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25th Anniversary Campaign
September 2021 – September 2024
Goal: $400,000

Laura Jeppesen and Daniel Stepner, Honorary Co-Chairs

Since its inception in 1999, Blue Heron has earned recognition as North America’s leading early music vocal ensemble. Now acclaimed internationally, having won the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music and the 2020 Bestenliste (Quarterly Critics’ Choice) of the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award), Blue Heron looks to the future with confidence and excitement.

Buoyed by your generous support of our previous campaign, we are now launching our 25th Anniversary Campaign.  This campaign reaffirms that Blue Heron’s mission and highest priority is live performance, and we will build on our successes with the following goals:

  • Making our music more accessible to a wider and more diverse audience
  • Sharing the expertise we have acquired by training the next generation of musicians
  • Building upon our worldwide reach and influence through our online presence and in international festivals and other prestigious venues and platforms
  • Maintaining a regular schedule of CD releases
  • Fortifying our financial and administrative position for the long term

We have set a goal of $400,000 and, in the quiet phase, have reached over 80% of our goal! Please consider a pledge at a level comfortable to you to help us complete our goal. Your four-year pledge or one-time gift to a giving opportunity of your choice will be celebrated in the manner you prefer.

Please contact Kathleen Brittan at 978-395-1145 or to arrange your gift or answer any questions you may have. You have our sincere gratitude for your support!

25th Anniversary Campaign Giving Opportunities

Sponsorship levels are commensurate with our 2020 Strategic Plan goals.
Copies of the 2020 Strategic plan are available upon request.

Scott Metcalfe Sponsor
$60,000 or greater
Pledged at $15,000+ per year for four years

Recordings Sponsor
$50,000 – $59,999
Named Sponsor of a New CD:
Ockeghem Songs Vol. 2 (fall 2022)
Franco-Flemish Christmas (2023)
Complete Motets of Ockeghem & Regis (2024)
Ars Subtilior with Les Délices (2025)
Pledged at $12,500+ per year for four years 

Digital Distribution Sponsor
$30,000 – $49,999
Named Sponsor of Concert Filming
(all technical services for producing virtual concerts)
Pledged at $7,500+ per year for four years

Young Artist Sponsor
$15,000 – $29,999
Named Sponsor Young Artist Internship
Pledged at $3,750+ per year for four years

New Music Sponsor
$7,500 – $14,999
Named Sponsor of Commissioned New Works
Pledged at $1,875+ per year for four years

Home Season Sponsor
$5,000 – $7,499
Pledged at $1,250+ per year for four years

Programming Sponsor
Up to $5,000
TBD per year for four years

Click below to support Blue Heron with a donation by credit or debit card:

We welcome donations by check, made payable to “Blue Heron”, and mailed to:
Blue Heron
950 Watertown Street, Suite 8
West Newton, MA 02465

Contributions will be acknowledged in our concert program books at the following levels of support:

Archangel $10,000 and above
Angel $5,000 – $9,999
Benefactor $2,500 – $4,999
Guarantor $1,250 – $2,499
Patron $600 – $1,249
Sponsor $300 – $599
Supporter $125 – $299
Friend $50 – $124

Stocks and IRA distributions
Blue Heron does accept gifts of stock. Contact us for information on how to make a stock transfer. Did you know that distributions from IRAs made directly to Blue Heron may also receive favorable tax treatment? Ask your financial advisor.

Matching gifts
Did you know the value of your gift can be doubled? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your employer sponsors a matching program, please leverage your support: request a matching gift form from your employer, and send the completed and signed form in to Blue Heron with your donation. We will do the rest.

Underwriting a concert
Would you like to dedicate a concert to the memory of a special person in your life? Or, in honor of someone? You can do so by underwriting a major portion of the costs of a single concert on our Cambridge series. Learn more about this opportunity.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Inc. is a a tax-exempt non-profit organization under IRS code section 501(c)(3). Tax ID: 04-3522239.