About The Fund

Learn more about the Rising Star Music Fund

“If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.”
–Luciano Pavarotti

The Rising Star Music Fund is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to supporting music education, encouraging the study and making of music, and providing opportunities for children with special needs or in under-served communities to access well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality programs of music instruction. Rising Star Music Fund was founded by Kathy Hale in 2009.

With a life-long passion for music and over 25 years as an executive in the music industry, she wanted to share her passion with those that may not otherwise be able to benefit from the power of music. This charity was realized after seeing countless music programs eliminated due to budget cuts or the complete lack of funding due to the crumbling economy.

Music has a way of reaching us, touching our souls and inspiring us in a way that is very powerful. Often it can have a very effective impact on children with disabilities, especially children with speech and language disorders and gross or fine-motor difficulties. Studies have also shown that when children are exposed to classical music regularly, their mathematical abilities are boosted, their grades improve, as does their physical wellness and social behavior.

In the recent economic downturn, many city governments are cutting budgets and programs that provide important services to local communities for music programs for under-served and special needs children alike. It has become increasingly difficult for parents, schools and community programs to provide access to facilities and materials for our children. Your generous donations will be put to good use by providing grants to community programs offering music education to special needs children as well as in under-served communities. IRS 501 (c) (3) Letter

Vision Statement

The Rising Star Music Fund was established to make quality music instruction available to special needs children as well as children in underserved communities. This includes individual scholarships, organizational grants and the creation of low-cost community programs with a music focus.

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