Mark Begelman and his Charity, The Begelman Foundation for Kids

Mark Begelmans Foundation is taking care of underprivileged children, arts, education and health while working with the Red Cross in South Florida.

Jan 26, 2016, 07:00 ET from Mark Begelman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Begelman is the chairman of Begelman Foundation. The foundation is known for contributing to both local and international charities. The foundation provides for music, underprivileged children, arts, education and health. The foundation helps charities including the American Red Cross, Cystic Fibrosis, The Humane Society and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among some. Mark Begelman, apart from being the chairman of the foundation, is also a member of the board of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mark and Pam Begelman supports the community in music and arts and more. The Begelmans provides assistance to many in need. Begelmans business, Markee Music, has a total of 7 music studios. In addition, there are 4 lesson rooms, where in 2015 alone, Markee gave over 4400 music lessons. These lesson rooms have all types of music instruments for children and adults to learn from the finest instructors in Florida. Lessons include Piano, Drums, Vocals, Guitar and Bass. Mark is now available on Facebook and Twitter as a way of increasing his web presence.

Mark Begelman has wide experience in the music sector. He started one of the original office product superstores in the country called Office Club. He merged that with Office Depot where he assumed the position of President before leaving to establish MARS music. The MARS store deals with musical instruments. Under the leadership of Mark Begelman it developed to reach $360 million in value. He left in 2002 to become a music consultant.

Mark is a married man who has raised two children. He has been in his marriage for more than 36 years. He established Markee Music as a way of fulfilling his dream of starting a unique business. He and his partner, Keith Ridenour, have built one of the most successful rehearsal and recording studios in the country. They are the state of the art studio in Florida. Each studio which Begelman and Ridenour designed, has top quality, brand name gear in soundproof rooms rated at a 60STC. Markee has 7 studios in total, including a full recording and tracking suite. Mark has great experience which makes it easy for him to understand his customers needs and desires. He gained most of his music experience while running MARS music where he was supplying music instruments all over the world. Mark is also an avid musician who plays bass in his band Monkey at a Typewriter.

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