The Luther Allison Endowment Fund
a program of
The Blues Community Foundation, Chicago
The Bean Hollow Productions -   Forever Blues Project

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The Luther Allison Endowment Fund is a coordinated program of Bean Hollow Productions and the Chicago-based Blues Community Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Bruce Iglauer, President of Alligator Records, Luther's label under which he earned deserved acclaim in recent years. 

The purpose of the Luther Allison Endowment Fund

This is a permanent charitable fund established in memory of the great bluesman, Luther Allison. Anyone may contribute to this fund, at any time, and in any amount. Through tax-deductible gifts to this fund, many people have been able to acknowledge appreciation for the extraordinary gifts given to us by Luther Allison.

Indeed, this permanent fund serves as a tribute to all the great blues artists. The contributions to the fund are invested and the proceeds used to preserve the legacy of these historic figures as well as to be a catalyst for development and support of the blues music and artists of today and the future.

Luther inspired thousands of people worldwide with his love for others and his energy and passion for music. Thank you for your contribution to keep his spirit alive through the good work of The Luther Allison Endowment Fund of the Blues Community Foundation.

Click here to find out How and Why Bean Hollow Productions, The Forever Blues Project and the Luther Allison Endowment Fund Were Started

Click here to make a contribution to blues music and artists through the Luther Allison Endowment Fund.



Here's a note from BARBARA "TypezWToes" HAMMERMAN....

There are several terrific Foundations already doing good work in meeting emergency needs and recognizing significant contributions to the field. I contribute to those Foundations and Funds myself. This Endowment Fund is designed to be a complement to that fine work. The reason I chose to use my 50th birthday to underwrite the development of this project is to create a Fund that will stay intact FOREVER! I wanted to find some permanent way to honor the work and lives of our great Blues artists and to provide a way to harness resources to help address systemic challenges they face. For example, one of the first projects of the fund will be to create a national resource directory for use by artists and artists' management, Blues Clubs, and Blues Societies. General areas of needs to be addressed: Need for medical, legal and insurance assistance and ever present need for an educated public in order for Blues Music to be understood as the powerful historical, cultural force that it IS and has been. It was a logical step to partner with Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records President, in using the already existing Blues Community Foundation within which to establish this dedicated fund. Alligator was Luther's label under which he achieved significant and well deserved acclaim in the past few years.

I am personally gratified and Bean Hollow productions is PROUD to be partners with Bill Gilmore, Bruce Iglauer and Dick Shurman, members of the Board Of Directors of the Blues Community Foundation in making this unique contribution to the field of Philanthropy in music.

Every penny contributed The Luther Allison Endowment Fund will stay intact FOREVER. All contributions will be invested and income generated will be used to support approved projects.

I hope you enjoy reading here about our series of kick off parties in Blues Clubs around the country through  THE TOEZJAMTOUR and we invite your participation by printing and using this form.

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Pictured on picture to see full view....Miki Mulvehill, Rocky Brown and Barbara     ( l. to rt.) take time out during 1997 Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Awards weekend to plan the legacy fund to celebrate Luther's life and carry out his wishes.

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Your generosity has helped the family pay the medical bills, so now the memorial/medical fund is a permanent fund - The Luther Allison Endowment Fund - which will be here FOREVER to honor Luther and to help with special projects and assistance for blues artists, societies, clubs and the field of blues music.


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