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We believe that marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do;

therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities.

Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund is seeking Board Members. FWMTF’s mission is to increase access to music therapy in Texas. The Board will support the work of FWMTF and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. We believe that marginalized communities must be centered in the work we do; therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities.

Specific Board Member responsibilities:

  • Know FWMTF’s mission, programs, and needs 
  • Faithfully read and understand FWMTF’s financial statements 
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization 
  • Leverage connections and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve our mission 
  • Consider FWMTF a philanthropic priority and make contributions within personal capacity
  • Prepare for and conscientiously participate in (quarterly) board meetings 
  • Participate fully in committees and on special projects when needed
  • Represent FWMTF to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensure FWMTF’s commitment to a diverse board that reflects the community we serve
  • Follow bylaws and policies set by FWMTF
  • Sign a conflict-of-interest disclosure and disclose potential conflicts 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • A pre-existing passion for making therapy accessible and equitable
  • A commitment to and understanding of FWMTF’s target beneficiaries, preferably based on experience 
  • A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and collaborating with other individuals and organizations
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility

Board terms

FWMTF’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment. Service on FWMTF’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties. 

 

The next term begins 1/1/2022

and ends 12/31/2023.

 

Please submit Letter of Interest

to info@fwmusictherapyfund.org.

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“Scarlett has made great progress since beginning music therapy in October! Her ability to focus and follow directions has immensely improved.

– Carlee Efeney, MT-BC, Music Therapist of Grant Recipient

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for the benefit provided by this scholarship, but rather hope to demonstrate its value to me through whatever professional endeavors await me as a Texas music therapist.”

– Anthony Hunter, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“This scholarship offers an amazing opportunity for music therapy interns and an impactful one for me as I become a music therapist. Overall, this scholarship is a blessing and a reminder of gratitude that will greatly influence how I finish the remainder of my internship and give back in the future.”

– Gabriella Bernard, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“We are very happy to have received this fund.  My daughter will benefit a lot from this therapy.”

– Parent of Music Therapy Grant Recipient

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“With the scholarship, I have been able to look towards future goals and needs such as graduate school and my living expenses during that time. By this time next year, I hope to have started a graduate degree program with my (soon to be service) dog Monty by my side–and this was all made more possible with FWMTF’s help.”

– Ali Esparza, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

“I believe, given enough time, he will regain some of his speech … I have great hope for and belief in this therapy and because of your largesse, my husband will be able to have music therapy more often than he is getting it now. I cannot adequately express our gratitude for your financial generosity and your generosity of spirit.”

– Spouse of Music Therapy Grant Recipient

Our Grant And Scholarship Recipients Say:

Prior to being awarded this scholarship, I was juggling a myriad of things within my personal, academic, and pre-professional (internship) life … When I received the Intern Scholarship, it really had a major positive effect on my mental and emotional health and alleviated so many of my stressors!

– Nia Imani Williams, Music Therapy Intern Scholar

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