Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

Inspiring area youth by supporting music education in the classrooms of North Alabama

Huntsville, AL   |

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Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

EIN: 47-4056361


Inspiring area youth by supporting music education in the classrooms of North Alabama

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Evan Billiter

Main address

PO Box 18411

Huntsville, AL 35804 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Concerts In the Classroom

The “Concerts in the Classroom" program is the brainchild of Dave Gallaher and Nukes bassist Rick Godfrey, and is MDMEF’s flagship program. The program introduces students to local musicians and stimulates young minds with the joy of live performances, and also inspires an interest in academics through the medium of music.

These lessons provide an opportunity for students to enjoy a variety of academic subjects, songwriting, and storytelling. Like Dave, the musicians that come to the classrooms have a passion for their artistry and provide musical knowledge, along with keen insight into the relationship between music and the world around us.

The classroom concerts include lesson plans created jointly by the schools, musicians and MDMEF. These programs reflect appropriate academic standards for the grade levels involved. At the end of each program, time is allotted for an open discussion where students are encouraged to ask the musicians questions. Music is used as a tool to inspire and inform students on virtually any subject, while enjoying the private experience of seeing music created up close.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Foundation works with local musicians, educators and music teachers to support and promote music education in North Alabama. The Danny Hall Memorial Scholarship is part of that mission, and provides a year of weekly music lessons for 4 young musicians. Through this scholarship program, MDMEF hopes to foster talented young musicians, and enable them to progress in their craft.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups

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    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Evan Billiter

Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2024
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Board chair

Evan Billiter

Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation

Term: 2023 - 2024

Evan Billiter

Dennis Keim

Susan Kircher

Jessica Bolling

Thomas Moss

Michael Kaylor

Mark Torstenson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/18/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/18/2023

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.