Kirsten Kares Foundation

Kirsten Sowers has been performing to support schools, military, and children since the start of her career.  In 2011, at the age of 11, Kirsten wanted to establish her own foundation, and so it began...

Kirsten Kares Foundation (KKF) is a fictitious name, registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on March 25, 2011. Through performing, KKF supports children, the military, animals, those caught in natural disasters and nationally recognized charities supporting similar areas.  Monies raised during performances and fundraising activities throughout the past have helped the Foundation assist such charities and non profit organizations including, but not limited to:  


  • Susan G. Komen (Raised over $1000 for Komen in 2016 for her team, The Phoenix Fighters.  Kirsten is a very active member of the Komen community, and loves working with the Komen family.)

  • Alex's Lemonade Stand (Performed throughout the years to help fundraise for ALSF and provided auction items.)

  • Teen Nation Tour Music Fest 2013 (1 of 18 artists chosen from across the U.S. who performed at at the Montgomery County Coliseum in Winona, MS as part of the Teen Nation Tour No Bully School Tour to deliver "Anti-Bullying" messages to school age children through music.)  

  • The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation (Performed at a day to commemorate the attacks of 9/11 to honor the memories of those who were lost and provide financial aid to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy, such as the sudden death or illness or a parent or the long term illness of a child.)

  • Red Cross Philly (Performed at an event to help raise funds for the Red Cross House and local families left homeless by fire, flood or other disaster.)

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Numerous Performances for patients and their families.  Also supplied kid/teen magazines, and a digital camera!)

  • Flyers Wives Carnival and Comcast-Spectacor Foundation (donated Martin guitar and obtain 2011-2012 team signatures for silent auction item)

  • Operation Troop Aid (Performed and held fundraisers to benefit the Military) 

  • National Kids Day Celebration at Dutch Wonderland for Hershey Foods (Performed in the 2-day celebration)

  • Freedom Gives Back Tour at Maguire Air Force Base on 9-11

  • Lighthouse Christian School, flooded School in Nashville, TN (Performed concert, fundraised and supply annual holiday lunch)

  • Musicopia's 1st Annual Children-Helping Children Perform-a-Thon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia (to benefit under privileged children for music programs by supplying instruments and instructions throughout Greater Philadelphia)

  • Armed Forces Freedom Ride (Performed at the Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Annual Freedom Ride to benefit Armed Forces personnel and families) 

  • America's Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend Military Night at Wall Stadium Speedway - Performed two years in a row. (National Anthem and God Bless America)

  • Freedom Gives Back Tour at TD Performing Arts Center (Performed to benefit Military, Wounded Soldiers and families)

  • 9/11 Memorial & Monument of the Delaware Valley Dedication and Unveiling (Performed God Bless America)

  • Kids Rock for Kids Benefit Concert for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (Preformed to raise monies for MADD at World Cafe Live)

  • ING Kids Rock Events in Nashville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; and Los Angeles, CA performed to start the Kids Day Race to fight childhood obesity in schools.

  • Startin' School In Style at Plymouth Meeting Mall, modeled and performed to help girls from families that are homeless or in shelters start the school year with up to five outfits they pick out!

  • Celebration of Heroes Memorial Weekend Tribute to the military, Wildwood, NJ for the benefit of the USO and the National Military Family Association.


We thank you for your interest and support.  If you are interested in having Kirsten perform at one of your 501(c)(3) charities or events, please feel free to Contact Us.



Original Kirsten Kares Foundation Banner from 2011!


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