Giving

Donors

Institutional Donors

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following foundations, corporations and government agencies for their generous support, enabling us to offer educational programs of the highest quality. (Funds received from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022):

Benefactors Circle ($10,000 – $49,999)

Alameda County Arts Commission

The Bernard Osher Foundation

City of Berkeley

Clif Family Foundation – in memory of Christine Lyons

Eric & Simone Lang Foundation

Koret Foundation

The Whitman Family Foundation

Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

Patrons Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

Hellman Foundation Fund

The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

Sponsors Circle ($1,000 – $4,999)

Bill Graham Supporting Foundation

Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. – in memory of Peter Marcus

POSCO – in memory of Peter Marcus

The Schwab Family Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation

Anonymous

Friends Circle ($100 – $999)

Association for Iron & Steel Technology – in memory of Peter Marcus

Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation

Poulson Gluck Design

Seattle Foundation

United Way of the Bay Area

Individual Donors

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following individuals for their generous contributions to the annual fund, which supports the institution in the broadest terms. (Gifts received from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022):

Sustaining Benefactors ($50,000 and above)

Jennifer A. Maxwell

Matt Mullenweg

Guy & Jeanine Saperstein

Abby Wolfson – in memory of Justin P. Simon

Director’s Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)

Richard & Christine Lyons

Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment

Anonymous

Benefactors Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

Susan & Jeffrey Brand

Gordon C. & Emilie Talbot Brooks

Andrew Dintenfass – in memory of Susan Dintenfass Subtle

Erle & Pinkie Flad

Rita Hargrave

Bannus & Cecily Hudson

Tyler & Melanie Johnston

Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson

Jim & Ruth Reynolds

Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

Lisa Scimens & John Moss

DeCourcy Squire – in memory of Diane Bennett

Patron’s Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

Jacquelin Ewing

James Keefe & Lorna Lee

Letty Ledbetter

Sheron Family

Judy Walters

Anonymous

Sponsor’s Circle ($1,000 – $4,999)

Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie

Caroline Beasley – in memory of Peter Marcus

Al Brown

June Cheit

Thomas & Julie Echaniz

Michael & Bari Howard

Frank Jargstorff

Steve Katz

Art Lazanoff

George & Nancy Leitmann

Tom Low

Larry & Corinne Marcus

Bob & Sue Mertens

Michael & Ann Parker

James Paxson

Renata Quintini

Harriet Roeder

Adene Sacks & Joseph Hellerstein

Carol Shen & Larry Dodge

Karen Shepherd

Eric Siegel

Jan Stevens

Pamela Stefl Toki & John Toki – in memory of Larry Stefl

Mike Tekulsky & Ron Wong

Trautner-Flanagan Giving Fund

Gordon & Evie Wozniak

Anonymous (4)

Anonymous – in honor of Eddie Marshall

Friend’s Circle ($1 – $999)

Denny Abrams
Richard Ackerman
Eddie Adams
Nasser Addi
David Ahle
Nancy Allmond
Paul & Judy Allrich
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Peter Andrews
Jahlee Arakaki
Bill & Rosie Aron
Alexander Aruj
Mary Ashby
Ronald Avila
Charles Axthelm
Dave Backenstoe
Margie Baker
Jena Baker-Calloway
Marian Barber
Randy Barnett
Kathleen Barrows
John Barthel
David & Andrea Baum – in memory of Peter Marcus
Mary Beaven
Dee Bell
Daniel Ben-Yosef
Jon Bendich – in memory of Al Bendich
Jim Bennett
Elizabeth Biasca
Rita Blitt
Anita Bloch
Wayne & Sheree Bloch – in memory of Peter Marcus
Steven Bocian
John Boe
Corwin & Margaret Booth
Gwendolyn Booze
Gloria Bowles
Peter Bowser – in memory of Nelson Combs
Colin Boyle
Donald Braden
Nerita Brenkman
Joyce Brenner
Brian Brockhouse
Richard & Janet Brooks
China Brotsky & Dan Roth
Dr. Anthony Brown
Daniel Brown
Gary Brown
Simone Brumis
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Ryan Cabrera
Frank Caggiano
Deborah Calloway
Candy Capogrossi
Bert & Lois Carelli
Allen Carroll
Jack C. Castillo
Elizabeth Cervantes
Vale Cervarich
Michael Chanowitz & Alice Supton
Rondi Charleston
Ashley Chase
Amy Chung
Irene Chung
Sarah Clegg
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Julie Clingerman
Rocio & Dale Clough
The Diana Cohen & David Spitulnik Family Fund – in honor of Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Mitch Cohen
Rudy Collins
Barbara Combs – in memory of Nelson Combs
Stephen Combs
Genevieve Conaty
Russell Connacher
Dick Conte – in memory of Bill Moody
Randall Craig
William Cress – in memory of Peter Marcus
Lawrence E. Crooks
Louis Dangles & Chris Armstrong
Kyle Davy & Karen Yencich
George Day
Deborah Dean
Elizabeth DeCarli
David Devlin
Mary D’Orazi & Greg German
Allan Duncan
Mary Benefiel Dunn
Bidi Dworkin
Madeline Eastman & Vince Lateano
Herb & Margaret Eder – in honor of Dave Eshelman & Dann Zinn
Gloria Eive
Adrian Elfenbaum
Marie Elliott
J A Ellis – in memory of Stan Klezmer
Lisa Eltinge – in honor of John Moss
Samuela Evans
David Farrar
Ann Farrell
Timothy Farrell
Mary Fettig
Wayne Fettig
Paul & Quincy Fingerote
Joan Finton
Fred & Sue Fischer
Kerstin Fischer
Margaret Fivian
Jon & Ellen Florey – in honor of Dave Florey
Jonathan & Sally Francis
Karen Francois
Vicki Friedberg
Steven Friedland
Lisa Fruchtman & Norman Postone
Lisa Fruchtman
Mihoyo Fuji
Takako Fujioka
George Fulmore
James Fung
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Martin Gellen
David Gibbons
Jeb Gist
Jeffry Glenn
Michael Golds
Phyllis Goldsmith
David Gordon
Deborah Gordon
Ilene & Michael Gordon
Ruby Goshert
Matt Grandy
Rhonda Gray
Todd Green
Elinor Gregor – in memory of Peter Marcus
Bonnie & Sy Grossman
Scott Guitteau
Tonia Gulden
Mary Guzmán
Ariane Habets
Sophie Hahn
Jeramy Hale
Russell Hands
Sallie Hanna-Rhyne
Kate Hanson & Scott Fercuson – in memory of Nelson Combs
Catherine Hartshorn & Richard Buxbaum
Samuel Hawkins
Alex Heigl
Dianne Heitman
John Higham
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Sunita Ho
Jim Hoadley
Ann-Marie Hogan
Maureen Hogan
Jenny Holland
Peter Holzer
Sue Horn
John Houghton
Cathryn Hrudika/Creative Sage – in memory of Joel R. Weisberg
Heather Hughes
K. Scott Hughes & Marilyn Krieger – in memory of Nelson Combs
Jane Hunter
Robin Huntington
Jarrell Irvin
Frederick Isaac – in memory of Stan Klezmer
Joe Jakovac
Rick James
Peter Jardine – in memory of Nelson Combs
Carol Jekabson
Mary Jenson
Chris Johnson & Barry Miller
Christopher S. Johnson
Hampden Jones
Cole Kahn
Bruce Kaldor
Frances Kalfus
Charles Kalison – in memory of Peter Marcus
Katherine Kaminek
Jeff Kaszubinski
Atsuko Katayama
Patricia Kates & Henry Brady
Michael Katz
David & Beverlee Kell
Mark Klein
Bill Klevins
Lee Klinghoffer
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Sara Klotz de Aguilar
Stuart Kohler – in honor of Kelsey Seymour

Sakiko Kono
Vitaly Kresin – in memory of Vladimir Kresin
Bob & Judith Kridle
Glenn Kubiak
Charles Lagrave & Louis Kravitz
Carol Langford
Gary Larson
Karen Laws
Cecilia Lee – in memory of Pearl Wong
Doug Lee
Michelle Lee
Stephanie Lee – in honor of Rita Largman
Tienne Lee
Amy Levine
Elaine Libman – in memory of Peter Marcus
Phil Lieb
Yehudit Lieberman
Cole Lindsay
Emily Loeb
Todd Lorenz
Fabio Emilio Lorenzon – in memory of Peter Marcus
Lindy Lowe
Ralph Lu
Michael Lucey
Mary & Robert Lynch
Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman
Gautam Makani
Susan Malone
Sally Mann – in memory of Peter Marcus
Helen M. Marcus
Vicki Marinko
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Daniel Marschak
Chris Martin
Richard & Beverly Martin – in memory of Nelson Combs
Toni Martin
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Brennan McBride
Greg McCall
Nikolas Mcconniesaad
Ray McFadden – in memory of Peter Marcus
Randy McMullen
Rachel Medanic
Linda Meldman
Michael Mensik
Christopher Michel
Ernie Mieger
Teddy Milder
George Miller
Eric Mills
Lynda Morgan
Sarah Morsy
Diane Moss – in honor of John Moss
Bill Mullin
Bob Murphy
John & Alice Nakanishi
Richard Neese
Julie Newdoll
Thomas V. Nicastro
Cary Nichols
Josh Novic – in memory of Elliott & Cynthia Oxenberg
Susan Nunes Fadley – in memory of Charles S. Fadley
Jeanne Oakley
Owen & Toki Oakley
Virginia Padgett
Palafox Donor Advised Fund
John & Barbara Papini
Vicki & Thomas Pappas
Lambros Paraschos
Ted & Kristine Parker
Perlita Payne
Gerry Pearlman
Steven Pearson
Tom Pehrson
JW Peng
Curtis Perry
Jeannie Peters
Roger Pettey
Pat Phillips
Sandra Phillips
Jim Pickrel & Carolyn Woolley
Chris & Lori Potter
Lory Poulson
Mark Poulson
Janet Powelson
Rachel Pratt
Jennifer Primus
Kelly Quinlan
Paul Radosevich & Elise Thomas
David & Mary Ramos
Thomas Rasch
Scott Regan
Carl Resnikoff
Barbara Riching
Jorge & Elizabeth Rivera
Kristine Rivera
Anthony Roach
Barry Robertson
Ahni & Kit Robinson
Jeff Rodman
Allen Romano & Linda Shapiro
Ben Rose
Pamela Rose
Connie Rosenquist – in memory of Nancy Dooley England
Kathleen Rybicki
The Sacks Family – in memory of Peter Marcus
Sarah Saltzer
Greg Sankovich
Susan Sasaki & Daryl Lura
The Sasner Family
Ellen Saunders
David Scharff
Cynthia Scheinberg
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Richard Schindler
Suzanne Schrift
Patricia Schroeder
Mike & Kim Schulist
Gloria Schulz
Seidlitz Orenstein Family
Maura Shannon
Bob Sharman
Steven Shatz & Nina Rivkind
Paula Shaw
Eliza Shefler
Adrian Shih
Judi Silvano
Marissa Singleton
Richard Sloan
Gary Sloane
Brendan Smith
Sherry & Judd Smith
Michael Smolens
Rae Ann Stahl
Jordan Stark
Sanford Statner
Mike Stearns
Laura Steinman
Eric Stewart – in memory of Peter Marcus
Harriet Storm
Sandra Stumbaugh
Kevin Sullivan
Juliann Sum
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Ron Suverkrop
Dr. Jill Tarter & Jack Welch
Leslie Tchaikovsky
Sunny Tokunaga
Shannon Townsend
Elsa Tranter
Kerry Truckly – in memory of Stan Klezmer
Donna Trunzo
Emy Tseng
Curtis Uejo
Ken Valentine
David & Ellen VanBuskirk – in memory of Erik Rosenquist
Deborah & Bob Van Nest
Julia Vindasius
Kim Walesh & Steve Polcyn
Jeanne Walpole
David & Penelope Warren
Fred Weed
Kay Weinstein
David Weissman
Marty Westby
Katherine Westine
Anita Wharton
George & Sandy Wieland
Tanya Willacy
Susan Wittcoff
Rex Wolfe
Cookie Wong & Jim Chanteloup
Jerrick Woo – in memory of Pearl Wong
Marshall Wood & Betsy Haddad – in memory of Peter Marcus
Donald Worth
John & Becky Xepoleas
Cindy Yan
Lena Yin
Paul Yonemura
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman
Gary & Linda Zellerbach
Steve Zieff & Elaine Leitner
Michael Zilber
Mark & Jessica Zitter
Tom Zundel
Anonymous (68)
Anonymous – in honor of Eddie Marshall
Anonymous – in memory of Peter Marcus
Anonymous – in memory of Elliott & Cynthia Oxenberg
Anonymous – in memory of Zelda & Milton Taylor

Scholarship Funds

Gifts Received October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022:

Kim Nalley Black Youth Scholarship Fund

Established by jazz and blues recording artist Kim Nalley to advance jazz education among Black youth enrolled in the Jazzschool.

Gena & Alicia Bleier – in memory of Joshua Sol Bleier

Stu Fishman

Gina Harris

Kim Nalley

Susanna Maria Porte

Anonymous (2)

Dick Conte Jazz Piano Scholarship

In honor of jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte

Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte

Stephen Massey

Sonoma Valley Jazz Society

Eddie Marshall Scholarship Fund

Awarded to Jazzschool students in honor of legendary jazz drummer Eddie Marshall

Wil Hobbs

Girl’s and Women’s Camp Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Women’s Camp staff member and vocalist Laurie Silverman, as well as guitarist and long-time Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick.

Gina Harris

Cynthia Mah & Robert Palioca

Gloria Springer – in memory of Julie Lawyer

The JCMS Scholarship Fund

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

Tod & Mary Dickow – in memory of Pearl Wong

David Feldman & Kerry Compton – in honor of Terry Parker

Richard Garcia

Leslie Morishita – in memory of Pearl Wong

The John Santos Latin Jazz Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of Latin jazz percussionist John Santos to support Latinx students at the California Jazz Conservatory.

Gena & Alicia Bleier – in memory of Joshua Sol Bleier

Judith & Joseph Epstein – in honor of Susan Brand

Walter P. Riley & Barbara Rhine

Gifts in Kind

Received October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022:

ACT Catering

David Garner

Martin Gellen

Avram Miller

Linda Tanner

Curtis Uejo

Wendel Rosen, LLP

Katherine Westine

Jamie Zimmerman

Anonymous

Legacy

Larry Dodge

Frances Feldon

Claudia Fenelon

Ronald Scudder