THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS WHO HELP US SOAR!
The Indianapolis Men's Chorus recognizes donors who support our organization through annual gifts of $100 or more with membership in our Skylark Society. Skylark Society donors receive special benefits including exclusive communications, invitations to members-only receptions, and more.
"Skylark" is a popular jazz standard by beloved Indiana composer Hoagy Carmichael. The skylark is also a bird known for its long, unbroken song delivered in hovering flight and a prominent feature of our logo.
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SKYLARK SOCIETY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Stephen McCoy – a four-year member of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus and Chair of the IMC’s Board of Directors – is a founding member of our Skylark Society.
“Music has always been so important to me,” Stephen says. He sang his first solo, “Yankee Doodle,” in kindergarten. And yes, he wore a skimmer hat and a patriotic vest. “I was hooked after that. When I showed up at middle school, gay and really self-conscious, I was bullied quite a bit. But music, choir and band, were always there to retreat to and feel safe.”
What is it about the IMC that inspires him to give so much of his time? “The IMC is a great service to this community,” he says. “The chorus gives me a place where I strive to create something amazing within a supportive community. I wish everyone was so fortunate to have this great experience on a weekly basis.”
When asked why he is so giving of not only his time and his talent, but also his treasure, Stephen simply says he gives because it’s important. “I feel good about giving financially because the IMC is very careful about every dollar that is spent. In a larger organization, my gift might just get swallowed up and forgotten about. But at the IMC, my gift makes an impact. It truly is appreciated and put to good use.”
In addition to his service to the IMC, Stephen is in his eighth year with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, one of the largest children’s choir programs in the world, where he serves as the organization’s Director of Alumni Relations and Webmaster. He lives in Zionsville with his fiancée, Adam, and dog, Sammy.