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Columbia Pro Cantare's Mission

Columbia Pro Cantare is a nationally recognized mixed chorus of auditioned volunteer singers based in Howard County which seeks to present the finest choral literature in concerts of high artistic quality to a growing regional audience. It aspires to provide enriching musical experiences for musicians and non-musicians alike

The Columbia Pro Cantare invites all who appreciate its music to help financially - by supplying in kind services, supporting fundraising activities, donating cash and other assets and encouraging friends to purchase tickets and participate in the musical experiences offered by the diverse concerts produced each season.

To accomplish its mission and keep its prices affordable, the Columbia Pro Cantare must raise 30% of its budget each year from individual and corporate donations in an Annual Fund campaign.

In 2002, an Endowment Fund was established under the management of the Columbia Foundation. Contributions to the endowment fund ensure the long term stability of the Pro Cantare and allow it to concentrate on its mission of providing enriching musical experiences to both singers and to our audience.

Did you know our 2013-2014 Season is our 37th? As we make plans to celebrate, we need to begin raising funds now so we can continue to bring beautiful, uplifting choral music to our Howard County community. So we are asking you, our friends and supporters, to help us by making a contribution of $37 for our 37th year! 

THE MYTHS: You may wonder why we are asking for money again, and maybe you have even asked yourself some of these questions:
Myth:    "People buy tickets - that covers expenses, right?"
Fact
    Even with full houses, ticket revenue covers less than 20% of expenses.

Myth   "Wealthy donors take care of contributions - my thirty-seven bucks can't make that
             much difference
."
Fact:     In fact, over half of our donors give $100 or less. And this season most of the singers in
             our Chorus have made a contribution.

Myth:    "Choral singing?? Shouldn't I send my charitable dollars to third world countries?"
Fact:      Well, that's not a bad idea, but choruses improve communities in a few remarkable
              ways.

Compared to non-singers, adult choristers are more frequent voters, volunteers, and civic leaders, and are much more likely to contribute to philanthropic causes. So in a way, a contribution to a chorus might eventually make an even greater impact on that third world country (not to mention your own community)!

Thank you for your past assistance and for considering helping CPC celebrate our 35th Anniversary Season; to make a gift, you can use this form or donate online directly. Whether it's a stunning performance of Handel’s Messiah with full orchestra and soloists, a student who experiences live music for the first time, a new audience member touched by a concert, or a homeless person who finds a moment of joy through our outreach ticket offers, your donation will change our community for the better.

All our thanks,

The 130+ Singers, Staff, and Board of Columbia Pro Cantare

PS: Also this year we continue a tradition: the Singathon at the Mall in Columbia, a new opportunity to contribute and recognize members of the chorus by name. Simply: 1) click on the "Columbia Pro Cantare" button below to get to PayPal, then 2) in PayPal type in your Donation amount, and 3) in the Purpose box type the word "Singathon" and the name(s) of chorus members you wish to recognize.

Gifts to the Annual and Endowment Funds are typically acknowledged for one year in all of Pro Cantare's concert programs. For your convenience, donations, including to the Singathon, may be made using credit cards through PayPal by using the "Columbia Pro Cantare"  button below:


Alternatively, if you wish to use a check, a Donation Form  is available. Individual contribution levels to the Annual Fund are:

Benefactor $1000 or more  
Lyricist $600-$999  
Patron $300-$599 For further information, please contact our Executive Director:
Friend $100-$299  
Associate $50-$99 Elladean Brigham
    Columbia Pro Cantare
    5404 Iron Pen Place
    Columbia, MD  21044
    Phone: 410-799-9321
    e-mail: chorus@procantare.org

Thank you for your support!   

The Columbia Pro Cantare is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization.  All donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made to "Columbia Pro Cantare" or "CPC."

Gifts of cash or appreciated stock, made by mail, credit card or wire transfer, are gratefully accepted. Please inquire if your employer makes matching gifts to non-profits.

The Columbia Pro Cantare is funded in part by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where arts thrive.

Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is partially provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that believes that a great nation deserves great art.

 



 
CPC's 35th Concert Season was underwritten by generous grants from:
 
Howard County Arts Council through a grant from the Howard County Government ;
The Rouse Company Foundation;
The Columbia Foundation;
The Charles A. & Elizabeth G. Holmes Foundation;
The Jim & Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation