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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 January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018:

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

Grant Funders: $1,000 and above

    • Town of Chestertown
    • Hedgelawn Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
    • Kent County Arts Council
    • Mid-Shore Community Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
  • United Way of Kent County (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)

Forte Impresarios: $5,000 and above

  • Christian Havemeyer
  • J. Kirk & Laura Wade
  • Laura Wade
  • Mary Anne Shea* & Blythe Reynolds
  • Nina Houghton
  • Rothschild Family Foundation
  • Sandra Ryon*
  • The Philanthropic Network
  • William & Amanda Madar

Vivace Impresarios: $3,000 and above

  • Elizabeth Gross

Allegro Impresarios: $1,500 and above

  • Fordi Family Foundation
  • Georgiana Evans
  • Joan Buffone
  • Lolli Sherry
  • Louisa Duemling
  • Mark & Judy Copeland Schulman
  • Richard & Sheila Riggs
  • Robert Ingersoll

Adagio Impresarios: $1,000 and above

  • Alexandra C. Totten
  • Beryl Kemp
  • Bruce* & Constance Hartwig
  • Cape Foundation
  • Carla Massoni Gallery
  • Charles Taylor*
  • David L. & Mary W. White
  • Deborah McCandliss Nevins*
  • Hanson & Linda Robbins
  • Jeffrey & Kathleen Weber
  • John & Peggy Christie
  • Linda Knight
  • Louise Widdup
  • Mary Anne Shea
  • Maryellen Campbell
  • Merle Phillips
  • P.J. & S.H. Sweetser
  • Patricia Waring
  • Richard & Diane Kalter
  • Richard & Nancy Swanson
  • Robert* & Jeanne Johnson
  • Shelby McN Strudwick
  • Stanley & Elizabeth Salett
  • Susan & Kristina Hughes
  • The Clifton Foundation
  • W. Dorsey Hammond*
  • Waldemar & Carol Kerbel

Harmony Circle: $500 and above

  • Bryan & Susan Matthews
  • Douglas & Beryl Smith
  • John & Nancy Henderson
  • John McElroy
  • M.S. Sutton
  • William W. Parshall

Friends of the Festival: $200 – $499

  • Dell, Your Cause, LLC
  • Ellen Ko & David Sachs
  • Geoffrey Marshall
  • James D. & Margaret Holmes
  • Katherine & Charles Paff
  • Kurt B. & Beverly H. Smith
  • Lisa Webb
  • MG & John Brosius
  • Mary McCoy
  • Matthew & Joanne Tobriner
  • Nancy J. Reed
  • Priscilla Hall
  • R. Ford & Mary Schumann
  • Randy Crawford & David Turner
  • Richard Stolbach & Lucia Keenan
  • Sandra S. Durfee
  • Thomas & Pamela Fisher
  • Thomas Pappas
  • Winifrede Ottinger

Friends of the Festival: Up to $200

  • Albert & Anne Briggs
  • Amazon.com
  • Alice Bradshaw
  • Barbara & Frank Creegan
  • Barbara Brown
  • Barbara Rosenberg
  • Barrie and Elizabeth Montague
  • Carol A.R. Beaven
  • Carol & Warren Beaven
  • Carolyn & David Menzie
  • Charles & Katherine Paff
  • Cynthia Saunders
  • Cynthia V. Ramsey
  • Daniel Premo
  • David & Alice Dunham
  • Denise P. Sullivan
  • Donna Hickman
  • Edith Foley
  • Eric Bachman
  • Frances & Evelyn Schauber
  • George & Jane Hardy III
  • George Shivers & Jeanette Sherbondy
  • Harry T. & Darla Downer
  • J. Rose
  • Jacqueline Boulden
  • James & Carole Lupis
  • Jane Garrette Martin
  • Jed N. & Bonnie F. Howell
  • Jennifer de Mooy
  • John & Ann Murray
  • John & Susan Hellwege
  • John Allen
  • Josef & Elke Wiedemann
  • Joyce Symington
  • Karen Smith
  • Lark Eshleman
  • Leann Miller
  • Linda Verbeck
  • Louise O’Brien
  • Lynn McLain
  • Marguerite Long
  • Mary Hayman
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Michael Kris
  • Michelle Humphreys
  • Nancy Zeller
  • Neil Blackmore & Charlotte Farscht
  • Neil W. Brayton, D.D.S.
  • Pamela L. White
  • Patricia & Paul McDonald
  • Patricia Barrows
  • Patricia Diedrichs
  • Paul & Bernadette Bowman
  • Rebecca A. Byrd
  • Richard & Virginia Barker
  • Richard & Virginia Lance
  • Richard Hawkins & Nancy Holland
  • Robert Campbell
  • Simon & Susan Kenyon
  • Stella Baucom
  • Susan K. Ross
  • Theodore & Joe Clark
  • Tom & Jen Joseph
  • Vera Holt
  • Warren & Carol Beaven
  • William Creager
(This list represents contributions and pledges received between May 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018. In some cases, this means that an individual’s contributions for both the 2017 and 2018 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
  • Margo Bailey
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • The Bookplate
  • Bernadette Bowman
  • Barbara & Catherine Brereton
  • Jeannette Brindley
  • MG Brosius
  • Rev. Robert Brown
  • Joan Buffone & W. Dorsey* Hammond
  • Chesapeake Bay Internet Associates
  • Chester River Chorale
  • Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  • Chestertown Baptist Church
  • Chestertown RiverArts
  • Chestertown Spy
  • Carol Colgate
  • Douglas D. Cox
  • Kimberly Cox
  • Crow Farm and Vineyard
  • Margie Elsberg
  • Robin & Robert Emling
  • Emmanuel Church
  • Georgiana Evans
  • John Grasing
  • Elizabeth Gross*
  • Heron Point
  • Jean Hirst
  • Historical Society of Kent County
  • Nina Houghton
  • Sandy Hudson
  • Bill Ingersoll
  • Bob Ingersoll
  • Robert Johnson*
  • K & L Services
  • Diane Kalter
  • 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
  • Tom McHugh
  • 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 Reynolds* & Blyth Reynolds
  • Steffi Ricketts
  • RiverArts
  • The River Club
  • Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
  • 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!