Two short weeks after being diagnosed with terminal Stage 4 liver cancer, Charlie passed away peacefully on March 10, 2019 with his family at his side. After his passing, a memorial fund was created in his name.

 

Charlie Karp Memorial Fund 

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

The Charlie Karp Memorial Fund is administered by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Fund's mission is to identify and showcase a promising singer, musician, songwriter, or composer between the ages of 12-28, studying or residing in CT. Candidates are asked to submit an electronic audition to a Participating Partner listed below (does not need to be professionally produced).

The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash prize, professional career mentoring and guidance by industry professionals, a featured appearance in Westport's Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts summer concert series, and professional recording of their work at Carriage House Studios and Horizon Music Studio. 

Participating Partners accepting electronic auditions include:

Carriage House Studios
Johnny Montagnese
(203) 258-0065
johnny@carriagehousemusic.com

Horizon Music Studio
Vic Steffens
(203) 934-7186
steffmo@aol.com

The Music Guild
Russ Mumma
(203) 792-6760
themusicguild276@gmail.com

School of Rock (Fairfield)
Frank Perrouna
(203) 423-9343
fperrouna@schoolofrock.com

School of Rock (New Canaan & Ridgefield)
Mariola Galavis
(203) 550-1746
mariolacc@me.com
jgalavis@optonline.net

Performing Art Studio BE
Michelle Natalino Bonavena
(203) 985-1565
pastudiobe@hotmail.com

RVP Studio
Todd Grossberg
(203) 934-7579
booking@performanceplusmusic.com

Music & Arts
Charise Turner
(203) 221-1407
westportctmgr@musicarts.com

Factory Underground
Marc Alan
(203) 275-8672
marc.factoryunderground@gmail.com

Tim DeHuff Music
Tim DeHuff
(203) 913-6565
whatdehuff00@hotmail.com

Lenox School of Music
John 'Ratso' Gerardi
(203) 359-2238
riffratrec@gmail.com

Arti Dixson Music
Arti Dixson
(203) 215-1441
adixson@optonline.net

 

If you'd like to support Charlie's dream to keep the arts alive through up and coming artists, there are two ways to donate to the Charlie Karp Memorial Fund:

Online, by clicking the DONATE button below:

 

 

Or by check:

Make checks payable to:

Fairfield County's Community Foundation
(MEMO ON CHECK SHOULD BE "CHARLIE KARP MEMORIAL FUND") 

Mail to:

Fairfield County's Community Foundation
40 Richards Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854-2320
                                                                                                                                     

 

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 causes. Following is a list of some of the charitable organizations he supported:

  •      Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Foundation
  •      Make-A-Wish Foundation 
  •      St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound 
  •      St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (New Haven, CT) 
  •      Operation Hope (Fairfield, CT) 
  •      Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut (New Haven, CT)
  •      Charitable Giving Through Music (created by Charlie Karp and Bruce Carter, www.cgtm2016.com)
  •      COPE Foundation's Camp Erin

Photo Credit © John Halpern / Red Parlor Records