People dancing the night away to the sound of cover songs from the 50’s and 60’s isn’t usually what comes to mind when a person hears the word nonprofit. However, Heart ‘n Soul is not the typical nonprofit.
The band is registered as a nonprofit organization and was formed to honor the concept of service above self. Heart ‘n Soul’s 11 musicians use their collective talents to give back to charity. The fees the band receives for playing at events are given to various charities the band supports or, if they are playing at a nonprofit’s fundraising event, the fees are often given back to that organization.
Since 2010, Heart ‘n Soul has played at more than 20 philanthropic, public and private functions each year including several of the major fundraising events in and around central South Carolina. The spectacular music Heart ‘n Soul produces helps draw generous donors to these events. Heart 'n Soul has helped charities raise more than $2 million since its inception in 2007 and, the band has also donated more than $100,000 to various charities in the community.
12/14/2012 - Heart ’n Soul raises over $1.8 million for charities
In the past three years, the band has helped charities raise over $1.8 million by performing at various fund raisers.
This month, the band is giving two $5,000 checks to Sistercare and Epworth Children’s Home. In just over three years, Heart ’n Soul has given out $84,975.00 to local charities.
12/25/2009 - Heart ’n Soul’s contributions to the Midlands
Heart ’n Soul has performed in the Midlands since March, 2008, resulting in over $500,000 being contributed to local charities.
12/25/2009 - Heart ’n Soul honors Ron Barrett
A jam session two and a half years ago was the beginning of a band that has helped to raise over $500,000 for charities in the Midlands.
12/18/2009 - WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC
Heart and Soul Raises Thousands for Charity
12/17/2009 - WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC
Heart and Soul Raises $5,000 for Cooperative Ministry
12/17/2009 - The State Newpaper, Columbia, SC
Band strikes up gift for homeless
11/20/2009 - Fur Ball sets record
...The 3rd Annual Fur Ball brought out Columbia’s finest on October 17. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Project Pet has helped to place over 7,000 pets in loving homes...
05/22/2009 - Rotary rocks with Heart n' Soul
... Carl Ellsworth sings with Heart 'n Soul Pictured are Eddie Sullivan, president of Five Points Rotary Club...
05/01/2009 - Heart 'n Soul plays for Pause for the Cause
... a benefit party featuring barbeque, dancing, and music by Heart n' Soul. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support future surgeries for Gift of Life children...
01/16/2009 - Columbia has Heart 'n Soul
... they hear the tunes of yesteryear from the 50s and 60s. Heart 'n Soul offers its audiences a toe tapping, hand clapping, and shag dancing good time...