Beth Rivar Slusher
As an entrepreneur and the Owner & CEO of Rivar’s, Inc., an apparel manufacturer for the music performance industry, Beth is a passionate leader in advancing the cause of music education. Recently appointed as CEO for Give A Note Foundation, she continues to support music educators through the Foundation’s commitment to enhance and expand music education opportunities. Beth’s dedication to Give A Note began as one of the founding board members for the organization in 2012 and serving as Board Chair & President from 2014 – 2018. Music has long played a key role in her life. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Ball State University with a double major in vocal and instrumental music performance and a minor in business. An avid concert goer, Beth appreciates all music genres from Broadway and classical to pop, country, bluegrass and jazz.
Strategic Development Director
As Strategic Development Director, Juliana plans and executes strategies to grow Give A Note Foundation and ensure its financial stability. She spearheads communication with key partners including teachers, corporations, other foundations and the entertainment and media industries. She joins Give A Note after six years as the Community Relations Director growing the national non-profit Notes for Notes and over a decade in leadership roles with nonprofit organizations. A MusiCares Ambassador, Juliana is active in entertainment industry professional organizations including the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), The Other Nashville Society (TONS) and GRAMMY NEXT. She enjoys attending concerts and participating in yoga and mountain sports. Juliana received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.
As Digital Strategist, Lauren is responsible for planning, developing and implementing Give A Note Foundation’s social media strategy, in order to increase web traffic and grow our brand awareness. Lauren is a recent Spring 2019 graduate of Belmont University, where she received a Bachelors of Business Administration, concentrating in Music Business. She is a very passionate supporter of music education, working as well with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to building universal music education participation, as their program assistant. Throughout college, Lauren has been very active within the music industry, interning with companies such as Banner Music, Q Prime and Easy Eye Sound. In her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and going to as many country concerts as possible.
Jeff has spent nearly 15 years in the financial services sector involved in all aspects of client relations, reporting, portfolio maintenance, and business development. Jeff began his career at Morgan Stanley as a liaison between the trading floor and financial advisors across the United States. Realizing that his true passion and talent was working directly with clients, he began working with a team of high net worth advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in San Francisco where he focused on business development, client relations, and operations management.
In 2016, Jeff founded JM & Associates, a consulting firm focused on nonprofit development. He advises nonprofits on individual and corporate fundraising, as well as capital campaigns and endowment funding. He studied Business and Psychology at Nyack College in NY and Theology for Ministry through St. John’s College, Nottingham. In addition, Jeff serves as an advisory board member to Elevate New York, a non-profit organization focused on mentoring at-risk youth in the South