40th Anniversary Luncheon

April 26, 2017 – Noon – 1:30pm (Doors open at 11:30am)
Max of Eastman Place
25 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY

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International Honorary Chairpersons
Marilyn Horne
Luciano Pavarotti (d)
Leontyne Price
Shirley Verrett (d)

Honorary Chairperson, Founder Student Advisor
Tessa L. Martin (d)

MacClurg Vivian

Vice President
Thomas Green

Todd Gustafson

Rita P. Mitchell

Board of Directors
Kearstin Piper Brown
Lolita Forsett
Hon. Sandra Frankel
Larry Pough
Dorthea King-Simpson
Robert Small
Gerry Szymanski
Robert Tucker
Ernesta Walker
Jessica Wright

Please join us for our annual event:

40th Anniversary Luncheon for the William Warfield Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Max of Eastman Place
25 Gibbs St (Miller Center)
Rochester, NY 14604

Noon – 1:30 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)

You are invited to join us for a special luncheon celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund!

Mezzo-soprano Alicia Rosser, 2016-17 recipient of the William Warfield Scholarship at the Eastman School of Music, is the featured performer. Rosser, originally from Maryland, is a senior at Eastman studying with world-renowned tenor Anthony Dean Griffey.

Attendees will have a choice of three delicious meals prepared by Max of Eastman place: Slow Roasted Atlantic Salmon with Vegetable Medley, Breast of Chicken Forestiere on Potato Puree, or Stir-Fry Spring Vegetable Medley (Vegetarian Selection).

WXXI-FM’s Brenda Tremblay will be our emcee, and a special award will be given honoring founder Tessa Martin. Reminiscences of William Warfield will be offered by former colleagues, family members and friends who remember the great artist fondly and with gratitude.

$40 per person – Advance Tickets Required!

Payment via U.S. mail, using the form below by April 19th, 2017

Luncheon Flyer PDF 2-22-17

Payment online via EventBrite, using the link below by April 19th, 2017


About the Scholarship Fund
The William Warfield Scholarship Fund was formed in 1977 to provide financial aid to talented and deserving students who attend the Eastman School of Music. Applicants must be students of voice, and although not required, preferably from families of modest means. The Scholarship Fund encourages minority students to apply. Students must also maintain at least a “B” grade point average.
Our Mission

Providing financial means for students to attain success in the field of vocal music. (Very often it is lack of money that stands between a talented student’s hopes for success and the realization of his/her dream). Spreading the William Warfield success story, which demonstrated that those who pursue their education with commitment can succeed and achieve their goals.

The Fund earnestly solicits donations from the community of Rochester, the hometown of its namesake, as well as nationally and internationally.

The scholarship fund is staffed by volunteers and has no paid personnel. Donors are assured each gift has a direct and positive impact in a student’s career and future success.

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