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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 April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
($50,000 – and above)

Edward & Camille Penhoet

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous
Jamey Aebersold
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Michael & Ann Parker

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

Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Sy & Bonnie Grossman
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Jennifer Maxwell
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous (3)
Johanne Poulin & James Richards
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
David & Beth Sawi
Michael Zaninovich

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (8)
Lana Alber
Diane Bennett
Cindy Canup
Cindy Cerdan
Charles & Margaret Charnas
June Cheit
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Allan & Jennifer Daly
Lois De Domenico
Dave Eshelman
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Sylvia Ferrara
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Phil Gainsborough
Guy Gettle
Rita Hargrave
Chip Isaac III
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Steven Katz – in honor of Matt Betton
Eric & Simone Lang
Hoil Lee
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
Shannon & Timothy Miller
Randy Moss
Deborah O’Grady & John Adams
Roger Osmundson
John S. Osterweis
Angela Palermo
Carol Rice
Linda Rostoker
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
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Donald Briggs
Daniel Callaway & Karen Laws
Jonathan & Jennifer Catlett
Kevin Cato
Yanek Chiu – in memory of Sy Grossman
Patti Cole – in memory of Sy Grossman
Jennie Coleman
Margaret & David Cooke
Colin Cross
Eva & Martin Ewing
Sherie Friedlander
George & Ann Gaebler
David & Lucia Gill
Sakiko Kono
Helen M. Marcus and David J. Williamson Fund
Josh Novic
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance – in honor of Dr. Herb Wong
John & Barbara Papini
Mary Paradiso
Susanna Maria Porte
Mark Priven
Pamela Rose
Laura Steinman & Willem Villet
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Sheila Wishek
Evie & Gordon Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous
Demetrios Agretelis
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
Catherine Hartshorn & Richard Buxbaum
Rex Hesner & Susan Torrence
Christopher Johnson
Mark & Sherralyn Klein
Tienne Lee
Masako & Francisco Leon
Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman
Merideth & Tom Marschak
Hugh Njemanze
Ellen Osmundson
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
Mike Sweetland
Theresa Walker-Mullings
Beth Ann & Michael Ward
Dr. Craig Williams
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)
Anonymous (2)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Hans & June Andersen
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Tom Bacchetti
Dave Backenstoe
Wai Leng Baker
Ted Bakowsky
Judith Berger
Ralph & Gail Bernstein – in memory of Sy Grossman
Arlene Boyd
Jeffrey Briss
Gretchen Brosius
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Shanna Carlson
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Larry Chinn – in memory of Buddy Barnhill
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Maria A. Cordell
Sandy & Jeff Cressman
Larry Cruz
Karen Dabrusin
John Degele
Jim Dunbar
Matthew Fabela
Ann Farrell
Fred & Sue Fischer
Robert Freeman
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Mario Guarneri
Roy Halliday – in memory of Sy Grossman
Patty Hammond
Brad Haywood
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
Ruth & Ronald Miguel
George Miller
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
Bu Nygrens
Esti Ollerman, Cindy Bandur,
Rob & Pat Cook Rosenberg,
Eric & Ellen Schnur – in
memory of Sy Grossman
Moon Hee Park
Mario Pola
Stephen Pope
Norman Postone
Jerry Povse
Jon Rantzman
Barb Reynolds
Mike Rissi
Barry Robertson
Ralph Rodriguez
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 Stevens & Char Levitt
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Leslie Tchaikovsky
David Vliet
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
John & Beth Watson
Yehudit
Greg & Kiyomi Yim
Gary Zellerbach
Jamie Zimmerman

 

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (3)
Kathleen Barrows
Jacque Bibeau
David Bonaccorso
Corwin Booth
Gloria Bowles
Tammy Button
Marilyn Day
Ellen Florey
Vicki Friedberg
Vinaya Gokarn
Elizabeth Gould
Gina Harris
Margaret Henderson
Leslie Heyden
Jim & Maddie Hogan
Kathy Hopkins
Audrey Ichinose
Jarrell Irvin
Jane Kagon
Katharine Kates
Emily Klion &
George Brooks
Bob Knight
Doug MacKenzie
Gautam Makani
Lambros Paraschos
James Paxson
Ray G. Perman
Mike & Kim Schulist
Karen Severo
Tom Silva
James & Donna Storey
Patrice Valdivieso
Don Veca
Robin Washington
Fred Weed
Henry Weinstein
Kara Wright & James Lawrence

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (12)
Ryan Austin
Michael Bachmann
Lisa Bailey
James Baker
John & Suzanne Barr
Erin Barrite
Randy Barnett
Mara Bathiany
John Bergman
Thomas Bergman
Linda Blachman
Joshua Bleier
John Boe
Fred Booke
Maxwell Brody
Michael Burles
Christine Burrill
Karen Buttwinick
Judith & Burton Calder
Philip Casey
Leslie Clot
Deborah Cullinan
Steve DeMello
John di Bene
Ben Eiseman
Lorraine Curtis Eleccion
Scott Elia
Michelle Eliker
Ed Erwin
Susan Fadlety
Rebecca Faiola
Robin Ferguson
David Fischer
Erle Flad
Bonnie Fraenza
Susannah French
Kristina Galante
Geroncio Galicia
Brad Gallien
Gerard Family
Mila Givens
Jamie Goddard
Jennifer Gustafson
Ian Halifax
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Christina Hohorst
Barry Honore
Michael Howard
Sharon Howard
Florence Hultgren – in memory of Helen Sibley
Betty Ishida
Dominic Jeffries
Patty Johnston
Jeff Kang
David Kittams
Bill Klevins
Gerhart Kneissl
Patt Kudo
Paul Linden
Craig London
Courtney Love
Lisa Lum
Thomas MacKinnon
Richard Maldonado
Frances Martin
Lucia Massoni
Sean McCleary
Jennifer McCormick
Heather McMillan
Wen Mew
Teddy Milder
Joe Mumm
Tom Nicastro
Thomas O’Leary
Katharine Page-Eccles
Vicki Pappas
Maurice Parker
Ryan Peters
Dan Poff
Julia Pombo
Leverett Pope
Nikole Richardson
Kristine Rivera
Tomas Salcedo
Elizabeth Scarpelli
Seng-Moh Seet
Sohini Sinha
Tina Smelser
Jeanne Smith
Julia Smith
Tom Spalding
Karla Spormann & Brian Kirby
Andrei Starobin
Rose Strogatz
Gyula Sziraczky
Arthur Tashiro
Peter Thorner
Doug Traub
Terrell Tucker
Amy Ukena
Edelle Vartan – in memory of Sy Grossman
Cindy Vogt
Jon Watkins
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
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
Golden Rain Foundation/Rossmoor

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 (3)
Peter B. Allen
Valentino Zegna Baruffa
The Blankenship Family – in memory of Clarence Joseph and
Eleanor Mai Blankenship
Lee Brenkman
Andrea Claburn
Brent Donaldson
Chris Gilmer
Paul Janoff
Jazzcaffè
Todd Lorenz
Richard A. Lyons
Carol Maga
Marcy Wong Donn Logan
Architects
Peter Margen
Dean & Joanne Muench
Laura Murra
Pandora Media
Poulson Gluck Design
David & Mary Ramos
Carl Resnikoff
John Rosenberg
Eric Siegel
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

Scholarship Funds

(Gifts received from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016)

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

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

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
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
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
Sandra Marlowe – in memory of Dorothy Martin
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
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.

Bayard & Nancy Allmond

GIRLS’ AND WO MEN’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 (6)
Kay Eskenazi
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Judy & James Gillivan
Girls’ Camp Families
Jessica Gonzalez
Jennifer Jolly
Montclair Women’s Big Band
Nicola Muscettola
Jayne Nichols
Marilyn O’Toole
Kathleen Ryan
Susan Sasaki
Students Rock Foundation
Danielle & Gary Wohl
Women’s Camp Students & 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.

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

JCMS – SUMMER
The Word

“The Jazzschool provides a wonderful community for musicians. It legitimizes one’s efforts, so even if one is a beginner, it says yes to one’s attempts and ambitions. It is the greatest.”

— Angharad Jones, Jazzschool Student