How to Support our Event

You too can support this event! This letter explains the importance of your support to keep LIAC great. 

Contributions by check may be sent to: 

5102 NE 121st Ave., Unit 12

Vancouver WA 98682. 

Make checks payable to The Northwest Accordion Society.

You may now contribute using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or your Bank Card. This is processed through PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account to do this). Minimum donation of $10 via PayPal. Business and club donations via PayPal - please email your business name, contact name, address, website address, phone number, etc. to

Here's the latest list of Sponsors

Please thank our wonderful sponsors when you see them

Virtuoso Sponsors 

Projekt Bayern -
Projekt Bayern is a non-profit organization in Leavenworth that supports the Bavarian theme, supports many local projects, and enriches the town's artistic culture. With their generous donation, they have made it possible to bring top entertainers to LIAC and increase our scholarship and competition awards.

Frank Calapristi memorial fund

Barbara Calapristi and  Colette Casey (daughters of Frank Calapristi) and sons Frank Calapristi Jr and Gus Calapristi have generously donated to LIAC in honor of Frank who loved Leavenworth and the accordion festival. He was very important in keeping LIAC going all these years. Please see the bench at the gazebo that the family is having built in Frank’s honor. Also enjoy the Frank Calapristi accordion parade during LIAC. Frank Calapristi (1932 – 2021) will always be remembered.

Horace and Jeannette Lazzari memorial fund

The Northwest Accordion Society is so appreciative to be remembered in the estate of Jeannette Lazzari to support our activities supporting accordion events. The Lazzari’s ran NWAS for many years as secretary and treasurer. They created NWAS as a 501C non-profit organization. Horace Lazzari (1924 – 2017) and Jeannette Lazzari (1924 – 2020) will always be remembered.

Business Sponsors
Accordion Players, Clubs & Friends of the Accordion

(these donations sponsor our bursary program for young accordion players)

LIAC 2022

Al Aman

Dr. Rhea Forum and Jeanne Olson

Gary Hahn

Kathleen Kuhl

LIAC gazebo tip jar 

Lori Elworth 

Marlen & Ann Miller

Mike Zampiceni 

Mirko Zugec 

NWAS Day of the Accordion tips-Saturday

NWAS Day of the Accordion tips-Sunday

NWAS Forest Grove Socials

Petosa Accordions (in memory of Al Blindheim)

Phyllis Elmendorf

Robert & Bonnie Johnson (memory of Dick Myking)

Ron Long (in memory of Al Blindheim)

Steven Marsh 

Terry & Carol Ranstad

Tom & Caryl Dowell

Thomas Tilton

LIAC 2021

Al Aman

Dr. Rhea Forum and Jeanne Olson

Murl Allen Sanders

NWAS LIAC 2021 tip jar

Yvonne Braune  (in memory of Dick Myking)

LIAC 2020
Bonnie Birch (in memory of Don & Esther Birch)
Colleen Halverson
Dr. Rhea Forum and Jeanne Olson
Jim Tobler (in memory of Johnny V)
Michelle Mace and Alice Dunkin (donated/sold dirndl)
Microsoft Benevity Giving 
Murl Allen Sanders
NWAS Day of the Accordion
NWAS Socials – Forest Grove
Tom and Caryl Dowell