Fundraising Efforts Continue for Music Outreach

Barnes and Noble will donate a percentage of all sales made at the 52nd & O St. Lincoln store on October 7 for those who identify themselves as friends of LMTA. Online sales will qualify for the donation from October 7 through October 12. Use the Bookfair ID code 10839991. On October 7, students of LMTA members will play from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the 52nd & O St. Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit the M.U.S.I.C. Endowment.

Purchase a $5 coupon book and receive over $400 and more in exclusive coupon booklet offers plus $10 off a purchase of $10 or more at Younkers or any Bon-Ton store November 9 & 10. Many coupons also work online. 100% of booklet sales will benefit the Music Outreach Program operating expenses. Go to and click on the Lincoln Music Teachers Association, or contact Wanda Mandigo, Music Outreach Program Chair,

M.U.S.I.C. was established through the Lincoln Community Foundation to supplement the LMTA Music Outreach Program which serves low income or at-risk school-aged students who desire to pursue music study but whose families cannot afford lessons.

LMTA, a nonprofit organization, provides continuing education for members and regularly sponsors events for students to learn and perform. The Music Outreach Program is run by LMTA volunteers with the help of local music stores and piano tuners. Dietze Music, in particular, refurbishes and delivers instruments and provides free sheet music. LMTA believes that Music Outreach students who receive mentoring in the form of lessons will eventually serve the community in performance and by becoming good citizens and philanthropists. Presently, a maximum of 40 students are being served by 16 Professional teachers who meet specific criteria. The annual cost of lessons for an individual student is around $660. The LMTA Music Outreach Program is supported in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln Arts Council, St. Mark's Lincoln Outreach Foundation, Cooper Foundation, Lincoln Community Foundation and Wiebe Foundation.

More information may be found at Online donations may be made to support the Music Outreach Program (current year expenses) through the LMTA website. To donate directly to the M.U.S.I.C. Endowment fund, go to, click on "Donate", and note "M.U.S.I.C. fund" in the Paypal instructions or send checks made out to the Lincoln Community Foundation (include "M.U.S.I.C." in the memo line) to 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508. 


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