The Bob Crewe Foundation, aka Crewe Foundation
, has appointed Reid Crewe as the organizations Vice President of Administration, it was announced by Chair and President, Dan Crewe. Ms. Crewe, who has served as Director of Grants for the Foundation since 2015, will continue to hold that position.
Based in Portland, Maine, the Foundation was founded in 2009 by brothers Bob and Dan Crewe. The former was the legendary songwriter and record producer of many hit songs, including Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; and the latter, Dan Crewe, was the business overseer behind the Crewe legacy. Ms. Crewe is Dan Crewes daughter.
Brothers Bob and Dan Crewe, spurred on by the success of the Broadway show, Jersey Boys, winning both Tony and Grammy awards, decided to pay it forward with the Foundation, which has a unique focus on Maine, and its prolific arts and music, and LGBTQ communities. Bob Crewe died in Maine in 2014.
The Crewe Charitable Trust was established in the spirit of giving back to the arts, and improving the lives, especially those of young people in the LGBTQ community, said Dan Crewe. My daughter Reid, who has grown up in an accepting environment, is uniquely suited to carry on the Crewe legacy.
The principal aim of The Crewe Foundation is to increase access to and visibility of the arts. Its mission is to support various organizations which nurture and support students, by funding fellowships, scholarships, and mentoring programs in fine arts and music. The Foundation is especially proud of the funding to the Maine College of Art Final to establish a program of video and gaming art.
I am so pleased to be stepping into this next role of leadership in Foundation, and to have a meaningful part in its mission, said Reid Crewe.