Lafayette Band Fundraising: The Key to Championship Success
Fundraising is key to the Lafayette Band’s success. The Lafayette Band Association offers a wide-range of fundraising activities to keep The Pride of the Bluegrass at a championship level. We need everyone’s help to ensure the legacy of Lafayette Band’s standard of excellence. To get involved or if you have questions about fundraising, please email LBAfundraising1@gmail.com
ON-GOING FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
If you would like to donate to the Lafayette Band program, please click the donate button below. The Lafayette Band Association is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. We thank you for your support!
We welcome the support of area businesses to the on-going tradition and excellence of the Lafayette Band. With over 200 members and families, thousands of Band Alumni and other supporters, Lafayette Band reaches deep into the Lexington community and beyond. Becoming a Corporate Sponsor can benefit both business and community while helping to ensure the continued success of the Lafayette Band. Please email LBAsponsor@gmail.com for more information about our exciting Corporate Sponsorship Program.
RESTAURANT & EVENT NIGHT FUNDRAISERS
Throughout the year, restaurants and establishments in the Lexington community host "fundraising nights" that allow LBA families & friends to enjoy a meal or event, while supporting the band! LBA receives a percentage of all purchases made during these special events. Watch for announcements on social media and in the weekly band eNews.
Lafayette Band is proud to sponsor “Thursday Night Bingo” at 2319 Woodhill Drive (Jackpot Bingo). Bingo runs year-round and if you are interested in volunteering on Thursday evenings, please contact email@example.com.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS & PRODUCTS
Want a good night’s sleep? Lafayette Band has just what you need! Our Mattress Fundraiser offers a showroom set up at Lafayette High School of quality name-brand mattresses at 50% off retail price! And the best part? The Band makes a profit from every mattress sale. Invite your friends, your neighbors, and everyone you know to the Lafayette Band Mattress Sale.
Our Cashbook Fundraiser kicks off at the start of Band Camp! The Cashbook is sold for $20 and provides year-long savings at merchants throughout Lexington and Louisville. All band families are asked to sell 10 Cashbooks. There is an Opt-Out for this fundraiser of$125 (tax-deductible donation to Lafayette Band Association).
Each Fall, the Lafayette Band hosts its very own Lafayette Marching Band Invitational with some of the finest bands throughout the Commonwealth. The all-day competition is held on the campus of Lafayette High School and also serves as a fundraiser forThe Pride of the Bluegrass. Lafayette Band is proud to have Asbury University as the official Invitational Presenting Sponsor.
Snap-Raise is an online giving campaign personalized to Lafayette Band. It’s quick, easy, and secure with no products to sell and no money collection! Students will be asked to collect email addresses of friends and family. Personalized emails will be sent out about our fabulous Lafayette Band where individuals, both near and far, can donate to the Pride of the Bluegrass. It’s a snap, and it has the potential to be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!
LAFAYETTE BAND RAFFLE
Tickets for this fabulous raffle are only $10 each and anyone can win! There is no age requirement, and you do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Band members and their families are eligible! The raffle is conducted under Kentucky Charitable Gaming Commission rules and regulations.
LAFAYETTE CAR WASH
This fun and successful event takes place a couple times a year. Support the band and get a sparkling clean car!
FUNDRAISE WHILE YOU SHOP
The Lafayette Band Store has all your gear to support the Lafayette Band. Look for the Band Store at various times through band camp and the marching season. Look your best by buying from the Lafayette Band Store and support The Pride of the Bluegrass!
This year all individual and section portraits will be taken by our own professional photographer and band parent, Barry Brown. Support the band by buying pictures and photo memorabilia for family and friends!
KROGER CARD COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Lafayette Band NPO Number 10043
Simply register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter the NPO number or select Lafayette Band from the list and click on confirm. Lafayette Band NPO Number is 10043. Remember, purchases will not count for Lafayette Band until after you register your card(s). Simply swipe your Kroger card every time you make a purchase and you will earn money for Lafayette Band!
Raise Right is an app where you can purchase gift cards and each time you do, the band earns cash!! Lafayette Band can earn over $1,000 each year by using gift cards to pay for everyday expenses like groceries, gas, and more! It’s convenient, and it works. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the LBA enrollment code.
GIVE BHG GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
It’s easy to give the gift of good taste and support Lafayette Band Association at the same time!
By participating in our Give BHG annual fundraiser, patrons who purchase gift cards at GiveBHG.com will be able to designate 20% of the purchase amount to Lafayette Band Association. Please note that the 20% donation can only be provided with ONLINE purchases. Buyers are NOT able to make donations with gift card purchases made in-store at BHG Restaurants.
To make a purchase and donate:
1) Visit GiveBHG.com in order to purchase Gift Cards.
2) Select a BHG Gift Card of any denomination.
3) Select your non-profit’s name from the drop down menu — double-check that you have selected the correct organization, as several participating organizations have similar names (e.g. Lafayette Band Association, Lafayette Cheer, Lafayette Football).
4) Your gift card will be sent in the mail in two business days and your organization will receive 20% of your purchase!
P.S. Remember that Bluegrass Hospitality Group gift certificates are honored at Malone’s, Malone’s Prime, Harry’s, Drake’s, Malone’s at Home, OBC Kitchen!