The mission of the Children’s Music Foundation is to provide scholarships for private music lessons to students in grades 3-12 who require financial assistance and live in Tippecanoe County.
The Children's Music Foundation wishes to acknowledge The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette for continued monetary support along with McGuire Music and Sound for support of the Harold Hooper Guitar Scholarship. Other yearly business contributors include The Lafayette Kiwanis Club, Lafayette Foot Clinic, Lafayette School Corporation, The Harrison Kiwanis Club, Zebra Landscape and Brent's Bench.
Founded in 1995, the Children’s Music Foundation was recognized under 501 ( C ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in 1998.
The Children's Music Foundation goal is to provide music lessons scholarships to children who are musically talented and/or gifted and who qualify for financial assistance. Children in grades three through twelve, attending public, private, or charter schools or being home-schooled have received scholarships. Many of these scholarships have continued for several consecutive years.
To be considered for scholarships by the Children's Music Foundation, students must be recommended for their talent and interest in music by local school music teachers. They must be residents of Tippecanoe County and qualify for the federal "free or reduced" lunch program administered by schools throughout the county. Each fall, the Board of the CMF requests and reviews the recommendations of music teachers and selects as many qualified students as funds permit. Initially granted for the school year, scholarships may be continued through high school if funds are available and if, at the end of each school year, music teachers provide positive evaluations of their students' commitment and musical progress.
Board of Directors
President: Barbara Reed
Vice President: Nancy Clark
Secretary: Janice Spitalniak
Treasurer: Thomas Schmidt
Member: Sally Alkire
Member: Marilyn March
Member: Marcy Miller
Member: Debby Cusack