Support Chicago Bronze

We are an Illinois non-profit and 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  Please consult your tax advisor as to how it applies to your tax situation.

We count on your support!

The generosity of our donors kept us going strong through two years that were anything but normal. Having to forgo live performances for this period was very difficult for us. Like every other professional performing group, we rely heavily on income from our concerts.

We invite you to begin your membership as a Friends of Chicago Bronze patron today. Your continued support is as important as ever to our organization. You can make a one-time or monthly donation in any of the following categories, or make a donation specifically for an item from our Wishlist below.

Patron Levels

Conductor’s Circle: $5000+
Bronze Patron: $2500-$4999
Carillon Society: $1000-$2499
Bell Benefactor: $500-$999
Chime Colleague: $250-$499
Ringing Partner: $100-$249
Musical Friend: $10-$99

Thank You to Our Patrons!

It takes a lot of equipment to play in a handbell group. We’re grateful to our patrons through the years who have enabled us to expand our holdings and continue to explore new sounds.

William Barrett*
Estate of Barbara Barrett
Thomas and Myrla Brand
Lynnette Brent*
Eric and Denise Caliendo
Lisa Clary*
Julia Davids
Karen Eickemeyer*
Sydney Evans
George and Meryl Franck
George and Kathleen Gentes
Lois Gotha
Jeff and Jayne Griese
Mary Grittani
Tom and Jackie Hair
David Haley and Michele Harbeck Haley

*In memory of Barbara Barret

David and Andrea Handley
Roy and Diana Hansen
Patricia Hawkins
Dennis and Rosemary Heffner
Jean Hersey
Sue Hilderbrand
Victoria Holland
Sharon Hosick*
Jack and Beth Hult
Phil Roberts and Terri Johnson
Glen Kissel*
Kevin and Anne Kivikko
Pat Knoo
Lawrence & Pat Konn**
Cynthia Kraft
Jerry and Sue Lefton

Carl Lubicz & Karen Banks Lubicz
Linda Lunt*
Steven and Kim Mayer
Nancy McKillop
Glena & Kenneth Merwin
Kathy Murray
Laura Olsen
Robert Olsen
Bob and Shirley Pruyn
Tom and Jocelyn Purtell
Carol Rechtoris
Tom and Cynthia Seputis
MaryJo Slifka
Estate of Esther Swanson
Kay Williams
Estate of Dana Wood
Linda Zimmerman

**In memory of Carol Vallow,
Tom Brand’s sister

Chicago Bronze Wish List

Equipment and Bells

  • Lower 6th octave of choirchimes, with cases and rack – $4090 (plus $350 shipping – Total: $4440)
  • Handbell Maintenance (replacement springs, handles, clapper assemblies, etc.) – $500-$1000 annually
  • Equipment (tables, stands, mallets, etc.) – $200-$500 annually
  • C#2 and Case – (plus $170 shipping – Total: $5670)

Operating Expenses

  • Rental for rehearsal space – $2400 annually
  • Program printing – $200 annually
  • Website maintenance – $500 annually
  • Photographer – $350 annually
  • Insurance – $1200 annually
  • Percussionist – $1200 annually


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