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RR Relief Fund

Direct Donations: $33,246.83

Silent Auction: $7,958

Corporate Matching Donations: $2,925

Total Donations: $44,129.83

Donation totals updated on July 15, 2020 @ 9:00am

When COVID-19 changed our world, The Raleigh Ringers remained committed to our craft while making sure we are mindful of what others might be experiencing. We worked with our partners and venues and, in light of ongoing restrictions and concerns, made the difficult decisions to cancel all spring concerts and our summer tour. Every attempt was made to reschedule, but many of those concerts will not happen until 2021.

Each year, our concert fees and merchandise sales account for well over 50% of our income. This funds our education and outreach efforts and helps cover operational expenses.
With the cancellation of 14* concerts this spring and summer, we are now facing a $40,000 budget shortfall.
Unless we address this shortfall, this will have a significant impact on how we bring our unique musical instrument to the world. Now, more than ever, we need your help.

Through the 4th of July, we are asking you to consider supporting the RR Relief Fund. As a part of this effort, the silent auction that usually takes place at our Spring Concert in Raleigh will be completely online June 24-27, and will include commissions from several of our favorite composers. More information will come in the weeks ahead.
Will you make a tax-deductible gift to help us raise the $40,000 needed to secure our future?
Music can bring great healing in times of uncertainty. With your support, The Raleigh Ringers will continue to inspire hope through the power of music!

* Since launching this campaign, we have had three additional concerts canceled this fall.


Anonymous, Merry Christmas, Julie Ricciardi
Anonymous, keep up the good works
Jean Adams
Rick & Lynette Amick, in memory of Brenda Byrd
Melissa & Chris Anderson
Bob & Cathy Auchter
Kathy Baker
Jay & Barbara Baldwin
Marcia Barber
Eleanor Barna
Lynette Bartlett
Greg Beard
Lora M. Benoff, in memory of my dad, Carlton Moseley
Fillmore & Janet Bowen
Bill & Sandra Boyd
Emily Briney
Kemp Brinson, in honor of Jeb
Gil & Karen Brock
David & Ruth Brown
Eric Brown
G Drexel Brown
Rev. Lori Burdette-Steele
Richard & Diana Callaghan
Mary Canacy
Tom & Mary Carey
Gary & Janet Carlson
The Carrins, here's to 30 more years
Jay & Andrea Carter
Gerri & Marshall Casse
Jim, Beth & Kaleigh Cato
Chris Clasgens
Carol Comfort
Sr. Diane Cook, OSB
Philip Cress & Chip Baker, love and support to all of my Raleigh Ringer friends!
Jeannie Cushman
The DelVecchio & Kokai Families, in loving memory of Joe DelVecchio
Pat & John Dorward
Vera Dumova
Alan J. Ebel, in memory of John R. Ebel
Derek Edwards
Rebecca Edwards
Mike & Sandy Elledge
Emerald City Ringers
Lori Fenton
Gae & Sherwood Finch
Diane & Charles Flayhart
Don & Elaine Fletcher
Carol Flood
Christine Fox-Roberts
Rich & Nanette Freedland, for Heather
Rhonda Gaede
Cynthia Gage
Maria Geddis, in honor of Julie Ricciardi
In honor of Bonnie Givens, the handbell director of the Trinity Bells at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida
Erin Glendening
In honor of charter member Sherry Graham
Pam and Richard Gragg
Barbara Graul
Teri Gregory
Bill Griffin
Joe & Diane Griffin
Violeta & Algirdas Gruodis, keep going until all this is over
Ginny H.
The Hanks Family
Warren S. Hamon
Connie & Doug Harris
Dave & Kris Harris
Scott & Amy Harris
Gail Hasslacher
Robert Heath
Marilyn Hedgpeth
Cristi & Bill Heffelfinger
Bill & Marie Heffelfinger
Eileen Hoffman-Meier, in honor of Barbie Jones & the Falling Spring RingersMargaret Heil, congratulations on 30 years from an old friend!
Heitz Handbells and Music
Laine Heltebrindle
Mark Henderson & Karen Kristiansson
Lynne Hicks, in memory of Van Lamb
Mary & Wayne Hicks
Janet Higgins
John & Anne Hines
Shirley & John Hobson
Eileen Hoffman-Meier, in honor of Barbie Jones & the Falling Spring Ringers
Dr. Annis Hopkins
Carol Horst
Sharon Howell
Sandy & Jamie Hopson
Henry & Deanna Huber
Phil Huffsmith
Sarah Hungerford
Diana & Tom Hutchinson
Mary Jaco
Merrilee & Ken Jacobson
Veronica Johnson & Crestwood Middle School Ringers, with their thanks for being such an inspiration
Kathryn Jurado, in memory of Janet E. Murphy
William & Jane Keene
Patricia Kennedy
Terry Kennewig
Jim Kirkland
Kryn Krautheim
Kate Kribs
Jason W. Krug
Jon Carson Kundtz, in memory of Mindy L. Kundtz
Vivian Landfair, in honor of Carolyn Bradford
Mrs. Claire Latham
Mr. Robert Lawson
James & Andrea LeFevre
Sue & Jerry Lefton
Debi Lloyd, keep on ringing and making beautiful music
Cynthia Long
Jim & Dubba Lucas
David A. Lyon, IV
Hillary Marotta
Pete Marsh, in honor of the Lewistown, Pennsylvania, ringers
Cindy & Phil Massey, in memory of Dixie Peterson
Beth Mathis
George & Marilyn McGregor
Peter & Karen Meyers
Gregg & Susan Miller, to the spirit of music's power
Ann-Marie Montague, to honor the River City Ringers in Washington, NC
Linda Moore
Laura G More, in honor of Rona Matheny, our wonderful handbell director
Richard & Elaine Mueller
Kristin Murphy & Allison Keisler
John & Lanie Nagle
Reb Neagl
Laurie Oakley
Maureen Oaks
Laurel Ohlson
Helen Papageorgiou
Lyn M. Patterson, in honor of the Celebration Ringers, Covenant Presbyterian, Augusta, Georgia
Michelle Peck
Kay Perkins
Jan Perry
Bryan & Tracy Peterson
Darlene & James Pickens
Kim Pickens & Ernest Gibson
Piedmont Mowing & Maintenance
Lyn Powell, in thanks for all the good work The Raleigh Ringers does for the handbell community
Andy Punch
Laurie & Frank Pyszkowski
Jerrianne Rain
Sarah Renda
Julie Ricciardi, in honor of Les Wright
Carson & Drue Rockett
Darwin & Debbie Roseman
Christopher A Rotz
Cathy Rowe
John Rudy
Janet Rush
Tarrie Rychlinski
Heather Saunders
Gary & Chris Schlachter
Ronald Scroggins
Tom & Katie Sega
Shelly Siemer
Emilie & Carl Sigel
Brad & Kim Sell
Roberta Shaffer
Sarah Sheffield
Melissa Sims
Sterling Smith
Barbara Snyder
The Spring Family
Nancy St. Onge & Tom St. Clair
Patricia Clark Stewart
Ruth Stevens & Steve Latus
Barbara Sullivan
Laura Swafford
Janet Sweeny
Janet Taylor
Felix & Martha Lynn Thompson
Margaret Tiano
Phyllis Tincher
David & Sally Traylor
Dean & Les Tryon
Elaine Turner
Elin Ulrich
Frances Underwood
Diane & Stef van Dijk
Patricia Van Hoose
Marilyn Van Niel
Connie Varner
Ann Lowe Vodicka
Roger H. von Haefen
Challenger Vought
Bruce & Sandy Wall
A. Cynthia Weber, in memory of my dad, who always wore red socks playing handbells in church service
Aimee & Brian White
Genny White, because your magic must be preserved!
Larry Wikoff
Roberta Williams
Sharon Willis
Alan Winesett
Kath Wissinger, keep the bells ringing!
Lisa Young

Supporters include donations through July 4, 2020.