08/08/06 - Bon Jovi keyboardist donates $100,000
As reported on the official Bon Jovi website; keyboardist David Bryan makes the largest donation that the Music for All Foundation has ever received.

Warren, NJ - The Music for All Foundation, the New Jersey based national music and arts education organization received their largest donation ever, a $100,000 check from David Bryan and the members of Bon Jovi, to support the foundation’s ongoing work to expand access to music and arts education programs across New Jersey and the nation. The check was presented to Bob Morrison, Chairman and CEO of the

Music for All Foundation just prior to Bon Jovi taking the stage for their final show at Giants Stadium on July 29th.

David Bryan, founding member and keyboard player for the 100-million record selling band Bon Jovi created a one-of-a-kind auction of VIP tickets and an on-stage experiences for each concert during Bon Jovi’s recently concluded “Have a Nice Day” tour. Winning bidders were provided with VIP seating and were able to be on stage for three songs during the show. Bryan serves on the National Advisory Board of the Music for All Foundation.

“I am really excited we were able to raise so much money for a great organization and I want to thank all the fans who have supported this cause” said Bryan. “Music has been such an important part of my life, particularly when I was growing up, that it’s natural to help Music for All and support their goals.”

“We are truly grateful to David for his extraordinarily generous support of our work to ensure more children have the benefits of an education that includes music. His continued belief in our mission and his encouragement of our approach have been a critical part of our success, not only in New Jersey, but across the nation,” stated Bob Morrison, Music for All’s Chairman and CEO. “We are also thankful to Jon, Richie, Tico and everyone at Bon Jovi Management (BJM) who helped make these auctions so successful.”

The Music for All Foundation was recently recognized for their research and policy work in California which

has led to a $500 million reinvestment into music and arts education in public schools by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; the creation of mandated music and arts programs for every child attending public school in Arkansas; and is the managing partner of the New Jersey Arts Education Census Project with the New Jersey State Department of Education, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NAMM – International Music Products Association and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. For more information about the Music for All Foundation go to: music-for-all.org

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