The ASCAP Foundation

Legacy Society

When you name The ASCAP Foundation in your will or 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

ROYALTY DONORS

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

BEQUEST DONORS

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 rkasilag@ascap.com 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.

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