Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Elgin Master Chorale Joe Dowdell Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 2018

This fund was created to honor longtime EMC member Joe Dowdell through an Endowment that will fund artistic operations of the Elgin Master Chorale. Joe and JoAnne Dowdell have been members of EMC for over 30 years. When Joe passed away several years ago, our choral community lost a supporter, friend, and larger-than-life presence. Joe was energetic and charismatic, and had a true passion for singing and the Elgin Master Chorale. His wife, JoAnne, has been his longtime partner in singing and in life, and she created this Endowment along with the leaders of EMC to ensure that Joe’s legacy lives on forever.

By donating to this Endowment, you become part of this man’s amazing legacy. Thank you for your pledge, and for helping the music go on in honor of our friend, Joe.


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