In 2011, GSI founder and CEO Tim Miklaucic created the GSI Foundation, a non-profit company based on the very simple idea that every child deserves a musical education, regardless of his or her social background. Like most of you reading this, he was lucky enough to grow up with music in his home as well as at school; his children also have had the same good fortune. They seem to be the exception rather than the rule, as public schools in our country have reduced funding for these crucially important programs in recent years. As a result, many children have no musical experience, except as consumers or listeners. The GSI Foundation alone will not solve this long term problem, but we intend to make a small difference.
Now, with our foundation firmly in place, we hope to raise money to support music education in the public schools. Our goal is to offer assistance to pay teachers, provide instruments for students who cannot afford them, and to supply musicians for performances to help motivate kids to pick up an instrument at school.
The goal is simple: to help keep these programs alive, and not lose momentum established over recent years. How can you help us raise money? Simply send your guitar to us and we'll handle the rest. If you think you may have such a guitar (or more than one), please contact any of us folks at GSI and we will assist you in packing and shipping your instrument. We will cover all expenses and provide you with a tax deductible donation letter for the tax year the donation was made.
The GSI Store offers guitars for sale which have been donated to the GSI Foundation. Like direct donations, proceeds from the sale of these guitars are used to support the music education system through the Foundation’s projects.