In January, the Boston area Arthur Murray Dance Centers hosted their annual Teach-a-Thon, a dance marathon to raise money for selected charities. For the second year, Give a Note was one of the chosen foundations to benefit from the event. Decked out in their favorite dancing attire, participants young and old came together and raised $2,200 for the Give a Note Foundation.
On January 27, the Greater Boston Area Arthur Murray Dance Studios taught 141 lessons and raised more than $14,000 to benefit five different organizations.
“We are grateful to Arthur Murray Dance Centers—Boston for continued support of Give a Note’s mission to make music education accessible for all school children,” said Give a Note President and Board Chair Beth Slusher. “With this one event Arthur Murray raised enough money to fund a school’s music program for at least a year. That impact on students by providing for a high-quality music program will benefit them for a lifetime.”
“With one event Arthur Murray raised enough money to fund a school’s music program for at least a year. That impact on students by providing for a high-quality music program will benefit them for a lifetime.”
As America’s second oldest franchise organization, Arthur Murray International, Inc. is known around the world as a prominent entertainment company. With the beginning of a new millennium, social dancing is again a significant part of popular culture for all generations. Today, the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios continue a tradition of more than 93 years in teaching the world to dance.
The Give a Note Foundation was established to support and strengthen music education programs to ensure that all children have access to the life-changing benefits of music study. Give a Note Foundation’s strategic focus areas include:
- Developing partnerships and relationships with business leaders and decision-makers who can help influence support for music education.
- Providing leadership and resources that make it possible for every child to participate in a school music program.
- Encouraging investments and philanthropic gifts to support and strengthen school music programs.
In March, Give a Note is will embark on its fourth annual Music in Our Schools—Music Inspires Tour, providing $15,000 in grants to six schools selected to host the 2017 Tour taking place March-April with Radio Disney. These grants will be matched by CMA Foundation.
Since 2011, Give a Note Foundation has conducted national awareness campaigns and raised funds to support and strengthen music education programs across the U.S. The programs have reached millions of parents and students and provided more than $1.2 million in direct grants to schools. Learn more about Give a Note Foundation at www.giveanote.org. Help give the gift of music! Text “MusicEd GNF” to 20222 to donate $10! Message & Data Rates May Apply. Details: https://www.giveanote.org/giving/. You can follow Give a Note on Twitter www.twitter.com/giveanote, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/giveanote.