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To foster music education and mentoring opportunities for students of color enabling them to fulfill their creative and professional aspirations while studying at one of the world’s premier performing arts conservatories, by endowing music scholarships at The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York.


The Luther Henderson Scholarship Fund, Inc., a non-profit
organization, was established in 2006 by stage and film director and actror, Billie Allen-Henderson, in honor of her late husband, Luther Henderson’s notable creative achievements and enduring contributions in the performing arts.

Board of Directors

Billie Allen-Henderson, Founder and Chair
Gwen Gilliam
Robin Bell-Stevens

Benefit Committee

Canadian Brass Quintet
Margo Lion
Phylicia Rashad
Rachael Robinson
Tamara Tunie
George C. Wolfe

Advisory Board

Candace Allen
Robin Bell-Stevens
David A. Bunn
The Honorable David N. Dinkins
Joyce Dinkins
Mercedes Ellington
Susan Fales-Hill
Vartan Gregorian
Ara Guzelimian
Devra Hall
Ann Hobson-Pilot
Samuel A. Jackson
Helene Kaplan
James King
John Levy
Wynton Marsalis
S. Epetha Merkerson
Julia Miles
The Honorable Basil Paterson
Portia Paterson
The Honorable Charles Rangel
Sir Simon Rattle
LaTanya Richardson
Gerald Schoenfeld
Billy Taylor, Ph.D.
Harold Wheeler
Nancy Wilson
Hattie Winston

Contact Us

The Luther Henderson Scholarship Fund, Inc.,
incorporated in New York State,
is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization.

340 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-8705

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