CMA Foundation Salutes Joe Galante, Kitty Moon Emery

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Board Chairman; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Board Chairman; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, former Chairman Kitty Moon Emery and outgoing Chairman Joe Galante were presented with mementos commemorating their many contributions to the Board. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern at the annual CMA Board membership meeting in Nashville yesterday (Nov. 20).

To date, the CMA Foundation has awarded more than $10 million to organizations that support music education across the United States. The funds are donated on behalf of the artists who support CMA Music Festival each June, meeting fans and performing for free.

CMA created the nonprofit (501C3) CMA Foundation in 2011. The Foundation exists to provide financial support to worthwhile causes that are important to CMA and the Country Music community. The group places special emphasis on serving the needs of CMA’s core constituents and nonprofit organizations with initiatives that preserve the legacy of the format, support music education, and respond to other needs identified by CMA.

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; Kitty Moon Emery, former CMA Foundation Board Chairman; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

Pictured (L-R): Frank Bumstead, CMA Board President and Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy; Kitty Moon Emery, former CMA Foundation Board Chairman; Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Christian Bottorff / CMA

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