Levels of Sponsorship
Guitars in the Classroom owes every note sung and chord strummed in schools to the faith, kindness, and generosity of people like you. We gratefully acknowledge all who have helped us reach out to put music into the hearts, hands, minds and voices of teachers and children. Please help us keep going and growing. Contribute today! Below are the levels to which contributors are making a difference for children, schools, and communities by helping us restore music making for learning to American classrooms! Below the list of contribution levels please find the most recent list of our generous contributors.
$50,000 and above
These contributors give Guitars in the Classroom their show of confidence in the importance of our mission at a level that allows us to nurture programs, staff, and infrastructure. Without them, we would not be.
$10,000 and above
Each gift of $10,000 from a Children’s Champion allows GITC to start new programs in seven locations, training 24 teachers and reaching 2300 students with music in each one for a total reach of 168 teachers and 16,632 students in a single year! These generous contributors change lives and help GITC keep our staff trained, supported, and excited to cultivate creativity every week.
$5,000 – $9,999
Arts Integration Angels empower teachers in multiple locations to bring free music making for learning to students in diverse communities- or they may choose to focus on providing musical learning for a particular school district. In a large urban setting, a gift of $5000 can open the door to music leadership throughout 20 schools in a big district. Yet in smaller programs in rural and remote settings, it can change the lives of children living in poverty who would otherwise have little or no access to the arts. Angels choose where they wish to assist, as do all our major contributors.
$2500 – $4,999
Local Legends can help GITC shift the school culture in a small to mid-sized district in a single year. This sized donation is sufficient to inspire teachers most inclined to learn to lead music, and after the first year, local sponsors and school foundations begin to match of completely fund the second year of classes. They become the reason children in their own communities learn to sing and play guitar, hence their title.
$1500 – $2,499
District Donors can empower GITC to tackle and complete a special project such as developing new curriculum for all our trainers and teachers, or studying the impact of a model such as AMIGO on student success. Likewise, a District Donor can sponsor a program in one location, changing the lives and careers of 24 teachers and 2300 students through musical training.
Program Patrons provide matching funds for GITC to start or continue a local program. These gifts make the difference between whether an established program can offer a crucial second year of training, and can make the difference between a community wanting a program and actually having one!
$300 and above
Arts advocates help GITC manage crucial logistics- acquiring guitars, shipping them to schools, asking sponsors to get involved or replenish supplies for teachers, or their funds can contribute to the covering the cost of a special program. $300 could provide 6 guitars or 12 ukuleles for students to play with their teachers!
$120 and above
Class Parents give a gift sized just right for adopting a teacher and a GITC classroom for a year, putting music making in the hands of 99 school children each week!
$30 and above
Song Leaders make it possible for a music teacher to receive free GITC materials and participate in a one day training workshop! Music teachers learn our method very quickly and most can take away what they need to integrate guitars into general music classes in a single day.
Friend of Guitars in the Classroom
Friends help here and there, sometimes tossing a few dollars into a kitty at a GITC event or contributing a small yet meaningful amount. We appreciate and make use of every dollar. In the grand scheme of things, $1 helps 2 children make music in school, and touching even one life is a great blessing. Thank you, Friends!To speak with our executive director about becoming a sponsor and to hear about the opportunities each level of sponsorship provides (such as tickets to Guitars in the Classroom related events, name-in-title inclusion for events and online promotions), please email Jessica Baron at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help you design a plan for giving that gives you meaningful ways to participate with us on an ongoing basis. Thank you very much!