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GIVING &
SCHOLARSHIPS

Supporting generations of musicians
and leaders.


Since 1938, the Clifton High School Mustang Marching Band (the Band) has been preparing student musicians to become leaders - to leverage their skills to improve their well-being and positively impact their community. 

The CMBAA aims to further the Band's spirit and activities - mainly through our support of annual scholarships awarded to graduating Band students. 

Every gift matters. From membership dues to employer matching gifts and support of our AmazonSmile program, your generosity enables the CMBAA to recognize and further the education and excellence of future generations of Band alumni.
 
Scroll to learn more about the lives, legacies and programs you can support, or click the link below for information on how to make a gift.

Scholarships
If you would like to make a direct donation to the Scholarship Fund, please contact our Scholarship Committee co-chairs, Michele Tuorto-Collins and Gabe Pinto, at cmbaascholarships@gmail.com. View the CMBAA's Scholarship Selection Guidelines here.

 

Robert D. Morgan
Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honor of the longest-serving CHS Mustang Band Director. 

Stanley Opalach
Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honor of a former CHS Mustang Band Director, given to a Clifton Community Band Member. 

Marie Vullo-Giunta
Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honor of the first Drum Majorette of the CHS Mustang Band.

Ruth L. Pannicke Kracht
Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honor of a CHS Mustang Band alumna and Clifton Community Band member. It's funded by donations from her sons Jeffrey and Stephen Kracht (both Mustang Band alumni), along with contributions from friends, family members, and former students. You can also contribute directly to this scholarship via Thrivent.

Music Angel Program

The CMBAA is a supporter of Clifton's Music Angel program, dedicated to providing instruments to students who may be unable to purchase or rent instruments. You can visit Clifton's Music Angel page to learn more about this program, or contact the CMBAA to arrange for an instrument pickup for donation. 

 

Give online

  • Zelle to set up your account;

  • Send money to 
    cliftonmustangbandalumni@gmail.com;

  • Confirm the amount you'd like to send and include a note (e.g., "Membership Dues" or "Scholarship Fund"); and

  • Money is sent directly to the CMBAA account.

By Mail

Mail your check, made payable to Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association, Inc., to this address:

PO Box 4133
Clifton, NJ 07012

Matching Gifts

Many companies will make a matching gift when an employee or their spouse makes a donation. Use the link below to see if your employer offers this benefit.

Amazon Smile

Visit smile.Amazon.com, search and select "Clifton Mustang Band Alumni Association" as your charity. The next time you make a purchase through AmazonSmile, a portion of the proceeds will support the CMBAA's scholarship fund.

 

WAYS TO GIVE