Our 2023 fundraising goals are to:

  • Expand our partnerships with schools to present CABARET and OPERA in the CLASSROOM
    $1000 supports three performers in residence all day in a public school. Earmark your donation to arts-in-education. We will announce sponsors of $250 or more.
  • Create a strong presence at the fifth Chicago Paris CABARET CONNEXION conference
    $3000 sends a fabulous Chicago performer to Paris, August 28-September 4, 2023. Support the conference in increments of $500.
  • Offer a monthly series featuring BLACK VOICES IN CABARET
    $2000 underwrites one of our monthly cabaret concerts by the award-winning roster of African-American performers. Support the concerts in increments of $250.
  • Create new concerts for International Women’s Day and beyond
    $2000 underwrites a classical vocal arts concert. Support the concerts in increments of $500.
  • Grow our SongShop Scholarship Fund to provide advanced training for professionals and serious amateurs
    —$50 supplements each scholarship recipient for two sessions of the DePaul Community Music weekly workshops
    —$800 sponsors the quarterly SongShop Live concerts whose net proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund
  • Promote our Transcendence operas to opera companies and universities
    —For example, $1200 underwrites our participation in the National Opera Association annual conference.

Individual donors have helped us bring in more than $54,000 since March 2020 to November 2022.

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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.

Working In Concert’s EIN number as a federally tax-exempt charitable organization is 61-1636973

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