U.S. Bank is investing $20,000 in Napier Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, to help support its music education program after reaching its goal of 1.3 million social media engagements through the Music Made Possible campaign in partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) and its nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation. Throughout 2018, U.S. Bank and the CMA Foundation have invested $265,000 to music education programs across five cities (Cincinnati, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and Seattle) as part of the bank’s Community Possible giving program focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play.
“Through our Community Possible program, we close the gap between people and possibility,” said Reba Dominski, chief social responsibility officer for U.S. bank and president of the U.S. Bank Foundation. “The Music Made Possible campaign with the CMA Foundation has helped create more vibrant communities by refurbishing classrooms and providing instruments to students and educational training for music teachers. And the powerful stories and images that have been shared through social media have helped us unlock this additional donation in Nashville.”
Additionally, U.S. Bank and the CMA Foundation will provide 30 Music Teachers of Excellence recipients the opportunity to join Country Music's finest at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” on November 14, 2018. These exceptional music educators are cultivating thriving music programs across the state of Tennessee. The CMA Foundation created the Music Teachers of Excellence program in 2016 in an effort to recognize the best and brightest music teachers from Nashville and beyond. Award recipients are selected because of their dedication to bringing a quality music program to their students and the impact they’ve had on their school community through music.
“Through the power of music, U.S. Bank and the CMA Foundation have come together to help ensure all students have access to a quality music education, and our educators have the support they need to cultivate a thriving program in their community,” said Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director, CMA Foundation. “With music education still being underfunded across the country, it’s vital that we continue to identify partners like U.S. Bank who share our same passion and drive to help shape our next generation into creative leaders.”
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Community Possible is the corporate giving and engagement platform at U.S. Bank, focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play. The company invests in programs that provide stable employment, a safe place to call home and a community connected through arts, culture, recreation and play. Philanthropic support through the U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving program reached $58.4 million in 2017. Visit usbank.com/communitypossible
Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music education. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested more than $25 million across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and community outreach organizations. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest, the four-day long music festival held annually in Nashville, are used to power the CMA Foundation’s social impact and unique model of giving. For more information visit CMAfoundation.org.
Susan Beatty, U.S. Bank Public Affairs & Communications