San Ramon Valley Unified School District music programs got a state-of-the-art boost this year thanks to a generous donation from inMusic, Inc., the corporate owner of 13 premiere companies that deliver groundbreaking hardware and software solutions to the music, professional sound and consumer electronics industries.
In total, 43 pieces of electronic music equipment have been added to music programs at six middle schools and one high school based on a request for funding through a grant process. The total market value for the equipment is nearly $25,000. The equipment ranges from electronic drum sets, electronic wind instruments, keyboards, DJ equipment and music production equipment. The grant and donations are administered through the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF).
The SRVEF and SRVUSD thank the inMusic team and their CEO, Jack O’Donnell who made the donation in honor of Ed and Kathy Chiverton (Jack’s sister).
“One of the things that makes the San Ramon Valley Unified School District so special is the support that we receive through the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, community members and donors. We thank Mr. O’Donnell and the Chivertons’ for their support and investment in music for our students,” SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt said.
This donation was part of the SRVEF Endowment’s new Music Initiative. In addition to the inMusic grant program, SRVEF funded 17 music instruction grants to enhance the work that is being done at all grade levels. The SRVEF awarded at least one grant to every school that submitted a grant.
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is the primary fundraising organization working in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to provide financial support and promote public education in our community. Together, with its 33 local school affiliate education and learning fundraising organizations, we collectively raise and donate over $7,000,000 to the SRVUSD each academic year.
The SRVEF has relationships with individual donors, local merchants, local service clubs and corporate sponsors and connects their interest in supporting public education with programs that impact children directly among each of the thirty- four elementary, middle and high schools within the SRVUSD.