Festival Endowments

Festival Endowments

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival is the fortunate beneficiary of endowed funds make possible through the gifts of dedicated and loyal members of the festival community.  Endowments offer the festival vital scholarship and guest artist support. To learn more about how SSMF changes lives, view our Annual Report.

To learn more about our endowment opportunities, please contact John Kilkenny.

Existing Endowments

The Jacqueline Avent SSMF Scholarship Prize Fund established by Walter E. Nance, M.D. and Mayna Avent Nance

Blaffer SSMF Endowment funded by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Albert Bonholzer Endowment for the SSMF established by Herman and Mary Baggenstoss and friends

Martha Clark Dugan SSMF Artist-in-Residence Fund established by the family of Martha Clark Dugan to bring world class artists to the Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Dudley Fort SSMF Scholarship Fund established by Dr. Dudley Fort, Jr.

Kathlyn B. Hays SSMF Scholarship Fund established through a bequest by Kathlyn Hays


Elmer and Katherine Ingram SSMF Scholarship Fund established through a bequest by Mr. and Mrs. Ingram

George and Mamie Neville SSMF Scholarship Fund established by Holton C. Rush in memory of George and Mamie Neville

David and Lorraine Schlatter SSMF Fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Schlatter

Dortha Skelton Violin Scholarship Fund established by a bequest of Dortha Skelton

The Frederick Hailey Croom, Jr. Cello Scholarship established by a gift of Dr. Henrietta Brown Croom in honor of her son

The Martha McCrory Scholarship Fund for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival given by the family of Martha McCrory to honor her life and legacy with the Music Center.