Thanks to a generous membership and community, more than $395,000 has been awarded to 604 area music students ages 11-18 since the inception of the Music Foundation of Greater Naples (MFGN) Scholarship Program in 1970. Funding of the MFGN’s programs including the Outreach Programs (i.e., MusicScores!) and activities comes from MFGN Friends’ tax-deductible contributions, free will donations at concerts, and revenues received from special fund-raising events.
The MFGN gratefully appreciates the support of its Friends and the community in funding its vital Scholarship Program through tax-exempt contributions. Choices are many and varied, and MFGN welcomes the opportunity to explore them with interested individuals and foundations. Please use our Contact Form to indicate your interest so a member of our Development team may contact you. Or complete our Donation Form and make a payment now.
The MFGN especially recognizes the generous contributions of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Turiel, who established the Turiel Music Scholarship, an annual prize awarded to an outstanding high school senior, the significant grants given by the late Mr. Clifford Saby, which have enhanced MFGN’s ability to provide scholarships for area youth, and the family of Margaret “Peg” Haegg for establishing the Haegg Award, designed to provide private lessons for needy music students ages 11-14.
I would like to share with you the long relationship I have had with the Music Foundation of Greater Naples to provide a better understanding of the many positive opportunities it provides for children pursuing music.
I first competed in MFGN’s Scholarship Competition as a sixth-grader. Every year since, prize money supported my private piano lessons at home and helped fund my tuition to the Luzerne, Brevard and Centre d’Arts Orford summer festivals as well as study in China. The MFGN’s competitions and recitals also provided me with venues to show my hard work, something young musicians often don’t have.
I am so grateful for the doors MFGN opened for me. Now a sophomore at the Eastman School of Music pursuing a Bachelors of Music in piano performance, I can reflect upon the past years and know that I would not be the musician I am today if it had not been for this society. I cannot express how much I appreciate what the Music Foundation of Greater Naples has done for me.
Alden Gatt, 2006 Turiel Scholarship Recipient