The NATS Endowment + Named Funds

Funding the Future

We are teachers, and teachers believe in the future. When you contribute to a fund in the NATS Endowment, you are shaping the future by ensuring consistent support for programs that are most important to you. Your gift is immediately invested and produces annual income to support the fund’s purpose. Taken together with the rest of the NATS Endowment, your investment represents financial strength for our shared agenda.

Below is a list of current funds. If you wish to establish a new fund please contact the NATS Development Director.

Providing support to the voice professional

Providing funding for the NATS Artist Awards

Providing funding for the National Musical Theatre Competition

Providing funding for the NATS National Student Auditions

Providing funding for speakers at NATS Conferences and Workshops

Providing support to students of NATS Teachers

  • The NATS NSA Scholarship Endowment
  • Susan Randolph Braden Memorial Endowment

Providing support for the NATS Intern Program

Providing general support for NATS Programs

Region and Chapter Funds

Regions and chapters may establish funds and endowments for specified purposes or for unrestricted support of their programs and activities. These funds are managed by the NATS Endowment, and the proceeds are directed by the chapter or region that established the fund.

The NATS Foundation Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund honors the legacy of the NATS Foundation which merged with NATS Inc. in 2021. Created in 1976, the NATS Foundation generated assistance to aspiring and talented singers and teachers through the development and management of various endowment funds used to provide prize money for the NATS Artist Awards Competition for Singers (NATSAA) and the National Musical Theatre Competition (NMTC). The Foundation also co-sponsored the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship. Those funds are preserved today in the NATS Endowment and continue to be used for their established purposes. Interest from the Heritage Fund also helps finance innovative programs such as the NATS Intern Program, the NATS Emerging Leaders Award, and the Voice Pedagogy Award.

*Named funds that originated with the Foundation Heritage Fund are starred in the list above.