The Lakeside Pride symphonic band derives a large portion of its budget from silent auctions at each performance. This fundraiser is a highly visible way for Chicagoland businesses to show their support for the LGBTQ community and Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles. The most successful items are often gift certificates for restaurants, spas, salons, and event or entertainment tickets.
Businesses that support our silent auction are listed in our concert program books and on social media.
Donations can be mailed to us, or delivered to us through a Lakeside Pride member that you may know personally.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations to Lakeside Pride are tax deductible.