The University of Maryland School of Music is dedicated to offering undergraduate and graduate musicians conservatory training, while emphasizing the importance of the combined scholar, performer, educator, and arts advocate in the 21st century. These musicians, in turn, contribute vitally to the enrichment of the present culture, the preservation of our artistic heritage, and to the stimulation of new creative expression for the future.
The mission of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community.
We are a community of givers, dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond. The Foundation, and our two regional affiliate foundations —The Community Foundation for Montgomery County and The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County — are part of a network of some 700 community foundations nationwide, each a tax-exempt, public charity made up of charitable giving funds established by individuals, families, corporations and other organizations. We currently manage more than 800 donor funds with assets totaling more than $360 million. We are the largest funder of nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington region, with grants in FY2010 of more than $50 million.
Music Education Testimonies-Joe Madison Radio & TV host
“Its A Man’s World”, performed by Charles Bradley & Wayne Jennings: James Brown Rendition
The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education’s (FAME) Music
Technology Program at the University of Maryland College Park.
The Eddie Drinnon Quintet performs a variety of Latin music at FAME’s 2010 Bridging the Musical Spectrum.
Mirandy & Brother Wind at the Atlas
“Mirandy is sure she’ll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy sparkles with energy and determination.
Jackmont Hospitality and Largo TGI Friday’s present Scholarship to FAME.
(L to R) United Way NCA President and CEO Bill Hanbury, FAME-Foundation the Advancement of Music and Education Founder/Executive Director Toni Lewis, Prince George’s County Council Chair Andrea Harrison, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.
United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) and Prince George’s County officials celebrate $185,000 in United Way NCA Prince George’s County Community Impact grants awarded to 22 nonprofits serving Prince George’s County. (Starting with 2nd from left, 1st row) United Way Prince George’s County Regional Council Member Cheryl Higgins, Prince George’s County Council Chair Andrea Harrison, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, FAME Founder/Executive Director Toni Lewis, and United Way NCA President and CEO Bill Hanbury. (3rd row, far left) UWNCA Prince George’s Regional Council Member/Community Impact Chair and Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Deputy Director Jackie Rhone and UWNCA Prince George’s Regional Council Member Marcus Clifton. Surrounding the United Way and County officials are representatives of the grantee organizations.