Your support matters! Join our community of CHF Members today and receive a full year of benefits, starting with:

  • NEW! Member discounts on Fall Festival + year-round tickets
  • Early, exclusive box office access before the general public
  • Invitation to a Members-only fall preview event
  • Member Layover Lounge access between select programs
  • 10% off Festival books at program venues and year-round at Unabridged Bookstore

Use the form below or call us at 312-494-9578 to join.


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CHF exists to provide affordable, accessible content to as many people as possible. Your continued financial support plays a major role in this mission.

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Membership Benefits:

  • Friends

    Gifts of $100

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    • NEW! Member discount on Fall Festival tickets
    • Early, exclusive box office access before the general public
    • Invitation to a Members-only fall preview event
    • Member Layover Lounge access between select programs
    • Discounts on year-round Festival programs
    • 10% off Festival book at program venues and year-round at Unabridged Bookstore
    * VIP Tickets must be renewed in advance, and include free admission and preferred seating to a fall Festival program of your choice, excluding specially priced events
  • Associates

    Gifts of $250

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    • NEW! Member discount on Fall Festival tickets
    • Early, exclusive box office access before the general public
    • Invitation to a Members-only fall preview event
    • Member Layover Lounge access between select programs
    • Discounts on year-round Festival programs
    • 10% off Festival book at program venues and year-round at Unabridged Bookstore
    • Exclusive fall reception with Festival leadership and fellow donors
    • Two (2) VIP ticket upgrades
    * VIP Tickets must be renewed in advance, and include free admission and preferred seating to a fall Festival program of your choice, excluding specially priced events
  • Benefactors

    Gifts of $500

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    • Early, exclusive access to tickets – before they go on sale to the general public
    • Four VIP ticket upgrades for the Fall Festival
    • Invitation to fall, winter, and spring reception with fellow donors and Festival leadership
    • Ticket discounts for Fall Festival, Winter, and Spring programs
    • Fall Member Preview and Member Lounge access between select programs
    • 10% off Festival book sales
    * VIP Tickets must be renewed in advance, and include free admission and preferred seating to a fall Festival program of your choice, excluding specially priced events
  • Laureates

    Gifts of $1000

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    • One week of early Fall Festival ticket access --- before all other member levels!
    • Six complimentary VIP tickets annually
    • Early, exclusive access to tickets year round – before they go on sale to the general public
    • Invitation to fall, winter, and spring reception with fellow donors and Festival leadership
    • Ticket discounts for Fall Festival, Winter, and Spring programs
    • Fall Member Preview and Member Lounge access between select programs
    • 10% off Festival book sales
    * VIP Tickets must be renewed in advance, and include free admission and preferred seating to a fall Festival program of your choice, excluding specially priced events
  • Charter Humanist

    Gifts of $2500

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    Includes all previous levels of benefits, plus:


    • Two all-access Red Badges that provide free admission and reserved, premier seating to all Festival programs, no reservations required, even when sold out*
    • Invitations to special events throughout the year including preview parties, behind-the-scenes encounters, and private gatherings with presenters
    • Up to 10 complimentary tickets with reserved, premier seating for your guests upon request
    • Opportunity to introduce a Festival program
    • Red Badge access to Winter/Spring events and complimentary tickets to CHF’s annual Stages, Sights & Sounds international performance festival
    • Free “Friends” level membership to give as a gift
    • Recognition in the Fall Festival Program Guide and Annual Report
    • 100% tax deductibility
    * Excludes the benefit gala and a very small number of other specially priced programs. Arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of programs to ensure seating.
  • Charter Humanist Producer

    Gifts of $5000 or more

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    • Total of four (4) Red Badges that provide free admission and reserved, premier seating to all Festival programs, no reservation required, even when sold
    • Recognition as underwriters—in CHF’s Program Guide, website, and on-site—of a program of your selection, including opportunity to introduce the Festival ram
    • Invitations to special events throughout the year including preview parties, behind-the-scenes encounters, and private gatherings with presenters
    • Up to 10 complimentary tickets with reserved, premier seating for your guests upon request
    • Red Badge access to Winter/Spring events and complimentary tickets to CHF’s annual Stages, Sights & Sounds international performance festival
    • Free “Friends” level membership to give as a gift
    • Recognition in the Fall Festival Program Guide and Annual Report
    • 100% tax deductibility
    * Excludes the benefit gala and a very small number of other specially priced programs. Arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of programs to ensure seating.

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