As most of you are aware the Chase Community Giving Facebook contest is well underway. Actually, the voting ends tomorrow!!! MENC is competing to win $500,000 to help music education everywhere. MENC is currently in 40th place with only 2,225 votes!! They need YOUR vote to move into a winning spot!  In round 2 of the contest there are multiple donations that Chase is giving to the top 25 charities:

  • 1st place – $500,000
  • 2nd place – $400,000
  • 3rd place – $300,000
  • 4th and 5th –  $200,000 each
  • 6th – 10th – $100,000 each
  • 11th – 15th –  $40,000 each
  • 16th – 25th – $20,000 each

With only 2,225 votes MENC trails 25th place by around 1,500 votes! Every single vote at this point is necessary and could really help music education in our country. You don’t have to be a music educator or MENC member to vote. You should vote if:

  • Agree with MENC’s “Big Idea”
  • You love and support music
  • You are concerned for the state of music education in our schools
  • You have benefited  from music education in the public school system

 The only way MENC can move into the top 25 is for you to vote, spread the word through Twitter, Facebook and blogs, and encourage others to do the same!! Please consider taking 30 seconds to vote and support music education in our schools!

Win Your Collegiate MENC Chapter Free Membership!!

MENC just announced today that as part of the campaign that they will be giving free membership to the college whose Collegiate MENC Chapter gets the most number of votes! This campaign is a great way for music undergraduates to get involved and help advocate for music education!! This is a great way to help support MENC, but also help you and your college save some money. All you have to do is vote for MENC and then comment on their page with the name of your College MENC Chapter!! Even if you are not a member of your MENC chapter, but support and benefit what they do go ahead and vote!! As before this only takes a few seconds and is really simple, but can have a HUGE impact on music education and helps to support your collegiate MENC chapter at the same time. Below are the steps of how to vote and help your chapter win free membership!

  1. Click on the following link: http://www.menc.org/documents/emails/spotlight/05_24_2011_spotlight.html
  2. Click on the “here to vote” link on the above page
  3. After you vote leave a comment on the MENC page with the name of your chapter
  4. Spread the word to other MENC collegiate members!!!!

It is that easy and a great way for undergraduates to get involved. Spread the word the members of your Collegiate MENC Chapter!! Please take a few minutes of your time to vote for MENC and spread the word to your friends. There is only 1 day left to vote!! Thank you to all who have already voted and are helping to spread the word!

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