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Chase Community Giving: Your vote can help these corps win a piece of $5 million

Chase Community Giving: Your vote can help these corps win a piece of $5 million

by Drum Corps International

Chase Community Giving, a philanthropic program of the JPMorgan Chase Company is back this fall for its latest round of charitable giving.



Since its debut in 2009, the popular campaign on Facebook has awarded $20 million in grants to more than 500 deserving non-profits across the country.



This time around, Chase will give away $5 million in grants to organizations with operating expenses under $10 million, and several of Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps are among the organizations eligible to receive funding.



Voting will take place on Facebook and is open to registered users who have the Chase Community Giving app enabled on their profile.



According to the Chase:



Everyone will automatically get 2 votes to use on Facebook. You can't use them both on the same charity, but there will be thousands of charities to pick from, so you shouldn't have a problem searching for 2 great organizations to support.



Keeping with the spirit of giving, you'll have an opportunity to earn an extra vote. Just share a link from the Chase Community Giving app to your timeline. If one of your friends links back to the Chase Community Giving app and casts a vote of their own, voila! You'll earn an extra vote! You can use your extra vote on one of the 2 charities you already voted for, or a new charity—it's up to you!




Also as a new feature, Chase customers will have access to two additional votes to use as they wish by logging into their accounts at Chase.com/ChaseGiving.



196 charity organizations have been pre-approved for this voting period that will begin Thursday, Sept. 6 and run until Wednesday, Sept. 19. The charity group receiving the most votes will be eligible for a $250,000 prize with other grants in amounts of $100,000, $50,000, $20,000 and $10,000 available to the runners-up.



Learn more about Chase Community Giving on Facebook.



Vote For These Groups



A number of Drum Corps International's World and Open Class corps are eligible and participating in this round of the Chase Community Giving campaign, as well as several all-age and alumni organizations affiliated with Drum Corps Associates.



Drum Corps International Organizations



Blue Knights (Ascend Performing Arts)



City Sound



Mandarins



Music City



Raiders



Spartans



All-Age Drum Corps Organizations



Brigadier Music Association



Connecticut Hurricanes



Hawthorne Caballeros



Manchester Muchachos



New York Skyliners Alumni



Xtreme Drum Corps of Princeton Junction, NJ



Past Recipients



Thanks to the dedicated support of thousands of drum corps fans and arts advocates around the world, Drum Corps International, its corps and partner organizations have benefited from Chase Community Giving, earning more than a million dollars to support their ongoing operations.



Representatives from Chase were at the 2012 DCI Southwestern Championship in San Antonio on July 21, to recognize the 27 DCI groups and affiliate organizations that have received funding over the last three years.







The Chase Community Giving honor roll includes:



November, 2011

The Academy: $100,000

Oregon Crusaders: $100,000

Crossmen: $25,000

Cascades: $25,000

Legends: $25,000

Colts: $25,000

Pioneer: $25,000

Minnesota Brass: $25,000



May, 2011

Drum Corps International: $125,000

Blue Devils: $45,000

Glassmen: $45,000

Santa Clara Vanguard: $45,000

Youth Education in the Arts: $225,000

National Association for Music Education: $25,000

Music For All: $25,000

WGI Sport of the Arts: $25,000



July, 2010

Madison Scouts: $20,000

Blue Stars: $20,000

Boston Crusaders: $20,000

Bluecoats: $20,000

Jersey Surf: $20,000

Troopers: $20,000

Pacific Crest: $20,000

Spirit: $20,000



January, 2010

Carolina Crown: $25,000

The Cavaliers: $25,000

Colts: $25,000

Phantom Regiment: $25,000

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