Donate to SummerSongs

Your Donation Supports the Mission of SummerSongs

Please make a donation using the form below. Thank you!


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Voices In Every Community

We need artistic voices in every community. Voices raised in songs that chronicle our past, reflect the present and portray the future of towns and cities across everyday America.

SummerSongs, Inc. was established in 1999, and began the annual educational camps that have served more than 1,000 people from age seventeen to eighty-five. Students return to their local communities from SummerSongs and WinterSongs with improved musical skills and a greater appreciation for music as a social and historical force in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.

Our teachers and facilitators are full-time writers, musicians, and performers. Some are Grammy winners, like Julie Gold; others are well-known touring performers.

SummerSongs, Inc. provides one of the very few opportunities for adults to gather together and share skills, knowledge, and even their varied cultural flavors — from across America, and as far away as Canada, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan and the Caribbean.

A Success Story – for the moment

Thus far, we have been able to:

  • Keep admission low and accessible
  • Provide scholarships and work-study for those who can’t afford to pay
  • Hire and retain our highly qualified instructors and support staff
  • Maintain and even expand our event schedule

We have been able to survive these last ten years, running a small but consistent deficit, paid for by last-minute donations from students, instructors, and even out-of-pocket by Penelope Nichols Rothe, Ed.D., the founder and director of SummerSongs, Inc.

Support the mission of SummerSongs. Please make a donation using the form at the top of this page. Thank you!


*A copy of our most recent IRS Form 990-EZ is available upon request.