Sing For Hope is philanthropy that is in tune when it comes to helping schools, hospitals and communities.
The non-profit organization brings together artists in volunteer programs and by uniting artists help to unite communities. The philanthropy
foundation was founded by opera singers who had a desire to bring a social change using their voices. Sing For Hope relies on artists from classical musicians to photographers and Broadway performers all who work together in service programs. The programs include Art U, Healing Arts and Community Arts. Each of these programs is defined by community needs, belief in the powers of transformation and the needs of the professional. Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora had a common desire to use their voices to bring about changes socially even before they came together. In 1995 Camille went on to organize Sing For Hope, An Evening of Art, Songs and Arias. This philanthropy
event was in memory of a friend who had their final days in an AIDS Hospice. Today this concert is one of the largest annual AIDS benefits to be held and has the support of many sponsors including Continental Airlines. Monica Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who is not a stranger to the world of philanthropy
. Following Hurricane Katrina, Monica held fund raising concerts. The pair became close friends while at Julliard School and went on to establish Sing For Hope so that other artists could enter into philanthropy
and use their talents to make positive changes socially. The artist roster for the philanthropy
efforts is very impressive. In total there are more than 700 professional artists from actors, opera singers, classical and jazz instrumentalists, to dancers, composers, designers, photographers and directors. Some of the worlds very best
and most well known names take part including the Metropolitan Opera, Cirque du Soliel and some of the top shows on Broadway. All of these artists give up their time and their talents to take part in the philanthropy
efforts of Sing For Hope.Numerous charities benefit from their philanthropy
efforts and through the Community Arts Program the foundation have raised more than $4,000,000. This money has been distributed among causes which include The Alzheimers Association, Bent On Learning, Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service, Center For AIDS Services, The Childrens Aid Society and Fedcap. The Project Leaders of Sing For Hope are leaders who are respected in their own fields and give up their time to the philanthropy
efforts of Sing For Hope via the programs. Anyone who has been on the roster for a minimum of two years is able to apply to become a project leader.