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Ways to Give

Great Waters depends on you

Make a Donation

Invest in Great Waters. Inspire Community. Great Waters relies on individuals, corporations, and foundations’ generosity to support exceptional artistic productions, music scholarships for students, and community outreach. Ticket sales cover about one-third of our total costs each year. Your gift helps bring music and the performing arts to the Lakes Region. Help make a difference by donating today by choosing the way that is most meaningful for you. Whether you would like to donate cash, stock, make a planned gift, or honor a loved one, we appreciate your generosity.

Different ways to donate


Mail to: Great Waters PO Box 488 Wolfeboro, NH 03894​

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are the ultimate way to ensure that GW will continue serving and enriching our community for generations to come. Through a planned gift, a contribution arranged in the present and allocated at a future date, you can help to sustain Great Waters and further our mission while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Your contribution makes a lasting difference—there are many options, each with distinct advantages and effects.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are very effective charitable giving vehicles whereby donors set aside money to be granted to charitable organizations. When processing a DAF grant through a charitable giving account, search for the Great Waters by tax ID (020488006). Great Waters typically receives DAF grant checks within two weeks.


Publicly Traded Stocks

Reduce your capital gains taxes by gifting highly-appreciated security at its present market value. Simply contact or call 603.569.7710 with the name of the stock you’re transferring and the number of shares you wish to donate. Providing this information in advance allows us to work with you and your broker to track the process and provide information that you’ll need for your tax return.

Corporate Gifts

The top-quality performances and programs we provide are accessible to a broad audience in large part because of our corporate sponsors. Your corporate sponsorship puts your business in front of local, affluent audiences. Donations must be received by April 15th if you wish to be acknowledged in our season ads and Program Book.

Click the links below to make your gift through PayPal, or Square.

Become a Volunteer

Year-round opportunities

Volunteerism is the “heart and soul” of the success of the Great Waters. Combined, volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year ensuring that Festival concerts and events are run smoothly. Beyond those volunteers who are visible – such as ushers, stage hands, and box office workers – are the great number of people behind the scenes.

They help with a variety of tasks associated with presenting the concerts, assist with office projects, and serve as members on various committees such as marketing, programming and development. 

Even though the Festival events are seasonal, volunteers contribute their help throughout the year.

“I sincerely enjoyed working as a Great Waters volunteer last summer. I felt I was doing something worthwhile, helping to bring good music and entertainment to our community. It was wonderful to get to know the people involved in Great Waters productions, the chairmen, directors, coordinators, and of course, all the other volunteers. I look forward to being a part of this great team effort again.”


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~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Become a Partner

We gratefully thank our community partners and underwriters who care about the connecting of world class culture to the intimacy of a community setting – who are fortunate enough to appreciate the magical experience of performances and generous enough to want to help share that experience with others.

Great Waters thoughtful and sophisticated blend of tradition and innovation has resulted in rapid growth and popularity. Thanks to years of evolution, refinement, and commitment, the Great Waters has become the prized musical organization of the Lakes Region. To find out all the ways your organization can benefit by placing itself on center stage.

A special thanks
To Those Who Donated to Our
Book Program
To Our Folk Festival Sponsors
To Our Street Piano Sponsors



Paul Zimmerman

Bryan K Stanley Construction, LLC
Lovering Auto
Lovering Auto Group
Please click here for information about becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze sponsor for the 2023 season.

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Thank You!

Thank you for being part of the Great Waters family and for your commitment to helping Great Waters offer outstanding musical performances, performing arts education, and scholarships to students pursuing musical education.

We would not be here without you!

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