2022 Gala Sponsors:
Contour Dermatology, El Paseo Jewelers, Steve Tobin and Johnny Krupa – Grace Helen Spearman Foundation, Robert Archer and Charles Hilliar, Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic, Palm Springs Life, Saks Fifth Avenue and Karen Speros.


2020-2021 Sponsors & Donors:

Concerto Donors:
Anonymous, Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton, Scott Britain & Ed Rainey,
Kay Hanson, Julia Irene Kauffman, Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia,
Garth Gilpin & Dr. Elizabeth Smalley, Ernie Phinney & Robert Walker,
Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic, Faye Triggs, JoAnn Wellner;

Sonata Donors:  Jim Abel, Bob Archer & Chuck Hilliar, Bonnie & Alan Cashman, Helen & Alan Greene, Terry Hendrix, Robert O’Neill, Thomas Patrick, Carol Talichet

Etude Donors:  Cissie & Bill Bramer, Jean Carrus, Judy Dickinson, Michael Foster, George Keonig, Linda Lynn, Mary Jo & Robert McCowan, Christine Perry, Priscilla & Charles Porter, Anneruth & Jerry Serman, Charles T. Spencer, Mary Swink, Barbara Thormann, George Turner, Linda & John Weakley, Jane Woolley

Sponsors:  Dr. Betty & Cash Baxter, Mary Ellen & Cooper Blanton, Peggy Cravens, Joe Giarrusso & Charlie Paglia, The Stephen Philibosian Foundation (Joyce & Joe Stein), Dr. Elizabeth Smalley, JoAnn Wellner, Sandy Woodson
Donors: Isabel Chapman, Michael Foster, Ellen Kane, John Martin, Terri Neuman, Robert O’Neill, Anneruth Serman, Karen Speros

2020 Gala Sponsors


The Waring gratefully acknowledges all the donors (individuals, foundations, cities) and the volunteers for their ongoing support of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.

Major Supporters

Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
The Annenberg Foundation
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
The City of Palm Desert
The Ernst Krenek Society of Palm Springs

Venue Partners

The McCallum Theatre
The College of the Desert
The Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino

Education Support

Coachella Valley Spotlight
Anderson Children’s Foundation
Bighorn Golf Charities

Additional Support Comes From

SoCalPianos / Yamaha – supplies all the competition pianos

The Adams Family
The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation
The Sirpuhe and John Conte Foundation
Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic
The City of Indian Wells
The City of Rancho Mirage
The City of La Quinta
Yamaha is the Official Competition Piano
Contour Dermatology

Media Partners

Palm Springs Life
Gloria Greer Productions
KUSC Classical Radio
Performing Arts Live
The Desert Sun
Joey English Show
Tamir Hendelman, Musician

The Waring is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization,Tax ID # 33-0025613