The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook

The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook

Our Mission

To preserve and perpetuate the music, character and history of the Great American Songbook.

Our Vision

That this timeless and most enduring music of our country, with its rich history, will continue to be accessible and enjoyed by the generations of today and tomorrow.

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Our Extraordinary Honorary Board of Advisors

Founding Member
Vic Damone
Vic Damone


Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Connie Francis
Connie Francis
Jack Jones
Jack Jones
Keeley Smith
Keely Smith

 

  • Annette Agnos
  • Lucie Arnaz
  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Ron Della Chiesa
  • Gloria Corsoro
  • Hamp Elliott
  • Dick Golden
  • Joni James
  • Marilyn Maye
  • Walt Pinto
  • Bucky Pizzarelli
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Martin Pizzarelli
  • Faith Prince
  • Mike Renzi
  • John Rubino
  • Rob Russell
  • Helen Spaneas
  • Billy Stritch
  • Jill Switzer
  • Rich Switzer
  • Steve Tyrell

 

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Our Generous Benefactors

Ambassadors
  • Lois Pope
  • Hermè de Wyman Miro
Ambassador Emeritus
  • Dame Celia Lipton Farris (12/25/23 – 3/11/11)
Other Lead Benefactors
  • John Rubino
  • Veronica Atkins
  • Irene Athans / Gen. Carter Clarke, Jr.
  • Patty Myura / Eleanor Patterson Reeves Foundation
  • Ari Rifkin / The Len-Ari Foundation, Inc.
  • Richard C. Pietrafesa Family
  • Marlin Bollinger, President The Bollinger Group
  • William and Ann Saas
  • Charles and Deborah Royce
  • Seymour and Evelyn Holtzman
  • Margaret Donnelley
  • Sieglinde Wikstrom, the Wikstrom Foundation
  • Herman Hammer
  • Elayne and Donald Flamm Foundation
  • Dr. Frank and Joan Frani
  • Lawrence A. Moens
  • Armand and Carol Ann Moens
  • Myrna and Alan Cohen
  • Daniella and Michael Levenson
  • Elizabeth Bowden

  • Patrick Park
  • Rhoda and David Chase Family Foundation
  • Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust
  • The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundatioin
  • Simion C. Fireman Charitable Foundatiion
  • Robert and Sue Tomsich

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Our Corporate Directors

  • Annette C. Agnos
  • Maryann Robinson Petow
  • James L. Robinson
  • Nicholas H. Robinson
  • Helen Spaneas
  • Jill Robinson Xiarhos

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Our Founder - Dick Robinson

Dick Robinson

Dick Robinson: From Disc Jockey to Charity Jockey
A career that continues to span the years of the Great American Songbook

Dick Robinson - an icon of harmony and rhythm in charity, TV, radio and business circles – redefines the relationship between notes and chords as they are played in many different communities across our regions.

In nonprofit circles, Dick Robinson’s passions, interest and deed in helping those in need blend charity fundraising and celebrity with classic and timeless entertainment.

His respected relationships with entertainers, combined with his great heart to help charities, has led to millions of dollars in fundraising successes for deserving nonprofits. Vic Damone, Keely Smith, the late Al Martino, Debby Boone, Jack Jones and Ann Hampton Callaway have headlined blockbuster events on behalf of their friend Dick Robinson to fundraise within his communities.

His concerto over the years consists of many accomplishments including Founder & Chairman of Connecticut School of Broadcasting (the nation’s oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools), Owner of New England and Florida radio stations and Founder of the nonprofit organization the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.

Today, in addition to his many business and charity commitments, Dick hosts an internationally syndicated radio show, “Dick Robinson’s American Standard’s by the Sea”which airs on 70+ network affiliates nationwide—including Legends 100.3 FM on Saturdays 6 PM to 8 PM and Sundays 10 AM to 12 PM.

Tune in to a station near you whenever you can, wherever you are!

You will love the M-U-S-I-C.

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Dick Robinson’s Music by the Sea”, a half-hour TV show and video version of his radio show, can be viewed in South Florida Saturdays at 6:30 PM on WXEL TV (PBS).

Dick Robinson's Passion: The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. Founder-Chairman, Dick Robinson, created this 501(c)3 to increase awareness, especially for children and young adults, of what he believes to be the greatest music ever recorded. In addition to his weekly radio and TV shows, to support the Society's mission (to preserve and perpetuate the music, character and history of the Great American Songbook), Dick addresses the social needs of youth and the nostalgic memories of the “greatest generation.”

The Society’s primary plan is to educate today’s adolescents about the Great American Songbook music. Music is well-known to connect deeply with teenagers and to influence their development, perhaps more than any other entertainment medium. Our next generation will only appreciate this meaningful, positive, optimistic, and entertaining part of their American heritage when we work to keep the music playing.

In addition, affiliates across the country continue to pick up “Dick Robinson's American Standards by the Sea"and the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook launched theoriginalgasstation.com, its Internet radio station, accessible around the world and around the clock.

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The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
c/o WLML – Legends Radio 100.3 FM
760 US Highway One, Suite 100
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
1-800-723-4698

The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook

130 Birdseye Road
Farmington, CT 06032
1-800-723-4698

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