The Grammy Foundation Names Ryan Seacrest Honorary Chair Of Board
January 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM (PT)
THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION -- one of two affiliated charities of THE RECORDING ACADEMY -- has named RYAN SEACREST as Honorary Chair of the GRAMMY FOUNDATION Board. The GRAMMY FOUNDATION offers year-round music education programs for high school students and schools; and advancement, archiving and preservation, and grant-making programs to safeguard important collections and fund research at the intersection of music and science.
SEACREST joins current GRAMMY FOUNDATION Board Chairman and new venture backer RUSTY RUEFF; Vice Chair TIM BUCHER, Founder/CEO of TASTINGROOM.COM and SILICON VALLEY-based entrepreneur; Secretary/Treasurer GEOFF COTTRILL, Chief Marketing Officer of CONVERSE; and Chair Emeritus BEATRIZ R. PEREZ, Chief Sustainability Officer of the COCA-COLA Company, in leadership positions at the organization.
"I speak for all of the officers and directors of the GRAMMY FOUNDATION in wholeheartedly welcoming RYAN to our Board," said RECORDING ACADEMY and GRAMMY FOUNDATION Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "I've known RYAN personally and professionally for many years, and his energy, integrity and keen vision will bring an increased strength to our mission and programs."
"Contributing to the great work of the GRAMMY FOUNDATION will be an honor and privilege, as music has forever been a powerful force in my life," said SEACREST. "It's truly exciting to join the Board and help launch the Music Educator Award, which will recognize one of America's greatest treasures: music teachers."