Something wonderful is happening in Miami!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the New Beginnings Fund!
Famed musician and music producer, Emilio Estefan, and Maestro Eduardo Marturet have teamed up to bring something positive to our vibrant community in a time when we could all use a little hope, entertainment, and joy.
This has been a long difficult year, and like you we are looking forward to a new year and a New Beginning!
We invite you to join us in creating a new chapter of resilience for your "hometown orchestra", as we use the healing power of music to bring people closer together and to give us a beacon of hope for the future.
Read on to learn more about the New Beginnings Fund, our current and future programs, and to see how you can play an important role in helping all of us, and our beloved great city of Miami get back on our feet!
Leading us to a better way
We have found ourselves in a moment of disharmony.
For months now we have been bombarded daily with bad news about COVID-19, bleak economic forecasts, and the tumult and tension of confronting the racial injustice and inequality.
Now more than ever we need a way to feel more connected, more united - more in harmony with one another.
What better way than through the power of music?
The Miami Symphony Orchestra is taking bold steps to develop new programs and performances that will endeavor to bring us all closer together, provide opportunities to our youth, and fill us with hope for a brighter future.
The New Beginnings Fund is not just about ensuring the “survival” of MISO, but it gives us the means to develop top quality programs, youth activities, performances, and new opportunities for community engagement that will have real impact now!
Music Director and Conductor
Together – we can make a difference!
In the face of adversity there is opportunity. Now, perhaps more than ever before in the history of our country, we are faced with striking new challenges almost daily. This is daunting in many ways, but it also has the power to inspire people to stand up for causes they truly believe in. I have been awed by seeing people step forward in magnificent ways during these unprecedented times.
The New Beginnings Fund is MISO’s bold initiative to move ahead with optimism and positive energy, not only to get us through this period, but to deliver enriching experiences along the way and give us the opportunity to do something that directly benefits others and our community through the power of music.
Join us in building something together that will have a meaningful impact on our beloved Miami and our community of neighbors and friends: A New Beginning.
The New Beginnings Fund
Join us in MISO’s New Beginning!
In the spirit of New Beginnings, we want to start the new year off by reaching our goal of $500,000 for the fund by New Year’s Day!
Despite the hardships we’ve had to endure these past months we must seize the opportunity to come out of this dark time stronger than ever before and, to develop new initiatives to provide entertainment, education and enjoyment for our community.
This bold initiative will give MISO the opportunity to begin an exciting new chapter of resilience and impact for our organization, using the power of music to bring us all closer together and give us hope for a better future.
Your support will help us emerge stronger than ever
- Provide immediate capital to sustain the Orchestra, keep it intact, and enable us to be active during the Covid-19 period.
- Provide funds for MISO activities, programs, teaching materials, and to support mini performances.
- Enable MISO to further develop our plans to work with low-income kids and coordinate activities with area schools.
- Continue to create attractive ways to engage children of all ages in music and the arts.
- Enable MISO to conduct special performances for the home-bound, nursing homes, veterans' centers, and hospitals.
- Fund MISO’s performances and programs to address and counterbalance racial injustices with messages of unity, forgiveness, and compassion.
- Support MISO’s initiatives to entertain, educate, and engage the community in creative activities and positive experiences during the Covid-19 crisis.
How We Are Impacting Our Community
Your generous support of the New Beginnings Fund gives MISO the resources to continue to engage, entertain, and inspire Miami!
Our Initiatives and Experiences
The Virtual Stage
Your source for a world of free online musical content, including video and audio recordings of performances from our archives, educational programs, and regular updates of new concerts.
The MISO Newsletter
Our weekly dose of cutting-edge musical performances, important messages for community engagement, inspiring stories, and educational opportunities that is sent to thousands of subscribers.
We’re bringing musical education to Miami-Dade County Public Schools! El Sistema provides free classical music education opportunities and development to area youth across many socioeconomic and racially diverse backgrounds.
Taking the Orchestra to the Community
With our current health crisis people cannot gather together to enjoy the symphony in ways they once did, so we’re taking MISO to the streets! To give back to the community that’s given us so much, our small teams of musicians are planning COVID-safe performances at hospitals, homebound neighborhoods, veterans' centers, and other places that we can inspire hope through music.
You Can Make a Difference!
Ways of Giving
Now is the time to help MISO build a New Beginning!
Your generous gift or pledge to support the New Beginnings Fund is greatly appreciated, and the methods of giving are numerous.
Some of the most common ways of giving:
- By check or credit card
- Company matching gift
- Planned or estate gift
- Gift in-kind
- Gift of stock, real estate, or tangible personal property
- Charitable IRA Rollover or another suitable vehicle
- Donor Advised Fund
Consider a Monthly Gift
A monthly pledge allows you to make a greater donation divided into regular monthly payments over a longer period. We ask that you strongly consider extending payments over the months ahead. The success or our New Beginnings Fund will benefit greatly from gifts of this type.
Giving to the New Beginnings Fund offers the opportunity for creating a tribute gift. Gifts and pledges may be made In Memoriam or In Honor of individuals, families, businesses, or organizations. A Special Tribute gift could also be made to recognize a memorable date or event (such as the holidays!). We would be happy to discuss our special gift options with donors.
Consider becoming a sponsor of one or more of our performances, classes, educational offerings, or programs.
Champion for a Day
Become a Champion for a Day by making a gift of $500 and dedicating a day to a loved one, friend, school, businessowner, or a favorite organization.
How to Make a Gift
You may also make your credit or debit card gift over the phone at (350) 275-5666
Or send your check made payable to The Miami Symphony Orchestra:
The Miami Symphony Orchestra
3900 North Miami Avenue, First Floor
Miami, FL 33127
Give with Confidence
MISO is a registered 501 (c)(3) Florida non-profit organization. We have made a public promise to adhere to best practices, honesty and accountability in all fundraising practices, enabling you to give with confidence.
New! CARES Act Charitable Giving Incentive
This Act Includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for charitable contributions of up to $300. This incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. (Section 2204) The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. (Section 2205)