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By Mary Luehrsen NAMM NEWS A Note from Mary: Be a Part of The NAMM Foundation “We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone, where every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught, and in which every adult is a passionate cham- pion a nd defender of that right.” The NAMM Foundation supports programs that advance oppor- tunities for people of all ages and abilities to make music. NAMM members have many opportunities to participate, promote, cele- brate, and support music education in their own communities. NAMM Foundation projects and programs inspire and grow music making opportuni- ties – and the market as a whole – as part of our unique Circle of Benefits business model, which channels trade show and membership revenues and donations into tar- geted efforts that bring us closer to our vision. Thank you! Your support of NAMM and The NAMM Foundation helps to power yearlong efforts to make more music makers. Programs such as the Best Communities for Music Education and Make Music Day strive to ensure music education is essential for all children and promote its vital role in the health and wellness for people at every age. NAMM’s annual Fly-in and Coalition on Coalitions are other ways that mem- bers can participate and advocate as well as develop skills as advocacy leaders and champions. And, to celebrate all these efforts that unite us as music education cham- pions, you can donate to expand and strengthen the work of The NAMM Foun- dation. Donations can also honour your legacy or the memory of others that have inspired and helped you achieve your goals and success in the music industry. Working together, we can amplify our efforts to ensure every person has the opportunity to learn and grow with music. The future of music begins with you, and through our collective effort, we will continue to work toward the vision of the world we believe in – a world of music makers. Mary Luehrsen is the Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the musical products industry. A supporting organiza- tion of NAMM, The NAMM Foundation is funded through trade association activities and donations. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. Get Involved! Benefit from information to grow your music education expertise. Access our monthly e-newsletter for resources, updates, events, and activities at CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE 17