The Paul Koors Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) incorporated in the State of New York. The Foundation intends to raise public awareness of aortic dissection disease, share Paul's talent for music, and support arts education in music, especially in songwriting.
Aortic Health Research
Our first fundraising effort is aimed at research into aortic health. To that end we are establishing the Paul Koors Memorial Fund at the John Ritter Research Foundation, which funds the John Ritter Research Program for Aortic Health at the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Our first fundraising event, the Paul Koors Band concert and album release concert on October 12 in Charlottesville will raise money for that fund, so that we can help prevent premature deaths from aortic dissection disease.
Aortic Disease Awareness
The foundation will work to promote awareness of aortic dissection disease and new developments in diagnosis and treatment.
The Songs of Paul Koors
A core part of the Foundation's mission is to promote Paul's music and his message of appreciating life's gifts. Funds raised through the sale of his new album, Make a Man, the Unfinished Life of Paul Koors, will be directed to the Foundations's goals of supporting medical research and educaiton programs in songwriting.
Music Education Programs in Songwriting
To honor Paul's passion for songwriting, the Paul Koors Memorial Foundation will raise money for organizations that help songwriters develop their craft.