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There are a variety of ways to support the future of the Songbook Academy®, which has now impacted aspiring young singers from across the country for over thirteen years. This program would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners, sponsors, Mentor Champions and more.


Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Mentor Champions

The Songbook Academy begins its second decade with a focus on expanding program awareness and building diversity among participants. To aid this effort, Mentor Champions have stepped up to provide funds to bolster marketing efforts, reach more educators, and promote scholarship opportunities for students of need. Their generosity makes the transformative Songbook Academy available to talented students who otherwise may not have had the chance to attend. Thank you to the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation and the following donors for helping the Songbook Academy continue to grow in its second decade.


Mentor Champions financially support the Songbook Academy and have special access to behind-the-scenes sessions with the Mentor of their choosing during Songbook Academy week:


Diane and John Abrams

Libby and Randy Brown

Michael and Margie Draper

Peggy Ford

Stan and Sandy Hurt

Karen and Doug Kelsey

Bill and Lynn Weidner

Jim Winner and April Arco

Anonymous donor


If you’re interested in becoming a Mentor Champion please feel free to reach out to Jo Garcia, Individual Giving Officer, at



The 2022 Songbook Academy® was made possible by generous support from the following partners.



Scholarship Funds

Need-based financial assistance for Songbook Academy participants and families is made possible by:


The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

The Peggy Lee Foundation


Learn More

Interested in making a gift or becoming a sponsor?  Click here to learn more about supporting the Songbook Academy, a program of the Great American Songbook Foundation.