September 30, 2017
The D’Addario Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that partners with transformative music education organizations, presented grant awards to a number of not-for-profits on Wednesday, October 11th at 1pm. The event was held at Beacock’s Music in Vancouver, Washington, and owner Gayle Beacock was on hand to host the awards with D’Addario and Company sales manager Phil Carnivale leading the presentation on behalf of the D’Addario Foundation.
“Handing out grants to not-for-profit initiatives like Metropolitan Youth Symphony is really the best part of our job,” said Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, Executive Director of the D’Addario Foundation. “As grant makers, we have pioneered a process of supporting grassroots efforts to bring music back into underserved communities. Our purpose is to not only provide financial and product support to organizations, but also to recognize and raise visibility for the tireless and incredibly impactful work being done to expand access to transformative music education.” Diana Scoggins, Executive Director of Metropolitan Youth Symphony also states: “We are very grateful for the support of the D’Addario Foundation. They have been consistent partners as we perform in-school concerts for over 5,000 students at underserved schools each year, provide free beginning strings classes to low-income students, and provide small group coaching sessions with professional musicians at our Saturday practices. We are inspired by their vision and for their success in bringing music to young people throughout the country.”
D’Addario Brouder also shares a personal thanks to Gayle Beacock and the Beacock Family: “I want to take a moment to thank Gayle and all at Beacocok’s Music. Beacock’s has a deep history of supporting and even pioneering music education in the local area, which is why we choose this location to host the presentation.”
About the D’Addario Foundation: The D’Addario Foundation bridges the gap in our education system and bring access to quality music education programs. Believing that music is part of well-rounded education, D’Addario invests in programs that plant themselves firmly into local communities and operate with the goal of having a long-term impact. Foundation-supported programs have a strong mentoring component that builds leadership skills. The D’Addario Foundation has dedicated millions of dollars over the last 30 years, making it possible for countless numbers of children to have a meaningful and long-lasting music education. For more information go to DAddarioFoundation.org.
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