Director’s Circle

Director’s Circle

Leadership level donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund are members of our Director’s Circle. These generous donors, providing investor-level engagement at NMS, have opportunities to sponsor students, ensembles, or programs and receive special benefits!

Director’s Circle Benefits:
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions, concerts, recitals and special events.
  • Recognition in all major programs and publications, Annual Review and on our website (below).
  • If gift counts as a sponsorship, name recognition on all promotional materials for sponsored  ensemble or department and complimentary tickets to those performances.


Our Donors

We would like to thank the members of the Director’s Circle for their Gifts of $1,000 and up to the Annual Fund or Endowment Funds between 7/1/16 and 5/15/17.
Thank you for your leadership level support!


$20,000 and up
Founder’s Circle
Andrew Auerbach
Suzanne R. Emerson
Heaton Robertson

$10,000 to $19,999 
Principal Dancer
Anne Curtis
The Echlin Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999
Ensemble Player
Anne and Guido Calabresi
Sandra & Eric Glover
Judith Hackman
Eleanor & Thomas Hylinski
The Charles A. Mastronardi Foundation
Carol Ross
Hedda Rubenstein & Michael Dimenstein
Claudia Hearn & Edward Stern

$2,500 to $4,999
Audubon Angel
Victor Altshul
William Aseltyne & Jeff Stryker
Grace & Jay Bright
Linda Burt
Janet Saleh Dickson Memorial Fund
James English
Mr. & Mrs. Allen C. Hadelman
Bernadette Huang & Geert Rouwenhorst
Karel Koenig
Richard Lalli & Michael Rigsby
The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation
Fiona Scott Morton & Stephen Latham
Henry Lord
Mary-Jo Worthey Warren

$1,000 to $2,499
Director’s Circle
Gretchen Anex
Anne & Gordon Armour
Maxine Balaban
Chay & Richard Bershtein
Josephine & Jonathan Bush
David & Elizabeth Cayer
Karen Clute
Phyllis and Joseph Crowley
Eileen & Andrew Eder
Grace Feldman
William C. Fitzpatrick
Anne-Marie Foltz
Susan Forster & William Riley
Robert and Susan Gelfand
Dave Gibson & Liz Cox
Rachel C. Golder
Daniel Gurvich and Deborah Lifton
Alice & Michael Hallaran
Aliina & Mary-Michelle Hirschoff
Jeffrey B. Jones
Melanie Ginter & John Lapides
Mimi Lines
Jocelyn & Theodore Lynn
George Miller
Gregory Muccilli
David I. Newton
Ellen Ryerson & Leon Plantinga
The Nathanael V. Robert Fund
Patricia Pierce & Marc Rubenstein
The Shepard Family
Josephine Shepard
Ellen & Carl Shugart
Susan Cayer & Robert Stout
Patricia Todd
Betty & Alan Trachtenberg
Peter Van Ness
Perry Brass & Hugh Young


For questions related to charitable giving, contact Crystal S. Neuhauser, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, at 203.624.5189, or