Endowed Fund

Ken Pinckney became the Little Falls public schools’ instrumental music director in 1939. Throughout his four-decade tenure, he brought a passionate and generous love of music that reached beyond the four walls of his classroom. Daughter Patricia Pinckney reflected on a childhood steeped in the arts. “Music is a forever gift to children from parents, teachers and the entire community,” she said.

In that spirit, and to honor her parents’ belief that every child who wants to play an instrument should have the opportunity to do so, Patricia has partnered with the Initiative Foundation to establish Playing it Forward: The Kenneth and Evelyn Pinckney Young Musicians’ Fund.