Heavy Metal Band Metallica Donates $100K to Lone Star Community CollegeDecember 27, 2018 |
by Monica Levitan
Metallica, a popular heavy metal band, has donated $100,000 to Lone Star Community College in Houston in addition to nine other community colleges as a part of the band’s foundation All Within My Hands.
The foundation is focused on creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other important local services, according to its website.
All Within My Hands will partner with the American Association of Community Colleges to establish a new program called the Metallica Scholars, ABC-affiliate KXXV reported.
“All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about,” said Metallica band member Lars Ulrich during the announcement. “We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”
Metallica Scholars recipients will be chosen from a competitive application process and will offer necessary job skill training for students, reinvest in areas that supported the band through its most recent American tour and aid the influence of Metallica to increase the importance of technical and career education.
“…We hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system,” Dr. Edward Frank, executive director of All Within My Hands told KXXV. “The foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”
The other community colleges that received a $100,000 donation from All Within My Hands include: Central Piedmont Community College, Clackamas Community College, College of Lake County, Community College of Baltimore County, Gateway Technical College, Grand Rapids Community College, North Idaho College, Spokane Community College and Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology.
Each college are all American Association of Community Colleges members and are located near stops on the band’s 2017-2019 WorldWired Tour.