Our Donors

Thanks to these kind donors during the past year: May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Benefactor

(lifetime gifts of $100,000+)

Anonymous estate gift
The Richard Barnhart Estate

Angel

($10,000+)

  • The Fletcher Bright Family (Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians)
  • Katy Daley & Bill Brown (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship, Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship, IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Arthur Hancock III (J. D. Crowe Banjo Scholarship)
  • Rick and Wendy Lang (includes Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship)
  • Pisgah Banjo Company (Arnold Shultz Fund)

     

     

Multi-Platinum

($5,000-$9,999)

  • George Bright (Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians)
  • Eppes-Jefferson Foundation (Bluegrass Stagecraft 101)
  • Richard Spratt (includes banjo donation for Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle 2022)

Platinum

($1,000-$4,999)

  • Frank Bright (Fletcher Bright Memorial Fund for Young Musicians)
  • Tom Brown, Fat Shirley’s Trailer Park Opry (Fletcher Bright Memorial Fund for Young Musicians, instrument donations)
  • Timothy P. Connell (Bluegrass in the Schools mini-grant sponsor for 2021-22)
  • Crandall Creek Bluegrass Band (Crandall Creek Scholarship)
  • Mike & Susan Ford Charitable Fund
  • Robert Forrester (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • Lizzer Bright Graham (Fletcher Bright Memorial Fund for Young Musicians)
  • The John Hartford Family (Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award)
  • Lucy Bright Ingram (Fletcher Bright Memorial Fund for Young Musicians)
  • Tom & Barb Laing

  • Peter Salovey & Marta Elisa Moret

  • Paul Schiminger (includes grant to IBMA)

  • Randy Secrist

  • Barbara Martin Stephens (Fletcher Bright Memorial Fund for Young Musicians)

  • Werter Willis (includes instrument donation)

  • Lee & Ageleke Zapis, Z Mandolins (Arnold Shultz Fund)

Gold

($750-$999)

  • Casey Henry (Arnold Shultz Fund) 


Silver

($500-$749)

  • Fred & Joy Bartenstein (includes Arnold Shultz Fund, IBMA Bluegrass Scholarship)

  • Kissy Black (includes Arnold Shultz Fund)

  • Emory & Linda Buller

  • Regina Derzon (in memory of Bob Altschuler, Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • Arthur Hancock IV; Wolfpen Branch
  • Bob Jeannin
  • Lorraine Jordan, Jordan Entertainment (Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship)
  • George Matthews
  • Ruth McLain
  • Maureen Staples (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/ Sound Engineering Scholarship)

Patron

($100-$499)

  • Ralph Affinito
  • Michael Ashwood
  • Jean Barnes
  • Lisa Lynne Barnett (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/ Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • Jerry Barush
  • Anni Beach
  • David Benedict (Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship)
  • The Break Room – Lexington, KY
  • Jim & Jan Brittain
  • Alison Brown (Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship)
  • Nancy Cardwell (includes Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • Steven Carpenter
  • Susan Comstock (Arnold Shultz Fund, in memory of Michael Lee Alexander)
  • Margaret Conrad, in memory of Sam Marshall
  • Lee Michael Demsey (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • Stuart & Dieta Duncan, in memory of Roland White
  • Jay Faber
  • Brian Flinn
  • Bill Foster (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship, Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Fred Geiger (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • James Hanusa
  • Leigh Hill
  • Luanne & Mark Howard, in memory of Roland White
  • Bill Knowlton (in memory of Bill Vernon)
  • Brad Kolodner (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • Jeffrey Koontz
  • Brian Kruman (J. D. Crowe Banjo Scholarship)
  • Kitsy Kuykendall (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • David Macemon (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Terry Mandell (IBMA Bluegrass College Scholarship)
  • Lluis Gomez Martinez
  • Susie Monick, in memory of Roland White
  • Kirstin Morris, The Charlotte Symphony (Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship, in memory of Shadrach Thomas Gibson)
  • Joe Osborne
  • Akira Otsuka (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Howard Parker (Katy Daley Broadcast Media/Sound Engineering Scholarship)
  • James Reams (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • John Robertson (in memory of Randy Miller)
  • Leah Ross (includes Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Susan Scheufele
  • Travis Stimeling (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Peter Thompson
  • Alan Tompkins, Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
  • Wayne Tuckson (includes Arnold Shultz Fund & memorial to Kris Preston of Coaltown Dixie)
  • William Veilette
  • Ian Watkins (Arnold Shultz Fund)
  • Bob Wright…PLUS many more donors in the $1-99 “Friends” range. We appreciate you all!

Legacy Society

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

  • Anonymous (2)
  • The late Richard Barnhart
  • Fred Bartenstein
  • The late Harry Edwards
  • Leuk Friglink
  • Laurie Greenberg
  • The late John Kaparakis
  • Tom Kopp
  • The late Barbara Bremmer Taylor
  • Tom Thorpe
  • Alan Tompkins
  • Bob Webster and 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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