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Sweetwater Sound Creates $150k Endowment for Music Equipment

Josh Harris • News • June 14, 2013

Chuck and Lisa Surack of Sweetwater Sound pledged a $150,000 Endowment to support music programs. A portion of the endowment will be used immediately to upgrade musical equipment used by 300clients. Chuck and Lisa Surack of Sweetwater Sound pledged a $150,000 Endowment to support music programs. A portion of the endowment will be used immediately to upgrade musical equipment used by 300clients.

Easter Seals Arc (ESA) created eight new programs for people who have a disability in the last year which all involve some type of music curriculums. The Transition Programs host “college like” classes for youth. Youth are served during summer and holiday breaks, after school and those exiting high school. The 13-to-30-year-olds rotate from class to class such as home-ec, exercise, music, computers, library, arts, and sensory rooms. There are similar rooms set up for the older participants in the Adult Day and Project Drive Group work facility. The request stems from immediate needs to enhance the music equipment in the Adult Day area. Donna Elbrecht, ESA President and CEO, comments, “We are really lucky we have the Surack’s to secure our music programs indefinitely through the permanently restricted endowment. We strive to provide different services which match the needs of our youth or adults. Music is just one of many newlearning and growth opportunities that we offer.”

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