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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 (This list represents contributions, grants, and pledges received between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020): 

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
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Grant Funders: $5,000 and above

  • Kent Cultural Alliance

Grant Funders: $1,000 and above

  • Mid-Shore Community Foundation (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)
  • United Way of Kent County (for the Fiddlesticks! Program)

Forte Impresarios: $5,000 and above

  • Elizabeth Gross
  • William & Amanda Madar
  • Sandra Ryon
  • Mary Anne Shea & Blyth Reynolds
  • Turner Smith
  • Rothschild Family Foundation

Vivace Impresarios: $3,000 and above

  • W. Dorsey Hammond & Joan Buffone

Allegro Impresarios: $1,500 and above

  • Louisa Duemling
  • Bruce & Constance Hartwig
  • Ed Hatcher – Angie Cannon Giving Trust
  • Christian Havemeyer
  • Richard & Nancy Swanson
  • Louise Widdup

Adagio Impresarios: $1,000 and above

  • John & Peggy Christie
  • The Elsberg Family Fund
  • Georgiana Evans
  • Robert Ingersoll
  • Beryl Kemp
  • Robert & Jeanne Johnson
  • Deborah McCandless Nevins
  • Robert Roth
  • Mark & Judy Copeland Schulman
  • Shelby M. Strudwick
  • Alexandra C. Totten

Harmony Circle: $500 and above

  • Anne Bricker
  • Muriel J. Cole
  • The Comegys Bight Foundation
  • W. Robert Cook
  • Ralph Dowling – The People’s Bank
  • Ronnie Edelman
  • Molly Gebrian
  • John & Susan Hellwege
  • Jeff Keesecker
  • Waldemar & Carol Kerbel
  • Dennis & Elizabeth Martin
  • Sue & Bryan Matthews
  • Howard & Mary McCoy
  • William & Kay McIntosh
  • Glenn Michael
  • Vida Morley
  • R. Ford & Mary Schumann
  • Henry F. Sears
  • M.S. Sutton
  • Caitlin Patton & Richard Rosenberg
  • Charles Taylor & Jim Bodgen
  • Laura and Kirk Wade
  • Theresa Willen
  • The Wolin Family Tzedakah Fund

Friends of the Festival: $200 – $499

  • Cheryl & Foster Beach
  • Carol Beaven
  • Judith Berman
  • Barbara in den Bosch
  • Alice Bradshaw
  • David & Holly Bramble
  • Mary Grace & John Brosius
  • Roger & Phyllis Brown
  • Melinda Carl
  • Steven & Virginia Croker
  • John & Trish Deford
  • Charles Hawkins
  • Carey Hedlund
  • Robert & Paula Hill
  • James D. & Margaret Holmes
  • Charles Lerner
  • Carla & Albert Massoni
  • Edward Ellis Maxcy
  • Carolyn Menzie
  • James Moseman
  • William B. & Barbara J. Noll
  • Norwood & Carol Orrick
  • Thomas Pappas
  • William W. Parshall
  • Merle Phillips
  • Edward Plaisance
  • Daniel Premo
  • Mary Pritchard
  • Cynthia V. Ramsey
  • Hanson & Linda Robbins
  • Kathleen Ruckman
  • Drs. Shanahan & Ferguson, PC
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Joan Strand
  • Ralph & Madelaine Surette
  • P.J. & S.H. Sweetser
  • Charles Tate
  • Matthew & Joanne Tobriner
  • Barbara Vann
  • Linda A. Verbeck
  • Lisa Webb
  • Jeffrey & Kathleen Weber
  • David L. & Mary W. White
  • Pamela White
  • Robert & Linda Willard
  • Kay & Herb Wilkinson

Friends of the Festival: Up to $200

  • Sheila Austrian
  • Brian & Susan Berman
  • Neil Blackmore & Charles Farscht
  • William & Alice J. Bowdle
  • Paul & Bernadette Bowman
  • Neil W. Brayton, D.D.S.
  • Albert & Anne Briggs
  • Rebecca A. Byrd
  • Maryellen Campbell
  • Anne Keer Charles
  • Theodore & Jo Clark
  • Joanne Clarke
  • Richard & Judith Crane
  • Raymond A. Diedrichs
  • Philip R. Dutton
  • David & Sandra Durfee
  • Jack & Barbara Fancher
  • Suzanne Fischer
  • Thomas & Pamela Fisher
  • Jenifer Endicott Emley
  • Douglas & Sandra Hamilton
  • George & Jane Hardy III
  • Hedgelawn Foundation
  • Janet Hjelmgren & Douglas Cox
  • Nancy Holland
  • Michelle Humphreys
  • W.S. Ingersoll
  • Mark & Christine Kamon
  • Michael Kris
  • James & Carole Lupis
  • Richard & Diane Kalter
  • Lynn McLain
  • Patricia & Paul McDonald
  • Thomas McHugh
  • Barrie & Elizabeth Montague
  • John & Ann Murray
  • Elizabeth O’Donoghue
  • Charles & Katherine Paff
  • Nancy J. Reed
  • Christine Reeves
  • William F. Reinhoff III
  • Alice Ritchie
  • Barbara & Lee Rosenberg
  • Susan K. Ross
  • Cynthia Saunders
  • Robert Scofield
  • Cynthia Shea
  • Karen Smith
  • Elizabeth Spence
  • Lawrence Stahl
  • Neil & Linda Stoddard
  • Elizabeth Tanahill
  • Michael Taylor
  • G. Robert & Helen H. Tyson
  • Anne Burton Vansant
  • Sigrid Whaley
  • Josef & Elke Wiedemann
  • John Wise
  • Nancy Zeller
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 toward the 2019 National Music Festival. 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!