Your Donation Helps Provide Musical Instruments for Schools and Support Community Music Programs!
The NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund seeks public donations to support programs and activities that strengthen music education in schools and provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn and play music.
Specifically, donations to the Wanna Play Fund will:
- Support community-based programs that provide new and innovative ways for people to learn and play music. Donations support the NAMM Foundation's competitive program grants given to non-profit service organizations that offer high-quality, innovative music learning opportunities as well as to those programs that expand opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels to learn and play music.
- Provide musical instruments to schools that are expanding or reinstating music education programs. Instruments will be provided to schools that demonstrate commitment to expanding opportunities for all children to learn music as part of the core curriculum and to schools that employ quality music teachers. The NAMM Foundation will also provide instruments to individuals whose circumstances inhibit their ability to meet their full musical potential. Instrument donations will also be considered for non-professional music makers in community-based music programs and people pursuing professional music careers.
Wanna Play Fund Making a Difference and In the News
NAMM Foundation Launches Benefit Album to Put More Musical Instruments in Kids' Hands
Mike Huckabee Donates Musical Instruments to NY-Area Kids Through NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund
The NAMM Foundation Launches New Wanna Play Fund With Gov. Mike Huckabee
The NAMM Foundation Launches 'Wanna Play Fund' On Fox News' 'Huckabee' Show to Strengthen Music Education In Schools
The John Lennon Bus Appears on Fox's Huckabee to Support the Wanna Play Fund and Demonstrate the Power of Music Education
NAMM Announces Wanna Play Celebrity Jam as Finale of 2010 Summer NAMM Featuring Gov. Mike Huckabee and Country Music Stars
Twin Original Painting From Huckabee Show to Be Auctioned for the NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund
NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Appears on FOX News' Huckabee to Launch New Wanna Play Fund
The Oak Ridge Boys Appear on Huckabee to Announce Guitar Auction to Benefit NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund
The NAMM Foundation Auctions Celebrity Autographed Guitar for $9,100
To donate to the NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund click here.
I Wanna Play!: An Album To Put Musical Instruments Into The Hands Of Every Child In America project is the result of collaboration involving some of the biggest names in the music business, the Victory College Foundation and the NAMM Foundation.
The CD is now available on iTunes, Amazon.com and www.wannaplaycd.org or by calling toll-free (888) 499-4996.
The NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund launched on FOX News' "Huckabee,” a weekly news and commentary program hosted by Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Republican presidential candidate. Gov. Huckabee, an avid guitarist and bass player since childhood, is a national advocate for the powerful role music plays in learning and his program regularly features celebrity musical guests. He can also be heard providing insightful commentary on more than 500 radio stations daily delivering "The Huckabee Report."
As Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee led state legislation that expanded access to music and arts education for children in the state. Arts education was Gov. Huckabee's signature initiative when he chaired the Education Commission on the States, a state-level policy development organization. In every aspect of his career, Gov. Huckabee emphasizes the vital role of music in education for all children and promotes the benefits of life-long music making. As a national spokesperson for the NAMM Foundation's Wanna Play Fund, Gov. Huckabee encourages donations and participation in Fund activities—including online auctions of celebrity-signed guitars featuring artists who have appeared on his program.