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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Estate gift benefits Community Music Center

By David Nguyen


Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Music Center (CMC) will be receiving some much-needed equipment thanks to a generous gift of $20,000 from the Jack Malcom estate. The gift funded the purchase of 8 digital pianos and other musical instruments, and will also support scholarships to help low-income students access music lessons.


Located in Southeast Portland, the Community Music Center serves families across the Portland area and support those with limited economic means by increasing access to music performances and educational opportunities. 


All the music equipment will be delivered by Classic Pianos at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, January 4.  The first class of 6 to 9 year olds using the new pianos will occur on Tuesday, January 10 at 4:00 to 4:45 pm. The public and media are invited to both events.

Jack Malcom estate donates $20,000 to Southeast Portland's Community Music Center

Steve Beaven in The Oregonian

Two years after his death, Jack Malcom still giving back to Gresham area