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Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Mindi Abair Announces DonationCAMDEN, N.J., Mar 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company’s (NYSE: CPB) Labels For Education
program, which has supported music programs in thousands of schools
since its inception in 1973, joined the GRAMMY Foundation(R) to
bring Artist Ambassador and Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist, Mindi Abair
to Alcott Elementary School in Chicago to promote the importance of
music education in schools.

Abair’s appearance is the first of four that will be sponsored by Labels
For Education
and the GRAMMY Foundation. Each event, which will be
held in select schools across the country, features a different GRAMMY
Foundation Artist Ambassador sharing a personal experience of music
discovery with students. Other participating Artist Ambassadors will
include Kate & Kacey, Dave Koz, and Crosby Loggins. During each event,
schools receive 100,000 Bonus Labels For Education Points, which
can then be used to secure additional educational equipment and
resources, including musical instruments.

Research has shown that when students have access to enrichment programs
including music and arts, they tend to also perform better in the
classroom. Unfortunately, music programs are being eliminated at many
elementary and secondary schools due to the budget pressures impacting
schools across the country.

“Our partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation has enabled the Labels
For Education
program to provide schools access to the innovative
resources students need today for a well-rounded music education,” said
Anne Pizarro, Campbell’s Labels For Education Director. Through
the partnership, the GRAMMY Foundation’s proprietary Discovery Through
Music(TM) curriculum will be made available to nearly 60,000 schools
nationwide that are registered in this year’s Labels For Education

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, Arnott’s,
and V8. For more information on the company, visit Campbell’s website at

About the GRAMMY Foundation

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the
understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of
recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical
legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of
future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes
this mission through programs and activities that engage the music
industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The
Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The
Recording Academy(R), to bring national attention to important
issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the
urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell’s Labels
For Education
program is proud to be the official education partner
of the GRAMMY In The Schools programs. For more information, please

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SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company
John Faulkner, 856-342-3738
[email protected]
GRAMMY Foundation
Christina Cassidy, 310-581-8670
[email protected]
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