Your annual gift supports our current operations, including our outstanding concert series and our educational outreach programs. If you prefer to fund your gift later in the year, a pledge now will allow us to recognize your support right away while your actual gift is deferred to a more convenient time. An outright gift of appreciated securities such as stocks or bonds provides an extra tax benefit. In addition to receiving an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the security, you also avoid tax on the capital gain.
To make a donation via credit card please click here or call 816-561-9999.
To make a donation via check please make check payable to "The Friends of Chamber Music" and mail to:
The Friends of Chamber Music 4635 Wyandotte, Suite 201 Kansas City, MO 64112
The Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund grows steadily with your gifts – permanent contributions, held as an asset, from which income may be used to assure an otherwise improbable concert event and to serve as a safety net when we launch bold programs or face challenging times.
Gifts to the Endowment Fund may be tailored to the specific desires of the donor—perhaps to perpetuate an annual concert or to fund an educational program. The Endowment Fund is often particularly attractive to those who are considering planned gifts.
For more information, please call 816-561-9999 and ask to speak with Cynthia Siebert, Founder and Executive Director, or Howard Collinson, Development Director.
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Arts Impact in Kansas City
Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5(AEP5) Study Americans for the Arts (AFTA) released its Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 (AEP5) Study in June 2017, which features national and regional findings, including 2015 data for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The following are just a few of the findings that show that communities that support the arts and culture are investing in an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism. The nonprofit arts and culture sector of the City of Kansas City, Missouri
generates $244.2 million in total economic activity, or 88% of the economic impact for the entire Kansas City region.
generates $220.8 million in household income to local residents.
contributes 84% of the region’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector employment, supporting 7,515 full-time equivalent jobs. In addition, 7,616 volunteers donated a total of 346,465 hours, which represents a donation of time with an estimated aggregate value of $8,2 million.
delivers $7.9 million in local government revenue and $10.9 million in state revenue.
Also, tourists attending arts and cultural events in Kansas City, Missouri, spent an average of $31.18 per person. This compares to $21.74 per person for the average resident spend.