Advertisement

More than $2,000 donated to Community Foundation's Join the the Band Fund in Frederick

December 16, 2007

FREDERICK, Md. - With toes tapping, hands clapping, and music in the air, more than 200 people were on hand Nov. 23 at G. Hunter's Restaurant & Raw Bar to raise money for the Frederick County Public Schools Current Initiatives/Join the Band Fund held by the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Andy Carignan led the charge to raise awareness of and money for the fund as he and his Wise Guys Band mates, Bill Curtis, Chris Rollins and David Graf, performed classic rock songs spanning five decades of music.

"We raised over $2,000 at the event," said Carignan, "with a requested $10 donation at the door."

Carignan partnered with Frederick County Public Schools and the Community Foundation in 2004 to establish the Join the Band Fund to purchase instruments for students, regardless of economic status or family situation, so that they could participate in instrumental music activities within Frederick County Public Schools.

Advertisement

"Every child should have the opportunity to become involved in instrumental music," Carignan said, noting the important part music has played in his life. "Contributing to the Join the Band Fund is an important way to help any child who not only wants to join their school's band, but has the talent and desire to play an instrument and cannot afford one to learn on."

Educational initiatives like the Frederick County Public Schools Current Initiatives/Join the Band Fund are one of the many ways the Community Foundation of Frederick County works with donors to fill the needs of the community by providing scholarships to deserving students and grants to nonprofits through the funds it holds.

As a trusted philanthropic organization in Frederick County, the Community Foundation has given back more than $17 million to the community since 1986.

Secure online donations are accepted at any time to the Frederick County Public Schools Current Initiatives/Join the Band Fund by logging on to www.cffredco.org and clicking on "contribute" in the upper right hand corner.

Donations by check, made payable to the Community Foundation of Frederick County, are also accepted and may be mailed to 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, with "Join the Band Fund" inserted in the check's memo line. All donations are tax deductible.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|