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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s Ovation Society is an initiative that recognizes and honors those generous individuals and families who have made planned gifts to the Chorus.  If you have already included GMCW in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can include you as a member of the Ovation Society.  If not, we hope you will consider joining this special group by including GMCW in your will, as a beneficiary of a retirement account or by setting up a charitable trust.  Planned gifts can greatly reduce the amount of tax paid by your estate at the time of your death and often do not change the amount that would go to your family and friends.

While your attorney or accountant can provide you with more information, GMCW has several corporate sponsors – both financial planners and attorneys – who specialize in LGBTQ estate issues.  We are happy to share this resource list with you upon request.

As a member of the Ovation Society, you will also be invited to attend special events and receptions especially for Ovation Society members.

For further information about GMCW’s Ovation Society or if you are interested in learning more about the many ways you can include GMCW in your plans, please contact us at 202-293-1548 or email our director of development André Coleman at

Spur Local, formerly known as the Catalogue for Philanthropy, has announced their Class of 2023-24. GMCW is proud to have been chosen from a competitive applicant pool as a critical nonprofit in the region.
The organizations selected to be part of the Class undergo a rigorous application and selection process, conducted by a team of over 170 community advocates from local foundations, peer nonprofits, and the greater community. GMCW is grateful to Spur Local for their work to champion and highlight the best of the best from the region’s nonprofit sector.