Following the success of Hoot IX, we set a goal to raise $10K for Hastings Middle School Music each Hoot-year. In 2019, for the fist time, The Hoot will also sponsor two music scholarships for Hastings High School graduates - we are also planning to establish and fund a Live Rock Band Club for HMS students by next school-year!
To help facilitate the fundraising needs of the Hoot, we created a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization called: RIVER CITY MUSIC & ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION. This will allow for online donations, as well as sponsoring scholarships, and additional opportunities to support the efforts of the Hootenany, remotely and/or year-round!
And since RCMAE Foundation is a registered Non-Profit, any documented, online donation to the Hootenany can qualify as a tax deduction - donating online (via PayPal, account not required - or via facebook.com/rcmaefoundation) provides proof of donation to the Hootenany, which is processed through the RCMAE Foundation, a Non-Profit registered with the IRS.
River City Music & Arts Education Foundation
Executive Director: Drew Cavalier
Board of Directors: Dr. Meg Cavalier, Bert Casperson, Andrew Gathright