The Roots of Music is honored to be a 2024 recipient of The Lewis Prize for Music

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jeff Goldring attended and graduated from Tulane University in 1989 with a BA in Business. He also attended Newman School from K-12, graduating in 1985. During his career in the distilling industry, he has helped grow his family business into the largest distiller in North America. Jeffrey has been a donor from the very beginning and is just getting involved as a board member in 2023, but he loves the organization and its mission. Even though Goldring works around liquor he is in long term recovery and has not had a drink or drug in 22 years.