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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, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

 

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS ($50,000 and above)

Anonymous

Jerry Fiddler & Melissa Alden

Jennifer Maxwell

Amy & Eddie Orton

David & Beth Sawi

 

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous

Lois De Domenico

Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach

Hilary Perkins

Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment

Jerry Povse

John & Mary Raitt

Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

Danny Scher

 

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

Anonymous (1)

Jamey Aebersold

Susan & Jeffrey Brand

Charles & Margaret Charnas

Rita Hargrave

Bannus & Cecily Hudson

  1. Tyler & Melanie Johnston

Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson

Jim & Ruth Reynolds

Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

 

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

June Cheit

Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing

Jeffrey Goodby

Eric & Simone Lang

Helen Marcus/D. Williamson

Richard S. McKinley

John & Barbara Papini

Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver

Gene & Leslie Wang

 

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (3)

Demetrios Agretelis

Bayard & Nancy Allmond

Steven & Denise Baker

Leslie Crary, Andrew & Matt Stoloff

Thomas & Julie Echaniz

Dave & Robbie Eshelman

Sherie Friedlander

Phil Gainsborough

Mike & Marilyn Harryman

Barbara Ivins & John Hughes

Frances Kalfus

James Keefe & Lorna Lee

Hoil Lee

Stephanie Lee

Tienne Lee & Steven Nierlich

Richard & Christine Lyons

Larry & Corinne Marcus

Merideth & Tom Marschak

Bob & Sue Mertens

Michael & Ann Parker

Susanna Maria Porte

David & Mary Ramos

Jon & Evelyn Rantzman

Carl Resnikoff

Jorge Rivera

Pamela Rose

Tomas Schoenberg – in honor of Arabelle Schoenberg

Lisa Scimens & John Moss

Carol Shen & Larry Dodge

Judy Walters

Jeff Weinmann

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Anonymous

Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie

Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury

Nancy Boas – in memory of Roger Boas

Donald Briggs

Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté

Seldy Cramer

Eva & Martin Ewing

Steven Friedland

George & Ann Gaebler

The Goldman/Sutton Family Giving Fund

Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink

Michael & Ilene Gordon

Juliet Green

Ray & Victoria Greenleaf

Eric Hashimoto

Rex Hesner & Susan Torrence

Tyler Hofinga & Four Children

Steven Katz – in honor of Matt Betton

Jim Kent

Todd & Rachel Lorenz

Montclair Women’s Big Band

Joe Mumm

Josh Novic

Nick Phillips & Diana Lang

Stephen Pope

Chris & Lori Potter

Jesse Rimler

Monica Scott & Dominique Pelletey

The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family

Eric Siegel

Theresa Walker-Mullings

Robin Washington

Katherine Westine & George Davis II

Gary Zellerbach

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous (2)

Bill & Rosie Aron

Debra & Arthur Bakal

Margie Baker

The Berman Family – in memory of Sy Grossman

Nancy Bertelsen

Alexander Brown

Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth

Lawrence E. Crooks

John Degele

Paula Forney

James Goodlin & Ann Ortmeyer

Elizabeth & Philip Green

Catherine Hartshorn & Richard Buxbaum

Joe Hellerstein & Adene Sacks

Christopher Johnson

Denise Kidder

Mark & Sherralyn Klein

Bob Kridle

Masako & Francisco Leon

Michael Lucey

Dean & Joanne Muench – in memory of Loren Linnard

Debbie Poryes

Ahni & Kit Robinson

Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver

Jack & Char Stephenson

Leslie Tchaikovsky

Deborah & Bob Van Nest

Daniel & Ji Winkler

Evie & Gordon Wozniak

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $249)

Anonymous (11)

Paul & Judy Allrich

Hans & June Andersen

Richard & Nancy Anderson

Dave Backenstoe

Ted Bakowsky

Gloria Bowles

Gretchen Brosius

Michael Brown

Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine

Dan Callaway & Karen Laws

Jack Castillo

Celestialsister

Dr. & Mrs. Royce Chrys

Jean Marie Circiello

Karen Dabrusin

Mary D’Orazi & Greg German

Jim Dunbar

Priscilla & William Essert

Susan Fadley

Ann Farrell

Wayne Fettig

Mary & Steve Filson

Paul Fogel

Vicki Friedberg

Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson

Elaine Gerstler & Booker Holton – in memory of Loren Linnard

Deborah Gordon

Debra Hanavan

Brad Haywood

Chris Heller

Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman

Doreen Hoang

Steve & Angelita Holland

Kathy Hopkins

John Houghton

  1. A. & Jacqueline James

Frank Jargstorff

Jazz in the Neighborhood

Pat & Vaughan Johnson

Angharad Jones

Teresa Kaneko – in memory of Loren Linnard

Joel Karp

Patricia Kates & Henry Brady

Emily Klion & George Brooks

Mary Ann Koory & Christopher Meehan

  1. & L. Korsan

Marjorie Lasky

  1. Lee & M. Wong

Philip Lieb

Paul & Sandra Little

Monica V. Loncola

Daryl Lura & Susan Sasaki

Tim Lynch

Gautam Makani

Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag

Christopher Martinez

Peter May

Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere

Greg McCall

Bill & Suzanne McLean

Michael Meehan

Linda Meldman

George Miller

Bob Murphy

Jeffrey Neighbor

Huy Nguyen

James Paxson

Ray G. Perman

Jim Pickrel & Caroline Woolley

Barb Reynolds

Greg Rhoten

Jacqueline Richmond – in honor of Margaret Fabyan

Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath

Barry Robertson

Valerie Schwimmer

Linda Shapiro

Sheron Family

Rae Ann Stahl

Terri Steinkirchner-Anderson

Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit

Elise Thomas

Marta Tobey – in memory of Loren Linnard

Cindy & Adrian Vogt

Jeanne Walpole

Barry Warren

Kristine Watson & Robert Lattimore

Elizabeth Weisz

Gary Wohl

Jane Williams & Bob Walker

Jan Woo & Bill Lanphier

Anne & Barry Woods

William Woods

Yehudit

Jamie Zimmerman

Mark & Jessica Zitter

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($50 – $99)

Anonymous (9)

Jack & Katharine Andrews

Randy Barnett

Helen Cagampang

Dawn Carpenter – in honor of Paul Sorlien

Isabel Cumbelich

Benjamin Davis

George Day

Ian Dreyer

David Farrar

Linda Farrell – in honor of Jenelle Roccaforte

Jon & Ellen Florey

Steven & Cathy Goldsmith

Elizabeth Gould

Alan Herrmann

Leslie Heyden

John Higham

Maureen Hogan

Terence Huwe

Jarrell Irvin

Katrina Irving & Desiree Beck

Jeffrey Kaszubinski

Michael Katz

Jenny Kobold – in memory of Loren Linnard

Charlene Kunitz – in memory of Loren Linnard

Robert Lanz

Gary Larson

Scott & Diane Morgan

Thomas V. Nicastro

Lambros Paraschos

Jan Pinkerton Spieth

Robert Reist

Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath – in honor of Dave Eshelman

David Rosen

Marc Roth

Sam Schuchat

Mike & Kim Schulist

Morris Shriftman

Anastasios Simotas

Sanford Statner

Karen Stoneham – in honor of Dwight Cannon

Sandra Stumbaugh

Gyula & Lara Sziraczky

Bonnie Taub – in memory of Ernest Taub

Joan Warren & Dan May

Andrea White

Emery Wilkerson

Marie Jean Zerrudo & Stephen Turgeon

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($1 – $49)

Anonymous (16)

Kevin Baird

Cynthia Berrol – in memory of Loren Linnard

Wei & Dave Boehme

Kristie Boering

Denise Bostrom – in honor of Martin Louie Diller

Paula Buck

Lisa Cadwalader

Dan Calder

Cynthia Carmichael

Peter & Carne Clarke

Gary & Karen Crangle

Patricia Diller

Michael Echaniz

Alex Esparza

Bill Evans

Dave Fischer

Ilia Fomin

Benjamin Frager

Steven Goldsmith

David Gordon

Sharon Gross

Morris Dye

Steven Hajik

Taylor Harwin

Michael Hauser

Jane & David Holland

Robin Huntington

Evelyn Juteau

Richard Kaufmann

Bill Klevins

Maya Kronfeld

Mark Kyle

Andrea Lappen

Alex Madonik

Melange Matthews

Gordon Messer

Teddy Milder

Ponciano Napala

Bob & Gale Naylor

June Ouelette

William Ovid

Terry Owen

Sanna Randolph Thomas

Tristan Saldana

Ray Schnitzler

Susan Sharfman

Bob Sharman

Lori Sheppard

Cynthia Silva

Tina Smelser

Brian Sternberger

“The Daisy Way”

Benny Watson

Cameron White & Paul Deirup

George & Sandy Wieland

James Wilkins

Mel Wong

Nancy Zackler

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 July 1, 2016 through June 30, 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 Whitman Family Foundation

The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

 

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

City of Berkeley

Wells Fargo Foundation

Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

 

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation

Emery Howard

Forrests Music – in memory of Loren Linnard

Two Brooks Fund – in memory of Eddie Marshall

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)

Golden Pacific Home Loans Inc.

Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation

The Schwab Family Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation

Silvergate Investment Group

 

GIFTS IN KIND: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Anonymous

Ann Blankenship

Jesse Boggs

Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté

Alton Chinn

Brent Donaldson

Phil Gainsborough

Jazzcaffè

Pat & Vaughan Johnson

Tomas Lee

Larry & Corinne Marcus

Pandora Media

Stacey Pang

Poulson Gluck Design

Linda Schmidt

Ben Shemuel

Murray & Helen Sibley

Bud & Diana Spangler

Semifreddi’s Bakery

Tcho New American Chocolate

Marlina Teich

Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS: Received July 1, 2016 – June 30, 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

 

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.

Daniel Radzinski

 

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

 

BUDDY MONTGOMERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship fund honors legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery and his efforts in promoting the jazz art form.

Carol Barnett

Ernest Clark Family Fund

Patricia Roach

Nancy M. White – in memory of Joseph C. White

 

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

 

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

 

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

Julie Balot

Leslie Beam

Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling

Gil Gillivan

Girls’ Camp Families

Karen Gray

Tigran & Leandra Johnson

Helen Leung

Jennifer McCormick

Marilyn O’Toole

Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver

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.

Norris Clement & Diane Bessell

Quintero Family

Peter Siegel

Evie & Gordon Wozniak

Greg & Kiyomi Yim

 

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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