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On 11th September 2012, Gospel music lost an inspiration, driving force, pioneer, legend and mentor… Marvin McQuitty jnr. The “Godfather of Gospel Drummers” impacted lives around the world through his music and his life and now his wife, Kim and 2 daughters, Simone and Marielle will memorialize and celebrate Marvin’s life through The Marvin McQuitty Foundation and a feature length documentary ‘Marvin McQuitty: The Man, The Musician & The Mentor’ and are currently raising $10,000 to complete it.

“We, his widow and daughters, decided to celebrate his life and legacy through a foundation with the purpose of imparting into other musicians, the skills, life lessons, character and drive that Marvin exemplified throughout his life and career,” says Marvin’s wife, Kim.

The Marvin McQuitty Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization designed to provide resources and opportunities through mentorship, scholarships, music lessons, clinics, and equipment distribution to young music students, and also to aspiring musicians who wish to cultivate their craft.

‘Marvin McQuitty: The Man, The Musician & The Mentor’ is a documentary that will share the story of Marvin as a pioneer at the highest level in the music industry showing how he set the tone for many of the world’s greatest musicians and artists. They often quickly admit that beyond the music chops and techniques they learned from Marvin, he greatly influenced their lives on a personal level. Marvin made them better people. He used the skills he acquired as a drummer to hone the art of his life. He knew how to set the tone of his home, his marriage, his parenting and his friendships, establishing a steady rhythm on his drums and in his life. This is the purpose of The Marvin McQuitty Foundation. We want to maintain the impact of Marvin’s legacy. Just as his passion set the groove for a host of the world’s most noted artists and musicians, the documentary of Marvin will allow the world a peak into his life.

‘Marvin McQuitty: The Man, The Musician & The Mentor’ will feature fellow musicians, friends and industry professionals, Sheila E., Israel Houghton, Cora Coleman-Dunham, Aaron Lindsey, Fred Hammond, Teddy Campbell, Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Mario Winans, Mary Mary, Dennis Chambers, Bill Maxwell, Alex Acuna, Will Kennedy, Gorden Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Joe Testa (Vic Firth), Chris Hart (Remo), Prudence Elliott (Yamaha).

Can you donate towards the documentary and foundation?

“We are leaning on you our strongest supporters and those who have been touched in some way by the life Marvin lived,” says Kim.

“We need your hand so that we, in-turn can continue to extend ours to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. This is the example Marvin freely gave while he lived through mentorship, giving away equipment, financial support and wise counsel. Would you help to continue the legacy of Marvin McQuitty by supporting our efforts to produce a life-changing documentary that will reach the world and fund a host of endeavors?”

The funds will go towards:

  • Purchase of industry standard cinema equipment
  • Pre and post-production costs
  • Editing of the documentary
  • Travel and lodging expenses for the crew

If you are unable to support this great project financially please share the link to this campaign with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, Email and other social platforms.

Most of all, please keep Kim, Simone, Marielle and Marvin’s family and friends in prayer.

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