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Tipitina's Foundation

Tipitina's Foundation
501 c3 nonprofit
Genre Musical
Founded 1997[1]
Founder(s) Roland von Kurnatowski
Headquarters New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Area served Greater New Orleans area, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette
Parent Tipitina's
Website www.tipitinasfoundation.org

Tipitina's Foundation, is a not-for-profit charity organization in the United States in place to encourage the city of New Orleans to continue its musical heritage, in particular in the wake of the city's tragedy, Hurricane Katrina. Part of the foundation's purpose is to empower the youth of the city to learn music. In order to encourage this, the foundation donates facilities to schools in the city and surrounding areas. The foundation also runs workshops teaching music and instruments.

Fats Domino has dedicated proceeds from his latest musical release to the foundation. Actor Harry Shearer won $50,000 for the foundation on a recent edition of Celebrity Jeopardy!. Members of the foundation appeared on the Aaron Sorkin drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in the episode "The Christmas Show."

The name "Tipitina" is taken from the classic New Orleans piano tune written by Professor Longhair.

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