Student Aid Fund

History of the Student Aid Fund

The Student Aid Fund was established in 1974 by the Past Presidents for the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Oak Musicale. Through the years, many donations have been made in memory of friends and family members. The Fund now enables us to offer financial awards from the interest.

  • In 1976, we received $2,500 from the will of Helen Andrews.
  • In 1992, Gladys Davis endowed a $10,000 fund to establish the Gladys Davis Award.
  • In 1998, Robert and Sylvia Leggett donated over $30,000 in stocks to establish the Robert and Sylvia Leggett Award.
  • in 2009, Nancy Shoup donated over $8,000 to the Student Aid Fund.


These funds are in addition to the money raised for the Royal Oak Musicale Financial Awards at the fund raiser we have each March.

We encourage members and friends to contribute to the Student Aid Fund to honor someone or on a special occasion by clicking here. Contributions are tax deductible.

Please make checks payable to the Royal Oak Musicale Student Aid Fund and mail to:

Kathy Hemp, 1212 Genessee Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48073-4704

Student Aid Fund Officers
President Jean Watson   Treasurer Kathy Hemp
Vice-President Claire Mautner   Trustee Kathy Hemp
Secretary Marilyn Lee    Trustee Sue Allen