Philosophy of Hope Concert

Come celebrate life and hope through the vibrant lens of music and help us raise funds and support for Jana Marie Foundation’s vision that both individuals and communities have the capacity to knock down walls, open minds, and save lives.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
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View a one minute teaser from last year’s concert or keep watching to view some incredible full song performances! Click on the upper right corner for a complete list of videos.

We are still feeling inspired by last year’s Philosophy of Hope Concert. Come join us on October 10, 2020 for a brand new storyline as we go on an extraordinary musical journey through adversity to hope and resilience.

The captivating voices and exceptional talents of some of State College’s top musicians will engage us in an evening of music and story-telling that will be entertaining, engaging and inspirational. In the words of the great philosopher Plato, the how will showcase how music can provide, “…a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Benefiting Jana Marie Foundation – Opening Minds, Saving Lives

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support Jana Marie Foundation, a local non-profit whose core mission is to harness the power of creative expression and dialogue to spark conversations, build connections, and promote mental well-being among young people and their communities.  Jana Marie Foundation envisions communities working together to knock down walls and transform emotional distress into resilience and hope.

The Power of Telling Stories through Music

This unforgettable concert will showcase inspiring songs crafted by local singer-songwriter and author Ken Baxter as well as new arrangements of memorable songs from the past. Ken will share the stage with noted local musicians friends to share music that will focus on relationships and resilience, two aspects of life that have moved to the forefront in today’s environment of social isolation and uncertainty.


Tune into your Life. Discover The Philosophy of Hope!



Because of our generous supporters, young people continue to grow their confidence, learn techniques to overcome adversity, and engage in open and honest conversations about mental health and wellness.  Thank you for helping us open minds and save lives!

Socrates Sponsor:
Keith and Pam Driftmier

Plato Sponsors:

Beth McLaughlin
Calvary Church
Al and Nancy Vicere

Aristotle Sponsors:
Bob and Mary Langton
Deb Guerrero – Financial Directions
Craig Weidemann and Kristine Clark
Joseph P. Fedeli
Kerry Be – Life Coaching
Loviscky & Associates
McGinnis Counseling and Consulting
Dr. Peter Montminy – A Mindful Village
Rich and Sally Kalin
Rod and Mitch Kirsch
Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak
Strawberry Fields, Inc.

Kant Sponsors:
Beer Belly’s Beverage
Bill and Mary Bankes
Center for Community Resources
Dennis and Marcia Heitzmann
Garbrick – Shadle Agency – Sean Shadle
Glantz Johnson & Associates – Louis Glantz & Marcia Kell
Hamilton Square Shopping Center
Kish Bank
Koch Funeral Home
Nittany Settlement Company
Nittany Abstract Company
Sophie Penney / I5 Fundraising
The UPS Store #0069
Tonya Cornwall from The Doran & Cornwall Team at Keller Williams Advantage Realty
Wash & Dri Laundromat


The official registration and financial information of Jana Marie Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.