Music For Everyone Presents Fifth Annual 'MFE Award' To Harvey Owen, Director, Millersville University's Ware and Winter Centers
Music For Everyone has announced that the organization presented its fifth annual "MFE Award" to Harvey Owen during The Ware Center's Opening Night Gala on September 20, 2013. The MFE Award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County. Harvey is being recognized for his work on behalf of Millersville University as Director of the Ware and Winter Centers.
"Harvey has done an amazing job in transforming both the Ware and Winter Centers into true, vibrant community arts centers", said John Gerdy, founder and Executive Director of Music For Everyone. "His ability to instill a spirit where everyone, regardless of background, feels welcome in exploring and experiencing music and the arts is truly extraordinary. It's a great example of using the power of music to build community. Lancaster oWes Harvey a big debt of gratitude for his tireless work on behalf of music and the arts in Lancaster."
"The MFE Award is a fitting tribute to Harvey, who has assisted and advanced music programs to the citizens of Lancaster, especially young people," said Roger Bruszewski, VP for Finance and Administration at Millersville University. "It has been a pleasure to work with him and witness the lives he has touched. Harvey understands the importance of music and the arts and how it makes our community a better place."
"I am thrilled and surprised to receive this award. I have long known the power of music as I grew up in a musical family. It's what kept us together and gave us strength," said Owen. "Supporting music in Lancaster through my work at the Ware and Winter Centers is something that comes naturally. I love Lancaster and I strive every day to make our community a better place for everyone, particularly through music."
Music for Everyone is a Lancaster-based non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources to strengthen the role that music plays in schools and the community in Lancaster County.
To learn more about Music For Everyone visit https://www.facebook.com/MFELancaster/info.