MOST boychoir programs are funded by a variety of sources. The averages of the income sources from the recent annual income statements of the Phoenix Boys Choir, the Los Angeles Children's Choir, and the Cincinnati Boychoir yield a breakdown of support of approximately 22% in fundraisers, 20% in tuition and fees, 20% in tour assessments, 15% in concert ticket sales and contracted concert revenues, and 23% in contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government bodies. The administrative staff members of each of these choirs track the fundraising efforts of their individual choristers and provide corresponding credit to offset tuition and tour assessments, so that, in general, the higher the fundraising reported in any given year, the lower the subsequent amount reflected in the tuition and the tour assessment categories. Financial assistance or waiver is made available for underprivileged children.
Many boychoirs rely also on in-kind gifts and services. Some raise capital funds for the purchase of permanent rehearsal homes and thereafter typically raise endowment funds to ensure the stability and longevity of these programs. 781b155fdc