The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, was chosen to receive a $1 million gift from the Curb Foundation, it was announced today. In support of the on-going mission of the Museum, the gift will fund educational initiatives including the Mike Curb Careers in Music Fund, which will increase access to music programs in underprivileged communities and will allow disadvantaged youth the opportunity to engage with music-industry mentors.
“Youth mentorship has always been something that’s been important to us here at the Curb Foundation,” said Founder and CEO Mike Curb. “Mentors provide guidance, leadership, self-esteem, career advice and so much more to young people who turn to them for help. Because of their marked history in this area, The GRAMMY Museum was the obvious choice to receive this gift.”
Currently, The Curb Foundation is supporting 10 colleges across the nation, including the Curb Colleges at Belmont, Vanderbilt and Fisk in Nashville; Rhodes in Memphis; Baylor in Texas; Daytona State in Florida; Honolulu College in Hawaii; Claremont McKenna and the Curb College at Cal State University in Los Angeles. The Foundation also supports many other charitable causes primarily involving the homeless and underserved.
“The struggle to find your way is a challenge for any youth, and we see that every day here at The GRAMMY Museum,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “This generous gift from the Curb Foundation will allow us to further our mission by providing resources to disadvantaged students who are interested in pursuing careers in the music industry, as well as reach additional students in through our other educational programs.”
To recognize the kindness and generosity of this gift, The GRAMMY Museum will officially rename the fourth floor exhibition space “The Mike Curb Gallery,” and will commemorate the event with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.
The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. Located on the campus of L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music. Four floors of cutting-edge exhibits, interactive experiences, educational programs and more provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience – engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015. www.grammymuseum.org