Athens Drive Arts Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 37821 Raleigh NC 27627 USA

Mission: Goals & Objectives of the Athens Drive Arts Foundation This organization is designed exclusively for support of the enhancement of cultural appreciation in the musical arts of the Athens Drive High School community, more specifically: To promote a means and provide opportunities for the education of the general public around Athens Drive High School with respect to the study and culture of instrumental music To foster public awareness of the musical performing arts and the cultural enrichment that can come to a community from supporting this type of education for students in the school To solicit, collect, and distribute funds to organizations furthering the appreciation of the musical arts in the Athens Drive High School Community To assist the public within the Athens Drive community in promoting and developing an outstanding cultural arts program To engage in long term strategic planning for fund raising goals and activities that will implement strategies for individual and corporate donations
Geographic areas served: Southeast US Region
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was involved with the Athens Drive Arts Foundation as a board member for 4 years. Over this time, we held several fundraisers to benefit the Musical Arts at Athens Drive HS, and saw firsthand the results of our work!
The professional extra instruction, scholarship money, equipment, instruments, and more boosted the abilities of the ADHS band program
to be the outstanding program it is.
With 2 children involved in playing instruments for over 6 years; I was able to see them enjoy the benefits of being involved in such an outstanding program! I can truly say it was the best choice for them throughout their high school experience.

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My children and all of the others in the music program were able to have opportunities available to them that otherwise would not be financially possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to see the ADAF be able to expand more into the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Athens Drive High School Music Program is simply the most impressive organization that I have ever been involved with. Athens Drive High School is a public High School whose Music Program currently supports an acclaimed Marching Band, a nationally recognized Wind Ensemble, the Drum Line, the Symphonic Band, the Concert Band, the Color Guard, the Jazz Band, Winter Percussion, and the Winter Guard.

The students are able to create music that is absolutely beautiful. The experience of being in the ADHS Music Program is something that these High School students will treasure for the rest of their lives… most people will never have the opportunity to be a part of something truly great; but these kids are able to flourish and thrive in the ADHS Music Program for four years.

If you have ever wondered what it looks like when someone is in the perfect fit for their job; look no further than the ADSH Band Director, Dr. Jerry (Doc) Markoch. Doc is able to make a positive and indelible impact on these kids’ lives through the Music Program.

I am very happy that my children have the opportunity to be a part of an organization like the ADHS Music Program.

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I have personally experienced the results of the ADHS Music Program for the last two years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I was able to make changes to this organization, I would create significant fund raising infrastructure that would ease the annual financial burden on the students' families and increase the opportunities for students with limited financial resources.

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