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Education Through Music Chosen as Finalist for 2018 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Education Through Music (ETM) has been chosen as one of the fourteen nonprofit groups from across the city as finalists for The New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards for demonstrating excellence in nonprofit management practices. 

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognize outstanding management practices in NPCC’s Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, which are: results and impact, governance, financial management, diversity, equity and inclusion, human resources, information technology, communications, and fundraising. The program, now in its 12th year, also recognizes an overarching organizational commitment to fostering curiosity, equity and innovation.

During the Best Nonprofit Conference on December 6, 2018, at the Faculty House at Colombia University, winning organizations will be awarded an overall total of up to $50,000 in cash prizes and full scholarships to Colombia Business School leadership programs.

“We are honored to be named one of the 14 Finalists for this year’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards,” said Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director of Education Through Music. “ETM continues to bring inventive management practices to help continue to grow our impact, and to bring music education to more under-resourced schools in New York City.”

To learn more about the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, NPCC’s guiding Eight Key Areas of Nonprofit Excellence, and the selection process please visit http://npccny.org/nea-program.

About Education Through Music

Education Through Music was founded in 1991 to promote the integration of music into the curricula of under-resourced schools in order to enhance students’ academic performance and general development. ETM forms long-term partnerships with elementary and middle schools to develop sustainable, long-term music programs.

The ETM model currently serves nearly 30,000 students in New York City, and our model reaches another 12,000 children through the work of our licensed affiliate organization in Los Angeles. ETM’s comprehensive, sustainable music education network has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers and foundations, including The Music Man Foundation, CMA Foundation, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Steinway & Sons, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and D’Addario Foundation. For more information visit ETMonline.org