Music Motivates Meaning

We are Crescendo for a Cause, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and Presidential Volunteer Service Award certifying organization. Our mission is to improve music education in underserved areas and to utilize music performance as a vehicle for advocacy and community service.


Over $35,000 fundraised through our initiatives

$30,000 worth of instruments donated to Chicagoland communities

Hundreds of live/virtual therapeutic performances

Recent Performances

Under normal circumstances, we perform in-person at retirement homes and elderly facilities. It is one of the cornerstones of our foundation and it brings great joy to performers and residents alike. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, we have been hosting virtual concerts on YouTube, compiled from clips sent to us by student musicians.

In The News
  • Chicago Tribune


    Stevenson students ‘spread the joy of music’ through videos sent to elderly at facilities on lockdown due to the coronavirus

  • Daily Herald


    Stevenson seniors create Crescendo for a Cause for community service

  • The CW The Jam


    Real Chicagoans | Crescendo For A cause

Our Impact
Crescendo for a Cause


Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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