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Edbacker Launch Party: One platform, one community.
Thu, November 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
This event is co-sponsored by 1776 and Arlington Economic Development with supporting partner Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Join Edbacker for hors de'oeuvres, wine, and live music as we celebrate our launch party. Enjoy a festive evening overlooking the Potomac, and you'll also hear lively conversation between leaders in the Arlington community and the education industry including:
Aneesh Chopra, Former Chief Technology Officer for the United States
Gary Hensley, Founder and CEO, Edbacker
Michael Holstein, Executive Producer, Don't Stop the Music)
Darren Stauffer, Director of Innovation Initiatives, Arlington Economic Development
Ben Wallerstein, Co-Founder, White Board Advisors
And, you'll have a chance to win ticket packages from O.A.R. and the Washington Wizards (each valued at $500+) in a raffle sponsored by Don't Stop The Music* that will benefit Kenmore Middle School, as they raise funds to send aspiring musicians to compete in a music festival in Hershey, PA. Buy your tickets online now! Winners will be drawn at the event!
Edbacker is helping communities across the country fill the educational funding gap by bringing together parents, corporations and districts in one place. Arlington is home to some of our first customers who use our online platform to manage their activities, such as fundraising for their schools' most pressing needs. Edbacker's mission is to bring much needed visibility to our community's schools through a dedicated portal that engages and connects local businesses with communities to bridge funding gaps.
*Based on the wildly successful BBC television show, Don't Stop the Music USA will highlight the critical importance of music education, expose American students to music in new and exciting ways, and have collected, refurbished, and distributed thousands of instruments to support the education of students and educators nationwide.
So far on “Team DSTMUSA” are a diverse and growing group of artists, including: Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Lyle Lovett, My Morning Jacket, Arturo Sandoval, Aloe Blacc, Of Monsters & Men, Keith Lockhart, O.A.R., Rhiannon Giddens, Buddy Guy and many more. And DSTMUSA is delighted to announce that Harry Connick Jr. will be hosting the documentary.