As the year draws to a close, the IBMA Foundation, the IBMA Trust Fund and IBMA request your help in a joint, year-end giving campaign: Support Each Other, Support Bluegrass.

  • Your gift will help the IBMA Foundation build a brighter future for bluegrass music through project and Arnold Shultz Fund grants, college scholarships, and educational bluegrass programs for youth.
  • It will also help the IBMA Trust Fund provide emergency financial aid to bluegrass professionals, including a COVID-19 Relief Fund.
  • And it will help the International Bluegrass Music Association empower bluegrass music on a global scale through programs like Leadership Bluegrass and events like IBMA World of Bluegrass.

These efforts strengthen the bluegrass community and bring more people into the circle. The goal for this campaign is $20,000. Your donation of at least $100, $50 or $20 will support all three bluegrass nonprofits to ensure that bluegrass music not only survives current challenges but emerges even stronger as we work together.

Your donation may be fully tax deductible as a 2021 charitable contribution, even if you do not itemize. Please consult your tax preparer.

Unless otherwise specified, donations made to IBMA and the IBMA Foundation during the month of December will be split equally among those two organizations and the IBMA Trust Fund. Donate here on the Foundation website, here on the IBMA Foundation Facebook page, or here on the IBMA website.

RETURN to the December 2021 issue of The Cornerstone.