Arts, Culture, and Humanities

LAKE ERIE FANFARE INC

  • Erie, PA
  • www.leregiment.org

Mission Statement

An All volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the drum & bugle corps and related activities in our area for their educational, artistic and family oriented entertainment values

Main Programs

  1. Lake Erie Fanfare Annual Season
  2. Lake Erie Regiment Winter Guard

service areas

National

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ruling year

1990

chief executive for fy 1983

Raymond Luniewski

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Keywords

drum & bugle corps, winter color guard, music pageantry

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EIN

25-1611070

Physical Address

909 E 35th St

Erie, 16504 1827

Also Known As

Lake Erie Regiment

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Youth Community Service Clubs (A51)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

In 2011, we accomplished our goals by operating another succesful Winter Color Guard Program.  We also presented two drum corps competitions in our 28th Annual DCI Drum Corps season with an increase in fans attending and we further presented our 15th Annual German Heritage Festival which serves the local German Community and helps meet our financial goals as well.  We also ran several successful fundraising events as well.  The fact that we survived the worst economic climate in years is also another positive.

Programs

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Program 1

Lake Erie Fanfare Annual Season

Lake Erie Fanfare Competitions - an Annual DCI Event held in the Erie area each summer since 1983. Lake Erie Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps - Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps from the greater Erie area was active from 1994 thru 2005. Lake Erie Regiment Winter Color Guard - Winter Indoor Color Guard from the Erie area from 1998 thru the present Associated with the Erie German Heritage Festival

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$100,000.00

Population Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program 2

Lake Erie Regiment Winter Guard

A youth winter color guard serving the students of the Erie area aged 12 thru 22. We practice all winter and compete roughly 8 times per season in the Pgh area.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$30,000

Population Served

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

service areas

National

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Funding Needs

Right now, our funding needs are for basic support for operating our programs.  While we would certainly like to ask for special project support and the purchase of new items, we truly need the help and support to pay the mundane things like utilities, rent and insurance to name just a few.

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Lake Erie Fanfare, Inc.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30

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Operations

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LAKE ERIE FANFARE INC

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Raymond Luniewski

BIO

Ray is a volunteer of the organization since it's inception in 1983 and has not only been the treasurer for many of those years but also serves prinarily as the day to day person in charge of the organization. In addition he was the director of the Lake Erie Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps. He has over 30 years experience in the marching band and drum corps world serving as teaching staff, administrator and judge over those years.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Lake Erie fanfare is unlike many other non-profits that I know of in that we operate only with volunteers.  We do not have any overhead for paid staff and we do as much of the work in house as we can.  I feel confident that our programs throughout the last 32 years have benefitted numerous kids in our area and we are proud to have achieved all that we've done while still operating in the black at all times."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gary Matczak

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Term: Oct 2015 - Sept 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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