THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – is to raise funds for LGBT- and HIV/AIDS related charities. The Court, a 501(c)3 corporation, has raised over ten thousand dollars in its first year for such worthy causes as The Bing Arts Center, The AIDS Foundation of Western Mass, Springfield PRIDE, NOHO PRIDE, H.E.R.A, Service Members United, and OUT NOW, among many others. We also bring live entertainment to AIDS hospices in the metropolitan area.
WE DO THIS IN OUR OWN UNIQUE FASHION,by producing entertaining fund-raising events throughout the year. Some are small shows and others are major productions, including our most famous event, POWMA Prince and Princess Ball, a charity ball and silent auction held each summer. Attracting about 200+ guests, the ball is the gala social event of the gay charity calendar. In addition, we lend our support to other organizations for their own fund-raising efforts.
OUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES Lords and Ladies, Dukes and Duchesses, Princes and Princesses, and an Emperor and Empress—all enjoying the “game” of court and royalty while raising much needed social awareness and monies for deserving charities on local, national and international levels.
BUT WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE. We need the support of the community and especially the support of the generous organizations that share our dedication to these worthy causes as well as a love for the humor and high camp we uniquely bring to our every endeavor. Read on for details of how your organization can help us put the “fun” in fundraising.