NATS Foundation

Enriching NATS by engendering a spirit of philanthropy within the membership.



Cal-Western Region NATS Foundation Liason:


Robin Fisher

For more information



While participating in Foundation Board-funded activities, congratulations to individuals from our region for their achievements:


NATS Competition Winners Recital by the 2016 NATS Artist Awards Winner Rachel Schutz, soprano; Hsin-Chiao Liao, piano and 2016 National Music Theater Competition Winner Missy Wise, vocalist; Jeffrey Poindexter, piano followed by a Foundation Sponsored desert reception


Emerging Leader Award winners: Robyn Frey-Monell, Long Beach, California 


Joan Boytim Award winners for Independent Teachers: Sven Edward Olbash and Kate Scally 


NATS Intern recipient: Keith Colclough



What is the NATS Foundation?


The NATS Foundation is an active partner of NATS, Inc. and is responsible for support for part of the work of the Association. Created in 1976, the Foundation's purpose is to generate assistance to aspiring and talented singers and teachers through the development and management of various endowment funds used to provide some of the prize money for the NATS Artist Awards Competition for Singers (NATSAA) and the National Music Theater Competition (NMTC). The Foundation also co-sponsors the Van Lawrence Fellowship.


The NATS Foundation also utilizes its resources to help finance innovative programs such as the NATS Intern Program, the NATS Emerging Leaders Award, and the Voice Pedagogy Award.


For more information: https://www.nats.org/about_nats_foundation.html



To Donate:


To contribute online, please go to the Make A Donation tab, or send a check payable to the NATS Foundation to the NATS National Office, 9957 Moorings Drive, Suite 401, Jacksonville, FL 32257.


There are many ways that you can contribute to the work of the NATS Foundation.


A gift of $100 or more to any fund makes you a member of the Circle of Friends.



AmazonSmile Program:


Thanks to the efforts of The NATS Foundation President, Brian Horne, it is now possible to donate to #NATSFoundation through the AmazonSmile program.  AmazonSmile is a way for charities to earn money when customers make a purchase from Amazon and designate the charity. In other words, people can go to Amazon, make a purchase, and .5% will go to the Foundation, provided certain factors. Another way to support the incredible work of the NATS Foundation.


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