Our First Donation to a Local School

Raynbyrd Records President Roy Fletcher presents a donation check to Kaufman Elementary School Principal Tina Oliver.

It all grew organically: the music teacher invited her colleagues to perform for the school Christmas musical. Being a mild-mannered school teacher by day and a record company president by night, I decided to contribute a performance of "What Child is This". Initially, I intended to spread some holiday cheer to the kids whilst warming up for a Christmas Eve performance at River of Praise Church. Then I had an idea straight out of my business plan.

When I perform for a charitable event, I sell CD's and donate a percentage of the proceeds back to the organization. I made my CD "God Fingers" available to school faculty and staff members during the week prior to Christmas break. When Friday finally came, I totaled up the numbers and presented the first ever donation check from Raynbyrd Records LLC to the school. This gift to the good folks at Kaufman Elementary School is one of the most gratifying milestones I've reached since beginning this business just over a year ago.