Friends of CCR

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The Capital City Ringers, Inc. is registered as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization.

All donations are tax deductible.

Corporate donations are gladly accepted and are also listed in programs for a one year period.

Please consider becoming a Friend of CCR! It's easy and quick!

Benefits of Becoming a Friend:

Friends of CCR are entitled to reserved seating at local concerts and are acknowledged in concert programs for a one year period. Corporate sponsors are listed in concert programs and have the option of having a business card ad.

Other ways to donate:

Besides donating financially, you may also donate your time or talent by volunteering to assist CCR in various ways. From ushering for concerts, assisting with mailings or programs, to becoming a board member, hosting concerts, or even being a "roadie," we have many, many possibilities. Contact us for more info about volunteering.

The Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble - Friends

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As you may know, Capital City Ringers, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status and is funded primarily by donations from generous individuals like you, businesses, and corporations. In order to continue our efforts to advance the art of handbell ringing and to bring the joy of handbell music to our audiences, we have established the “Friends of Capital City Ringers” annual fund-raising program.

The expense of owning and maintaining seven-plus octaves of handbells and six octaves of handchimes, music, percussion equipment, lights, tables, etc., is substantial. In addition, we incur many expenses as we bring our music to audiences near and far. We would like to enhance our ability to bring handbell music to the extended community with the addition of several costly items, and are seeking funding to acquire these items. In these trying economic times, we especially appreciate each and every one of our donors.

Items on CCR's Acquisition List (a.k.a. "CCR's Wish List") include:

7th Octave bass chimes:  $6750

Stage lighting - $1200

New tables - $1000

If you (or know of anyone) who can contribute to the acquisition of any these items, or any portion thereof, please contact us, or simply become a Friend of CCR and designate that your donation be utilized for a particular item.


Items received or purchased through our Friends program to date:

New trailer - $5600 (Received - Thank you!)

Porta-bell travel bell cases - $550x2 + $575x2 + $595x2 = $3,440.00 - (Received - Thank you!)
Porta-bell Chime cases - $1,500.00 (Received - Thank you!)

C2 aluminum handbell: $3840 (Received - Thank you!)
C#2 aluminum handbell: $4300 (Received - Thank you!)
D2 aluminum handbell: $3775 (Received - Thank you!)
D#2 aluminum handbell: $3470: (Received - Thank you!)
E2 aluminum handbell: $3085 (Received - Thank you!)
F2 aluminum handbell: $2690 (Received - Thank you!)
F#2 aluminum handbell: $2700 (Reveived - Thank you!)

Keyboard and amp - $1600.00 (Received - Thank you!)

CD Recorder - $600.00 - (Received - Thank you!)

Tables - $130.95 x 12 = $1,679.40 - (Received - Thank you!)

New table covers - $750 (Received - Thank you!)


We need your support!
If you (or know of anyone) who can contribute to the acquisition of any these items, or any portion thereof, please contact us, or simply become a Friend of CCR and designate that your donation be utilized for a particular item. Donations not specified for individual items go toward the general Friends fund for purchasing needed items. Appropriate acknowledgement will be provided unless designated as 'anonymous'.

In order to become a Friend of the Capital City Ringers, we have contribution forms for your convenience. Contributions are tax-deductible, and your name(s) will be included in our Lansing-area concert programs for the coming year, as well as on our web page as a Friend (including a link to your company or business web site for Corporate Sponsors). By listing our “Friends,” we hope to encourage others to become “Friends of CCR” and encourage our audience attendees to solicit our corporate sponsors. Click to view our current Friends of CCR. Remember, the Friends program is an annual fund-raising campaign, so you can take advantage of a tax-deductable donation each and every year!

Additionally, we now are offering business listings in our concert programs for a nominal donation of $50.00. These ads will reach hundreds of potential clients/customers each year. Click here for a .pdf form.

Click here for an example of the business card ads in our concert programs.

Donor level designations are based on the metal alloy composition of bells - 20% tin and 80% copper, the foundation of handbells:

Platinum ($1,000 plus)
Gold ($500 - $999)
Silver ($250 - $499)
Bronze ($100 - $249)
Copper ($50 - $99)
Tin ($25 - $49)
Corporate Sponsor ($50 and up)

Thank you for your generous support as we share our love of handbell ringing with our Friends!

Nicole Leppala , Music Director
and The Capital City Ringers

To donate financially to the Capital City Ringers, kindly choose one of these options:

1. Click here for a printable, mail-in form. (.pdf)

2. Online donation using PayPal secure transaction. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, PayPal accepted for your convenience. It's easy, quick, and safe. All transactions via secure server.


Friends of Capital City Ringers 2016 - 2017 Season

We encourage our visitors, audience members, family, and friends to support these businesses as they help supprt us. Visit their web site links, and if you do business with them, tell them you saw their sponsorship support for the Capital City Ringers handebll ensemble. They will appreciate knowing you saw them here!

Corporate Sponsors

Along the Fence Daylilies, Dansville
Authentic Alternative Health Choice, Williamston
Bappert Automotive Services, LLC, Williamston
Beck's Trailer Store, St. Johns
Sue Eckhart, Capellini Salon, Okemos
Carrie Mae Thorburn, Edward Jones, Williamston
Lindsay Finison, Healing Touch Clinical Massage LLC, Lansing
Kim Finison Photography
Mason Insurance Agency, Inc., Mason
Mayflower Congregational Church
Schaefer Dental Group
Smith & DeRose Insurance, Inc., Williamston
VanAtta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop, Haslett

Platinum ($1000 plus)

Eileen Ellis

Gold ($500 - $999)

Kim and Lorraine Finison

Silver ($250 - $499)

Robert Bappert
Bryce and Judy Forester
Laura Sparks

Bronze ($100 - $249)

Douglas and Julie Anderson
Dale Armstrong
Don and Carol Christenson
Lettie Davenport
Patty Donnally
Rebecca Donnally
Keith and Corlie Eldred
Rick Hobrla
Bob Hodges
Mark and Marcia Hollopeter
Marci Hooper
Sonja McCarty
Barbara Scott
Shannon Spasova
Richard Weingartner
Joel and Karen Wortley
Jane C. Wright

Copper ($50 - $99)

Travis Archer
Ernie and Tina Block
Donald Bowman
Alex and Tabitha Esbrook
Charles and Halen Foster
Jerry and Barb Fuller
Terry and Sharon Graham
Claudia Heineman and Devern Chubb
Chris and Sandy Keller
Susan Kilmer
Rich and Mary Kimball
Cecelia Kramer
Dan and Lois Krieger
Steven and Maria Leiby
Jennifer Lewandowski
Michael and Susan Mahoney
Paul and Nancy Marttila
Dick Masters
Greg and Mary Masters
Elaine Noffze
Dave and Audrey Putman
Duane and JoAnn Russell
Ken and Ellen Schoepf
Doug and Joyce Smith
Claudia Tenny
Frank and Linda Wheeler
Martha Woodward
Randy and Cricket Young

Tin ($25 - $49)

Carol Abbott
Bob and Laurie Barnhart
Jackie Borszich
Norma Byers
Michael and Anne Conwell
Jon and Elaine Harrison
Alan and Cara Jones
Patricia Kjolhede
Irving and Connie Kranich
Penelope Laggis and Ron Marshall
Krista Latham
Donald Schweim
Wendy Stanley
Joan Travis
Sally Zetzer




ations intended to be $50 dollars being entered as $0.50 cents. The online form will guide you through the easy process.

Platinum ($1000 p

Air Handling Equipment Company
The McNenly