2020 Gala Sponsors


The Waring gratefully acknowledges all the donors (individuals, foundations, cities) and the volunteers for their ongoing support of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.

Major Supporters

Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
The Annenberg Foundation
The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation
The City of Palm Desert
The Ernst Krenek Society of Palm Springs

Venue Partners

The McCallum Theatre
The Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino

Education Support

Coachella Valley Spotlight
Anderson Children’s Foundation
Bighorn Golf Charities

Additional Support Comes From

SoCalPianos – supplies all the competition pianos

The Adams Family
The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation
The Sirpuhe and John Conte Foundation
The City of Indian Wells
The City of Rancho Mirage
The City of La Quinta
Steinway & Sons is the Official Competition Piano
Contour Dermatology

Media Partners

Palm Springs Life
Gloria Greer Productions
KUSC Classical Radio
Performing Arts Live
The Desert Sun

The Waring is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization,Tax ID # 33-0025613