Improving Children’s Lives Through Music
Who We Are
The song “I’ll Fly Away” was written in 1932 by Albert E Brumley and is one of the most recognized songs in the world. Albert had plans to start a music themed foundation but he died in 1977 before he could complete it. 34 years later, his granddaughter Betsy and her husband Kevin picked up the baton to fulfill Albert’s last dream. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation was founded in 2011 by husband and wife team Betsy Brumley and Kevin Bernier.
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation’s mission is: Educating our children through musical expression while preserving our musical heritage. Music is vital to our children and their success. Statistics show that children who are involved in some sort of music program have 24% higher test scores, have an 18% higher graduation rate, a 7.2 higher I. Q. points. 96% of Principals feel music encourages students and motivates them to stay in school.