Thank you for choosing to support Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue providing quality choral education, educational outreach, and performance opportunities in the Chicagoland Area.

Why Donate to Anima?

  • For the Child: To build a child’s self-esteem and confidence in many realms of life.
  • For the Supporter: To contribute to life-altering experiences for thousands of youths, now and for generations to come
  • For the Community: To Improve the community through music education and  performance.

Encore Society

  • Anima’s Encore Society is the premiere giving group made up of individuals dedicated to making a difference in young people’s lives through their annual gifts of $1,000 or more.  We are incredibly grateful for these extraordinary gifts!
  • Click on the “Donate” button above to make your contribution today. Individuals that contribute $1,000 or more automatically become members of Anima’s Encore Society. Thank you for your support!
  • Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus would like to thank our current Encore Society Members.

Scott and Misty Alvis


JB and Heidi Baird

John and Elisa Becker

John and Carolyn Damron

Ed and Joyce Dlugopolski

Emily Ellsworth

Andy and Jamie Goldman

Dave and Janet Fox

Tim and Amy Hohulin

Bill and Sharon Hupp

Patricia Johansen

Ron and Bonnie Kas

Leo Lanzillo and Elizabeth Schnell

Mike and Maggie McCoy

William Nelson

Andrew and Tonya Parravano

Rupesh and Simrit Patel

Ted and Ann Powers

Mark and Martha Pfefferman

Doug and Shelly Quinn

Kelly and Roland Raffel

Steven and Lisa Ruffalo

John and Nancy Schuessler

John and Lisa Shorney

Bill and Renee Stephan

Jim and Mary Beth Theiss

Richard Wilson and Angela Hill

Legacy Society

Making a planned gift to Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus is an excellent way to ensure that your love of music education and choral singing continues to have a lasting impact in our community for many years to come. With your gift, Anima will be able to teach young musicians for decades to come thus enabling Anima to provide high-quality repertoire and commission new works, provide scholarship to students in need, bring exception music to the community, and most importantly change young lives. Planned gifts allow Anima to continue our mission and vision, plan for our future, expand programs where necessary and more.

By naming Anima in your estate plans, you become a valued member of our Legacy Society. This special group includes donors who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Anima’s future by including us in their estate plan. Members of the Legacy Society receive special recognition and invitations throughout the year. If you have already included us in your estate plan or plan to, we encourage you to let us know so that we may honor you as a member of our Legacy Society.

What Is Charitable Planned Giving?

Planned Giving refers to the process of making a charitable gift of your assets to one or more not for profit organizations. It is a gift that requires consideration, thoughtful planning and is part of the donor’s overall financial and estate plan. Gifts can be made during a donor’s lifetime or at death.

Planned Giving enables philanthropic individuals or donors to support causes they believe in. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize impact on the donor’s estate.

Whether a donor uses cash, appreciated securities, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc., the benefits of funding a planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and to Anima.

What Is Next?

To make a gift and to ensure proper planning, we ask that you work closely with your attorney or financial planner to create the best possible gift for you and your family. For additional information on Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus or to inform us of your  estate planning intentions please contact Anima’s Executive Director, Simrit Patel at 630.858.2471 or [email protected]

Annual Gala

  • Join us for a night of music and dancing to support Anima – Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus
  • March 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540