Founded in 1998 in Portland, Ore., Ethos Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to provide the life-changing power of music education to underserved youth. DWT partner (and former managing partner) Dave Baca served on the Ethos board for over a decade, and in recognition of his service, Dave was honored with the organization’s Resonance Award at its 20th-anniversary celebration gala in May 2018. Ethos board president Kat Rosenbaum thanked him for his “critical guidance and support.”

During Dave’s tenure on the Ethos board, the organization has grown into one of the largest music education nonprofits in the state, serving thousands of children every year through group and individual lessons at Ethos’ North Portland headquarters, through after-school programs in low-income schools, and through the Music Across Oregon program, which places 10 AmeriCorps volunteers in low-income, rural communities to serve as fulltime music instructors.