Donations in honor of Lolita Mayadas


Lolita Mayadas is a beloved member of the Thurnauer School faculty and chaired our piano department for 11 years, from 2007-2018. During her tenure at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, she raised standards for best practices and student achievements. She established the Piano Enrichment Series: highlights included a visiting harpsichordist, an organ concert, and a field trip for families to Steinway Piano. She organized game nights and movie events that were not only fun but built community among our families. She encouraged her students in their recitals and motivated all young pianists through the Thurnauer in New York annual competition and concert. She remains a beloved colleague.

It is our greatest wish that Lolita’s legacy and all that she has accomplished as a musician, leader and educator continue to be celebrated. We would like to establish the Lolita Mayadas Piano Scholarship to be presented each year to a student or students who represent love, enthusiasm and commitment to music and the piano.

We would very much appreciate contributions of any amount to help establish this fund of which we must meet a minimum goal of $15,000. You may donate online by filling out the secure donation form below or by sending your gift to the music school (check payable to “JCC Thurnauer School of Music”) at the following address: 411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670.