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Piano Pals: The Rehearsal Must Go On Regardless of Weather, Prom, Buses or Braces!

Charlotte Holliday

Not even tornado warnings could deter 23 determined Gaithersburg Elementary Students and 12 dedicated Tacy Foundation Volunteers from getting in one last practice on April 22, before the children gave their final concert of the school year on May 3. The children really needed their volunteers. Their performance was only a week away. What’s more, these students were just coming back from Spring Break, so they were out of practice. You can imagine that things were a bit rough.  This was their last chance to be ready to play in front of a live audience. The Tacy Volunteers had their...


More of a Good Thing: Summer Volunteer Opportunities with the Tacy Foundation

Charlotte Holliday

Tacy volunteers who loved teaching children for the Piano Pals® and Guitar Pals® program have a reason to celebrate! They can continue their volunteer work all summer long. “Fox Chapel Elementary School has generously offered to open their school weekday mornings in July for Summer Piano Pals,” announced Tacy Foundation Founder Charlotte Holliday. “I plan to organize Piano Pals and Guitar Pals to run concurrently on the mornings where there are enough children to establish a class.” Tacy Volunteers who want to teach this summer at Fox Chapel need to be able to make a four week commitment. They will...


Tacy Volunteer Youth Becoming Fundrasiers

Charlotte Holliday

Tacy teens have stepped up to raise funds for the Foundation.  March 31st the Board of Directors approved exploration into a Youth Fundraising Committee to support those who want to raise funds for ongoing programs.  This was because they were so impressed with Evan Hu's successful Benefit Concert in January.   Schools in this area encourage teens to organize clubs, find a staff sponsor, and bring awareness to the student body of the cause represented in the charitable organization.  The Tacy Foundation is unique in that it has no paid staff, only volunteers.  Many people think that there is no expense to...


Danny Brown's Tacy Fundraiser at Oakdale High School in New Market, MD

Charlotte Holliday

 Danny Brown, Senior at Oakdale HS in New Market, MD threw a "fast ball" last week. He asked to borrow a Tacy Foundation poster from Frederick Memorial Hospital for a fundraising campaign the next day at his High School in New Market.  Not only did we loan a poster, we sent brochures of projects and their cost, a list of ongoing music performance and mentoring programs, the mission statement and orientation page for all incoming volunteers in the Nation's Capital.  We support initiative and passion for helping charitable purposes. Danny, placed posters in the school, networked with teens, and on...


Inspiring Hope In March

Charlotte Holliday

The Founder’s Message On St. Patrick’s Day, twenty-one piano students gathered at Asbury Methodist Village at 3 p.m. All of us bore witness to the lives of four generations touching each others' souls through music. Before we began the program, children and teens (ages six through seventeen) began shaking hands with all of the seniors in the room. How I wished that I could have shared with you in person or through a video that precious moment diverse worlds merged on that Sunday afternoon. Proud parents watched another magical moment of live music for seniors. I will not forget the...