Naumburg Foundation receives $4 million to support young classical musicians

Posted on: July 14, 2016

“A family’s musical and philanthropic ties have come together in a $4 million gift to the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, which helps young musicians start their careers by sponsoring competitions and awards,” writes Michael Cooper in Wednesday’s (7/13) New York Times. “The gift, announced on Wednesday, was made by the Alfred Mann Donor Advised Fund at the Nevada Community Foundation. Mr. Mann, an aerospace and pharmaceutical industry entrepreneur who died in February, was the brother of Robert Mann, who was a founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet and the president of the Naumburg Foundation from 1971 to 2015. Robert Mann’s son Nicholas, who is now the foundation’s co-president, said in a statement that the gift would give it ‘great freedom in pursuing its mission to support the best young talented classical musicians.’ The next Naumburg competition, in September, will be for chamber music groups.”

Posted July 14, 2016