Far Western District gives the gift of song
We have a lot to be proud of in the Far Western District: International Champions, outstanding Chapters and the best Barbershoppers in the World. One measure of all Barbershoppers is their heart. None are bigger than those in the Far West. The contributions given to support and expand vocal music have been incredible. We sponsor youth camps and workshops all over the west. We invite other groups to sing on our shows. We reach out to educators to help with their programs. We give generously of our time and money.
The Harmony Foundation is one way to share and the Far Western District leads the way in donations. Here is a three year average:
- Total # of FWD Donors: 504 (out of 2,063 current members)
- Total Annual Giving from FWD Donors: $646,142.00 per year
If you are not currently giving and strongly feel that your life has benefitted by belonging to the BHS and are interested in making a small tax-deductible donation back to an organization dedicated to preserving this “hobby” for generations to come, I urge you to make a donation at any level. Here is the link … Harmony Foundation
What many of you don’t realize is you can choose to have up to 30% of your donation passed on to your Chapter and/or your District to support local programs.
Here’s a list of the members that directed a portion of their Harmony Foundation contributions to the District in 2017:
In addition the Far Western District was the only District Sponsor for the Youth Festival in Costa Mesa this year. Half of our $10,000 sponsorship came directly from our chapters with the rest from our general funds.
I want to give special recognition to Jay Campbell from the Fullerton Chapter. Jay used a Corporate Matching program to double the large donation from the Chapter.
Thank you for all you do to support Harmony in the Far Western District.
Far Western District
Barbershop Harmony Society