The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® and Ford Motor Company Fund present a $20,000 donation to the Escuela Libre de Música de Arecibo in Puerto Rico

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August 24, 2017 -- 12:51 pm PDT

MIAMI, FL (August 24, 2017) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® concluded its eleventh Latin GRAMMY in the Schools program in partnership with Ford Motor Company by donating $20,000 in musical instruments to the Escuela Libre de Música de Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This annual program featured appearances by five-time Latin GRAMMY® and GRAMMY® award-winning singer Gilberto Santa Rosa; journalist and presenter Myraida Chaves; and communications manager of Ford Puerto Rico, Central America, and Caribbean, Vivian Dávila. Since the start of the partnership in 2014, more than 4,500 students have benefited from approximately $250,000 USD in musical instrument donations to schools in Argentina, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, México, Miami, New York, and Puerto Rico.

Photo Caption (L to R): Nannette Vélez (Director, Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation) joined Jorge Jiménez (principal director of Escuela Libre de Musica de Arecibo), Gilberto Santa Rosa (five-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY award-winning singer), Vivian Dávila (communications manager of Ford Puerto Rico, Central America, and Caribbean), Myraida Chaves (journalist and presenter), Becky Villaescusa (vice president for the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation) and students of the Escuela Libre de Música de Arecibo. The ceremony, at which $20,000 in musical instruments were donated to the school, took place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Puerto Rico.

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Media Contacts::
Teresa Romo/ The Latin Recording Academy/ 310.581.1281/ teresa.romo@grammy.com
Maria Ibáñez / Ford Motor Company Fund/Comunicad / 703.980.9258 / Mi@comunicad.com
Matt Biscuiti / The Lippin Group (NY) / 212.986.7080 / Matt@lippingroup.com
Raven Tait / The Lippin Group (NY) / 212.986.7080 / Raven@lippingroup.com
Freddy Morales / The Lippin Group (LA) / 323.965.1990 / Fmorales@lippingroup.com