Concert Raises $50,000 to Benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled
Naples, FL, June 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The 17th Annual Alive in the World concert featuring acclaimed vocalist Kevin Mahogany raised $50,000 to benefit The Foundation for The Developmentally Disabled. The concert and auction event was presented by the Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists (TARA) and held at Artis-Naples’ Daniels Pavilion on May 8. The opening act was the Community School of Naples all-star jazz band.
“Kevin Mahogany is the standout jazz vocalist of his generation,” said Bob Goldman, director and founder of TARA. “His dynamic and down-home artistry made for an amazing show.” TARA was founded as a result of Bob Goldman’s interest in autism and other developmental disabilities. “The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled is committed to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be full members of the community,” Goldman said. “This concert raises money to support the Foundation’s mission and also helps bring much-needed public awareness to the organization.”
“We are indebted to Bob Goldman, TARA and the musicians for their support of The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled,” said Teresa Stohs, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. “Their financial support enhances the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities in Southwest Florida.”
For more information about TARA and upcoming events visit www.gigforgood.org.
About The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled
The Mission of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities though community awareness; family support; housing options; and education, social and recreational activities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be full members of the community. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and various other developmental disabilities. For more information visit www.fddswfl.org , email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 594-9007.