The concept for Concerts For Humanity was divinely inspired in 2007 through its Founder and Director Shirley Maxwell. A former Social Worker, Shirley is a graduate of Jane Addams College of Social Work/University of Illinois of Illinois Circle Campus. The initial attempt to acquire acknowledgement as a charity in the state of California and by the IRS as a Tax Exempt Charity is now a reality.
Concerts For Humanity is an entertainment based non-profit organization/charity which utilizes the combined power of music through concert events, and, the celebrity and talents of award winning recording artists and others to garner financial support for selected charities which address adversities such as, but not limited to: homelessness, unemployment, illness, hunger and natural disaster driven problems. The desired fundraising goal is to raise one million dollars and equally divided between the proceeds between our two (2) selected charities: American Red Cross (2) Divisions: Service To Military Families and Disaster Services and PATH Beyond Shelter.
Our Board of Directors share a common thread as it relates to humanitarian support for our fellowman. "We believe that we are our brother's keepers" regardless of race and regional location. Our Event Manager and his team are impeccable, and have worked with many of the leading recording artists in the music industry and the world.
We developed a strategic plan to market, and promote our annual "Cause Related" Concert Fundraiser and institute a dynamic Marketing and Distribution Component which benefits each participating charity beyond the concert date.
Accountability is key to the success of Concerts For Humanity's goals and objectives. Our long range goal is to host similar events in other cities in the US and abroad. We will utilize similar criteria and employ some methodologies to assure that the finances are delivered to intended destinations and are being administered as agreed. An accountability procedure has been developed to provide Sponsors, Donors and others to have transparency as to how the funds were used and disseminated. The charities will also provide follow-up reports which measure their use of funds received from each event.
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