Crafco, Inc. funds Steinway pianos at NAU

Don Brooks

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  The College of Arts and Letters at Northern Arizona University is pleased to announce that Crafco, Inc. recently pledged $100,000 to the School of Music.  Don Brooks, president of Crafco, Inc. and alumnus of NAU, is responsible for the gift, which will be distributed over a four year time-span.

  The donation will go to fund as many as seven Steinway pianos for the School of Music practice rooms.

  “Crafco’s generous gift could directly impact as many as 600 music majors and non-majors,” said Todd Sullivan, director of the School of Music.  “The piano is the one instrument common to all music degrees and all musical performance ensembles and is the single most important piece of equipment for musicians.”

  Our classrooms and performance spaces have been beautifully modernized by this wonderful addition.”

  Brooks graduated in 1976 with a BS in accounting.  His daughter, Lori Brooks, graduated in 2010 with a BA in elementary education, and sang in the Women’s Chorale and University Singers choir.  Brooks, and his wife, Sally, fondly remember coming to Flagstaff to hear their daughter sing at choir performances.

  "It’s important that alumni remember to give back to NAU in any way they can to support programs at the University that are important to them and the community," said Brooks. 

  Crafco, Inc. is a 36 year old pavement preservation company located in Chandler, AZ.  In 2012, Crafco, Inc. donated $25,000 for the Ardrey Memorial Auditorium Take a Seat Campaign, helping to replace 1400 seats in the auditorium on the Northern Arizona University Campus.

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