International jazz artist Pieces of a Dream to help FAME celebrate 11 years of providing musical instruments and support to local youth.
MITCHELLVILLE, Maryland, July 22, 2015 – On Thursday evening, July 23, Rosie Allen-Herring, United Way President/CEO; Senator Douglas .J J. Peters; Prince George’s County Council Members Davis & Patterson, MGM and others will be Honored by the Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education (FAME).
International jazz recording artist, Pieces of a Dream, and violinist Chelsey Green, will perform at this fundraising event, which honors FAME’s 11th anniversary year. Festivities will take place at the Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, beginning at 6 p.m.
During this event, FAME will honor several groups and individuals for what the organization feels is their true commitment to keeping the music playing for children in the Greater Washington area.
FAME was founded in 2004 by A. Toni Lewis to create artistic and academic opportunities for a wider range of students and young people. “Our mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences,” said Lewis.
The organization now boasts sponsorship and coordination of a wide range of opportunities for young people throughout the Washington Region as well as Philadelphia, including scholarships, technology training from music industry pros, concerts, education seminars and donations of instruments. For more information go to www.fameorg.org.
FAME is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that was founded on the principle that all children, teens, and young adults, regardless of social and economic need, should have access to quality music and music education as part of their lifelong journey to adulthood. And if given the tools, the power of music, which is a key factor to a well -rounded character, will produce a new generation of leaders for our community and for our nation. FAME’s mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music, education, programs, and experiences.
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