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September 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

Inspiring Hope September 2021 Director’s Corner: In 2008, the very first music CDs that The Tacy Foundation produced went in each Avon Foundation’s gift bag to patients at the Cancer Center of The Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Avon Director Lily Shockney’s warm welcome and sincere appreciation for children’s unpolished, humble gifts of music changed our lives. The more detailed Story of the Tacy Foundation is now on the Foundation website: www.tacyfoundation.org As I heard the news from Afghanistan this week, the picture of a young Marine at Walter Reed reappeared from my memory. For every person who is clamoring to be safe and to be taken...


August 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

August 2021 Newsletter View this email in your browser Inspiring Hope August 2021 Director’s Corner: Young volunteers made 1200 cards for Surfside, Florida. Mcpadnet shipped all of them out to two state senators, Senator Lauren Book in Plantation, Fl, and Senator Jason Pizzo in Miami, FL. The response from the volunteers in Maryland and Virginia was swift and immense!  (See one of these letters to the Senators below.) We also shipped USBs to President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and family.  We always send the kids' inspiring music to the President of the United States as sincere messages...


June 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

View this email in your browser Inspiring Hope June 2021 Director’s Corner: Thank you for continuing with us through the fifteen months of COVID-19! Congratulations to all graduating high school seniors! We have seen the stories and photos of “rising seniors” in the newsletter issues all year. Now they have risen and are ready to take flight into the world community. The names you see below represent the finest 17- and 18-year-old persons that I know! Their leadership, dedication, vision, imagination, artistry, and Herculean efforts to make a difference in the nation’s capital area are monuments of hope and inspiration....


May 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

The Tacy Foundation May 2021 Newsletter Inspiring Hope May 2021 Director’s Corner: Springtime opens our hearts and minds to new possibilities, new life, new hope. Thank you once again for reading the stories of sheer generosity and courage from the youth in the nation’s capital. April and May have sprouted the emergence of Live Music in three locations: Harmony in Chantilly, VA, Tall Oaks in Reston, VA, and Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD. A very memorable experience for me personally was attending the Tall Oaks concert on April 17th. The seniors’ excitement filled the large room when they saw...


April 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

April 2021 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope April 2021 Director’s Corner: This month, those of us living in the Nation’s Capital Area continue to be deeply challenged by the global crisis that COVID-19 presents. For the past ten years, most of The Tacy Foundation’s philanthropic work has consisted of youth volunteering in person at facilities to provide Live Music for Seniors and Live Music for Hospitals, mentoring Title 1 elementary school children onsite, assembling CDs for distribution, and mentoring seniors in piano. We filled the weekends 52 weeks of the year with travel to seniors’ homes in Northern Virginia & Maryland and with performances every Saturday...