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Those of us who knew and worked with Margaret Lorince were deeply saddened by her death on July 31, 2004. Margaret held numerous MTNA state, division and national offices, including the presidency from 1991-1993. She was honored as a FOUNDATION Fellow in 2003.

It has been said often that we see so far only because we stand on the shoulders of those who preceded us. Margaret was a former trustee of the MTNA FOUNDATION, and she worked tirelessly on its behalf. During my tenure, she served on the planned giving committee. At a FOUNDATION breakfast meeting during the 2002 MTNA National Conference, she gave an impassioned plea for members to join the Legacy Society of MTNA to ensure its future.

MTNA benefits greatly from bequests, trusts, life insurance and other such planned gifts. These one-time gifts ensure the future of MTNA by generating the resources necessary to perpetuate the work of its members beyond their individual lifetimes.

Planned giving is one way Margaret Lorince chose to extend her own life's work and all of ours as well. Might you consider honoring Margaret, whose life enriched MTNA in so many ways, by responding to her 2002 request and joining the Legacy Society?

--Annette Conklin

Former Chair of the Board of Trustees

MTNA FOUNDATION

Time to Name FOUNDATION Fellows

With the 2005 MTNA National Conference just a few months away, now is the time to consider naming a deserving colleague an MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow and having them recognized at the FOUNDATION Gala during the conference.

The Fellow program offers a meaningful method for honoring individuals while supporting the efforts of the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND through a donation to the FOUNDATION in an individual's name.

Designating a Fellow is easy. Simply send a contribution of $1,000 or more, along with a completed MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow Information Form, to the MTNA FOUNDATION. The funds may come from one individual's donation or from a group of persons wishing to confer this special honor upon a colleague. Please note that the Fellow distinction may not be established in the contributor's own name. This is an honor bestowed by peers.

Each year, new FOUNDATION Fellows are recognized at the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND Gala during the MTNA National Conference. Fellows receive a complimentary ticket to the Gala, an attractive FOUNDATION Fellow certificate and a Fellow pin. Also, new Fellows are prominently recognized in American Music Teacher magazine, and their names will appear on a plaque located at the MTNA national headquarters. A press release will be sent to media outlets of the Fellow's choosing.

In the event that a Fellow is unable to attend the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND Gala, the certificate and pin will be sent to the Fellow from MTNA national headquarters, and the local and/or state affiliate will be encouraged to recognize the Fellow.

End of Year Giving

At the end of the year, many people are searching for ways to reduce their taxable income. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, contributions to the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND may be tax deductible.

Also, don't forget that many corporations will match employee donations to a nonprofit organization. MTNA encourages you to check with your employer or your spouse's employer to see if such a gift-matching program is in place. This small step can make a great difference to the FOUNDATION FUND.

Grant Guidelines and Forms Available

Guidelines and application forms for the 2005 Teacher Enrichment, Local Association Matching, New Local Association Start-Up Grants and State Affiliate Matching Grants are now available through MTNA national headquarters and on the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND website.

MTNA FOUNDATION FUND Legacy Society

The MTNA FOUNDATION FUND has established the Legacy Society to recognize those individuals who have made a commitment to the future of the FOUNDATION through a planned gift or by fully funding a named endowment at the $10,000 level. Because of the foresight of these Legacy Society members, they have made a permanent connection between themselves and thousands of music teachers and students who will be a part of a more musical tomorrow.

Marge Bengel

Natalie E. Bookstaver

Brian K. Chung

Frances Clark *

Annette and Dick Conklin

W. Earl Cox *

Jerry Davidson

Evelyn Lindblad Folland

R. Wayne Gibson

Louise Goss

Jeanne Grealish

MarySue Harris

Aart and Robert * Hennekes

Margaret S. Lorince *

Iris and Morty Manus

Natalie Matovinovic

Carol J. Nelson

Loran Olsen

Ada Belle Petterson *

Phyllis Pieffer

Shirley A. Raut

Joan M. Reist

Helene M. Robinson

Dorcas Snow *

Jane E. Snow

Gladys Stein *

Sharon Van Valin

L. Rexford and Lynn Whiddon

Benjamin Whitten

* Deceased

Contributing Made Easy

Have you considered making your contribution to the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND online? For an easy, safe and secure way to make your gift via credit card, go the MTNA website at www.mtnafoundation.org and click on "Make a Contribution." Then select "Click here to make a contribution online." With this option you can designate your donation to one or more of the twenty-five named endowment funds, the general endowment fund or the annual fund. You also can direct your gift to a named endowment or Fellow fund in progress. Three credit card choices are offered: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Five payment options are available, and you may indicate when you want payments to begin. When you submit the form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation you can print for your records.

If you do not want to contribute online, you can print the contribution form when you select "Click here to download the PDF contribution form." Print the form and send it to MTNA with your check or credit card information.

BONUS BYTE

For information about the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND, its programs or contributing, call (888) 512-5278 or go online to www.mtnafoundation.org.
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Title Annotation:Association News
Author:Conklin, Annette
Publication:American Music Teacher
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Dec 1, 2004
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