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 have been pleased to again work with School of Rock in 2019 for the ‘History of Portland’ fundraiser. In 2018, the ‘Best of Portland’ fundraiser concert had over 250 attendees, with performances from 10 local bands of all genres and a successful auction. Our volunteer board is excited to hold more fundraising events again and would love to see more community involvement.