PROWUS received donations and proceeds from fundraisers in early 2019 totaling $7,300 and awarded $3,300 in scholarships to 7 music students in the Portland area in May 2019. The majority of our budget will go towards our next round of scholarships in November 2019; we will use a minimal amount of our funds for marketing and materials. To continue our efforts and increase our reach, we will need to raise $15,000 for our 2020 scholarship program.
We are extremely grateful to have received a generous grant this year from Hampton Family Foundation of The Oregon Community Foundation for $10,000 to provide music education scholarships to students, and for general operating support (Grant ID: 380286).
We will be holding a “Ghouls Night Out” fundraiser at QuarterWorld in SE Portland on October 25, 2019, in conjunction with School of Rock Portland and School of Rock Lake Oswego. This will feature two student bands and House Bands from both School of Rock locations.
PROWUS will once again perform a social media campaign for Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019. Last year we raised over $400 and we hope to increase our donations through rigorous social media marketing.
Recruiting new board members is a critical goal for us this year and in 2020. While we welcome volunteers in all areas, we especially need help with scholarship coordination. Please use the form on the Contact page if you are interested in volunteering.
Operational purchases will be for marketing (new banners and printed materials) and supplies for use at fundraising events.