Donations and Sponsorships
AGO Region V 2013 Convention expresses deep appreciation for the donors who have supported the convention through the underwriting of performances and convention needs.
The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation website
Discover Kalamazoo website
The Holtkamp Organ Company website
Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. website
The Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is an organization
described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift to the AGO
Region V 2013 Convention is 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.
Thank you for visiting the AGO Region V 2013 Convention Donations and Sponsorships page!
The Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is very excited to host the Region V Convention in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek in 2013. Our chapter last hosted a regional 60 years ago in 1953! So much has changed since then. Venues have been appended and renovated; new organs of all shapes, sizes, and builders have been installed; and the surrounding community has grown immensely in its love for the arts.
During our 2013 convention, we are happy to offer the following to our registrants and community:
- Thirteen concerts on twelve distinctive organs (open to the public free of charge)
- Convenient accommodations within walking distance (a few blocks) of all Kalamazoo venues
- A short bus trip for a day in Battle Creek with even shorter walks (100 yards) between venues
- Workshops (convention registrants only) for educational and professional enrichment
- Beautiful venues, magnificent instruments and a stellar cast of performers
While our primary funding for the convention comes from registration fees of its attendees, we also rely on gifts and grants as well as income from program book advertisements and exhibitors.
We invite you to consider a financial contribution to help ensure the convention’s success. Gifts of any amount will be appreciated and, with your permission, recognized in the convention program book. You or an organization you know could even underwrite or co-sponsor a specific performance, artist, workshop, or other convention need. This generosity would also be recognized in the program book. For further information about sponsorships that are still available, please email me at the address below.
The Gifts, Grants, and Contributions Committee thanks you for your interest. We would be delighted to hear from you, and we hope to see you in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek for the AGO Region V 2013 Convention!
Steven M. Lieberman
Gifts, Grants, and Contributions Committee Chair