Hart/Lage Endowed Music Memorial Fund

  • A permanently endowed fund, will ensure that generations of Carman-Ainsworth children will have the opportunity to thrive as part of the instrumental music family. The endowed fund will eliminate the need to fundraise to provide monies for instruments (flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, violins and violas). Interest earned from the fund each year will be used to purchase necessary instruments.

    CAEF monetary donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Checks or money orders can be made out to the “CAEF”(note in the memo line - Hart/Lage Endowed Music Fund). Your entire donation will directly impact children by supporting their educational efforts in music education. Contributions will be acknowledged by the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    Please send your donations to: C-AEF; Hart/Lage Endowed Music Fund; G-3475 W. Court Street; Flint MI 48532

    Please contact Lisa Murphy at lmurphy@carmanainsworth.org for information.


    Photo of Kyle Hart  

    The Kyle Eileen Hart Music Memorial Fund was established in 1999 in memory and honor of Kyle Hart, a Carman-Ainsworth beginning fifth grade baritone student, who unexpectedly and tragically died too young. The Fund was created to provide instruments typically provided by families: flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, violins and violas. The Fund ensured that ALL children, regardless of the family’s financial situation, were able to participate in instrumental music.    

    Since the inception of the Fund, thousands of children have been afforded the opportunity to join the instrumental music family of Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.  


    Photo of Marion Lage  

    Marion Dale Lage was a life-long passionate educator and ardent supporter of the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools music program. Marion was an educator for nearly 70 years, including a six month journey to China in her seventies where she taught English to Chinese nationals. She was actively involved in the arts, playing the piano and organ, and instilled her love of music in her five children who all played instruments. Marion was a pillar for the instrumental music programs at Carman-Ainsworth and never missed a concert in 19 years before her passing. Although Marion never “officially” taught instrumental music, she was aware that music programs, especially those focused on making music, played an essential role in the development of social skills and emotional awareness in children.