Daniel R. Lewis has spent the last 19 years focusing on philanthropic efforts in the social and musical arts fields, including founding the Miami Music Access Fellowship, serving as the founding chairman of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency/Miami Music Association, chairman of the Spring For Music Festival and chairman of The Management Center.
Mr. Lewis is also the founder of The Lewis Prize for Music - an organization rooted in the idea that music in the lives of young people is a catalytic force to drive positive change in our society. It partners with leaders in diverse and vibrant communities who invest in young people by providing access to safe, inclusive spaces where they can build powerful relationships through music.
One of the many ways in which The Lewis Prize for Music puts action behind its ideals is through The Accelerator Awards - a $500,000 grant initiative open to Creative Youth Development music organizations seeking to influence youth-serving systems so all young people have access to learning, creating, and performing experiences that reflect their culture and identity.
Applications for The Accelerator Awards will be accepted through August 21st. The winning applicants will receive the multi-year award of $500,000 starting in January of 2021. For more information on The Accelerator Awards, The Lewis Prize for Music, and the organization's many other Creative Youth Development programs, visit thelewisprize.org.