Philanthropic Mission

Heartbeat is the University of Michigan's only philanthropic a cappella group!

What does this mean?

Each school year, we choose a charity for which to raise money. We donate all of the proceeds from our various gigs and concerts throughout the school year to our chosen organization at the end of the year. 

This year's charity:

The traumatic and community-altering impacts of suicide affect many. For the 2019-2020 school year, we will be supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Help us get a head-start on our impact by donating below!

Want to help us support AFSP? 

We are passionate about giving back to the community!

We love cultivating community relationships by creating partnerships with groups on campus, singing at University departmental events, volunteering at the University Hospital, and performing free of charge at the corners of our community-like hospices, memorials, and nursing homes. We perform for donations by request and have sung on and off-campus at private and public events. 

To extend our philanthropy directly to the Ann Arbor community, we perform weekly at the U of M hospital through our involvement with the Gifts of Art program. Additionally, we make a big effort to work with other student organizations on campus and University Initiatives such as Dance Marathon, SAPAC, DoRAK, Blood Battle, and Circle K.

Finally, Heartbeat is affiliated with MACC (Michigan A Cappella Council). Each year, Heartbeat joins the fifteen Michigan a cappella groups to perform in two MACC concerts: MACCFest and Charity Fest. MACCFest enables each group to show off its unique talents, and Charity Fest allows the a cappella community to come together to support a good cause. 

Accolades Awards:

YRPC Excellence in Philanthropic Services (2013)

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