Sponsors and Donors


Cellospeak always strives to accomplish its mission with minimal overhead.  Currently, we are operating entirely on volunteer effort and do not maintain any office space. Still, our program registration and membership fees do not fully cover all of our expenses which include general administration, faculty compensation, facility fees, and commissions for arrangements. To date, Cellospeak has not received any grants or foundation support. Consequently, to sustain our existing programs as well as expand our offerings for both amateur cellists and our professional faculty, we rely on contributions. We are profoundly grateful for all of the donations we receive.  Below is the list of donors who contributed to Cellospeak in 2021. 

If you are a company interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, click here for benefits. Contact us if you are interested in beginning a relationship with Cellospeak and would like more information.

Memorial Gifts

David Yelton – $2,500 In Memory of Lillian Waugh

Benefactors ($1,000-$2,000)

Deidre Ashmore
Barbara Stephenitch*

Patrons ($500-$999)

Violetta Bendzius*
Jennifer McNeilly*

Jack Page*
Aileen Pisciotta*
Harry Rosen*

Sponsors ($250-$499)

Ming & Oona Cheung*
Eileen Street*
Agnes Manley*
Robert Slusser*

Supporters ($100-$249)

Anna and Mark Amarandos
Thomas Frank*
Bonnie Hampton

James Handshaw*
Joyce Hilchie
Royce Kneece*
Christine Lerch Kirby*

Elliott Lichtman*
Leah Mazade*
Christina Morley*
Carlton White*

Donors ($50-$99)

Joseph and Mary Biundo
Pat Esposito*
Janet Hadler*
Paul Kennedy

Barbara Larson*
Jean Lenard*
Kim Smith

Friends ($20-$49)

Grace Brockett*
Vandna Cartales*
Elizabeth Cartwright

Barbara Dieckman*
Brian Forst*
Richard Hopper
Saadia Griffith-Howard*

Paypal Giving Fund
Martin Rosol*
Janice Spain*
Petra Warren*

*Cellospeak Member

Cellospeak is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation and in 2007 was granted tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3) educational organization. Contributions to Cellospeak are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Monetary contributions may be made online:

or by checks sent to:

Cellospeak, Inc.
PO Box 5232
Arlington, VA 22205

For other gifts including bequests, stocks or securities, please contact Cellospeak at info@cellospeak.org.

Cellospeak wishes to express its deep gratitude to the many generous individuals and businesses who help support our activities.

Thank you!