You Can Make A Difference
When you donate to the William Kohnen Memorial Fund, you are helping to make it possible for a student to participate in our program whose family cannot afford the price of tuition. We award partial-tuition and full-tuition scholarships on a case-by-case basis, and it is our goal to ensure that any interested student can participate in our program regardless of his or her family’s ability to pay. Thank you for helping us bring the music programming you love to underserved, deserving young people in our community.
This memorial fund is named in honor of a CHBA alumnus, William Kohnen, who played the trombone with CHBA for eight years. Will was a fine addition to the organization with his love of music and infectious smile. He lost his life too soon, to cancer, at the age of 27. With music being his constant joy, his family asked that a scholarship fund be established in his honor, to celebrate his life and to help nurture other students’ love of music.
Funds donated in Will’s name will be used specifically to fund tuition and summer camp scholarships for students who are passionate about playing an instrument, but lack adequate financial support to participate in our programming.
How far does my contribution go?
$15 — Sponsors 1 student for 1 week
$60 — Sponsors 1 student for 1 month
$230 — Sponsors 1 student for 1 semester
$475 — Sponsors 1 student for CHBA Summer Camp
$640 — Sponsors 1 student for 1 year
$1115 — Sponsors 1 student for 1 year + CHBA Summer Camp
$5575 — Sponsors 5 students for 1 year + CHBA Summer Camp