect
  • Bellissima Opera’s On Call Covid-19
  • Black Voices in Cabaret
  • Cabaret and Opera in the Classroom
  • Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion
  • SongShop Live Scholarship Fund

The biggest component of our 2020 fundraising campaign is to meet the $65,000 budget for our April and June 2021 premieres of the operas ON CALL and FUTURE PERFECT. As of November 2020, we’ve raised $27,500 in direct pledges and payments for the operas.

Donor CB writes: A good cause. My heart easily melts when children’s growth is concerned… If each one of us can only give $1000, even if ‘we cannot afford,’ then the goal is reached. Let’s think BIG!

Deneen, hearing Christine Steyer’s performance of the new aria “Red Is a Trick”, searched us out in order to send a generous check and wrote: I left Saturday with such a happy heart after hearing you sing! …Phenomenal!!!!

The text of “Red” comes directly from young people responding to gun violence in their neighborhoods. Be inspired when you hear it here.

Mail your check to:
Working In Concert
PO Box 259327
Chicago IL 60625
*Please include your email address and/or phone number.

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Fee-free payments can be made:
via Zelle to 773-450-8599 or
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Working In Concert’s EIN number as a federally tax-exempt charitable organization is 61-1636973

Contributions for the 2021-2022 Chicago Cabaret Week events should be made to Chicago Cabaret Professionals at

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