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GENERAL DONATIONS:  Sumner Hall exists thanks to the generous donations from members of the public – individuals, and organizations.  While our musical and cultural events and grant-supported programs are designed to pay for themselves, they do not pay for the basic cost of running Sumner Hall.  Your contribution – via memberships, donations, and rental fees – is the fuel that keeps us open!  Thank you for your support.

SPECIAL DONATIONS:  Sumner Hall is pleased to accept designation donations for special projects.  We recommend the following at this time:

      • Legacy Day 2020: Due to our current public health crisis, Legacy Day 2020 will be a virtual experience. Our planned theme for this year – Kent’s Outstanding African American Athletes of the 20th Century – will be featured in 2021. Our virtual offerings in 2020 include a video preview of next year’s salute to African American Athletes; a Genealogy Presentation via Zoom, by the staff of the Community Curation Program of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; and a live streaming special featuring DJ Real.  Legacy Day is produced by volunteers and funded by our sponsors – Allowing us to provide the programs to the community free of charge. On Legacy Day 2021, all sponsors will be recognized on large banners hanging at Sumner Hall and at the Bordley History Center. They will also be acknowledged at the Recognition Reception and receive complimentary Sumner Hall Memberships. Sponsorship Levels: R&B ($1000+); Jazz ($500); Blues ($250); Hip Hop ($100); Ragtime ($50); and Bebop ($25).

      • Social Action Committee for Racial Justice (SACRJ): is a grassroots effort to build a just and equitable community in Kent County, Maryland. As part of their partnership agreement, Sumner Hall provides fiscal and management support to SACRJ. Donations may be made by check or via PayPal. Please make contributions to “Sumner Hall” and write “SACRJ General Fund” on the notation line of your check or in the directions section of the PayPal order.

    • SACRJ’s Feed the Children and Elderly Initiative: The Social Action Committee for Radical Justice (SACRJ) is partnering with Sumner Hall to feed children and elderly persons who need help in our community. Please make the contribution to “Sumner Hall” and write “SACRJ Food” on the notation line of your check or in the directions sections of the PayPal order.

All contributions to Sumner hall are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  We will issue an official acknowledgment to each contributor. We are grateful for your support!

Please make your donations by check or a credit card via our PayPal account. Checks should be made payable to “Sumner Hall” with one of the following projects noted on the memo line: SH-General; Legacy Day; SACRJ-Food or SACRJ General. When making a donation via PayPal, please indicate the project you wish to support under the directions section. Checks are to be mailed to Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

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