DENVER, May 15, 2012 - Musicians On Call brings live music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities - and Inspirato takes people to global locations far and wide to experience the magic of luxury vacations. The two organizations have joined together in a new partnership through Inspirato's Inspired Giving platform, www.inspiredgiving.com. The partnership helps Musicians On Call develop a significant source of year-round revenue for its nonprofit initiatives, bringing the gift of music to those who can't leave their beds, and for others, opening the door to a world of enriching travel opportunities.
Inspirato's Inspired Giving was designed to help charitable organizations like Musicians On Call raise funds in a new way. Through this partnership, donors who contribute $2,000 to Musicians On Call's cause through Inspired Giving's dedicated online platform gain select access to Inspirato's club-managed portfolio of vacation residences and unparalleled personal vacation services in locations ranging from California and Colorado to Mexico and Hawaii.
The Inspired Giving donation model benefits Musicians On Call in a number of ways:
- For every $2,000 donated to Musicians On Call through Inspirato's Inspired Giving website, the donor gains one-time access to an Inspirato luxury vacation - priced at up to 50 percent under market, and without having to pay the $15,000 Inspirato membership fee.
- Inspirato contributes one Inspired Giving vacation experience that Musicians On Call can sell to raise funds. Of those contributed monies, 100 percent goes back to Musicians On Call.
- For every new Inspirato membership that is generated from a Musicians On Call donor through Inspired Giving, the company gives $2,000 to Musicians On Call as an Inspired Giving partner.
Throughout the year, Musicians On Call will offer multiple opportunities for supporters to donate to its cause through Inspired Giving.
"When our volunteer musicians bring music directly to the bedsides of patients of all ages, Musicians On Call brings a dose of joy to their day," said Dr. Leslie Faerstein, executive director of Musicians On Call. "In providing the kind of vacation people only dream of, Inspirato is bringing the world a little closer. We are excited about our partnership and Inspirato's charitable arm that supports organizations like Musicians On Call with Inspirato's unique donation from the purchase."
Funds raised for Musicians On Call through the Inspirato Inspired Giving program will go toward bringing the healing power of music to patients in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Nashville, and Washington, DC.
Musicians On Call has played music for over 300,000 people. Testimonials about the healing power of music abound, as exemplified by the following quote: "Your music was much appreciated at the hospital. My brother had been in relative isolation for almost three weeks. Trying to keep him connected to the world and his spirits intact was a huge challenge and sometimes a lonely one…. Your coming was a source of happiness during a time when there were few pleasant surprises. We talked about how awesome it was to go to the hospital and get a private concert. Sometimes the universe just gives a gift, and your presence and skill were a great gift to both of us."
For Musicians On Call's donors, the donation and vacation booking experience is simple: the donor is given access to Inspirato's Inspired Giving exclusive web portal, www.inspiredgiving.com; selects Musicians On Call as the charitable organization of choice; and makes a tax-deductible donation of $2,000. That donor is then able to book a vacation to a luxury Inspirato destination and enjoy all that Inspirato members enjoy, including: personalized service from an Inspirato vacation advisor, an on-site destination concierge, and luxurious accommodations ranging from intimate, couples-only, one-bedroom retreats to large, well-appointed homes in excess of 3,000 square feet.
"Inspired Giving is a unique, no-cost way for nonprofits to raise funds year round, and provides donors with something special in addition to their contributions," said Jackie Benton, executive director of the Inspirato giving program. "We are honored to be able to support Musicians On Call and to help bring the gift of music to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy it."
About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Since 1999, Musicians On Call has performed for over 300,000 individuals and counting. Learn more at www.musiciansoncall.org.
Designed specifically for a new generation of luxury consumers, Inspirato offers the best of destination club consistency and service, together with unmatched value, flexibility and low-cost membership. Our members have access to an ever-growing portfolio of luxury homes in the world's top destinations, including California, the Caribbean, Colorado, France, Hawaii, Italy, London, Mexico, New York City and more. By leasing vacation properties (rather than owning), Inspirato is able to keep membership fees low, offer more than 50 percent off market rates, and easily add homes and destinations as demand increases. Our innovative business model has led to rapid growth since our January 2011 launch, placing Inspirato at the forefront of the "luxury for less" movement. For more information about Inspirato, visit www.inspirato.com. Find Inspired Giving on Facebook.