The NATS Foundation is an active partner of NATS, Inc. and is responsible for support for part of the work of the Association. Created in 1976, the Foundation's purpose is to generate assistance to aspiring and talented singers and teachers through the development and management of various endowment funds such as those used to provide some of the prize money for the NATS Artist Awards Competition for Singers. The Foundation also co-sponsors the Van Lawrence Fellowship.
To contribute online, please go to the Make A Donation tab, or send a check payable to the NATS Foundation to Brian Horne, 4307 Whitley Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the work of the NATS Foundation.
Any gift of $100 or more makes you a member of the Circle of Friends.
NATSAA Finalist Award Funds:
Berton Coffin Award Fund
NATSAA Semi-Finalist Award Funds:
Edward Baird-Bruce Lunkley Award Fund
NATSAA Most Promising Singer Award:
James Browning and Dorothy Kirsten Award Fund
These funds require additional contributions to become Endowed. Contributing to an Established Fund will help secure the fund in perpetuity. You may select a specific fund from the following list.
Geraldine Cate Fund
"It's an exciting time to be a NATS member. While other professional associations are cutting back on member services for voice teachers, NATS keeps adding benefits and partnerships for members and students. I'm excited about the new music theater competition, the Orlando conference, and the partnership with Carnegie Hall - The Achievement Program - to mention a few. To borrow Joan Boytim'a phrase, I'm more 'nuts about NATS' than ever!" -Cynthia Vaughn, proud NATS member since 1984