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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

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

Vivace Impresarios: $3,000 and above

  • Mark & Judy Copeland Schulman
  • Richard & Sheila Riggs
  • Stuart & Margie Elsberg

Allegro Impresarios: $1,500 and above

  • Clement & Elizabeth Moore
  • Clifton F. West
  • Craig Damon & Lois R. Sherry
  • Deborah McCandliss Nevins
  • Fordi Family Foundation
  • Linda Knight
  • Merle Phillips
  • Shelby T. Strudwick

Adagio Impresarios: $1,000 and above

  • Alexandra C. Totten
  • Beryl Kemp
  • Bruce & Constance Hartwig
  • David L. & Mary W. White
  • Dennis & Elizabeth Martin
  • Douglas & Beryl Smith
  • Hanson & Linda Robbins
  • John & Peggy Christie
  • Mildred Sutton
  • Peter & Sally Sweetser
  • Patricia & Richard Tobey Jr.
  • Patricia Waring
  • Richard & Nancy Swanson
  • Robert & Jeanne Johnson
  • Robert Ingersoll
  • Robert Roth
  • Ronnie Edelman
  • Susan & Kristina Hughes
  • Waldemar & Carol Kerbel

Harmony Circle: $500 and above

  • Barbara Brereton
  • Elizabeth Raffetto
  • Herb & Kay Wilkinson
  • James Butler
  • John & Nancy Henderson
  • Kurt B. & Beverly H. Smith
  • Linda A. Verbeck
  • M.S. Sutton
  • Margaret Rasin
  • Melvin Rapelyea
  • Philip Boudart
  • Sandra Willett Jackson
  • Turner Smith
  • W. Dorsey Hammond
  • W. Robert Cook

Friends of the Festival: $200 – $499

  • Anne Bricker
  • Charles & Katherine Paff
  • Charles Lerner
  • Cheryl & Foster Beach
  • Henry & Anne Hart Charitable Fund
  • Howard & Mary McCoy
  • Priscilla Hall
  • R. Ford & Mary Schumann
  • Ralph & Madelaine Surette
  • Richard & Judith Crane
  • Simon & Susan Kenyon
  • Steven & Virginia Croker
  • Susan Baisley
  • Susan J. Shawhan
  • Thomas & Pamela Fisher
  • Thomas Pappas
  • Warren & Carol Beaven
  • William & Carol Edwards
  • William L. Cameron

Friends of the Festival: Up to $200

  • Abraham T. Hunter
  • Alice Bradshaw
  • Amazon.com
  • Anne Burton Vansant
  • Anne Keer Charles
  • Barbara & Frank Creegan
  • Barbara Rosenberg
  • Bryan & Susan Matthews
  • Carol A. R. Beaven
  • Charles Johnston
  • Charles Patterson, Jr.
  • Cynthia Saunders
  • Cynthia V. Ramsey
  • Dana Goode
  • Daniel Premo
  • David & Alice Dunham
  • David Roberts
  • Debra Woodruff-Capper
  • Dr. Mark Zwanger & Dr. Malcolm Kram
  • Earl & Susan McGimpsey
  • Elizabeth A. Schoeb
  • Ellen Ko & David Sachs
  • Gary & Nancy Robson
  • Gayle Folger
  • Glenn Michael
  • Gretchen & William Starling
  • Helen C. Moffatt
  • James & Sheila Barry
  • James & Carole Lupis
  • Joanne Clarke
  • John & Susan Hellwege
  • John Musachio
  • Judith Ames
  • Lisa Webb
  • Louise O’Brien
  • Marvin & Jane Bond
  • Mary Grace & John Brosius
  • Mary Hayman
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Michael Kris
  • Michelle Humphreys
  • Mobil Foundation, Inc.
  • Nancy Holland
  • Neil Blackmore & Charlotte Farscht
  • Pamela L. White
  • Patricia & Paul McDonald
  • Rebecca A. Byrd
  • Rebecca K. Taylor
  • Richard & Diane Kalter
  • Richard Hawkins & Nancy Holland
  • Richard Owen & Paula Wordtt
  • Sigrid Whaley
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Tom & Jen Joseph
  • William Creager
  • Wilson Taylor Builders, LLC
(This list represents contributions and pledges received between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.)

To 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!