The Endowment Fund of the Cleveland International Piano Competition was established in 1996 by substantial gifts from Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sievila and Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel. Their goal in creating the fund was to ensure the Competition’s financial survival for the benefit of future generations of pianists and for the enjoyment and inspiration of audiences.

The Endowment Fund encourages gifts from everyone who shares our long-range vision. Contributions made to honor the memory of a loved one are most welcomed and frequently made by generous patrons. Gifts made in memoriam may be designated as such using language approved by the donor.

Gifts of securities or other investment vehicles are also welcome additions to the endowment. Various types of planned gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts of retirement plan benefits, and life insurance also are available. Please click here to learn more about planned giving.

Since the Endowment Fund was created, the following friends of the Competition have made contributions through cash gifts and planned giving.


Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Brown
Rand and Beth Curtiss
Allyn and John Davies
Iris and Tom Harvie
Lee Maxwell and Michael Prunty
Mr. and Mrs. George Milbourn
Barbara S. Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Victor J. Scaravilli
Martha and Ed Towns
Jeffry and Sue Weiler
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Weiner

$1,000 – $9,999

Alice and Don Cairns
Joe and Sue Harrison
Stanley W. Morgenstern, in memory of Claire F. Morgenstern
Bonnie and Dieter Myers
Peter and Sue Osenar
Mrs. David Seidenfeld
Carole Hershey Walters


The Cairns Family Foundation
Barbara Evenchik*, in memory of Marvin Evenchik
The William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman
The Reyzis Family

$25,000 – $99,999

The Marilyn and Sheldon MacLeod Estate
The Vincent K. and Edith H. Smith Memorial Trust

$100,000 and above

Dr.* and Mrs.* John A. Flower (designated to endow the CIPC Young Artists Competition)
Mr.* and Mrs.* Richard A. Manuel (designated to endow the Competition’s Third Prize)

Anonymous (2)
Rita Buchanan*
Rand M. Curtiss
Elizabeth Day*
Marjorie Day
William R. Joseph*
Karen and Les Knowlton
Marilyn* and Sheldon* MacLeod
Renee Sabreen