Cleveland’s Music Settlement Receives $5,000 for Music Therapy Program


Skylight Financial Group has been awarded $5,000 to benefit The Music Settlement through Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) Community Service Awards (CSA) program. The award is given on behalf of MassMutual financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to non-profit organizations in their local community.


The donation of $5,000 was presented to The Music Settlement by Dan Brennan, Skylight’s chief marketing and Ken Vinikoff of Skylight’s Special Needs Planning Team at the Arts for Us concert on July 26.  Arts for Us is a unique concert series, sponsored by Skylight, for individuals with special needs and their families and this latest concert was led by The Music Settlement’s renowned resident dance company, the Inlet Dance Theatre, who brilliantly performed selections from their repertory followed by an interactive movement workshop.


Dan Brennan of Skylight said, “We are thrilled to be able to donate $5,000 to The Music Settlement to support their music therapy program through MassMutual’s CSA program.  Music is so powerful and can really touch our souls.  For individuals with special needs it can produce really powerful effects in helping them with their motor and communication skills and in building their self-esteem.  We thoroughly enjoyed the concert yesterday and all the Arts for Us concerts. It’s great to see the children with special needs and their families have so much fun and be inspired by the music and dance.”


The Music Settlement, which dates back to 1912 and is one of the largest schools of its kind in the US, serves 4,500 children and adults in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio in music therapy, early childhood education and music instruction. Skylight, in addition to being exclusive presenting sponsors for its Arts for Us concert series, is also proud to be a Centennial Council Partner.


For further information on The Music Settlement, please visit their website.


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