Former CEP Staff Member Ron Ragin Featured in Grammy-Winning Song

Over the course of CEP’s nine and half year history, many CEP staffers have taken time off to participate in activities that they are passionate about, but don’t necessarily relate to their jobs – from contributing to public art projects, to providing sign language and interpretation services, to joining in international volunteer projects. So it was not out of the ordinary when Ron Ragin (currently a program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) asked to take a few days off to participate in a concert in LA. We all knew Ron had a passion for music (as previously discussed on this blog), but we didn’t know that he sang a solo in “Baba Yetu,” composed by Christopher Tin and featured in the popular video game Civilization IV. Last night the composer was awarded a Grammy for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s),” and we couldn’t be more proud of Ron and his many accomplishments – both within and outside of philanthropy.

Check out Ron’s performance here: