It's an absolute honor to be part of this amazing Music Foundation PLAYING FOR CHANGE as the newest MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS. We raised $1.3 Million Dollars this last Saturday at our annual Gala Event in Miami andI look forward to leaning in and leveraging all of my music industry relationships and network to amplify the awareness, create fundraising events and have a positive impact for more AT RISK YOUTH around the world. Music has the power and influence to unite, inspire and bring positive change please learn more about PLAYING FOR CHANGE

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. We support music schools and programs that are created and operated by the local community and then purposefully connect those communities around the world.

17 music schools and programs have been created in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica Ghana, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand, and Morocco. More than 2,000 young people attend free classes in dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers. Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and the provision of humanitarian aid such as clean water, food, medicine, clothes, books, and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.

When children play music together, collaboration increases and conflict is reduced. And critically important to children, particularly those who are vulnerable due to poverty, conflict, drugs, and neglect, is that learning music increases self-esteem and fosters resilience and joy.

To date, over 20,000 children and community members have been impacted through the Foundation's music programs and local development efforts.