2018 Supporters

Individual and corporate donations help enable the Hickory Music Factory to provide music scholarships and programs for people in the community. We would like to recognize our supporters for their generous contributions.



Alex Bernhardt Jr

Anne & Alex Bernhardt Foundation

BB&L Associates

Byron & Bonnie Bean

City of Hickory

Corning Incorporated Foundation

Duke Energy Foundation

North Carolina Community Foundation

Piedmont Natural Gas

United Arts Council of Catawba County




Ballenger Family Partnership

Davis Weaver

Graystone Eye

Hambrick Memorial Foundation

Jan Parham

Joan & Marvin Everett

Moore & Jean Patton

Renaissance Charitable Foundation – In Memory of Mark Weaver

Rich & Sara Paul – In Honor of Ricky & Travis Paul

Rotary Club of Lake Hickory

Susan Guest

Thomas Arron Garlow

United Arts Fund

Wells Fargo


Beverly Frye – In Honor of David Frye

Brian & Allison Vierling

Catawba Valley Dental

Catawba Valley Cardiology 

Catawba Women’s Center

Claremont Family Medicine

David Frye

Focus Newspaper

Frye Regional Medical Center

Ginny Wright

Glaze Design/Build

ITP Business Communications Inc

Jeff Cline

Lyndon R. Helton

Mike & Denise Filip

Protection Products

Western Piedmont Symphony

Whisnant & Company



Anita Creekmore

Brian & Colleen Hargreaves

Catawba Radiological Associates

Christina Clement

Cliff Dwellers Inn

Corner Stone United

Countryside Pet Hospital

David & Melissa Schmidt

Ellen and Bucky Robbins – In memory of Casey Robbins & in honor of Mike Willis, Byron Bean, Bob Taylor


Haberer Insurance Agency

Hickory Wine Shoppe

Joyce George Corbett

Katherine Newton

Larry’s Music & Sound

Marilyn Swofford Pendley

Mountain Emergency Physicians

North By Northwest Properties

Olde Hickory Tap Room 

Pate Family

Resource Partners LLC

Ric & Lin Raines


Timmy & Jessica DeRusha – In memory of Jason Tharpe

Tony Hanson & Cathy Hunsucker

Waite Financial

William & Shannon Pleasant



BB&T – Jeff Cline

Bob & Sandy Laws

Broome Associated Insurance

Carol Frye – In Honor of David Frye

Carolyn Offill – In Honor of Byron Bean

Carolyn Offill – In Memory of Horace Greene

Chris & Krista Burns

Chris & Dena Nigrelli

Conwareco Logistics

Daniel Green Attorney At Law

David & Melissa Schmidt

Guest Interiors

Jenny Smith

Joe & Darlene Feege

Kimberley & Benjie Weaver

Leighann Sauls

Lory Dansky

Mary Busko – In Honor of Alex Bernhardt Jr.

Mary Inman – In Memory of Jason Tharpe

Michael & Denise Filip

Nancy Shuford Dowdy

Patrick & Kay Crouch

Piedmont Nephrology & Hypertension Associates, P.A.

Richard & Corinne Boyens

St. John XXIII Ecumenical Church – In Honor of Thomas Michael

Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse

Trinity Enterprises International – In Memory of Jason Tharpe

Victor & Eileen Eltora – In Memory of Jeff Eltora

Viewmont Urology Clinic PA


Bill & Charlotte Anderson – In Memory of Jason Tharpe

Leslie & Frances Frye – In Honor of David Frye

Lucy Corwin

Mandy Pitts Hildebrand – In Memory of Jason Tharpe

Mr. & Mrs. George Schmid Jr.