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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 January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016)

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
Lois De Domenico
Hilary Perkins
Jerry Povse
John & Mary Raitt
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Danny Scher

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

Anonymous (2)
Jamey Aebersold
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Charles & Margaret Charnas
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
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
Jeffrey Goodby
Rita Hargrave
Eric & Simone Lang
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
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Eva & Martin Ewing
Phil Gainsborough
Mike & Marilyn Harryman
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Frances Kalfus
James Keefe & Lorna Lee
Hoil 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
Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver
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 (2)
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
Helen M. Marcus & David J. Williamson Fund
Stephen Pope
Debbie Poryes
Ahni & Kit Robinson
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Jack & Char Stephenson
Leslie Tchaikovsky
Robin Washington
Deborah & Bob Van Nest
Daniel & Ji Winkler
Evie & Gordon Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)

Anonymous (6)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Hans & June Andersen
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
John Dobby Boe
Gloria Bowles
Jeffrey Briss
Gretchen Brosius
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Dan Callaway & Karen Laws
Bert & Lois Carelli
Jack Castillo
Jean Marie Circiello
Karen Dabrusin
Mary D’Orazi & Greg German
Jim Dunbar
Ann Farrell
Wayne Fettig
Paul Fogel
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Vicki Friedberg
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Deborah Gordon
Brad Haywood
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Doreen Hoang
Steve & Angelita Holland
Kathy Hopkins
Steven Horowitz
John Houghton
Frank Jargstorff
Jazz in the Neighborhood
Angharad Jones
Paul Kagawa
Joel Karp
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Mary Ann Koory & Christopher Meehan
R. & L. Korsan
Marjorie Lasky
Philip Lieb
Paul & Sandra Little
Monica V. Loncola
Tim Lynch
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Christopher Martinez
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Greg McCall
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Michael Meehan
Tony Miceli
George Miller
Zach Mondlick & Susana Pineda
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
Esti Ollerman, Cindy Bandur, Rob & Pat Cook Rosenberg, Eric & Ellen Schnur – in memory of Sy Grossman
James Paxson
Ray G. Perman
Jim Pickrel & Caroline Woolley
Barb Reynolds
Greg Rhoten
Barry Robertson
F Schwimmer
Linda Shapiro
Rae Ann Stahl
Terri Steinkirchner-Anderson
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Elise Thomas
David Vliet
Cindy & Adrian Vogt
Barry Warren
Robin Washington
George & Sandy Wieland
Gary Wohl
J. Lee & M. Wong
Jan Woo & Bill Lanphier
William Woods
Yehudit
Jamie Zimmerman
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (5)
Jack & Katharine Andrews
Randy Barnett
Dawn Carpenter – in honor of Paul Sorlien
Celestialsister
Isabel Cumbelich
Benjamin Davis
Ian Dreyer
Jon & Ellen Florey
Douglas Fong
Karen Frick
Vinaya Gokarn
Steven & Cathy Goldsmith
Deborah Gordon – in honor of Eileen Hansen
Alan Herrmann
Leslie Heyden
John Higham
Maureen Hogan
Hallie Hughes
Terence Huwe
Jarrell Irvin
Michael Katz
Aaron Kaufmann
Bob Knight
Robert Lanz
Gautam Makani
Christopher Michel
Lambros Paraschos
Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath – in honor of Dave Eshelman
David Rosen
Marc Roth
Sam Schuchat
Karen Severo
Bob Sharman
Tom Silva
Anastasios Simotas
Neal Snyder
Gyula & Lara Sziraczky
Emery Wilkerson

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (10)
Michael Bachmann
Julie Balot – in memory of Gene Balot
Erin Barrite
Kathleen Barrows
Joshua Bleier
Wei & Dave Boehme
Christine Burrill
Wade Cartwright
Peter & Carne Clarke
Gary & Karen Crangle
George Day
Digne de Lenea
Ben Deovlet
Morris Dye
Ben Eiseman
Rebecca Faiola
Robin Ferguson
Dave Fischer
Ilia Fomin
Elizabeth Gould
Steven Hajik
Kathie Hammond
Sue Horn
Florence Hultgren – in memory of Helen Sibley
Katharine Kates
Richard Kaufmann
Carolynn Kimura
Bill Klevins
Matthew Kolaczkowski
Maya Kronfeld
Mark Kyle
Lisa Lum
Alex Madonik
Gordon Messer
Andrew Michaelis
Teddy Milder
Bob & Gale Naylor
Dan Poff
Timothy Quayle
Mary Reynolds
Tristan Saldana
Susan Sharfman
Lori Sheppard
Tina Smelser
Karla Spormann & Brian Kirby
“The Daisy Way”
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Amy Ukena
Benny Watson
Cameron White & Paul Deirup
James Wilkins
Jan Zeleski

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. (Gifts received from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016)

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

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)
The Bernard Osher 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)
Emery Howard
Wells Fargo Foundation

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)
Golden Pacific Home Loans Inc.
Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation
Schwab Family Fund at the East Bay
Community Foundation
Silvergate Investment Group

GIFTS IN-KIND:
(January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016)

Anonymous (1)
Ann Blankenship
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Alton Chinn
Brent Donaldson
Phil Gainsborough
Chris Gilmer
Jazzcaffè
Pat & Vaughan Johnson
Ellen Kim & Tim Anderson
Tomas Lee
Carol Maga
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Pandora Media
Stacey Pang
Poulson Gluck Design
Ben Shemuel
Drew Sibley
Diana Spangler
Tcho New American
Chocolate
Marcy Wong & Donn Logan Architects
Valentino Zegna Baruffa

Scholarship Funds

(Gifts received from January 1, 2016 through December 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

Friends of Angelo (2016 Memorial Concert)
Kenneth & Debra Montesano

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.

Gail Bower
John Fish
Carmen Iannaccone
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

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 (5)
Julie Balot
Leslie Beam
Simone Brumis
Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling
Gil Gillivan
Girls’ Camp Families
Jessica Gonzalez
Tigran & Leandra Johnson
Helen Leung
Jayne Nichols
Marilyn O’Toole
Susan Sasaki
Ruth Shapiro
Students Rock
Foundation
Women’s Camp Families

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
Ralph Rodriguez
Peter Siegel
Evie & Gordon Wozniak
Greg & Kiyomi Yim

THE 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.

David Vliet

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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