21st Century Fox and the Give a Note Foundation today announced the establishment of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States. The partnership commemorates the finale of the groundbreaking musical TV series GLEE, which has sparked renewed interest and participation in school arts programs throughout the country.
“GLEE has inspired us all to fight for what we believe in and has been truly influential in driving support for music and the arts in schools,” said Jane Mell Balek, Chief Operating Officer, Give a Note Foundation. “The 2011 GLEE Give a Note campaign laid the groundwork for our foundation’s commitment to grow and strengthen music education, and it galvanized community support for music teachers and music students in underserved areas. We are proud to work with 21st Century Fox to honor the show’s legacy with a new grant program that will allow us to reach even more schools across the country.
“Over the past six years, GLEE has inspired generations of viewers to recognize the vital importance of arts education and demand music programs in their schools,” said Shira Oberlander, Director of Social Impact for 21st Century Fox. “We are thrilled to celebrate that legacy, and we could not be more proud of the work the cast, crew, and creative team have done to promote music education on this remarkable show.”
For more information on the Give a Note Foundation, visit GiveANote.org. The two-hour series finale of GLEE will air Friday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.