A special thanks to our Founders Club Members
Anthony Capolino - Alex & Robyn Gellman - Toni & Ken Caruso- Brian Baldwin - Philip Lochner - Mani Kontokanis -Tiffany Lochner - Scott Longurst - Blair Osborn - Jeanette Evans - William Zarn - John Goldenberg - Chuck Hildebrant - Bill Burton - Kurt and Cynthia Bevacqua - Chad Tuttle - Rod Hanson - Kris Von Hoetzendorff - Frank Scura - Carrington Hildebrand - Dennis Kamp - Wendy & Alyssa Martinez - Roger Ketelsleger - Kathryn Miller - Robert Miller - Eric & Trish Chase - Grant & Negeen Cooper - Lance & Nikki Herell - Jamie Harris - Jeffrey Clutter - Craig Frost - Johnny & Blair Crawford - Billy & Lacey Dawson - Jim & Sarah Tracy - Ryan Furginson - Patrick Lien - Brius Telecom - Keith Drucker - Steven Nicley - Robert & Alex Kodama - Richard Statler - Dan Piche - Craig Frost - Sue Frost - Robert Jystad - Bill & Stacie D'Agostino - Bill Sr & Mari D'Agostino - Chad Tuttle - Julio & Jon Putlik - Bob Istwan - Garrett Miranda - Gary & Kathy Miranda - Bernard & Claire Borghei - Ariel Rubin - Mike Belski - Ann Plasencia - Charlie Mischel - Clayton Funk - Mark Schuh - Ryan McBreen - Jon Hester - Emily Buttorff - Patrick Healey - Nancy & Ted Whyte - Blayne & Leslie McArthur - Bart Van Aardenne - Katy Zuch & April Ahrens
Recognizing Our Honorary Founders
We want to give special recognition to our honorary founders of Music Movement
Ken Caruso, Founder of Inland Valley Construction, has supported Music Movement from our inception over a decade ago. He was a beacon of a great human, friend, father & business man with enormous generosity and humility. We love you, we miss you, Ken but your legacy lives on. We will never forget all that you did for our charity and the ASD community. Your sweet daughter, Toni and your family continue to show up for us, now more than ever. Thank you Caruso family!
10-05-1995 - 12-07-2020
Our Music Movement family is humbled and honored to celebrate the life of this incredible soul that passed far too early. Garrett lived with Aspergers and he lived his life to the very fullest. Music was his passion and he was an extremely talented musician. He was a songwriter, guitar and drums player; there wasn’t an instrument he couldn’t play with a vengeance and passion that lit up the world. The generous donations from his loving family and friends will directly fund our programs for the Autistic Community. Rest in sweet peace, Garrett and know we promise to honor your life with service through the gift of music.
William J. Gillespie
Bill Gillespie was born and raised in Orange County and supported over 100 charities in the county of Orange for over 28 years through The William Gillespie Foundation. He never said “no” to someone in need. He was on the Board of American Ballet Theatre New York City and brought ABT here to Orange County for the Youth Ballet Studies. Music and the love of dance was a part of Bill’s DNA. He will be greatly missed but his legacy lives on. Introducing Bill to Music Movement was a perfect fit.
Thomas Lowell Steele
01-13-1959 ~ 10-7-2020
It is with a heavy heart that the Wireless Industry Family lost a treasured man last year. He cared deeply for the Music Movement mission and we are so touched to have received donations in his honor.
Tom was born on January 13, 1959. As a child, he grew up on a farm, with 4 brothers and 5 sisters, where his love for farm animals, farming, and work ethic began. At the age of 14, he started his first job at his grandfather's horse farm and has carried on the tradition to his own farm baling hay with his grandchildren.
As a member of the senate of his Rock Island High School Class of 1977, his ability to lead others was evident. He started his entrepreneurship installing guard rails which eventually lead to creating the T. Steele Construction legacy in 1997. He will be remembered as a boss who deeply cared for his employees and treated everyone like family. He owned several businesses including Xcel Consultants, Steele's Farm, Steele's Pond, and many others. He was also a partner in B.S. Crane and QC Blasting and Coating. Describing Tom as a work-a-holic would be an understatement!
He was united in marriage to Wendy (Walker) Steele on April 13, 1997. Family meant everything to Tom and was just a way of life. He encouraged his 8 children to work hard, be honest, and live down the street.
As an AA mentor, Tom recently received his 30-year chip and was proud of this accomplishment. He truly believed in the AA program and everything it stood for. He recited the Serenity Prayer each night to bring peace, faith, and certainty to his heart.
Tom dedicated his life to family, work, and God. The way he died is just like the way he lived: Strong Like Bull.
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