1st Annual – Acoustics for Autism Event
March 9, 2008
Sometime in the Fall of 2007, over some much needed cocktails at Doc Watson’s, Nicole Khoury and Dave Carpenter talked over how cool the name “Acoustics for Autism” was for a musical benefit. It was left at that.
In January of 2008, Nicole brought the idea to life and began planning what was supposed to be a small benefit for a cause that was dear to her heart. Seeing the struggles of close friends with the financial burdens of having a child with Autism, Acoustics for Autism was born.
On March 9, 2008, an overwhelming crowd showed up to The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio for the premier event of Project iAm. This first benefit raised nearly $10,000. Project iAm donated all of the funds to the various providers that helped make the event possible and was allowed to designate funds to children specifically so their families could get them the treatment they needed for this disorder. Project iAm was born.