Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF) Announces Greg Wells as Chairman of the Board

The 501(c)3 Non-Profit Provides and Administers
Scholarship Funds for Students Attending Rock Music Schools Nationwide

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rock School Scholarship Fund (www.rockschoolfund.org)
Co-Founder and Executive Director Wendy Winks has
announced multiple Grammy-nominated record producer, songwriter,
musician, and mix engineer Greg Wells (www.gregwells.net)
as Chairman of the Board. Wells will work to build the
501(c)3 charity’s profile in the entertainment industry and broaden
fundraising opportunities.

“We are so honored to welcome Greg Wells to the Rock School
Scholarship Fund
team,” says Winks. “We have immense respect and
admiration for his talents and accomplishments, and we love his passion
for music scholarships. It will be exciting to work with him to build
our program into one that helps thousands of kids.”

Wells’ songs have appeared on more than 85 million albums. His many
credits include Adele, Twenty One Pilots, Katy Perry, Rufus
Wainwright, Pink, Holychild, Mayer Hawthorne, Mika, Timbaland,
OneRepublic, Deftones,
and the Count Basie Orchestra.

“My music career was made possible with the help of several
scholarships, and helping young musicians attend music school is a cause
close to my heart,” Wells states. “I’m frankly on a mission to get as
many kids as possible studying music. I’m both inspired and honored to
work with the RSSF and have high expectations for what the future can
bring.”

Winks co-founded RSSF in 2010 with musician and producer Carl Restivo,
who serves as the organization’s Music Director. RSSF, which
currently works with more than 120 schools in 28 states, is the first
501(c)3 to provide funds for children ages 7 to 17 who want to attend
any rock music school in the U.S. Students apply for scholarships based
on financial need. Rock schools offer interactive rock music courses
that include private lessons, performance programs that get students
playing live on stage, and curriculum that teaches rock music. The
number of participating rock schools has blossomed from 5 in 2009 to 122
in 2015, and the demand for scholarships is high.

“We – and the schools we work with – are continuously fundraising to try
to meet the demand,” says Winks. “With music programs being cut from
public schools, families need to pay tuition for their child to receive
a music education, and many cannot afford it. We believe that any child
who wants it should receive music lessons.”

RSSF’s mission has received enthusiastic support from the music
community. In January 2015, RSSF was chosen by the Foo Fighters
as one of three charities to receive donations from ticket sales for
their surprise benefit concert – and all-star birthday celebration for Dave
Grohl
– at the Los Angeles Forum. The addition of Wells as Chairman
of the Board is an important milestone in the organization’s growth.

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Contacts

Rock School Scholarship Fund
Laura Grover at 310-994-1690
Laura@rockschoolfund.org