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The South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is flying high as they open up their 2014-2015 season. One of their most ardent supporters, Marilynn Weber, has pledged a very wonderful gift. Weber, who founded the Do It For M.E. Fund (M.E. standing for “music education”), is awarding the SFSO a gift in the amount of $120,000. Weber is a former teacher and a long-time patron of the arts, and a particular fan of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.

“My experiences of seeing and hearing the Symphony have created unforgettable and wonderful memories for me,” Weber told the SFSO upon awarding the gift to them. “I hope my gift will encourage others who love the Symphony as much as I do to recognize its inspiring performances and education programs as important assets in our community. My intention is for this gift to motivate you to support the Symphony to the greatest of your ability.”

The Symphony was very noticeably moved by this kind-hearted gesture. “We are deeply appreciative of this generous and significant gift and for Marilynn’s continuing support over many years,” said Jacqueline Lorber, President and CEO of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. “We are excited to move into our new season, which offers an outstanding variety of classical music and the Grammy nominated ‘The WannaBeatles’ performing with the Symphony in its new Pops Series.”

With this donation, the Symphony in the Schools program has been allowed to blossom. This program brings the Symphony and its musicians to students in grades K through 5, and allows them to experience what it’s like to be in a symphony orchestra in a hands-on manner. Currently seven elementary schools participate in Monroe County, and now more children will get to share in this experience.

Ms. Weber challenges you to donate as well. To find a way to participate, please call (954) 522-8445. For more information on the SFSO, visit