Who doesn’t love a good present? A gift – particularly a grand gift that arrives as a surprise—is something everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime.
At 102-years-old, The Music Settlement of Cleveland, OH recently received a gift that made its faculty and staff blush with overwhelm: a beautiful, acoustically perfect, 10-year-old Jazz club called the Bop Stop.
Bop Stop owners Anita Nonneman and Ron Busch, long-time supporters of The Music Settlement, donated their beautiful club to the organization because they felt that their Bop Stop mission perfectly aligned with that of the Settlement. Their club had been closed to the public and available only for private events for the past four years and they wanted to see their dearest possession used for education.
The Music Settlement will host its first event at the Bop Stop on Feburary 23rd President’s Endowment Luncheon and Recital — is a particularly appropriate debut for The Music Settlement’s new space, as it brings together the donors who have contributed to scholarship funds with some of the students who have received scholarships.
It’s an understatement to say that The Music Settlement’s students, faculty, staff, and donors are looking forward to this event, and all of the events to-come at the Bop Stop, and that they are truly thankful to the gracious and generous donors who made the gift possible.
Guest blogger Lynn Johnson is the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Music Settlement in Cleveland, OH. The Music Settlement has been a member of the Berklee City Music Network since 2008.