W.O. Smith Community Music School
February 9, 2010
I have been associated with the W. O. Smith School for 16 years in one capacity or another, starting as a volunteer and rotating from the council to the board and back numerous times. I have watched the school grow and fund a beautiful new school, record an album with Jimmy Buffett, receive a Pensky truck load of free musical equipment (including pianos) from the Today Show's Al Roker and perform at the White House for the Obamas. This is the most effective and efficiently run organization with which I have ever been involved. It has given many children an opportunity to learn and grow and feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
the most committed of any I have ever witnessed. The volunteers selflessly log in long hours after they have completed their "regular jobs," and the staff work on weekends to meet the needs and time constraints of their students.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & I have supported the school financially, attended the summer camps, helped plan the various fundraisers, the ground breaking and grand opening for the new school, etc.