Cultivating Greatness: INTEGRITY

Art is a reflection of human culture, and the assurance of its continuance. Project GRADY-RAYAM uses art, most especially the medium of music, to communicate a message that moves audiences while sharpening their sensibilities. We believe the meanings and messages found in the treasury of Negro spiritual songs can inspire societies to be better, and to do better. We’ve been a dynamic presence in Central Florida for the twenty-two years, offering culturally rich experiences to entire communities and providing winning students with unique opportunities for learning, performance, and professional development. We inspire excellence in young people with education programs that enhance musicianship skills, provide​ ​guidance, promote performance readiness and award scholastic assistance grants. We see value not only in chronicling the past, but in paving a path to the future as well.

Our agency is in compliance with nonprofit industry measures and standards for agency audit & review, with federal and state registration and certification regulations, and with profile requirements set forth by the Central Florida Foundation – our region’s leading development and monitoring resource for nonprofits. Consequently, we’ve matured into a fully stabilized non-profit that is poised to pursue future prosperity.

Fulfilling our mission requires robust ‘give-and-get’ Board activity, sustained underwriting from community partners and corporate sponsors, a series of annual fundraising events, and the generosity of many, many individuals willing to support our efforts. To achieve this, we afford our donor opportunities to follow their charitable impulses and gain the satisfaction of knowing they have contributed to an agency that asks aggressively, spends wisely and monitors its finances closely.