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Nick and Lorie Howley Contribute $6 Million to the Expansion of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum

Nick and Lorie Howley, in conjunction with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, today announced a $6 million donation set to benefit educational programs and spaces in the museum’s new expansion. The gift is the first in a series of major gifts that will be announced leading up to the museum’s expansion and renovation groundbreaking event this Fall.

This gift will go to support the renovation and build-out of the new state-of-the-art “Howley Family Student Center,” a teaching center that will be used as the primary location to provide educational programming for students, educators and interns through the use of studios, stages, instruments, recording and mixing equipment and other musical gear to facilitate the interactive learning experience.

“We are grateful to the Howley’s for their continued support of the Rock Hall’s mission to engage, teach and inspire future generations of musicians, which we hope will one day reside within the walls of our new home,” said the museum’s President & CEO, Greg Harris.

Additionally, the funds will create the “Howley Rockers Program,” which will provide free on-site and online education programs, led by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame educators, for school-age students (K – 12) at both private and parochial schools nationwide that are supported by the Howley family and/or The Howley Foundation. It will also underwrite the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s participation in the Saint Martin de Porres High School Corporate Work Study Program for the next 16 years.

Nick Howley has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since May of 2016, and is a member of the Education committee.

Further information about the Rock Hall’s expansion is forthcoming including the date of the groundbreaking.

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