Biamp is proud to announce that Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, and Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation have been selected as the winners of our 2021 charitable grant program.
Selected by our charitable leadership committee, each organization receives this award in recognition of their efforts to enrich the communities in which we work, live, and play. Through this committee, Biamp lends support to global organizations which share the company’s vision for using audiovisual technology and engineering to enhance the lives of those in need.
“Our mission is to connect people through extraordinary experiences, not only in the AV industry but throughout our communities as well, and I’m incredibly proud to partner with and support organizations that share this vision,” said Rashid Skaf, Biamp President, CEO, and co-Chairman. “Each of our grant winners is making an impact in local and underserved communities and helping to connect people through the power of audiovisual technology. We look forward to being a part of their continued growth.”
As a company, we’re committed to supporting programs that encourage a love of sound in young audiences. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls works to “build confidence and self-esteem through music creation and performance, encouraging women, girls, and gender expansive folk through collaborative music creation.” Our grant to Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp for Girls directly benefits the purchase and maintenance of audio equipment that the program can reuse for several seasons, allowing attendees to express themselves for years to come.
Founded in 1958 as a local chapter of the nation’s largest arts-in-education organization, Young Audiences of Oregon merged with a smaller chapter in Vancouver to become Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington. Over the last 30 years, Young Audiences has steadily grown in scope and programming, evolving from presenting only classical music performances in its early years to currently offering a full range of educational arts programming in multiple disciplines and cultures, and is the only arts organization in the region to do so.
Since 1959, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has taken an active role in protecting the health of Oregonians. Through nine direct service programs related to sight, hearing and health assistance, the Foundation has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of youths and adults in the state. Offering consistent access and critical health solutions to the most vulnerable members of our community who are uninsured or under-insured, the foundation believes it is crucial to reach out to under-served populations, particularly where geography, language, or cultural barriers may present challenges to accessing preventative care and appropriate follow-up.
In addition to the grant program, the charitable leadership committee also promotes volunteer opportunities for Biamp employees. Past and current partner organizations include the Biamp PDX Jazz Festival, Theater in the Grove, Shared_Studios, and Habitat for Humanity