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THE STORY:

 

Hello Friends!

As you may know, years ago one of my majors in college was cello performance yet I have not played in public since 2001... I am finally taking my cello out of retirement for a fundraising concert in support of an incredible organization: The People’s Music School. Now in its 40th year, TPMS delivers multi-year music education, completely free, to hundreds of disadvantaged students across Chicago.  Providing rigorous and immersive programs, the school changes the lives of the kids that participate, helping them achieve goals that would have otherwise appeared unattainable -- whether it's gaining admission into some of the top high schools in Chicago or playing on stage at Symphony Center, the TPMS students are broadening their ideas of what their futures can be.  Seeing these kids has served as a reminder for how fortunate I was to have had access to music and what an amazing gift it is to make it, and all the benefits music offers, available for free. Music has instilled in me so much more than the ability to play the cello - it's given me a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem and discipline that has proved invaluable in all parts of my life. Doesn't everyone deserve access to such a special gift? TPMS makes that dream of open access, regardless of financial situation, a reality like no other organization in the United States.

Any funds we raise will be matched by two generous donors, meaning anything you contribute will have three times the impact - what an exciting opportunity to maximize our giving!

I would be honored to have you attend my “re-debut” on May 6th, 2016 where I will perform with Debbie Lee (violinist and my lovely fiancée), Rob Gordon (cellist and CEO of my employer Driehaus Capital Management), Jason Klein (pianist and fellow TPMS Board member) and TPMS students. Please RSVP here – family and friends are welcome! In addition, please plan to attend and RSVP for the post-concert reception I will be hosting at a bar nearby. This will be your opportunity to tell me about all the notes I missed!

Thank you so much for your support!

Mike

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To This Fundraiser

$16,882

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lani Knight

     

  • Christian Pontarelli

     

  • Bradley Dawson

     

  • Chrissy Bilyk

     

  • Gabriella Santaniello

     

  • Stella Basoukeas

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Helen Blanaru

     

  • Ariel Hargrave

     

  • Jeff James

     

  • Kinsey Bevilacqua

     

  • Ryan Jackson

     

  • The Goshert Gang!

     

  • Chris Moss

     

  • Caitlin Kelly

    $100

  • Louis Wilson

    $100

  • Brian Kowieski

     

  • Lee Glenna

     

  • George Hamilton

     

  • ETA

    $200

  • Keith Jurss

     

  • Jason Bowman

     

  • Buchanan Family

     

  • Tom Seftenberg

    $100

  • Chad and Maheen Cleaver

    $250

  • Will Hickey

    $100

  • Matthew Peters

    $25

  • Maheen Cleaver

    $250

  • Stephanie Reynolds

    $100

  • Mary Colleran & Greg Spyreas

    $50

  • Heather Buck and Peter McGough

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kieran (Shanahan) Nasr

    $100

  • Peggy Frye

     

  • Ward Buckingham

     

  • Ted McCool

    $50

  • Tasha Downing

     

  • Mr. Mister

    $100

  • Drew Srichandra

    $100

  • Philip Caputo

     

  • Jeanette Ventura

     

  • Shanelle Trinidad

     

  • Tara Trischetta

    $90

  • Craig and Libby Hurley

     

  • Sarah McGinnis

    $25

  • Kathy Wiseman

    $100

  • Steve Beiser

     

  • Patty Hardina

     

  • Michelle Waller

     

  • Matt Lange

    $100

  • Seman Violins

    $100

  • Randi Harwood

     

  • Nick Ferrer

     

  • Tom Billish

    $100

  • Janet Masters

     

  • Ryan Carpenter

    $250

  • Charles McCaleb

     

  • Alicia Kozikowski

     

  • Troy Frederick

     

  • Shaun Gallagher

     

  • Nick Hutson

    $50

  • Frank Ma

    $50

  • Liz Wedelstaedt

     

  • Moik

    $252

  • Prakash Vijayan

    $100

  • jill tricarico

    $100

  • Ben & Sarah Law

     

  • Patrick, Karen, Lily and Taffy Burchell

     

  • Bojana Bidovec

    $200

  • Amy Singh

     

  • Stephen & Shiloh Raquet

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Judith Rath

     

  • The Heitner Family

     

  • Carla Dawson

    $100

  • Bradley Belen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Kurzawski

     

  • Voula Kanavas

    $100

  • Betsy & Stu

     

  • Michelle Cahoon

     

  • Jack Lowey

    $50

  • Sherry Podgorsky

     

  • Tom and Kim Blair

    $50

  • Dan Rea

     

  • Sandra Cornejo

    $30

  • Jenny Willcox

    $100

  • Leigh Pollak

     

  • Jason Vedder

     

  • Carrie O'Donnell

     

  • Joanie Thompson

    $25

  • Rob Garofolo

    $100

  • Andrea Goldberg

    $50

  • Petersen

     

  • Alice Deller

    $50

  • Mira and Martin Toth

    $250

  • Carla Stephens

    $100

  • Thomas B McCauley

    $100

  • Strategas

     

  • Michael Scott and Kim Waters

    $50

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84% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Scott and Kim Waters

Michael Scott and Kim Waters

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Strategas

Strategas

3 years ago

Thomas B McCauley

Thomas B McCauley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Carla Stephens

Carla Stephens

DONATION: $100

In Support of Debbie and Mike, from a sister in her barbershop chorus. 3 years ago

Mira and Martin Toth

Mira and Martin Toth

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Alice Deller

Alice Deller

DONATION: $50

In Honor of Debbie Lee 3 years ago

Petersen

Petersen

3 years ago

Andrea Goldberg

Andrea Goldberg

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rob Garofolo

Rob Garofolo

DONATION: $100

Can't make it but good luck!! 3 years ago

Joanie Thompson

Joanie Thompson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago