The Hillsdale County Community Foundation has announced a donation challenge match for
the Band Instrument Fund. For every dollar donated between Jan. 15 and Feb.
28, 2018 up to $5,000, the instrument fund receives
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
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
donations for this purpose.
Your donations will be disbursed
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 about this need.
If you would like more
information about the 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
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 Donate button
on the Foundation's web site
abouthccf.org and indicating “Hillsdale Band Instrument
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, Gelzer's Hardware, Class of 1962
Tom and Kay Osborn, Class of 1960
MaryAnn Lentz Marks, Class of 1960
Dr. Rushing speaking
about the need for band instruments.