The fees we charge our students only cover 10% of our costs. The rest comes from donors like you. Any donation of time, money, wish list items, or instruments is most welcome and appreciated. Greater Milwaukee El Sistema is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent of the law. Donors should consult their tax advisors about all deductions.
Checks can be sent to:
Greater Milwaukee El Sistema
P.O. Box 2271
Waukesha, WI 53187-2271
To give you an idea of costs:
Yearly sponsorship for one student: $2,000
Music for thirty students: $300
Summer music camp, one child: $400
One teacher, annual pay: $4,050
Two teachers: $8,100
Three teachers: $12,150
Teacher training, summer program: $1,500/teacher
New violin strings: $28
New viola strings: $44
Bow rehair: $54
New bridge (violin): $54
Cello back: $54
Violin case: $54
Instrument sponsorship per student per year: $100
Maintenance and repair fee (violins, violas, cello): $84 per year / $42 per semester
Administrative Leadership Training: $1,500 up to $3,000
Because GMES is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, all your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted. We will send you a confirmation letter acknowledging your contribution.
WISH LIST / FUNDRAISING GOALS
Goal $2000: Contributions to our Music Library, particularly Level One-Level Two Music for String Orchestra and Flex Music (For Orchestra and Band available through Hal Leonard.com)
Goal $3000: Sponsorship towards establishing the Ralph North Teaching Chair
Goal $3000: Contributions to further our teacher’s education and training.
Goal $5000: GMES Scholarship fund for High School volunteers pursuing a career in music or music education.
Goal $5000: Contributions towards our Endowment Fund at WCCF. To help build the GMES Endowment Fund to our goal of $10,000, checks can be made out to WAUKESHA COUNTY COMMUNITY FUND DEVELOPMENT, with memo: Greater Milwaukee El Sistema.
Donate an instrument to an El Sistema graduating student planning to pursue music through High School and College.
Goal $30,000: Help build an endowment for Administrative Payroll