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Thank you for considering a gift!

Ways to give to Choral Arts Ensemble


Cash and Online Gifts

CAE is happy to accept gifts via credit card or debit card through a safe and convenient online donation form found here.  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 at

IRA Qualified Distributions

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. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information on this gift option.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stock provide a wonderful way to support Choral Arts Ensemble while benefiting from important tax advantages. Consult your financial advisor 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:


National Financial Services

Daniel Kutzke

959 34th Avenue NW​

Rochester, MN 55901


DTC# - 0226

Account # - 0QF900864

Planned Gifting

Consider including Choral Arts Ensemble in your long-range financial or estate plan. 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.


Many options are 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.

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 original gift amount. In some cases, companies (IBM is one) 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.

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

please contact Karen Sessler, CAE Executive Director, at

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