Join us on May 5 for Give STL Day!

It’s on! Once again, the Angel Band Project is participating in Give STL Day.


Give STL Day is a big, bold opportunity for our community. A partnership between the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and local nonprofits from across the area, Give STL Day is an online day of giving where nonprofits like the Angel Band Project will be reaching out to their donors – and looking for new ones – as they educate the community about their mission and raise operating funds. They raised $3,590 last year, and Give STL Day generated a total of $1.1 million for the 528 participating nonprofits.

Local impact with a national twist. Like last year, the Angel Band Project will be joining more than 100 communities across the country to raise millions of dollars for the greater good—all on a single day.

Everyone can be a philanthropist. On May 5, we’re asking every person in the St. Louis area to get behind this effort and give. Large and small gifts will combine for big impact— it’s time to think big.

Single day, lasting impact. All the funds raised will benefit participating nonprofits right here in our hometown. It’s time to be bold.

Local investment, effective solutions. The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation is spearheading Give STL Day and is celebrating its centennial throughout 2015. Its professional staff is knowledgeable about local needs and effective organizations, and all funds raised will benefit known and trusted local nonprofits.

A virtual event with a personal touch. The Give STL Day website will make giving easy, safe and fun. By visiting on May 5, you can designate gifts to the organization(s) of your choice that are doing essential work in our community. At the same time, you can help the Angel Band Project raise essential support and earn matching funds.

Visit for additional details, and don’t forget to give on May 5!

With just one minute of your time, you can support a great cause!

P2GOn November 22, 2014 the Angel Band Project successfully hosted the first ever One Voice: Virtual and Live Choir event. Not only was the event powerfully inspiring for all those who attended, it also helped The Angel Band Project with their mission: promoting healing, raising awareness, and creating positive social change for survivors of sexual violence.


The amazing people at the Angel Band Project have already begun putting together Virtual Choir 2015. From now until February 15th, you can help them provide hope and healing to survivors of sexual and domestic violence through their 2015 One Voice Virtual Choir Project.  They are raising funds ($10,000) for this event through, a program supported by the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.


Your donation will go towards:

  1. Hiring licensed music therapists to work with survivors of sexual violence in 2015
  2. Hiring a professional film crew to record the survivors as part of the Virtual Choir experience

If you donate, not only will you be helping a truly wonderful cause, but you could also receive some great benefits, such as: becoming an honorary “member of the band”, a copy of their new “An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz” CD, or even a private tour and dinner at their new office.

If you would like to donate, please click here.

Join us in supporting The Angel Band Project at the first ever Virtual Choir event!


The Angel Band Project is a nonprofit organization that began as a benefit album in 2009, after a woman named Teresa Butz was attacked and murdered in her home. Her musically talented family and friends came together to produce an album they hoped would not only help themselves and other victims of sexual violence heal, but would also promote awareness of sexual violence. With the mission to use the power of music and their own experiences to heal, raise awareness, and create positive social change for the survivors and allies of sexual violence, The Angel Band Project grew from creating a benefit album to providing awareness concerts, speaking engagements, live music, and music therapy programs for victims.

As 2014 comes to an end, The Angel Band Project has found another way to spread their mission. On November 22, the Angel Band Project will host the first ever Virtual Choir event. For this event, survivors of domestic and sexual violence will learn a song and be filmed individually. These recordings will then be shown at the live “One Voice” Virtual Choir concert, where they will be accompanied by a choir and instrumentalists. A reception will then follow. The proceeds from this Virtual Choir event will support the Angel Band Project’s music therapy programs.

If you are interested in attending the concert, please purchase tickets here. (hyperlink:

If you would like to learning more about The Angel Band Project or if you’d like to donate to this wonderful organization, please check out their website at

If you are interested in sponsoring the Virtual Choir event, please contact our office at 314-993-4285.

HKA December Charities: Giving Feels Good


This month marked yet another milestone for Hauk Kruse & Associates (HKA).  Bill Kruse was named an official member of the Board of Directors for The Angel Band Project (ABP).

ABP is an organization that utilizes music to promote healing, raise awareness and create positive social change for survivors of sexual violence. It began as a benefit album after the tragic rape and murder of a lifelong friend of the founders of the organization. At the funeral of the friend who passed, there was more singing than speaking. The family and fiancée of the victim sang with such emotion, which ultimately led them to found The Angel Band Project and record an album in an effort to help others suffering in the wake of sexual violence.

Paid for entirely through donations and recorded live in four cities, the ABP family was joined by dozens of professional singers and musicians from the orchestra pits of Broadway to the bassist for Tracy Chapman. All proceeds help victims of sexual violence.

This month, ABP will be holding a contest on Facebook in which they will compete with other charities for the most comments on their Facebook page.  To participate in this contest and assist ABP with winning a great video prize package for their shows, follow the process outlined below:

  1. LIKE the StoryTrack Facebook page
  2. Post a comment with the name of Angel Band Project to vote
  3. Share with your friends. One vote per person will be counted.

To donate to ABP, please visit their click HERE. Deadline for this contest is January 3rd, 2014.