The Thomas Griffin Endowment

About the 42nd Highlanders

Formed in 1975 in Lafayette, Indiana by Captain Thomas Griffin to preserve the history and music of the Highland Regiments, the 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Music portrays the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) of the American Revolution.

Today, the 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Music is America's premier 18th century band of pipes, fifes, and drums, and has performed for audiences across the country, from the New England coast to the Mississippi River.

The 42nd serves as the Scottish society for the Lafayette, Indiana, area, hosting events promoting Scottish culture. Speakers, whisky tastings, film series, golf outings, concerts, and an annual Robert Burns Supper are all Scottish-interest events that have been sponsored by the 42nd.

About the Endowment

Created by a donation of the estate of Thomas Griffin's mother, Helen, in memory of her son, the Thomas Griffin Endowment for the 42nd Royal Highlanders provides operating support to the programs of the 42nd Royal Highlanders.

Managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, the Thomas Griffin Endowment is managed together with funds of 121 other Lafayette-area charitable and arts organizations, including the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, the Bach Chorale Singers, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Civic Theater, and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that enables people to establish charitable funds, generally in the form of named endowments. Funds are accounted for separately, commingled for investment purposes, and managed professionally. Grants are awarded from fund earnings to support local nonprofit organizations, in accordance with the donors' interests.

For more information visit the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette online at cfglaf.org.

Why Support The Endowment?

The Thomas Griffin Endowment for the 42nd Royal Highlanders provides recurring operating support to the programs of the 42nd Royal Highlanders. To support the 42nd for the long-term, the principal of the Endowment remains invested and is left to grow, with proceeds only disbursed to provide stable, predictable, annual support to the programs of the 42nd Royal Highlanders.

The 42nd will receive an annual payout each year to help pay for items such as musical instruction, uniforms, instruments, performance expenses, or to cover expenses for the Scottish cultural programming sponsored by the organization.

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Thomas Griffin Endowment for the 42nd Royal Highlanders will ensure that Scottish music, history , and culture will continue to be presented and preserved in the Lafayette, Indiana area.

Donors will be recognized in the newsletters and reports of the 42nd Royal Highlanders, and the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

How to Give

  • Online
    Visit the Community Foundation web site at http://cfglaf.org and donate to the Griffin Endowment via PayPal! You don't need to be a PayPal user - any major credit card is accepted!

    Just note "Griffin Endowment for the 42nd Royal Highlanders" when prompted to which endowment you're donating.
  • By Check
    Just print and return the form on the Endowment brochure. Be sure to write "42nd Highlanders" in the memo field of your check.
Thank you for your donation!
psmith@42ndRHR.org
http://www.42ndRHR.org
Last modified: December 21, 2012
Copyright © 2013
Preston M. Smith and the 42nd Royal Highlanders, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Blog | Main Page | Pipes | Fifes | Drums | Dancing | Escort to the Colors | Pictures | Booking the 42nd | History | Maps | DeChartres | Ireland | Uniforms | Warrants & Inspections | Rev. War Officer Lists | Links | Bibliography | 42nd Recordings | 42nd Merchandise | Griffin Endowment | Scottish Society | Burns Supper | Forfar Bridie Booth | The Whole 9 Yards | Golf Outing | 2013 Tour of Scotland