Steinway & Sons has announced a collaboration with MGM Studios to celebrate the release of new Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, and to raise money for Jennifer and Julia Hudson’s foundation, The Julian D. King Gift Foundation.
To coincide with the release date of the film, Steinway & Sons has donated a bespoke Steinway-designed Boston piano painted in bright colours and adorned with glittering crystals.
The piano is now up for auction, and all proceeds will be donated to The Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which was founded by Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia in 2018 to honour Hudson’s nephew, Julian.
The Julian D. King Gift Foundation provides stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds. The Foundation acts as a catalyst for change in children’s health, education and welfare.
Each year, they produce large-scale giving events in the city of Chicago which benefit low-income families in the Chicago area who may not normally have access to the resources they need to succeed.