The ASCAP Foundation

Invest In The Future of Music


Your generosity will help future music creators discover their abilities, propel emerging creators to the next level, help keep music in our schools and communities throughout the country, and champion the musical legacies of the past.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity and your contributions are essential. Whether your gift is $25,000 or $25, every dollar allows us to continue to serve the entire music community through scholarships, fellowships, awards, grants, commissions, songwriter workshops, talent development, music education, summer music camps, humanitarian and community outreach programs. Your contributions to The ASCAP Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thank you!

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Major Donors to The ASCAP Foundation

To fulfill our mission, The ASCAP Foundation relies on contributions and bequests from ASCAP members, the general public, and grants from other foundations. Major contributors to The ASCAP Foundation in 2014 include:

20th Century Fox

Robyn A. Abraham & International Capital Solutions

Harold Adamson Estate

Katherine Ahlert

Debra Albert

Mrs. Robert Allen

The Herb Alpert Foundation

Judy Hart Angelo & John M. Angelo

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.


AT&T Performing Arts Center

b Michael America

Mario Baeza

Susan Bahr

Cathy & Irv Bailey

Martin Bandier & Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Mary Ellin Barrett & Irving Berlin Charitable Trust

Francesca Beale

Emily Bear Music

Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto & Exploring the Arts, Inc

Dr. Richard & Jaqueline Berger

Alan & Marilyn Bergman

The Leonard Bernstein Office


BMG Chrysalis

James Brockman Estate

Irving Burgie

Danny Burke

Irving Caesar Estate

Tita Cahn

The Cain Foundation

The Capitol Group

Carlin America, Inc.

Caron Foundation

Teri Nelson Carpenter

Elizabeth Chan & Merry Bright Music Enterprises

Chase Commercial Banking

City National Bank

Alf H. Clausen

Clear Harbor, LLC

Karon & Lew Cohen

Dr. Brian & Emily Cole

Pat Collins & Jonico Music Inc.

Judy Cope & Gary Rasmussen

John P. Cosgrove

Mrs. Hal David

Charles Gates Dawes Estate

Mitchell B. DeGroot Jr. Trust

Jamie deRoy

Rosalind Devon

Charles Dimston

Donaldson Publishing Co., LLC

Duke Holzman Photiadis & Gresens LLP

Barry Eastmond

Adam Epstein

Ernst & Young

Joseph Fabrizi of FABCO Consulting

Phyllis Feder

Ira M. Feinberg

Nicholas Firth

Jesse Frederick

Lauren and Axel Freudman

Friars National Association Foundation

Philip Galdston

Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman LLP

Berry Gordy & West Grand Media

Jane and Stephen Grossman

Eric Hadar

Hal Leonard Corporation

Mike and Corky Hale Stoller Foundation

Cheryl and Fred Halpern

Harry Fox Agency Inc. (HFA)

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Jeff Pasek

Winnie Holzman

Bart Howard Estate

Raymond Hubbell Musical Scholarship Fund at The Miami Foundation

Susan Jane Hut

The Hyman Family Revocable Trust

Imagem Music/Rodgers & Hammerstein/Boosey & Hawkes

Ms. Julie Ingram

Andrew A. Isen

Henry Juszkiewicz & The Gibson Foundation

Robert N. Kaplan

Theodore N. Kaplan

Henry & Elaine Kaufman Foundation

Michelle and Dean Kay

Lauren Keiser

James M. Kendrick

Kobalt Music Group

I. Fred Koenigsberg

Sally E. Lapides

Nina and Tom Lawson

The Jerome Leiber Charitable Foundation

Joey Levine

François Lhomme, EurodataTV Worldwide

Nick Loeb

John & Barbara LoFrumento

Jeff Lynne

Edward & Amelia Madden Estate

Major Bob Music

Ginny Mancini

Johnny & Martha Mandel

Manhattan School of Music

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Ellen Meltzer-Zahn

Joseph & Rosalie Meyer Estate

Ellen Miller

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Mizzy Jonas Family Foundation

John Mongiovi

Morgan Stanley

Doug Morris & Sony Music Entertainment

Moss Foundation

Orlando & Lura Murden

Music Sales Corporation/G. Shirmer

MusicPro Insurance

Sandra Muss

Nathan Associates Inc.

National Music Publishers' Association

Paul Charles Naumann

The Nelson Trust

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP

Jack & Amy Norworth Estate

Bruce Orosz

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Betsy and Rudy Perez

Charles and Karen Phillips & Infor

Matthew Pincus & SONGS Music Publishing

The Cole Porter Musical & Literary Property Trusts

John Powell & Melinda Lerner

David Pullman

Beverly Ragovoy

The Recording Academy

Dana & Richard Reimer

David Renzer, Spirit Music Group


Joan and Irwin Robinson

Mrs. David Rose & Angela Rose White

Margery Rosenberg

John R. Rosson, Jr.

Round Hill Music

Dan Schnapp, Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Estate of Elizabeth Schwandt

Steve Shane

James Royce Shannon Estate

Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

Valerie Simpson



Larry Stock Estate

The Streisand Foundation

Mrs. Jule Styne

Marcia R. Taylor

Rachel Thibodeau

The Virgil Thomson Foundation, Ltd.

Thorsen French Advocacy

Albert and Barbara Trace Estate

Warren and Jâlé Trepp Family Fund c/o Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation

Universal Music Publishing Group

Kara Unterberg


Sinem Varoglu

Loretta Volpe


Mark S. Weinstein

Fran Weissler

Bernard Whitman & Constantin Mitides

Paul and Mariana Williams

Elle B. Wilson

Bill and Marcia Withers

The ASCAP Foundation

Legacy Society

When you make a planned gift to The ASCAP Foundation, you become part of The ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society

Named Programs

We are proud of the musical greats who have chosen to establish programs in their name and the many families that have memorialized loved ones’ achievements by creating and funding a named program.  The ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society Named Programs include those of:

Harold Adamson

Richard Adler

Robert Allen

Herb Alpert

Harold Arlen

Louis Armstrong

Nick Ashford

Irving Berlin

Leonard Bernstein

Freddy Bienstock

Irving Burgie

Irving Caesar

Sammy Cahn

Desmond Child

George M. Cohan

Cy Coleman

Aaron Copland

Hal David

John Denver

Duke Ellington

George & Ira Gershwin

Jay Gorney

Morton Gould

Marvin Hamlisch

W.C. Handy

Lorenz Hart

Jerry Herman

Bart Howard

Billy Joel

Quincy Jones

Leo Kaplan

Steve Kaplan

Dean Kay

Leiber & Stoller

Tania Leon

Livingston & Evans

Frederick Loewe

John LoFrumento

Henry Mancini

Johnny Mandel

Michael Masser

Vic Mizzy

Jason Mraz

Jack Norworth

Rudy Perez

Cole Porter

Louis Prima

Jerry Ragovoy

Joe Raposo

Irwin Robinson

Mary Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

Betty Rose

David Rose

Stephen Sondheim

Jimmy Van Heusen

Paul Williams

Lucille & Jack Yellen


ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society Royalty Donors have designated a portion of their royalties to be payable directly to The ASCAP Foundation.  These gifts supply a steady flow of funds that allows us to provide opportunities for today’s music creators and generations to come.  The ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society Royalty Donors include:

Eve Adamson

Harold Adamson

John Murray Anderson

John T. Benson, Jr.

James Brockman

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Charles Gates Dawes

Vaughn De Leath 

Juan Feliz

Lawrence Finegold

William Arms Fisher

Josef Freudenthal

William H. Gardner

Harold Graham

Thomas Griselle

Thekla Hollingsworth

Bart Howard

Hunter Johnson

Elvin L. Jones

Charles Kingsford

Pierre D. LaPlante

Kermit Levinsky

Vincent Lopez

Ange Lorenzo

Irving Caesar

Eugene Cines

Alf Clausen

Paul Cunningham

Walter Damrosch

Buster Davis

Edward Madden

Frances McCollin

Joseph Meyer

John L. Morris

Jack Norworth

Eddy Rogers

VF Safranek

Louis Saverino

James Royce Shannon

Judith E. Siegel-Baum

Edmund J. Siennicki

Henry R. Stern

William J. Steinorht

Larry Stock

Michael A. Strother

Tom T. Todd

Al Trace

Jack Everett Walters Living Trust

Edwin J. Weber


ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society Bequests Donors have made bequest gifts to The ASCAP Foundation or have notified us of their bequest intentions. We greatly appreciate these donors’ commitment; their gifts have a primary role in securing The ASCAP Foundation’s future.  Some of our most enduring gifts have been bequests — including the very first, from Jack Norworth, writer of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” which helped establish The ASCAP Foundation.  The ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society Bequests Donors include:

Eve Adamson

Harold Adamson

John Murray Anderson

John T. Benson, Jr.

James Brockman

Charles Wakefield Cadman

Irving Caesar

Eugene Cines

Mae Cohen

Paul Cunningham

Walter Damrosch

Buster Davis

Charles Gates Dawes

Mitchell DeGroot

Vaughn De Leath

John De Vries

George Duning

William Arms Fisher

Josef Freudenthal

William H. Gardner

Morton Gould

Harold Graham

Thomas Griselle

Marvin Hamlisch

Marcia Hillman

Thekla Hollingsworth

Bart Howard

Hunter Johnson

Charles Kingsford

Johnny Lange

Kermit Levinsky

Vincent Lopez

Ange Lorenzo

Edward Madden

Gerald Marks

Lambert G. McClintic Jr.

Frances McCollin

Clifford McCormick

Joseph Meyer

Audrey Nelson

Jack Norworth

Sidney Prosen

Peter J. Ramez

Eddy Rogers

VF Safranek

Elizabeth Schwandt

James Royce Shannon

Henry R. Stern

Larry Stock

Madeline B. Syrcher

Tom T. Todd

Al Trace

Mary & Joseph Velezdy

Edwin J. Weber

Frank York

Judy Zahler

Ray Zielinski

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Should your name be listed here?

Contact Rebecca Kasilag at 212-621-8347 or if you’ve named The ASCAP Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate or if you are interested in becoming part of The ASCAP Foundation Legacy Society.


Songwriting Composition Program St John School

Terre Roche serves as artist in residence.

The ASCAP Foundation is proud to support the Songwriting & Composition Program at St. John School of the Arts in the Virgin Islands.

Since January 2013, the St. John School has offered underserved students in grades 6-8 from the Julius E. Sprauve School the opportunity to explore the art of songwriting in a weekly program. Taught by instructor Luba Dolgopolsky and musician Laurie Keefe, with songwriter and ASCAP member Terrie Roche (of the vocal group The Roches) acting as the artist in residence, this program allows its students to express themselves through their own music compositions. For more information go to:


Opportunity For Songwriters, Composers & Musicians

The YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation

Are you a young songwriter, composer or musician between the ages 15-18 looking for a unique opportunity to develop your creative talents? Check out the programs and scholarships funded by the National YoungArts Foundation
The YoungArts Foundation

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