My grandparents, James and Flo Verhalen, have done a lot of amazing things. Some years back they set up a foundation which gives our family the rare opportunity to do something for those in need. Lately my cousins and I (all 19 or us) have stepped up, helping the causes that we have connections to. Before I left Nashville, we set up a grant for the W.O. Smith Music School, an amazing institution that provides loaner instruments and lessons (50 cents/lesson) for children from low-income families. With an incredible volunteer faculty and a staff that’s truly dedicated to the kids and the music, this is a magical place that is accomplishing something very real and very good. We were so excited to help fund their 2011 Summer Music Camp.