Alfred Music Publishing is deeply saddened at the passing of our Senior Vice President and friend Gwen Bailey-Harbour on August 12, 2011. Gwen began working at Alfred Music Publishing over 23 years ago, and she had a tremendous, positive impact on all who worked with her in her roles in marketing, sales, operations, and as a leader and friend in this industry.

"We were blessed to have Gwen come to Alfred Music on June 13, 1988,” said Ron Manus, Alfred’s CEO. “Many of us knew her a long time. Over the last year, we have watched Gwen battle cancer. How she faced adversity with strength, conviction, class and character continues to be an inspiration for me. I know she is now at peace after a valiant battle. We are all mourning this incredibly tragic loss, and we will celebrate her life and legacy as we pay tribute to this remarkable woman and dear, dear friend who we love so much.”

Gwen is survived by her husband, Rod Harbour, and their two boys: Ethan Harbour (age 12) and Sean Harbour (age 8). A 529 College Fund as well as a Gwen Bailey-Harbour Memorial Fund have been set up to help with family expenses. To make a contribution please see the information below.

College Funds for Gwen's Children:
To assist Gwen's children with future college expenses, contributions may be made as follows:
For Ethan Harbour (12 years old)
Account #618458953
For Sean Harbour (8 years old)
Account #618459038

Contributions must be mailed to:
ScholarShare College Savings Plan
P.O. Box 55205
Boston, MA 02205-5205

Guidelines and Restrictions: 1. Third-party contributions should be made payable to ScholarShare College Savings Plan with the name of the child and account number referenced on the check 2. Contributions can only be made by check and must be under $1,000 for each account, or the check will be returned. 3. Contributions for these accounts are tax-free for Ethan and Sean when they pay for college expenses.

Gwen Bailey-Harbour Memorial Fund:
To assist Gwen's family with immediate financial obligations, donations can be made as follows:
Check Made Payable To: Rod Harbour (Gwen’s husband)
Memo line on the check: For the Gwen Bailey-Harbour Memorial Fund
Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank
Address: 1596 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Account Number: 1228491757 (please write this number on the back of the check along with "For Deposit Only" in the endorsement section)
Routing Number (only needed if you are sending electronic payments): 122000247
Restrictions on donation amount: None