Gibson has more to give. The 125-year-old guitar brand, which recently began to re-emerge from bankruptcy, has relaunched its Gibson Foundation and appointed Dendy Jarrett as the nonprofit's new executive director.
Since 2002, the foundation has given away thousands of guitars and more than $30 million in donations to youth-focused or healing music programs like Notes for Notes, MusiCares and The Grammy Foundation. Jarrett, a 30-year music industry veteran who moves over from the Gibson-owned site Harmony Central, will join Gibson's Nashville headquarters and report to the newly-formed Foundation Board.
“The power of music has enriched every part of my life,” Jarrett said in a statement. “To be able to create music programs and share the gift of music on a worldwide scale through the Gibson Foundation is a lifelong dream.”