May 8, 2020
RAISE UP: Lin-Manuel Miranda, friends and family launch fundraising campaign for Hispanic Federation’s Emergency Assistance Fund to help offset COVID-19 costs in immigrant communities
In partnership with Charity Network’s auction site Charitybuzz and sweepstakes platform Prizeo, Raise Up will offer exciting, memorable experiences including attending the first performance of HAMILTON once it returns to theaters, hosting a private movie screening at Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY campus, and cooking virtually with Chef José Andrés
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May 8, 2020 -- Today, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family announced the launch of Raise Up, a digital fundraising campaign offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to raise vital funds for immigrant communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19: 


Through Raise Up, people can win incredible items and experiences, donated by the Miranda Family and their generous network, and give back to an essential cause, the Hispanic Federation Emergency Assistance Fund. The Raise Up campaign will continually add new opportunities, curated at


To kick off the campaign, several Prizeo sweepstakes and Charitybuzz auctions are live, including the following: 

Attend HAMILTON as a VIP guest when it returns from hiatus, including travel and accommodations 

Host a private screening at Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY campus for you and 10 guests

Take a virtual family cooking lesson with chef and humanitarian José Andrés

Four VIP tickets to a LA Dodgers game with a Mookie Betts signed bat and Clayton Kershaw signed baseball

Learn to salsa or merengue with Lin-Manuel’s parents, Luis Miranda and Luz Towns-Miranda, during a virtual dance lesson

COMING SOON: a $10,000 gift card donated from our friends at American Express, proud supporter of the Hispanic Federation


“In the thick of one of our country’s most trying chapters, immigrant communities are showing up, stepping up and getting the job done,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Despite these acts of heroism, they are often being overlooked and left behind. My family and I are calling on our friends and supporters to join us, stand up and Raise Up for those affected by the pandemic.”  


The Miranda Family collaborated with the Hispanic Federation to create the Emergency Assistance Fund with the goal of ensuring that immigrant-focused community-based nonprofits are able to provide relief and support to the vulnerable families and communities they care for and serve.  


“We are immensely grateful for the Mirandas, the Charity Network companies and all of the generous donors offering their time to support us,” said Hispanic Federation President Frankie Miranda. “Raise Up provides us an incredible opportunity to help immigrants on the frontlines of this crisis, ensuring that they get the support they need to sustain themselves and their families.”


Through Charity Network’s Prizeo sweepstakes platform and Charitybuzz auction site, the Raise Up campaign is reaching new donors and unlocking new revenue for the Hispanic Federation’s Emergency Assistance Fund. The Miranda Family has worked with Charity Network since 2016 to bring fans momentous experiences, from HAMILTON to FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME and more, raising tens of millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations. 


“The Mirandas are unbelievably generous, passionate, and strategic when it comes to their philanthropic efforts,” said Charity Network’s Jan Friedlander Svendsen. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with them once again on an innovative digital fundraising campaign to bring new funds to an urgent cause.”  


To learn more about the Raise Up campaign and the remarkable experiences available, please visit