Donors, Sponsors, Underwriters
Our Major Supporters since 2006, listed by value of contribution, and the projects they support:
Terry Woodward, WaxWorks VideoWorks, Owensboro, KY:
This museum founder and several-term Chairman of the Board of Trustees has provided major support for general operating expenses, the Video Oral History Project, and ROMP.
Fletcher Bright, Fletcher Bright Realty, Chattanooga, TN:
This expert, lifelong bluegrass fiddler and several-term Chairman of the Board of Trustees has provided major support for general operating expenses and the Pioneers of Bluegrass Gatherings.
$100,000 – $199,000
Daviess County Fiscal Court, Owensboro, KY. Providing leadership and vision, this arm of local government has shown its support for the arts by sponsoring ROMP annually at their facility, Yellow Creek Park, and by contributing generously to the museum’s general operating expenses.
Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to The International Bluegrass Music Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Kentucky Arts Council has consistently provided leadership and funding for general operating expenses as well as program funding for Bluegrass in the Schools (various projects) and the Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps.
The Marilyn & William Young Charitable Foundation, Owensboro, KY. This foundation, honoring the memory of those for whom it is named, has provided major support for the Video Oral History Project, Radio Bluegrass International, and Bluegrass in the Schools.
Carl Pagter, Walnut Creek, CA: Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the California Bluegrass Association, Carl is a lifelong bluegrass and old-time banjo performer who has served many years on the Board of Trustees. His major donation is the gift of Pete Seeger’s banjo to this museum in 2006.
$50,000 – $99,999
The Michael E. Horn Family Foundation, Bluegrass in the Schools, Video Oral History Project, ROMP
Thorpe McKenzie, Chattanooga, TN: general operating expenses
Peter and Katherine Kuykendall, general operating expenses, ROMP, Video Oral History Project
The City of Owensboro, Kentucky, general operating expenses
Bob and Lenda Anderson, Owensboro, KY, ROMP
$25,000 – $49,999
Col. Tom Riggs, general operating expenses, ROMP
National Endowment for the Arts, Video Oral History Project
International Bluegrass Music Association, Video Oral History Project
The Lester E. Yeager Charitable Trust, Bluegrass in the Schools
Lawrence and Frankie Hager, general operating expenses
Dr. and Mrs. Terry Tyler: RDI: ROMP
Warren Hellman, general operating expenses
$15,000 – $24,999
D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, Bluegrass in the Schools, ROMP, Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp
Gabrielle and Maggie Gray, Video Oral History Project, Pioneers of Bluegrass Gatherings
Christine and Michael Manno, Bill Monroe Centennial
State of Kentucky Department of Tourism and Travel, ROMP
The Tyler Foundation, general operating expenses
Old National Bank, ROMP
Modern Welding, ROMP
$10,000 – $14,999
Martha Marcom, Video Oral History Project
George and Natalie McCeney, Video Oral History Project
$5,000 – $9,999
Jubilation Foundation (Tides Foundation), Bluegrass in the Schools
Independence Bank, ROMP
B B & T, ROMP
Kentucky Humanities Council, Video Oral History Project
Barry Poss, general operating expenses
Collings Mandolin, Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps, ROMP
Weber Mandolins, Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps, ROMP
The McCormick Brothers, Exhibits
John and Marjorie Hager, general operating expenses
Steve and Mary Cabell, general operating expenses
Specialty Foods Group, ROMP
Tom and Barbara Laing, Video Oral History Project
Rounder Records, ROMP
$2,000 – $4,999
Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blake, general operating expenses
Moonlite Bar-B-Q, ROMP
Allen Holbrook and Forrest Roberts, general operating expenses
John and Mary Medley, general operating expenses
Ross and Nancy Leazenby, general operating expenses
Fred and Linda Perry, general operating expenses
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Salovey, general operating expenses
Charlie Moore, general operating expenses
Sams Club, Bluegrass in the Schools
Community Foundation of Owensboro, Bluegrass in the Schools
Margaret Holbrook, general operating expenses
Dr. George Weller, general operating expenses
WAMU 88.5, ROMP
And dozens of individuals, families and business just like you!
to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their $3 million renovation grant in 1999.