Endowment and Harmonia Society

Announcing The J. Reilly Lewis Chorus Enrichment Fund

The Cathedral Choral Society is pleased to announce a new endowment fund in memory of our second Music Director, J. Reilly Lewis, who inspired the chorus and was beloved by chorus members throughout his 31-year tenure. Income from this fund with enrich the chorus through workshops, training, vocal coaching, artists in residence and more.

For more information on Harmonia Society, our endowment, or donor-directed funds please contact us. If you have already remembered the Cathedral Choral Society in your estate plans let us know.  


Click on this link for a statement of intent if you are ready to confirm your plans.

Statement of Intent

The Cathedral Choral Society strongly recommends you seek professional advice to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed, and your planned gift is tailored to your circumstances. The information provided here is for general information purposes only.

About Harmonia Society

The Harmonia Society is the planned giving society of the Cathedral Choral Society created in 1981 to recognize those who have, with special thought and foresight, included the chorus in their estate plans. Harmonia Society members are committed to growing and sustaining an endowment that will nurture the Cathedral Choral Society for future generations. 

What Is Planned Giving?

A planned gift is a means of contributing to a registered non-profit, such as the Cathedral Choral Society and receiving financial benefits to yourself or to your estate. Planned gifts are often described as leaving a legacy because your gift will make a profound difference for generations to come. A planned gift:

  • Considers personal and family needs
  • Is tailored to your financial situation
  • Is usually made from assets, not current income
  • Is a tax-effective way of giving
  • Enables you to a make difference to an organization which is important to you

There are a number of ways to make a planned gift. A planned gift can be a gift of life insurance, a bequest in your Will, a gift of securities, or a charitable gift annuity. With a little financial planning, no matter what your income level is, you can leave a meaningful gift to the Cathedral Choral Society.