The money raised by tuition does not cover all of the costs of running the Choir, nor any of the costs of tours, or the Hummingbird weekends. To cover the shortfall, the Choir coordinates a number of fundraising events.
To assure that the fundraising responsibility is fairly distributed among the members, each choir boy is assessed a Fundraising Assessment. The Choir offers many opportunities for the boys to raise their assessment. Participation in most fundraising events is voluntary, but payment of the fundraising assessment is a family responsibility.
The fundraising assessment is set annually by the Board of Directors. The Annual Tour assessment amount will be announced by the Managers as the tour arrangements are decided upon. A written commitment to raise or pay the necessary amount may be required when the amount is announced. The Fall assessment must be paid in full by December 15th. The Spring and Annual Tour assessments must be paid in full by May 15th.
Several of the activities require the participation of the entire Choir to be successful, so participation by each member is mandatory for those activities, as noted. All other fundraising activities are optional.