“I had a lot of people contact me telling me that I should contact the IBMA and speak to them about the Trust Fund. I did, and the money was there the next day.” – Phil Leadbetter, 3x IBMA Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year
“The IBMA Foundation support we have received helps us produce every aspect of this grand-scale event from having music composed and arranged for the orchestra, to rehearsals leading up to the event, to sound, lighting, and stage crews for the event itself.” – Beth Fortune, Wintergrass Director of Education
“I’ve always been so grateful to be a part of the strong community IBMA has created for both the fans and musicians.” – Sierra Hull, 3x IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year
When you give to the IBMA Trust Fund,
you provide real support for bluegrass professionals in times of emergency need. To date, over $800,000 has been given in direct aid to community members.
When you give to the IBMA, you support bluegrass music worldwide through advocacy, professional development, and renowned programs like the World of Bluegrass and the IBMA Awards.
Through the IBMA Foundation, individuals and organizations support the future of bluegrass music. Their charitable donations and planned giving underwrite numerous grants and scholarships.
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