Donate to the Ruthanne Lodato Scholarship Fund:  The Ruthanne Lodato Scholarship Fund accepts checks in any amount payable to NVMTA with “Lodato Scholarship Fund” notated on the subject line.  Send checks to:

Eve Ginnett, 2809 Winter Oaks Way, Herndon, VA 20171

Scholarship Endowment Fund:   Co-Chairs:  Debra Gunnerson, 703.378.1581;  Eve Ginnett, 703.476.7464; Joan Fairbanks, 703.448.7542

In 2000, in celebration of our 50th anniversary, NVMTA established an Endowment Fund. Initial funds were memorials to Alma Grayce Miller and Caurine Easterling. Since then, the Fund has received generous donations in honor of the teachers, students, family members, and friends listed below.  Money donated to the fund is invested to ensure growth, and to provide revenue for all awards, designated projects, and recitals. NVMTA welcomes contributions of any size.

To Donate:  Print the NVMTA Scholarship Endowment Fund form, include with your donation made payable to NVMTA, and mail to:

Eve Ginnett, 2809 Winter Oaks Way, Herndon, VA 20171

Designated Awards and Festivals (combined contributions of at least $5,000)

  • First Place Senior Piano Achievement Award in honor of Dr. Marjorie Lee
  • First Place Junior High Piano Achievement Award in honor of Suzanne Guy
  • First Place Division I Vocal Achievement Award in honor of Margaret McNulty
  • Student Composition Competition in memory of Alma Grayce Miller
  • Professional Development Grant in honor of Martha Smith
  • Sonata Festival Honors Recital in honor of Julie and David Slingerland
  • Student Excellence Award in memory of Helen Healy and Helen Parker Ford
  • Financial Assistance Award in memory of Judy Leonard
  • Financial Assistance Award in memory of Ruthanne Lodato

Named Awards and Competitions (Combined contributions of at least $2,000)

  • String Achievement Awards in memory of Caurine Easterling
  • Piano Concerto Competition level 3-5 awards in memory of Robert Spencer
  • Piano Concerto Competition level 2 awards in memory of Bella Hatfield
  • In honor of Maryen Herrett
  • In memory of Dorothy and Edwin Hunter
  • Composition Competition overall outstanding composition in honor of Jo Lombard
  • In honor of Jane White
  • In honor of Dorothy Wiley

Combined contributions of $500 or more

  • In honor of Virginia Moore
  • In memory of Patricia Osborne

For more information about financial assistance awards, visit the financial assistance awards page found under nvmta events/student events.