#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that follows Thanksgiving. It took place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Surrounding #GivingTuesday, thanks to you, the Museum raised nearly $7,500!
What was the Museum's 2016 #GivingTuesday campaign?
Our 2016 #GivingTuesday campaign was music-focused, inspired by our current exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution! To celebrate Bill Graham's legacy and in an effort to supplement the lack of musical education in public schools, NMAJH hosted a Student Rock Band Showcase on Thursday, December 15, featuring local student rock bands performing with musicians from the Philly Pops.
How did contributions support the Student Rock Band Showcase?
Contributions to our #GivingTuesday campaign fueled this Showcase and enabled us to celebrate talented student musicians and their teachers, from arranging an original medley for the students to perform at the Showcase, purchasing the rights to the medley so that students may play it in the future, renting professional sound equipment, guaranteeing students' transportation to and from the Museum, supporting the teachers who helped make this program possible, allowing students to visit our Bill Graham exhibit, providing delicious pizza at the Showcase (a must for rockers!), and more.