Your financial nurturance is the foundation of life and health of our festival. There is no single source of income which, by itself, can completely fund this unique event. It is the combination of gate donations, sustaining memberships, sponsoring memberships and private efforts which together can keep the festival alive and well.

Here are direct ways you can help assure the future of the Gebhard Woods Festival.


Make the suggested donation posted at the HANDS BOOTH (entrance gate area) when you attend the festival. This is the easiest, most basic way of active support for the wonder of live music. 


Become a Contributing Member

Your contributions are the foundation funds for sustaining and perpetuating the festival. As a 501 (C)3 not-for-profit festival, your gift is tax deductible. Following are suggested categories of Contributing Memberships:

$500.___ $250.____ $100.____ $50.____ Other____________

Contributions may be made "in honor of" or "in memory of" a friend or loved one.


Become a Sponsoring Member

A sponsor chooses to defray the cost of specific items necessary for conducting the festival. These include equipment, furnishings, rentals, services and hospitality supplies. Following are items available for sponsorship for this year's festival:

Concert Stage  $210

Main Performance Tent$1,300

Stage Side Tent for Performers  $100

CD and T-Shirt Sales Tent$295

Festival Entrance HANDS Tent$395

Portable Toilets$260

Utility Golf Cart$135

8-Passenger Shuttle Cart$200

Hospitality Suite Supplies  $150

Folding Chairs  $460

Tables  $250

Old Time Dance Hall  $75

Benefits of Contributing and Sponsoring Memberships

A letter acknowledging and confirming your tax deductible gift will be sent to you.

In addition, your name or your organization's name will be printed in the Festival Program Book.

Sponsoring Members will also be listed on the website, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.

III. Design your own Sponsoring Event or Activity

A. Host a House Concert, Tea or Coffee gathering.

B. Sponsor a matching funds challenge grant.

To make your contribution by mail, send a check or money order payable to "HANDS of Illinois, Inc." to:

Gebhard Woods Festival
P.O. Box 803
Morris, IL   60450-0803

For further information, contact

Marsha Jakobi
Phone: 708-218-2130 or 
e-mail: MDJAKO@aol.com