Endowment and Lending Programs
Area 2 offers a number of opportunities to assist local organizations and individuals
in furthering the missions of AGEHR and Area 2. These opportunities include funding of
grants and scholarships through our Endowment Fund and the availability of lending resources
to help promote the art of handbell and handchime ringing. We hope that you will read through
the various program information and, if not directly applicable to you, encourage other new
members and groups to participate as appropriate.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Endowment program within Area 2, please
feel free to contact the Chair of the Endowment Committee or any of the committee members. They
are listed in our current Board memberlisting under Appointed Board Advisors on our
CONTRIBUTING TO THE Area 2 GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND
Individuals, Choirs, Schools, Houses of Worship and Corporations are all beneficiaries of music. Indeed,
without the generous donations from these groups, our work would be severely limited. Please consider
contributing to the growth of our Endowment Fund to further our work in the art of Handbell music.
A general form is available to help simplify your giving to our Endowment Fund. It can be found at
Area 2 General Endowment Fund Gift Form.
Thank you for your
Grants and Scholarships
Area 2 sponsors several grants and scholarship programs which are funded
through the Area 2 Endowment Fund, a part of the organizationís charitable branch.
Grant funds are made to Area 2 members, organizations and Area 2 subgroups
for projects that support the mission of AGEHR and Area 2 and to encourage and support
Scholarship funds are distributed to qualifying applicants for individual scholarships
to promote the art of handbell ringing and directing.
Area 2 Grants and Scholarships
Endowment Grant Program and Application
Area 2 Scholarships
Betty B. Garee Scholarship
Charlie P. Cramer Scholarship
Handchime Lending Program
Lending provides a way in which resources can be borrowed that, the cost of which, might otherwise be beyond
the reach of new or growing organizations or individuals. Area 2 provides
Handchime Lending Program through which actual handchime sets are available to groups
to start, expand and/or enhance their musical abilities and artistry.
The Handchime Lending Program has a preferred deadline for applications. This deadline is used to help manage the demand
and essentially assign a priority of need based on a first come first served basis. Getting your application in by
this deadline will assure that your application is processed on an equal basis with all others that meet the deadline.
However, if there additional sets available beyond the number of applications received by the deadline, Area 2 will continue
to accept requests as is possible. So in order to help meet your plans, it is important to get your application in by the
deadline stated in the application.
Select the program below to learn more about these opportunities!
Note: Please remember that our applications are, in many cases,
multi-pages in length, so be sure to use your slider to view all pages beyond page 1. If in doubt, please print the entire
document in order to get all the pages.
Handchime Lending Program