Donate to the Annual Fund Today!

Music speaks to the heart, mind, and soul; it lifts us and inspires us; and it intimately connects us to our emotions. It has the profound power to open the human experience, and it enriches our lives beyond measure.

The Vocal Arts Ensemble is guided by our belief in the power. Our unparalleled performances combine the elite power of professional singers with architecturally beautiful spaces and breathtaking music to create experiences that envelop and inspire our listeners.
But we can’t do it without people like you.

Ticket sales only cover a percentage of performance expenses, and it is the support of choral music lovers like you that keeps the VAE able to do what we do best: present “sublime” musical experiences that are “both probing and inspiring”(Cincinnati Enquirer, 2015).

Help make our music possible – support the Vocal Arts Ensemble today!

Ways to Give:


Please make your check payable to the Vocal Arts Ensemble and return to

Vocal Arts Ensemble
Attn: Annual Fund
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-7531

Credit Card:

For your convenience, we accept Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. To make a donation using your credit card online, please click on the Donate Now button. You may also contact our Development Office at (513) 744-3231 or by email at



Spread your payments out over the year and make your dollars go further! We can charge a card in installments, or we can bill you according to your preference.


The VAE accepts gifts of appreciated stock in compliance with the IRS. Stock gifts may be transferred to our TD Ameritrade account. Please email at for account details.

Matching Gifts:

Many companies offer matching gift opportunities to their employees and retirees; this is an excellent way to immediately double the impact of your gift today!

Sponsor the VAE:

Receive guaranteed visibility and exposure for your company’s name, services, products, or brand, reinforce your reputation throughout the region, deepen relationships with existing customers, and greatly benefit our community with your support! Contact Steven Sunderman, Executive Director, at (513) 744-3250 or by email at for details.

Advertise in VAE Concert Programs: 

Your advertisement is VAE’s program books will reach an educated, well-traveled, and sophisticated audience of a broad age range. Contact for more information.

Donor Benefits

To show our gratitude, we are pleased to offer you a series of special benefits that get YOU up-close-and-personal with the incredible thrill of VAE’s performances. Please see below!

Conductor’s Circle ($1,000+)

All of the below perks, plus: Two (2) complimentary “be our guest” vouchers to all VAE concerts

Artist’s Circle ($500-999)

All of the below perks, plus:
Complimentary parking for all VAE concerts

Benefactor ($250-499)

All of the below perks, plus:
Two (2) complimentary drink tickets

Donor ($100-$249)

All of the below perks, plus:
Invitation to a rehearsal / reception event with the VAE artists

Friend ($50-99)

Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude
Listing and acknowledgement in VAE programs

Please Note: IRS regulations provide that your gift is tax-deductible in the amount it exceeds the value of any benefits you receive. The value for each giving level is: Friend: $0, Donor: $0, Benefactor: $24, Artist’s Circle: $104,  Conductor’s Circle: $344.


Please contact Cat Dixon, Director of Development, at (513) 744-3321 or by email at with any questions!