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  • NAMM Foundation Launches “Believe In Music” Fund

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    NAMM Foundation Launches “Believe In Music” Fund

    Members of NAMM’s Executive Committee personally donate $25,000 to kickoff new music industry “community chest” donor program expanding efforts to keep music education strong


    CARLSBAD, Calif., (November 24, 2015) — The NAMM Foundation works year round to create a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. Now NAMM members and all of those who share that vision are invited to help support the Foundation’s work through the ‘Believe in Music’ fund.

    “We are proud to announce the opening of the ‘Believe in Music’ fund with the initial goal of raising $100,000 to further support music and music education,” said Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the NAMM Foundation. “There are more than 10,000 NAMM member companies around the world with founders and employees who have been touched by this incredible industry. A gift to the NAMM Foundation will enable more young people to have the same opportunity that we had: the opportunity to experience the power of music.”

    It was just seven years ago that the NAMM Executive Committee and Board of Directors brought forth a powerful vision that led to the creation of the NAMM Foundation. And through its ‘Circle of Benefits’ business model of reinvesting trade show revenues into promoting music and music education, the Foundation has been able to invest $15 million dollars in promoting music making and in grant support to innovative music learning programs. 

    The NAMM Foundation is also a leading funder of scientific research that studies the benefits of making music and leads the national and international efforts to promote music through public service programs and advocacy efforts. These efforts have had a direct impact on strengthening music programs in our nation’s schools impacting more than 50 million children annually.

    The NAMM Foundation was conceived to also be an industry community chest, where NAMM members and others who believed in the power of music education and who have been blessed to work in the music industry could also give back. A place where members could feel confident knowing that their donations are going to great causes, vetted by the NAMM Foundation Board of Directors and leveraged by NAMM’s substantial annual giving.

    Help keep music education strong by considering a gift to the NAMM Foundation’s ‘Believe in Music’ Fund: NAMMFoundation.org/donate



    About The NAMM Foundation

    The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org

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