Giving Opportunities

Con Brio is a 501(c)3 not for profit entity. Con Brio thanks the following corporate sponsors and donors, over the years:

  • The former Southern New England Telephone for its generous sponsorship of the arts and, in particular, support of Con Brio.
  • J. Walton Bissell Foundation for its generous grant.
  • The Daphne Culpepper Memorial Foundation, Inc. for its generous grant.
  • State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development and Culture, Office of the Arts for its generous support
  • IBM Corporation for matching gifts
  • ExxonMobil Corporation for matching gifts
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • Business and Legal Resources
  • Essex Savings Bank
  • Guilford Savings Bank
  • Community Foundation of Middlesex County
  • Kitchings Family Foundation
  • CT Humanities

Con Brio, initially privately funded by its Founding Members, has been additionally supported by member dues, ticket sales and program advertising. Further revenue has come from Corporate Grants, performance fees and contributions from members and friends, but our ambitious program needs additional income to support the high cost of staging concerts.

Endowment Fund

Con Brio has an endowment fund and welcomes planned giving. Please contact Peter Amos (860) 304-1399 to discuss tailored giving opportunities that fulfill your desire to support Con Brio – in accordance with your tax and estate planning requirements. Con Brio will maintain strictest confidence.

All arts organizations are in need of public support. We are asking you to be a Patron of the Arts with a gift to Con Brio. Contributions may be sent to:

Con Brio Choral Society Inc.,
PO Box 312
Centerbrook, CT 06409

Please provide your name and address as well as stating how you would like your name, or dedication, to be printed in our programs. Anonymous contributions are also welcomed and anonymity respected. Contributions are fully tax deductible.

Con Brio is a not-for-profit-organization under section 501(c)3 of the Federal Tax Code and is registered in the State of Connecticut.

Over $1,000 – Benefactor
$500-$999 – Patron
$250 $499 – Sponsor
$100- $249 – Donor
$50-$99 – Contributor
Under $50 – Friend

Major private and corporate sponsors will be further recognized by a negotiated recognition package. This may include dedication of a concert, special events, etc. To discuss major sponsorship opportunities, contact Peter Amos (860) 304-1399

One of the easiest ways to support Con Brio is with an outright unrestricted gift of cash, by check, or credit card. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction, when you itemize.

An endowment gift to Con Brio provides permanent support for the future. When you contribute to Con Brio’s endowment program, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Endowment gifts are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address operating needs at Con Brio. The remaining funds are reinvested prudently to ensure indefinite support.

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift to Con Brio. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds to Con Brio offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You are also entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

If you have reached 70½ years, you may transfer money from your IRA to Con Brio. The donation counts as your RMD, but doesn’t increase your adjusted gross income, which can be particularly helpful if you don’t itemize and can’t deduct charitable contributions. The money needs to be transferred directly from the IRA to Con Brio to be tax-free. If you withdraw it from the IRA first and then give it to Con Brio, you can still deduct the gift as a charitable contribution (if you itemize), but the withdrawal will be included in your adjusted gross income.

Con Brio is ready to receive your donation through an IRA Charitable Rollover. Just advise your IRA Administrator that you wish to make a donation to Con Brio Choral Society, Inc. and provide our Federal Tax ID number: 06-1514959

We invite your consideration in remembering Con Brio in legacy gifts. These will be a permanent memory of the good times enjoyed with Con Brio, as a chorister, or member of the audience, and will be a lasting and very special way of saying ‘thank you’. A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to Con Brio through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name “Con Brio Choral Society, Inc.” accurately.

Except for modest cash gifts, Con Brio recommends you discuss your giving intentions with your professional advisor. Please also contact, in complete confidence, the President of Con Brio to discuss planned giving and endowment giving arrangements

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You will receive an email confirmation of your donation for your records. Thank you for your generosity! You will also receive a written receipt for your tax records from the Treasurer of Con Brio.

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