Winning the fifth and final “Power Hour Challenge,” 393 UMass Band alumni, parents, bandos, and fans raised $18,000 for the Band Uniform Fund, including the $2,000 Power Hour bonus.
The UMass Band family generously made 251 donations in one hour, enabling an easy Power Hour win and besting the four other Power Hour donor tallies by nearly 50 donors! A huge thanks to everyone who participated… We even had a bit of help from some of our friends!
Band alumna Cait (Merrigan) Harrison ’06 got in the spirit by offering a $15 donation on each “StickBando” frame sold during UMassGives. That earned $175 (and some nice graduation presents for senior bandos)!
During a Facebook Live Q&A session, UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford gave us a nice shout out.
And our band family friends at @CollegeMarching on Twitter, helped spread the love.
#UMassGives is 2 amazing days in April when alumni, parents, students, and friends come together to enhance and enrich the lives of current students by making a gift online.
During UMassGives 2016, we kicked-off the $160,000 Band Uniform Drive with $10,000 in gifts. After a successful 1st Annual Big Band Bash and this year’s UMassGives effort, we’re about $15,000 away from meeting that goal. The band uniform MinuteFund campaign ends on May 12th.