All members, honorary members, alumni and friends of the Milwaukee Choristers are encouraged to further the long-term financial health of the group by contributing to a legally independent entity – The Milwaukee Choristers Foundation, Inc. – that serves as the Choristers’ permanent endowment fund. Contributions may be made in various ways common to charitable organizations, including:

Contributions may be made in ways common to charitable organizations, including:

  • Credit Card or PayPal

  • Cash or checks (payable to the “Milwaukee Choristers Foundation”)
  • Pledges, payable in installments as specified by the contributors
  • Transfers of appreciated property (such as stock)
  • Bequests
  • Charitable remainder trusts and other estate planning vehicles

All contributions and queries should be addressed to:

The Milwaukee Choristers Foundation, Inc.
110 N. 74th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213
414-531-6783 |

The Milwaukee Choristers Foundation, Inc., was established in 2001. The Foundation board (see below) manages the funds and works with the Choristers to build the principal of the endowment. As of August 2015, the Foundation’s assets total about $90,000, with the long-term goal being $500,000. Well before that point, the Foundation foresees using income from the endowment to help the Choristers meet their expenses and undertake projects for which they currently lack the financial resources.

Major donors can establish sub-funds within the Foundation to support specific Chorister activities. For example, the family of the late Choristers Ed and Anne Ramsey donated $16,000 to encourage group camaraderie and, specifically, to contribute toward an annual “Ein Prosit Nacht”.

The Foundation has been recognized as a corporation exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and as such will be eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, to the extent permitted under applicable law and regulations.

Board of Directors

Kerry Dews  Treasurer Wauwatosa A financial analyst at the Milwaukee-based mortgage insurance firm MGIC
John Emanuel Secretary Whitefish Bay Attorney, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC
Frederick Gerlach Milwaukee Retired American diplomat, international business consultant and adjunct university instructor
Penny Hargarten Wauwatosa President, Priority Title Corporation, Brookfield
Graham Harrower President Richfield Retired American Airlines pilot
Christine Todd Milwaukee Community volunteer and retired city government official