Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum becomes nonprofit charitable corporation
The Board of Directors of the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum (MHOFM) are pleased to announce that the organization has successfully become a nonprofit charitable corporation as authorized by section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. This change was approved in April of this year and has allowed the organization to enter into a formal partnership with the Grammy Museum® of L.A. Live, another nonprofit organization. This partnership has received the approval and endorsement of the City of Nashville for inclusion in the MHOFM. The “NEW” Grammy Gallery will open in the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum September 18, 2015. Music lovers and supporters of the Museum should look for the announcement of the grand opening for special opportunities to visit this new and exciting exhibit. The new Grammy Gallery will allow visitors to explore the interactive displays the Association has developed and see the exciting additions to the original Musicians Hall of Fame, all conveniently located in the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
In addition to the Grammy’s coming to downtown Nashville, the Mike Curb Family Foundation has provided an anchor gift of $100,000 to fund a special Curb Gallery which will document the role and impact of this institution on the music culture of America. Donations are being accepted to help complete both new galleries with a goal of raising $200,000 by the end of September. With the new nonprofit status of the organization, all donations are eligible for tax deductions. Anyone wishing to contribute or support the mission of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in any manner should contact Kay Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum has established a permanent endowment fund to help ensure that the Museum remains a prominent presence in downtown Nashville for years to come. The endowment fund will support our annual awards show, provide resources to secure historic artifacts and assist the Museum in continuing to tell the story of music in America. In addition to well known artists, the annual awards show honors musicians who have made major contributions to the musical history of America but who are not necessarily household names.
“Our location in the Historic Municipal Auditorium is a fitting tribute to all musicians who have played in this building for the last fifty plus years from R&B to Country, Blue Grass to Rock & Roll,” stated Founder/MHOFM Executive Director Joe Chambers. With the many changes that are occurring at the Museum, past visitors are encouraged to come and see these exciting new additions to an already outstanding collection of artifacts and memorabilia not available anywhere else.