The Foundation's current focus
The following groups are the focus of the Foundation's fundraising efforts.
The Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums
The Kansas City St. Andrew Pipes and Drums (the Band) competes locally, nationally, and internationally. They perform for individuals and organizations and they appear in community parades and ethnic functions throughout the region. The Band provides free lessons in piping and drumming to the public.
The Foundation has two separate funds to help the Band: the uniform fund and the travel fund.
The Band provides it's members a kilt and some of the standard pieces of the uniform so that as the Band performs and competes it presents a professional appearance. These pieces are not inexpensive and need maintenance and replacement. The uniform fund provides interested donors the chance to help with the cost of outfitting the Band.
When the Band competes it helps its members with the cost of travel and the travel fund allows interested donors to help with this cost.
The Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dance Association
The Kansas City St. Andrew Highland Dance Association (the Dancers) is a membership organization that supports students and teachers of Scottish highland dancing. The Dancers sponsor competitions and workshops that help dancers learn and hone their skills.
The Foundation has two funds that help the Dancers; the scholarship fund and the competition fund.
The scholarship fund provides tuition to students to attend workshops in Highland Dance around the country. The fund provides interested donors the chance to help with this cost.
The competition fund helps the Dancers sponsor competitions and workshops in the Kansas City area.
McKee Scholarship Fund
The McKee Scholarship Fund was set up in memory of Wallace and Marie McKee, two long-time well respected Society members who were strong supporters of the Society. The Scholarship Fund is used to pay for band members and dancers to attend piping, drumming, and dancing schools and seminars around the country and internationally. Donors to the fund may specify how their gift should be used; for dancers, drummers, pipers, or at the discretion of the Foundation Board.
In addition to the groups above donors can make their gifts non-restricted by indicating the donation should go to the General Fund. In this case the money can be used for any Scottish culture or heritage purpose identified by the Foundation Board.