On June 21, 2020, the American Harp Society Foundation held its annual full board meeting online via Zoom. Seating of the newly elected board of directors and officers followed:

Carrie Kourkoumelis, President
Kathleen Bride, Vice President
Holly Avesian, Secretary
Penny Howk Beavers, Treasurer and Donor Relations
Frances Duffy
Kristina Finch
Jaymee Haefner
Elizabeth Huntley
Paula Page
Karen Lindquist Speyer, AHS Liaison


We recognize with sadness the recent passing of one of our founding members, Ruth Wickersham Papalia and note our gratitude for her remarkable contributions to the harp world and our Foundation.

We recognize a major gift to the Foundation from Patricia Adams Harris and her family’s significant legacy. Ms. Adams Harris is a former Foundation board member and her family has been central to the establishment of the Foundation, along with Sally Maxwell, Jack Nebergall, Wenonah Govea, Dorothy Remsen, and Ruth Papalia.  Patricia Adams Harris has always played an important role in the Adams Awards which were established by her father, Dr. Burton Adams, in recognition of his wife, Anne Adams. Today we honor Patricia Adams Harris’ major contribution to the Adams Awards. 

Here is a downloadable PDF of the presentation.

American Harp Foundation