Who We Are

Music teacher Charlotte Tacy Holliday began The Tacy Foundation in response to tragedy.  When her best friend faced cancer in 2007 she brought her students together to create a music CDs for breast cancer patients at John Hopkins University Hospital. From that experience, she went on to create a foundation that would respond to human suffering with the gift of music, following the foundation’s model of, “inspiring hope, note by note.”

As the foundation produced music CDs to hospitals across the United States and overseas, new ideas began to take shape. The foundation began offering free concerts for patients, military veterans, and seniors, as well as launching a music mentoring program for economically disadvantaged youth. The foundation also sponsors a composers’ circle and an innovative literacy program that connects music and reading to help young children develop a lifelong love of reading.

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