Celtics Foundation Gives $50,000 for Berklee City Music Scholarships

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Berklee Media Relations
March 17, 2010
From left: John Connaughton, Berklee trustee; J. Curtis Warner Jr., associate vice president for education outreach/executive director, Berklee City Music; and Krystal Banfield, director, Berklee City Music.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

John Connaughton, managing director of Bain Capital, LLC and a Berklee trustee, presented a check for $50,000 on behalf of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation to J. Curtis Warner Jr., Berklee City Music executive director and Krystal Banfield, director, Berklee City Music, at the March 10 Celtics game. The gift will support the Berklee City Music program.

Warner also received the Boston Celtics Hero Among Us award that night, which honors individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions in their community.

Under Warner's direction since 1992, Berklee City Music has granted a music education to more than 3,500 underserved fourth- through 12th-graders in Boston and at City Music Network sites across the country.