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The mission of the Derick Kirk Foundation, Inc. is to support and fund music education and development in grades kindergarten through 12. The Foundation was created in 2007 when noted musician Derick Kirk succumbed to a rare form of cancer that same year at the age of 28. Derick was working on his Masters in Music at Marshall University at the time of his death. Today, his spirit continues through the ongoing work of the 501.c.3 charity.

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Thanks for visiting This organization was created in memory of Derick Kirk, who passed from us on July 25, 2007. He was only 28 years old, but his musical legacy will live on as we honor his memory by helping young musicians develop their talents.

Email us your contact info to be added to our emailing list. Please check back often, as we are creating content for this site. On September 15th, 2009 DKF received its 501c3 certification as a non-profit organization.

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