Marching Drum Line takes Ohio by storm and wins WGI 2016 World Championship. Without missing a beat the semi finalists launched right into their performance of a life time.
Make a donation to the Ayala BAC and have your company match it!
If you work for any of the depicted corporations (only 3 shown of thousands…) on either side of this article then you have the ability to leverage your donation to the next level. Maximize your funds and have your corporate employer match them for the Ayala BAC.
We HIGHLY encourage you to contact your company’s matching fund administrator to utilize this option. For a list of companies known to donate to non-profits and charities look HERE -> . Also you can follow this link <Company Lookup> to lookup companies by name – scroll down until you see “ Search for another company” and click that to see if your corporation has matching donations.
For example the Sempra Energy rules are HERE -> RULES and they match one for one. If you donate $100 – then Sempra Energy would pay $100 by using your automatic pay deduction for a combined donation of $200 towards the program.
Each member is asked for a donation to help pay the costs of after school activities, competitions and festivals. If donations from the group are not received, the ensemble will simply not be able to enjoy the assets (drill, music arrangements, instructional staff, transportation to the events, etc.) which are needed to maintain our performance level of excellence.
This year the Ayala Band and Color Guard will be participating in local competitions, BOA Regional Championships in Southern California, and the Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. The second semester groups will be participating in local competitions/festivals and may go on tour in the Spring. In all cases, if we do not achieve our donation/fundraising targets by a prescribed date, ensemble activities will be cancelled or modified to meet our fiscal assets.
The BAC uses donations to fund the direct operating costs of the music program. Donations are budgeted to break even on a seasonal basis and include:
- The instruction and design staff (above and beyond Mr. Stone and Mr. Lowe) that coach the marching band, color guard, winter percussion, winter guard, and stage ensembles. They also develop our show music and design our performances.
- Transportation of the students, instruments, and equipment to performances.
- Housing and feeding of the students and staff at overnight performances. Personal items for each student such as squad shirts, gloves, patches, etc.
Instant internet gratification shopping can lead to indirect donations to the Ayala BAC program simply by choosing to shop through GoodShop online. Currently the Ayala BAC Booster non-profit program is enrolled to allow our greater Booster population to shop with and achieve coupons, deals and discounts on merchandise while the company you buy the product for donates a small amount back to the Ayala BAC. Donation amount vary but range anywhere from 1% to 3% on most companies websites.
Where the program differs from SCRIP is it is gear primarily towards online shopping but a lot of the companies offer printable coupons to utilize at brick and mortar locations.
For example, American Eagle Outfitters currently has multiple 20%-50% off coupons that also pays back 3% to the Ayala BAC. Shopping there as an organization of 250 families strong will net Ayala $30 per $1000 spent whilst saving our families on their bottom line. What is not to Love?