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Nate Anderson, founder and President of Ear Candy Charity

   

 

Phoenix, Ariz. April 26, 2010  

Ear Candy, Founded by One Sweet Man  

     Could you imagine having a very successful career and leaving it to pursue your passion? Would you be willing to trade your comfortable life in for one that may be financially unsecure but completely fulfilling? Well this is the choice that Nate Anderson was faced with, and he couldn’t be happier with the decision he made.  

     Nate Anderson chose the path few dare to take in life. He chose to leave a profitable job in order to follow his passion and make a difference in the lives of others.  Nate grew up in North Canton, Ohio, and came from a family of entrepreneurs and socially minded individuals. He soon discovered that he too had the same aspirations. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 2004 with a business degree in entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. After graduation Nate had a successful career in real estate, but realized that his heart was elsewhere. “I was making a healthy six figures. I was doing extremely well, but I wasn’t really happy,” said Anderson.   

     Anderson became really involved with a few different charities and took action when itcame to fundraising. It was through this type of work that he discovered his love of helping people. He knew that he eventually wanted to do something with music. So he did some research and discovered that music education is one of least-funded programs in school systems across America. He also discovered that Phoenix, Ariz. is currently dead last in per person educational funding. This inspired him to start an organization of his own, and provide kids with access to music education.  

     In 2007 Anderson founded Ear Candy Charity in Phoenix, Ariz. Ear Candy’s mission is to provide kids with music education in communities where school music programs are struggling, or nonexistent. Ear Candy does this in many ways through various programs.  First they start or support struggling school music programs, they create after school programs, and they provide beyond the classroom experiences to give a holistic view of music education. They also have instrument drives and various other events to gather resources for kids and their schools. Ear Candy focuses its efforts in the Phoenix area as well as various parts of Arizona.  

      Anderson started this organization at the young age of 25, but never did he think that he would end up doing this. Surprisingly Nate would not even consider himself a musician, or even a music teacher. He just knows the powerful influence music has on kids. He played piano as a kid, and this really opened up his eyes to the world of music. Even though he says he is not a musician, he has a passion for music and an even bigger passion for spreading the gift of music to kids.  He absolutely loves what he does. He says “It’s a perfect mix of who I am. I’m a giver, a business savvy person, and I have a love of music.” He knows that this is what he was meant to do, and anyone who talks to him cannot disagree.  

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 Watch these videos if you want to know more about Ear Candy and their mission!   

   

  

Here of some photos!  

Here are only a handful out of the hundrens of instruments Ear Candy has collected for school music programs

  

  

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More Facts:

Description: Ear Candy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music education in communities where school music programs are struggling, or nonexistent.

Objective: Ear Candy’s mission is providing kids access to music education. They do this in many ways through various programs.  First they start or support struggling school music programs, they create after school programs, and they provide beyond the classroom experiences to give a holistic view of music education.

History:  Ear Candy was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007.

Founder/ President: Nate Anderson

Location: Phoenix, and various communities in Arizona.

                               Contact Info:                                             Contact Info:  

                               Noelle Cottom                                           Ear Candy Charity  

                              (555) 555 5555                                         (555) 555 5555 
                                      

           email: Necottom@seuniversity.edu                 email:Info@EarCandyCharity.org

                                                                                    Mail:

                                                                                    Ear Candy Productions, Inc

                                                                                         365 N. 4th Ave, Suite E
                                                                                         Phoenix, AZ 85003

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~ by necottom on April 27, 2010.

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