21st Century Fox Partners with Give a Note Foundation to Honor 'Glee' Finale by Supporting School Music Programs

Mar 23, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – 21st Century Fox and the Give a Note Foundation today announced the establishment of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States.  The partnership commemorates the finale of the groundbreaking musical TV series GLEE, which has sparked renewed interest and participation in school arts programs throughout the country.

To identify the recipient schools, 21st Century Fox will work closely with the Give a Note Foundation, a leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting and strengthening music education programs. The organization engages the business community to play a critical role in resource development and awareness raising activities that improve access to music education.  The partnership builds on a long-standing relationship between the two entities, dating back to the 2011 GLEE Give a Note campaign, which funded at-risk school music programs.

“GLEE has inspired us all to fight for what we believe in and has been truly influential in driving support for music and the arts in schools,” said Jane Mell Balek, Chief Operating Officer, Give a Note Foundation. “The 2011 GLEE Give a Note campaign laid the groundwork for our foundation’s commitment to grow and strengthen music education, and it galvanized community support for music teachers and music students in underserved areas. We are proud to work with 21st Century Fox to honor the show’s legacy with a new grant program that will allow us to reach even more schools across the country."

“Over the past six years, GLEE has inspired generations of viewers to recognize the vital importance of arts education and demand music programs in their schools,” said Shira Oberlander, Director of Social Impact for 21st Century Fox.  “We are thrilled to celebrate that legacy, and we could not be more proud of the work the cast, crew, and creative team have done to promote music education on this remarkable show.”

For more information on the Give a Note Foundation, visit GiveANote.org. The two-hour series finale of GLEE aired on Friday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

About 21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 channels that comprise Fox International Channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 20 million customers across five countries.  For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.

About Give a Note Foundation

Give a Note Foundation was created in 2011 by the leaders of the National Association for Music Education.  Give a Note is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that remains affiliated with the association.  The foundation was established to support and strengthen music education programs to ensure that all children have access to the life-changing benefits of music study. Our mission is to provide opportunities for individuals, business leaders, and decision-makers to become supporters and advocates for music education through financial support, collaborative programs, and campaigns. Since 2011, the foundation has distributed more than $1.1 million to support and strengthen music education programs across the U.S.

Visit impact.21cf.com for more information.