Fusion Core was started by a small group of people whose sole purpose was to share all the life benefits offered by drum corps to anyone who would come through our doors. We started off as a small group that were mainly funded by some of our founding members and doing parades.
Over the years, we grew and so did our budget. For the first time in a couple of years, Fusion Core is going to be launching a fundraising campaign #20kin2020.
We are hoping to raise $20,000 over the next 10 months. Running an independent not for profit comes with many challenges. The biggest challenge is keeping up with the high cost of operating. Unlike drum corps of years past, we sadly do not have Legions or Churches backing us or providing us with rehearsal space and equipment. We are left to figure this out on our own. Parades are getting harder to do since the majority of our members are obligated to march in their own school parades. Rehearsal facilities are costly and to stay in the game, we need to purchase new equipment AND uniforms every couple of years.
We do our best to keep tuition affordable by supplementing with parades, pasta dinners, and fundraisers, but every few years, we need to launch a campaign. Our #20kin2020 will be a year long event. If we have 400 people donate $50.00, we would hit our goal. If we have 200 people donate $100.00, we would hit our goal. If we have just 100 people donate $200.00, we would hit our goal. Check out our incentives on our donate page found at https://www.fusioncore.org/donate.
Investing in a drum corps is more than just investing in a marching arts organization. You are investing in every member who comes through our program. We will be sharing inspirational stories from members throughout the year. Many of our members who come to Fusion come here with their own story and leave feeling as if they've been #changedforthebetter. We will share that feeling this year through our 2020 Production "What a Wonderful World".
Please consider anything you can and if you share one of our #20kin2020 posts from our social media platforms, that would be wonderful as well.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.