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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, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
($50,000 – and above)

Jerry Fiddler & Melissa Alden
Jennifer Maxwell
Amy & Eddie Orton
David & Beth Sawi

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous (2)
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Lois De Domenico
Hilary Perkins
Jerry Povse
John & Mary Raitt
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Danny Scher

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

Anonymous
Jamey Aebersold
Charles & Margaret Charnas
Jeffrey Goodby
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Donn Logan & Marcy Li Wong
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff
Murray & Helen Sibley
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

June Cheit
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Rita Hargrave
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
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 (4)
Demetrios Agretelis
Bayard & Nancy Allmond
Steven & Denise Baker
Leslie Crary, Andrew &
Matt Stoloff
Thomas & Julie Echaniz
Dave & Robbie Eshelman
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Sherie Friedlander
Phil Gainsborough
Mike & Marilyn Harryman
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Frances Kalfus
James Keefe & Lorna Lee
Stephanie Lee
Tienne Lee & Steven Nierlich
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
Richard & Christine Lyons
Merideth & Tom Marschak
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Bob & Sue Mertens
Michael & Ann Parker
Susanna Maria Porte
Chris & Lori Potter
David & Mary Ramos
Jon & Evelyn Rantzman
Carl Resnikoff
Jorge Rivera
Pamela Rose
Tomas Schoenberg – in honor
of Arabelle Schoenberg
Ruth Shapiro
Carol Shen & Larry Dodge
Jeff Weinmann

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Donald Briggs
Jonathan & Jennifer Catlett
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Yanek Chiu – in memory of Sy Grossman
Sandy & Jeff Cressman
Mary Fettig
Sherie Friedlander
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
Nick Lamb & Family
Todd & Rachel Lorenz
Montclair Women’s Big Band
Joe Mumm
Josh Novic
John & Barbara Papini
Nick Phillips & Diana Lang
Jesse Rimler
The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family
Madeline Sheron
Eric Siegel
Theresa Walker-Mullings
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Gary Zellerbach

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous (4)
Bill & Rosie Aron
Margie Baker
Debra & Arthur Bakal
The Berman Family – in memory of Sy Grossman
Alexander Brown
Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth
Lawrence E. Crooks
John Degele
Paula Forney
George & Ann Gaebler
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
Stephen Pope
Debbie Poryes
Ahni & Kit Robinson
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Jack & Char Stephenson
Leslie Tchaikovsky
Deborah & Bob Van Nest
Robin Washington
Daniel & Ji Winkler
Evie & Gordon Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)

Anonymous (8)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Hans & June Andersen
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
John Dobby Boe
Gloria Bowles
Gretchen Brosius
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Dan Callaway & Karen Laws
Bert & Lois Carelli
Jack Castillo
Celestialsister
Jean Marie Circiello
Karen Dabrusin
Mary D’Orazi & Greg German
Jim Dunbar
Wayne Fettig
Mary & Steve Filson
Paul Fogel
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Vicki Friedberg
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Elaine Gerstler & Booker Holton – in memory of Loren Linnard
Deborah Gordon
Brad Haywood
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Doreen Hoang
Steve & Angelita Holland
Kathy Hopkins
John Houghton
Frank Jargstorff
Jazz in the Neighborhood
Angharad Jones
Teresa Kaneko – in memory of Loren Linnard
Joel Karp
Patricia Kates & Henry Brady
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Mary Ann Koory & Christopher Meehan
R. & L. Korsan
Marjorie Lasky
Philip Lieb
Paul & Sandra Little
Monica V. Loncola
Daryl Lura & Susan Sasaki
Tim Lynch
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Christopher Martinez
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Greg McCall
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Michael Meehan
Linda Meldman
Tony Miceli
George Miller
Zach Mondlick & Susana Pineda
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
James Paxson
Ray G. Perman
Jim Pickrel & Caroline Woolley
Barb Reynolds
Greg Rhoten
Jacqueline Richmond – in honor of Margaret Fabyan
Barry Robertson
Valerie Schwimmer
Linda Shapiro
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
Gary Wohl
George & Sandy Wieland
Jane Williams & Bob Walker
J. Lee & M. Wong
Jan Woo & Bill Lanphier
William Woods
Yehudit
Jamie Zimmerman
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (7)
Jack & Katharine Andrews
Randy Barnett
Helen Cagampang
Dawn Carpenter – in honor of Paul Sorlien
Isabel Cumbelich
Benjamin Davis
George Day
Ian Dreyer
Ann Farrell
Jon & Ellen Florey
Karen Frick
Steven & Cathy Goldsmith
Douglas Fong
Deborah Gordon – in honor of Eileen Hansen
Alan Herrmann
Leslie Heyden
John Higham
Maureen Hogan
Hallie Hughes
Terence Huwe
Jarrell Irvin
Jeffrey Kaszubinski
Michael Katz
Aaron Kaufmann
Jenny Kobold – in memory of Loren Linnard
Charlene Kunitz – in memory of Loren Linnard
Robert Lanz
Gary Larson
Gautam Makani
Christopher Michel
Lambros Paraschos
Robert Reist
Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath – in honor of Dave Eshelman
David Rosen
Marc Roth
Mike & Kim Schulist
Sam Schuchat
Bob Sharman
Anastasios Simotas
Neal Snyder
Karen Stoneham – in honor of Dwight Cannon
Gyula & Lara Sziraczky
Bonnie Taub – in memory of Ernest Taub
Andrea White
Emery Wilkerson

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (11)
Kevin Baird
Julie Balot – in memory of Gene Balot
Erin Barrite
Cynthia Berrol – in memory of Loren Linnard
Joshua Bleier
Wei & Dave Boehme
Kristie Boering
Denise Bostrom – in honor of Martin Louie Diller
Paula Buck
Dan Calder
Wade Cartwright
Cynthia Carmichael
Peter & Carne Clarke
Peter Clarke
Gary & Karen Crangle
Digne de Lenea
Ben Deovlet
Patricia Diller
Morris Dye
Bill Evans
Robin Ferguson
Dave Fischer
Ilia Fomin
Benjamin Frager
Steven Goldsmith
David Gordon
Steven Hajik
Kathie Hammond
Sue Horn
Evelyn Juteau
Richard Kaufmann
Carolynn Kimura
Bill Klevins
Matthew Kolaczkowski
Maya Kronfeld
Mark Kyle
Andrea Lappen
Alex Madonik
Gordon Messer
Andrew Michaelis
Teddy Milder
Ponciano Napala
Bob & Gale Naylor
Tom Nicastro
June Ouelette
William Ovid
Timothy Quayle
Tristan Saldana
Susan Sharfman
Lori Sheppard
Tina Smelser
“The Daisy Way”
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Amy Ukena
David Vliet
Benny Watson
Cameron White & Paul Deirup
James Wilkins
Mel Wong
Jan Zeleski
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.
(Gifts received from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

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 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
Forrests Music — in memory of Loren Linnard
Emery Howard
Wells Fargo Foundation

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:
(April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017)

Anonymous (1)
Ann Blankenship
Jesse Boggs
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Alton Chinn
Brent Donaldson
Phil Gainsborough
Jazzcaffè
Pat & Vaughan Johnson
Ellen Kim & Tim Anderson
Tomas Lee
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Pandora Media
Stacey Pang
Poulson Gluck Design
Ben Shemuel
Drew Sibley
Murray & Helen Sibley
Bud & Diana Spangler
Tcho New American Chocolate
Marlina Teich
Marcy Wong & Donn Logan
Architects

Scholarship Funds

(Gifts received from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017)

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

Kenneth & Debra Montesano
Friends of Angelo (2016 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.

Emily Tincher – in memory of Russ Tincher

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.

John Fish
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.

Anonymous
Rose Healy
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Stephen Massey
Gerald Pearlman
Michele Seville

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
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 (2)
Julie Balot
Leslie Beam
Simone Brumis
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
Ruth Shapiro
Students Rock
Foundation

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
Ralph Rodriguez
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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