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Community Partner: Concert for a Cause

Concert for a Cause Inc. (CFAC) began in 2014 as Caroline Buckner’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project. After three years of hard work and community support, her project became an established 501(c)3 nonprofit.

The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness for music therapy through music-centered community events. Events, which are held primarily in Fulton, Cobb, and Cherokee counties, include virtual and in-person concerts featuring musicians across the country, community volunteer initiatives, and educational events that advocate the importance of music therapy.

CFAC partners with high schools, universities, and community service organizations to host events on its behalf. The signature fundraiser is an annual community charity concert and silent auction each June during which sponsors and volunteers are recognized, and grants are presented to that year’s recipients. The concert features a demonstration by a music therapist partner as well as performances by clients.

The very first CFAC event was a concert in Roswell, featuring local musicians and music students. The proceeds from the ticket sales and donations funded a project at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Buckner worked with music therapists at CHOA to learn how they served different clients throughout the hospital and to identify how she could provide support.

The event provided funding to purchase mountable Bluetooth CD players for each patient room in the Critical Intensive Rehabilitation Unit at Scottish Rite. Fifty music bags filled with iTunes gift cards and headphones were also donated for newly admitted patients to access music during their stay. CFAC continued to exclusively partner with CHOA for two more years before broadening their impact by offering multiple grant opportunities.

CFAC offers two grants, available annually to any board-certified music therapist practicing in Georgia. The Resource Grant provides funds to purchase or maintain instruments, sensory equipment, or technology that will assist music therapists in better serving their clients. The Project Grant provides funds to implement new programming for music therapists to offer at their place of employment.

CFAC also collects items through an Amazon wish list to provide supplies such as instruments, books, sensory tools, and maintenance supplies, which can be requested by any music therapist in Georgia to better serve his/her clients.

The success of CFAC is thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers and business partners who work tirelessly to further the organization’s mission. CFAC is completely funded by grants, business partners, and generous donors. Prospective community partners should reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about program options.

For more information about the organization, music therapy, or how to get involved, please visit the website or follow CFAC on social media.

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