As a non-profit, The Company of Fifers & Drummers relies upon donations as part of its funding plan. We supplement this as much as possible by applying for grants. Corps and Individual memberships cover only a portion of the annual operating budget. If you are interested in the details you can read our Financial Disclosure.
Each year, we go through a process to review our expenses to determine what our operating budget is - exclusive of special projects. This year, we have set a goal of $6,000 in donations to keep the building open and functioning.
We recognize that 2020 has been a difficult time for everyone and we too are facing some challenges with not being able to open the building and hold regular events this year. Despite having no fife and drum activities to attend, there are still workings/projects taking place at The Company of Fifers & Drummers. They include:
- Ongoing Archives digitization
- Publication of feature articles
- Frank Fancher
- Eric Perrilloux
- George Carroll
- The Sons of Liberty
- Published 5 books
- The Music of Roy Watrous - The Final Chapter (Roy Watrous)
- Core Techniques and Exercises (John J. Benoit)
- The Road Home (John J. Benoit)
- The Grand Republic (John J. Benoit)
- Blow the Candle Out (John J. Benoit)
- Restored the ground floor of the museum after it flooded
To ensure the organization can remain solvent for the 2020 year, we need your financial support.
Please consider a donation to our 2020 Annual Fundraising Drive, any amount is appreciated.
You may also consider supporting the Company through shopping at Amazon Smile. At no additional cost to you, Amazon donates 0.5% of the value of your purchase to the non-profit of your choice. For example, $0.05 would be donated for a $10.00 purchase. While this may seem very small, every little bit helps. Read more about using Amazon Smile.
Thank you all for your anticipated support.