The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio announced that $45,000 in net proceeds of the 20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards has been contributed to hearing organizations and audio education scholarships. The monies were distributed in addition to the $22,000 donated from the TEC Awards Music and Sound Auction proceeds. Mix Foundation president Hillel Resner (left) and TEC Awards executive director Karen Dunn (right) presented a check to House Ear Institute’s Marilee Potthoff (center). The money, representing more than half of the proceeds from the 20th Annual TEC Awards, will support the efforts of the Sound Partners program of the House Ear Institute and H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers). The balance was donated to scholarships and student assistance programs of the AES Educational Foundation, SPARS, six existing endowment funds at colleges and universities and to three individual TEC Awards Scholarships — one of which was made possible by a $1,000 gift from George Lucas, who was inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame last year.