​Daniel R. Lewis

Daniel Lewis has devoted the last 19 years to philanthropic activities, with his greatest focus being on social and musical arts investing. He initiated the Cleveland Orchestra’s residency in Miami as founding chairman of Miami Music Association, the support organization created in 2007 to produce 3-4 weeks of Cleveland Orchestra concerts and educational activities in Miami-Dade County each season. He was the board chair of the Festival of North American Orchestras, the sponsoring organization for Spring for Music at Carnegie Hall. Spring for Music’s format is now part of the Kennedy Center, renamed the Shift Festival. He also served on the executive committees of The Cleveland Orchestra and the board of the League of American Orchestras. Mr. Lewis recently founded and chairs M:X (Miami Experimental), to pursue making music education accessible and affordable to all Miami-Dade County children. The Lewis Prize for Music, his most recent start-up, is another ambitious effort to drive social change through musical arts. Mr. Lewis is also chairman of The Management Center, which provides management training and consulting to socially and politically progressive organizations.

He graduated from Miami University with an accounting degree, taught three years at Cleveland's Glenville High School, was a real estate developer in Phoenix, and retired from Progressive Corporation having had general management, control, claims, product management, and board membership responsibilities.


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