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


Ramona's Gift to Music is a foundation named in memory of Ramona Cuellar Mangione. Ramona was a talented clarinetist and a graduate of Copiague High School. She began playing at an early age due in large part to her father, who had a passion for music, which he passed on to his three children.

Ramona was an honored music student who gained accolades in NYSSMA, All-State Band, All-County Band, and performed private Recitals under the tutelage of renowned clarinetist Naomi Drucker. 

At the young age of 24, Ramona passed away from Arteriovenous Malformation on June 27th,1990. Since that time, an award has been provided to a Copiague student who has excelled in music in Ramona's name.

To grow and expand the gift of music, Ramona's Gift to Music Foundation has been created to help children continue their musical aspirations in Ramona's name. Since the Foundation began, the scholarship program has expanded beyond Copiague High School to support students from other music organizations throughout Long Island. Ramona's Gift to Music also supports a variety of music programs geared towards providing children musical performance opportunities.



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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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