PRN Alumni Foundation is proud to welcome to the stage at Aria, the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of Funk in one golden thread; the incomparable Maceo Parker!
By Chris Riemenschneider
He liked to get his hair done before going to bed. You could often tell his mood by how well he was dressed. And he once wrote a script for a New Kids on the Block movie that never came to be.
Continue reading “Star Tribune: Prince had his hair done before bed, and other ‘alumni’ stories at U symposium”
We are honored to be participating in the prestigious “Prince From Minneapolis” Symposium at the University of Minnesota on April 18, 2018.
We will have #Love4Rosie shirts available onsite and hope to see you there.
Support Rosie Gaines on her journey to wellness with an exclusive shirt designed by former Paisley Park artist Steve Parke. This initiative is presented to you with the support and sincere thanks of Rosie’s daughter LaToya. Proceeds will go directly to Rosie.
Check out the new ‘Positivity’ and ‘Purple Protector’ shirts available now. All proceeds go to the PRN Alumni Foundation and it’s ongoing work to support youth programs dedicated to the education, enrichment and expression of music and the arts, support urban farming initiatives and help alumni members in need.
We received some great comments from our recent ’30 Years of Paisley Park’ events:
Elisa Joseph — Charlotte, NC: Its been a great day where we got to hear from people who were close to him. (This event) really has created a sense of community for all of us. The most important thing is that we continue to support the legacy and that we continue to give to the alumni organization itself because it is the philanthropic arm of the work he does. More than that, it was a celebration of who he was as a man and as an artist and as a magical being.
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KING to perform at concert benefiting area nonprofits
By Harry Colbert, Jr., Managing Editor, @HarryColbertJr
Prince left us with many gifts before his untimely passing.
The man who made it hip to say you were from Minnesota … who put First Avenue on the map … who made Lake Minnetonka a household name worldwide … who was Bruno Mars before Bruno Mars (and much better at it) … left an indelible legacy in music, in film and in our hearts. But there’s another legacy that Prince left behind … his legacy of philanthropic giving.
During his existence here on earth, Prince Rogers Nelson gave countless amounts of money to those in need and to worthy causes. This wasn’t celebrated during the artist’s life because for the most part … outside of a select few … most never knew about Prince’s giving. Many of the recipients of Prince’s generosity were unaware as to who was their benefactor.
Continue reading “Insight News: Paisley Park Alums Honor Prince”
By Jon Bream / Star Tribune
Former Paisley Park employees launch charitable foundation to support Prince’s favorite causes.
While Prince’s heirs are busy trying to figure out what to do with his music and intellectual property, some of his ex-employees are determined to carry on his charity work.
Several former Purple people have formed the PRN Alumni Foundation (as in Prince Rogers Nelson — he often used PRN for some of his businesses).
Prince Paisley Park Alumni Launch Charitable Foundation in His Honor
6/9/2017 by Gail Mitchell – Billboard.com
As Prince’s birthday week (June 7) comes to a close, a new foundation is being launched in his honor. The nonprofit PRN (Prince Rogers Nelson) Alumni Foundation — whose board of directors is comprised of former Paisley Park employees — is dedicated to aiding the various causes and charities that Prince supported over the years.