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In response to the massive flooding that took place this past August in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Musicians Foundation provided financial aid to local musicians effected by this terrible event. A joint effort by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and multiple charities nationwide resulted in some much needed relief, see below:

BRSO UPDATE

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BRSO THANK YOU:

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The Musicians Foundation cordially invites you to How The Piano Conquered The World, a benefit event hosted by renowned pianist, author, composer, and critic Stuart Isacoff. Event details are below, please RSVP to the Musicians Foundation by October 15th (212 239 9137) or BC@musiciansfoundation.org. Thank you!

 

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The Musicians Foundation had a busy few months welcoming new Board members and being honored at an event hosted by the Association of Music Producers (AMP) in May. This marks the beginning of a charitable partnership that raises awareness of our mission. Advisory Council Board Member Bobby Lopez was able to thank AMP via video for its recognition of the Musicians Foundation service to musicians (see video above). More on the event and our new Board members below!

 

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The Musicians Foundation recently sent out our end of year appeals letter written and signed by Advisory Council members Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez. The Foundation is grateful for your continued support. Feel free to read their wonderful letter below:

 

The Musicians Foundation is excited to be participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday event on December 1st, 2015.  #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to uniting people from all around the world for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give back. This is the Musicians Foundation’s first year joining the celebration and we hope you join us in raising awareness for the nonprofit community, specifically for professional musicians in times of need.

WHY DONATE TO THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION?

JimmyScottFaceWith your support, we are able to help musicians such as the late great jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott. A fall during a concert left him in a wheelchair and bookings stopped when promoters heard of Scott’s infirmity. He was directed to the Musicians Foundation where Scott found the ongoing financial assistance he needed.

With all the records, I never saw any royalties. We couldn’t make our monthly mortgage payment and would have been homeless. The help we got from the Musicians Foundation has been a sheer blessing and we thank God every night for their help.”  –  Jimmy Scott

The Musicians Foundation has helped thousands of musicians like Jimmy Scott across all genres in times of need, crisis and transition, and it is only through your support and generous donations that we are able to continue to do such important work.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Through #GivingTuesday, we hope to bring visibility to our cause and we need your help to make it happen! Here are several easy ways you can get involved and support the Musicians Foundation:

  1. Consider making a donation that will go towards supporting a professional musician and their family in time of need: https://mophilanthropy.co/musiciansfoundation/
  2. Share this blog post on any of your respective social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, etc) using the following link : http://bit.ly/1la2lH9
  3. Share our cause on social media with your friends about why supporting the Musicians Foundation is important to you, or feel free to use this twitter-friendly:

“Join me in supporting @musiciansusa on #GivingTuesday. Together we can provide aid to musicians in times of crisis: [include link to donation page] ”

  1. Download one (or all!) of our custom #GivingTuesday banners and replace your profile photo, twitter banner, or Facebook banner to help spread the word! Just right click the images below, “download”, and save to your desktop!

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THANK YOU!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Musicians Foundation. We are thankful for your support and hope that you are able to use #GivingTuesday as an opportunity to share our mission with the rest of the world.

Sincerely,

The Musicians Foundation

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The Matt Show 2.0 – Benefit Concert

 

We are honored to be chosen as the recipients for this year’s proceeds raised at the annual benefit concert The Matt Show 2.0 at the legendary indie rock venue Double Door this week on Saturday Oct 3rd 7:00 pm! The event is in celebration of the life of beloved Chicago musician, family man, tour-manager and promoter Matthew Suhar. We are grateful for the bands providing music for the night: The Smoking Popes, Trapper Schoepp and The Shades, The Blind Venetians Reunion, Tim Jones, Courtney Kaiser, and friends as well as for the “Fans of Suhar” for organizing the event and Double Door for providing the venue space. How fitting for professional musicians to be helping professional musicians!

We look forward to being there, to join in the celebration, and take part in the opportunity to share our cause.

Won’t you join us?

You can purchase tickets for $25.00 here: http://doubledoor.com/events/the-smoking-popes/

Please be sure to share the event with friends and family in the Chicago area here: https://www.facebook.com/events/573695316102077/permalink/586966018108340/

If you’re not able to make the event but still want to participate, we’ll be live streaming the event thanks to the folks at Gigity.TV here: https://gigity.tv/event/108395

 

In Memory of Vera Stern

July 24, 2015

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Musicians Foundation, we express our condolences and deepest sympathies to her extensive family. She served on the Board for over forty years with devotion and a deep sense of caring for the musicians who are our clients. She will be sorely missed.

— Hans Tausig, President

The NY Times published an article highlighting some of the wonderful work Ms. Stern did during her lifetime: http://nyti.ms/1OCOqTq.

A Centennial Celebration!

February 28, 2015

We are so excited to announce the upcoming Centennial Celebration event that Mildred Forrell and Bess Steiger will be hosting for us.

Please stay tuned for pictures to come on our website!

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