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Ways to Give

Help us fulfill our mission of bringing Chicago’s finest classical musicians to the world.

Your gift to Cedille Chicago, the operating organization of Cedille Records, allows us to record albums featuring Chicago’s finest classical musicians — and use the recordings to promote the musicians’ careers and legacies.

For more information on how you can help, please contact our Director of Development, Julie Polanski, either by email or phone (773) 989-2518.


One goal, many ways to show your support

Monthly Gifts

Show your sustaining support by making a monthly gift to Cedille Records. To sign up, check the box on the online donation form and we will begin charging you each month for the donation amount you specify. Your gift amount can be changed or canceled at any time. At the end of the calendar year, we will send you a letter acknowledging your total giving for the year.

Tributes/Memorial Gifts

A tribute or memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor someone important to you. Gifts can be made to Cedille in honor of friends and family members on special occasions or as a memorial gift to express your sympathy.

Upon receipt of your donation, we will mail a notification of your gift to the person you designate so they will know that you’ve made a tribute gift. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed unless requested.

On the online donation form, simply indicate that your donation is a memorial or tribute gift and provide the name and address of the person to whom we should address the notification.

Gifts of Stock

Many individuals choose to donate stocks and/or securities to Cedille because of the unique tax benefits these assets may yield when donated to a charitable organization.

Soirée Cedille and other events

Soirée Cedille is Cedille’s annual benefit, held in September, to raise funds to help Cedille record, produce and promote the work of Chicago’s finest classical musicians.

Cedille Records also periodically hosts events, recitals or concerts to celebrate artists and their releases.

Estate Gifts

Cedille never removes recordings from its catalog. Ever. Our mission is to promote and preserve the work of our artists, and it’s crucial to them that their professionally produced albums remain always accessible. It is their musical legacy. And, with your support, it can be part of your legacy, too.

The Martin D. Ginsburg Society honors the generous donors who pledge to support Chicago’s classical music beyond their lifetimes by including Cedille Chicago, NFP, in their wills, trusts or other estate planning documents. Examples of types of gifts include:

  • Cash or appreciated securities
  • Bequests
  • Charitable remainder trusts or charitable lead trusts
  • Distributions from retirement assets
  • Gifts using beneficiary designations

Please contact us for information on how to get started.

Or, you may review, complete and return this linked form.

Corporate Giving

Cedille’s corporate partners are a diverse collective of civic-minded organizations and leaders that share a desire to ensure that the music of Chicago’s world-class musicians is recorded, produced and promoted. Please contact us for more information about sponsoring an event, upcoming recording or making a general corporate contribution.