about the foundation

there is a rhythm and a tempo to every hope and dream.

 

that is the music within each of us.

WHO WE ARE

We foster hope through the power of storytelling and music, showing people that we can flourish, and our dreams can thrive, even when faced with adversity and prejudice.

The intergenerational story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura is brought to life by her daughter, pianist Mona Golabek.

WHAT WE DO

We bring books, music and the performing arts together to tell a universal story of hope, empowering generations with knowledge and understanding. We partner with educators to inspire students, families and communities through holistic programs to keep vital lessons of resilience engaging and relevant.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

There is a rhythm and a tempo to every hope and dream. That is the music within each of us.

We celebrate the power of the arts to embolden the human spirit and triumph in the face of adversity. We believe one story can change the world.

a note from our founder

I tell my mother’s story because I believe one story, one dream, can change our lives and inspire us to do better, to aspire us to achieve the highest values within ourselves.

I tell my mother’s story because my grandmother’s words are engraved on my heart and it is my greatest privilege to pass them on to you.

I hope that everyone who has a dream will never forget that his or her passion and courage can overcome all obstacles. We have it within ourselves to inspire others and to make this a better world.

From my heart to yours,

Mona Golabek

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our team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mona Golabek
Patti Kenner
Fred Leeds
Moses Libitsky
Larry Post

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jaclyn Maduff

LITERARY CONSULTANT/ STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Larry Kirshbaum

WILLESDEN READ – PERFORMANCE ART MANAGER

Kaitlin Kelly

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Dr. Michael Berenbaum
Richard Burkhart
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Nancy Fisher
Anita Friedman
Sharon Isbin
Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin
Dr. Kori Street
Bill Walton

HONORARY DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Dr. Jane Foley

SPECIAL THANKS

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education
Koret Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our mission:

Annenberg Foundation*
Bel Air Investment Advisors*
J.B. Berland Foundation
Helen and Peter Bing
California Community Foundation
Cleveland Foundation
Covenant Foundation
Leon Condon
Nancy Fisher
Ella Fitzgerald Foundation
David and Judith Ganz Fund
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Goldrich Family Foundation*
Gries Family Foundation
Holocaust Education Trust – London
Marcia Israel Foundation
Indian Trail Charitable Fund
Jim Joseph Foundation
Kirsh Family Foundation
Koret Foundation
Lerner Foundation
Libitzky Family Foundation
Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation
Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation

 

*founding sponsor

Milken Family Foundation*
Nash Family Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Righteous Persons Foundation
Post Family Foundation*
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Audrey and Albert Ratner Foundation
Glenn Schaeffer*
Simms Mann Institute
Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund
Bruno Wang Foundation
Wallis/Glassman Fund
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Weingart Foundation
Weiner Family Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Winnick Family Foundation
Zell Family Foundation

 

Michele Golabek-Goldman
Sarah Golabek-Goldman
Jonathan Golabek-Kaye
Rachel Golabek-Kaye
London and Bentley

support the foundation

Your donation will be used solely to support and grow the mission of the Hold On To Your Music Foundation. Anchored in the inspiring story of Holocaust survivor Lisa Jura, the foundation fosters hope through the power of storytelling and music, enlightening people of all backgrounds with the knowledge that we can flourish and our dreams can thrive, even when faced with immense adversity.

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