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Our Story

Music. A vibrational, harmonic event set in time. Now that sounds fancy but it’s actually quite simple. Think of it as a connection.
A connection that wasn’t there before someone tapped a drum, sang a note or strummed some strings. We as a society can use these connections to bring the healing power of music to those who need it. That’s why we started the Alchemy Sky Foundation.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Alchemy Sky Foundation brings the healing power of music to those who need it.  We partner with organizations in the community as well as a broad network of music and health professionals to create needs-based programs for our clients.

Board Members

Carol Fink

Board Member

Carol is Director of Executive Relations at Verizon. In her current role, she has responsibility for voice of the customer analytics and process improvements across Verizon’s major businesses. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Business from the University of South Florida.

Daniel Sage

Board Member

Daniel is a Certified Public Accountant in Atlanta, GA. H's an auditor at an Atlanta based public accounting firm and manages many of the firm’s engagements in various industries. He's a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and participates in the Association of General Contractors Young Leader Program. He holds a B.B.A in accounting from the University of Georgia and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University.

Hali Hill

Board Member

Hali is in-house counsel at Inspire Brands. In her current role, she provides support to the Marketing Department on day-to-day legal matters. Hali has a passion for intellectual property, and during law school, she worked at a law firm on Music Row in Nashville. She holds a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law.

JT Wu

Board Member

JT serves as Director of Corporate Development at Prospira PainCare. Prior to helping improve outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain, JT assisted in raising cross-border debt capital in the Leveraged Finance groups of both Citigroup and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and has also liaised on international economic policy with the U.S. State Department. An avid musician and Georgia native, JT graduated cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Alan Jones

Board Member

Alan is CEO and owner of Hifi Buys in Atlanta. He has worked in the audio business all his life and is driven by his passion for music of all types. The ways that music affects people has been of particular interest to him over his 30 plus year journey in the industry.

Thomas Longoria

Board Member

Tom is a professor of public administration at Texas State University. Tom has published numerous scholarly articles on a variety of topics including nonprofit management, local government politics and administration, and human resources management. He holds a B.A. from Pan American University and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Heather Petero

Advisor

Heather is a musician, singer, teacher and performer. At the age of eighteen, she started leading and directing church choirs. Heather attended Union University in Jackson, TN and Clayton State College and University in Morrow, GA as a music performance major. For over thirty years, she has studied formal vocal technique and trained with world-class vocal coaches in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta. She teaches and trains artists of all ages, styles and levels in piano, voice, and songwriting in her home studio.

Mitchell Korn

Advisor

Mitchell is one of our nation’s most important leaders in cultural and philanthropic strategic planning and interdisciplinary education. He has created the nations most enduring arts education initiatives. He is Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University Senior Lecturer, the Founder and President of MitchellKornArts, a Bard College Senior Fellow and a former Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Yale School of Music lecturer.

Debbie Bowling

Advisor

Debbie has over 30 years experience in the nonprofit sector as a leader and consultant. She has extensive experience in grant writing, fundraising and advocacy. She is also the author of the award winning book, THE MEMORY OF FLIGHT. She holds a BS and MS from the University of Alabama.

Jaye Budd

Founder

Jaye is a musician in Atlanta, GA. He started ASF in response to the gap between the needs of the community and the power of music. Jaye spent 13 years in the telecommunications industry as well as other ventures in consumer electronics and IT. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

The Alchemy Sky Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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