Support the Encore Fund

Following the cancellation of our 2020 season of public concerts and events, the Encore Fund was created through an outpouring of generosity from the Festival’s outstanding Board of Directors and other dedicated friends. More than ever, the Festival relies on the generosity of people like you. Show your passion for the Festival by contributing to the Encore Fund.

The value of your gift today will be doubled through a matching grant from an incredible donor. Together, with your support, we need to raise $2.5 million in vital funding to sustain our beloved summer tradition and ensure the Festival’s spectacular return to Millennium Park and neighborhoods throughout the city in 2021.

By giving to the Encore Fund, loyal supporters are applauding the Festival as a treasured part of their life and an incredible gift for all of Chicago. We have been extremely heartened by our community’s response thus far, and we thank everyone who has contributed to this important fundraising effort.

View our growing listing of supporters