Tim Fink and Brittany Schaffer Named to I’ll Fly Away Foundation Advisory Board

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Foundation Awards Second Scholarship
Nashville, Tennessee….May 7, 2013….The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has announced the appointment of Tim Fink and Brittany Schaffer to their Advisory Board.  Fink and Schaffer join Duane Allen, Bob Brumley, Sheri Clark, Hank Adam Locklin and Lizzy Long in providing strategic leadership and oversight to the foundation’s programs, scholarships, outreach and fundraising.
Tim Fink has been the Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC since 1990. Fink’s tenure with the company has put him in a position to work closely with SESAC songwriters and publishers from a wide range of genres.  Appointed the head of the Nashville Writer/Publisher Relations team in 2002, Fink has been instrumental in building the company’s burgeoning roster of top songwriters resulting in the company’s unprecedented growth. Chicago-born and Wisconsin-raised, Fink attended the University of Wisconsin, before graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Recording Industry Management.
Brittany Schaffer is an attorney at Loeb & Loeb, LLP, in Nashville. She handles a diverse range of entertainment, copyright, trademark, right of publicity transactions, litigation and counseling primarily for clients in the music and publishing industries. Her principal clients include record labels, publishing companies, video production and live stage production companies, management companies, recording artists, producers, songwriters, authors and other parties in entertainment. She received her B.A. magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cumberland Law Review, and published articles on copyright law on the right of publicity.  In 2012, Brittany was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the “Mid-South’s Rising Stars” and by Variety magazine as one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders.”
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation also announced its second annual scholarship recipient of the 2013 Albert E. Brumley Scholarship. Nathan Aronowitz from Rogers, Arkansas who achieved a 4.14 GPA will receive this year’s award scholarship. Nathan will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee this fall and will be majoring in commercial music performance. His accomplishments include the Ozarks Blues Society (OBS) Blues Challenge 2011 winner, the OBS Interntaional Blues Challenge Showcase (2009, 2010), the OBS Representative International Blues Challenge – Memphis (2012), Woodsong Old Time Radio Show (2012), King Biscuit Radio Show (2009,2010,2012), Honor Student at Rogers High School (2009-2012), All Region Jazz Piano (1st chair)- 2011, All Region Jazz Guitar (1st chair) – 2011, the Arkansas Governor’s School under the area of instrumental music (piano & percussion) – 2012,  and the RHS Mounties Band Sweepstakes Award (2012).
ABOUT I’LL FLY AWAY FOUNDATION:
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to music education and preserving America’s musical heritage. The foundation is an approved 501c(3) which launched in 2011 in honor of Albert E. Brumley who in 1932 wrote “I’ll Fly Away” which is one of the most recognized songs in the world ever recorded. Brumley has been described as the pre-eminent gospel songwriter of the 20th century with over 800 published songs. Other titles included “Turn Your Radio On,” “I’ll Meet You in the Morning” and “Rank Strangers to Me.”  Betsy Brumley serves as its leader and has dedicated her life to creating opportunities which foster music education and preserving the country’s rich music history. For more information go to www.illflyawayfoundation.org

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