By Jackie Delaney
The Student Finance Board met on Wednesday, April 22, to review appropriation requests from two popular a cappella groups on campus, as well as a new club request for a non-profit organization.
The TCNJ Treblemakers requested $133 for the group’s Spring Concert, which will showcase the music arrangements they have learned over the spring semester. The group will perform a “variety of genres and styles arranged to suit the unique sound of an all-female a cappella ensemble,” according to the proposal packet. The free concert will be held for the first time in Mayo Concert Hall on Saturday, May 9. The event was fully funded by the board.
The TCNJ Chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms requested to be recognized as an SFB-funded club. It is a “non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness about mental health issues, specifically depression, suicide, self-harm and addiction,” the presenters said. The organization holds fundraises and also has several general body meetings, which are divided into two categories: light meetings and heavy meetings. Light meetings are for members to get to know each other, while heavy meetings are to discuss mental health issues. Last year, the organization held an event called the “Hope-N-Mic Night.” According to the request form, the event was a “night of expressing hope to the TCNJ community and discussing mental health issues.” TWLOA was picked up as a club eligible for SAF funding.
Lastly, iTunes A Cappella presented for $361 for their Spring Concert. They will be performing the songs they have learned over the last semester, which include samples of international a cappella music. The concert was fully funded and will take place on Sunday, May 10, in Mayo Concert Hall.
The board also approved the SFB Master Budget. Next week, it will go to the Student Government for endorsement and then to Vice President of Student Affairs Amy Hecht for final approval in May.
*Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.