Mr. Music himself, Jack White continues to use money from The White Stripes to give back to the community. Jack White has recently donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation. The organization is non-profit and dedicated to establishing, preserving, and adding accessibility to the recorded sounds of the US, a modern day Alan Lomax if you will. White has also recently donated $143,000 to help save the Detroit Masonic Temple from foreclosure.
Jack White's donation to the National Recording Preservation Foundation is the first the group has received. Executive Director of the organization, Gerald Seligman, recently commented on White's donation stating, "With this contribution we can now put up our basic structure, begin enacting the preservation plan – and give out our first grants. We're committed to doing that right away, and certainly within the coming months." Jack White will also serve on the board of the foundation which has established a partnership with the U.S. Congress. Gerald Seligman has also teased the idea the possibility of the National Recording Preservation Foundation releasing a commercial collection at some point (perhaps on Jack White's Third Man Records).