2010 YOUTH AWARD
Concerts for a Cure
Australia, El Salvador, Guatemala and United States
Juilliard violin virtuoso, Jourdan Urbach, discovered when he was performing in hospitals that music could stimulate the brain and spark healing in children with neurological problems. After seeing a previously unresponsive child react to his music, Jourdan decided to dedicate his life to sharing the power of medicine and music to help heal.
At just nine years old, he began gathering musicians and entire symphony orchestras, headlining with them to perform Concerts for a Cure at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and dozens of other prestigious venues around the country to raise money for pediatric neurological care and research. Now an 18-year-old Yale sophomore, Jourdan continues to pursue humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors both as founder and director of Concerts For a Cure (formerly Children Helping Children) and the newly formed International Coalition of College Philanthropists.
Through benefit concerts, his organization has generated millions for neurological research and pediatric hospital programs. Jourdan will use our funds to seed future benefits and further expand his Concerts for a Cure internationally, reaching more children in need.