An annual fundraiser to benefit EMP's youth programs, EMP's Founders Award features legendary performers who have made substantial contributions to the field of music.
EMP Museum presented legendary guitarist Carlos Santana with its sixth annual Founders Award, an honor given to artists who have made outstanding contributions in popular music.
The 2012 award celebration raised more than $430,000 for EMP’s youth programs, offering accessible music education programming to more than 30,000 school children annually. Programs include “Artist-In-Resonance” in-school outreach, educator resource development, performance opportunities at EMP Museum, school field trips, summer camps, and scholarship programs.
Interested in learning more about the Founders Award? Contact CateN@EMPmuseum.org.
- 2011: Buddy Guy
- 2010: Billy Cox
- 2009: Steve Cropper
- 2008: Robbie Robertson
- 2007: Ann and Nancy Wilson
A special thank you to the generous supporters of EMP's 2012 Founders Award celebration:
Paul & Lauren Ghaffari
EMP would like to thank the following individuals and corporations for their generous in-kind donations:
Rockin' Chef Sponsor:
Official Hotel Partner: