Support GMCLA and Make a Difference!

Please help support GMCLA’s music and outreach programs; the Alive Music Project, our outreach to incarcerated youth through the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, and our twelve-week music education programs in LAUSD schools in collaboration with Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.

Please help support GMCLA’s music and outreach programs; the Alive Music Project, our outreach to incarcerated youth through the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, and our twelve-week music education programs in LAUSD schools in collaboration with Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.  Click to make a Single Donation or a Recurring Donation over time.

Become a Shining Star

Ticket sales cover only part of GMCLA’s expenses. Neither our artistic nor our youth education programming would be possible without our shining stars!

Click on an option below to contribute to our work and join our Shining Stars. If you are making a gift of $1,200 or greater, scroll to the Annual Fund section below, or contact the GMCLA office, at (424) 239-6506.

We would like to thank our Shining Stars! With your support we produce three show-stopping concerts per season, have reached over  65,000 teenagers with our Youth Outreach Programs, and are beginning to offer full term music education to youth in schools where no other opportunities exist to study choral music.

Thank you for including GMCLA in your giving. Community members like yourself make our work possible.

Shining Star Giving Levels and Benefits

Brilliant Stars – $1,000-$1,200

A gift at this level allows 25 members of under-served communities to attend a GMCLA performance for free.

Radiant Stars – $500-$999

A gift at this level provides bus transportation for teenagers to and from a GMCLA season concert. More than two thirds of teenagers who attend report never having seen a musical performance in a professional venue before.

Luminous Stars – $250-$499

A gift at this level allows us to hire a composer to create a new song arrangement for one of our season concerts. Arrangements commissioned by GMCLA are used by other choruses nationally and internationally.

Rising Stars – $100-$249

Gifts at this level help us cover all of the basics needed to do all that we do, from photocopying music for singing members and youth participants in our educational programs to covering the necessary costs of office equipment and software.

Join GMCLA’s Annual Fund

SPONSORS AND CONDUCTORS CIRCLE

The Conductors Circle is GMCLA’s premier giving society for individual donors.  Donors to the Conductors Circle support the work of the chorus with gifts of $1,200 or more and receive invitations to private events and rehearsals,  and have the ability to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

GMCLA  is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed. Our Refund Policy can be found here.

For more information please contact Executive Director Lou Spisto at GMCLA by filling out the form below.

Conductors Circle Annual Giving Program Benefits

$1,200+ ($750 is tax deductible if taking tickets)

  • Listing in all GMCLA programs
  • Priority access to purchase additional tickets at a discount, before single tickets go on sale to the general public
  • *Up to 2 Premium tickets for each of three concerts per year

$2,500+ ($2000 is tax deductible if accepting tickets)

All of the above plus

  • Listing on GMCLA website
  • Invited to a GMCLA hosted private reception each season
  • *Up to 2 Premium tickets for each of three concerts per year

$5,000+ ($4500 is tax deductible if taking tickets)

All of the above plus –

  • Have a GMCLA staff member provide personal assistance with all ticketing needs
  • Invited to attend a GMCLA rehearsal and a dessert break with the full Chorus
  • *Up to 2 Premium tickets at the two Alex theatre Concerts and 2 Front Orchestra concert tickets at Walt Disney Concert Hall (concert only)

$10,000+ ($9000 is tax deductible if taking tickets)

All of the above plus –

  • Listing on all GMCLA weekly e-newsletters with Institutional Sponsors
  • Invited to a special luncheon with the Music Director and Executive Director
  • *Up to 4 Premium tickets at the two Alex Theatre Concerts and 4 Front Orchestra concert tickets at Walt Disney Concert Hall (concert only)

$25,000+

All of the above plus –

  • Concert and Season Sponsorships begin at 25k and up.

*The number of tickets offered at each level is denoted and is not cumulative.

If taking tickets as a benefit please let us know when you make your gift. The value of the tickets will be deducted from the allowable tax-deduction in your acknowledgement letter.

For more information, please contact:

Lou Spisto at lou@gmcla.org or 424-239-6499 or
Tim Bowman at tim@gmcla.org or 424-239-6506

Conductors Circle Inquiry

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Our Sponsors and Conductors Circle Members

$50,000+

Hyundai Motor America • The Richard & Carol Weaver Foundation • The Estate of Steven Erenberg

$35,000+

AT&T • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund • Eugene Kapaloski • WellsFargo

$25,000+

The Ariadne Getty Foundation • Brian Roskam & Mike Werb • Patrick Cullen • Doug Hutchinson • Los Angeles County Arts & Culture • Mary Ann Blair

$10,000+

Barrett Porter • Dan McGee • Greg Weaver & Haig Youredjian • IAC • Lynda DeLogi • Matthew Alexander • Morgan Stanley • Patrick Cullen • Rational Vaccines • US Bank • Hagop & Zarig Youredjian

$5,000+

AIDS Healthcare Foundation • Chappy Inc. • City of West Hollywood • David Weerthe • Dean McKillen • Dennis Cornell Lenahan • Dov Shalman • Eric d’Arbeloff & Howard Cohen • FARING. • GALA Choruses, Inc • Gary Hayashi • Germanacos Foundation • Mani Brothers • Neil Spidell & John Jackowski • Rich Newcome & Mark Enos • Rob Lofaro • Shawn Ingram • Stefve Holzer • Steven Neiffer • The Cuddlers • The Kevin Huvane Foundation • Union Bank Foundation • Willis Hayes

$2,500+

Alex Morales & David Connors • Arthur Antin • California Community Foundation • Curtis & Roman Drake • Daniel Rothbauer • David Backus • Even Fable & Michael Plante • Gary Steinberg & Stephen Ceplenski • Greg Thorneycroft & Frank DeVitis • It Gets Better Project – LA • Jim Howard • JK Hilbert • John Bowab • Jon Fimbres • Krista Weaver • Lauren Schellenbach • Mark Coker & Kirk Stone • Mark Gallon & Zoilan Montemayor • Michael Libow • NBCUniversal Media, LLC • Rob Gordon • Robert Sieber & Lucio Maramba • Ron de Salvo • Scott Green • Tom Klebba & Jay Lesiger • William C Bergens • Zachary Gassoumis • Zachary Krasman & Nikolas Primack & Norah

$1,200+

Andrew Holinsky • Bill Christer • Bob Smiland • Brian Medico-Wright • Brian Nolan • City National Bank • Colin Gibson • Dan Delp & Fernando Katz • Daryl Miller & Daniel Gaines • David Jahn • David Suhajda • Dean Pitchford • Douglas Hart • Dr. Edward Salm • Eric George • Jeremy Best • Karl Knudsen • Keith Kaplan • Kevin Jones • Lakin Soldate • Martha Henderson • Michael Barrett • Michael Murphy • Richard Bardowell • Richard Martin & Allen Luke • Richard McCune • Ronald Cammarata • Kenneth Stabins & Tim Phillips • Susan Leary • Susan Mackensen

Thank you to all our generous Conductors Circle members and Sponsors!

Our members sing not only to entertain, but to help bring about a world free from homophobia and all other forms of discrimination. With your gift, you join us in this important work. Ticket sales from GMCLA performances provide only 20% of the funding needed to do all that we do – it is only because of contributions from community members like yourself that we are able to do our part to build a better world.

Your ongoing support is critical, and we cannot thank you enough.

The Eternal Star Society

Our Eternal Stars are individuals who have named GMCLA as a beneficiary in their will, trust, or retirement account. If you decide to make such a bequest, please contact our Office Manager at (424) 239-6506 or tim@gmcla.org so that we can share our appreciation now. Donors who pledge to make a planned gift will be honored and featured in our Eternal Star Society (unless you prefer to remain anonymous).