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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Receives a Generous Endorsement From a Host of Rock LegendsRock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation establishes a $5 million endowment fund for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Yesterday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in New York will create a $5 million endowment fund to ensure the nonprofit museum experience always remains vibrant. The fund was generated by proceeds from the history-making Rock and Roll Hall of Fame anniversary concerts held at Madison Square Garden in October 2009 with a lineup of legendary artists from Jerry Lee Lewis to Bono.”Rock and roll is an art form, and arguably one of the most accessible art forms that is well known and loved around the world,” said Joel Peresman, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “This gift is also about the artists’ endorsement of the Museum’s mission: to celebrate and preserve the art form and to provide education activities to inform the public about its worldwide impact.”The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has been the largest single contributor to the Museum and its support has been instrumental in the success of the Cleveland land mark. The Foundation has leveraged its presence in one of the major world capitals to bring artists to Cleveland and to create fundraising opportunities. In the past five years, the Foundation has contributed more than $13 million to the Museum in Cleveland , including annual support for capital improvements, $8 million gift toward the Capital Campaign, $1 million gift to develop a long-term digital strategy and a complete redesign of the Museum’s website.”This support from the New York Foundation helps ensure that we will continue to thrive and I want to thank them for this very generous gift,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.The endowment gift comes at a time that the Rock Hall is within $1.5 million of completing an ambitious $35 million Campaign for the Rock Hall. The capital campaign will support a Museum redesign and the construction and operation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives in downtown Cleveland .The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tells the story of rock and roll through its exhibits, education and public programs. Throughout its fifteen year history, the Rock Hall has educational activities such as the Museum’s nationally-recognized Rockin’ the Schools, On The Road (Distance Learning), award-winning Toddler Rock and upcoming Rock and Popular Music Institute programs. More than 8 million people from all 50 states and 100 countries have visited the Museum.Now that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has established a sustainable long-term model, is nearing completion of the Campaign for the Rock Hall and finalizing plans for the Library and Archives and Museum redesign, the focus will shift to raising long-term funds like this generous endowment gift to help secure the Museum in perpetuity.Campaign for the Rock HallJann Wenner and Joel Peresman, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame FoundationJerry Sue Thornton, Cuyahoga Community CollegeThe Cleveland FoundationGregg & Madelyn FosterJay and Patty BakerBrian Ratner, Forest City EnterprisesHenry Juszkiewicz, Gibson GuitarsThe George Gund FoundationKulas FoundationJohn P. Murphy FoundationMedical Mutual of OhioJules BelkinFrank Sullivan, RPM International Inc.Curtis SchenkerJohn Shiely, Briggs & Stratton CorporationKeyBankThe Summers FamilyAlec Wightman, Baker & Hostetler LLPROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTSThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation celebrated its 25th Anniversary in Fall 2009 with a once-in-a-lifetime concert event over two days at Madison Square Garden. The Shows ““ which include Tom Hanks paying homage to Cleveland ‘s Rock Hall ““ was broadcast on HBO, will be released on a Time-Life DVD on September 28, 2010 and will be rebroadcast on other television networks around the world. The 25th Anniversary concerts celebrated the 25 year history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and served to raise funds to create an endowment for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland . The endowment will be further supported by proceeds from DVD sales of the Time-Life Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts.ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT LINE UP – OCTOBER 29, 2010Jerry Lee LewisCrosby, Stills and NashBonnie Raitt with David Crosby and Graham NashBonnie Raitt and Crosby, Stills and NashJackson Browne with Crosby, Stills and NashJames Taylor with David Crosby and Graham NashCrosby, Stills and Nash with James TaylorCrosby, Stills and Nash with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James TaylorPaul SimonDion DiMucci with Paul SimonPaul Simon with David Crosby and Graham NashPaul Simon Little Anthony and the ImperialsSimon and GarfunkelStevie WonderSmokey Robinson with Stevie WonderJohn Legend with Stevie WonderStevie Wonder with John LegendB.B. King with Stevie WonderStevie Wonder and StingStevie Wonder with Jeff BeckBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Sam Moore with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom MorelloJohn Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Darlene Love with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom MorelloBilly Joel and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Tom Morello, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolf and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS (OCTOBER 30, 2010)Jerry Lee LewisAretha FranklinAretha Franklin and Annie LennoxAretha Franklin and Lenny KravitzJeff BeckJeff Beck and StingBuddy Guy with Jeff BeckJeff BeckBilly Gibbons and Jeff BeckMetallicaMetallica and Lou ReedMetallica and Ozzy OsbourneMetallica and Ray DaviesU2U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith with Roy BittanU2 and Bruce Springsteen with Roy BittanU2 and Black Eyed PeasU2, Mick Jagger, Fergie and Will.i.amU2 and Mick Jagger

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