In March 2019 Charlie was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. The cancer had spread so quickly, and to other parts of his body, that his diagnosis was terminal. Charlie passed away peacefully with his family at his side less than 2 weeks later. 

Throughout his career, Charlie always considered charities to be important. He would often lend his support in many ways, including donating his time by performing for various charitable causes, including research for pancreatic cancer and liver disease.  After his demise, a memorial fund has been created in his name.

Charlie Karp Memorial Fund 

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

The Charlie Karp Memorial Fund was established at Fairfield County's Community Foundation.  FCCF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that administers this charitable fund.   The goal is to find local talent in the area, and showcase them.  Awardees will recieve a recording scholarship, at one of the areas selected recording studios, along with professional recording artists.   We are currently seeking submissions, which can be entered though the following locations:

School of Rock (Fairfield, New Canaan, Ridgefield)

Studio Be (North Haven)

RVP Studio (West Haven)

Horizon Music Studio (West Haven)

Carriage House Recording Studio (Stamford)

Music Guild (Danbury)

Music & Arts (Westport)

Factory Underground (Norwalk)

 

There are 2 ways to donate, by check or online payment:

 

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:   

FAIRFIELD COUNTY'S COMMUNITY FOUNDATION   (MEMO ON CHECK SHOULD SAY "CHARLIE KARP MEMORIAL FUND") 

SEND TO:

FAIRFIELD COUNTY'S COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

40 RICHARDS AVE

NORWALK, CT. 06854-2320                                                                                                                                     

 

**In addition to the scholarship, The Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Horizon Music Studio in West Haven, CT will be generously, donating recording time to the awardee.  

 

As many of you know, Charlie was involved in various charitable organizations.  The following is a list of some of the charities and charitable organizations that he was involved with at some point in his life:

  •      Paul Newman’s Hole in The Wall Foundation 
  •      Make a Wish Foundation 
  •      St. Vincent's Swim Across The Sound (The Lebo Desante Center for Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Disease) 
  •      St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (New Haven Chapter) 
  •      Operation Hope (Fairfield Ct.) 
  •      Ronald McDonald House House Of Connecticut (New Haven Ct.)
  •      Charitable Giving Through Music (Organization which he created himself along with Bruce Carter) www.cgtm2016.com 

Photo Credit © John Halpern / Red Parlor Records