Community Service: Charities We Support

Community Service

- Charities Supported by North Shore Chapter, SPEBSQSA -

Reprinted from the March 2002 North Shore Harmony Rag

Harmony Foundation logo

--by Chuck Watson, Past SPEBSQSA President

In November of 2000, the SPEBSQSA Board refocused the Society's Charitable Mission and made Harmony Foundation its official charity. This mission will strengthen the future of barbershop harmony and lead to a better world around us.

You can help SPEBSQSA put singing back in our schools and communities!

Your individual, quartet and chapter donations to Harmony Foundation can provide funding for grants to help projects that promote singing. Over 40 grants have been made in the past several years helping over 20,000 young people to experience singing. Your gifts also help fund Harmony Explosion Camps across North America. Over 2,000 young men and their vocal music teachers have already been introduced to barbershop harmony through these camps. It is this progress that forged Harmony Foundation's motto: Sing . . . for life.

You can help in two ways!

Contributions made to Harmony Foundation can be "Annual" or "Endowed."

Annual gifts to the General Fund enhance the ongoing Charitable Mission of SPEBSQSA. Gifts to this fund provide grants to support vocal music education in our schools and communities.

Gifts to the Endowment Program are never spent, but provide a pool of investment earnings that support SPEBSQSA programs and help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy barbershop harmony.

To make a contribution or for more information, please contact:

Harmony Foundation, Inc.
6315 Harmony Lane
Kenosha, WI 53143-5199

Phone: 800/876-SING, x 8447
Fax: 262/654-5552

--from a Harmony Foundation brochure


It shall be the charitable mission of SPEBSQSA to preserve our musical legacy through support of vocal music education in our schools and communities.

EISMA logo

Who We Are

The Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA) is a nonprofit community organization, established in 1971, that:

What We Do

EISMA provides a unique and valuable service to the Evanston/Skokie public and private schools by:

EISMA musical enrichment programs are funded solely by donations from individuals, local businesses, community organizations, participating schools' PTAs, foundations, and grants from organizations including the Illinois Arts Council, Evanston Arts Council, and the Skokie Fine Arts Council.

If you would like to make a contribution, would like more information about EISMA, or have a suggestion for a musical performance, contact:

Wendy Gray Raven
Executive Director
P. O. Box 1945
Evanston, IL 60204

--from an EISMA fact sheet

"It's great that our students are exposed to music they might otherwise not listen to. It broadens their views and hopefully deepens their appreciation for the art."

--District 65 Middle School teacher

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(Updated 11/02)