D'Addario Foundation & Hungry for Music Receive A 3,500+ Instrument Donation

The D’Addario Foundation & Hungry for Music are overwhelmed with gratitude at the magnitude and generosity of a recent donation. Ronni Ginott, the owner of two instrument rental companies in Connecticut, was ready to retire. But instead of selling-off her large inventory, the former school music teacher decided to reach out to the two organizations with an extraordinary offer—to donate all the remaining musical instruments. And so, the D'Addario Foundation and Hungry for Music became the
recipients of an immensely generous gift, amounting to roughly 3,500 band and orchestral

Ginott’s act of kindness couldn't have come at a more opportune time as the D'Addario Foundation embarks on its newest project, the Immersive Music Challenge. Aligned with that project, many of the donated instruments will be used to help schools across the US launch new immersive music programs for the 2024-25 school year, with more in years to follow. Jeff Campbell, Founder & Director of Hungry for Music, worked tirelessly nearly every day for weeks to make space and get the instruments safely stored by the November deadline. He rallied dozens of volunteers, reaching out to many folks in his neighborhood, including a non-profit located next door to the warehouse, who helped clear out a massive amount of heavy shelving. As Jeff said, "the people just started showing up." The transfer of the inventory required several loads in vans, 26-foot trailers, and even a 52-foot trailer—but the instruments are now at Hungry for Music and D’Addario facilities, ready to be inventoried, assessed, repaired if necessary, and, most importantly, donated to students in need.

Find out more the Immersive Music Challenge and donate here: ddar.io/imc-pr

D'Addario & Company, Inc.
D’Addario is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories, marketed under several product brands: D’Addario Fretted, D’Addario Orchestral, D’Addario Woodwinds, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, and Puresound Snare Wires. A family-owned and operated business with roots dating back to the 17th century, D’Addario now has over 1,100 employees worldwide, and manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. while utilizing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario musical accessories are distributed in 120 countries, serve more than 3,300 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and are the preferred choice of musicians worldwide such as, Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Thile, Ry Cooder, Joe Satriani, Julia Fischer, Anderson .Paak, Kacey Musgraves and more.

The D’Addario Foundation believes in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics. D’Addario also reinforces its role as a social and environmental leader with initiatives such as Playback and PlayPlantPreserve.