How You Can Help

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Ember’s outstanding choral performances, innovative programming, and enriching educational initiatives are made possible by the generosity of patrons like you. Gifts All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. and grants to Ember represent over fifty percent of the funding for all our activities. Every gift supports our mission to produce concerts of high quality and vision and educational programs of depth.

Your gifts make us possible! Your tax-deductible contribution, recognized in our handsome concert programs, supports the artistry of bringing concerts of exceptional range and beauty to the people of New Jersey, New York, and the wider world.


Ember is fortunate and grateful to receive funding from the NJ State Council on the Arts and foundations such as the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, the Marjorie Bunnell Charitable Trust, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. In addition, many generous individuals support Ember as do corporations, including AIG, ExxonMobil, Morgan Stanley, and Prudential.

Donor Categories

  • Diamond Sponsors: $25,000 and above
  • Platinum Sponsors: $15,000 and above
  • Seraphim: $7,500 and above
  • Ember Angels: $5,000 and above
  • Cherubim: $2,500 and above
  • Guardian Angels: $1,000 and above
  • Angels: $500 and above
  • Sponsors: $250 and above
  • Patrons: $100 and above
  • Donors: Up to $100

What your Donation Can Do

  • Tune the piano for a concert: $150
  • Fund a concert promotional video: $250
  • Provide an obbligato instrument: $500
  • Provide a rehearsal accompanist: $1,250
  • Support a Choral Scholar: $2,000
  • Sponsor a touring singer: $4,000
  • Sponsor a concert: $5,000
  • Help commission a new work: $10,000
  • Help fund an orchestra: $20,000

  • Box Office

    Track ticket sales. Help take tickets at the door. Sell CDs and other Ember merchandise.

  • Assistance

    Help seat those needing some extra help. Pass out Assisted Listening devices and large-print programs.

  • Receptions

    Set up refreshments. Coordinate with other volunteers to supply food and drink after concerts.

  • Ushering

    Pass out programs. Sell CDs and other Ember merchandise. Help patrons find a seat.

  • Special Events

    There’s always something needing done to help with all the extra events in the Ember year.

  • Administrative Support

    Help with the office routine. Handle computer needs. Answer phones.