Gibson Foundation Re-Launches Worldwide
Dendy Jarrett Appointed To Executive Director
ASHVILLE, TN (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)
For 125 years,
has been creating, shaping, and inspiring sound across all generations, genders and genres of music.
is proud to announce the re-launch of the
--a 501(c)3) committed to introduce, inspire and amplify the power of music--and the appointment of
Executive Director, Gibson Foundation
Since 2002, the
has provided thousands of guitars and donations in excess of
. Working directly with partner affiliations to drive future action, the goal of the
is to make music matter to more people across the globe, one guitar at a time.
will also engage with their artists and various industry partners to support and grow music culture by ensuring that guitarists and guitars remain a driving force in music forever.
As a starting point,
have committed to
giving a guitar-a-day away over the next 1000 days
100% of donations
go directly towards giving the gift of music,
ommitment to giving back, empowering music culture and encouraging the creation of music.
The Gibson Foundation is core to our past, present, and future,” says
James ‘JC’ Curleigh
. “The combination of a new foundation mission, amazing foundation partners, and new foundation leadership with Dendy sets us up to make a meaningful impact in the world of music going forward.”
works directly with strategic partner affiliations to fund and deliver direct support to music development programs. This includes legacy partners like
Notes for Notes, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum™, The Grammy Foundation
as well as new organizations
to help achieve their mission. “We’re so very grateful to the Gibson Foundation for the Gibson Guitars provided today for our newest studio location,” expressed
CEO and Director
Notes For Notes
In his new role, the 30-year music industry veteran
--who joins the
--will bring his passion for creating, sharing, and supporting music to the new Gibson era.
will join the
team in their Nashville-based headquarters and will report to
the newly formed Foundation Board.
“The power of music has enriched every part of my life,” explains
. “To be able to create music programs and share the gift of music on a worldwide scale through the Gibson Foundation is a lifelong dream.”
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