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​Musical Empowerment is a 501(c)(3)

EIN: 45-4589282

© 2020 by Musical Empowerment. 



Kelley Downey, Executive Director

Allison Flors, Program Director


Board of Directors

Adam Martin, Interim Board Chair, Associate at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

Alex Kim, Treasurer, Former Musical Empowerment at NC State Co-President, Consultant and Data Scientist at Deloitte

Kevin Thomas, Hip-Hop Artist, Beat Maker, Co-founder of Vibe House 405

Meera Chakravarthy, Senior Associate at Public Private Strategies

Sally Hogan, Retired International Programs Executive, Bechtel Corporation

Ye Tun, Production Technician Senior at UCAE, Duke University

Kelley Downey (ex-officio), Executive Director of Musical Empowerment



James Moeser, Chancellor Emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill, Professor of Music, and Senior Consultant for Special Initiatives at the UNC IAH

Christine Moseley, Founder of Carolina Music Outreach, Founder and CEO at Full Harvest

Terry Rhodes, Professor of Music and Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill

Joan Gillings, Philanthropist, nonprofit advisor and volunteer, Chapel Hill, NC

Michael Richard, Retired Corporate Vice President and Treasurer at McDonald’s Corporation

Brent Wissick, Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music, Chair of Strings


D'Addario Foundation

InfUUsions Giving Circle

The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

Mockingbird Foundation

North Carolina Arts Council

Oak Foundation

Orange County Arts Commission

Strowd Roses Foundation

WCPE Education Fund

The William R Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Youth Forward