We invite you to become a Donor of Note. Your donation allows us to enhance the quality of our professional performances and to sponsor a free concert in the summer at the Farmers’ Market in Heathsville. It also helps us promote our music-education outreach programs. Contributions may be deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law. RCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under the provisions the Internal Revenue Code.
Up to $99 = Grace Note
$100 to $199 = Quarter Note
$200 to $299 = Half Note
$300 & up = Whole Note
Since 2011, your generous gifts to our “Donors of Note” and more recently, our Music Education Mission, have enhanced in a variety of ways music education for thousands of Northern Neck students, in grades K –12.
Teacher grants averaging $450 each, helped our music teachers to pay for:
Starting with the 2018-2019 academic year, the “Donors of Note” assisted in bringing to perform during the school day for Northern Neck elementary, middle and/or high schools:
In 2017, RCA received a bequest from former board member Carolyn Crewe Gray and voted to use it to support music education for our region’s youth. Local leaders and musicians recommended funding strings instruction, with the goal to initiate a youth orchestra in the future. The Strings Crewe program began in 2018 with two instructors, 14 students, and lessons taught after-school at three locations. Additional funding from River Counties Community Foundation, The Servetus Endowment Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts/NEA, the Northern Neck Orchestra, the Rappahannock Music Study Club, the Cole Trust, Gloucester Community Foundation, Wiley Foundation, and individual donors enables free lessons and instruments to twenty 6–12-year-old students. Ten students, now in middle school, graduated to the “String Orchestra for Northern Neck Youth” in September 2021, making room for new students to take beginning lessons
Click here to read more about the Strings Crewe and the String Orchestra for Northern Neck Youth.