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Reaching students through music can change a life's path. 

Life can be a jumble of challenges and obstacles...

Overwhelming...unless an observant teacher notices and suggests that with some hard work, you would be a valued member of the band or orchestra or choir. That was exactly what happened for one young musician in our Private Lesson Program this past season.  At first, lessons were difficult. But with persistence, she found that she was able to rise above her challenges and find success, hope and joy. 

To provide exceptional opportunities to students and teachers, we rely on your continued generosity. 

Your support extends our reach! 

Every gift to CIVIC MUSIC is an investment in our community. Thank you for your support! CIVIC MUSIC is registered as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information about supporting CIVIC MUSIC MKE, please contact

Nancy Herro, Executive Director at 414.375.4875 or via email at info@civicmusicmilwaukee.org.

Consider these additional ways to support!

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AMAZON SMILE

Do your shopping on Smile.amazon.com. It's like giving two gifts at once! Click on the logo to link CIVIC MUSIC to your Amazon account. When you shop, you support. 

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PLANNED GIVING

Here are a couple of options that enable you to extend your generosity.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
The rules for a QCD allow taxpayers to make IRA distributions up to $100,000 payable directly to a qualified charitable organization like CIVIC MUSIC without treating the distribution as taxable income.  In addition, the distribution will count towards the IRA owner’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year. Required minimum distributions (RMDs) must be taken each year beginning with the year an individual turns age 70.5. To transfer your RMD to CIVIC MUSIC MKE, you will need to provide your investment professional with our EIN #: 39-6123323.

 

Don't forget to contact your tax professional also when making any decisions regarding your RMD. 

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Still another way is to gift appreciated securities to a charitable organization like CIVIC MUSIC.  Capital gains on the amount of appreciation are avoided, and the donor receives a tax deduction for the stock’s full market value on stocks owned longer than one year.  Contact your investment and/or tax professional for more information.

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FINE ART AMERICA

Board member Joe Hausch, Hausch Design Agency, has put some of his CIVIC MUSIC related artwork on Fine Art America.  With each sale, proceeds come back to CIVIC MUSIC. Take a look! 

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We celebrate the rich life of Margaret Elaine Stalheim. Civic Music board member Donna Dudenhoefer described her as “an unforgettable Milwaukee Public Schools teacher and principal who believed that arts education is integral to every child’s development and was devoted to ensuring that no matter the socio-economic station, all of her students would have a quality arts education.”
Learn more about Elaine here.

If you would like to make a donation to CIVIC MUSIC in honor of Elaine's life well lived, please follow this link.  Thank you!

Margaret Elaine Stalheim

May 6, 1928 - August 17, 2022

CIVIC MUSIC MKE supports music education and provides
performance opportunities to young musicians in the Greater Milwaukee area.