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Jourdan Urbach to perform at WAFF 10 Year Celebration Gala

Jourdan Urbach

Jourdan Urbach was named by Teen People Magazine as one of the “Twenty Teens Who Will Change the World,” and certainly not without reason. The We Are Family Foundation is proud to announce that this 2011 Global Teen Leader will be performing at our upcoming 10 Year Celebration Gala!

Jourdan accepting the World of Children
Nobel Prize for Global Child Advocacy, 2010

Jourdan has received international acclaim for his work as a violinist, recording artist, producer, science researcher and philanthropist. At just the age of seven, Jourdan developed a keen interest in neurology after visiting the pediatric ICU at Beth Israel North Hospital in New York City. He witnessed the isolated and underserved young patients suffering from devastating neurological diseases. It was then that he knew he could use his talent for music to positively change the world.

New children’s hospital beds for the
Ghana/Togo clinic funded by Children
Helping Children/Concerts for a Cure.
Soon afterwards, Jourdan created his first foundation, Children Helping Children/Concerts For a Cure, to raise money for neurological research and innovative in-hospital music therapy & music delivery programs. Concerts for a Cure has provided 1,000 cochlear implants for children who couldn’t hear; created music delivery programs in neonatal and pediatric bone marrow transplant wards; and now funds the largest music therapy program in the US at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. Jourdan has performed numerous sold-out concerts at legendary venues like Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center and has, to date, raised $4.8 million dollars for his cause. While at Yale, he founded the International Coalition for College Philanthropists to encourage non-profit fundraising on college campuses; and was named Goodwill Ambassador & Artist-in-Residence for the UN’s Arts for Peace.

Jourdan performing at Lincoln Center
Jourdan is such an inspiration to the We Are Family Foundation and continues to be awarded for his amazing and impactful work. WAFF is proud to celebrate his achievements and cannot wait for his upcoming performance at the Gala!

To get you excited about his (soon-to-be) awe-inspiring performance, check out some of Jourdan’s glowing reviews:

NY Observer: “every bit the prodigy...brilliant...impossible not to like…”

NY Concert Review: “playing was superlative in every way…impeccable technique…exquisite artistry…Urbach is a violinist that dares to challenge himself and thrives."

To learn more about Jourdan’s work as a musician, scholar, and philanthropist, please visit:

If you are interested in supporting our GTLs and learning more about our Gala, please visit: Help Us Raise 10k By Our 10 Year Gala!

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