Your gift helps us to carry out our mission, to “celebrate the inherent dignity of all people through excellence in men’s choral music,” using the incredible power of words and music to change lives one song at a time. You make it possible for people to hear our voices as we sometimes overtly and sometimes subtly sing about equal rights. In addition, as a gay men’s chorus, we add a missing piece to the artistic tapestry of our community. Imagine life without a men’s chorus. Sad. Then imagine life without a gay men’s chorus. Disastrous! Since 2002, with the help of generous friends like you, we have changed hearts and minds through the power of music.

Like most arts groups, income from concert tickets pays less than 50% of the total cost of a performance; and financial support from supporters like you is the cornerstone of our success. Last year you and others like you accounted for 42% of our $102,000 revenue. You gave us the opportunity to sing newly commissioned music and beautifully arranged works. You also allow us to present guest artists, perform at community and benefit events, provide free tickets to reach out to people who haven’t yet heard us and support the needs of our members. Every contribution you make helps to make it possible for people to hear our voices and our message.

We are a Florida nonprofit corporation and have received IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization status. Your gifts may be deductible on your federal income tax return subject to IRS regulations and may be eligible for other tax advantaged treatments as well.

In addition here are several other ways you can make Tax Advantaged Gifts to become a major donor. “Please contact Harold Harkins, 813-389-6313 or harold@gmctb.org” to get more information about the following additional ways to increase the impact of your giving and to save you income taxes in some cases:

  • Matching Gifts
  • Retail Rewards Programs
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Planned Giving
  • Donations from IRAs
  • Endowment Gifts
  • Corporate Support
  • The Legacy Circle

Donor Benefits (amounts for the last 12 months)

Friend $50+
• Program recognition

Donor $100+
• Program recognition
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Section Leader Sponsor $250+
• Program recognition
• Pre-concert chat with sponsored section leader
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Accompanist Sponsor $500+
• Program recognition
• 4 VIP tickets for concert with sponsored soloist performance
• Introduction to soloist
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Composer Sponsor $1,000+
• Program recognition
• 4 VIP tickets for concert where sponsored repertoire is performed
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Concert Soloist Sponsor $1,500+
• Program recognition
• 4 VIP tickets for concert where sponsored repertoire is performed
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Maestro Sponsor $2,500+
• Program recognition
• 2 season subscriptions with VIP reserved seating
• Pre-concert conversations with the conductor
• Invitation to fundraising events and receptions

Bravo Society
The chorus produces small special events exclusively for donors who have contributed more than $500 or $1,000 over the 12 months preceding the event.

  • Cabaret Producer $2,500+
  • Concert Co-Producer $5,000+
  • Concert Producer $10,000+
  • Season Producer (2 concerts) $15,000+

Producer benefits include concert tickets, lobby signage at sponsored concert venue, recognition on pre-concert media screens, invitation to tech rehearsals, recognition from the podium at each sponsored performance, and to fundraising and Bravo Society events.