The J.W. “Bill” Barras Jr. Memorial Foundation, was officially established October 26, 2015 in memory of Bill Barras, the long time owner of Baldwin Piano and Organ Center, Herrin, Illinois, who passed away suddenly in April 2010. The Foundation was established to promote the study of music among area students in southern Illinois, western Kentucky and southeast Missouri. The Foundation will offer student scholarships for those studying music at a post secondary institution and funding assistance for community students. The Foundation is a federally-recognized 501 (c)3 nonprofit entity and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please consider making a donation to the Barras Foundation and or including it in your estate planning. To make an online donation, see below! Help us to keep music alive!