MERF Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation

at 8127 LaGrange Rd #22552, Louisville, 40252 United States

Founded in 1981, MERF grants financial and resource assistance to Kentuckiana music industry professionals in times of need and emergency crisis.

MERF Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation
8127 LaGrange Rd #22552
Louisville , KY 40252
United States
Contact Phone
P: (502) 338-0502


In 1981, Louisville, Kentucky area musicians organized a fundraiser to benefit a fellow musician who had been injured in an auto accident. The collaborative event was so successful in drawing upon the community's support, that the money raised exceeded the musician's emergency needs. That musician, Marvin Maxwell, established MERF as a way to perpetuate this fellowship between the music community and the community at large. Since then, MERF has provided emergency assistance to Kentuckiana musicians and other entertainment workers for more than three decades, raising over $200,000 to fund its mission through annual fundraisers, donations, silent auctions and sponsorships.

General Info

Officers: President - Elaine Hertweck Vice President - Gary Sampson Secretary - Rebecca North Treasurer - Paul Moffett Board of Directors: Mark Barnes Jorena Faulkner Steve Ulrich Rocky Adcock Misty Lee Eddy Burke Gretchen Stein-Henry Founder - Marvin Maxwell President Emeritus - Wayne Young Facebook page Admin's: Jorena Faulkner Elaine Hertweck Mark Barnes Jorena Faulkner

Company Rating

2563 FB users likes MERF Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation, set it to 16 position in Likes Rating for Louisville, Kentucky in Non-profit organization category

There will be a board meeting next Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. MERF is looking to fill a few spots on our board and volunteers. If interested, contact MERF President Elaine Hoffman Hertweck for more information.

Published on 2014-08-20 21:58:00 GMT

Upcoming events and incentives to help fund MERF: * IdeaFest Music panel charges will go directly to MERF! * Kroger/Community Rewards: Of every dollar spent with your Kroger card, 30 cents will go to the nonprofit of your choice. Be sure to make MERF your nonprofit choice! * "Vaude in the Ville": 20% of sales will be donated to MERF if you purchase tickets from the link provided on this page referencing the event! * Don’t forget, August 23 is the Expo Five event!

Published on 2014-08-18 18:55:34 GMT

MERF is gearing up to launch an online fundraiser here on Facebook. We are receiving a multitude of requests and funding is running low! We need your support in order to meet our mission and help local musicians in a seven county area. We can't do it without you! Thanks so much for your continuing support.. :-)

Published on 2014-05-30 14:18:46 GMT

There are a ton of amazing music events going on this weekend in The 'Ville! Get out and support your local musician ... LIVE, LOCAL, LOVE <3

Published on 2014-05-23 14:35:00 GMT

Have you hugged a musician today?

Published on 2014-05-08 17:25:09 GMT

-10 and Rockin to some blues. Support your local Musicians !!!! #MERFFOUNDATION

Published on 2015-02-19 01:44:41 GMT

Did you hug a musician this weekend? Support your local music makers in one way or another!!!

Published on 2015-02-16 13:57:53 GMT

MONDAY February 02 @6pm, is the MERF FOUNDATION board meeting. If you would like to join, please inbox with your email address and I will send you the invitation and Pre-read materials. Blessings to all Musician's for Musician's KEEP CALM... MERF ON!!!!!

Published on 2015-01-31 16:14:44 GMT

#SoulCircus playing Saturday night at Stevie Rays Blues Bar!!! Get your Funk on !!! Soul Circus

Published on 2015-01-19 21:56:58 GMT

REMINDER: MERFFOUNDATION Board meeting tonight at 6:15 6511 Glen ridge Park Place #1

Published on 2015-01-05 11:47:52 GMT

Rockin out to some #Blues and Greys & #TheTarnations

Published on 2014-12-28 04:53:50 GMT

Merry Christmas. Thank you for supporting your local Musicians. #MERFFOUNDATION

Published on 2014-12-25 18:48:40 GMT

With the holidays quickly approaching... Do something kind for a local musician.. and get out and enjoy the music!!

Published on 2014-12-15 08:53:34 GMT

We are looking forward to our January 5th board meeting. We are looking for Fresh and Hungry people to join our board. Inbox me if you are interested.