Fundraising & Sponsorship

In many schools across the country, music programs could not function without consistent fundraising. Various fundraisers and sponsorship programs have been used by many programs in order to improve the quality of the materials and the learning environments afforded to their students. Achievement in this category demonstrates the understanding that creative and active fundraising benefits both individual students and entire programs.

2019 Fundraising & Sponsorship Award Winners

Submission Guidelines


All submissions in this category must include the following written components:

  • An overview that introduces and describes the entry (500 words)
  • An explanation of how you measured the effectiveness of the entry (500 words)

If applicable, applicants will be asked to include the following information with their entry:

  • Data supporting the measured effectiveness of the entry
  • Historical information about how the entry developed to its current form
  • Obstacles encountered in the implementation of the entry
  • Expense/budget information about the entry
  • Information about the entry’s target audience

Applicants may also choose to include any or all of the supporting materials listed below with their entry:

  • Up to ten photos/documents/objects/videos supporting the entry

Specific types of submissions may require additional information, as listed below.

  • Outstanding Fundraising Material
  • Outstanding Fundraising Program
  • Outstanding Sponsor Engagement
    • Explanation of sponsor levels and benefits, if applicable (250 words)
    • Summary of sponsor research and outreach process (250 words)
    • Description of process for initiating and/or renewing sponsor agreement (250 words)

Are You Ready to Apply?

Applications are due September 15, 2020

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