NAMM Foundation Launches “Believe In Music” Fund

NAMMThe NAMM Foundation, which has a stated goal of creating a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught, has launched 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,” says 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 seven years ago that the NAMM Executive Committee and Board of Directors brought forth a 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 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 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 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 annual giving.

To donate to the NAMM Foundation’s ‘Believe in Music’ Fund, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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