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RAINN press release
May 12, 1998

RECORDING ACADEMY AND MUSICARES DONATE ANOTHER $25,000 IN SUPPORT OF THE RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK

TORI AMOS ACCEPTS ON BEHALF OF RAINN


In the second major donation in three years, The Recording Academy and MusiCares teamed up to jointle contribute $25,000 to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Musician/RAINN activist Tori Amos accepted the donation on behalf of RAINN. The Recording Academy President/CEO, Michael Greene presented the check to Amos at the Wilshire Theater during a recent tour date in Los Angeles.

"Two years ago, when RAINN needed help and the 800 hotline would have been shut down, the Recording Academy and the MusiCares Foundation came to the rescue with a $25,000 donation. They have always been good friends to RAINN and their ongoing support has been critical to RAINN's important work," said Arthur Spivak, Amos' long-time manager.

"The Recording Academy and MusiCares have always been extremely supportive of the great work that Tori Amos has done and are proud to again be able to contribute to the continues success of RAINN and its imoprtant mission," said Greene.

RAINN is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. which operated America's only national toll-free hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline (800-656-HOPE) provides callers access to counseling 24 hours a day from anywhere in the country. The RAINN network is completely confidential and is set up to connect with over 730 rape crisis centers nationwide.

The MusiCares Foundation, established by the Recording Academy in 1989, focuses industry resources on human services that directly impact the health and welfare of people in the music industry. The organization provides financial assistance, a substance abuse and referral program, a directory of human services and outreach opportunities.

The Recording Academy is a non-profit organization of more than 12,000 musicians, producers and other recording professionals. Best known for the GRAMMY Awards, the Recording Academy is also responsible for numerous ground-breaking outreach programs involving education, human services and cultural enrichment.


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