As a funding administrator, Jade Lewis is motivated by the fact that her work is right at the start of a process that sees music shared with audiences, performers, and youth whose lives are transformed by music: seeking and applying for grants, she brings in funding to be allocated to various projects within the organisation. She found her passion for music during her school years, singing in the choir and learning to play the recorder and piano. This carried her to the CTO, where her work in turn enables that love to be shared to many through Cape Town Opera’s outreach initiatives. Mother to a 4-year-old son, Jade also holds a degree in Social Science with a Psychology major, and is currently completing a degree in Social Work.