Jack White Gives $200,000 to National Recording Preservation Foundation


Story by Anne Erickson

Jack White donates funds to help the National Recording Preservation Foundation

Former White Stripes singer Jack White has donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s related to the Library of Congress, to help “stem the flow of serious losses to America’s unparalleled radio, music and recorded sound heritage.”

“With this contribution we can now put up our basic structure, begin enacting the preservation plan — and give out our first grants,” NRPF Executive Director Gerald Seligman said in an official statement. “We’re committed to doing that right away, and certainly within the coming months.”

While White’s donation will help the NRPF in the initial stages of the project, chairman Sam Brylawski hopes other will be moved to donate to the group so they can “preserve and make accessible recent and historical recordings (that are) at risk of loss.”

On top of donating funds to the National Recording Preservation Foundation, White will also serve on sit on the organization’s board of directors.

Jack White has been in a giving mood this year. Back in June, the singer was identified as the anonymous donor that paid the $142,000 in taxes that enabled Detroit’s Masonic Temple to avoid foreclosure.



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