Merola 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 April 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+

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

Foundations

Bernard Osher Foudnation
Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation

Government

National Endowment for the Arts

Individuals

Nordin and Donna Blacker
Miss Vivienne E. Miller

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

Foundations

The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson
   Foundation

Rusty Rolland and
   the Schick Foundation
Wallis Foundation

Corporation

Culinary Excellence Catering*

Individuals

Peter and Jayne Davis
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
The Ross McKee FoundationMbr />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
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
Dr. and Mrs. I. Craig Henderson

Ms. Harriet Heyman
   and Mr. Michael Moritz
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Norman T. Larson
Dr. Ellen Mack and Dr. Edward Gomez*
Bernice and John Lindstrom
Thomas E. Morton and Anne L. Morton
Victoria Nakamura
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
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

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
Mrs. Mary A. Culp
Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. Curry
Keith Doerge
Ms. Susan English
    and Mr. Michael Kalstein
Mr. and Mrs. Edward N. Eschbach
Mr. Thomas E. Foutch
Barbara and Terry Freethy*
Mr. R. David Freeman
    and Mrs. Virginia Freeman
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
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
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Anne and Don O'Brien
Ms. Erica Nelson and Mr. Guy Cross
Mr. Haggai Niv
James A. Noe III
Mr. Paul D. Nordine
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*
Lynn Sullivan
Mrs. Mary K. Swalen
Ms. Suzanne Turley
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*
Vinfolio*
The Wine Country Inn*

Individuals

Patricia Vaughn Angell
Nina K. Auerbach, MD
Mary Sherrill Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Paul and Kathy Bissinger
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Mr. and Mrs. Tom H. Burkhart
Dr. Richard Caplin and Ms. Mary Ann Wloszek
Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
The Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins    and Mr. Leonard Collins
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Ms. Christine Doyle
    and Mr. Michael Yessik
Jerome C. Draper, Jr.*
Donna Dubinsky and Mr. Len Shustek
Mr. Peter Felleman
Sue Fisher King*
Ms. Sandra Gale
Mr. David Gockley
Anne P. Gray
Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Ms. Jean Kellogg
Ms. Nelda Kilguss
Dr. Marion R. Kramer

Mrs. Nancy Donnell Lilly
Mr. William Lokke
Eve and Niall Lynch
Dr. Myron Marx
Nola Masterson and Bruce Jenett*
Mr. Stanley Michael and Mr. John Churchwell
Mr. Robert B. Mison
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Mooradian
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Mrs. Pamela Murdock
David and Marilyn Nasatir
Robert and Carol Parvin
Anna and Frank Pope
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Mrs. Edward W. Rosston
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sanders
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schafer
Dr. and Mrs. Jon F. Sigurdson
Donald H. Stanford, M.D.*
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter*
Gerald D. Sullivan and Judith K. Sullivan
Mr. Martin Tannenbaum
Ms. Maggie Thompson
Mr. Patrick Wilken
Ms. Shirley Woo
    and Mr. David Rosenfeld
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $500 to $999

Corporations

Boulevard Restaurant*
First Republic Bank*
Fort Worth Opera*
Modern Sailing School and Club**

Mondavi Center
Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa*
San Diego Opera*
San Francisco Performances

Individuals

Ms. Dolores M. Allen
Ms. Jane Annan Allen
Cantor Roslyn Barak
Mr. Frank S. Bayley III
Mr. David V. Beery
    and Norman Abramson
Sarah Billinghurst*
Paul and Kathy Bissinger
Robert E. Brown and Agnes Chen Brown
Mr. and Ms. Bob Burdick
Rike and Klaus Burmeister
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cabak
Mr. Robert Cook and Ms. Blanca Haendler
Ms. Delia Ehrlich
Mr. Robert A. Ellis
    and Ms. Jane W. Bernstein
Loretta Emerzian
Mr. Warren Felson and Ms. Lucy Sun
K.E. Freeman
Mrs. William M. Friede
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gherardi
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomory*
Ms. Mary Ann Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn Hetzel

Mr. Thomas F. Holt
Wilma Horwitz
Elizabeth Hotchkin
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Janssen
Mr. Bruce Jenett and Ms. Nola Masterson*
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Ms. Emily Kenyon
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Ms. Marcia Kimes
Miss Helen Kutin
Ms. Anne Lerch
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Lilienthal
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCabe
Ms. Janet McLeod
Ms. Ada Mei
Mr. Peter J. Musto
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
Mr. Richard L. Rockwell
Mr. Ronald V. Rosequist
Mr. Steven Shladover
Mr. and Mrs. David Sloss
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnenblick
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $250 to $499

Corporation

American Bach Soloists*
Bespoke Collection*
Clos Pegase Winery*
Dutch Henry Winery*
Ghiradelli Chocolate*
Houston Grand Opera*
Ledgewood Creek Winery*

Opera Colorado*
San Francisco Ballet*
San Francisco Symphony*
Sea Ranch Lodge*
SMuin Ballet*
The Santa Fe Opera*

Individuals

Ms. Karen Ames and Lawrence Ames
Mr. David N. Barnard
Amii and Michael Barnard-Bahn
Mrs. Clare-Louise Bates
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Miss Carol Benz
Dr. Phyllis Blair
Ms. Linda Blondis
Joanne R. Bourland
Ms. Karen Breslin
Mr. Barry C. Brooker
Virginia L. Brown
Mr. Donald Buhman
    and Mr. Wray Humphrey
Dr. Lisa Capaldini
Agnes I. Chan
Richard J. Cohen*
Mrs. Warren Coughlin
Barrett and Muriel Crawford
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Cross
George and Susan Crow
Mr. Gerald F. Currier
    and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Peggy and Reid Dennis
Mrs. Anita C. Eble
Mr. Daniel Elias
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fleischman
Ms. Ceseli Foster< br />
Mr. Steven Franceschi
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Friedman
Mrs. Stanley M. Friedman
Ms. Pamela George
Mr. Philip Goward
Ms. Tracy Grant
Marica and Geoffrey Green
Ms. Ellen Grinnell
Mr. Arnold Grossman
Ms. Theresa Hallinan
Mr. and MRs. Rod Handeland
Miss Donna E. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Henricks
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houck
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Ronald T. Hughes
Frank Kelly

Dr. Robert and Christine Kradjian
Herbert and Barbara Graham Kreissler
Ms. Kathe Lange
Mr. Hollis Lenderking
Mr. Marcia Leonhardt
Mr. Roy Levin and Ms. Jan Thomson
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Mrs. Norman Licht and Helen Ann Licht
Ms. Diana Lum and Mr. Dave Gomberg
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Marineau
Chris McCrum
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. McKaskle
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNulty
Mrs. Ralph H. Miller
Mr. Christian Mills
Patricia Mitchell
Ms. Karen Nelson
Dr. and Mrs. Tony Nespole
Marie Louise Otto
Reverend Neal Ponder Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Post
Hiroko Prather
Mrs. Jane Randolph
Mrs. James Ream
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Ms. Kathleen Rydar
Mr. Paul Sagues
Mr. and Mrs. Jan Samzelius
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Sean SeLegue and Mr. Richard A. Zuniga
Ms. Carolyn Shaw
Ms. Harriet Simpson
Mr. Alan Smith and Dr. Helen Lew
Ms. Elizabeth Smith
Ms. Anne Stone
Elliot and Alice Swanson
Mrs. Laurence M. Symmes
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Taylor
Dr. Sam Thal
Raymond and Deborah Tonella
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Paul Trelaun
Mr. Hugh C. Trutton
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Uchimura
Emmanuel Uren
James and Leslys Vedder
Dough Von Qualen
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Weissman
Mrs. Ann L. Williamson
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Victor
Dr. Ronald Wing
Ms. Bonnie Woodworth
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Worn
Dr. and Mrs. James Zehnder
Sondra Zentner
Ms. Anne Zucchi
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $175 to $249

Corporation

Benzinger Family Winery*
Chicago Opera Theater*
Genentech*
Jardiniere*

Music at Meyer*
San Francisco Ballet*
San Francisco Symphony*
The Santa Fe Opera*
Sea Ranch Lodge*

Individuals

Mr. Gerald W. Anderson and Ms. Sandra Fiske
Mr. and Mrs. Leland G. Anderson
Mrs. Kirklin Ashley
Ms. Anna M. Bagniewska
Paulo S. Bernardino
Adam Arthur Bier
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Broido
Ms. Gina Cariaga and Mr. Michael Barden
Ms. Claudine Cheng
Ms. Roberta Coleman
Ms. Diane Daniels and Mr. Leonard Heil
Mr. Robert H. Enslow
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Mr. and Mrs. Carlo S. Fowler
Ann and Daniel Girard
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomory
Ms. Tracy Grant
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Heller
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Dr. Ralf D. Holt
David Houser
Brice Cutrer Jones*
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Kath
Dr. and Mrs. Dale E. Kocienski
Ms. Rose Lavandero
Dr. Jack Leibman

Miss Janice C. Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Ms. Nora Lindahl
Angela C. Little
Ms. Vera M. Long
Ms. Diana Lum and Mr. Dave Gomberg
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mezey
Mr. Charles Miller
Susan S. Monjauze
Anne and Phil Murphy
Ms. Nancy Nee
Me. E. O'Hara
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Perkins
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petterson
Ms. Paula Petti
Reverend Neil Ponder
Mr. Bruce E. Rameker
Mr. and Mrs. Merv Rasmussen
Mrs. James Ream
John and Susan Richmond
Mr. James Ross
Mr. Richard Rossi
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Rosso
Ms. Diane Sanchez
Mr. Hiram Simon
Ms. Terri Stuart
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Taylor
Mr. Edward Vanegri
Mr. Brendan Wallace
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Mr. Robert Wertsch
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Mr. Peter Winkelstein
Hon. Roy L. Wonder and Mrs. Barbara M. Ward
Miss Gloria C. Yee
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $75 to $174

Foundations

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

Corporation

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar*
Advance Physical Therapy
Aurora Theatre Company*
Beach Blanket Babylon*
Berkeley Repertory Theatre*
Lamplighters Music Theatre*

Ledson*
National Museum of Women in the Arts*
Napa Valley Opera House*
Opera Santa Barbara*
Peju Province Winery*
Perbacco Ristorante*
Portland Opera*
San Scala's Bistro*

Individuals

Ms. Barbara Adams
Ms. Gertrud Albert
Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Ms. Sylvia Alpert
Ms. Liya Anosova
Anne N. Baldwin
Mr. Igor Barani
Mr. Marc Barberis
Mr. Peter Barchuk
Paul and Linda Baumann
Elizabeth B. Baxter
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Prof. Raymond J. Berard
Mr. Alvin Bernstein
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bernstein
Ms. Marian N. Bernstein
Mr. Steven Binder
   and Ms. Barbara Anscher
John and Lu Bingham
Ms. Linda Blondis
Mr. Noel T. Blos
Ms. Gun Bolin
Dr. Victor Bonfilio
Ms. Jeannette Boudreau
Lois Brainard
Thomas Brock
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Ms. Kathleen M. Brown
Ms. Alicyn Campbell
Dr. James Marvin Campbell
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Cape
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carson
Col. and Mrs. Bruce Carswell
Mr. Robert Champlain
Ms. Janet Chiang
Ms. Stella O. Ching
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Mr. William Chinowsky
Ms. Barbara A. Christman
Mr. Willard G. Clark
Mrs. Joseph R. Clyne
Mr. Martin Cohn
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cooper
Ms. Carol Copperud
Ms. Elaine Costello
    and Mr. Warren Dougherty
Mr. and Mrs. James Court
Ms. Phoebe Cowles
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Craig
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crane
Dr. Clifford Cranna
Mr. Copley E. Crosby
   and Ms. Marianne A. Welmers
David Dall
Bob and Norma Dallachie
Ms. Daria D'Andrea
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Davidson
Ms. Francine Davis
Helen and Raleigh Davis
Mr. Robert W. Davis
Ira D. Dearing
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. E. Dennis
Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Drees
Miss Jean Ebbighausen
Mr. Dan Eistenstein
Donna Ellis
Robert and Mar Emerson
Mr. and Mrs. George Erdi
Ms. Frances Escobar-Hosoya
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Ms. Zonia Fasquelle
Ms. Ruth Felt
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fenwick
Ms. Pamela D. Ferris
Ms. Christel Fliss
Mr. and Mrs. Giovanni J. Ford
Jon W. and Ellen V. Florey
Ms. Nicolle Foland
Ms. Alison C. Fuller
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Mr. and Mrs. Thom Gamble
Ms. Amy Garant
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Geist
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gerlach, Jr.
Mr. George Gilbert
Mr. John Gildersleeve
Ms. Joan Gill
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gleason
Dr. Steven Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon
Ms. Joan R. Goslow
Ms. Mary Louise Green
Mr. George Grossman
Mr. and Mrs. George Gurrola
Ms. Sara Haber
Mrs. Bronwyn H. Hall
Ms. Barbara E. Harms
Ms. Julie Harris
Mr. Winchell T. Hayward
Cheree F. Hethershaw
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Mrs. B. J. Hoyt
Mrs. Henry P. Huff III
Ms. Loisann Jacovitz
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Ms. Roberta Jeffrey
Ms. Ashmani Jha
Mr. Libin Jia and Ms. Mingran Ma
Ms. Samira Parekh Jones
Ms. Amy Kellman
Mrs. Celia Kelly
Dr. Andrew Kives and Ms. Joyce Abrams
Mr. Anthony Kivlen
Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Klier
Miss Patricia Kline
Ms. Judith Koch

Ms. Nancy Kraus
Herbert and Barbara Graham Kreissler
Ms. Sarah Krumm and Tim Krumm
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Kubatz
Ms. Pamela Kuhn
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lachman
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Lake
Judith A. Lamberti
Ms. Bette Landis
Mr. Robert Lane
Mr. Steven Langer
Mr. Colin Larson
Ms. Marit Lash
Mr. Richard Ledon
Mr. and Mrs. David Lefkowitz
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leichum
Dr. and Mrs. William Leider
Ms. Myra K. Levenson
Mr. Aren Lijphart and Ms. Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Mr. Fred Little
Stella S. Liu
Mr. Nathaniel Lopez
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lorton Jr.
Mr. Alan Lubliner
Ms. Irena Lusnyakyan
Miss Dorothea R. Lyman
Ms. Linda J. Magarian
Ms. Marlene Mann
Mr. Anthony Manoli
Ms. Marian Marsh
Ms. Lucia Matzger
Wiliam T. McCraw and Janet Muscio
Mr. Donald L. McGee
Ms. Elaine McKenna
Mr. and Mrs. Jay McNamara
Mr. Steven Mendoza
Ms. Laura Mercier
Holly and Craig Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mihm
Ms. Cosette P. Mitchell
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Albert L. Mosher
Mr. Wallace A. Myers
Mr. Ed Nakatla
Hilda Namm
Ms. Sarah Nathe
Mr. Erik Newton
Edward G. Noble

Ms. Kate Noerr
Ms. Marietta Nunez
Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Leary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Oliver
Mr. Petr Olmer
Mr. Donald Olson
Mr. Jerry Orecchia
Brenda Osborne
Ms. Judith Ostapik
Ms. Mitzi Palmer
Ms. Verna Parino
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Mr. Bob Patterson
Miss Donna Jean Petersen
Ms. Dagnija Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. T. Jeffrey Plonowski
Ms. Karen Burtness Prak
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Preiner
Mr. and Mrs. John Priest
Ms. Harriet Meyer Quarre
Ms. Carol Price Rabin
Ms. Bev Ragovoy
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ralston
Mr. Brian Ramsey
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Mr. Robert Ripps
Mrs. Adrian G. Robertson
Mr. Ronald Rogness
The Rosenberg-Wohl Family
Ms. Joan Rost
Elisabeth Z. Rothenberger
Sidney M. Russell
Kenneth Ruta
Mr. Norman D. Ryan
Mr. Charles Schug
Mr. and Mrs. John Self
Margaret V. Sheehan
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Slayen
Ms. Joan Smith
Mr. Nigel Smith
Ms. Gwqen Sobolewski
Consul General Jitu Somaya
Mr. Anthony C. Stagliano
Mr. Gerald L. Steichen
Susie and Britt Stitt
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Mrs. Jon Swedlow
Mr. James Sweeney
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer
Ms. Rosemary Tisch
Mr. Steve Tokar and Ms. Beth Katz
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Ms. Isabelle Toms
Raymond and Deborah Tonella
Ms. Roseanna Torretto
Carleen S. Trares
Mr. and Mrs. John Troster
Mr. Cesar Ulloa
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest
Mr. Gerard Verdi
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Voltmer
Mrs. Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
Ms. Suzette Wallace
Miss Beth Warren
Ms. Rosalie V. Weaver
Ms. Evelyn Wegienka
Mrs. Elaine Solbach Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Weissman
Dr. and Mrs. David Werdgar
Mr. Donald Whitton
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Steve and Peggy Woehleke
Mrs. J. Paul Woollomes
Ms. Emily Young
Ms. Mary C. Young
Anonymous

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Donation Amount: $1 to $74

Corporation

Deschutes Brewery*
hope & grace winery*
Langtry Estate & Vineyards*

V. Sattui Winery*
The The Wine Check*

Individuals

Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Dolores Ali
Ms. Erica Ankuda
Ms. Cheryl Arnold and Mr. John Frykman
Bill Beahrs
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beidleman
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Mrs. Thelma Benjamin
Ms. Denise Bradley
Veronica Breuer
Mrs. Mary Bruno
Ms. Delma Campbell
Ms. Ethel Chang
D. Ch'an-Moriwaki
Miss Joyce K. H. Chow
Rosalind Colver
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Corbin
Mrs. Chwinn Cosgrove
Ms. Olivia Cosio
Mr. Kevin Cox
Carol Dickson
Dr. William R. Dorrance
Neil and Barbara Elliott
Mr. and Mrs. Weczeslaw Elsner
Ms. Katharine Emory
Ms. Carolyn Fallon
Mrs. John H. Finger
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Denise A. Freinkel
Mr. Louis B. Gagliardi
Drs. Eric and Paula Gillett
Ms. Sarah Glaubman
Stuart M. Gold
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
P. L. Hagarty
Mr. Jack Halpern
Ms. Mary Harden
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harvey
Ms. Marion Hazzard
Ms. Judy Heggie
Mr. Randall Heilbrunn
Mr. Oakley Hewitt and Ms. Alice Morison
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Ms. Margaret C. Hutchins

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Jennings
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson
Ms. Ingrid Kallman
Ms. Cecilia Khoo
Mrs. Richard Kirby
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton
   and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Ms. Joan T. Knowles
Ms. Bessie Koplos
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
George A. Lazar
Mr. Donald W. Leonard
Ms. Kendra Livingston
Ms. Mary Joaquina Martins
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Ms. Amy Meyer
Ms. Virginia Molinari
Mr. Howard R. Neckel
Mary Ann Notz
Darold Petty
Mr. Herbert C. Ploch
L. T. Prescott
Mr. Samuel Ramey
Mr. Richard Riffer
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Rosenberg
Gail I. Rubman
Ms. Cathy Rucker
Elizabeth Rupp
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Sachs
Margot Schevill
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Schoenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Schultz
Ms. L. Christine Selle
Mr. Nichol Sepank
Mr. Lawrence T. Severino
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Skylor
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford G. Smith
Richard L. Sogg MD
Mr. Richard A. Sonnenshein
Ms. Heather Spiro
Ms. Miriam Spongberg
Ms. Judith M. Stanley
Mr. John W. Stark
Ms. Lenore Steiner
    and Mr. George A. Mealy
Mr. P.A. Sturrock
Mr. Rufus Thayer
Ms. Sara Van Dyke
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Ms. Estelle Weintraub
Steve and Pat West
Ms. Carol Wexelbaum
Mr. and Mrs. Deloss M. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
Mr. Kevin Yu
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
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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