Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Sixten!

We are excited to report that on Sunday, September 28, we celebrated Sixten's 8th birthday! In addition to a few family and friends, Sixten's Foundation board members were present to help recognize this special day for this special guy.

As you can see from the cake, Sixten's Foundation was on everyone's mind, and we asked that donations be made to Sixten's Foundation in lieu of gifts. We'd like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. Sixten was one happy camper!

We really wish we could have invited everyone to join us for this special day. For anyone who still wants to wish Sixten a happy birthday, feel free to drop him a card or note c/o the foundation to:

Sixten Helm Kurz
c/o Sixten's Foundation
P.O. Box 420
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Thank you!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Conduct This!" Sixten's Foundation Fundraising Auction

Sixten's Foundation is gearing up for its critical Fall fundraising event, the "Conduct This!" musical instrument charity auction. Buy something to bring music into your lives and Conductive Education into the public school systems that need it.

"Conduct This!" is our online charity auction featuring remarkable musical instruments such as basses, cellos, violins, violas, bows and strings, lessons and service and support from professional luthiers and others for your newly acquired or currently-owned musical instruments. All items are being generously donated by Sixten's Foundation supporters, and all proceeds go to Sixten's Foundation.

How can you own one or more of these remarkable musical instruments?

First, watch this space! Or better yet, send us your e-mail address so we can notify you when the auction website is up and running. Send us your name and e-mail address to This auction will take place later in October.

Second, bid! Read the reviews and descriptions of these amazing, high quality instruments and bid on the ones you must have. Estimates for these items range from a few dollars to over $15,000 for some of the basses and cellos.

How can I help in other ways?

Please, DONATE any spare, quality musical instrument you currently own. We are accepting instruments of all types and in all price ranges. Call or e-mail us to find out more about donating your instrument. You can reach Robert Kurz or Anna Helm Kurz, Sixten's parents, at 240.601.2328 or at

Don't have a musical instrument and don't have the need for one?

Please donate to Sixten's Foundation through this site. We have a PayPal option here, or you can mail your check to:

Sixten's Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 420
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Thank you, and we wish you successful bidding!