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Project MuszEd “Making a Notable Difference” Awards Brunch raises over $8,500

Project MuszEd “Making a Notable Difference” Awards Brunch raises over $8,500

Project MuszEd’s “Making a Notable Difference” awards brunch held on May 15 at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens was attended by an estimated 150 guests and raised over $8,500 for the organization.

The garden themed event included a cocktail reception and silent auction in a beautiful outdoor patio setting, live entertainment, dinner, live auction of a Daisy Rock Guitar, and a fun and inspirational performance by some Project MuszEd students.

Guests were welcomed by Project MuszEd founder Charyn Harris followed by a video that highlighted the impact the organization has on youth and the community.

Actress Shondrella Avery served as the event MC and guests were entertained by BRKN RBTZ, an upcoming group formed by the sons of R&B singer Brian McKnight.

Tish Ciravolo of Daisy Rock Guitars was on hand to receive the Illumination Award presented by Vicki Peterson for 80’s phenom group, The Bangles.  Leanne Summers, president of Los Angeles Women in Music also received an Illumination Award and Jeff Smith of Smule accepted the Innovation Award.

Silent Auction items included an autographed Michael Jackson album and an autographed Eagles album combo set which brought in $1,250 and a pair of Adidas sneakers autographed by Dwight Howard which raised $1,000.

About Project MuszEd

Project MuszEd provides resources and opportunities in music education to populations that are underserved in an effort to cultivate achievement and success. Over the past year, Project MuszEd has served over 200 youth, offering them access to free and low cost music instruction, instruments and a myriad of opportunities that many of these youth only dream of.

Project MuszEd has facilitated many life changing opportunities for inner city youth including scholarships to Berklee College of Music, opening for The Black Eyed Peas and Ozomatli, recording with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, performing with The Isley Brothers and more!  They take an organic approach to working with each youth ensuring that they are effectively making a measurable and direct difference on the lives of the students they serve.

For more information about Project MuszEd visit