EIF Appeals to Entertainment Community for Unity in Disaster Relief


Music for Relief’s Advisory Council Includes Leaders from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, United Nations Office of Coordinated Humanitarian Affairs, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Fire Department

CAA, ICM Partners, Paradigm, UTA, WME, CBS, Fox, NBCUniversal, MPTF, Maverick,
Film Independent and Sherry Lansing Foundation, Are First Among Industry to Pledge Collaboration of Relief Efforts Through EIF’s Music for Relief

AUGUST 22, 2018 – The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), which recently announced Music for Relief as its official crisis relief program, is appealing to the entertainment community to join forces when disaster strikes by utilizing the expertise and services of Music for Relief to support survivors in the wake of a natural disaster. EIF is circulating a pledge to leaders in the creative community, requesting their collaborative efforts in response to the increasing number of global disasters that affect millions of people each year.

With an advisory council that includes a team of experts in the field of crisis response including Dr. Irwin Redlener (National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University), Regine Webster (Center for Disaster Philanthropy), Marissa Aho (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Los Angeles), Denise Gilliam (Office of Response and Recovery, FEMA) and Graham Everett (Los Angeles Fire Department), Music for Relief will activate in response to natural disasters by providing critical guidance and infrastructure to the entertainment community and mobilizing efforts to best serve those impacted by a disaster.

Said EIF President and CEO Nicole Sexton, “In response to natural disasters, the entertainment community quickly and generously provides assistance to those in need. EIF’s Music for Relief is taking a leadership role in the preparation for disasters that will allow us to access our collective power and magnify our impact for those affected.”

“Disaster relief has played a significant role in the history of EIF,” said Board Chair Chris Silbermann. “Through Music for Relief, EIF continues its service to the industry by offering a gateway to giving in critical times of need.”

Music for Relief maintains partnerships with prominent humanitarian organizations and on-the-ground, grassroots teams to provide aid when and where it is needed. Within 48 hours of a natural disaster of a size and scale that overwhelms community resources, Music for Relief will engage those who pledged their collaboration to deliver critical information from its advisory council and strategize on the creative community’s response. With natural disasters occurring more frequently and becoming more costly than ever before, Music for Relief will serve as the industry’s trusted resource for disaster preparedness and response.

To sign the Music For Relief Unity Pledge, please contact Whitney Showler at wshowler@eifoundation.org.

To support Music For Relief, EIF’s Disaster Relief and Recovery Program, please click musicforrelief.org/donate

About Music for Relief
Music for Relief, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is dedicated to providing aid to survivors and communities affected by natural disasters. Founded by the band Linkin Park in 2005, the program aims to support immediate and long-term disaster recovery with a primary goal of making a powerful and sustainable impact in highly affected areas. Throughout its first twelve years, Music for Relief responded to more than 30 natural disasters across four continents providing funding for immediate relief and long-term recovery with a focus on sustainability. In March of 2018, Music for Relief joined forces with EIF to amplify the results of its disaster relief and recovery work.


About Entertainment Industry Foundation 
Since 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) has harnessed the collective power of the entertainment community to raise awareness and over $1 billion for critical health, educational and social issues. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entire entertainment community – cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility – EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. Stand Up to Cancer, a division of EIF dedicated to accelerating the pace of cancer research, will host its sixth biennial televised fundraising special on September 7th.

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Contact Information:
Michelle Suess
Entertainment Industry Foundation

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