AMERICAN SUZUKI FOUNDATION

The American Suzuki Foundation (ASF) is the primary fundraising organization for the UW-Stevens Point Suzuki Programs. It was incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 1974 by Margery Aber, along with community leaders involved with the Aber Suzuki Center (ASC) known then as the American Suzuki Talent Education Center (ASTEC).

The Foundation was formed to receive philanthropic gifts to support the Suzuki programs at UWSP and to promote the work of Dr. Suzuki.  Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation awards scholarships and aid to ASC families and ASC studios and faculty of approximately $28,000 each year.

The major scholarship fund-raising event of the American Suzuki Foundation is the annual Music of the Masters event.  Held each November, this gala provides a delightful evening of entertainment, socializing and good food.  It showcases the ASC musicians and provides a means for the community to support them.  The event also receives generous patronage from corporate and individual donors.  The Music of the Masters proceeds, individual contributions and bequests are added to the income generated from endowments to fund the work of the Foundation.

The American Suzuki Foundation is pleased to offer Aber Suzuki Center students tuition assistance through both  Needs-Based Scholarship fund and several Merit-Based Scholarship funds.  These scholarships are made available by generous donors such as Margery V. Aber, Kathleen Franceschi, Mike Porrey, and through funds raised at events such as the annual Music of the Masters.

Click here to learn more about the merit scholarships offered by the American Suzuki Foundation.

Finally, the American Suzuki Foundation in conjunction with the Aber Suzuki Center administers the annual campaign. 


AMERICAN SUZUKI FOUNDATION

The American Suzuki Foundation (ASF) is the primary fundraising organization for the

UW-Stevens Point Suzuki Programs. It was incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 1974 by Margery Aber, along with community leaders involved with the Aber Suzuki Center (ASC) known then as the American Suzuki Talent Education Center.

 

The Foundation was formed to receive philanthropic gifts to support the Suzuki programs at UWSP and to promote the work of Dr. Suzuki.  Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation awards scholarships and aid to ASC families and ASC studios and faculty of approximately $28,000 each year.

 

The major scholarship fund-raising event of the American Suzuki Foundation is the annual Music of the Masters event.  Held each November, this gala provides a delightful evening of entertainment, socializing and good food.  It showcases the ASC musicians and provides a means for the community to support them.  The event also receives generous patronage from corporate and individual donors.  The Music of the Masters proceeds, individual contributions and bequests are added to the income generated from endowments to fund the work of the Foundation.

 

Additionally, they lead an annual campaign each year and manage the following scholarship funds:

 

Needs-Based Scholarships

Awards, based solely on financial need, are made each semester to make study in the Aber Suzuki Center more affordable.

 

Ruth D. Porrey Scholarship Fund

 Named in memory of his late wife, this endowment was established by Michael Porrey in 2007.  Ruth and Mike’s two children, Ben and Amanda, both graduated from the ASC.  A scholarship is awarded to a current Suzuki student each year. 

Kathleen Franceschi Fund

Established to aid ASC cello students, this fund was established by former Suzuki instructor Kathleen Franceschi, who bequeathed proceeds from the sale of her cello for this purpose.

 

Earle and Alvina Aber Children’s Scholarships

These merit awards are based on the content and creativity of a family's response to a question on the application of Suzuki philosophy. Funds come from a trust established by Margery Aber to honor her parents.

 

Margery V. Aber Scholarship

Named to honor the founding director, these scholarships support undergraduate and graduate music students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who are studying to become Suzuki teachers.

 

ASI/Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarships Established in 1998, the purpose of this grant program    is to honor the founder of the Suzuki Method of instruction and to continue his commitment to teacher education by assisting in the training of the next generation of Suzuki teachers.

 

Aber Suzuki Center Faculty Grants

These funds provide support to Aber Suzuki Center faculty members for professional development and studio enhancements.

 

 

Finally, the American Suzuki Foundation in conjunction with the Aber Suzuki Center administers the annual campaign.  

AMERICAN SUZUKI FOUNDATION

The American Suzuki Foundation (ASF) is the primary fundraising organization for the

UW-Stevens Point Suzuki Programs. It was incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit in 1974 by Margery Aber, along with community leaders involved with the Aber Suzuki Center (ASC) known then as the American Suzuki Talent Education Center.

 

The Foundation was formed to receive philanthropic gifts to support the Suzuki programs at UWSP and to promote the work of Dr. Suzuki.  Governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation awards scholarships and aid to ASC families and ASC studios and faculty of approximately $28,000 each year.

 

The major scholarship fund-raising event of the American Suzuki Foundation is the annual Music of the Masters event.  Held each November, this gala provides a delightful evening of entertainment, socializing and good food.  It showcases the ASC musicians and provides a means for the community to support them.  The event also receives generous patronage from corporate and individual donors.  The Music of the Masters proceeds, individual contributions and bequests are added to the income generated from endowments to fund the work of the Foundation.

 

Additionally, they lead an annual campaign each year and manage the following scholarship funds:

 

Needs-Based Scholarships

Awards, based solely on financial need, are made each semester to make study in the Aber Suzuki Center more affordable.

 

Ruth D. Porrey Scholarship Fund

  Named in memory of his late wife, this endowment was established by Michael Porrey in 2007.  Ruth and Mike’s two children, Ben and Amanda, both graduated from the ASC.  A scholarship is awarded to a current Suzuki student each year. 

Kathleen Franceschi Fund

Established to aid ASC cello students, this fund was established by former Suzuki instructor Kathleen Franceschi, who bequeathed proceeds from the sale of her cello for this purpose.

 

Earle and Alvina Aber Children’s Scholarships

These merit awards are based on the content and creativity of a family's response to a question on the application of Suzuki philosophy. Funds come from a trust established by Margery Aber to honor her parents.

 

Margery V. Aber Scholarship

Named to honor the founding director, these scholarships support undergraduate and graduate music students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who are studying to become Suzuki teachers.

 

ASI/Shinichi Suzuki Teacher Training Scholarships Established in 1998, the purpose of this grant program    is to honor the founder of the Suzuki Method of instruction and to continue his commitment to teacher education by assisting in the training of the next generation of Suzuki teachers.

 

Aber Suzuki Center Faculty Grants

These funds provide support to Aber Suzuki Center faculty members for professional development and studio enhancements.

 

 

Finally, the American Suzuki Foundation in conjunction with the Aber Suzuki Center administers the annual campaign.  


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American Suzuki Foundation, 147 Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage Street, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897

715-346-3033 | Fax: 715-346-3858

Email:  suzuki@uwsp.edu

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