February 5, 2014 Michael Baroody

Achievement and Direction

The 12.14 Foundation was formed to heal through the arts, to create a nurturing educational environment, to provide life-long tools for success, and to communicate love, restoration and confidence. We aim to accomplish these goals within the context of a great architectural achievement.  Our first year, as anticipated, mainly addressed the fundamentals – corporate and legal, technology infrastructure, and board/advisory team development.  Additionally, we produced our highly successful inaugural event, Seussical the Musical, which affirmed our vision and garnered national media attention.

With the fundamentals in place, we will focus our energies in 2014 on building awareness, fundraising, and formalizing our long-term plans for the Newtown Performing Arts Center.  We will also continue to produce professional-quality events along the way, enriching the lives of children in Newtown and beyond.

To those ends, I am delighted to announce that Scotty McCreery, platinum-selling country music performer and American Idol 10 winner, has been selected to be the Foundation’s first Goodwill Ambassador.  Scotty visited Newtown this past December and has embraced his role as a 12.14 ambassador.  More than an entertainer, Scotty is a young man of remarkable character who will represent us admirably.  More information about Scotty’s involvement with the Foundation is available here.

Now, more than ever, we need your support.  Regardless of size, every donation helps greatly.  To donate to the 12.14 Fund, click this link.  To donate to our Scotty McCreery Fund, click this link.  You can also make a $10 mobile donation by texting CTKIDS to 80077*.  All donations are tax-deductible and will be used to help 12.14 Foundation continue to achieve our objectives.

Thank you and best wishes in 2014,

Michael Baroody, MD
Founder/Director, 1214 Foundation

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