FAME Staff

Take 5 Minutes to Empower a Youth!!

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Dear Friends

This year FAME celebrated 12 years of providing youth of many socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with access to rigorous educational experiences, scholarships, instruments, intensive summer technology camps, cultural and artistic excursions, and much more.

Our goals are to increase student’s enthusiasm for learning, improve academic achievement, incentivize youth to stay in school, and provide exposure outside community walls.

Statistics indicate that children who participate in music, likely to earn higher grades and score better on standardized tests.

FAME is dedicated to bringing equity in learning to children who live in poverty and those who attend under-resourced schools.  FAME is proud to be in the forefront of a renewed spirit and energy when it comes to young people, the performing arts, and education.

Because of Friends like you, FAME’s impact has grown through creative and timely programs.  We are honored to have you with us as we strive to build upon our achievements.

Any gift, no matter how large or small…

will directly help FAME provide music and academic training through our programs and activities that benefit underserved youth, and fill the void where school education and cultural arts programs are limited.

Your investment this year resulted in FAME positively impacting the lives of over 1500 youth 

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My gift of:

 

$150 Send a Kid to FAME Camp: music technology and summer enrichment (5 days)




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$125 A month of Music lessons & supplies




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$100 Instrument maintenance & tuning for a partner school




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$79 An hour of STEM tutoring and College Prep




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$50 Instrument rental for a month




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$30 A private music lesson




 


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If you would like to give another amount click here!




If you would like to give a gift certificate to support a current FAME student, call us with the students name at 301-805-5358.

Your gift is 100% tax deductible

 

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Other ways to give your gift today.

Mail: P O Box 2228, Bowie, MD  20720

FAX: 240-554-1555

Call: 301-805-5358

Click here to download form

 

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Click here to download the flyer

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Get A Slice of FAME: A Fundraiser for Arts Education – Thursday, October 20th at The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family

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Join us!

 

A Fundraiser for Arts Education

Thursday, October 20, 2016

11AM – 10 PM

Live Music
4 PM – 9 PM

The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family

4509 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20740
301-422-8122

http://www.ledorestaurant.com

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to FAME-Foundation for the Advancement of
Music & Education to support programs to keep live quality music in our schools.

 

I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Small Pizza — Donation $9.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Medium Pizza — Donation $11.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Large Pizza — Donation $16.50




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I can’t make the event, but I’d like to donate — Another Amount




 

Mention Promo Code: FAME when placing your order

or Present this flyer!

 

FAME Partners

The Original Ledo’s Restaurant – The Marcos Family
University of Maryland School of Music
United Parcel Service (UPS)
PEPCO
Council Chair, Derrick Leon Davis (D-6)
Council Vice Chair, Dannielle M. Glaros (D-3)
Council Member Todd Turner (D-4)
The Resource Firm

 

FAME is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively impact the lives of youth through access to quality music,
education, programs, and experiences. Its goals are to increase student’s enthusiasm for learning, improve academic achievement,
reduce the dropout rate of at-risk and low income youth and provide exposure outside community walls.
FAME believes that Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) with the Arts create STEAM.

 

 

 

Donate to FAME!




To submit your contribution by mail, complete this donation form and mail to FAME at

P O Box 2228
Bowie,  MD 20718-2228

FAME relies on private support to fund and maintain its music and education programs. There are several options for you to help us keep the music playing in the hearts of our youth.

 

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To submit your contribution by mail, complete this donation form and mail to FAME at
P O Box 2228
Bowie,  MD 20718-2228

To contribute via phone, please contact FAME at 301-805-5358.

Your donation is eligible to be claimed as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law.
No goods or services were provided to you in exchange for this contribution.
FAME’s Tax ID Number is 59-3836026.

FAME 12th Anniversary Awardees

FAME 12th Anniversary Awardees

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Host – Tony Richards

 

Co-Chairs Todd M. Turner, Council Member (District 4) &  Doug J. J. Peters, State Senator (District 23) with FAME Executive Director A. Toni Lewis

Co-Chairs Todd M. Turner, Council Member (District 4) &  Doug J. J. Peters, State Senator (District 23) with FAME Executive Director A. Toni Lewis  – 4831

 

 

Awardees

Government Leadership Award (State), The Honorable Carolyn J B Howard

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1) Government Leadership Award (State), The Honorable Carolyn J B Howard

 

 

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2) Government Leadership Award (Local), The Honorable Andrea Harrison

 

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3) Corporate Leadership Award

Presented To

James Ferguson

DTI Global

July 21, 2016

 

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4) Community & Nonprofit Champion Award

Presented To

United Parcel Service

UPS Chesapeake District and UPS Embassy center

July 21, 2016

 

Outstanding Community Partner Award  Marty Wollensen, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

5) Outstanding Community Partner Award

Presented To

Marty Wollensen

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

July 21, 2016

 

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6) FAME Award of Honor

Presented To

The Honorable William D. “Bill” Euille

July 21, 2016

 

M. Gasby Brown The Gasby Group

7) National Advocate for Nonprofits Award

Presented To

M. Gasby Brown

The Gasby Group

 

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Teacher Recognition

Brandon Felder

Mary Ruth McGinn

Kurt Lucas

Click here to view last years booklet

FAME Jazz Ensemble with Hill Harper

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FAME was pleased to participate in the launch of Prince George’s County Inaugural Family Summit, Saturday, September 10, 2016 with a performance by FAME Jazz Ensemble.  Keynote speakers included Hill Harper (Actor, philanthropist, author) and Marian Wright Edelman (Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund).

View clip of FAME Ensemble’s performance:

 


 

Left to Right:  Bryant Thomas II (drums), Stephen Lowery (sax), Prince George’s Council Member Andrea Harrison – District 5, Langston Hughes II, (sax), Hill Harper, Gaven Moy (bass), FAME Ensemble leader Reggie Payne, and A. Toni Lewis, FAME Founder/Executive Director.

 

 

The BEBE Winans Story

Join FAME-Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education and its FAME Jazz Band at Arena Stage on Friday, August 19th, 8 PM for Born for This – The BEBE Winans Story,

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Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord network television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling. Combining classic Winans hits with brand new songs, this inspirational musical features Juan and Deborah Joy Winans in their Arena Stage debuts as BeBe and CeCe Winans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Np0z8AgnM&feature=youtu.be.

 

Partners:  Arena Stage, United Parcel Service & The Washington Informer.

Click here for tickets!

 

Book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans
Music and Lyrics by BeBe Winans
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
A Co-production with The Alliance Theatre
in Association with Dan Chilewich and Todd Gershwin
Kreeger Theater 

UPS

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United Parcel Service, Inc. is the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions.

https://www.ups.com