Our Donors

Thanks to these kind supporters in 2019-2020!


(lifetime gifts of $100,000+)

The Richard Barnhart Estate



  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Steve Martin Charitable Foundation (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • George Matthews, The Relgalf Charitable Foundation
  • Lee Zapis, Z Mandolins (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)



  • Sam Blumenthal



  • Anonymous (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Fred & Joy Bartenstein (includes Arnold Shultz Fund, IBMA Bluegrass Scholarship)
  • Kissy Black
  • Jake Blount, Robert W. and Gladys S. Meserve Charitable Trust (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Alison Brown (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Tom Brown, Fat Shirley’s Trailer Park Opry (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Megan Brugger (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Katy Daley and Bill Brown (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Mary Tyler Doub (Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholarship Award)
  • Cathy Fink (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Robert Forrester (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • GE Foundation (employee match)
  • Murphy Hicks Henry (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Mark Hodges, Mountain Fever Music Group (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Bob & Carol Jeannin
  • Rick & Wendy Lang (Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship)
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Peter Salovey & Martha Elisa Moret
  • Robb & Elizabeth Tyler Foundation



  • Lorraine Jordan, Jordan Entertainment (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Mike & Yvonne Tatar (in memory of Jerry Pujol)
  • Trisha & John Tubbs (includes Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Ellen & John Wright



  • Dick Bowden (Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship)
  • Gloria (Janie) Boyd
  • Laurie Casey (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • The Denver Bluegrass Allstars: Greg Garrison, Tyler Grant, Andy Hall, Paul Hoffman, Ariel Rosemberg (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Jeffrey Ludin
  • Ruth McLain
  • The Philadelphia Foundation, Schultz Family Fund
  • Neil Rosenberg (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • John Sullivan (gift to son-in-law Stephen Weinberg)
  • Alan Tompkins, Bluegrass Heritage Foundation (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Wendy Tyner
  • Bob & Nancy Cardwell Webster
  • Stan Werbin (Arnold Shultz Fund)



  • Chip Bach (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Colee Biller Littlefield (in honor of Floyd O. Salmon)
  • Richard Brown (includes Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Mary Burdette (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Jason Burke
  • Susan Carson
  • Calton Cases
  • Trudie Cushing
  • Thomas Dobner
  • Dan Dorschel
  • Patricia Ann Eaves (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Curtis W. Ellison
  • Bill Foster (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship, Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Mark Freeman
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Margaret Gerteis (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Doris Gray
  • Laurie Greenberg
  • Charmaine Gudgeon
  • Richard Hawkins (includes Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Casey Henry (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Thomas Holland
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local #151 (in memory of Jay Kelly, for Bluegrass in the Schools Mini-grants)
  • International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees, Local #42 (in memory of Jay Kelly, for Bluegrass in the Schools Mini-grants)
  • Si Kahn
  • Bill Knowlton
  • Tom Kopp
  • Jordan Laney (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Jen Larson (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Thomas Lupo
  • David Macemon
  • Terry Mandell (in memory of Steve Mandell)
  • Carrie Martin (in memory of Donald M. Warthan, Sr)
  • McCeney Trust
  • Richard Miller
  • Frederick & Karen Mulhauser
  • Maria Nadauld (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Christine Oriccio (Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship, in memory of Anthony Williams)
  • Akira Otsuka (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Kristen Preston (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • James Reams (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Mary Faith Rhoads-Lewis, John Pearse Strings/Breezy Ridge Instruments
  • Jennifer Robbins (in honor of Judy Waldron’s 80th birthday)
  • Kathy Sacra-Anderson (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Annie Savage (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Susan Scheufele
  • Paul Schiminger
  • Leonard Springer
  • Tim Stafford (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Taylor Steelman
  • Travis Stimeling (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Lee & Lydia Stivers (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Wayne Tuckson (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Donald Wermuth (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Werter Willis
  • Bob Wright (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship, Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Kenichi Yamaguchi

…PLUS many more donors in the $1-99 range. We appreciate you all!

Our gratitude is also extended to the following members of our Legacy Society who have included the Foundation in their estate planning/wills:

  • The late Richard Barnhart
  • Fred Bartenstein
  • The late Harry Edwards
  • Leuk Friglink
  • Laurie Greenberg
  • Tom Kopp
  • The late Barbara Bremmer Taylor
  • Tom Thorpe
  • Bob & Nancy Cardwell Webster

If we have accidentally left your name off the list or listed you in the wrong level, please let us know.

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