The Friends of the Band is pleased to announce the establishment of The Wheaton Municipal Band Endowment Fund at the DuPage Foundation.  An initial contribution of $50,000 has been received for the Endowment Fund from the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation.  The Endowment Fund may be contributed to by anyone and will provide the opportunity for you to support the Wheaton Municipal Band forever.  The DuPage Foundation will maintain and invest the Endowment Fund and, each year, will distribute 4% to 5% of the Fund’s income to the Friends of the Band to support the Band. 

 We invite you to make an outright or planned gift to this new Endowment Fund as a Founding Donor.  The giving levels are:

  • Composers, $50,000 and up
  • Maestros, $10,000 to $49,999
  • Virtuosos, $1,000 to $9,999
  • Prodigies, $500 to $999

Gifts and commitments received by August 5 will be announced as Founding Donors at the Band’s Edman Chapel Concert on August 6.Founding Donors will be designated as such in Wheaton Municipal Band programs and on our website now and in the future.  If you’re not ready to donate now, please be assured that you may contribute to the Endowment Fund at any time in the future, including in your long-term charitable giving plan.

To contribute, please complete the form and send it and your contribution to 

The Wheaton Municipal Band Endowment Fund
c/o The Friends of the Band, Inc.
303 W. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL  60187


If you have questions regarding planned giving opportunities, or would like more information regarding this new Fund, the staff of the DuPage Foundation and The Friends of the Band are available to help.  You can contact the DuPage Foundation at 630-665-5556 or you may direct your inquiries to The Friends of the Band at

The Endowment Fund is a designated fund of the DuPage Foundation, a Downers Grove-based 501(c)(3) public charity which provides stewardship for more than 300 charitable funds for area donors, not-for-profits and our community, and which is committed to raising the quality of life throughout DuPage County. 

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Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity to support an American treasure which we enjoy and hold dear in Wheaton, Illinois!