The organization is grateful to the family of the late Scott O’Gorman for designating the Augmented 8 and our “Sing Out for Shelter Concerts” as the recipient of memorial gifts in his honor. Scott was a stalwart member of our group for over forty years. Please read our memorial tribute here.
The Augmented 8, which has performed for Washington audiences for over 60 years, is nonprofit a cappella singing group known formally as “The Washington Society for Close Harmony Singing, Inc.” and is a 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in Washington, DC.
For the past 28 years, the organization has sponsored the Sing Out for Shelter (SOS) concert to benefit organizations that serve homeless men and women and specifically three local organizations that serve the more than 30,000 individuals who experience homelessness each year in the Greater Washington DC Region: – Friendship Place, Christ House, and National United Methodist’s own Metropolitan House.
These concerts have raised more than $300,000 over the past twenty-seven years. In October, 2010, Friendship Place honored the Augmented Eight with the 13th annual Benjamin E. Cooper Award recognizing outstanding contributions by members of the Washington DC community to the cause of ending homelessness.
Please make donations and memorial gifts payable and sent to:
(Washington Society for Close Harmony Singing, Inc.)
c/o Bill Nussbaum, Treasurer
4409 Stanford Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Please indicate “Sing Out for Shelter” or “General Fund” in the check memo, including any memorial or honoree designation. We will send you a letter of acknowledgement for your records. Thank you!
“The Washington Society for Close Harmony Singing, Inc.” and is a 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in Washington, DC.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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