With the unexpected passing of our dear Kathy Gaubatz—and then six days later the death of our wonderful keyboard artist Bob Heath—we are all in shock. As we grieve their loss and consider how we can pay tribute to their spirits, we know we must maintain and move ahead with the Miami Bach Society.
We have a lot to do, including moving to new office space (Kathy had our office in her home for many years), looking at how we will restructure the Bach Society, developing an approach to funding from foundations, asking for gifts for this season's operations (Kathy had the whole season planned), and seeing if we might create a Kathy Gaubatz Memorial Foundation to help provide for the continuing work of the Miami Bach Society. Our concerts, educational outreach, and other activities such as bringing music to patients in the UM Sylvester Cancer Center (very important to Kathy) must go on in her memory.
We ask for your help in moving forward with the MBS. Your contribution now can help insure the immediate functioning of the Bach Society. Beyond that, the building of a Gaubatz Foundation would be a marvelous tribute to Kathy.
With your help we can look forward to a bright future for the Miami Bach Society—an enduring memorial to Kathy, and to all who treasure this wonderful music in our community.
Artistic Director and Founder,
Miami Bach Society
Giving to the Miami Bach Society
Remembering Kathy Gaubatz and Robert Heath
Three options for making your donation:
1) Call the MBS Office at 305-669-1376 and we can process a credit card through the office
2) Make a gift on-line through this link: http://www.miamibachsociety.org/membership.php
3) Or, mail a check payable to The Miami Bach Society, with a note mentioning the donation is in Memory of Kathy Gaubatz or Robert Heath. P.O. Box 4034, Coral Gables, FL 33114
We greatly appreciate your desire to honor Kathy's memory and the memory of Robert Heath, and help us to pay tribute
to their amazing work among us. We will keep their spirits alive as we continue to bring this great music to the people of South Florida.