Matching Campaign for
Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy
As you may have seen in your NATS membership renewal mailer this month, our Boston chapter has decided to uphold the decision to reduce chapter fees to $0 for another year.
In lieu of chapter dues last year, our members contributed to a matching campaign benefitting Hamilton Garrett Music and Arts Academy, our spotlight community partner. The campaign raised $5,000 last year, which gave 5 students a full year of music lessons. We welcomed HGMAA’s Executive Director and Youth Choir Director, Gerami Groover-Flores, and Voice Teacher, Zakiyyah Sutton, to our chapter membership. Those relationships have grown over the last year, with Zakiyyah and Liz Eschen (Board Vice-President) forming a collaboration in their work with the Harvard Choruses and Holden Voice Program. Singers from Harvard and from around the country have since benefitted from Zakiyyah’s artistry & activism in studio classes, voice lessons, and a national treble voices festival.
These examples of strengthening connections and a stunning increase to 232 active chapter members are clear evidence that we are stepping closer to achieving our goal of creating pathways for a more valuable, accessible, and inclusive local voice community. In light of the incredible positive impact this partnership has enabled, we have decided to repeat the matching campaign for 2021.
NATS Boston will match all member donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 through DECEMBER 1st, 2021. The total chapter fundraising goal of $5,000 will provide 10 Hamilton-Garrett students with paid tuition for a full academic year.
We are grateful for the opportunity to support such an amazing organization in the face of today's social and economic challenges. Thank you for standing with us to lift up Black artists and students in our community.
Please use the button below to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to NATS Boston—every dollar collected by the end of the campaign, up to $2,500, will be matched with Chapter funds and donated in turn to the HGMAA.
Our voices are stronger together. Black Voices Matter.