Makayla Joy Sitton was a passionate piano student who at the age of 6 was tragically killed on Thanksgiving Day in 2009. Her memory lives on in the Grace Notes Foundation music scholarships awarded to economically stressed students in Palm Beach County. The Foundation, formed in 2010, awarded six scholarships the first year and presently has 18 students. Awards range from $800 to $1,400. Emergency scholarships are also available. The Concerts for Kids program provides disadvantaged youths with the opportunity to attend an interactive live performance by professional musicians. Community outreach programs provide group music lessons, summer band camp scholarships, and music enrichment, classes. Instrument matching grants and loans are available to students with financial need. An annual Carousel Concert-Thon fundraiser is a day of free live music Downtown at the Gardens where scholarship recipients and professional musicians perform. There is a silent auction and opportunities for sponsorships.