Welcome to the page for Spokane Beard & Mustache, and thank you for your interest! The Spokane Beard and Mustache Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit in Spokane, WA. in the past 6 years, we have raised over $75,000 for charity. The foundation is supported by the Spokane Beard and Mustache Club, a separate social group. Spokane Beard & Mustache strives to promote a positive outlook on the bearded community. We do this by promoting events and activities that help support various charities. We challenge people to embrace the hair on our faces and see what we are all about. This page will be easier to navigate and get you the information you need to join, help, donate, or compete!
Spokane Beard & Mustache is all about giving back to the community we call home! Our charity in year one was Vets Garage; year two was the Spokane Guild School, for which we received the Good Neighbor Award; year three was the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, for which we received the outstanding support award; year four was Safety Net. Year five was River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary. And finally year six was Solution is Hours. In total, we have raised over $75,000 for these six charities.
In 2018 we have voted on to work with the amazing local charities, Embrace Washington and Teen and Kid Closet.
Click on the links below to make a donation.
We also work with various charities throughout the year, besides the one we have chosen, helping with an event or volunteer opportunities they have.
We are always looking for businesses to partner with to support what we do throughout the year. If you would like to talk about any of the sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kayle DeFord at (509)596-8756.
As a reminder, all sponsorships are tax deductible, tax receipts available upon request!
- business donating up to $499 in cash, products, or both
- sponsor will be mentioned on our page
- business donating cash, products, or combination of both totaling $500 –999
- will receive major sponsor plaque from the foundation
- sponsor will have name on competition shirt and be mentioned on our page
- business donating cash, products, or combination of both totaling over $1000-2499
- will receive presenting sponsor plaque from the foundation
- sponsor will have logo on competition shirt and poster, mentioned at the competition, and mentioned on our page
- have table at competition
TITLE SPONSOR (2 maximum, non-competing businesses) :
- business donating cash, products, or combination of both totaling over $2499. Emphasis on the money donated to charity. We would like at least 50% of total donation to be cash, but open to negotiation
- will receive title sponsor plaque from the foundation
- sponsor will have name and logo on competition poster and shirt as title sponsor, will be mentioned during any interviews, mentioned during the competition, and mentioned on our page
- have table at competition
Our main fundraising will come from our Epic Beard Competition on October 13th, where people come from Canada, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, and Western Washington to celebrate all things bearded and help raise money for our charity. We will be back at the Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave. Competitors are $20, spectators $10, and there will be raffle tickets available. We will have the same 12 categories this year. Here are the categories from 2017:
The Spokane Beard & Mustache Foundation is supported by the Spokane Beard & Mustache Club, a separate social group. The club meets the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm, at various locations. We talk about club and foundation business, have a great time together, and volunteer for various charities including our chosen charity for the year! We have different levels of membership.
REGULAR MEMBER: Come to the meetings when you can and have a great time!
REGISTERED MEMBER: Dues are $40 per year. All registered members are on a 6 point system. A club meeting is one point. There will be a sign in sheet at every meeting. You need to sign the sheet if you want the meeting to count for your requirement. Any local, regional, or national competition is 2 points. Any charity event we do is 2 points. A charity event is defined as at least 5 registered members attending or helping with an event for any given charity that isn’t our chosen charity. If it is working directly with the charity we have chosen for the year, it doesn’t matter how many members are present. This makes it easier for registered members to meet their requirement in a variety of ways. 6 meetings, 4 meetings and an event, 3 events, etc. Lots of different combinations to get you there. In return for your investment in the club, we like to make sure the members get something tangible. You will receive a membership card, a vote in club business, any discounts secured with local businesses, and each quarter there will be a member gift in appreciation for you joining.
PATCHED MEMBER: Registered member for 1 year. If this is your first year as a registered member, you can still earn towards your patch but the requirements aren’t completed until you pay your 2nd year dues. Attend 8 meetings in the calendar year. Compete in 1 major regional/national competition (Spokane, Portland, Vancouver, Sacramento, etc). Participate in 4 charity events. Events can consist of working with our charity of the year, working with another charity with at least 5 registered members present, or raising at least $100 on Causevox for our charity. Collecting and turning in at least $100 in donations also counts. Anyone who participates in 4 charity events and then raises over $100 on Causevox or on their own as a 5th event will receive a special button limited to only those who reach that goal. These requirements are cut and dry, not a point system like the registered member requirements. All requirements need to be met in a calendar year.
CLUB MEETINGS ARE THE 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, 6 P.M., WITH EXCEPTION OF NOVEMBER & DECEMBER WHICH WILL BE THE 3RD THURSDAY.
OCTOBER 12th: Epic Beard Meet & Greet
OCTOBER 13th: Epic Beard Competition at The Pin
OCTOBER 14th: Epic Beard Hangover Brunch
PRESIDENT: Kayle DeFord
VICE-PRESIDENT: Andrew Larson
SECRETARY: Roy Smith
CLUB TREASURER: Charlie Duranona
FOUNDATION TREASURER: Matt McCoy
You can reach out and find us in a variety of ways. Links to social media is in the sidebar.
FACEBOOK: Spokane Beard & Mustache