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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 ten 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:

  • John and Diane Abrams
  • Libby and Randy Brown
  • Michael and Margie Draper
  • Mark and Gloria Fine
  • Peggy Ford
  • Kevin and Neil Goetz
  • Stan and Sandy Hurt
  • Paul and Sue Lowden
  • Brian and Kelly Smith
  • Bill and Lynn Weidner


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



The 2021 Songbook Academy® Online 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 Francine A. LeFrak Leadership Fund

The Peggy Ford Scholarship 


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.