Current Sponsors

The Institute is most grateful to the following for their generous financial support over the past year:

Lead Partner

Major Benefactor
Northrop Grumman Corporation
William C. Powers
Stuart Subotnick

The Herb Alpert Foundation
The Carnival Foundation
Dalio Family Foundation
North Coast Brewing Company
Lynda Thomas
United Airlines

Linda Brown
James and Nancy Demetriades
Jimmy Iovine
Carolyn C. Powers
The Melvin and Bren Simon Charitable Foundation

Black Entertainment Television and Centric
Concord Music Group, Inc.
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
Destination D.C.
Frank and Berta Gehry
Herbie and Gigi Hancock
Los Angeles Unified School District, Beyond the Bell Branch
Jerry and Ann Moss
National Endowment for the Arts
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Prudential Foundation

The Arts Federation
John and Cathi Bendheim/Lowenstein Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Berry Gordy
Martin and Kelly Katz
Loews Hotels
Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor

Arizona Community Foundation Black Philanthropy Initiative
Pierre Bergé
The Chubb Corporation
David Foster
Aretha Franklin
The David Geffen Foundation
George Lucas Family Foundation
Guy Oseary
The Shubert Foundation
South African Airways
Steven Spielberg
William and Nancy Thompson

A440 Violin Shop – Chicago
Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc.
Clarence Avant
The Norman and Rosalind Cutler Memorial Scholarship Fund
DownBeat Magazine
Guitar Center – Chicago
Corina Higginson Trust
JazzTimes Magazine
The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Richard Mott
The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
Bill and Alison Paley
William S. Paley Foundation
PianoForte – Chicago
Renaissance Hotel – Phoenix
Rob and Kim Roberts
Elaine Shocas
Shure Incorporated, in memory of Rose L. Shure, patron of the arts and lover of jazz

Page and Lou Adler/Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation
David Bohnett
Scott Bulmer
Jo Cho and Sonny Astani
Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown
Tanika Day
Tim and Neda Disney
Christine Hallen-Berg and Vincent Labarbera
Jim Hedgecock and Alexis Self
Joost Hendriks
Hotel Chicago Downtown
David and Sandra Lee
Loews New Orleans Hotel
Joseph Lombard and Cliona O’Callaghan
Sharon Nazarian
Carol W. Wilner
Dean Ernest J. Wilson III and Dr. Francille R. Wilson

Margaret Black and Eric Fish
Karen Cerere and Michael Saia
The Clive J. Davis Foundation
Debra DiMaggio
Sarah duPont
The Martin Field Foundation
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Darlene Fogel
Harold Goode
Carleen Gordon
Fabienne Guerin
John and Susan Gurley
Jimmy and Mona Heath
Korg USA Inc.
Seth MacFarlane
Mack Avenue Records
Akiko Maeda
Noah Mamet
John Miedema
Lowell Pickett
Joyce Rey
Charles and Hoori Sadler
Karen Scates
Denny Stilwell
Barbra Streisand Foundation
Gisselle Veremis
Douglas B. Wilson

Patricia Baars
Howard and Jackie Banchik
Charlotte Conway
Philip and Gina Decarion
Lynda Dixon
Mark and Patricia Eklund
Steve Glenn
Perri Irmer
Mike Kerr
Dale Leibach and Patricia Maloomian
Cheryl C. McQueen
Sheldon Rich
Michael Rosenthal
Elisabeth Shippey
Howard Stone

If you would like to support the educational programs of the Institute to ensure that young people around the world have an opportunity to learn about jazz – America’s most important musical contribution to the world – please contact us. The Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.