CMA FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN JOE GALANTE HONORED AT EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC’S 2018 BENEFIT GALA IN NEW YORK CITY

CMA FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN JOE GALANTE HONORED AT EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC’S 2018 BENEFIT GALA IN NEW YORK CITY

NASHVILLE—Education Through Music (ETM) celebrated its Children’s Benefit Gala on Monday, June 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, honoring music industry executive and CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante. Through his involvement with the CMA Foundation, Galante has made a remarkable impact on the music industry not only in New York City but on a national level.

The ETM Children’s Benefit Gala was hosted by Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks, with featured performances by special guests Randy Owen of Alabama and The Warren Brothers in addition to ETM partner school students. More than 400 supporters attended the event to raise funds for music education programs in New York City.

The CMA Foundation first began working with ETM in 2012, helping to outfit P.S. 103 in the Bronx with songbooks, recorders, keyboards and xylophones. The CMA Foundation has since invested over $1 million in ETM, providing much needed music resources as well as helping put music teachers back into classrooms throughout New York City schools.

CMA and CMA Foundation board members in attendance included Tony Conway, Jim Free, Lon Helton, Ron Samuels, and Jennie Smythe, in addition to CMA Executive Producer Robert Deaton.

About the CMA Foundation
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 $21 million in over 85 programs 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.

Education Through Music honors music executive and CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante during its Children’s Benefit Gala on Monday, June 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. L-R: Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, Kix Brooks, Brad Warren, Joe Galante, Randy Owen, and Brett Warren. Photo credit: Simon Leung
Education Through Music honors music executive and CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante during its Children’s Benefit Gala on Monday, June 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. L-R: Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, Joe Galante, and Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director. Photo credit: Simon Leung
Education Through Music honors music executive and CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante during its Children’s Benefit Gala on Monday, June 25 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. L-R: Joe Galante and Randy Owen. Photo credit: Simon Leung