Guitar manufacturer Fender announced via social media a new non-profit organization, The Fender Play Foundation, with a mission to “equip, educate and inspire young players.”
According to the website, Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and more artists have teamed up with the foundation to aid in raising money towards musical education.
We’re proud to introduce the Fender Play Foundation, our non-profit driven by the mission to equip, educate and inspire young players. See which artists we’re teaming up with to raise $3 million for music educational institutions and organizations: https://t.co/lnhcdf1ZKP pic.twitter.com/ykO8A1W5Ep
— Fender (@Fender) September 18, 2019
“Fender Play Foundation works with organizations, educators and artists to support communities through equipment donations, personalized instruction and artist experiences,” the foundation website reads. “Operating under the belief that music is the universal language that empowers self-expression and community building everywhere, the Fender Play Foundation strives to place these powerful tools in the hands of youth who aspire to play.”
With Fender announcing a goal of raising three million dollars over the next three years, a link has been set up here with a short-term goal of $20,000.