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The Nancy Bergman Legacy Society

"She was a one-woman operation back then, a real pioneer. It’s hard to think of what it was when you think of how it is now. Nancy was the stability. She kept it all going. She was the anchor.”
–Norma Moore, Past International President (1973-75).

Nancy BergmanNancy Bergman joined Sweet Adelines International in 1953. She served as managing director of Sweet Adelines headquarters office (1957–1968), chorus director, international faculty, certified judge (Music and Sound category), and on the International Board of Directors. Nancy is also a prolific arranger, a Queen of Harmony (Mississippi Misses, 1954), and was honored with the 2002 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 50 years of devoted service to Sweet Adelines International.

Leave Your Legacy

Your gift may be made through a will, revocable trust or similar estate planning document. Deferred gifts can be directed to support any of the Sweet Adelines funds (programs to support). Donors providing written documentation that they have named Sweet Adelines International in their estate plan are recognized as members of the Nancy Bergman Legacy Society.

To find out more about how you can create your own legacy through a planned estate gift to Sweet Adelines International, contact Susan Smith, director of philanthropy at or call toll free at 1.918.388.8040.

Nancy Bergman Legacy Society Benefits

• Thank you letter and call from Sweet Adelines CEO Tammy Talbot and International President Joan Boutilier

• Two VIP seats for those who have completed and submitted a Legacy Letter of Intent documentation to substantiate their gift plan with Sweet Adelines International

• Access to VIP donor lounge at International Convention

• Invitation to annual donor reception at International Convention

• Invitation to President’s Reception at International Convention

• Estate Gift Donor Pin

The Pitch Pipe, four times per year

• Quarterly or bi-annual E-Mail donor report (Individual names of donors will be honored in the report released after the donation)

Donor Testimonials
A Legacy of Harmony

The story behind the Gladys "Gee" and Fred Katen Fund.


Direct, Guide, Help

The story behind Nancy and Dave Kurth’s gifts to Sweet Adelines.

Nancy and Dave Kurth

Paying It Forward

A talk with Lisbet Duponte about her estate gift to Sweet Adelines.

Lisbet Duponte