In 2018, the D’Addario Foundation was able to partner with a number of music industry companies to fulfill needs of some of the 200-plus community-based music instruction programs the foundation supports each year. The not-for-profit also awarded over $600,000 in funding last year.

“We are a growing organization that has developed a dedicated focus to our philanthropic efforts thanks to a small staff, our president John D’Addario Jr, and our Board of Directors,” says Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, executive director of the Foundation. “Much time and energy goes into operating the Foundation and we are establishing strong ties to others in the industry interested in giving back.”

Thanks to collaborative support from D’Angelico Guitars, Schecter Guitars, Paiste, Kennedy Violins, Sweetwater, Wickham Road Music and the Martin Guitar Foundation, the D’Addario Foundation was able to help get kids off waiting lists, establish new programming and ultimately increase their ability to serve more children with quality music instruction.

Brenden Cohen, CEO, and president of D’Angelico Guitars adds "supporting music education is one of our core values at D'Angelico. We are tremendously grateful to be able to partner with the D'Addario Foundation, whose vision, organization and work ethic provide a trustworthy avenue for our involvement.”

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