“I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”


The Neighborhood Music School has believed in this philosophy for 100 years. We’ve been able to continue our good work through the generosity and love of so many patrons and organizations who continue to support us. Thank you all for your generous gifts of all kinds. We are proud to acknowledge the following donors who contributed to the Neighborhood Music School since January 2018.

A warm and gracious “Thank You” to all of our generous donations.                                         


Revised as of 9/17/2018

ANGEL ($25,000 – $1,000,000+)

The Ahmanson Foundation

The Al Sherman Foundation

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Vernon CommUNITY Fund

TITANIUM ($10,000 – $24,999)

Colburn Foundation

California Arts Council

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

DIAMOND ($5,000 – $9,999)

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

PLATINUM ($2,500 – $4,999)

D’Addario Foundation

Ronald Gustafson

GOLD ($1,000 – $2,499)

Lynn Aldrich

Dr. Albert McNeil

SILVER ($500 – $999)

Georgianna Erskine

Serge Kasimoff

Jeff Levy

Julia Maher

Maureen McConnell

Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis

BRONZE ($100 – $499)

Sean Cauvel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Denham

Teresa Flores

Greater Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce

Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gross

Elaine Harada

Priscilla Heim

James Higgins

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Iltis

George Katanics

Kiwanis Club of La Canada – AM Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Koris

Thomas and Gloria Lang

Nancy J. Mello

Martin Olvera

John G. Paton

Lillian M. Salazar

William and Barbara Steinwedell

Bertha Stojic

The Town Club

The Villicana Foundation

Dr. Olga Walden

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Winkler

Mary Zoryan

FRIEND ($1 – $99)

Efran Bailon

Mrs. Larry C. Bucher

Beverly Walker Thrall and Bette Philpott Cook

Garfield F. Ecung

The Estate Planning Council of San Diego, in honor of Megan Ferkel Earhart

Lula Mae Foster

Linda Grand

Kathleen Kavanagh

Jan Kelley

Margarethe Knoblock

Karen McBride

Brenda McMillin

Jesus T. Quinones, in memory of Bob Ross

Loretta Sifuentes

Diane Sternal

Ruth Sugerman



American Youth Symphony

Jorge Arciniega

Armida Brother

Ann Ehrenclou

Elizabeth Fanning

Fender Museum of the Arts Foundation

D’Addario Foundation

The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live

Mary Hearn

Tina Hughes

Hungry for Music

Mrs. JoAnn Kostelas, in memory of Andreas Kostelas

Joe and Denise Lumarda

Alexandra Mornell, in memory of Marcia Mornell

Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis

Thor Steingraber

Trixie Textor

Stan Tolan

South Pasadena Public Library