Ramonas 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 Ramonas name.
To continue the gift of music, Ramonas Gift To Music Foundation has been created to grow and expand the gift of music to children in Ramona’s name.
LeakTronics is proud to have donated to the annual fund.
On behalf of Ramona’s Gift to Music, I’d like to thank you for your generosity. Thanks to our sponsors, family and friends, we have been able to award $8000.00 in scholarships to well deserving music students. We are so proud to have helped an 8yr old underprivileged child go to the music camp she desired and several graduating seniors, from different schools, further their music education in college. We couldn’t do it without your help!
Laura Cuellar Ferrigno
Ramona’s Gift to Music