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Mama Foundation for the Arts: Musicals, Concerts and Education in Harlem

Gospel for Teens at Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition

Gospel for Teens Choir, winners of the 2010 Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition, World Financial Center, February 27, 2010. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.

Making Things Happen

We are extremely grateful to the people and organizations whose generosity enables us to prosper and offer programs such as Gospel for Teens at no cost to the members. Their funding provides the lifeblood of the Mama Foundation for the Arts.

Our Funders
Corporate and Foundation Funders

Achelis and Bodman Foundations

The Altman Foundation

ELMA Music Foundation

Hyde and Watson Foundation

Leo S. Guthman Fund

Lanyard Store

Metro-Manhattan Chapter—The Links, Inc.

Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

New York Department of Cultural Affairs

New York State Council for the Arts

Premier Label Water Company

The Tides Foundation

The Laura B. Vogler Foundation

West Harlem Development Corporation

Public Funders

City Council Member Inez E. Dickens

Congressman Charles B. Rangel

Senator Bill Perkins

New York Assembly Member Keith Wright

Private Donors

We acknowledge here the generosity of many private individuals. Their contributions are of immeasurable importance.

Past Funders

We are pleased to gratefully acknowledge the recent gifts of some of our past funders.

Michael Baisden Foundation

Leon Lowenstein Foundation

Un-Equal Justice Legal Defense & Education Fund

Union Square Awards

Verizon Wireless

Vy Higginsen in rehearsal for Gospel for Teens.

Vy Higginsen at a rehearsal for Gospel for Teens at the Schomberg in 2007. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.

Mama Foundation Board of Directors

We salute the contributions of our Board of Directors, all of whom have generously given of their time and expertise to help us realize our dreams at the Mama Foundation.

Jeff Anderson

Toya Beasley

Leonard Burnett

Jeff Burns

Andrea Cisco

Joyce Davis

Kery Davis

Samantha Davis

Cheryl Forbes

Guy Romaine




Gospel for Teens Choir in performance.

Gospel for Teens Choir in performance, conducted by Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson, at the graduation concert, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York City in December, 2007. Photo credit: G.N. Miller.

Join Us
Help Us Support the Programs of Mama Foundation for the Arts

IT'S EASY TO DONATE ONLINE
ANY AMOUNT IS APPRECIATED

We are an authorized member of the Black United Fund Federation of New Jersey participating in the 2012 Northern New Jersey Combined Federal Campaign.

Federal employees can donate to us through their companies using the code: 53858.

Teens Initiation

HELP US HELP OUR TEENS INITIATIVE

Because we want all teens to have the opportunity to participate in Gospel for Teens, regardless of financial circumstances, we offer the program to committed teens at no cost.

HELP US SUSTAIN THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM

Sponsor a teen, purchase Gospel for Teens DVDs and CDs, or volunteer your time or fundraising skills. The costs are minimal, but the results could be life changing.

Suggested Donation Amounts

$165 SPONSOR ONE TEEN
For one semester
 
$330 SPONSOR ONE TEEN
For spring and fall semester
 
$660 SPONSOR TWO TEENS
For spring and fall semester
Visit Store $20 GOSPEL FOR TEENS DVD
Support our programs by purchasing our DVDs
 
Visit Store $10 GOSPEL FOR TEENS CD
Support our programs by purchasing our CDs
 
Volunteer INVALUABLE
Volunteer your time on performance days, during auditions, or at our Board of Directors' VIP Receptions.

The Mama Foundation for the Arts welcomes your tax deductible donation. Your contribution supports our mission, which is to keep the legacy of gospel, jazz, and R&B Arts alive and growing. The MFA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Please mail your donation to:
The Mama Foundation for the Arts
149 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027

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