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Happy New Year from the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation!
January 2020

The Foundation celebrated its 7th year of impacting change across our three areas of focus: educational initiatives around creativity and the arts within the k-12 market that improve outcomes, urban after school programs that help empower students to chart a new path in life, and educational initiatives centered on cancer awareness (primarily focused on women’s cancers). We would like to once again recognize the beneficiaries with whom we collaborated and supported throughout 2019:

We are proud to be able to consistently support organizations across the country who are impacting change and making a real difference in their communities. We have also been acknowledged for our ability to recognize game changers across geographies and support organizations in Chicago, Denver and Nashville.

We thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to continuing our efforts. If you have interest in getting involved either in a support, volunteer or contribution perspective, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We will be hosting our intimate and distinguished Songwriters in the Round benefits preliminarily on May 14th in Chicago, September 17th in Denver and on November 12th in Nashville. Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!


The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation Hosts Tenth Songwriters in the Round Event
November 2019

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) hosted another amazingly fun and successful Songwriters in the Round event at the Standard Club on November 13th! This one of a kind event featured award-winning songwriters Kelley Lovelace, Chris Destefano, and Neil Thrasher telling stories and singing songs from Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Brett Eldredge, among others. All proceeds are given to OZ Arts Nashville, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, By the Hand Club for Kids, and CreatiVets. Post event we were able to join our friend and CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, for his celebration get together. Thank you to all who came out to make it such a great evening!

About the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) was established in 2013 with a mission to empower under-resourced communities, support education and arts initiatives, and assist leading cancer research institutions. The Foundation believes that the best way to create lasting societal impact is through the power of creative collaboration. Through building partnerships between established businesses, individuals and volunteers in our targeted geographies, the Foundation supports solutions that last, and transform lives and communities. For more information, please visit http://srcfoundation.com/. Contact: Betsy Sorensen (763) 567-3631 | [email protected]

songwriters in the round 2019
songwriters in the round 2019
songwriters in the round 2019


The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation Once Again Sells Out Songwriters in the Round
October 2019

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) announces that its 10th Songwriters in the Round benefit at the Standard Club has once again sold out. Attendees will enjoy a performance by longtime supporters of the Foundation and Grammy award-winning songwriters Kelley Lovelace, Chris DeStefano, and Neil Thrasher. As with past songwriter events held onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and at Joe’s Bar, the event offers attendees a behind-the-scenes look at Nashville’s vibrant music community through world-class performances and storytelling. Proceeds will benefit local charitable organizations that align with the Foundation’s directives of improving the quality of education, empowering under-resourced communities, and supporting cancer research.

This year’s beneficiaries include Oz Arts Nashville, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, By The Hand Club for Kids of Chicago, and CreatiVets of Chicago and Nashville.

“We would like to thank our more than ten sponsors, our songwriting friends, and the entire Nashville community for supporting our 10th Songwriters in the Round benefit,” reflected Daniel Bryant, President of the Foundation.

Supporters of the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation have the opportunity to attend the event by purchasing either General Admission or VIP tickets. VIP attendees enjoy an early meet and greet with the songwriters, as well as complimentary photos. The VIP meet and greet begins at 5:30, with doors opening for General Admission at 6:15 PM. The intimate sit-down dinner begins at 6:30 PM.

Contact: Betsy Sorensen (763) 567-3631 | [email protected]


The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation Continues Celebrated Songwriter Series
August 2019

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) announces the tenth installment of its Songwriters in the Round at the legendary Standard Club in Nashville, Tennessee. Attendees will enjoy a performance by longtime supporters of the Foundation and Grammy award-winning songwriters Kelley Lovelace, Chris DeStefano, and Ashley Gorley. As with past songwriter events held onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and at Joe’s Bar, the event will offer attendees a behind-the-scenes look at Nashville’s vibrant music community through world-class performances and storytelling. Proceeds will benefit local charitable organizations that align with the Foundation’s directives of improving the quality of education, empowering under-resourced communities, and supporting cancer research.

This year’s beneficiaries include Oz Arts Nashville, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado, By The Hand Club for Kids of Chicago, and CreatiVets of Chicago and Nashville. The event comes a year after the Songwriters in the Round series launched in Denver, where the main beneficiary was Boys Hope Girls Hope.

“We never could have realized that when we started the Foundation 7 years ago that we would have had as much of an impact on improving life outcomes for students and those in need as we have realized. This 10th installment of the Songwriters event is a great testament to that legacy,” reflected Daniel Bryant, President of the Foundation.

Supporters of the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation have the opportunity to attend the event by purchasing either General Admission or VIP tickets. Those interested in premium seating can purchase a table for the event at an additional price. VIP attendees enjoy an early meet and greet with the songwriters, as well as complimentary photos. The VIP meet and greet begins at 5:30, with doors opening for General Admission at 6:15 PM. The intimate sit-down dinner begins at 6:30 PM. SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED.

Further information on ticket sales and availability to come.

Contact: Betsy Sorensen (763) 567-3631 | [email protected]


Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation’s Songwriters Benefit Returns to Music City
April 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Songwriters in the Round
Songwriters in the Round
Songwriters in the Round

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — April 17, 2018 — The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation held its eighth Songwriters in the Round event last week at the historic Standard Club in Nashville. In a celebration of Nashville’s rich songwriting culture, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano performed some of their over 60 combined #1 hits and shared stories about writing with stars like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Brad Paisley, and Thomas Rhett. The seated dinner returned the Songwriters event back to its roots of a smaller, more intimate setting, where the stories were heartfelt, the comedic interplay appreciated, and the songwriting front and center.

The benefit raised approximately $50,000. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations such as Oz Arts Nashville, a contemporary performance space that inspires a diverse program of performing and visual arts events. The mission of Oz Arts tightly fits with the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation’s mission of providing creative educational opportunities for under-resourced education. Daniel Bryant, President of the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation, and Tim Ozgener, President of Oz Arts, both shared poignant, self-reflective remarks and thanked attendees for their contributions toward impactful change in Nashville.

“Tonight’s benefit follows in the Foundation’s footsteps of hosting the Songwriters event in historic locations such as the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and now here at the Standard,” said Daniel Bryant. “We also look forward to a long-term collaboration with Oz Arts and helping to be at the center of arts, education, and creativity in Nashville.“

About the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

The Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) was established in 2013 with a mission to provide philanthropic and financial support to a number of established social service and research organizations that focus on improving our educational system, empowering under-resourced communities, and assisting cutting-edge research institutions.

Contact: Sarah Glowiak 708.567.8304 | [email protected]