The third annual Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle is a wrap, and in this issue we announce the winners. All of us on the team promoting this annual fundraiser feel like we’ve run a marathon! We crossed the finish line with $20,890 to use for scholarships, educational programs and more, provided by the IBMA Foundation. HUGE thanks go to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket!

The following are just a few of the reasons we solicit your support year round:

Project grants
Bluegrass Stagecraft 101 educational videos
Arnold Shultz Fund grants
Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award
Fletcher Bright Memorial Grants for Young Musicians
Bluegrass College Band Showcase at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh
Bluegrass Educators Gatherings and College Info Sessions during World of Bluegrass in Raleigh
The IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship
J. D. Crowe Banjo Scholarship
Katy Daley Broadcast Media & Sound Engineering Scholarship
Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship
Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship
Discover Bluegrass: Exploring American Roots Music educational video for kids & lesson plans
Administrative expenses and communications.

Thanks for staying tuned and for working with the IBMA Foundation to help make the future of bluegrass brighter! We couldn’t do it without you. 

-Nancy Cardwell

Return to the June 2023 issue of The Cornerstone.