Ticket marketplace StubHub has partnered with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to bring music instruments to schools in low-income areas. A longtime supporter of music education, StubHub announced its commitment to put $1 million worth of musical instruments into classrooms at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. In recognition of the music festival’s home, the first schools to receive over $80,000 worth of musical instruments will be in Austin.
Emma Leggat, StubHub Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, said: “Monetary support will always be vital to keeping school music programs alive, but at StubHub, we aim to do more than that. In combining our sheer reach as a company with the voice and inspiration that only musicians can bring, we hope to increase our impact by shining a national spotlight on the issue itself.”
StubHub’s current support of music education builds upon its previous partnerships with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Next Concert Series, which in 2014 resulted in nearly $600,000 worth of instruments to be donated to 16 schools in the US. The StubHub Foundation, created in 2012, allocates over a quarter of its $3 million in charitable giving to non-profit arts, primarily music education.
Watch this video about StubHub’s partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
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