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2017 Appeal Letter

December 12, 2017

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!

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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.

Jim Petro (left) and Jaci d’Ulisse (right) present Executive Director B.C. Vermeersch (center) with Rooftop Theatre’s generous donation

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!

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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