Merola Donors

List of Donors

The Merola Opera Program is dedicated to the continuing education and training of the finest young operatic talent and the development of this talent into professional opera singers, coaches and stage directors of the highest artistic caliber. Merola operates in close artistic collaboration with San Francisco Opera but is an independent nonprofit organization. Governed by a separate board of directors, Merola is responsible for its own long-term financial stability and fundraising, and is grateful to the hundreds of loyal members, donors and foundations who support the Program.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all donors and acknowledge the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their generous gifts made between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014, in support of the Merola Opera Program. For more information about supporting the Merola Opera Program, please contact (415) 565-6427 or e-mail mop@sfopera.com.

 

 

 

Donors

 

Donation Amount: $35,000+

 

Foundations

Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation
Al Garren Fund
Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts

 

Corporations

Deloitte*
San Francisco Opera Association*

 

Individuals

Mike and Rusty Rolland

 

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Donation Amount: $20,000 - $34,999

 

Foundation

Bernard Osher Foundation

 

Government

National Endowment for the Arts

 

Corporation

Culinary Excellence*

 

Individuals

 

Nordin and Donna Blacker
Miss Vivienne E. Miller

 

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Donation Amount: $10,000 - $19,999

 

Foundations

 

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
The Crescent Porter Hale Foundation
The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson
   Foundation

Rusty Rolland and
   the Schick Foundation
Wallis Foundation

Individuals

 

Peter and Jayne Davis
Dr. Edward Gomez and Dr. Ellen Mack
Barbara K. Jackson
Mr. John Lee
Ellen and Laura Michelson

Ms. Marie J. Niemann
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg*
Mary Stevens Riley
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
In Memory of Cameron Waterman III

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Donation Amount: $5,000 - $9,999

 

Foundations

Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club
Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston,
   The Shenson Foundation in memory of Ben & A. Jess Shenson
The Ross McKee Foundation
San Francisco Opera Guild
    East Bay Chapter

 

Corporations

 

Frank Anconca*
Nob Hill Gazette*

VGS Chateau Potelle Winery*

 

Individuals

 

Masha Archer*
Darla and Richard Bastoni
Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander L. Brainerd*
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
George and Susan Crow
Mrs. Mary A. Culp
Dr. Lisa Danzig
Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson
Ira D. Dearing
Mary and Tom Foote
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
James Heagy in memory of Janey Heagy
Mary and Craig Henderson

Ms. Harriet Heyman
   and Mr. Michael Moritz
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Norman T. Larson
Bernice and John Lindstrom
Thomas E. Morton and Anne L. Morton
Victoria Nakamura
James A. Noe III Ms. Patricia Nottingham
Mr. Gerald B. Rosenstein
Bob and Terri Ryan
Natalie O. Shuttleworth*
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner*
Mrs. Anita Weissberg
Mrs. Alfred Wilsey
Susan York
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Zderic Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $2,000 to $4,999

 

Foundations

 

Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Raymond Family Foundation
San Francisco Opera Guild
   Marin Chapter

San Francisco Opera Guild
   Peninsula Chapter
San Jose Opera Guild
Sequoia Trust
William Karl Schwarze Trust

Corporations

 

Anderson & Poole, P.C.*
Breathless Wines*
Hafner Vineyard*
New Orleans Opera Association*
Tante Marie's Cooking School*

 

Individuals

 

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Beck
Ms. Helen Berggruen
Dr. Phyllis Blair
Ms. Brooke Bourland
Ms. Eloise Bouye
Ms. Langley Brandt
Ms. Annette Campbell-White
    and Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne
Ms. Birgit Chase
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark
Maureen Clarke
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Cross
Dr. James Tristan Cross
John and Lois Crowe
Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. Curry
Peggy and Reid Dennis
Mr. David Dickson and Mr. Patrick Wilken
Keith Doerge
Ms. Susan English
    and Mr. Michael Kalstein
Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Eschbach
Mr. Thomas E. Foutch
Mr. R. David Freeman
    and Mrs. Virginia Freeman
Barbara and Terry Freethy*
Ms. Sandra Gale
Ms. Pamela George
Mrs. Ronald Gray
Michael A. Harrison
    and Susan Graham Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Ms. Susan Hone
Greer and Thayer Hopkins
Mrs. Dana T. Horner
Mr. David S. Hugle
Mr. and Mrs. C. Bradford Jeffries
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Dr. Shireen Mansouri and Mr. Shawn Delaney
Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine
James R. Meehan

David Miller
D.G. Mitchell
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Ms. Erica Nelson and Mr. Guy Cross
Mr. Haggai Niv
Mr. Paul D. Nordine
Anne and Don O'Brien
Hiroko Prather
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Robbins/Cullen Family
Mrs. Barbara J. Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schafer
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Drs. Milton and Sondra Schlesinger
Ruth A. Short
Ms. Jean Shuler
Dr. J. H. Silveira
Mary and Paul Slawson*
Gerald D. Sullivan and Judith K. Sullivan
Lynn Sullivan
Mrs. Mary K. Swalen
Ms. Suzanne Turley
Douglas Von Qualen
Bruce and Fran Walker
Mrs. Alfred Wilsey
Ms. Faye Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler
Stephen and Connie Zilles

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Donation Amount: $1,000 to $1,999

 

Foundations

 

Joyce and William Brantman Foundation

Opera Standees Association
 

 

Corporations

 

First Republic Bank
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco*

James Lim, Area Managing Director, Galleria Park Hotel**
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra*
Ramekins*
Sue Fisher King*
Vinfolio*
The Wine Country Inn*

Individuals

 

Ms. Dolores M. Allen
Patricia Vaughn Angell
Nina K. Auerbach, MD
Mary Sherrill Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Mr. and Mrs. David Berluti
Paul and Kathy Bissinger
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Mr. and Mrs. Tom H. Burkhart
Frances Campra
Dr. Richard Caplin and Ms. Mary Ann Wlosze
k Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Clement
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cluff
Mr. amdThe Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins    and Mr. Leonard Collins
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Ms. Melanie Dodd
Ms. Christine Doyle
    and Mr. Michael Yessik
Jerome C. Draper, Jr.*
Donna Dubinsky and Mr. Len Shustek
Mr. Peter Felleman
Mr. Martin Friedman
Mr. David Gockley
Anne P. Gray
Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp
Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Hess
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Ms. Jean Kellogg
Ms. Nelda Kilguss
Dr. Marion R. Kramer
Drs. Danielle and Rondall Lane
Ms. Kathe Lange
Mr. Randall E. Laroche and Mr. David Laudon
Mr. David Larson

Mrs. Nancy Donnell Lilly
Ms. Sylvia R. Lindsey
Mr. William Lokke
Eve and Niall Lynch
Dr. Myron Marx
Nola Masterson and Bruce Jenett*
Mr. Albert Medvitz and Ms. Jeanne McCormack
Mr. Stanley Michael and Mr. John Churchwell
Mr. John C. Miller
Mr. Robert B. Mison
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Mooradian
Mrs. Albert J. Moorman
Ms. Camille Morishige
Mrs. Pamela Murdock
David and Marilyn Nasatir
Robert and Carol Parvin
Suzanne Pollak
Anna and Frank Pope
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Mrs. Edward W. Rosston
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sanders
Dr. and Mrs. Jon F. Sigurdson
Donald H. Stanford, M.D.*
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter*
Mr. Martin Tannenbaum
Ms. Maggie Thompson
Dr. William and Patty Weeden
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz*
Ms. Shirley Woo
    and Mr. David Rosenfeld
Ms. Anne Zucchi
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $500 to $999

 

Foundation

 

Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation

Corporations

 

Alexis Bittar*
Argonaut Hotel: A Kimpton Hotel
Dalle Valle Vineyards*
Dinah's Garden Hotel*
Disneyland Resort*
The Fairmont San Francisco*
Hinman and Carmichael LLP*
Hotel Rex*
JW Marriott San Francisco*
Modern Sailing School and Club**

San Francisco Marriott Marquis*
San Francisco Performances*
Schug Estate Winery*
Southwest Airlines*
Yokoo Pearls

Individuals

 

Mr. Clyde Allen
Ms. Jane Annan Allen
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Cantor Roslyn Barak
Mr. Frank S. Bayley III
Phil and Margaret Beck*
Mr. David V. Beery
    and Norman Abramson
Adam Arthur Bier
Robert E. Brown and Agnes Chen Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Brudos
Rike and Klaus Burmeister
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cabak
Ms. Barbara Cartier
Ms. Park Chamberlain
Mr. Robert Cook and Ms. Blanca Haendler
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Crane Dorfman
Ms. Delia Ehrlich
Mr. Robert A. Ellis
    and Ms. Jane W. Bernstein
Loretta Emerzian
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fleischman
Mrs. William M. Friede
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomory
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Haas
Mrs. John Harker
Mr. Fred Hartwick
Joan and Alan Henricks*
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hobson

Mr. Ralph D. Holt
Mr. Thomas F. Holt
Wilma Horwitz
Ms. Lauren Ito and Ms. Frances Escobar-Hosoya
Ms. Emily Kenyon
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Marsha Lee
Ms. Anne Lerch
Ms. Myra K. Levenson
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence R. Lyons
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Ms. Janet McLeod
Ms. Ada Mei
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Miller
Ms. Catherine Moss and Mr. Barry Pilger
Mr. Peter J. Musto
Ms. Jennifer Normoyle
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Nute
Mr. Robert Oaks and Mr. Fred Sheng
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Mr. Eric Owens
Terrence and Pamela Ponsford*
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
John and Susan Richmond
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Mr. Ronald V. Rosequist
Dr. and Mrs. Rolf G. Scherman Mr. Steven Shladover
Mr. and Mrs. David Sloss
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sorgen
Ms. Ann Stone
Ms. Charlise Tiee and Mr. Scott Grieder
Ms. Kimberly Twesme
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Zucchi
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $250 to $499

 

Corporation

 

American Bach Soloists*
Cavallo Point Lodge*
central kitchen*
Domaine Carneros*
Dutch Henry Winery*
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa*
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf*
Inn Above Tide*
LA Opera*
Langtry Estate and Vineyard*
Ledgewood Creek Winery and Vineyards*
Magimix by Robot-Coupe

Opera Santa Barbara*
Papapietro Perry Winery*
Picco*
Pier 39*
Piperade*
Pixar*
Portland Opera*
Ridge Vineyards*
San Francisco Symphony*
Sea Ranch Lodge*
Stanford University*
Susan Graf Limited*
The Winery SF*
Yes To, Inc.*

 

Individuals

 

Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Mr. David N. Barnard
Mrs. Clare-Louise Bates
Miss Carol Benz
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Berry
Ms. Linda Blondis
Mr. and Mrs. John Blum
Joanne R. Bourland
Ms. Karen Breslin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Broido
Mr. Barry C. Brooker
Mr. Richard E. Brown
Virginia L. Brown
Mr. Donald Buhman
    and Mr. Wray Humphrey
Mr. and Mrs. John Busterud
Agnes I. Chan
Ms. Sharon B. Chang and Mr. Mark Lichman
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cheitlin
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Mr. C. Paul Christianson
Revered David L. Clarke
Ms. Nancy W. Coopersmith
Ms. Carol Copperud
Anne Corcos
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Mr. Gerald F. Currier
    and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Ms. Denise Daley
Mrs. Annina R. Demmon
Mrs. Anita C. Eble
Ms. Ceseli Foster
Mr. Steven Franceschi
Joseph and Antonia Friedman
Mrs. Stanley M. Friedman
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilmartin
Mr. John Gnuse
Mr. Philip Goward
Ms. Doris W. Grau
Marica and Geoffrey Green
Ms. Ellen Grinnell
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gustafson
Ms. Bessie Hahn
Ms. Theresa Hallinan
Ms. Betty-Lou Harmon
Miss Donna E. Harris
Hunter P. Harris
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoskins
Elizabeth Hotchkin
Mr. and Mrs. Raymound Houck
Mrs. Henry P. Huff III
Ms. Marian Huntoon
Ms. Margaret C. Hutchins
Mr. Robert E. Jacobsen
Mrs. Jane T. Johnson
Mrs. Elsie M. Kelly
Mr. Erwin L. Kelly, Jr.

Dr. Robert and Christine Kradjian
Dr. and Mrs. John Lavorgnia
Dr. Jack Leibman
Mr. Hollis Lenderking
Mr. Marcia Leonhardt
Mr. Roy Levin and Ms. Jan Thomson
Mr. Norman Licht and Helen Ann Licht
Angela C. Little
Ms. Gisela R. Lloyd
Mr. Nathaniel Lopez
Ms. Diana Lum and Mr. Dave Gomberg
Ms. Sandra Potter Lundgren
Ms. Marian Marsh
Anne E. Matthew
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. McKaskle
Ms. Elaine McKenna
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNulty
Mrs. Ralph H. Miller
Patricia Mitchell
Ms. Nancy Nee
Dr. and Mrs. Tony Nespole
Mr. and Mrs. D. Warner North
Ms. Joan O'Leary
Ms. Sheldeen G. Osborne and Mr. Steven E. Tirrell
Marie Louise Otto
Dr. Judy O'Young and Mr. Gregg Hauser
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Patton
Ms. Anna Marie Payne.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peck
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petterson
Mr. Duane Phillips
Mr. Mark Picciano and Mr. Richard Shearin
Mrs. Jane Randolph
Mrs. Nancy B. Ream
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Roth
Mr. Alex Rynecki
Mr. and Mrs. Jan Samzelius
Don Schmidek
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Schmidt
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Segre
Mr. Sean SeLegue and Mr. Richard A. Zuniga
Gordon Seligson
Ms. Josiane Selvage
Ms. Carolyn Shaw
Mr. Hiram Simon
Ms. Harriet Simpson
Mr. Alan Smith and Dr. Helen Lew
Mr. David Snow
Ms. Sue Sommer
Mr. Russell Stanaland
Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Elliot and Alice Swanson
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Mr. Henry Tang
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Taylor
Mr. Felipe Teutle
Dr. Sam Thal
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Trelaun
Mr. Hugh C. Trutton
Emmanuel Uren
Mr. Edward Vanegri
Mary and Terry Vogt
Susan Walker
Ms. Diane Weaver and Mr. Sebastiano Scarampi
Mr. and Mrs. Sven Weber
Stanley and Elaine S. Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Weissman
Mr. and Mrs. David Werdegar
Mrs. Ann L. Williamson
Dr. Ronald Wing
Ms. Bonnie Woodworth
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Worn
Mr. and Mrs. John Yee
Mr. Matthew Yeoman
Mr. Julius O. Young and Ms. Barbara Soong
Mr. Mark Ziering
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $175 to $249

 

Corporation

 

Alfred's Steakhouse*
American Conservatory Theater*
AT&T Park*
Ballet San Jose*
Bix Restaurant*
Congregation Emanu-El*
Green Music Center*
Jardiniere*
La Folie*
Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards*
Little Vineyards*
Loxton Cellars*

Mandarin Oriental San Francisco*
Minnesota Opera*
PLAJ Restaurant
Rigg Estate Vineyards*
San Francisco Boys Chorus*
The Santa Fe Opera*
Schweiger Vineyard & Winery*
Sofitel San Francisco Bay*
Vie Winery*
Well Within Spa*

Individuals

 

Mrs. Kirklin Ashley
Mr. and Mrs. Kent T. Baum
Paul and Linda Baumann
Paulo S. Bernardino
Ms. Jodie Beyer
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brock
Mrs. Mary Jo Broderick
Ms. Lisa Burkett
Mr. Tom Concannon and Ms. Teri Tith Dr. and Mrs. William R. Crain
Ms. Diane Daniels and Mr. Leonard Heil
Ms. Tenki T. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold D. Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Edelman
Mr. Daniel Elias
Roberta and Mark Emerson
Mr. Robert H. Enslow
Mrs. Monique Fasquelle
Ms. Pamela Ferris
Ms. Karin Fetherston
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Frame
Ms. Bernice Frucht
Nick Gerson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greber
Ms. Ann F. Hasse
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Ronald T. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Hymson
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Mr. Frank Kelly
Herbert and Barbara Graham Kreissler
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lanzone
Mr. David Layne
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson

Miss Janice C. Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Ms. R. Gisela Lloyd
Mr. Peter Lundberg
Jeffrey Meadows*
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mezey
Mrs. Emily Marcus
Mr. Jim Meredith
Edward G. Noble
Mrs. Elizabeth Nolan
Mr. Dante Noto
Mr. Robert Patton
Reverend Neal Ponder Jr.
Mrs. Harriet Meyer Quarre
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Mr. Richard Rossi and Mr. Kimberly M. Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Rosso
Ms. Joan Rost
Susie and Britt Stitt
Daniel F. Sullivan
Mrs. Laurence M. Symmes
Mr. Cesar Ulloa and Mr. Gary Aliperti
Mr. Terry Uptmor
James and Leslys Vedder
Ms. Ching-Yu Wang
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Mr. Robert Wertsch
Ms. Karen Yanagisako
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $75 to $174

 

Foundations

 

Amici Di Merola
The Kerry Lobel & Marta Drury Fund of the Horizons Foundation

 

Corporation

 

479 Popcorn*
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar*
Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch Lodge*
Anaba Wines*
Aurora Theatre Company*
Beach Blanket Babylon*
Bistro Don Giovanni*
Boxing Room*
Cal Performances*
California Shakespeare Theater*
Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe*
Dashe Cellars*
Diablo Ballet*
The Elite Cafe*
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco*
Flavor Bistro*
Fleur de Lys*
GPR Records - Glen Roven Artistic Director*
Gregory Graham Wines*
Hayes Street Grill*
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines*

Lamplighters*
Lark Creek Restaurant Group*
Ledson Winery and Vineyards*
Magic Theatre*
Marin Shakespeare Company*
Marin Theatre Company*
Market Bar*
Millenium Restaurant*
The Painters Place*
Perbacco*
The Plant Café Organic*
Press Club Wine Lounge*
Rose's Café*
San Francisco Ballet*
San Francisco Girls Chorus*
San Francisco Performances*
San Jose Repertory Theatre*
SenSpa Wellness Center*
Six Sigma Ranch & Winery*
Smuin Ballet*
Tra Vigne*
Troya*
VJB Vineyards & Cellars*
West Edge Opera*
Winery Collective*
Wolf Trap Opera Company*
Zarzuela Restaurant

Individuals

 

Mr. Stanley R. Abramson
Ms. Barbara Adams
Ms. Gertrud Albert
Ms. Dolores Ali
Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Ms. Jane Anderson
Ms. Carolee Anderson
Ms. Kristin Anundsen
Ms. Janice Babcock
Anne N. Baldwin
Mr. Marc Barberis
Amii and Michael Barnard-Bahn
Kathleen H. Barr
Paul Ms. Susan Bates
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Prof. Raymond J. Berard
Ms. Anna Bergman
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernstein
Ms. Marian N. Bernstein
Mr. Steven Binder
   and Ms. Barbara Anscher
John and Lu Bingham
Ms. Dorothy Blake
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boeckmann
Ms. Gun Bolin
Dr. Victor Bonfilio
Ms. Jeannette Boudreau
Lois Brainard
Ms. Ria Brandenberg
Kathleen M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burdick
Mr. Peter T. Cabban and Ms. Margaret T. McClaul
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Ms. Ayanna Cage
Dr. James Marvin Campbell
Ms. Honora Carson
Col. and Mrs. Bruce Carswell
Dr. Randolph H. Chase
Ms. Janet Chiang
Mr. William Chinowsky
Ms. Elizabeth A. Clark
Dr. Richard Cohen*
Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Elva Cooper
Mrs. James E. Court
Patricia Craig
David Dall
Bob and Norma Dallachie
Mr. Arthur Davidson
Ms. Francine Davis
Ms. Shari Deghi
Mr. Douglas Del Paggio
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. E. Dennis
Ms. Jeanne Dorward
Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Dow
Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Drees
Miss Jean Ebbighausen
Ms. Janet Elliott
Donna Ellis
Ms. Jane Ellison
Mr. and Mrs. George Erdi
Ms. Frances Escobar-Hosoya
Ms. Karen S. Faircloth
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Mr. Roland Feller
Ms. Ruth Felt
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fenwick
Ms. Nancy Fernandez Ms. Bernadette Festa
Jon W. and Ellen V. Florey
Mr. John Frykman
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Ms. Amy Garant
Ms. Margaret Garms
Richard and Julia Geist*
Mr. Robert Gilchrist
Mr. John Gildersleeve
Mr. John Gilmor and Mr. Richard N. Emery
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gleason
Mr. William W. Godward
Stuart M. Gold
Dr. Steven Goldberg
Patricia Golde
Ms. Tracy Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grant
Mr. Barry Graynor
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
Ms. Sara Haber
Mrs. Bronwyn H. Hall
Ms. Jeanne Halpern
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Ms. Mary Harden
Ms. Barbara E. Harms Ms. Julie Harris
Joseph H. Harris Jr.
Mr. Randall Heilbrunn
Mr. Gerald Heineck
Dr. John L. Herbert
Cheryl F. Hethershaw
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Mr. Russell J. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Dr. and Mrs. Lester B. Jacobson
Ms. Loisann Jacovitz
Meg A. Kellogg
Mrs. Celia Kelly
Mrs. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Klier
Miss Patricia Kline
Ms. Judith Koch

Ms. Andrea Kohlruss
Ms. Sue F. Kramer
Ms. Beatrice Krivetsky
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Kubatz
Ms. Gladys Kurzuk-Howard
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Judith A. Lamberti
Ms. Anna Lamothe
Mr. Robert Lane
Mr. Steven Langer
Ms. Marilyn Lanier
Ms. Wendy Lariviere
Ms. Marit Lash
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Graham Leaper
Mr. Richard Ledon
Dr. and Mrs. William Leider
Ms. Lamar Leland
Ms. Margaret Levitt
Mr. Aren Lijphart and Ms. Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Ms. Nora Lindahl
Mr. Fred Little
Mr. Charles Litzinger
Stella S. Liu
Mr. Jeffrey Lowry
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Miss Dorothea R. Lyman
Mr. Allen Mann
Mr. William Martinelli
Ms. Lucia Matzger
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin Ms. Sharon McAllister
William T. McCraw and Janet Muscio
Mr. Steven Mendoza
Ms. Cosette P. Mitchell
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Klaus Murer
Mr. Wallace A. Myers
Hilda Namm
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Oliver
Mr. Donald Olson
Ms. Mitzi Palmer
Ms. Margaret Parker
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Ms. Dagnija Peterson
Ms. Nancy Platford
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Pohl
Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Post
Ms. Karen Burtness Prak
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Preiner
Patricia Rees-Miller Ms. Shirley Reith
Ms. Virginia Reyna
Ms. Judith L. Reynolds
Mrs. Adrian G. Robertson
Ms. Robin Rogers
Mr. Ronald Rogness
Ms. Isabella Rosen
Elisabeth Z. Rothenberger
Elizabeth Rupp
Ms. Flora Russ
Sidney M. Russell
Kenneth Ruta
Mr. Milton Schaefer and MR. Scott Plakun
Mr. Charles Schug
Dr. Nina Schwartz
Ms. L. Christine Selle
John M. Shaughnessy
Margaret V. Sheehan
Mr. John Shott and Ms. Heidi Munzinger
Margaret C. Sjostrand
Mr. John Skonberg
Ms. Gwqen Sobolewski
Mr. Raymond Souza
Mr. Anthony C. Stagliano
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Startz
Mr. Al Steger
Mr. Joun Steinfirst and Ms. Sharon Collins
Mrs. Richard Swig
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Mary Van Voorhees
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Victor
Mrs. Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
Ms. Rosalie V. Weaver
Ms. Evelyn Wegienka
Mr. Stephen White
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Ms. Susan Z. Wolfe
Ms. Amy Wolgamott
Ms. Sylvia Wong
Ms. Mary C. Young
Sondra Zentner
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $1 to $74

 

Corporation

 

Buck's of Woodside*
Chez Maman*

Glen Ellen Star*
The Sausage Factory Restaurant*

Individuals

 

Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Michele C. Anderson
Ms. Erica Ankuda
Ms. Diane Ayerdi
Joyce Barnett
Mr. Jeff Bart
Ms. Karen Baumer
Bill Beahrs
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beidleman
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Mrs. Thelma Benjamin
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Benz
Mrs. Betty I. Bernstein
Veronica Breuer
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Brown
Mrs. Mary Bruno
Ms. Anne Buchanan
Ms. Delma Campbell
Mr. Timothy S. Caton
Mr. John N. Cederquist and Ms. M. Kennedy Shaw
Miss Joyce K. H. Chow
Rosalind Colver
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Corbin
Martin and Virginia Davis
Mr. Asher Davison
Mr. Harvey D. Day
Mr. Jim De Golia
Ms. Nancy M. Deane
Carol Dickson
Dr. William R. Dorrance
Ms. Madeleine Rachel Elias
Mr. and Mrs. Weczeslaw Elsner
Mrs. John H. Finger
Ms. Christel Fliss
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Ms. Anne Gazenbeek
Drs. Eric and Paula Gillett
Ms. Sarah Glaubman
Simon Glinsky
Mr. Henry G. Gomez
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon
Mr. Jon Gosselin
Ms. Michelle Grise Mr. Jesse Grodnik
Mr. David Grounds
Mr. Jack Halpern
Elisabeth Hartman
Ms. Marion Hazzard
Mr. Peter Hill
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Ms. Sally Howlett
Ms. Nadine Hubbell

Mr. Luther Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson
Ms. Judith Kahn
Ms. Ingrid Kallman
Ms. Cecilia Khoo
Mrs. Richard Kirby
Ms. Cecilia Khoo
Mrs. Richard Kirby
George A. Lazar
George A. Lazar
Ms. Alice Lehmann
Ms. Deborah Marion
Ms. Mary Joaquina Martins
Mr. Donald L. McGee
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Ms. Amy Meyer
Mr. Howard R. Neckel
Ms. Marian A. Nelson
Mr. Edward Noble
J. T. Philip
Mr. Herbert C. Ploch
Mr. and Mrs. John Priest
Ms. Marcie Purdy
Ms. Carol Price Rabin
Mr. Richard Riffer
Ms. Katherine Riva
Mr. Thomas C. Robinson
Ms. Mary Ellen Rockdale
Ms. Madeleine Rose
Mr. and Mrs. F. Everett Rosemond
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Rosenberg
Gail I. Rubman
Margot Schevill
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Schultz
Ms. Margaret Sheehy
Mr. Stephen Silberstein
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Skylor
Dr. Ann Slaby
Ms. Joan Solomon
Mr. John L. Stackpole
Mr. Steven M. Tonkovich
Ms. Sigrid Toreson
Ms. Dana Tran
Carleen S. Trares
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Turner
Dr. Marsha Vande Berg
MR. Charles Vercelli
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Ms. Dianne Weaver
Steve and Pat West
Ms. Mardi Wood
Ms. Suzanne Yamada
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
Ms. Brenda Ziegler
Trudy Zimmerman
Anonymous

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* full or partial in-kind donation

Special Thanks

Hadleigh Adams
Vincanne Adams Amici di Merola
Frank Ancona Lisa Anderson
Rene Barbera Casey Candebat John Churchwell
Marie and Leonard Collins
Jose Maria Condemi
Dr. Clifford Cranna
Leah Crocetto John DeMain Ann and Gordon Getty
Tracy Grant
Sheri Greenawald
Peter Grunberg and John Wyatt James Heagy
Craig and Mary Henderson
Martin Katz
Jean Kellogg and Henry Tang
Drs. Joan and James Kelly
Elsie M. Kelly Quinn Kelsey Kirill Kuzmin Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg Daniela Mack
Emily and Robert Marcus
Mark Morash
Thomas L. Morton and Anne E. Morton
Ben and Marina Nelson
James A. Noe III
Dr. Sarah Kelly Oehler
Eric Owens Anthony Reed

San Francisco Opera
    Electronic Media Depatment
San Francisco Opera's
    Stage Management Team
Alek Shrader
Nadine Sierra Efrain Solis Matthew Stump Zanda Svede Rhys Lloyd Talbot Maria Valdes Carol Vaness Szymon Wach Anita Weissberg Patrick Wilken and David Dickson
Peter Winkelstein
Sun Ha Yoon

Corporate Matching Gift Donors

Adobe Systems Incorporated
American Express Gift Matching Program
AT&T Foundation
BankAmerica Foundation
Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
Computer Associates International
Genentech
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
IBM Foundation
JK Group Trustees for Visa International's
    Employee Giving Campaign

McKesson Corporation
Millipore Corporation
Motorola
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Time Warner Matching Grants Program
Union Bank of California

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Merola Legacy Society

The Merola Legacy Society honors those who have included Merola Opera Program in their will, trust or other estate plans. For more information on how you can support Merola Opera Program through your estate planning, please call (415) 565-6427.

Mrs. Barbara Adams
Mrs. John Anderton
Mrs. Marjorie Appleton
Kathleen H. Barr
Ms. Nina Beckwith
Mr. Andrew J. Bellotti
Ms. Eloise Bouye
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bowen
In Memory of George (Troy) Browman
    and his Living Partner J. Gerald Gagnon
Mr. Allen Chamness
Mr. Russell P. Chappell
Ms. Donna Chazen
Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander Brainerd
Michael Colbruno
Mrs. Charles Cornman
Mr. Gerald F. Currier
nbsp;   and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Mrs. Lonny J. Darwin
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mrs. Thelma Dry
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dwelly
Mr. Robert F. Ewing
    and Mr. Cesar L. De Joya, Jr. Mario Fracchia
Mrs. William M. Friede
Ms. Magda Gabali
Mr. Louis B. Gagliardi
Tracy Grant
Miss Doris Grau
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Gurley
James Heagy in memory of Janey Heagy
Tom Houran and Bill Medigovich
Mr. David S. Hugle
Barbara K. Jackson
Ms. Elizabeth A. Jacobs
Ms. Dagmar L. Jamison
Ms. Joanie Juster
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton Mr. Louis A. Koffman
Mr. Ken Kolby Mrs. Barbara F. Kral
Herbert
   and Barbara Graham Kreissler

Ms. Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Mr. Frank S. Lanier
Bernice Gucker Lindstrom
Ms. Norrine L. Marchegiani-Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
Ms. Christine Miller
Miss Vivienne E. Miller
D. G. Mitchell
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Albert L. Mosher
Mr. Milton Mosk
   and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Mr. Carroll J. Newbanks
Ms. Marie J. Niemann
Mr. Haggai Niv
Mr. Carl Noelke
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. O'Hanlon
Ms. Brenda Osborne
Ms. Sheldeen G. Osborne
   and Mr. Steven E. Tirrell
Ms. Verna Parino
Robert and Carol Parvin
Mrs. Herbert Jan Popper
Mr. Robert Robertson
Mike and Rusty Rolland
Mr. Gerald Rosenstein
Ms. Louise A. Russell
Bob and Terri Ryan Mr. and Mrs. John Ryckman
Jeannie Sack
Ms. Marilyn G. Seiberling
Ms. Dorothy N. Shaw
Ms. Jean A. Sherlin
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
Mr. and Mrs. David Sloss
Ms. Sue Sommer
Ms. Nancy Soper
Dr. David D. Stein
    and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Dr. Sam Thal
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Ms. Betty Toy
Mr. Hugh C. Trutton
James S. and Gayle G. Tunnell
Ms. Suzanne Turley
Shirley Wilson Victor
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Ms. Gladys Wagman
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Zderic
Anonymous

The Merola Opera Program honors the memory of the following friends who have provided a legacy of support through their bequests and other planned gifts this year.

Mrs. Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mr. William M. Burke

Allen B. Freitag
Dr. Lilli Kalis
Ms. Mary Lewis
Mr. Jack H. Lund
Dr. Charles Rolle
Mr. Karl Ruppenthal
Ms. Betty Toy

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Tributes

Merola Opera Program wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all donors who have made memorial and honorary donations between October 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014

In Memory Of

 

Zheng Cao
Jean B. Donnell Robert L. Dunn
Bob Hawes
Janey Heagy
Lotfi Mansouri
Luigi Moro
Valerie Pope

Henry W. Robinson and Nettie Robinson
Elli Sax Joseph Sax Mr. James H. Schwabacher
Elena Servi Robert Sullivan Jerome Swalen Bob Tomson
Cameron Waterman III

In Honor Of

Cantor Roslyn Barak
Sarah Billinghurst
Marie Collins
Rebecca Glinsky
Susan Hone
Joseph Lattanzi
Sylvia Lindsey

Barbara Ross
Patrick Summers
Turkish Opera Singers
Suzanne Turley

 

Merola Opera Program Endowment
The Merola Opera Program acknowledges with thanks those groups and individuals who have established or support the following endowment funds, which provide lasting tributes and generate continual support for developing the artists of the future.

 

Kurt Herbert Adler -
    Merola Endowment Fund
Amici di Merola Fund
Barab Family Trust Fund
Dr. Leland Barber
   & Gladys K. Barber Endowment Fund
The Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund
Richard F. Bartlett Memorial Fund
Jean E. Bennett, Jr. Fund
The Sidney & Phyllis Blair Fund
John S. Brooks Memorial Fund
Florence Bruce Fund
Bruser Family Fund
Carlton F. Bryan Fund
Betty Cable Fund
Zheng Cao Opera Fund
Mai G. Coggin Endowment Fund
Cooper Endowment Fund
Reid & Peggy Dennis Endowment Fund
Grace A. Diem
   & Alice E. Siemons Endowment Fund
In Memory of Jean Donnell Fund
Querita Eybel Endowment Fund
Mr. & Mrs. A. Barlow Ferguson Endowment Fund
I. P. Patrick Gallagher Fund
Nicholas & Mary Ann Gannam Endowment Fund
L. Henry Garland Memorial Fund
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
Donna Lee Grassman Memorial Fund
Gary Griffith Memorial Endowment Fund
Gropper Memorial Fund
Anneliese Gruenberg-Bremer Fund
Otto Guth Fund
Mark Haffner Apprentice Coach Fund
In Memory of James T. Heavey Fund
Elaine Henderson Endowment Fund

Heritage Fund
Vija Hovgard Endowment Fund
David S. Hugle
    and Haggai Niv Endowment Fund
The Jacobs Family Trust
Grace & Mildred Johnson
    Endowment Fund
In Memory of Peter G. Kavantjas Endowment Fund
Donald Wayne Kennedy Fund
Leona Gordon Lowin Memorial Fund
Lotfi Mansouri Apprentice Director
Meltzer Family Memorial Fund
Merola Members Endowment Fund
Albert L. Mosher & John E. McCormick
    AIDS Memorial Fund
Oreste J. di Muro Endowment Fund
The Bernard Osher Foundation
    Career Grant Endowment
Mary A. Powell Career Grant Fund
In Honor of Leontyne Price
   Endowment Fund
Charles Rolle, M.D. Endowment Fund
Marie Louise Rosenberg Memorial Endowment Fund
Gerald B. Rosenstein Fund
Schick Memorial Fund
Eve & Henry Schlesinger Fund
The Shenson Family Fund
Claudia Stoop Memorial Fund
Blanche Thebom Trust Fund
Dickson Titus III Fund
Alma Brooks Walker Memorial Fund
Frank W. & Matilda O. Weymouth
    Living Trust Fund
James L. Wilson Trust Endowment Fund
In Memory of Patricia Yakutis Endowment Fund
Alma Cella Yoder Trust
Estate of Mr. William Zoller

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Merola Opera Program Career Grants

Merola Opera Program gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have provided special support to our young artists.

 
  • Dr. Phyllis B. Blair Career Grant–Drs. Sidney & Phyllis Blair Fund
  • Florence Bruce Career Grant–Mrs. Starr Bruce Endowment Fund
  • Jean Donnell Memorial Career Grant–In Memory of Jean Donnell Fund
  • Richard & Rhoda Goldman Career Grant–Mr. Richard N. Goldman Fund
  • Gropper Memorial Career Grant–Alfred Fromm & Otto E. Meyer, in Memory of Dr. Angel Gropper
  • E. A. Haggerty Memorial Career Grant–Larry L. Hillblom Foundation
  • David S. Hugle Career Grant–Mr. David S. Hugle
  • Peter G. Kavantjas Career Grant–In memory of Peter G. Kavantjas Endowment Fund
  • Li Foundation Career Grant–Li Foundation Scholarship Fund for Chinese Singers
  • Merola Alumni Career Grant–Merola Opera Program Alumni
  • Albert L. Mosher & John E. McCormick AIDS Memorial Career Grant–Albert L. Mosher & John E. McCormick AIDS Memorial Fund
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation Career Grant–The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bernhardt Poetz Memorial Career Grant–A Friend of Merola
  • Mary A. Powell Career Grant–Mary A. Powell Fund
  • Schick Memorial Career Grant–Schick Memorial Fund
  • Schwabacher Family Career Grant–Mr. James H. Schwabacher
  • Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson
  • Richard Strauss Opera Career Grant–G. William Jewell, in memory of Mr. Robert C. Silvering
  • Dickson Titus III Career Grant–Dickson Titus III Fund

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