A Gold Star Birthday

April 22, 2013

On the invitation, Dan suggested that, in lieu of gifts, guests make a donation to the SAA Annual Fund. What a brilliant stroke of genius, Dan! Read more ▶

Suzuki Star Power Annual Fund Drive 2012

December 14, 2012 by Mark George

The Suzuki Association of the Americas builds the infrastructure that makes it possible for Suzuki Education to flourish in the Americas. The SAA is strong because of visionary and supportive people like you. Please consider making a contribution to the SAA annual fund to continue our important work. Read more ▶

Our Suzuki Footprints Annual Fund Drive 2011

December 1, 2011

“Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Read more ▶

Thank You for Supporting the Power of Community

October 24, 2011

THANK YOU! to everyone who supported the Power of Community campaign. Even though the week-long campaign is at its end, the donations are still rolling in and the word is still spreading. We couldn’t have done it without you! Read more ▶

Talent Is For Everyone

October 19, 2011

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Suzuki ENews 39 The Power of Community  Special Birthday Edition

October 17, 2011

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SAA Galaxy of Stars

March 25, 2011 by Susan Baer

Have you visited the SAA Galaxy of Stars recently? It has brightened, well, astronomically! The members of SAA have embraced this opportunity to honor friends, mentors, teachers, parents, children, programs and organizations. Over 170 stars have been dedicated. We’ve had… Read more ▶

Why the SAA

January 4, 2011 by Patricia Purcell

Board member Patty Purcell describes SAA membership benefits. Support the SAA Annual Fund here Read more ▶

Thanking Our Lucky Stars Honor someone special in our SAA Galaxy of Stars

December 17, 2010

We all enjoy the good fortune of having the ability to share the gift of music. We are also fortunate to be surrounded by people who deserve to be recognized for their contributions to our journey. This year’s Annual Fund Drive… Read more ▶

Annual Fund Drive 2010

December 17, 2010 by William Preucil

To all my colleagues in the SAA: Thanking Our Lucky Stars—what a wonderful sentiment to contemplate for the SAA’s Annual Fund Drive 2010. We each have had the good fortune to know many people, whose lives having touched ours, have left… Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 16 Grant Writing

November 15, 2010 by Susan Baer

How can the SAA connect teachers with grant-writing classes to find funding? How does one go about finding philanthropic sources? Grant writing is an art. But just like playing a musical instrument, anybody can do it if they are willing… Read more ▶

Were sinkingWe ALL have to vote right now tomorrow and every day

July 16, 2010 by James Hutchins

Hello again my extended Suzuki family! We’re sinking! It’s not working! We in the Suzuki Method succeed with one-point teaching. The ONE point is to vote every day to get this FREE grant! Instructions Go to Click the “Vote for this idea” button. If you… Read more ▶

2009 CD Donation Gift  Final Offer

June 23, 2010

We’re at 83% of our Annual Fund goal of $40,000. Help us reach our support goal by the end of July with a donation of $75 or more to receive a copy of Celebrating Excellence 2009. (July 31 is the… Read more ▶

Group Cello Benefit Concert

June 21, 2010 by Megan Titensor

On April 10, many students gathered to play together to benefit the Latin American Suzuki Scholarship Fund. Students played repertoire from Suzuki Books 1-6 in reverse order, beginning with the most advanced students, and adding on younger and younger students.… Read more ▶

Thanks to our donors

March 8, 2010

The SAA Board would like to extend heartfelt thanks to those members and friends who donated to this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, “Following in Their Footsteps.” Many thanks also to those young artist performers who donated their recordings to Celebrating… Read more ▶

2009 Annual Fund

January 1, 2010

It’s that special time of year again when the SAA Board announces its Annual Fund Campaign. Only through your gifts to the Annual Fund is the SAA able to support its scholarship program and other services and projects. This year’s… Read more ▶

Following In Their Footsteps

January 1, 2010 by Marilyn Kesler

Dear Teachers and Families, Forty-five years ago, Dr Shinichi Suzuki brought several young Japanese string students to perform in the United States. At that time, I was a young string teacher, lucky enough to attend one of these concerts. I was… Read more ▶

Last Chance to Donate This Year

December 29, 2009

Now is your last chance to support the SAA’s Annual Fund this year. Only through your gifts to the Annual Fund is the SAA able to support its scholarship program and other services and projects. This year’s Annual Fund theme is… Read more ▶

Celebrating Excellence 2009

December 7, 2009

} Celebrating Excellence 2009 features musicians who began their careers as Suzuki students. This year’s collection features 11 performances—solos and ensembles—including violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, and harp. We are grateful to these talented performers for sharing their artistry with Suzuki… Read more ▶

Celebrating Excellence 2009

December 3, 2009

Celebrating Excellence 2009 features musicians who began their careers as Suzuki students. This year’s collection features 11 performances—solos and ensembles—including violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, and harp. We are grateful to these talented performers for sharing their artistry with Suzuki… Read more ▶

Going oncegoing twicesold

December 10, 2008 by Ruth Engle Larner

A silent auction fund-raiser was held at the 2008 SAA Conference, organized by the SAA’s Board of Directors. Many businesses and individuals graciously donated items and services to be auctioned. The variety ranged from instruments to software to jewelry to… Read more ▶

2008 Annual Fund

December 10, 2008

The SAA’s Annual Fund Campaign 2008 is quickly drawing to a close. Please take note that this year’s Annual Fund information with return pledge envelope will not arrive as a separate mailing but is still very important to the SAA.… Read more ▶

2008 Annual Fund Campaign  Holiday Gifts

November 11, 2008

The 2008 annual fund drive is now underway. The SAA depends on fund-raising efforts to achieve many of its goals, including the teacher scholarship program which aids teachers and teacher trainees in both North and South America. Won’t you join… Read more ▶

2008 Annual Fund Letter

November 10, 2008 by Diane Schroeder

Dear Friends, Some of the finest teaching in the Americas takes place in Suzuki schools and private studios, where the philosophy and methods of Dr. Suzuki are upheld. The Suzuki Association of the Americas was founded in 1972 to promote early… Read more ▶

2007 Annual Fund Campaign

December 31, 2007

The Board would like to thank those of you who have already remembered the SAA with a gift to our current campaign. We are also grateful to Gwendoline Thornblade for her support letter that formed the basis for this year’s… Read more ▶

2007 Annual Fund Campaign Appeal

November 11, 2007 by Gwendoline Thornblade

Dear Friends and Supporters of the SAA, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I would like to enlist your support for the SAA’s 2007 Annual Fund. The Suzuki Association of the Americas is widely… Read more ▶

Why an Annual Fund

June 4, 2007 by Diane Schroeder

Why is an Annual Fund so important for the Suzuki Association of the Americas? Many of us realize that the SAA could not exist if it weren’t for regular Annual Fund gifts from members. However, there are still questions each… Read more ▶

Benefit the SAA through Giveline

May 1, 2007

The SAA is now an approved charity in the Giveline program. Giveline allows customers to purchase gifts and gift cards online while making a donation to the organization of their choice. Every purchase made generates a gift—on average 16%, with… Read more ▶

2006 Annual Fund Campaign

February 1, 2007

The SAA Board and Staff wish to thank all who have contributed to the Annual Fund Campaign in the past few months. This year’s campaign ends March 1. While donations are welcome and greatly appreciated throughout the year, your gifts… Read more ▶

2006 Annual Fund Campaign Appeal

November 11, 2006

Dear Suzuki Friend, You have an important role to play in the future of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. You are vital to the survival and expansion of a vision Dr. Suzuki created over 60 years ago. Once again this fall… Read more ▶

2006 Annual Fund

August 1, 2006

The SAA Board is pleased to report that FY’06 (August 1, 2005-July 31, 2006) was our most successful year ever in receiving charitable gifts from members and friends. In addition to the $31,000+ received specifically for Gulf Coast Relief, a… Read more ▶

Katrina Update

August 1, 2006

SAA teachers and families can be proud of the difference they are making in the lives of Gulf Coast Suzuki teachers, students and families who were victims of Katrina. A total of $31,349 was collected and distributed to Suzuki programs… Read more ▶

Celebrating Excellence 2005

November 22, 2005

Celebrating Excellence 2005 features musicians who began their careers as Suzuki students. Our thanks to these gracious and talented performers who were willing to share their artistry with Suzuki supporters and friends. What an inspiring tribute to the legacy Dr.… Read more ▶

2005 Annual Fund Drive

November 14, 2005

We’re excited to be able to offer a premium gift with this year’s Annual Fund Campaign! Donors of $75 or more will receive Celebrating Excellence, a very special CD of outstanding musical performances. The CD was created for the… Read more ▶

Suzuki Hurricane Relief Fund

October 25, 2005

Suzuki teachers, students and parents throughout the Americas reached out to those affected by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Thank you to everyone who contributed donations to the Suzuki Hurricane Relief Fund by holding Practice-A-Thons and Benefit Concerts.… Read more ▶

Hurricane Katrina Relief

October 19, 2005

The Suzuki Association of the Americas extends concern and prayers to those affected by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. We have received many emails and phone calls regarding efforts underway to provide support for Suzuki families, teachers and schools. The… Read more ▶


June 21, 2005

Make A Difference The SAA is a charitable nonprofit organization serving over 8,000 members and over 200,000 students, parents, and other professionals. As tax-exempt 501-C3 organization, the SAA can accept charitable gifts so that we may add value to our programs… Read more ▶

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