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Leadership Gifts

Since the beginning of the Rising to the Challenge campaign on January 1, 2010, many individuals, families and foundations have made commitments to Peabody of $500,000 or more. We are ever grateful for their leadership giving and their support of our students. 

Undergraduate scholarship commitments were matched through the Johns Hopkins President’s Undergraduate Scholarship Gifts Matching Program.

Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation
Ruth J. Brouse Bauer Endowed Scholarship in Piano: Endowed undergraduate scholarship for piano

Rheda Becker and Robert E. Meyerhoff
Leon Fleisher Scholars Fund: Endowed undergraduate scholarship for piano

Elana R. Byrd
Joe Byrd Endowed Jazz Scholarship Fund: Endowed undergraduate scholarship for jazz majors with preference given to students from the Washington, D.C. or Baltimore metropolitan area with talent and financial need

Joe Byrd Jazz Hall: The former East Hall was renamed in memory of her late husband, Joe Byrd.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Pathways to Peabody Scholarship Program for Academy Study at the Preparatory:
Anchor gift endowing this scholarship program and supporting it over three years with a grant from the Foundation’s Widening the Stage program

John L. Due
Mary E. Due and Elmer Christian Due Endowed Scholarship Fund: Endowed scholarship for the Conservatory

Sandra Levi Gerstung and the Hecht-Levi Foundation
Levi Family Visiting Artists Fund for Dance: Program support to bring guest choreographers and dance faculty to Peabody

Hilda P. and Douglas S. Goodwin
Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Endowed Piano Scholarship and Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for Voice: Endowed undergraduate scholarships for piano and voice

Taylor A. Hanex
John J. Hanex Memorial Scholarship Fund: Endowed undergraduate scholarship to support students with a deceased parent

Claire S. and Allan D. Jensen
Claire and Allan Jensen Endowed Scholarship: Endowed undergraduate scholarship fund for voice

The Jensens also provide program support for the opera productions as part of their campaign commitment.

Charles and Margaret Levin Family Foundation
Chuck and Marge Levin Endowed Scholarship Fund: Endowed undergraduate scholarship fund for instrumental majors from Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County, Md., and Montgomery County, Md.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Bridging the Arts and the Humanities: Supports initiatives aimed at strengthening the integration of arts into academic life, notably the appointment of Thomas Dolby as the first Homewood Arts Professor at Johns Hopkins. He will teach “Sound on Film,” a collaboration between Homewood’s Film and Media Studies program and Peabody’s Recording Arts program.

Mark Paris and Tammy Bormann
Bormann-Paris Endowed Scholarship: Endowed undergraduate scholarship

Thomas H. Powell
William W. More, Ph.D. and Thomas H. Powell, M.D. Endowed Scholarship: Endowed scholarship preferably for a voice or orchestral instrument major

Tristan W. Rhodes
Tristan W. Rhodes Scholarship Fund: Endowed scholarship preferably for LGBT students who have had their financial support withdrawn by those who were originally providing or expected to provide that support

Samuel G. Rose
Noble Levi Jolley, Sr. Scholarship in Jazz Studies: Endowed undergraduate scholarship fund for jazz majors from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore

Marc C. von May
Marc von May Endowed Fund for Voice and Dance: Endowed support for the Conservatory voice program and Preparatory dance program

Mary C. Walker
Mary C. Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund: Endowed undergraduate scholarships

Mary C. Walker Endowed Fund for the Archives of the Peabody Institute: Endowed program support for the Peabody Archives

Mary C. Walker Endowed Fund for the Society of Peabody Alumni: Endowed support for Peabody’s Alumni Association

Read more about some of the leadership legacy gifts to Peabody's campaign. 

For a full list of commitments $1,000+ to Peabody during the silent phase of the campaign, please click here. For donors of $1,000+ during the present year, please click here

To learn more about how you can help Peabody accomplish its goals, contact us at 667-208-6550 or by email.


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