As a part of last month's black-tie charity concert featuring pianist Jim Brickman in Springfield, the John Q. Hammons Foundation donated $10,000 to Springfield-based Convoy of Hope and $10,000 to a Brickman scholarship supporting a student music scholarship.
The donations were given to Springfield-based nonprofit Convoy of Hope to support global relief efforts and to the Jim Brickman Scholarship for the Cleveland Institute of Music, which JQH Hotels & Resorts helped to create, according to a news release.
The scholarship would provide two piano students $5,000 apiece to attend the school during the next two years, according to Brickman's Web site
"The 'Intimate Evening With Jim Brickman' at The Tower Club complements John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts’ renowned hospitality legacy of seeing to the needs of others,” JQH Hotels CEO Jacquie Dowdy said in the release.
In the release, Brickman noted the Cleveland Institute of Music's significance in beginning his own music career.
"The Cleveland Institute of Music is the school where I found my sound," he said in the release. "I want to thank John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts for their support in creating a scholarship in my name.
"My hope is that this scholarship opens doors and furthers the music education of another aspiring pianist."
The April 8 concert was an unscheduled show for Grammy-nominated Brickman, who is currently touring worldwide. As the hotel sponsor for Brickman for the second year running, JQH Hotels provides lodging for Brickman and crew in select cities.[[In-content Ad]]