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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 October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS ($50,000 and above)
Barrie Feldman & Michael Dershowitz – in memory of Bonnie Dershowitz
Jerry Fiddler & Melissa Alden
Jennifer Maxwell

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 – $49,999)
Jamey Aebersold
Richard & Christine Lyons
Michael & Ann Parker
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff
David & Beth Sawi

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $24,999)
Anonymous (2)
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Charles & Margaret Charnas
Erle Flad
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Eric & Simone Lang
Helen Marcus
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Jerry Povse
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Danny Scher
Ron Scudder
Judy Walters

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
Anonymous (2)
Scott & Valerie Corvin
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Jeffrey Goodby
Rita Hargrave
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Pat & Vaughan Johnson
John & Mary Raitt
Jeanne & Sanford Robertson Fund
Lisa Scimens & John Moss
Carol Shen & Larry Dodge
Gene & Leslie Wang – in honor of Sally Wang
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Anonymous (3)
Steven & Denise Baker
John Barthel
Thomas & Julie Echaniz
Kay Eskenazi
Sherie Friedlander
Michael & Bari Howard
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Sue Jewell
Jeffrey K. Kaszubinski
James Keefe & Lorna Lee
George & Nancy Leitmann
Bob & Sue Mertens
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Ernie Mieger
Susanna Maria Porte
David & Mary Ramos
Jon & Evelyn Rantzman
Mike Rissi
Sheron Family
Karen Shepherd
Jan Stevens
Gyula Sziraczky
Gordon C. & Emilie Talbot Brooks
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Gordon & Evie Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)
Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie
Peter Anastos
Bill & Rosie Aron
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Leslie Crary, Andrew Stoloff & Matt Stoloff
George & Ann Gaebler
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Steve Katz
Lisa Lee
Merideth & Tom Marschak
J.W. Peng
Jim Pickrel & Carolyn Woolley
Chris & Lori Potter
Susan Powning
Terry Walker-Mullings
Eva & Martin Ewing
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Greg & Kiyomi Yim

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)
Anonymous (2)
Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Dion & Tracey Cominos
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Lawrence E. Crooks
Kyle Davy & Karen Yencich
John di Bene
Mary Fettig
Paul Fogel
Ray & Victoria Greenleaf
Catherine Hartshorn
Darrell Hawthorne
Steve & Angelita Holland
Christopher Johnson
Patricia Kates & Henry Brady
Gail Kaufman – in memory of Arje Shaw
Mark & Sherralyn Klein
Mark & Sally Lafferty
Tienne Lee
Masako & Francisco Leon
Bernice Linnard – in honor of Loren Linnard
Michael Lucey
Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman
Josh Novic
Mary Palafox
James Paxson
Debbie Poryes
Carl Resnikoff
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Sam Schuchat
Johanna Sedman
Linda Shapiro
David Spitulnik & Diana Cohen – in honor of Tyler Johnston
Jack & Char Stephenson
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Kayoko Tachibana
Mike Tekulsky & Ron Wong
David Wozniak & Rachel Alkire
Gary & Linda Zellerbach

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $249)
Anonymous (9)
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
Randy Barnett
Randy Barnett – in honor of Jennifer Jolly
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Dan Callaway & Karen Laws
Bert & Lois Carelli
Michael Chanowitz & Alice Supton
Carol Chavez
Jean Marie Circiello
Rocio & Dale Clough
Dick Conte – in memory of Bill Moody
Karen Dabrusin
John Degele
Dave Devlin
Jim Dunbar
Susan Emerick
Rob Ewing
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Steven Friedland
Vicki Friedberg
John & Margo Gordon
Ilene & Michael Gordon
Mario Guarneri
Brad Haywood
John Higham
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Yue-shun E. Ho
Kathy Hopkins
John Houghton
Chris Hudgins & Pam Egan – in memory of Bill Moody
Jarrell Irvin
Angharad Jones
Joel Karp
Michael Katz
Christina Kellogg
Emily Klion & George Brooks
R. & L. Korsan
Terry Kupers
Robert & Marcia Lanz
Gary Larson
J.Lee & M. Wong
Roger Leventhal
Philip Lieb
Todd Lorenz
Louise Lyons
Gautam Makani
Christopher Martinez
Seward McCain – in memory of Dick Hindman
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Michael Meehan
George Miller
Susan Miller
Scott & Diane Morgan
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
John & Barbara Papini
Stephen Pope
Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman
Paul Radosevich & Elise Thomas
Masako Reynolds
Ahni & Kit Robinson
Barry Robertson
Nilabh Sanat
Susan Sasaki
Tomas Schoenberg
Valerie Schwimmer
Ron Scudder – in memory of Kathy Scudder
Bryan Seet – in honor of Ben Runnels
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
Elise Thomas
Sandra Tillen
Dillon Vado
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
Carrie Wilson
Emery Wilkerson
Donald Worth
Mengchun Yang
Yehudit
Jamie Zimmerman

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($50 – $99)
Anonymous (7)
Alexander Aruj
Kathleen Barrows
Colin Boyle & Marcilie Smith Boyle
Tammy Button
Dawn Carpenter
Ken Christinson – in memory of Bill Moody
Peter & Carne Clarke
Gary & Karen Crangle
Larry Cruz
Suzette Curran
James Ellis
Deborah & Samuel Essex
Wayne Fettig – in memory of Dick Hindman
Jon & Ellen Florey
Steve Heckman – in memory of Bill Moody
Leslie Heyden
Wil Hobbs
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Maureen Hogan
Angela Jacobson
Robyn Kessler – in memory of Arje Shaw
Susan Kovacevic
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Brennan McBride – in honor of Bill Carey
Bertha McKinley
Laura Murra
Duane Nelsen
Charles & Jane Newberry – in memory of Arje Shaw
Vicki & Thomas Pappas
Lambros Paraschos
David Rapoport
Frank Sarmir
Mike & Kim Schulist
Brian Seeger
Anthony & Karen Severo
Eric Siegel
Shilpa Singhal
Terri Steinkirchner-Anderson
Kyra Subbotin
Eleanor Swift
Rick Trautner
Bette Wadsworth
Jeff Weinmann – in honor of Smith Dobson
George & Sandy Wieland

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($1 – $49)
Anonymous (8)
Margarita Ang
Chris Baldwin – in honor of Jodi Durst Quartet
Linda Barton – in honor of David Barton
Marcy Beck
Melanie Berzon
Cathleen Chapman – in honor of Cynthia Chapman
Gregg & Tiffani Clarke
Margaret Copi
Benjamin Deovlet
Timothy Farrell
Elisabeth Gay
Beth Goldberg
Elizabeth Gould
Taylor Harwin
Sue Horn
Lyn Anne Jacob
Jepidawg
Gerald Kaminski
Dan Keller
Tomas Lee
Richard Lindsey
Linda Long
Marc Loran
Dana Meyer
Teddy Milder
Susanna Moore
Bob Nelson
William Newton
Thomas V. Nicastro
Helen L. Olsen
Kenneth Reid
Albert Sammons
Michael Sela
Bob Sharman
Susan Sharfman
Jack Sherman
Michael Silvers
Tina Smelser
Nicolas Spycher
James & Donna Storey
Russell Stoneking
David Strachan
Berigan Taylor
Harvey Weinstein
Marc Weinstein
Mike Wesolowski

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 October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018)

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

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)
Hellman Foundation
Koret Foundation
The Whitman Family Foundation
The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Bill Graham Supporting Foundation
The Schwab Family Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)
Golden Pacific Home Loans, Inc.
Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation
Silvergate Investment Group

GIFTS IN-KIND: April 1, 2076 – March 31, 2018
Anonymous (3)
Clint Arndt
David Belove
Kendra Boardman
Brent Donaldson
Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling
Barbara Gratton
Brad Haywood
Bill Hickman & Effie Dilworth
Jazzcaffè
Kurion, Inc.
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
T.J. & Deni Marrone
Natalie Marshall
Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.
Bill Mullin
Charles Murphy
Maryann Patterson
Debbie Poryes
Poulson Gluck Design
Jim Scott


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

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

Jeanette Bueno
Friends of Angelo (2018 Memorial Concert)

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.

Fre Goodyear
Sandra Little – in memory of Paul M. Little

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.

Julia Fox
Jayn Pettingill
Rene Renard – in honor of Jayn Pettingill

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

BUDDY MONTGOMERY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The scholarship was established to revitalize legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery’s efforts in promoting the jazz art form.

Enis Harrison
Staci Harrison
Sandra Phillips

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

Anonymous
Chris Hudgins & Pam Egan
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Stephen Massey
Danny Scher
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.

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 (3)
Bancroft Middle School
Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Judy & James Gillivan
Janice Reid
Sara Sanderson – in memory of Celestial Sister
Susan Sasaki
Ruth Shapiro
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
Sandra Little

THE 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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