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2015 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, 2015 through December 31, 2015)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
($50,000 – and above)

Edward & Camille Penhoet

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous
Jamey Aebersold
Michael & Ann Parker

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

Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Sy & Bonnie Grossman
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Jennifer Maxwell
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Johanne Poulin & James Richards
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous (2)
Dave Eshelman
Jeffrey Goodby
Shannon & Timothy Miller
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Michael Zaninovich

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (6)
Lana Alber
Diane Bennett
Cindy Canup
Cindy Cerdan
June Cheit
Margaret & David Cooke
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Allan & Jennifer Daly
Lois De Domenico
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Sylvia Ferrara
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Phil Gainsborough
Guy Gettle
Rita Hargrave
Laurie Hindes
Chip Isaac III
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Darrell & Helen Johnston
Steven Katz – in honor of Matt Betton
Eric & Simone Lang
Evan Liu
Donn Logan & Marcy Li Wong
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Bob & Sue Mertens
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Gina Mickas
Ernie Mieger
Randy Moss
Deborah O’Grady & John Adams
Roger Osmundson
John S. Osterweis
Angela Palermo
Chris & Lori Potter
Jim & Ruth Reynolds – in memory of Sy Grossman
Carol Rice
Linda Rostoker
David & Beth Sawi
Chris Scheuer & Jamie Weinstein
Robert Schwartz
Gretchen Sleeper
Jennifer & Michael Thyen
Eric Wells
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Anonymous
Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie
Timothy Angulo
Bill & Rosie Aron
Sylvia Bell
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Donald Briggs
Daniel Callaway & Karen Laws
Kevin Cato
Jennie Coleman
Patti Cole – in memory of Sy Grossman
Colin Cross
Sherie Friedlander
George & Ann Gaebler
David & Lucia Gill
Girls’ Camp Families
Sakiko Kono
Josh Novic
Ellen Osmundson
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance – in honor of Dr. Herb Wong
John & Barbara Papini
Mary Paradiso
Susanna Maria Porte
Mark Priven
Laura Steinman & Willem Villet
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Sheila Wishek
Evie & Gordon Wozniak
2015 Women’s Camp Students

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous (3)
Demetrios Agretelis
Margie Baker
Berkeley High School Jazz Association
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
Scott & Molly Forstall
Serban Giuroiu
Ray Greenleaf
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
Suzanne & Norman Miller
Montclair Women’s Big Band
Hugh Njemanze
Marilyn O’Toole
Jim Pickrell & Carolyn Woolley
Debbie Poryes
Stephane Prunet
David & Mary Ramos
Debra Resnik
Carl Resnikoff
José Romero
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Tomas Schoenberg – in honor
of Arabelle Schoenberg
Jack & Char Stephenson
Mike Sweetland
Theresa Walker-Mullings
Beth Ann & Michael Ward
Dr. Craig Williams
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)

Anonymous (3)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Hans & June Andersen
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Tom Bacchetti
Wai Leng Baker
Ted Bakowsky
Judith Berger
Ralph & Gail Bernstein – in memory of Sy Grossman
David Bonaccorso
Ben Bowen
Arlene Boyd
Jeffrey Briss
Gretchen Brosius
Roland Brown
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Shanna Carlson
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Larry Chinn – in memory of Buddy Barnhill
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Rocio & Dale Clough
Margaret Coate
Maria A. Cordell
Sandy & Jeff Cressman
Larry Cruz
Karen Dabrusin
John Degele
Jim Dunbar
Kay Eskenazi
Matthew Fabela
Ann Farrell
Fred & Sue Fischer
Robert Freeman
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Judy & James Gillivan
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Mario Guarneri
Roy Halliday – in memory of Sy Grossman
Patty Hammond
Brad Haywood
Catherine Hogan
Steve & Angelita Holland
Kathleen Holliday
John Houghton
Katrina Irving & Desiree Beck
Angharad Jones
Paul Kagawa
Steven Katz
Christina Kellogg
Daniel & Amy Knight
R. & L. Korsan
Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett
Robert Lanz
Jill Stevens & Char Levitt
Philip Lieb
Michael Lucey
Daryl Lura & Susan Sasaki
Tim Lynch
Emmy & Dominic Ma
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Christopher Martinez
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Karen & Paul McArdle
Greg McCall
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Christopher Meehan
Michael Meehan
Nancy Merritt
Ruth & Ronald Miguel
George Miller
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
Bu Nygrens
Moon Hee Park
Mario Pola
Norman Postone
Jerry Povse
Jon Rantzman
Mike Rissi
Barry Robertson
Ralph Rodriguez
Irwin Ross – in memory of Sy Grossman
Mary Anne Schissel
Mike & Kim Schulist
Thom & Betty Seaton – in honor of Michael & Ann Parker
Bryan Seet
The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family
Eric Siegel
Rory Snyder
Rae Ann Stahl
John and Yee-wan
Stevens – in memory of Sy Grossman
Jan Stevens
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Leslie Tchaikovsky
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
John & Beth Watson
Henry Weinstein
Danielle & Gary Wohl
Yehudit
Greg & Kiyomi Yim
Gary Zellerbach
Jamie Zimmerman

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (2)
Miriam Agrell
John & Suzanne Barr
Jacque Bibeau
Corwin Booth
Gloria Bowles
Tammy Button
Marilyn Day
Ellen Florey
Vicki Friedberg
Gina Harris
Margaret Henderson
Leslie Heyden
Jim & Maddie Hogan
Kathy Hopkins
Audrey Ichinose
Jarrell Irvin
Jane Kagon
Katharine Kates
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Joyce Larson
Doug MacKenzie
Gautam Makani
William Manahan
Frances Martin
Lambros Paraschos
James Paxson
Ray G. Perman
Josee Scanlan
James & Donna Storey
Patrice Valdivieso
Don Veca
Cindy Vogt
Deborah & Robert Walker
Fred Weed
Kara Wright & James Lawrence

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (10)
Christina Arrostuto
Ryan Austin
Lisa Bailey
James Baker
Erin Barrite
Randy Barnett
Kathleen Barrows
Mara Bathiany
Leslie Beam – in honor of John M. Beam
John Bergman
Thomas Bergman
Theresa Betts
Linda Blachman
Erik Blangsted
Joshua Bleier
John Boe
Fred Booke
Maxwell Brody
Michael Burles
Karen Buttwinick
Judith & Burton Calder
Philip Casey
Leslie Clot
Mark Costello
Deborah Cullinan
Lorraine Curtis
Eleccion
George Day
Subarnarekha De
Jazel de Leon
Steve DeMello
John di Bene
Ruth Dixon-Mueller
Pamela Eiselman
Michelle Eliker
Scott Elia
Ed Erwin
Susan Fadlety
David Ferrazares
Robin Ferguson
David Fischer
Erle Flad
Bonnie Fraenza
Susannah French
Geroncio Galicia
Brad Gallien
Kristina Galante
Gay Taxes, Inc.
Gerard Family
Mila Givens
Jamie Goddard
Vinaya Gokarn
Danielle Goshert
Elizabeth Gould
Domenico Grossi
Jennifer Gustafson
Robert Hahn
Ian Halifax
Karl Hartmann
Sarah Harvey
Wil Hobbs
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Christina Hohorst
Kristina Holcomb
Barry Honore
Michael Howard
Sharon Howard
Betty Ishida
Charlotte Ito
Dominic Jeffries
Patty Johnston
Jeff Kang
David Kittams
Bill Klevins
Gerhart Kneissl
Patt Kudo
Paul Linden
Craig London
Courtney Love
Thomas MacKinnon
Richard Maldonado
Lucia Massoni
Phillip McCants
Sean McCleary
Jennifer McCormick
Heather McMillan
Wen Mew
Teddy Milder
Tom Nicastro
Thomas O’Leary
Katharine Page-Eccles
Vicki Pappas
Maurice Parker
Tom Pehrson
Dominique Pelletey
Ryan Peters
Julia Pombo
Leverett Pope
Stephen Pope
Laura Purdy
Barbara Raboy
Nikole Richardson
Kristine Rivera
Emily Rosenberg
Kathleen Ryan
Tomas Salcedo
Elizabeth Scarpelli
Seng-Moh Seet
Sohini Sinha
Steve Sleeper
Tina Smelser
Jeanne Smith
Julia Smith
Tom Spalding
Andrei Starobin
Rose Strogatz
Gyula Sziraczky
Arthur Tashiro
Peter Thorner
Doug Traub
Terrell Tucker
Amy Ukena
Edelle Vartan – in memory of Sy Grossman
Katharine Veni
Jon Watkins
Jon Weiner
Sharon Weinberg
Tom White & Dmitri Belser
Janis Workman
Min Yan
Sonny Zanchetta

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. (Funds received from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015)

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

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Whitman Family Foundation

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

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Bill Graham Supporting Foundation
Fleishhacker Foundation
Golden Rain Foundation/Rossmoor
Students Rock Foundation
Welton 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 – December 31, 2015)

Anonymous (2)
Peter B. Allen
The Blankenship Family – in memory of Clarence Joseph and Eleanor Mai Blankenship
Lee Brenkman
Andrea Claburn
Brent Donaldson
Paul Janoff
Jazzcaffè
Todd Lorenz
Michael Lucey
Richard A. Lyons
Marcy Wong Donn
Logan Architects
Peter Margen
Montclair Women’s Big Band
Dean & Joanne Muench
Laura Murra
Poulson Gluck Design
David & Mary Ramos
Carl Resnikoff
John Rosenberg
Patricia Ross
Eric Siegel
Steve & Kay Streit
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

Scholarship Funds

((Gifts received from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015)

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

James Burden
Merri Dillinger
Aileen Hillman
Beth Hutter
Frankye Kelly & Friends
Joanne Montesano
Charnee Smit
Susan Wallace

BARBARA FITZPATRICK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was established in honor and memory of cherished guitarist and longtime Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick.

Randy Ballew
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Jennifer Jolly

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
Diane L. Wyatt

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.

Concord Music Group
Andrew Gilbert & Gabriela Quirós
Cisca & Roy Hansen
Martha Egan Keepnews
Nick Phillips & Diana Lang
Merrilee Trost

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.

Anonymous
Katharine Flynn
Lawrence Green
Marcia Hodges
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
Nick Phillips & Diana Lang
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.

Rose Healy
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Sandra Marlowe – in memory
of Dorothy Martin
Danny Scher
Merrilee Trost
Diane L. Wyatt

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 (2)
Bayard & Nancy Allmond
Vince Lateano & Madeline Eastman
Flicka McGurrin

JCMS – SPRING
The Word

“I love everything about the Jazzschool. I’ve taken a few classes and workshops, and they’ve all been great.”

— Andy Cohen, Jazzschool Student