Your support makes the music happen.


The Mount Desert Summer Chorale is a volunteer organization with just a few paid staff members.  Putting on outstanding programs takes contributions of many kinds from many people.  Your generous financial support funds scholarships for high school and college singers, honoraria for outstanding professional musicians to assist us, music purchases, and the many other expenses associated with running a healthy musical enterprise.  Your donation keeps the Mount Desert Summer Chorale strong and vibrant.  

The Mount Desert Summer Chorale is a not-for-profit corporation.  All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You can support the Chorale in the various ways described below.


General Fund 

The General Fund Supports the day-to-day operations of the organization and provides significant funding for our annual concerts and special events.  Approximately one-third of our budget comes from private donations to the General Fund.

  • To donate online via Razoo using a credit card, click here.  (Please consider turning on the Donation Booster to cover fees.)
  • For a donor form you can complete and mail, click here.

Al and Eva Meyer Fund

Established in 2000, this fund honors Al and Eva Meyer.  Al was a longtime Chorale member much loved and respected for writing program notes, translations, and other resources that enhanced the musical experience for both Chorale members and the audience.  The Meyer Fund supports the educational mission of the Chorale by providing scholarships for high school and college students who sing in the choir and paying conservatory students to play in the orchestra. 

  • To donate to the Meyer Fund online via Razoo using a credit card, click here.  (Please consider turning on the Donation Booster to cover fees.)
  • For a donor form you can complete and mail, click here.

Fund for the Future

The Fund for the Future was established in 2006 to help provide the Chorale with dependable annual income. We use 4% of the fund's value on September 30 as revenue for the following fiscal year, and we occasionally borrow larger amounts from the fund for extraordinary expenses.  Whether your gift is large or small, you help to ensure that future singers and audiences can enjoy the work of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale for generations to come.

  • To donate to the Fund for the Future online via Razoo using a credit card, click here.  (Please consider turning on the Donation Booster to cover fees.)
  • For a donor form you can complete and mail, click here.

Planned giving

You can ensure the Chorale's long term health and success by remembering us in your will, or you can designate the Chorale as a beneficiary of an IRA.  Generations to come will be grateful for your generosity and foresight.

  • To read more about planned giving, download this document or open this PDF.

Amazon smile

If you shop on Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile and directing the proceeds to the Mount Desert Summer Chorale.  When you do, Amazon donates a percentage of your eligible purchase amounts to the Chorale.  

  • Click here to get started.