Support Chicago Bronze

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

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

Wish List


Equipment and Bells

  • C#2 and Case – $5700
  • Bronze G2 – $4000
  • Handbell Maintenance (replacement springs, handles, clapper assemblies, etc.) – $500-$1000 annually
  • Operating Expenses:
    Rental for rehearsal space – $2400 annually
    Program printing – $200 annually
    Website maintenance – $500 annually
    Photographer – $350 annually
    Insurance – $1800 annually
  • Equipment (tables, stands, mallets, etc.) – $200-$500 annually

  • Percussionist – $1200 annually

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.

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William Barrett*
Estate of Barbara Barrett
Thomas and Myrla Brand
Lynnette Brent*
Eric and Denise Caliendo
Lisa Clary*
Julia Davids
Karen Eickemeyer*
George and Meryl Franck
George and Kathleen Gentes
Jeff and Jayne Griese
Mary Grittani
David and Andrea Handley
David Haley and Michele Harbeck Haley

*In memory of Barbara Barret

Patricia Hawkins
Dennis and Rosemary Heffner
Jean Hersey
Sue Hilderbrand
Sharon Hosick*
Glen Kissel*
Kevin and Anne Kivikko
Pat Knoo
Lawrence & Pat Konn**
Jerry and Sue Lefton
Linda Lunt*
Steven and Kim Mayer
Nancy McKillop
Glena & Kenneth Merwin

Glena & Kenneth Merwin
Kathy Murray
Laura Olsen
Robert Olsen
Bob and Shirley Pruyn
Carol Rechtoris
Estate of Esther Swanson

Kay Williams
Estate of Dana Wood
Linda Zimmerman

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

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