My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Childrens Music Foundation Inc, Kirkland, WA, USA
I have had the priviledge of working with the Board and staff of CMF for three months. These people are passionate about getting music education back into our schools and enriching the lives of children across the country. Research so clearly indicates a link between early and continuing music education and later success. The established connection between music and math alone makes me wonder why aren't we funding the arts in our schools??! The Children's Music Foundation isn't just wondering, they're DOING. By building a kid-friendly, teacher-ready curriculum for youngsters in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, they are putting their money, time, talent, love and energy into making this dream a reality. I can't recommend CMF highly enough for sheer determination, stretching of donor dollars, and willingness to go the extra mile to make this happen!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping CMF fundraise at their first benefit concert. The Music Man and Music Friends led the audience in a participatory sample lesson, showing us all what can be accomplished in a matter of minutes!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make sure they had a significant influx of operating capital to fund a full time staff and make the dream a reality TODAY!