Why Rock to the Future?
Every year, Rock to the Future provides free and low-cost music programs to over 400 underserved Philadelphia kids and teens. At Rock to the Future, we:
Create an environment where kids of all ages and abilities feel confident, safe, and respected enough to perform on stage.
Use music education as the foundation for academic, emotional, social, and intellectual growth.
- Encourage students to discover their own unique voice.
Read about what our students are accomplishing:
Host a Benefit Fundraiser for Rock to the Future
Timing is everything! The Wonder Years donated ticket sales to Rock to the Future during our year-end campaign, helping us reach a $25,000 matching goal.
It's not just musicians- trolley tour company Founding Footsteps donated proceeds from their Beer and Band Tours to Rock to the Future.
You can support Rock to the Future by selling your swag, like The Dead Milkmen who donated proceeds from their merch sales to us.
Other Ways to Help Rock to the Future
You can use social media to fundraise by creating a Facebook Fundraiser. Just follow this link and Facebook will guide you to create your fundraiser (check out the Facebook fundraiser tips below).
If music touched the life of a loved one, gifts to Rock to the Future are a meaningful way to share their love of music with the next generation. Please get in touch with us through the contact form below if you have any special needs or questions about starting a memorial fundraiser.
TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING ONLINE
Want to create an online fundraiser for Rock to the Future? You rock! Creating a Facebook fundraiser for Rock to the Future is super seamless: Just click on this link and Facebook will guide you through the process of creating your fundraiser. But creating the fundraiser isn't all there is to fundraising! Here are some tips to help your fundraiser have the most impact and keep the magic of music in Philly schools.
TELL YOUR STORY
Your friends want to know why you're raising money for Rock to the Future. Did music impact you, or someone you care about? Was arts funding reduced or cut in your neighborhood school? Did you see Rock to the Future students rock a community concert? When your friends know why you care, they're more likely to give.
INCLUDE A FREE OPTION
Not everyone is able to make a donation, but they still want to support you and your cause. By asking your friends to donate and/or share your fundraiser, your message can travel further.
SHARE YOUR FUNDRAISER
When you post your fundraiser on your social media pages, the post will show up in your friends' feeds. You can post the fundraiser on your social media pages with updates on how the campaign is going, news or stories from Rock to the Future, or to say thank you to your friends who have donated. You can also invite friends to your fundraiser to spread the word.
You can also email or text the link to your fundraiser to your friends. And don't forget the impact of face-to-face asking! Let your friends, family, and coworkers know why you're raising money for Rock to the Future, what music means to you, and how they can donate or get involved.
Don't forget to thank your friends! Whether they donated, shared your fundraiser, or just spent the time to learn more about Rock to the Future, your friends deserve a heartfelt "thank you."
Your support helps Rock to the Future to keep our unique and innovative music programs free for Philadelphia youth.
Share your fundraiser with your friends and family using our pre-made graphics! Just right-click (or control-click on a Mac) to download these images to share on social media or email.
If you're interested in hosting a fundraiser for Rock to the Future and would like some help or support, please contact us using the form below.