About the Bruce Montgomery Foundation

The Foundation

Established in 2010, the Foundation is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charity. All royalties, licensing fees and sales revenues from Bruce Montgomery’s published and yet-to-be-published works serve as the catalyst to build a strong endowment and fund a robust Grants program. 

Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Our Mission

The Bruce Montgomery Foundation for the Arts honors the memory of Bruce Montgomery by providing financial support, through Springboard Grants, to talented individuals and student organizations (high school through college age) who are pursuing excellence in the performing arts.

For fifty years as Director of undergraduate performing arts at the University of Pennsylvania Bruce “Monty” Montgomery’s passionate dedication to mentoring students created a unique opportunity for young people to explore their talents, to hone their artistic skills and, finally, to spread their wings and fly.

Many of his students have gone on to distinguished careers in music, theater and cinema. Monty’s life work was the Foundation’s inspiration.

Ongoing fundraising efforts are critical to achieving our goal of providing significant financial support to future generations of musicians and artists. Contributions are sought through major gifts, planned giving, periodic fundraising events, and a strong Annual Giving program.

About Bruce

ornament1 Bruce Montgomery was an American composer, lyricist, choral arranger and conductor, author, poet, set designer, sculptor, graphic and fine artist, actor, world-renowned stage director of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operettas, and mentor to thousands of students.

Grants Program

ornament1Every year the Foundation accepts applications for its Springboard Grants Program from talented young people in the Greater Philadelphia area. Click here for general information and to learn more about the program!

Foundation Initiatives

ornament1 The Foundation intends to publish and produce as much of Bruce Montgomery’s creative work as possible, in order to help fund our Springboard Grants and to provide lasting enjoyment for all lovers of music, theater and art.

“Don’t be afraid to be magnificent!”

— Bruce Montgomery

Executive Board

Gene S. Schneyer, Esq.

Gene S. Schneyer, Esq.

Chairman
Peter A. Benoliel

Peter A. Benoliel

Chairman Emeritus
Marc Mostovoy

Marc Mostovoy

Vice President Emeritus
Elizabeth Montgomery Thomas

Elizabeth Montgomery Thomas

President/Executive Director
Nicholas B. Thomas

Nicholas B. Thomas

Treasurer
Victoria Thomas Pohl

Victoria Thomas Pohl

Secretary