Jazz Studies student Spencer Lemann has received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Lemann will be recognized for his work with Music Mends Minds, a nonprofit that creates musical support groups for patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Lemann has volunteered with Music Mends Minds since its founding in 2014, serving as a student advisor and composing and performing the organization’s theme song.
Lemann has worked with numerous other philanthropies, such as Lemonade Warriors and Keep Families Together. Carol Rosenstein, co-founder and director of Music Mends Minds, will present Lemann’s award at the National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 7.