COVID-19 Fund Provides Nearly $140,000 of Musician Relief
Thanks to All Who Donated to the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund.
To date, nearly $140,000 was disbursed to Local 72-147 members who had applied for assistance and suffered the most significant losses of income due to the shutdowns of the Pandemic. This was made possible by individual’s donations and Local 72-147’s investment in the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund was also supported by special fundraiser concert last May performed by musicians of the Dallas Symphony joined by many musicians of the MET Opera Orchestra, who had spent most of the Pandemic without employment. Much thanks go to Dallas Symphony Association President Kim Noltemy and Music Director Fabio Luisi for their work in making this event a reality.
This show of support and generosity, combined with the Local’s investment in the fund, has enabled us to help each other and come together as a union in our industry’s darkest hour.
While we cannot replace what has been lost, this fund has enabled us to help members with some bills, cover a portion of rent, or buy groceries, as we have stood together to survive this difficult time. We have heard back from many of those who have received aid from the Fund, and about how relieved and grateful they have been to have had some help.
A special thanks go to all the contributors to the Fund. The many gifts to the fund have truly made a difference. Donors, you have shown leadership, compassion, generosity, and selflessness through your help.
On behalf of those who have been able to sustain themselves a bit longer because of your assistance, thank you.
Gifts listed have been contributed between March 27, 2020 & July 1, 2021
|Gifts Up to $99|
in memory of Joe Pat Hennen
M A Gilmore
Steve and Cinde Pettey
Karen Victor in memory of Milton Gold
Gifts of $100 to $249
in the name of Ralph Canapa
Dan and Colleen Clower
Marilyn & Tim D’Auteuil
Doug Howard and Rogene Russell
Lauren Vogel Weiss
Gifts from $250 to $550
Thomas A Demer
John and Janine Geisel
Peter & Barbara Grenier
Gifts from $600 to $10,000
The American Harp Society in Dallas
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Players Assembly
Gifts of $10,000 and Above
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Players Association
Dallas Symphony & MET Orchestra Special Concert Fundraiser
In Addition, These Generous Gifts Have Been Made to the
BILL COLLINS BENEFIT FUND
in response to the COVID-19 Crisis
William Collins III
Mike and Pat McPherson
in memory of George Studdard