Ramona's Gift to Music is a non-profit organization that helps children advance their musical studies and performance.

Awards From The Foundation

Giving The Gift Of Music To Children

The Foundation's charitable work began with awards to graduating Copiague High School seniors because CHS was Ramona's alma mater.  As our foundation has grown,  we have expanded our scope to include other ways to help bring the gift of music to children.  With the proceeds from our 2017 fundraiser, in addition to funding the Ramona Cuellar-Mangione Memorial Award and Scholarship at Copiague High School,  we were able to:

Award an Individual Scholarship to Robert Montano, who recently performed On Broadway in A Christmas Spectacular

Donate an Alto Saxophone to a deserving student

Allow 10 talented students to perform at Oheka Castle including costumes, vocal and performance training, and transportation

Support Long Beach HS music program

Allow a group of children to perform at the Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

Scholarship Recipient

2017-Lesly Decastro


1991 - Timothy Hutchison
1992 - Laura Findlay
1993 - Marino Bragino
1994 - Laura Babjak
1995 - Antonio Quinones
1996 - Derrick Davis
1997 - Raina Murnak
1998 - Dawn Schwartzwalder
1999 - Melissa Sulecki
2000 - Melissa Daley
2001 - Jonathan Cipriani
2002 - Christina Labrador
2003 - Brian Crook
2004 - Michael Harris
2005 - Sarah Meehan
2006 - Alexander Linsalata
2007 - Joshua Hemmings

2008 - Francisco Grenald
2009 - Eric Ramdas
2010 - Alex Yake
2011 - Elvira Razzano
2012 - James Washington
2013 - Casey Mahan
2014 - Barbara Chelchowski
2015 - David Szabo
2016 - Richard Taveras
2017 - Kishaar Hodge
2019-Marissa Ready
2019-Kyree Scott
2019-Taylor Sharpe
2019-Anna Marie Leddy
2019-Brielle Manuel
2019-Joseph Geraghty


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Ramona's Gift to Music Foundation
6 South Ct Nesconset, NY 11767
T: 631-513-5382
E: info@RGMfoundation.org

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