2019 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

Ballenger Family Partnership

BB&L Associates

Beaver Foundation

Byron & Bonnie Bean

City of Hickory

Corning Incorporated Foundation

Duke Energy Foundation

North Carolina Community Foundation

Service League of Hickory, NC

United Arts Council of Catawba County



Bela Fleck Productions

Davis Weaver

Duke Energy Foundation

Graystone Eye

Hambrick Memorial Foundation

Jan Parham

Jerry & Gail Orr

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


Anita Creekmore


Beverly Frye – In Honor of David Frye

Brian & Allison Vierling

Catawba Valley Dental

Catawba Valley Cardiology 

Catawba Women’s Center

Chad Austin Inc

Claremont Family Medicine

David Frye

Duke Lifepoint Facility

Focus Newspaper

Ginny Wright

Glaze Design/Build

Hargreaves Lighting & Sound

Jan Parham

Jeff Cline

Lyndon R. Helton

Mike & Denise Filip

Voya Financial

Western Piedmont Symphony

Whisnant & Company



Brian & Colleen Hargreaves

Catawba Radiological Associates

Cathy Hunsucker

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

Ellen & Rountree Collett


Haberer Insurance Agency

Hickory Wine Shoppe

ITP Business Communications Inc

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

Protection Products

Rand & Beth Brandes

Ric & Lin Raines


Timmy & Jessica DeRusha – In memory of Jason Tharpe

Waite Financial

William & Shannon Pleasant



Bob & Sandy Laws

Broome Associated Insurance

Carol Frye – In Honor of David Frye

Carolyn Offill – In Honor of Nathan Hefner

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

Kelly VanSickle

Leighann Sauls

Lory Dansky

Mary Busko – In Honor of Alex Bernhardt Jr.

Mary Inman – In Memory of Jason Tharpe

McGriff Insurance

Michael Cordora DDS, PLLC

Michael & Denise Filip

Nancy Shuford Dowdy

Patrick & Kay Crouch

Piedmont Nephrology & Hypertension Associates, P.A.

Resource Partners LLC

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

Mark Shaw

Mr. & Mrs. George Schmid Jr.