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Individual Gifts

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following
individuals for their generous support, enabling us to offer
comprehensive, high quality educational programs.
((Gifts received from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
($50,000 – and above)

Edward & Camille Penhoet

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Michael & Ann Parker

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $24,999)

Jamey Aebersold
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Sy & Bonnie Grossman
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Donn Logan & Marcy Li Wong
Jennifer Maxwell
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff
Murray & Helen Sibley

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Jeffrey Goodby
Rita Hargrave
Jim & Ruth Reynolds

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (5)
Steven & Denise Baker
Cindy Canup
Charles & Margaret Charnas
June Cheit
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Lois De Domenico
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Sherie Friedlander
Chip Isaac III
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Eric & Simone Lang
Hoil Lee
Evan Liu
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Bob & Sue Mertens
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Ernie Mieger
Deborah O’Grady & John Adams
John S. Osterweis
Angela Palermo
Jim & Ruth Reynolds –
in memory of Sy Grossman
Linda Rostoker
Ruth Shapiro
Jennifer & Michael Thyen
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Anonymous
Manuela Albuquerque &
Christopher McKenzie
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Donald Briggs
Daniel Callaway & Karen Laws
Jonathan & Jennifer Catlett
Yanek Chiu – in memory
of Sy Grossman
Patti Cole – in memory of Sy Grossman
Sandy & Jeff Cressman
Eva & Martin Ewing
Mary Fettig
David & Lucia Gill
Sakiko Kono
Nick Lamb & Family
Josh Novic
John & Barbara Papini
Mary Paradiso
Susanna Maria Porte
Chris & Lori Potter
Mark Priven
Pamela Rose
Madeline Sheron
Laura Steinman & Willem Villet
Theresa Walker-Mullings
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Sheila Wishek
Evie & Gordon Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous
Demetrios Agretelis
Bill & Rosie Aron
Debra & Arthur Bakal
Margie Baker
Jennifer Burroughs &
Michael Rowe – in memory of Sy Grossman
Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth
Jean Marie Circiello
Lawrence E. Crooks
Michael Darby & Toni Martin
Kyle Davy & Karen Yencich
Richard Dingman
Lori & Michael Ferguson
George & Ann Gaebler
Catherine Hartshorn & Richard Buxbaum
Rex Hesner & Susan Torrence
Christopher Johnson
Mark & Sherralyn Klein
Tienne Lee
Masako & Francisco Leon
Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman
Helen M. Marcus and
David J. Williamson Fund
Merideth & Tom Marschak
Hugh Njemanze
Jim Pickrell & Carolyn Woolley
Debbie Poryes
Stephane Prunet
David & Mary Ramos
Debra Resnik
Carl Resnikoff
Ralph Rodriguez
José Romero
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Tomas Schoenberg – in honor of Arabelle Schoenberg
Beth Ann & Michael Ward
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)
Anonymous (2)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Hans & June Andersen
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
Judith Berger
Ralph & Gail Bernstein – in memory of Sy Grossman
John Dobby Boe
Arlene Boyd
Jeffrey Briss
Gretchen Brosius
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Bert & Lois Carelli
Shanna Carlson
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Larry Chinn – in memory of Buddy Barnhill
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Maria A. Cordell
Larry Cruz
Karen Dabrusin
John Degele
Jim Dunbar
Matthew Fabela
Ann Farrell
Fred & Sue Fischer
Robert Freeman
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Mario Guarneri
Roy Halliday – in memory of Sy Grossman
Patty Hammond
Brad Haywood
Curt Hill
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Catherine Hogan
Steve & Angelita Holland
Kathleen Holliday
Steven Horowitz
John Houghton
Angharad Jones
Paul Kagawa
Christina Kellogg
Daniel & Amy Knight
R. & L. Korsan
Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett
Robert Lanz
Philip Lieb
Michael Lucey
Daryl Lura & Susan Sasaki
Tim Lynch
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Christopher Martinez
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Karen & Paul McArdle
Greg McCall
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Christopher Meehan
Michael Meehan
Nancy Merritt
Tony Miceli
Ruth & Ronald Miguel
George Miller
Zach Mondlick & Susana Pineda
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
Bu Nygrens
Esti Ollerman, Cindy Bandur,
Rob & Pat Cook Rosenberg, Eric & Ellen Schnur – in memory of Sy Grossman
Mario Pola
Stephen Pope
Norman Postone
Jerry Povse
Jon Rantzman
Barb Reynolds
Mike Rissi
Barry Robertson
Irwin Ross – in memory of Sy Grossman
Mary Anne Schissel
Thom & Betty Seaton – in honor of Michael & Ann Parker
Bryan Seet
The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family
Eric Siegel
Rae Ann Stahl
John and Yee-wan Stevens – in memory of Sy Grossman
Jan Stevens
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Leslie Tchaikovsky
David Vliet
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
George & Sandy Wieland
Yehudit
Greg & Kiyomi Yim
Gary Zellerbach
Jamie Zimmerman

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (4)
Randy Barnett
Erin Barrite
Kathleen Barrows
Jacque Bibeau
Joshua Bleier
David Bonaccorso
Gloria Bowles
Tammy Button
Allan & Jennifer Daly
Marilyn Day
Ellen Florey
Douglas Fong
Karen Frick
Vicki Friedberg
Vinaya Gokarn
Deborah Gordon – in honor of Eileen Hansen
Gina Harris
Margaret Henderson
Leslie Heyden
Jim & Maddie Hogan
Allen Hopkins
Hallie Hughes
Jarrell Irvin
Jane Kagon
Katharine Kates
Aaron Kaufmann
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Bob Knight
Doug MacKenzie
Gautam Makani
Christopher Michel
Lambros Paraschos
James Paxson
Ray G. Perman
Mike & Kim Schulist
Karen Severo
Bob Sharman
Tom Silva
Neal Snyder
James & Donna Storey
Patrice Valdivieso
Don Veca
Robin Washington
Henry Weinstein
Kara Wright & James Lawrence

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (8)
Michael Bachmann
Lisa Bailey
Julie Balot – in memory of Gene Balot
Mara Bathiany
Thomas Bergman
John Bergman
Linda Blachman
Fred Booke
Michael Burles
Christine Burrill
Karen Buttwinick
Judith & Burton Calder
Wade Cartwright
Philip Casey
Leslie Clot
Digne de Lenea
Steve DeMello
Ben Deovlet
John di Bene
Ben Eiseman
Lorraine Curtis Eleccion
Scott Elia
Michelle Eliker
Susan Fadlety
Rebecca Faiola
Robin Ferguson
Erle Flad
Bonnie Fraenza
Geroncio Galicia
Brad Gallien
Gerard Family
Jamie Goddard
Elizabeth Gould
Jennifer Gustafson
Ian Halifax
Kathie Hammond
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Barry Honore
Sue Horn
Florence Hultgren – in memory
of Helen Sibley
Betty Ishida
Carolynn Kimura
David Kittams
Gerhart Kneissl
Matthew Kolaczkowski
Patt Kudo
Paul Linden
Craig London
Lisa Lum
Richard Maldonado
Frances Martin
Lucia Massoni
Sean McCleary
Andrew Michaelis
Teddy Milder
Joe Mumm
Tom Nicastro
Thomas O’Leary
Dan Poff
Julia Pombo
Leverett Pope
Timothy Quayle
Mary Reynolds
Kristine Rivera
Linda Shapiro
Tina Smelser
Jeanne Smith
Julia Smith
Tom Spalding
Karla Spormann & Brian Kirby
Gyula Sziraczky
Arthur Tashiro
Peter Thorner
Doug Traub
Terrell Tucker
Amy Ukena
Edelle Vartan – in memory of Sy Grossman
Fred Weed
Cameron White
Janis Workman
Min Yan
Sonny Zanchetta
Jan Zeleski

Gifts from Foundations, Corporations, and Government Agencies

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following foundations, corporations and government agencies for their generous support, enabling us to offer comprehensive, high quality educational programs. (Gifts received from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE (over $50,000– $99,999)
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Koret Foundation
The Whitman Family Foundation
The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
City of Berkeley
Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Bill Graham Supporting Foundation
Fleishhacker Foundation

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)
Golden Pacific Home Loans Inc.
Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation
Schwab Family Fund
Silvergate Investment Group

GIFTS IN-KIND:
(January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)

Anonymous (2)
Peter B. Allen
The Blankenship Family – in memory of Clarence Joseph and
Eleanor Mai Blankenship
Lee Brenkman
Andrea Claburn
Brent Donaldson
Chris Gilmer
Paul Janoff
Jazzcaffè
Ellen Kim & Tim Anderson
Todd Lorenz
Carol Maga
Dean & Joanne Muench
Laura Murra
Pandora Media
Poulson Gluck Design
David & Mary Ramos
Carl Resnikoff
John Rosenberg
Drew Sibley
Eric Siegel
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman
Valentino Zegna Baruffa

Scholarship Funds

(Gifts received from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016)

THE ANGELO J. MONTESANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund has been established in memory of beloved Bay Area jazz aficionado Angelo J. Montesano

Friends of Angelo (2016 Memorial Concert)
Joanne Montesano
Kenneth & Debra Montesano

BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund has been established by Kim Nalley, San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues performing and recording artist, to forward the music education of deserving Black youth.

Susan Sharfman
Valerie Stoll Schwimmer
Emily Tincher – in memory of Russ Tincher
Diane L. Wyatt

BOB PARLOCHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created in honor of Bob Parlocha, former KJAZ and WFMT radio announcer, jazz historian and tenor saxophonist. Funds support the Young Musicians Program.

Anonymous
Gail Bower
John Fish
Katharine Flynn
Lawrence Green
Marcia Hodges
Carmen Iannaccone
Joel Karp
Eric Leca
Lewis Petrinovich
William Powers
Masako Reynolds
Tim & Heidi Sanders
Steven & Margaret Smith
Elise Thomas & Paul Radosevich
Angela Wesley
Paul Wheeler
Diane Williford

BUD SPANGLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created to pay tribute to our dear friend Bud Spangler,
revered Bay Area jazz drummer, recording/concert producer and radio announcer.

John Dale

DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte.

Anonymous
Rose Healy
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Sandra Marlowe – in memory of Dorothy Martin

EDDIE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in honor of legendary Bay Area drummer Eddie Marshall, this scholarship is awarded to deserving drummers of all ages and levels based on a combination of merit and need.

Anonymous
Bayard & Nancy Allmond
Vince Lateano & Madeline Eastman

GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S CAMPS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was established in memory of cherished guitarist and longtime Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick to offset the cost of tuition for Girls’ and Women’s Jazz and Blues Camps.

Anonymous (5)
Simone Brumis
Kay Eskenazi
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Judy & James Gillivan
Girls’ Camp Families
Jessica Gonzalez
Jennifer Jolly
Nicola Muscettola
Jayne Nichols
Marilyn O’Toole
Kathleen Ryan
Susan Sasaki
Ruth Shapiro
Students Rock
Foundation
Danielle & Gary Wohl
Women’s Camp
Families

ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship, honoring legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews, provides financial support for deserving CJC students. Founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels, he produced classic albums by some of the greatest artists in jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins.

Martha Egan Keepnews
David Vliet

JCMS Winter Catalog
The Word

“A friend persuaded me to take the Jazz Guitar class from Mimi, 7-8 years
ago. That started me on a wonderful journey of learning and enjoyment
of jazz, music theory, ensemble performance, and more.”