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Our Supporters

It takes all kinds of supporters — individual, family, corporate and foundation — to make a music festival. National Music Festival supporters are co-producers of this important cultural event. We are grateful for your contributions and will use them responsibly. Thank you for your support of the National Music Festival!

OuterArts Maryland, Inc. dba National Music Festival is a nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 

The Impresarios! Membership is extended to anyone contributing $1,000 or more in a given year. The Impresarios are important co-producers of the Festival and help make possible the scholarships that are provided to all apprentices. For more information, please contact caitlin@nationalmusic.us or 443.480.0221.

We are grateful to the following supporters for their contributions between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019:

Corporate Impresarios: $1,000 and above
  • David A. Bramble, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Bank & Trust
  • The Peoples Bank
 Grant Funders: $10,000 and above
  • Maryland State Arts Council

Grant Funders: $5,000 and above

  • The Clifton Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
  • Kent County Arts Council

Grant Funders: $1,000 and above

    • Town of Chestertown
    • D’Addario Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
    • Mid-Shore Community Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
    • United Way of Kent County (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)

Forte Impresarios: $5,000 and above

  • Anonymous
  • Christian Havemeyer
  • Elizabeth Gross
  • Henry F. Sears
  • J. Kirk & Laura Wade
  • Mary Anne Shea & Blyth Reynolds
  • Nina Rodale Houghton
  • Rothschild Family Foundation
  • Sandra Ryon
  • The Philanthropic Network
  • William & Amanda Madar

Vivace Impresarios: $3,000 and above

  • Mark & Judy Copeland Schulman

Allegro Impresarios: $1,500 and above

  • Beryl Kemp
  • Clement & Elizabeth Moore
  • Fordi Family Foundation
  • Georgiana Evans
  • Lolli Sherry
  • Louisa Duemling
  • Robert Busler
  • Robert Ingersoll
  • Shelby T. Strudwick
  • Stuart & Margie Elsberg
  • W. Dorsey Hammond & Joan Buffone

Adagio Impresarios: $1,000 and above

  • Alexandra C. Totten
  • Cape Foundation
  • Charles Taylor
  • David L. & Mary W. White
  • Deborah McCandless Nevins
  • Hanson & Linda Robbins
  • Jeffrey & Kathleen Weber
  • John & Peggy Christie
  • Linda Knight
  • Louise Widdup
  • Merle Phillips
  • Peter & Sally Sweetser
  • Richard & Nancy Swanson
  • Robert & Jeanne Johnson
  • Stanley & Elizabeth Salett
  • Susan & Kristina Hughes
  • Waldemar & Carol Kerbel

Harmony Circle: $500 and above

  • Bruce & Constance Hartwig
  • Bryan & Susan Matthews
  • Dennis & Elizabeth Martin
  • Douglas & Beryl Smith
  • Herb & Kay Wilkinson
  • John & Nancy Henderson
  • John McElroy
  • M.S. Sutton
  • Margaret Rasin
  • Melvin Rapelyea
  • William W. Parshall

Friends of the Festival: $200 – $499

  • Charles Lerner
  • Cheryl & Foster Beach
  • Ellen Ko & David Sachs
  • Geoffrey Marshall
  • James D. & Winifred Anderson
  • James D. & Margaret Holmes
  • Katherine & Charles Paff
  • Kurt B. & Beverly H. Smith
  • Lisa Webb
  • Mary Grace & John Brosius
  • Mary & Howard McCoy
  • Matthew & Joanne Tobriner
  • R. Ford & Mary Schumann
  • Rebecca A. Byrd
  • Thomas & Pamela Fisher
  • Thomas Pappas
  • Winifrede Ottinger

Friends of the Festival: Up to $200

  • Albert & Anne Briggs
  • Alice Bradshaw
  • Anne Bricker
  • Anne Burton Vansant
  • Barbara Brown
  • Barbara & Frank Creegan
  • Barbara & Jack Fancher
  • Barbara & Lee Rosenberg
  • Barrie & Elizabeth Montague
  • Carol & Warren Beaven
  • Carolyn & David Menzie
  • Charles & Katherine Paff
  • Cynthia V. Ramsey
  • Cynthia Saunders
  • Daniel Premo
  • David & Alice Dunham
  • Denise P. Sullivan
  • Donna Hickman
  • Edith Foley
  • Francis & Evelyn Schauber
  • George & Jane Hardy III
  • George Shivers & Jeanette Sherbondy
  • Harry T & Darla Downer
  • Jacqueline Boulden
  • James & Carole Lupis
  • Jane Garrette Martin
  • Janet Rose
  • Jed N. & Bonnie F. Howell
  • John & Ann Murray
  • John & Susan Hellwege
  • Josef & Elke Wiedermann
  • Joyce Symington
  • Karen Smith
  • Lark Eshleman
  • Leann Miller
  • Linda Verbeck
  • Louise O’Brien
  • Lynn McLain
  • Mark S. Kamon
  • Meredith Davies Hadaway
  • Marguerite Long
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Michael Kris
  • Michelle Humphreys
  • Nancy Zeller
  • Neil W. Brayton, D.D.S.
  • Pamela L. White
  • Patricia Barrows
  • Patricia Diedrichs
  • Patricia & Paul McDonald
  • Priscilla Hall
  • Richard & Judith Crane
  • Richard & Virginia Barker
  • Richard Hawkins & Nancy Holland
  • Richard & Virginia Lance
  • Richard Owen & Paula Wordtt
  • Robert Campbell
  • Sheila Austrian
  • Simon & Susan Kenyon
  • Stella Baucom
  • Susan K. Ross
  • The Deford Family Charitable Gift Fund
  • Theodore & Jo Clark
  • Tom & Jen Joseph
  • Vera Holt
  • William Creager
  • Wilson Taylor Builders, LLC

(This list represents contributions and pledges received between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. In some cases, this means that an individual’s contributions for both the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years are reflected above.)

T o donate to the National Music Festival, please contact Caitlin Patton at caitlin@nationalmusic.us or 443.480.0221. Contributions can also be made online at www.nationalmusic.us.

 

In-Kind Supporters

The National Music Festival wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous in-kind support. These donations of in-kind goods and services help us keep our costs low:

  • Acme (Chestertown & Centreville locations)
  • Adkins Arboretum
  • Anthony’s Flowers
  • Betsy Alexander & Burnell Yow!
  • Karen Ashley
  • John Allen
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • The Bookplate
  • Bernadette Bowman
  • Barbara & Catherine Brereton
  • MG Brosius
  • Rev. Robert Brown
  • Joan Buffone & W. Dorsey* Hammond
  • Chesapeake Bay Internet Associates
  • Chester River Chorale
  • Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Chestertown RiverArts
  • Chestertown Spy
  • Carol Colgate
  • Douglas D. Cox~
  • Kimberly Cox
  • Crow Farm and Vineyard
  • Margie Elsberg
  • Emmanuel Church
  • Georgiana Evans
  • John Grasing
  • Elizabeth Gross*
  • Heron Point
  • Jean Hirst
  • Historical Society of Kent County
  • Nina Houghton
  • Bill Ingersoll
  • Bob Ingersoll
  • Robert Johnson*
  • K & L Services
  • Bonnie & David Keating
  • Beryl Kemp*
  • Kent County Arts Council
  • Kent County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent County News
  • Kent County Office of Tourism and Economic Development
  • Kent County Public Schools
  • The Mainstay
  • Sammy Marshall~
  • Massoni Art
  • Drew McMullen
  • Mid-Shore Community Foundation
  • Vida Morley & Robert Fox
  • Jennifer Mulligan
  • Debbie Nevins
  • Occasions Catering
  • Caitlin Patton~*
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Redner’s Market
  • Mary Anne Shea & Blyth Reynolds
  • Steffi Ricketts
  • RiverArts
  • The River Club
  • Philip Rosenberg
  • Richard Rosenberg~*
  • Saint Paul’s Parish, Kent
  • Sandy Ryon*
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Sassy River Market
  • Harry Sears
  • Michelle Sensenig
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Robert Stiles~
  • Sultana Education Foundation
  • Sumner Hall
  • Charles Taylor*
  • Paddy & Rich Tobey
  • Town of Chestertown
  • Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
  • United Way of Kent County
  • Laura* & Kirk Wade
  • WBJC
  • Jeff Weber*
  • Jerren Wetterau
  • Darcy Williams
  • Michael C. Wootton
  • WSCL
  • WYPR
 ~ NMF Mentor/Staff
 * NMF Board Member

We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been inadvertently excluded from this list. We appreciate all of our supporters, without whom the Festival would not exist. If you are a donor and have not been listed here, please email info@nationalmusic.us and we will correct the issue as soon as possible. Thank you!