Archive | March 2016
Greetings, former members of the MVSU Band organized themselves to support the Band Program. Each year since 2006, we have hosted a “Tailgate BBQ” and invited all current band members and staff to participate. We have had a tremendous amount of success in this effort. In 2007 we attempted our first Capital Campaign which was marginally successful and we were able to provide funding for the MVSU Band Program to purchase New Instruments.
Now we have decided to launch another Capital Campaign for 2015-16 and are seeking university support and approval for this lofty goal. I have been designated to serve as spokesperson and liaison for the MVSU Band Alumni group and will be the point of contact for all matters concerning the MVSU Band Alumni Capital Campaign 2015-16.
Be It Known that we are not interested in running the day to day operations of the program but only seek opportunities to be of support to the MVSU Band Program, bridge the generational divide as well as seek to maintain the historical perspectives, legacy and identity of the Mack of The SWAC! To this end, the band director may need additional monetary assistance in facilitating program needs. The following designated purposes are identified as allowable expenditures from the BAAF account:
The purpose of the Capital Campaign is to raise money to fund the MVSU Band Alumni Activity Fund (BAAF). The BAAF is an account set up to “Supplement” NOT “Supplant” the MVSU Band Budget. All monies raised and donated to the BAAF may only be allocated to the one of the designated purposes and any other use of such funds is strictly prohibited by terms outline in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The major goal of the Capital Campaign is to raise $100,000.00 for the Band Alumni Activity Fund. The purpose of the BAAF is to supplement the MVSU Band Budget by providing financial resources to support the MVSU Band Program through the designated purposes:
The Capital Campaign is organized around twenty (20) teams led by a Highly Committed and Motivated Team Leader. If you are interested and willing to lead a team please send me an email stating so to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP! Each team’s goal is to raise $5,000.00 for the Band Alumni Activity Fund. The Capital Campaign will take place between the months of November, 2015 and September, 2016. The presentation Ceremony will occur during half-time of the HC2K16 game.
Team Sponsor Options:
1000 people donating $ 100.00 each equaling $100,000.00 BAAF Team Donation
100 people donating $ 50.00 each equaling $5,000.00 Team Donation
50 people donating $ 100.00 each equaling $5,000.00 Team Donation
25 people donating $ 200.00 each equaling $5,000.00 Team Donation
10 people donating $ 500.00 each equaling $5,000.00 Team Donation
1 person donating $5000.00 equaling $5,000.00 Team Donation
Twenty Team Leaders:($5,000.00 each = $100,000.00 to be donated during half-time @ 2K16 Homecoming Game).
Please visit www.mvsu.edu/contributors , click the donate now button and scroll down to the Band Alumni Activity Fund (BAAF) to make your contribution today
Dr. Marcellars Mason, C’84