The D'Addario Foundation donated over $17,000 in grants to six Chicago-area music education nonprofits on Friday, April 28th at the Quinlan & Fabish Burr Ridge (Illinois location).

Owner George Quinlan presented the checks to the six organizations with D’Addario Foundation director Suzanne D’Addario Brouder.

“Handing out grants to not-for-profit organizations like these is really my favorite part of my job,” Brouder said. “Our purpose as an organization is not only to support organizations like yours, but also to recognize and raise the visibility of the tireless and incredibly impactful work you are doing in expanding music education possibilities.”

The different music education nonprofits that received grants included the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s Jazz Academy Program, the Chicago West Community Music Center, DePaul’s School of Music’s DePaul Community Music, El Valor’s Music Program, Intonation Music Workshop, and The People’s Music School.

“As grant makers, we have pioneered a process of supporting grassroots efforts to bring music back into underserved communities, particularly in Illinois where our education system is so challenged,” Brouder said. “Because of this, independent not-for-profits are more vital to widening the achievement and access gap for music and arts education.”

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