In response to the tragic events of August 11 and 12, a free concert was organized to promote healing and unity. A Concert for Charlottesville, held on September 24, 2017, at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium, featured the following performers:
Dave Matthews Band • Pharrell Williams • Justin Timberlake • Stevie Wonder • Chris Stapleton • Ariana Grande • The Roots • Brittany Howard • Cage the Elephant
While the Concert was free to all, attendees were encouraged to make a donation to benefit victims of the events of August 11 and 12 and their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice in the Charlottesville community and nationally. More than 3,000 community members, UVA alumni, and individuals and businesses from around the globe responded with an outpouring of generosity. A total of $1.4 million was donated through a combination of merchandise sales, fan donations from around the world, and individual and corporate contributions.
The money received as part of the Concert for Charlottesville is housed at the Community Foundation and has been the primary contributor of the healing work conducted by the Heal Charlottesville Fund. The funding provides direct assistance to survivors, trauma counseling services for the broader community, targeted investment in the Jewish community, and grants to address structural racism and its impacts. Since August 2017, approximately $1.39 million has been distributed to survivors, individuals, businesses and community organizations in our community across a multi-pronged response. To learn more about ways the donations to the Concert for Charlottesville have been deployed, visit our Healing Charlottesville page.
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