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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 January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS ($50,000 and above)

Barrie Feldman & Michael Dershowitz – in memory of Bonnie Dershowitz

Jerry Fiddler & Melissa Alden

Jennifer Maxwell

Amy & Eddie Orton

Michael & Ann Parker

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 – $49,999)

Tyler & Melanie Johnston

Richard & Christine Lyons

Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach

Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

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

Anonymous

Jamey Aebersold

Susan & Jeffrey Brand

Charles & Margaret Charnas

Rita Hargrave

Eric & Simone Lang

Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment

Jerry Povse

Jim & Ruth Reynolds

Judy Walters

Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous (2)

Steven & Denise Baker

Scott & Valerie Corvin

Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing

Mary Ford & Rob Lewis

Jeffrey Goodby

Bannus & Cecily Hudson

Helen Marcus/D. Williamson

Richard S. McKinley

Ernie Mieger

John & Barbara Papini

John & Mary Raitt

Jeanne & Sanford Robertson Fund

Carol Shen & Larry Dodge

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (3)

John Barthel

Kay Eskenazi

Sherie Friedlander

Phil Gainsborough

Michael & Bari Howard

Barbara Ivins & John Hughes

Jeffrey K. Kaszubinski

James Keefe & Lorna Lee

Sherry Keith

Hoil Lee

Bob & Sue Mertens

Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson

Susanna Maria Porte

Chris & Lori Potter

David & Mary Ramos

Jon & Evelyn Rantzman

Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver

David & Beth Sawi

Lisa Scimens & John Moss

Karen Shepherd

Jan Stevens

Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Gordon & Evie Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Anonymous (2)

Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie

Bill & Rosie Aron

Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury

Nancy Boas – in memory of Roger Boas

Leslie Crary, Andrew Stoloff & Matt Stoloff

Seldy Cramer

Eva & Martin Ewing

Steven Friedland

George & Ann Gaebler

Pat & Vaughan Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Steve Katz

Steven Katz – in honor of Matt Betton

Jim Kent

Lisa Lee

Merideth & Tom Marschak

Mary Palafox

Jim Pickrel & Carolyn Woolley

Stephen Pope

Monica Scott & Dominique Pelletey

Sheron Family

Terry Walker-Mullings

Katherine Westine & George Davis II

Greg & Kiyomi Yim

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous (3)

Peter Anastos

Randy Barnett

Nancy Bertelsen

Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth

Norris Clement & Diane Bessell

Dion & Tracey Cominos

Lawrence E. Crooks

Kyle Davy & Karen Yencich

Mary Fettig

Paul Fogel

James Goodlin & Ann Ortmeyer

Elizabeth & Philip Green

Catherine Hartshorn

Brad Haywood

Vincent & Sunita Ho

Steve & Angelita Holland

John Houghton

Mark & Sherralyn Klein

Susan Kovacevic

Bob Kridle

Mark & Sally Lafferty

Tienne Lee

Masako & Francisco Leon

Bernice Linnard – in honor of Loren Linnard

Michael Lucey

Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman

Dean & Joanne Muench – in memory of Loren Linnard

Josh Novic

James Paxson

J.W. Peng

Debbie Poryes

Carl Resnikoff

Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver

Sam Schuchat

Linda Shapiro

Jack & Char Stephenson

Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit

Kayoko Tachibana

Robin Washington

David Wozniak & Rachel Alkire

Gary & Linda Zellerbach

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $249)

Anonymous (13)

Richard & Nancy Anderson

Dave Backenstoe

Ted Bakowsky

Michael Brown

Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine

Dan Callaway & Karen Laws

Bert & Lois Carelli

Carol Chavez

Michael Chanowitz & Alice Supton

Dr. & Mrs. Royce Chrys

Jean Marie Circiello

Rocio & Dale Clough

Karen Dabrusin

John Degele

Francis Dinha

Jim Dunbar

Priscilla & William Essert

Rob Ewing

Susan Fadley

Ann Farrell

Mary & Steve Filson

Richard Fregulia., Jr.

Vicki Friedberg

Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson

Elaine Gerstler & Booker Holton – in memory of Loren Linnard

Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink

Deborah Gordon

John Gordon

Ilene & Michael Gordon

Mario Guarneri

Debra Hanavan

Chris Heller

John Higham

Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman

Yue-shun E. Ho

Kathy Hopkins

L. A. & Jacqueline James

Angharad Jones

Teresa Kaneko – in memory of Loren Linnard

Joel Karp

Patricia Kates & Henry Brady

Michael Katz

Emily Klion & George Brooks

R. & L. Korsan

Robert & Marcia Lanz

Gary Larson

Roger Leventhal

Philip Lieb

Todd Lorenz

Daryl Lura & Susan Sasaki

Louise Lyons

Gautam Makani

Christopher Martinez

Peter May

Seward McCain – in memory of Dick Hindman

Bill & Suzanne McLean

Michael Meehan

Linda Meldman

George Miller

Joanne Montesano

Bob Murphy

Jeffrey Neighbor

Huy Nguyen

Lambros Paraschos

Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman

Masako Reynolds

Jacqueline Richmond – in honor of Margaret Fabyan

Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath

Ahni & Kit Robinson

Barry Robertson

Tomas Schoenberg

John Schott

Valerie Schwimmer

Bryan Seet – in honor of Ben Runnels

Bryan Seet – in honor of Hilda Bryan-Seet

The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family

Steven Shatz & Nina Rivkind

Winslow Small

Sherry & Judd Smith

Rae Ann Stahl & Burhan Sukarma

Sandra Stumbaugh

Paul & Bonnie Swinderman

Leslie Tchaikovsky

Mike Tekulsky

Elise Thomas

Marta Tobey – in memory of Loren Linnard

Jeanne Walpole

Barry Warren & Tom Brougham

Kristine Watson & Robert Lattimore

Elizabeth Weisz

Jane Williams & Bob Walker

Emery Wilkerson

Carrie Wilson

J.Lee & M. Wong

Anne & Barry Woods

Yehudit

Jamie Zimmerman

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($50 – $99)

Anonymous (9)

Miriam Agrell

Brian Byrnes

Helen Cagampang

Celestialsister

Peter & Carne Clarke

Gary Crangle – in honor of Sunni Shabez

Larry Cruz

Deborah & Samuel Essex

David Farrar

Linda Farrell – in honor of Jenelle Roccaforte

Wayne Fettig

Ellen Florey

Lyra Ghose

Elizabeth Gould

Leslie Heyden

Wil Hobbs

David Hodul & Angelica Stacy

Maureen Hogan

Jarrell Irvin

Katrina Irving & Desiree Beck

Robert Jones

Jenny Kobold – in memory of Loren Linnard

Charlene Kunitz – in memory of Loren Linnard

Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere

Bertha McKinley

Scott & Diane Morgan

Thomas V. Nicastro

Jan Pinkerton Spieth

Latha Raman

Robert Reist

Barb Reynolds

Lawrence Saidman

Frank Sarmir

Mike & Kim Schulist

Morris Shriftman

Julie Shubert

Eric Siegel

Shilpa Singhal

Sanford Statner

Terri Steinkirchner-Anderson

Karen Stoneham – in honor of Dwight Cannon

Kyra Subbotin

Andrew Sullivan

Bonnie Taub – in memory of Ernest Taub

Joan Warren & Dan May

Fred Weed

Andrea White

George & Sandy Wieland

Whitney Wilson

Yumi Yasuda

Marie Jean Zerrudo & Stephen Turgeon

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($1 – $49)

Anonymous (17)

Catherine Adachi

Kevin Baird

Cynthia Berrol – in memory of Loren Linnard

Melanie Berzon

Kristie Boering

Denise Bostrom – in honor of Martin Louie Diller

Paula Buck

Lisa Cadwalader

Dan Calder

Anne Caploe-Warren

Cynthia Carmichael

Gregg & Tiffani Clarke

Ellington Davis

George Day

Benjamin Deovlet

Patricia Diller

Michael Echaniz

Alex Esparza

Bill Evans

Benjamin Frager

Alison Garvin

Elisabeth Gay

Steven Goldsmith

David Gordon

Sharon Gross

Taylor Harwin

Michael Hauser

Jane & David Holland

Robin Huntington

Evelyn Juteau

Dan Keller

Lily Krutel – in honor of Mr. Evans

Tomas Lee

Linda Long

Monica V. Loncola

Melange Matthews

Dana Meyer

Teddy Milder

Josh Bleier

Laura Murra

Alice Nakanishi

Ponciano Napala

June Ouelette

William Ovid

Terry Owen

Andy Packard

Richard Pipkin

Jon & Evelyn Rantzman

Mary Rees

Kenneth Reid

Roberto Salinas

Ray Schnitzler

Susan Sharfman

Bob Sharman

Jack Sherman

Randy Sherren

Cynthia Silva

Tina Smelser

Brian Sternberger

Ivan Tapia

Mike Wesolowski

Mel Wong

Nancy Zackler

Marilyn Zoller Koral

Cheryl Zurr

 

INSTITUTIONAL GIFTS

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. (Funds received from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017)

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($50,000 – $99,999)

Anonymous

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)

The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Koret Foundation

Hellman Foundation

The Whitman Family Foundation

The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation

City of Berkeley

Wells Fargo

Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Forrests Music – in memory of Loren Linnard

The Schwab Family Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation

Two Brooks Fund – in memory of Eddie Marshall

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)

Golden Pacific Home Loans, Inc.

Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation

Silvergate Investment Group

 

GIFTS IN-KIND: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Anonymous

Barco, Inc.

David Belove

Jesse Boggs

Ben Davis

Brent Donaldson

Brad Haywood

Barbara Kreiss

Kurion, Inc.

Jazzcaffè

Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach

T.J. & Deni Marrone

Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.

Bill Mullin

Pandora Media

Poulson Gluck Design

Linda Schmidt

Semifreddi’s Bakery

Bud & Diana Spangler

Marlina Teich

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: Received January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

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

Fritz Burden

Joanne 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.

Sherry Keith

Sandra Little – in memory of Paul M. Little

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

Merrilee Trost

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

Suzanne Keebler

Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte

Art Lazanoff

Stephen Massey

Merrilee Trost

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

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 (2)

Alex Esparza

Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling

Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance

Judy & James Gillivan

Karen Gray

Sherry Keith

Helen Leung

Jennifer McCormick

Marilyn O’Toole

Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver

Susan Sasaki

Students Rock Foundation

JCMS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This is a general fund created to help students in need attend classes in the Jazzschool Community Music School.

Kay Eskenazi

Quintero Family

ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, honoring legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews, provides financial support for deserving CJC students.

Merrilee Trost

THE SY GROSSMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship fund for deserving CJC students created in loving memory of CJC board member, jazz pianist and dear friend Sy Grossman.

The Grossman Family

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