The Musicians Foundation recently sent out its 2017 end of year appeals letter written by Cipa and Misha Dichter, two wonderful members of our advisory council. Please see letter below. We are grateful for your continued support!
This fall, the Musicians Foundation was honored by the support of Rooftop Theatre Collaborative, who generously donated 20% of the proceeds from their October production of the musical “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” to the Foundation. Rooftop, a non-profit theatre group from Trenton, NJ, donates a fifth of the revenue from every show they produce to charity, and chose the Musicians Foundation for “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” because of its work supporting musicians who struggle through financial hardship. Jonathan Larson, the writer/composer of “Tick, Tick… BOOM!”, famously lived for years in poverty, waiting tables in New York City as he toiled on his magnum opus, the semi-autobiographical musical “Rent.” Larson tragically passed away on the evening before the first public performance of “Rent,” at the age of just 35.
On November 9, Jim Petro and Jaci d’Ulisse presented the Musicians Foundation with a check for $410.00. Thanks so much to Jim and Jaci for helping us keep American musicians from suffering the types of financial hardships that plagued Jonathan Larson!
The Musicians Foundation cordially invites you to attend our upcoming spring benefit concert on March 30, 2017 featuring the talents of pianists Vivian Choi and Spencer Myer! Call (212) 239 9137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by March 24. Details below:
The Musicians Foundation recently sent out its 2016 end of year appeals letter written by our long-standing President and dedicated Board Member Hans Tausig. Please see letter below. We are grateful for your continued support!
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:
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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!
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!
The Musicians Foundation is honored to be awarded and chosen by AMP, the Association of Music Producers, to be recipients of a portion of proceeds from their annual creative competition! See the press release below for more details:
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?
With 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:
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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.
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