APRIL 2018: Tipitina's Foundation: Instruments A Comin'
Instruments A Comin’ increases youth participation throughout Louisiana by providing quality instruments to school music programs. Instruments A Comin’ is an ongoing program now in its eighteenth year and has placed more than $3.2 million worth of musical instruments in over 100 Louisiana school music programs.
Upon selecting a recipient school, Tipitina’s Foundation works closely with each band director, who is ultimately responsible for the success and improvement of the school’s music program. The Foundation plays a leading role in assisting band directors throughout the area by providing necessary resources to their schools.
Tipitina’s Uptown hosts an annual Instruments A Comin’ fundraising event; a benefit concert, auction, and cultural fair held on the first Monday night of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. We support as many New Orleans public and charter schools as possible with the proceeds of this event. The need for school instruments is extensive and the Foundation’s fundraising efforts continue year-round.
Tipitina’s Foundation is a proactive advocate for music programs in schools and we continue to take the lead in identifying and addressing areas of need.
MARCH 2018: The Coco Point Fund
The Coco Point Fund is a New York non-profit organization and is supported on an ongoing basis by guests of Coco Point Lodge. The purpose of the Fund is "to aid the educational, medical, health, religious, and general welfare needs of the inhabitants and institutions of the islands of Barbuda and Antigua." Since its inception, The Coco Point Fund accomplishes this goal by providing the necessary tools and materials. The Barbudan people provide the labour and the spirit that puts these tools and materials to work. Most of the efforts over the years have been directed toward improving the island's education and health care resources. Over US$500,000 has been donated to facilities in Barbuda including dental equipment, eyeglasses, and playgrounds, and to the Holy Trinity School. The Fund was the driving force for the establishment of the Pre-School and has ever since been a generous contributor to its support, paying the salary of one teacher and for the purchase of many of its supplies, teaching aids, and toys. Contributions may be sent to:
The Coco Point Fund
c/o Joan Minshall
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Ste 1210
Bethesda, MD 20814
FEBRUARY 2018: Stanford for Joyful Heart Foundation 2018
Joyful Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to healing, empowering, and advocating for survivors of sexual violence. Some of their key projects include sponsoring the "NO MORE" campaign to dispel rape myths, hosting survivor healing and trauma care retreats, and putting an end to the backlog of untested rape kits in justice departments around the United States. As many of you know, the Stanford campus has been rocked by sexual violence - both in the headlines, and behind the scenes. This issue is incredibly sensitive, incredibly difficult, and incredibly pervasive. We seek to give to an organization we believe has the tools and the platform to navigate these complexities with grace, courage, and strength. Please join us in supporting JHF with an unwavering vision and a Joyful Heart. Donate Now
JANUARY 2018: YMCA (AC LEWIS BRANCH) We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy lives and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Today's Ys serve thousands of U.S. communities, uniting 21 million children and adults of all ages, races, faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. At the Y, everyone is welcome. We enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, enable families to have fun together, empower people to live healthier, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. To donate or become a member of the YMCA, click HERE.