Gibson Donates: Donates $ 300,000 to Metro Nashville Public Schools and Music Helps Us Support Students
Gibson gives, the philanthropic arm of Gibson – the iconic American guitar brand – today announced a donation of $ 300,000 to benefit students attending Metro Nashville public schools. The public-private partnership Music Makes Us will distribute donated guitars and other musical equipment to music education programs in Metro Nashville public schools, as well as twin school districts.
The Gibson Gives donation will directly benefit students in schools offering guitar learning programs, including the following schools: Antioch High School, Bellevue Middle School, Donelson Middle School, HG Hill Middle School, Hillwood High School, John Overton High School , Maplewood High School, McGavock High School and School of the Arts in Nashville. The donation includes Gibson guitars (electric, acoustic and bass guitars), 36 amplifiers, 1,700 pairs of guitar strings and 116 guitar stands. In addition, Gibson Gives provided 1,000 PPE masks to all music students in the Nashville Metro Public Schools valued at $ 4,000.
“Gibson Gives’ extremely generous donation to Metro Nashville Public Schools and Music Makes Us will make a huge difference to our guitar students and teachers across Nashville and Davidson County as they love being back in classrooms. and on stage together, ”said Dr Adrienne Battle. , Director of Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools. “Thanks to Gibson Gives for once again sharing the gift of music with our schools.”
“Part of Gibson Gives’ mission is to support music education,” says Dendy Jarrett, executive director of Gibson Gives. Music Brings Us Life Nashville Public Schools is a fantastic program that bridges the gap between federal funds and the music needs of schools. We are proud to support them right here in our hometown of Nashville, TN. “
As a philanthropic arm of Gibson, Gibson Gives’ mission is to create, develop and support nonprofit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-centered education, music and good initiatives. -to be. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives – a 501 (c) (3) organization – are used to provide music. Since relaunching in 2019, Gibson Gives has raised over $ 3 million worldwide through its mission. Gibson Gives changes lives… one guitar at a time. For more information visit: www.gibsongives.org.