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June, 2016

Dear Friends of Music in Our Schools,

We have good news about the Hillsdale High School Band. Since Dr. Keith Rushing became the band director several years ago the band has steadily increased in both members and enthusiasm.

Today we have an unique opportunity to help Dr. Rushing maintain this great momentum.

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.

We can enable these aspiring young musicians to experience playing in the band by helping Dr. Rushing acquire additional instruments for them to use.

Working with Dr. Rushing, we have established a new fund at the Hillsdale County Community Foundation to receive your tax deductible donations to the band instrument fund. Your donation will be disbursed directly to the Hillsdale Community Schools, earmarked for the high school band and specifically for instrument purchases and repairs.

In the short video below Dr. Rushing shares more information.

If you would like more information about the Hillsdale Community Schools Band Instrument Fund, we 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

  • 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.

  • Donate online using the PayPal Donate button on the Foundation's web site and indicating “Hillsdale Band Instrument Fund”.

  • 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. 

Thanks to These Recent Donors

The Tony Gray Foundation
The John and Marie MacRitchie Fund
Ken and Jayne Koppleman, Sebastopol, CA
Ed Leinbach, Class of 1963
Larry and Ruth Merillat
Grant Baker, Class of 1962
Tom and Kay Osborn, Class of 1960
MaryAnn Lentz Marks, Class of 1960

Click to view a short video
Dr. Rushing discussing the band instrument fund.

Visit the Hillsdale County Community Foundation
web site

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Federal ID # 38-3001297

Mailing address
P.O. Box 276, Hillsdale, MI 49242

Office Location
2 South Howell Street, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
Monday-Friday, 9-12 am and 1-4 pm Eastern time
Email   Phone (517) 439-5101

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