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The Joseph Gomoll Foundation, Inc.

Fighting Epilepsy with Music

aka Joey's Song

Sun Prarie, WI


The Joseph Gomoll Foundation is dedicated to raising significant monies to increase awareness and to fund research for seizure disorders. Our primary fundraising vehicles will be the sale of the series of CD's known as Joey's Song and live benefit concerts.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Kevin Baird


Mr. Michael Gomoll

Main Address

933 Norridge Dr

Sun Prarie, WI 53590 USA


Joey's Song, Epilepsy, Seizures





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

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What we aim to solve

Additional funding is needed to further research into the causes of and a cure for epilepsy.

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Joey's Song Volume 1

Joey's Song for Kids Volume 1

Joey's Song Volume 2

Joey's Song for Kids Volume 2

Joey's Song Country CD

2019 Charity Concert

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Raise significant funds for epilepsy research and patient care services for children with special needs.

We will build relationships within the music industry in order to produce highest quality compilation CDs and to hold live benefit concerts.
We will build upon each successful CD release by recruiting higher profile artists to donate their music.
We will continue to build our donor base and to build our social media presence to enable us to better market our CDs.

Management at The Joseph Gomoll Foundation is led by two individuals each with 25+ years at IBM. One specializes in sales, the other in marketing.
Industry partners include Omnivore Recordings (over 30 years in the music industry, providing industry consulting) led by 3 time Grammy nominee Cheryl Pawlwski, Clearway Street (providing licensing expertise), A to Z Media (providing CD production) and AirPlay Direct.

Indicators will be:
Increase in donations, year to year
Increase in Product Sales, year to year
Growth in profile of artists donating to the Joey's Song line of CDs

To date we have released5 CDs featuring artists like Rosanne Cash, Crash Test Dummies, The Knack, Neko Case, Cowboy Junkies, Montgomery Gentry, Aaron Tippin, Kevin Sharp and dozens of other award winning artists.

We have been awarded a Google Grant worth $40,000/month for use with AdWords advertising.

We have held 6 live benefit concerts, one each in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Revenue from each show has risen from $15,000 in 2011 to roughly $40,000 each year from 2014 on.

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