Ways to give to Choral Arts Ensemble


Cash and Online Gifts

CAE is happy to accept electronic gifts online via credit card or debit card through a safe and convenient online donation form. You may also set up recurring/sustaining gifts through your bank account or credit card by calling us at 507-252-8427 or by emailing us here.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stock provide a wonderful way to support Choral Arts Ensemble while benefiting from important tax advantages. Consult your broker to choose the best option from your portfolio for making a stock gift. Stock transfers may be arranged through our brokerage firm as listed below:


Pratt, Kutzke & Associates, LLP

Daniel Kutzke

959 34th Avenue NW​

Rochester, MN 55901


DTC# - 0226

Account # - 0QF900864


Planned Giving

Consider including Choral Arts Ensemble in your estate or long-range financial plans. With your planned gift, you may enjoy financial or tax benefits while also helping ensure that Choral Arts Ensemble will endure for generations to come.


There are many options available to those who wish to include Choral Arts Ensemble in their long-range financial planning. The simplest is a bequest in your will. Or, you can establish a charitable remainder trust with Choral Arts Ensemble named as a trust beneficiary. You also may designate Choral Arts Ensemble as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, a life insurance policy or by designating CAE the ultimate recipient of a bank account, certificate of deposit, or security. Please let us know if you already have included Choral Arts Ensemble in your estate or financial plans and not previously told us. All requests for information will remain confidential.


You should consult your tax, legal or financial advisors concerning the specific details of making a planned gift to Choral Arts Ensemble and to help you determine which approach is best for you.


IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Gifts

Benefactors who meet certain IRS requirements may make gifts from their IRA that count toward their annual required distribution. There can be significant tax benefits to making a gift from your IRA. Benefactors must be 70 ½ or older to qualify. Please contact the CAE office for more information on this gift option.


Matching Gifts

You can multiply your gift if your employer offers a matching gift benefit. Thousands of companies nationwide will match an employee's charitable contribution sometimes doubling or even tripling the amount of the original gift. In some cases, companies will even match gifts made by retired employees. Securing a matching gift from your employer is an easy way to increase the value of your gift to Choral Arts Ensemble. The human resources department of your employer can tell you more about its matching gift policy and how you can request a matching gift for your favorite charities.


Real Estate Gifts

Choral Arts Ensemble accepts gifts of real estate. While more complex than other types of gifts, real estate gifts can provide a wonderful way to support CAE while providing tax advantages to the benefactor. More complex gifts should always be done in consultation with a financial advisor.  




To discuss gift options or for additional information about any of these ways to give,

please contact Karen Sessler, CAE Executive Director at 507-252-8457 or ksessler@choralartsensemble.org.


Assisi Heights, Suite 900

1001  14th St NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 252-8427

Email: Info@ChoralArtsEnsemble.org

Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday  9:00 - 2:00

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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