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Neil Lasher Music Fund

Neil Lasher

The Neil Lasher Music Fund was created in memory of music industry executive Neil Lasher who died in April 2020 from complications due to coronavirus. The Fund, initiated by Neil’s life partner, Jill Jordon, and administered by Caron, will provide financial assistance, with an emphasis on those involved in the music business, for access to addiction and recovery treatment. In addition, music programs will be established at Caron’s residential sites in Florida and Pennsylvania, including the creation of music studios where those in recovery can create, perform, and enjoy music during treatment.

A veteran record label and music publishing executive, Neil Lasher dedicated his life to music and recovery. He thrived in what he loved doing most – giving back and helping others. The positive results of his tireless, selfless commitment to making a difference and improving the lives of people in need are immeasurable. In addition to his music career, Neil was a certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselor and worked closely with both Caron and MusiCares, an organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

Neil’s connection with Caron ran deep. He served on the Caron NY Advisory Board from 2007 – 2012 and he co-chaired the Caron NY Annual Gala from 2012 – 2019, helping to raise millions of dollars for Caron financial assistance. Neil lived a sober life for 32 years. In his capacity as a counselor and a friend, he was a lifeline to countless people struggling with addiction in the music community, many of whom he directed to affordable treatment.

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Neil Lasher Caron NY Gala 2020 Vignette

Remembering our dear friend, colleague, and New York Gala co-chair extraordinaire. This Vignette was made with much love, in honor of Neil Lasher to celebrate his life of Love and Service!

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Celebrating Creativity and Sobriety in the Time of COVID-19

“This webinar was in remembrance of Neil Lasher, who was an influential member of the Caron community and passed away on April 5th, 2020. We featured John Hiatt (Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter), Leah Randi (guitarist for several great musicians, most recently for Pink) and Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra lead singer) to give their perspectives on the pandemic and how they have survived and thrived in their music careers and their sobriety.”

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Beatles Orchestra Tribute - ShoutHouse (feat. Leon Evans and Hannah Zazzaro)

The Beatles Orchestra Tribute was specially made in memory or our dear friend, Neil Lasher - by ShoutHouse (feat. Leon Evans and Hannah Zazzaro). This was shared with so many people that Neil loved and touched.

Neil Lasher Music Fund

The Neil Lasher Music Fund will provide financial assistance, with an emphasis on those involved in the music business, for access to addiction and recovery treatment and develop music studios on Caron’s PA and Florida campuses.

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