Hillsdale County Community Foundation - Hillsdale Community Schools Band Instrument Fund Michigan

Matching Opportunity Announced!

Two generous donors have offered to match contributions to the Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund, up to a total of $5,000, for all donations received February 20-March 31, 2019. Details

You can donate online at the Foundation's web site abouthccf.org by selecting the “Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund” designated fund.


Dear Friends of Music in Our Schools,

Since Dr. Keith Rushing became the band director several years ago the band has steadily increased in both members and enthusiasm.

Although most band members rent or buy their instruments, some students need to use instruments provided by the school. There is currently a waiting list of students who would like to be in the band if more instruments would become available.

To enable more aspiring young musicians to experience playing in the band, we have established a  band instrument fund at the Hillsdale County Community Foundation to receive your tax-deductible donation for this purpose.

Your donation will be disbursed to the Hillsdale Community Schools, earmarked for the high school band and specifically for instrument purchases and repairs.

In the video near the bottom of this page Dr. Rushing shares more information about this need.

For more information about the Band Instrument Fund I invite you to contact the Hillsdale County Community Foundation or contact me directly by email or telephone.

Thank you for giving the gift of music,

Ways to Donate

  • Donate online at the Foundation's web site and select the “Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund” designated fund.

  • Send a check to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 276, Hillsdale, MI 49242 indicating “Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund” in the memo line.

  • Consult your professional advisor about the benefits and eligibility requirements of making an IRA Charitable Rollover gift directly to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation for the "Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund". Call the Foundation at (517) 439-5101 for wire instructions and information.

Thank you for your donation large or small.

Thank you to These Recent Donors

Kiwanis of Hillsdale
Hillsdale Rotary Club
The Tony Gray Foundation
The John and Marie MacRitchie Fund
Paul and Martha Spicuzza
Owen and Judy Glei
Naomi Stutzman
Kristina Brock
Thomas Conner
Joel Fontana
Walter and Ann Zinser
Charles and Barbara Sigler
David and Robin Boswell
Matthew Granata and Leslie Bennett-Granata
Holly Lockwood
Joel Fontana
Lora Glei-Dietz and Doug Dietz
Norma Rushing
Grant Baker/Gelzer's Hardware
Ramona Mackler
Ken and Jayne Koppleman
Ed Leinbach, Class of 1963
Larry and Ruth Merillat
Tom and Kay Osborn, Class of 1960
MaryAnn Lentz Marks, Class of 1960

Dr. Rushing speaking
about the need for band instruments.