Fox Gives Funding to Arts Programs With 'Glee' Campaign12 Sep, 2011 By: Billy Gil
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is partnering with the National Association for Music Education to give $1 million in grants to 73 high school arts programs across the country as part of the “Glee Give a Note” campaign.
Through the campaign, Fox will donate $1 of every Glee: The Complete Second Season DVD ($59.98) or Blu-ray Disc ($69.99) sold, with a $1 million guaranteed donation. The title streets Sept. 13.
“We are thrilled about the extraordinary success of 'Glee' on DVD, as it is a true reflection of the fans’ appetite for this phenomenal series,” said Mary Daily, EVP for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Eligible high schools can enter video submissions at www.GleeGiveANote.com saying why they should win. Two rounds of voting will take place on the site, after which the winners will be announced in December. Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000.
“Millions of kids are attending schools where music programs have been cut,” said Michael A. Butera, executive director of the National Association for Music Education. “Each week, 'Glee' is sticking up for school music, giving a voice to students and teachers who understand that music is essential to a complete education.”