CINCINNATI – April 16, 2007 – The VH1 Save The Music Foundation, with the help of Time Warner Cable, is continuing to gear up for its 10th Anniversary this March by providing $300,000 dollars worth of new musical instruments to restore 12 music education programs in Cincinnati Public Schools for this school year. A celebration concert will be held at the Academy of Multi-Lingual Immersion Studies on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 to allow school officials and community members to see first-hand the positive impact music has on their students.
- The donation is part of The Foundation’s efforts to restore 4 million dollars worth of instrumental music programs nationwide throughout this year.
- It will bring VH1 Save The Music Foundation closer to achieving its 10th Anniversary goal of reaching 1 million students and advance its ongoing mission of ensuring that all children have access to the benefits of music education.
- Throughout the year, The Foundation will continue to work with Time Warner Cable to guarantee that all students in the Cincinnati Public Schools receive music education as a part of their core curriculum.
- Since 1999, Time Warner Cable and VH1 Save The Music Foundation have provided $975,000 worth of new musical instruments to restore music programs in 39 schools.
“Time Warner Cable believes in the power of kids and in the power of education. That’s why we partner with organizations, like The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, that provide positive environments for kids to learn and explore,” said Karen Baxter, Time Warner Cable Director of Public Affairs. “Time Warner Cable is committed to ensuring that Cincinnati’s children receive the benefits of music education.”
“We at VH1 Save The Music Foundation couldn’t be happier to celebrate our 10th anniversary by donating $300,000 to the students and teachers of Cincinnati Public Schools,” said Paul Cothran, Executive Director, VH1 Save The Music. “Of course, none of this would be possible without the help from our friends at Time Warner Cable. Their support throughout the years has allowed VH1 Save The Music Foundation to bring music education to more students than we ever thought possible.”
Since the VH1 Save The Music Foundation was created in 1997, $34 million worth of new musical instruments have been donated to 1,400 public schools in 80 cities, improving the lives of more than 800,000 children. Platinum sponsors of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation include Anheuser Busch and the University of Phoenix, Gold Sponsors include Warner Bros, and Silver Sponsors include Dave and Buster, Gibson, and Quiznos. In Cincinnati, contributions to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helped to make today’s donation possible.
Now in its tenth year, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music education programs in cities across the U.S. and raising awareness of the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth.
About Time Warner Cable:
The Southwest Ohio division of Time Warner Cable is proud to lead the way in meeting the entertainment, information and communication needs of more than 640,000 customers in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and the Miami Valley. The Southwest Ohio division of Time Warner Cable serves 339 communities, provides free service to more than 1,000 schools and employs nearly 1,800 people. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twcinci.com and www.twdayton.com.
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. It is the largest cable provider in the nation's two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.
About VH1 Save The Music
The national partner organizations of VH1 Save The Music include the American Association of School Administrators, the American Music Conference, America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth, ASCAP Foundation, Chief State School Officers Association, MENC-The National Association for Music Education, NAMM-International Music Products Association, National School Boards Association and the U.S. Department of Education.
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