about us

Siegel Trust Enriching Art & Music, fondly known as the STEAM FUND at CFOS, is committed to supporting musical, artistic and educational opportunities in communities and schools in the Sullivan Catskills and beyond.

our mission

STEAM FUND at CFOS, support musicians, artists and venues through Mission One Gig At A Time (MOGAAT), providing Arts In Education programs with hot topics such as social emotional learning, health, mindfulness, nutrition, peace, love and equality for children, teens and adults and awarding scholarships for graduating seniors.

STEAM's super bowl squares fundraiser

Congratulations to our
Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser Winners!

Quarter 1   Jack S  $300
Half   Chuck A.  $600    
Quarter 3   Chuck A  $300
Final Score*   Les & Nancy  $1200
Thanks to everyone who participated! 

2023's year in review

Please consider STEAM FUND as one of your causes that matter so we may continue to support musicians, artists and the venues they share their gift as well as bring Arts In Education Programs to children, teens and adults in the Sullivan Catskills and beyond and provide scholarships for graduating seniors. 

We safely and securely accept donations through (CFOS) Community Foundation of Sullivan County, a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported, philanthropic institution.

mission: one gig at a time

Through our MOGAAT initiative, STEAM is a proud sponsor of the BOLD GOLD Music Festival at the Annual Bagel Festival and Hurleyville Performing Arts Center (HPAC) Sullivan County Music Festival, Shandelee Music Festival, Weekend of Chamber Music and more. 

programs, news & events

full steam ahead healthy habits initiative

STEAM Fund is proud to be participating in the 46th Annual 98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon along with Bold Gold Media and the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. The focus this year is on the prevention, education and treatment of heart disease locally.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit STEAM’s Healthy Habit Initiative designed to make a generational improvement in health using music, songwriting, nutrition, mindfulness, and movement providing children with tools to make healthier choices.  We are proud to join Sullivan 180, A Single Bite and Garnet Health Catskills as a beneficiary of this great event.  Please consider making a donation.  

john lennon® real love project

In Spring, 2021, STEAM FUND at CFOS partnered with Theatre Within to launch the world premier of the JOHN LENNON® REAL LOVE PROJECT for the students at Livingston Manor Central School, a visionary music and songwriting program that uses John Lennon’s songs and timeless message of peace, love, and gender/racial equality to inspire creative expression, kindness and positive social action.

STEAM Fund has continued that partnership by bringing this program to seven districts in the Sullivan Catskills, most recently at the Emma C Chase Elementary School in Wurtsboro, NY.  (Monticello CSD)  READ MORE

real food songwriting program

On June 14th, 2023 STEAM launched the REAL FOOD SONGWRITING Program at Livingston Manor Central School.  Since the launch STEAM has brought this program to Liberty Middle School (October, 2023) and Sullivan BOCES (November 2023). Help us to bring this incredible program to more schools.  READ MORE.  

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Watch the talented LMCS 5th & 6th Graders performing their version of the Real Love Rules Song.

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View the Mid-Hudson News Segment – Real food Song Program at Liberty

educational opportunities for children: 
workshops & assemblies

STEAM has a variety of AIE (Arts In Education) programs geared toward Pre-K, Elementary, Middle & High School children, as well as adults, that have the ability to enrich lives in many different hot topic areas such as Social Emotional Learning, Mindfulness and Health, Anti-Bullying, Coping and overcoming adversity, Nutrition, Diversability, and some of the highest values of Love, Peace, Equality, Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

STEAM FUND is working closely with public school administrators, principals and teachers, human service, health and wellness organizations to bring our Arts In Education programs to Sullivan County and beyond. Our teaching artists have years of experience in providing quality programs that enrich lives in arts and music.

If you are an administrator, educator or member of the PTA, CONTACT US to find out how we can bring outstanding programs like these to your school and/or community.

The Real Food
Songwriting Program

STEAM Fund is proud to bring The Real Food Song Program to school children.  Creating awareness about where food comes from and how it is delivered is important for children to understand and can help create a generational change in the choices they make. Facilitated through the STEAM fund at CFOS the program is supported educationally in collaboration with the not-for-profit, A Single Bite, whose mission is to feed and educate our neighbors with real, local food. This innovative songwriting program presents the students with the opportunity to ponder important questions like “What does food mean to you?  Where does it come from?  What does it do?  What are your favorites… are they real?  How does food make you feel?   The program targets students in grades 5 & 6 and is generally done with four groups of up to 25 students. READ MORE!



John Lennon Real Love Project  (JLRLP) – Grades 3-8

STEAM Fund, in partnership with Theatre Within, is proud to bring the JLRLP to Public School Children.  The JLRLP is a visionary songwriting program for public school children where the students first learn about John Lennon’s life, music and highest values of peace, love and equality.  Then, under the guidance of our teaching artists, they write their own lyrics to John’s song Real Love and then record their own version of the song accompanied by John’s original piano and vocal tracks.  A video for each school is then posted on the John Lennon Tribute YouTube Channel for all to see.  The project is endorsed by Yoko Ono and the Lennon Estate.  READ MORE

Watch the incredible Tri-Valley Elementary School John Lennon Real Love Project Video


In the Spring of 2023 STEAM FUND at CFOS 
launched the world premier of “ALIVE AGAIN” featuring Singer-songwriter and trauma survivor, Theresa Sareo for public school children in Livingston Manor and Roscoe.  In the fall of 2023, we brought the program to Liberty High School and the Monticello Central School District’s RJK Middle School.   In the Spring of 2024, STEAM will be presenting the ALIVE AGAIN program to Veteran’s as the recipient of this year’s Make A Difference Grant presented by the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan.    READ MORE

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This impactful program provides students the space to express their own ideas regarding compassion, empathy, kindness, respect and their aspirations in life in reference to disabilities and acceptance.  


Beth and Scott Bierko are a husband and wife team of award-winning, singer-songwriters and arts-ineducation specialists specializing in social emotional learning (SEL).

Since 1993, Beth & Scott have performed thousands of cultural arts programs including school assemblies, camp and library concerts and interactive workshops for children, teens and adults.  READ MORE

Professional Development Programs

STEAM Fund provides professional development workshops that equip participants with practical strategies for stress reduction using mindfulness and breathing exercises. By implementing these techniques, participants enhance their overall well-being, increase their resilience, and create a positive environment.

We offer workshops that integrate care, music and motion offering a variety of versions of the workshop allowing flexibility to accommodate different time constraints.  READ MORE

Download AIE & SEL Educational Opportunities Info Packages Here

STEAM FUND is proud to award scholarships for deserving graduating seniors in our community.

STEAM’s Scholarship program provides Music Achievement Awards and the John Philip Sousa Award to graduating seniors in Livingston Manor and Liberty annually.


reach out

We’d love to hear from you and about your questions and ideas or ways you can volunteer. Thank You!