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November 2022

This is an important moment for us to support music education as a solution.

Our Dad, legendary music entertainer Nat King Cole, inspired so many to achieve greatness and meaning through music. Celebrated performers, from Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan to Alicia Keys, proudly stand on his shoulders, but with unwavering conviction that every child deserves the same: a path to learn music, to find joy and discover their potential in their instruments and voices.

With this vision, as Nat King Cole’s twin daughters, we co-founded Nat King Cole Generation Hope in 2008 to put the Cole family legacy in action, to give our youngest generation hope in homage to our father. For schools and communities where music learning opportunities are scarce, it is on us to create equity. This is why we need your financial support.

Nat King Cole Generation Hope delivers priceless music enrichment to thousands of under-served youth and under-resourced schools. We provide and mobilize educational programs, resources, mentorship and scholarships that fortify children’s development and empowerment, while serving their dedicated music teachers.

Please join our mission, to ensure all students have access to music as part of a well-rounded, life-changing education.

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Today, as countless children and teachers contend with overwhelming challenges, there is urgency for music education and its indisputable benefits:

  • Develops self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Bolsters cognitive skills to become well-rounded critical thinkers
  • Improves academic performance
  • Increases motivation, positivity and meaningful interactions

Soaring demand for NKCGH programs requires more funding. With your generosity, we can expand our footprint and amplify our impact, with initiatives such as:

  • NKCGH Summer Strings and Summer Jazz camps
  • Project Encore! instrument donation program
  • College Scholarships for excelling budding performers/aspiring music educators
  • Music Educators Conference (virtual) drawing U.S. and international attendees
  • Music Mentors in Schools

Help galvanize access to music education for children with the greatest need and fewest resources.

Please Donate. No contribution is too small to make a difference

  • $50,000 Place music mentors in 5 under-served Title 1 public schools classrooms for one school year
  • $10,000 Support a Music Educator’s Conference serving 500+ teachers
  • $5,000 Send 5 children to music camp for two weeks
  • $2,500 Sponsor a music class
  • $1,000 Repair and refurbish up to 10 instruments
  • $500 Place a music mentor in an after-school program for four weeks
  • $100 Provide sheet music to 1 classroom for one school semester

We would delighted to engage your company/organization as a Partner or Sponsor to embolden our efforts.

YES! I want to make a 100% tax deductible gift
because music education for disadvantaged children is transformative.

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If you’d prefer to donate via check please use the address below and
make checks payable to Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Thank You!

Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc.
4710 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 204
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-4161

Thank you and enjoy a peaceful holiday season and a healthy New Year!
Casey Cole

Casey Cole-Ray

Timolin Cole

Timolin Cole-Augustus

Shanna St. John

Shanna St. John
Executive Director

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