FundAnything, the crowdfunding site started by Bill Zanker and Donald Trump is launching a crowdfunding campaign with actress Jane Lynch and Guns N' Roses Drummer Matt Sorum.
The campaign will raise funds for the Adopt the Arts Foundation to bring music to the public schools of LA.
The organization is on a mission to bring vibrant music and arts programs to the Los Angeles United School District, as a way to expand the horizons of children, and to counteract the deep budget cuts that have eliminated the music and arts curriculum from LA schools.
Adopt the Arts is launching its FundAnything campaign (www.fundanything.com/ata) with a video starring Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum.
Jane Lynch, whose character Sue Sylvester on the hit television show Glee would rather walk on hot coals than see Wm. McKinley High School's Glee Club succeed, stresses the importance of providing music for its own sake, and as a springboard into a richer world. She attributes her own success to arts programs in school, and sits on the board of Adopt the Arts.
The Adopt the Arts Foundation sprang to life in 2010 when Abby Berman became aware that the music program at the Rosewood Avenue School, where her children were students, was scrapped because of budget cuts. Berman alerted friend and musician Matt Sorum, and the two jumped into action -- adopting schools and restoring their music programs; and harnessing the star power of several actors and musicians to help raise awareness and funding. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler quickly became a friend of Adopt the Arts, and not only understands the importance of a musical education, but also credits an elementary school music teacher for setting him on his road to success.
The FundAnything Adopt the Arts campaign is looking to raise $85,000 in a 45-day period on the site. The funds will be used to implement a fully-operational elementary school music program, including hiring and paying the salary of an experienced music teacher