The IBMA Foundation, Inc.
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Nashville, TN 37216
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Mr. Fred Bartenstein
Company Affiliation Fred Bartenstein & Associates, University of Dayton
Term July 2018 to July 2021

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Kissy Black Lotos Nile Voting
Sam Blumenthal The Blumenthal Foundation Voting
Dr. Richard Brown The Reunion Band, Harvard University Voting
Becky Buller The Becky Buller Band Voting
Peter D'Addario St. Louis Cardinals, D'Addario Foundation Voting
Michael Hall N. California Bluegrass Society Voting
Ruth McLain McLain Family Band, The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University Voting
Peter Salovey Yale University Voting
Mr. Paul Schiminger International Bluegrass Music Association Voting
Alan Tompkins Bluegrass Heritage Foundation Voting
Wendy Tyner Wintergrass Music Festival Voting
Mr. Michael Webb East Tennessee State University Voting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 15%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Info Not Provided
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6

Standing Committees


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

I am encouraged by the growth of the IBMA Foundation during the past few years, and it's an honor to work with the current members on our board of directors. We are focused on building programs (increased funding for project grants), an academic scholar award, endowing and administering three college scholarships, plus funding and distributing grants from a new initiative to encourage participation in bluegrass music by people of color. We're also getting involved again with producing teacher workshops. If you would like to work with us to strengthen the future of bluegrass music, please contact us! -Nancy Cardwell, IBMA Foundation Executive Director