Thursday, November 08, 2012

KXCI Honors Calexico With The Spirit Of Philanthropy Award


KXCI Community Radio was proud to be present Thursday at Tucson's Westin La Paloma as our friends Calexico were one of about 40 recipients of the Spirit of Philanthropy Award, presented to the people and organizations (and awesome bands!) that help drive charitable giving in our community.

Reached in Madrid, Spain, where the band is currently touring, Calexico's Joey Burns called the Spirit of Philanthropy Award "a big honor for all of us in the band." Joey's wife Nova accepted the award on behalf of the band.

Through their annual concert for KXCI, springtimes' Festival En El Barrio, Calexico and their musician friends have helped to raise about $100,000 for Community Radio.

To further the spirit of giving and great music, Calexico and KXCI also teamed up to present a Festival En El Barrio CD to each of the 625 people present at the awards luncheon, organized by the Association of Fundraising Professional's Southern Arizona chapter.

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