MGI is the heart and soul of the classical guitar community in Greater Washington, offering affordable, accessible, world-class performances to diverse audiences. The Marlow Guitar Series has wowed local audiences for 23 years, presenting six annual performances with the best concert guitarists from around the world. Free pre-concert lectures and affordable tickets (including free admission for children with parents, and half-price tickets for students) attract more than 2,400 audience members each year. Dozens of budding guitarists ages 6-18 compete in the annual Beatty Music Scholarship Competition at no cost, building students’ performance skills and the confidence to continue their musical education. And MGI introduces hundreds more students and community members to this exquisite instrument, bringing guitar performances into public school classrooms and libraries throughout the region. Your support enriches our arts community and brings new music lovers into the fold.

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
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  • The current budget for Marlow Guitar International is: Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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