NEWPORT BEACH, CA — May 12, 2016 —To support the growing need for high-quality, feature-rich pianos in America’s K-12 public schools, Twenty Four Seven Hotels has teamed up with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Casio America to launch the third installment of their Keys + Kids program with singer-songwriter, arranger and record producer Charlie Puth.
“Music is a great unifier and is integral to the corporate culture of Twenty Four Seven Hotels. We selected the VH1 Save The Music Foundation as our corporate philanthropy of choice when learning how great the need was for music program funding in our public schools. The organization’s mission is perfectly aligned with our love of music and deep commitment to giving back to the communities we serve,” said David Wani, chief executive officer of Twenty Four Seven Hotels.
All schools and educators are open to apply for a piano grant valued at $10,000. Through a comprehensive grant review process the selected schools will receive a Casio Grand Hybrid Piano and three keyboards to support their school’s music, drama and community programs. The piano grants are generously provided by VH1 Save The Music’s Keys + Kids Leadership Circle, which includes ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN, Avnet, Bloomingdales, Casio America, Inc., CMA Foundation, Emporio Armani, JetBlue Airways, Lego Community Fund US, Music Drives Us, and Twenty Four Seven Hotels.
Submissions will be evaluated by a committee comprising members of the Keys + Kids Leadership Circle. Winners will be announced on May 26, with pianos to be delivered by VH1 Save The Music celebrity ambassador Charlie Puth to the winning schools this fall.
“Pianos often serve as the nucleus for many arts programs in schools,” said Henry Donahue, executive director of VH1 Save The Music. “The gift of this instrument to a classroom provides a sense of unity and creative expression among students, teachers and community members, while opening the doors to share the gift of music to many others outside the classroom through school performances and concerts.”
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Grant applications are available at: www.vh1savethemusic.org/keyskids