Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Joan Karen Gaut

Title:  1) Private Music Teacher 2) School Board Trustee, School Music Teacher (Retired)

Company: 1) Make A Joyful Noise Music Studio
2) Fairfield-Suisun School Board

Location: Fairfield, California, United States


  • California State University, Chico, California
  • California Teachers Association (liaison)
  • Crock Center Salvation Army (active)
  • Fairfield Civic Theater
  • Fairfield-Suisun Arts Council (chair)
  • Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Association
  • Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association (F-SUTA) (delegate to NEA, CTA State Council, Health and Safety Chair) (elected member, executive board, site representative)
  • Food Bank, Solano, CA (active fundraiser and food deliverer)
  • Harbor Theater
  • Heifer International (active)
  • KROC Center Salvation Army (active)
  • Multiple Local Charities (supporter)
  • Music For Our Children (president)
  • Pedals for Protein (contributor)
  • Performing Arts Network
  • Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, Local Church (elder, pianist)
  • Sacramento State University
  • Safari Park Zoo (supporter)
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Solano Choral Society
  • Solano College Theater Association
  • Solano County (foster parent for troubled teenage girls)
  • Solano County Arts Alliance


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2020)
  • Honoree, Teacher of the Year, Fairfield Union Teacher’s Association (2008-2009)
  • Recipient, Woman of the Year Award, Soroptimists International of the Americas
  • Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, Fairfield City

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