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We at Music For All Seasons are officially beginning our Fourth Decade with lots of exciting news about the healing impact of our music programs in Veterans Homes, Juvenile Detention Centers, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and shelters for victims of domestic violence. As always, we are honored to have your partnership in our work! Our official launch for the 2022 Year-End campaign is on GIVING TUESDAY, November 29. We hope you will help us continue -- and expand on -- our programs in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and California.
With your partnership, we can reach this year’s goal of $50,000 ($30,000 online) to match our renewed Voices of Empowerment grant for 2022/2023, (which in 2022 reached over 40 participants ages 15 - 19 in Juvenile Detention Centers in NJ), as well as our National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored programs for children living in shelters for victims of domestic violence.
The Asbury Park Press wrote a wonderful article about this event and Music For All Seasons. Click the pic (or here) to read all about it!
With generous help from government, corporate, foundation, and individual donors (that's you :), we have made great strides in serving new populations, while maintaining programs in the broad variety of facilities we have served for many years.
We see the amazing impact these programs have on lives every day we spend time with our audiences and songwriting participants.
We are thrilled to welcome Peter Hill, our new Senior Director as of Nov 1, who comes from a strong musical and administrative background. Board members Kirsten Thien and Nick Young have just been voted in as the new co-chairs of the Board of Trustees and we also settled in some of our newer board members: Rob Harari (Sept 2021), Brittany DiNatale (April 2022), and Laura Liza Blaine (April 2022). “Rena and I are very excited to see what this new generation of talented leaders will bring to the organization we created over thirty years ago,” said Brian Dallow, Co-founder and Executive Director. We thank Steve Rodner and Helen Paxton for their five years of service and leadership as co-chairs. They recently stepped down as co-chairs but will continue to serve as Trustees and mentors to our newest Co-Chairs.
We have recently established an exciting new partnership with Montclair State University’s Cali Collective Ensemble, mentoring MSU graduate students in MFAS programs. This program is a testament to the impact and longevity of MFAS's work, as the seeds of the collaboration developed from a former MFAS Musician, Anthony Mazzocchi, becoming the Director of the Cali School of Music at MSU. He expressed his gratitude that his MFAS work helped shape his life as a musician and educator, and his desire to give other budding professional musicians a similar opportunity and experience. And our collaboration was born!
Many, many employers offer matching for any contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations made by their employees. This is a great way to double (or more!) your impact with a few clicks of a button! Check your company intranet or benefits for details on the company matching process. Common providers are Benevity and/or Bright Funds – we are registered with both. Here is some information you may require for company matching:
Org: Music For All Seasons
Address: 336 Park Avenue, Suite 2R • Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 -1100
Please do take a few minutes to check on this, and double (or more) your impact!
Please give generously, this Giving Tuesday and throughout the year if you are choosing monthly donations! And remember that you can always donate in honor or memory of a loved one. This year, all donors of $250 and above will be entered into a drawing for a program in your name by MFAS musicians in the facility or location of your choice (which could be your own home!). All donations over $1,000 will be eligible for a special event with one or more of our Musicians/Musician Facilitators. Please contact us for details or we will reach out after the year-end campaign wraps on December 31st.
We are grateful that you are a part of our Music For All Seasons family! We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy Holiday Season.
VETERANS IN CRISIS OR HAVING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE – OR THOSE WHO KNOW A VETERAN IN CRISIS – CAN CALL THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE FOR CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 365 DAYS A YEAR. CALL 1-800-273-8255 AND PRESS 1. CHAT ONLINE AT VETERANSCRISISLINE.NET/CHAT OR TEXT 838255.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE: As you shop online this Holiday Season, use Amazon’s charity site, smile.amazon.com, and select "Music for All Seasons" as your charity. You’ll enjoy the same great shopping experience as the regular Amazon site, while Amazon makes a small contribution from your purchases to MFAS. Every dollar counts!
Checks may be mailed to Music For All Seasons, Inc.
336 Park Avenue, Suite 2R • Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 -1100 • 908 322 6300
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