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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, 2017 through March 31, 2018)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS ($50,000 and above)
Barrie Feldman & Michael Dershowitz – in memory of Bonnie Dershowitz
Jennifer Maxwell
Michael & Ann Parker

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000 – $49,999)
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
Richard & Christine Lyons
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $24,999)
Anonymous (1)
Jamey Aebersold
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Charles & Margaret Charnas
Rita Hargrave
Eric & Simone Lang
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Jerry Povse
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Danny Scher
Judy Walters
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
Anonymous (2)
Steven & Denise Baker
Scott & Valerie Corvin
Carol Shen & Larry Dodge
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Ernie Mieger
John & Mary Raitt
Jeanne & Sanford Robertson Fund
Ron Scudder
Gene & Leslie Wang – in honor of Sally Wang

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Anonymous (3)
John Barthel
Kay Eskenazi
Sherie Friedlander
Phil Gainsborough
Michael & Bari Howard
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Sue Jewell
Jeffrey K. Kaszubinski
Sherry Keith
Hoil Lee
George & Nancy Leitmann
Marcy Wong/Donn Logan Architects
Bob & Sue Mertens
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Susanna Maria Porte
David & Mary Ramos
Jon & Evelyn Rantzman
Mike Rissi
Lisa Scimens & John Moss
Karen Shepherd
Jan Stevens
Gyula Sziraczky
Gordon & Evie Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)
Anonymous (1)
Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie
Bill & Rosie Aron
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Leslie Crary, Andrew Stoloff & Matt Stoloff
Seldy Cramer
George & Ann Gaebler
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Pat & Vaughan Johnson
Steve Katz
Steven Katz – in honor of Matt Betton
Jim Kent
Lisa Lee
Merideth & Tom Marschak
Mary Palafox
Jim Pickrel & Carolyn Woolley
Chris & Lori Potter
Monica Scott & Dominique Pelletey
Sheron Family
Terry Walker-Mullings
Eva & Martin Ewing
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Greg & Kiyomi Yim

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)
Anonymous (2)
Peter Anastos
Nancy Bertelsen
Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Dion & Tracey Cominos
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Lawrence E. Crooks
Kyle Davy & Karen Yencich
Mary Fettig
Paul Fogel
James Goodlin & Ann Ortmeyer
John & Margo Gordon
Beth & Phil Green
Catherine Hartshorn
Vincent & Sunita Ho
Steve & Angelita Holland
Christopher Johnson
Patricia Kates & Henry Brady
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
J.W. Peng
Stephen Pope
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
David Wozniak & Rachel Alkire
Gary & Linda Zellerbach

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $249)
Anonymous (11)
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
Randy Barnett
Randy Barnett – in honor of Jennifer Jolly
Michael Brown
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Dan Callaway & Karen Laws
Bert & Lois Carelli
Carol Chavez
Michael Chanowitz & Alice Supton
Dr. & Mrs. Royce Chrys
Jean Marie Circiello
Rocio & Dale Clough
Dick Conte & Kathleen Lawton – in memory of Bill Moody
Karen Dabrusin
Michael Katz
John Degele
Dave Devlin
Francis Dinha
Jim Dunbar
Priscilla & William Essert
Rob Ewing
Susan Fadley
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Steven Friedland
Vicki Friedberg
Ilene & Michael Gordon
Mario Guarneri
Debra Hanavan
Brad Haywood
Chris Heller
John Higham
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Kathy Hopkins
John Houghton
Chris Hudgins & Pam Egan – in memory of Bill Moody
Jarrell Irvin
L. A. & Jacqueline James
Angharad Jones
Joel Karp
Christina Kellogg
Emily Klion & George Brooks
R. & L. Korsan
Susan Kovacevic
Terry Kupers
Robert & Marcia Lanz
Gary Larson
Roger Leventhal
Philip Lieb
Todd Lorenz
Louise Lyons
Gautam Makani
Christopher Martinez
Peter May
Seward McCain – in memory of Dick Hindman
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Michael Meehan
George Miller
Joanne Montesano
Bob Murphy
Jeffrey Neighbor
Huy Nguyen
John & Barbara Papini
James Paxson
Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman
Paul Radosevich & Elise Thomas
Masako Reynolds
Jonathan Ring & Maya Rath
Ahni & Kit Robinson
Barry Robertson
Susan Sasaki
Tomas Schoenberg
John Schott
Valerie Schwimmer
Ron Scudder – in memory of Kathy Scudder
Bryan Seet – in honor of Ben Runnels
Bryan Seet – in honor of Hilda Bryan-Seet
The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family
Steven Shatz & Nina Rivkind
Shilpa Singhal
Winslow Small
Sherry & Judd Smith
Rae Ann Stahl & Burhan Sukarma
Sandra Stumbaugh
Paul & Bonnie Swinderman
Leslie Tchaikovsky
Mike Tekulsky
Sandra Tillen
Dillon Vado
Robin Washington
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
Kristine Watson & Robert Lattimore
Elizabeth Weisz
Carrie Wilson
Emery Wilkerson
J.Lee & M. Wong
Anne & Barry Woods
Yehudit
Yue-shun E. Ho
Jamie Zimmerman

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($50 – $99)
Anonymous (8)
Miriam Agrell
Colin Boyle & Marcilie Smith Boyle
Brian Byrnes
Ken Christinson – in memory of Bill Moody
Peter & Carne Clarke
Gary Crangle – in honor of Sunni Shabez
Larry Cruz
Suzette Curran
Deborah & Samuel Essex
Ann Farrell
David Farrar
Linda Farrell – in honor of Jenelle Roccaforte
Wayne Fettig – in memory of Dick Hindman
Jon & Ellen Florey
Lyra Ghose
Elizabeth Gould
Steve Heckman – in memory of Bill Moody
Leslie Heyden
Wil Hobbs
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Maureen Hogan
Katrina Irving & Desiree Beck
Robert Jones
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Brennan McBride – in honor of Bill Carey
Bertha McKinley
Scott & Diane Morgan
Lambros Paraschos
Latha Raman
Lawrence Saidman
Frank Sarmir
Mike & Kim Schulist
Anthony & Karen Severo
Morris Shriftman
Julie Shubert
Eric Siegel
Jan Pinkerton Spieth
Sanford Statner
Terri Steinkirchner-Anderson
Kyra Subbotin
Andrew Sullivan
Joan Warren & Dan May
Fred Weed
George & Sandy Wieland
Whitney Wilson
Yumi Yasuda
Marie Jean Zerrudo & Stephen Turgeon

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($1 – $49)
Anonymous (18)
Catherine Adachi
Linda Barton – in honor of David Barton
Marcy Beck
Melanie Berzon
Josh Bleier
Lisa Cadwalader
Anne Caploe-Warren
Gregg & Tiffani Clarke
Margaret Copi
Gary & Karen Crangle
Ellington Davis
Benjamin Deovlet
Michael Echaniz
Alex Esparza
Timothy Farrell
Benjamin Frager
Alison Garvin
Elisabeth Gay
Beth Goldberg
Sharon Gross
Taylor Harwin
Michael Hauser
Jane & David Holland
Robin Huntington
Lyn Anne Jacob
Dan Keller
Lily Krutel – in honor of Mr. Evans
Tomas Lee
Richard Lindsey
Linda Long
Monica V. Loncola
Melange Matthews
Dana Meyer
Teddy Milder
Laura Murra
Alice Nakanishi
Bob Nelson
William Newton
Thomas V. Nicastro
Helen L. Olsen
Terry Owen
Andy Packard
Richard Pipkin
Mary Rees
Kenneth Reid
Roberto Salinas
Ray Schnitzler
Michael Sela
Susan Sharfman
Jack Sherman
Randy Sherren
Cynthia Silva
Tina Smelser
Brian Sternberger
Russell Stoneking
Ivan Tapia
Mike Wesolowski
Nancy Zackler
Marilyn Zoller Koral

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 April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018)

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($50,000 – $99,999)
Anonymous (3)
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
City of Berkeley
Wells Fargo
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
Two Brooks Fund – in memory of Eddie Marshall

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)
Barco, Inc.
David Belove
Kendra Boardman
Ben Davis
Brent Donaldson
Brad Haywood
Jazzcaffè
Barbara Kreiss
Kurion, Inc.
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
T.J. & Deni Marrone
Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.
Bill Mullin
Pandora Media
Poulson Gluck Design
Nagako Quale – in memory of Douglas S. Quale
Linda Schmidt
Semifreddi’s Bakery
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Received April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

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

Fritz Burden
Joanne 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.
Sherry Keith
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

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

DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte.
Christ Hudgins & Pam Egan
Suzanne Keebler
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Stephen Massey
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.
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 (4)
Alex Esparza
Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Judy & James Gillivan
Sherry Keith
Helen Leung
Marilyn O’Toole
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
Quintero Family

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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