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November 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

November 2020 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope in November 2020 It is now the eighth month of COVID.  We are still waiting for the pandemic to pass.  Since March 18th all schools have remained closed in the Nation’s capital area.  We are upside down, inside out, and rising each day to challenges that require courage, persistence, and our best efforts to cheer each other from a safe distance.  More than any other time, our community is in need of hope.  Thank you for your heroic efforts!  Your courage, adaptability, diligence, compassion and humor touch me so deeply and send waves of hope into the world. ...


October 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

October 2020 Newsletter

Inspiring Hope In October 2020 From youth and their families in the Nation’s Capital area, amazing outpouring of compassion grows! Beautiful music, stories, email messages, cards, and artwork pour into the Teen Chief Interns’ COVID Project boxes. After sorting, these homemade gifts are sent to seniors, hospitals, and First Responders. The Live Music video YouTube private playlist now numbers 250 selections.  Hours of music stream to those facilities where we have longterm musical relationships from a decade of pre-Covid events. Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg draws programming from this playlist for its Closed Circuit TV for residents, still room-bound and quarantined.  All other 25 senior facilities express gratitude for the youth’s...


September 2020 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

Inspiring Hope In September 2020 Thank you to these teens who have served the Foundation’s charitable music performance, educational mentoring programs, and community bridge-building through their teen years.               Watch for their testimonials in the October Newsletter!  Matthew RothmanApurva ChoudharyPranav HegdeJason DanielsCandace Moore  During the past five months, as the entire planet reeled with the effects of COVID-19, the youth here in the Nation’s Capital Area have continued to rally energetically from their homes.  They have continued to beam hope through music, story, and art.  Some of their Quarantine projects are these:  Art Work for seniors’ facilities.  See the work of Denny Tsitsiwu,...


August Newsletter Pt. 2

Michael Tacy

August Newsletter Pt. 2

Inspiring Hope in August 2020 August, 2020 Newsletter Sequel dedicated to:   These Rising High School Seniors, brave hearts among us through the healing and empowering elements of their MUSIC.  We share these stories of courage, perseverance, and hope to embolden you. Share these as well as your own stories of courage and personal victory over uncertainty of the unknown. George Frisbie Hi, my name is George Frisbie from the Holy Cross Hospital location of the Tacy Foundation in Germantown.  When I was waiting in the lobby of the Shady Grove hospital waiting for my first turn to play the piano, I...


August Newsletter

Michael Tacy

August, 2020  Pianist Leon Fleisher A most remarkable life, a story for you and your children                 Pianist and Professor Leon Fleisher was a true hero of mine.  He was at the pinnacle of his concert career as one of the world’s greatest pianists when his right hand deteriorated from neurological complications. For decades he could not play the piano with both hands. As a youth, I watched Mr. Fleisher continue through the storms of great disappointment.  He tried every treatment known to the medical community to bring back the use of his right hand. In the face...