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January Newsletter 2022

Michael Tacy

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope January 2022 ♩ Director’s Corner We begin the new year with hope and love for the communities in the nation’s capital. We reach out to all volunteers with gratitude and encourage each one to continue sharing music, stories, art, and life experiences with others. Your own personal message may be the very one that reaches someone desperately needing a dose of hope. Be brave, courageous, and strong.  You are my heroes! We are so fortunate to be able to serve!  We have played for seniors, mentored Title 1 children in piano, guitar, and music theory, and have met visitors and staff with sounds of beautiful music...


Holiday Newsletter 2021

Michael Tacy

Happy Holidays! Scan the cube and enjoy the wonderful original music composed by Tacy Foundation youth! Charlotte Tacy Holliday, Founder & Executive Director  Faber Piano Adventures "Joy to the World" performed by Nancy and Randall Faber, and David Moulton. Arrangement by Nancy Faber. Copyright © Dovetree Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. https://pianoadventures.com/blog/2021/12/06/a-joyful-greeting/?mc_cid=0596a60ff6&mc_eid=9ec288c40bThe Tacy Foundation received donations from Faber Piano Adventures when we began the Piano Pals®  program in 2012.  They shipped from their warehouse enough books for each child to use that first year.  The following year, they shipped Adult Beginner books to share with Piano Pals for Seniors® and for Servicemembers at Walter...


December Newsletter 2021

Michael Tacy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope! December 2021 ♩ Director’s Corner As this December newsletter goes to print, Tacy Foundation youth continue to be as busy as elves -- playing live music every weekend; mentoring Title 1 children on Thursdays at Gaithersburg Elementary School in piano, guitar, and music theory; and delivering 1300 autumn cards to seniors’ facilities in time for Thanksgiving. The Cards Team, Mario Lara, Matthew Kim, and Riona Sheikh, and the Volunteer Supervisor, Ms. Karina Willis-Lara, are distributing 7000+ holiday cards to volunteers to write their personal messages to someone who needs encouragement. Four locations, Rockville, Clarksburg, and Germantown,...


November 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope November 2021 ♩ Director’s Corner: Adagio We received a lovely thank you note from a family in Alaska [below]. As soon as we heard from them, Mike Engel, recording engineer for the Foundation since its beginning, made 3 copies of the 2014 Tacy’s Gift CD [see box below] that lifted their spirits. The CDs have arrived safely in Alaska at this writing. It is now in USB format.    Tacy's Gift was an album of original songs by Michael Tacy, Brendan Bui, Julia Baker, George Benskin, Belle Do, and Chris Zerhusen. Michael, Chris, Julia, and Brendan were in high...


October 2021 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

Inspiring Hope October 2021 Director’s Corner: Every day, I receive calls and emails from people who want to find a way to serve their community. Finding meaning and purpose in our lives brings us together as we pursue paths of hope. Always, inspiring hope is the purpose. Music, sharing stories, holding hope in our hearts, dreaming of a better world for those who suffer, and blessing them with our care and concern are our tools.  On September 21st, 2021, I traveled to the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico Marine Base. Tacy Foundation Youth had made 400+ thank...