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, 2015, and March 20, 2016, in support of the Merola Opera Program. For more information about supporting the Merola Opera Program, please contact (415) 936-2324 or e-mail






Donation Amount: $25,000+


Al Garren Fund


Ms. Eloise Bouye
Miss Vivienne E. Miller


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Donation Amount: $20,000 - $24,999




Nordin and Donna Blacker

Mike and Rusty Rolland

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




Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club
The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation

Rusty Rolland and the Schick Fund
Wallis Foundation


Dandelion Chocolate




Peter and Jayne Davis
Barbara K. Jackson

Mr. John Lee
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
In Memory of Cameron Waterman III
Mrs. Alfred Wilsey

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





Darla and Richard Bastoni
Mrs. Birgit Chase
George and Susan Crow
Drs. John and Lois Crowe
Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson
Ms. Pamela George
James Heagy in memory of Janey Heagy
Ms. Harriet Heyman
   and Mr. Michael Moritz
Norman T. Larson
Bernice and John Lindstrom

Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
Mary Stevens Riley
Mr. Gerald B. Rosenstein
Mrs. Barbara J. Ross
Bob and Terri Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schafer
Susan York

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




Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
Raymond Family Foundation
San Francisco Opera Guild
    East Bay Chapter

San Francisco Opera Guild
   Peninsula Chapter
Tulsa and Simone Fund



Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Beck
Dr. Phyllis B. Blair
Ms. Brooke Bourland
Ms. Langley Brandt
Ms. Annette Campbell-White
    and Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne
Maureen Clarke
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Cross
Mrs. Mary A. Culp
Dr. Lisa Danzig
Mr. Robert E. Ellis and Ms. Jane W. Bernstein
Mr. Thomas E. Foutch
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 and Mr. Haggai Niv
H. Nona Hungate
Patricia and Philip Jelley
Franklin and Catherine Johnson

Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Ms. Nelda Kilguss
Ms. Sylvia R. Lindsey
Patrick McCabe
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. McKaskle
James R. Meehan
David Miller
Mr. Robert B. Mison
D. G. Mitchell
Ms. Camille Morishige
Mrs. Pamela Murdock
Norby Anderson
Mr. Paul Nordine
Ms. Patricia Nottingham
Hiroko Prather
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Ms. Jean Shuler
Dr. J. H. Silveira
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Douglas Von Qualen
Bruce and Fran Walker
Mrs. Anita Weissberg
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz
Ms. Shirley Woo and Mr. David Rosenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler

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




Joyce and William Brantman Foundation
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

San Francisco Opera Guild Marin Chapter



Meyer Sound



Patricia Vaughn Angell
Nina K. Auerbach, MD
Adam Arthur Bier and Rachel Bier Lem
Paul and Kathy Bissinger
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Britton
Frances Campra
Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cheitlin
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cluff
Mr. Paul Connolly
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Dr. James Tristan Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. Curry
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Mrs. Annina R. Demmon
Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeSocio
Mr. David Dickson and Mr. Patrick Wilken
Keith Doerge
Mr. Peter Felleman
Mr. Steven Franceschi
Mrs. William M. Friede
Joseph and Antonia Friedman
Mr. Fred Hartwick
Ms. Maxine Hickman
Wilma Horwitz
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kahn
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Dr. Marion R. Kramer
Mr. Lorrin G. Kroska
William W. Kwan, MD
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa

Mr. Randall E. Laroche and Mr. David Laudon
Mr. Peter M. Lundberg and James B. Mowdy
Eve and Niall Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Dr. Myron Marx
Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine
Ms. Anne G. McWilliams
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Thomas E. and Anne L. Morton
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Nute
Edward Pollak Family Fund
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Mrs. Edward W. Rosston
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Steven Shladover
Ruth A. Short
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
Dr. and Mrs. Jon F. Sigurdson
Blanche Germain Streeter
Ms. Maggie Thompson
Leslys Vedder
Mr. Robert Walker and Mr. Ernest Phinney
Mrs. Nelson Wild
Dr. and Mrs. John A. Zderic

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Donation Amount: $500 to $999




Norman Abramson and David Beery
Ms. Dolores M. Allen
Ms. Karen Baumer
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Mr. Richard Brashear and Ms. Harriet Ivey
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Broido
Robert E. Brown and Agnes Chen Brown
Keith and Jennifer Cerny
Mr. Robert Cook and Ms. Blanca Haendler
Lin Coonan
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Crain
Mrs. Linda Dunn
Mr. Justin Faggioli and Ms. Sandra Donnell
Ms. Ceseli Foster
Mrs. Stanley M. Friedman
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gherardi
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomory
Mr. Barry Graynor
Mr. Thomas F. Holt
Mr. Wade H. Hover
Mr. Robert Kavanaugh and Ms. Dale Robards
Mr. Frank Kelly
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Ms. Marian Marsh
Mr. Ludovico Mazzola

Ms. Janet McLeod
Ms. Ada Mei
Mrs. Walter Miller
Mr. Peter J. Musto
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Ms. Anna Marie Payne
Anna and Frank Pope
Mrs. Helen C. Prather
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Mr. Richard L. Rockwell
Mr. Ronald V. Rosequist
Mr. and Mrs. David Sloss
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnenblick
Ms. Kimberly Twesme
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Zucchi
Ms. Anne Zucchi

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Donation Amount: $250 to $499




Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Mr. David N. Barnard
Martha Nell Beatty
Miss Carol Benz
Paulo S. Bernardino
Ms. Linda Blondis
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Karen Breslin Virginia L. Brown
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Ms. Carol Copperud
Mrs. Louise Costigan-Kerns
Barrett and Muriel Crawford
Mr. Robert Crow
Mr. Gerald F. Currier
    and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Ms. Denise Daley
Bob and Norma Dallachie
Peggy and Reid Dennis
Ms. Sue Drake
Mrs. Anita C. Eble
Ms. Barbara Edwards
Mrs. Monique Fasquelle
Ms. Pamela D. Ferris
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fleischman
Mr. Donald Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilmartin
Ms. Tracy Grant
Ms. Ellen Grinnell
Hunter P. Harris
Mr. Roger Herdman
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houck
Mrs. Henry P. Huff III
Mr. Haggai Niv
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Mr. Erwin L. Kelly, Jr.
Ms. Gladys Kurzuk-Howard

Dr. Jack Leibman
Mr. Hollis Lenderking
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Mr. Norman Licht and Helen Ann Licht
Mrs. John G. Lilienthal
Mr. Jeffrey Lowry
Ms. Sandra Potter Lundgren
Mrs. Emily Marcus
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNulty
Patricia Mitchell
Ms. Nancy Nee
Dr. and Mrs. Tony Nespole
Mr. and Mrs. D. Warner North
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. O'Hanlon
Dr. Judy O'Young and Mr. Gregg Hauser
Ms. Sheldeen G. Osborne and Mr. Steven E. Tirrell
Marie Louise Otto
Mr. Peter M. Radin and Ms. Kathy Trafton
Mrs. Nancy B. Ream
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Roth
Kenneth Ruta Ms. Kathleen Rydar
Mr. Jan Samzelius
Mr. Sean SeLegue and Mr. Richard A. Zuniga
Ms. Carolyn Shaw
Mr. John Shott and Ms. Heidi Munzinger
Mr. Hiram Simon
Ms. Harriet Simpson
Mr. David Snow
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Ms. Inge Svoboda
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Mr. Henry Tang
Mary and Terry Vogt
Susan Walker
Ms. Olivia Ware
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Dr. and Mrs. David Werdegar
Ms. Faye Wilson
Dr. Ronald Wing
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Worn
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin

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Donation Amount: $175 to $249




Ms. Barbara Adams
Mr. Clyde Allen
Mr. Stephen Arkin and Ms. Barbara Koenig
Mrs. Kirklin Ashley
Ms. Linda Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Kent T. Baum Paul and Linda Baumann
Ms. Jodie Beyer
Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin A. Waite
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brock
Mrs. Mary Jo Broderick
Ms. Janet Chiang
Mr. Martin Cohn
Mr. Copley E. Crosby and Ms. Marianne A. Welmers
Ms. Diane Daniels and Mr. Leonard Heil
Ms. Bernice Frucht
Dr. and Mrs. Richard J. Havel
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Elizabeth Hotchkin
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Hymson
Ms. Loisann Jacovitz
Mr. Jeffrey Leiter
Ms. Margaret Levitt
Miss Janice C. Levy

Ms. Cosette P. Mitchell
Susan Overman
Ms. Mitzi Palmer
Ms. Shirley Reith
Ms. Judith L. Reynolds
Ms. Jo-Ann Rose
Margaret V. Sheehan
Mrs. Laurence M. Symmes
Mr. Steven M. Tonkovich
Ms. Suzette Wallace
Mr. Robert Wertsch
Mr. Stephen White

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Donation Amount: $75 to $174




Amici Di Merola




Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Gertrud Albert
Ms. Dolores Ali
Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Ms. Kristin Anundsen
Mr. Marc Barberis
Mr. Frank S. Bayley III
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Prof. Raymond J. Berard
Mr. Roy Bergstrom
Mr. Steven Binder
   and Ms. Barbara Anscher
Mr. William Blake
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boeckmann
Ms. Gun Bolin
Dr. Victor Bonfilio
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bowen
Lois Brainard
Veronica Beuer
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Brudos
Mr. Peter T. Cabban and Ms. Margaret T. McCaul
Col. and Mrs. Bruce Carswell
Mr. Timothy S. Caton
Mrs. Joseph R. Clyne
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cooper
Mrs. James E. Court
Patricia Craig
Ms. Kathleen Crisp
Ms. Francine Davis
Helen and Raleigh Davis Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. E. Dennis
Dr. William R. Dorrance
Mrs. Cameron Dorsey
Ms. Jeanne Dorward
Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Drees
Ms. Janet Elliott
Donna Ellis
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Ms. Ruth Felt
Ms. Nancy Fernandez
Jon W. and Ellen V. Florey
Mr. Lee Follett
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Mr. James Gabbard and Ms. Yana Zimmerman
Dr. Scott Gale
Ms. Amy Garant
Ms. Margaret Garms
Mr. John Gildersleeve
Drs. Eric and Paula Gillett
Mr. John Gilmor and Mr. Richard N. Emery
Stuart M. Gold
Dr. Steven Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Goren
Ms. Sara Haber and Ms. Beth Souse
Mrs. Browyn H. Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Ms. Barbara E. Harms
Ms. Julie Harris
Mary-Rose Hayes
Mr. Gerald Heineck
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Ronald T. Hughes
Mr. Luther Jackson
Ms. Tracy Johnston
Ms. Ingrid Kallman
Ms. Emily Kenyon
Mrs. Richard Kirby
Mrs. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Miss Patricia Kline

Ms. Andrea Kohlruss
Herbert and Barbara Graham Kreissler
Ms. Corinne Kremlacek
Ms. Leona Kroll
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt F. Kubatz
Mr. Gregory LaBlanc
Judith A. Lamberti
Mr. Jeff Lancaster
Mr. Steven Langer
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Graham Leaper
Dr. and Mrs. William Leider
Ms. Lamar Leland
Ms. Marcia Leonhardt
Mr. Aren Lijphart and Ms. Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Ms. Bonnie Lindahl
Mr. Alan Lofaso
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Madison
Ms. Jennie Magid
Ms. Jessica Martin
Mr. William Martinelli
Josephine Maxon
Mr. Donald L. McGee
Ms. Elaine McKenna
Mr. Steven Mendoza
Ms. Linda Millard
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Howard Neckel
Ms. Eileen C. O'Keeffe
Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Leary
Mr. and Mr. Donald Olson
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Ms. Gisella Perezarce
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Perkins
Ms. Dagnija Peterson
Mr. Herbet C. Ploch
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Pohl
Ms. Karen Burtness Prak
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Preiner
Mr. and Mrs. William Rabe
Ms. Carol Price Rabin
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Reich
Ms. Janet Reider
Ms. Virginia Reyna
Ms. Isabella Rosen
Ms. Joan Rost
Mr. Victor Rowley and Dr. Stanley K. Yarnell
Mr. Alex Rynecki
Mr. Milton Schaefer and Mr. Scott Plakun
Margot Schevill
Ms. Constance Schwarz
Margaret Sheehy
Ms. Jacqueline Slater
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Slawson
Mr. Raymond Souza
Mr. and Mrs. Michael St. Peter
Mr. John W. Stark
Mr. Al Steger
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Switzer
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Raymond and Deborah Tonella
Ms. Roseanna Torretto
Mr. Sergei Troxel
Mr. Cesar Ulloa and Mr. Gary Aliperti
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest
Mary Van Voorhees
Ms. Deborah Vernet
Ms. Catharine Vollmer
Dr. Bradford Wade and Ms. Linda Riebel
Ian and Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
Ms. Rosalie V. Weaver
Stanley and Elaine S. Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Ms. Susan Z. Wolfe
Betty Woo
Ms. Suzanne Yamada
David Zebker

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Donation Amount: $1 to $74




Ms. Joan M. Allen
Ms. Erica Ankuda
Ms. Diane Ayerdi
Mr. Jeff Bart
Ms. Susan Bates
Mrs. Richard Beidleman
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Benz
John and Lu Bingham
Ms. Nancy Brennan
Ms. Gwendolyn Brusca
Mr. Clifford Chinowksy
Miss Joyce K. H. Chow
Rosalind Colver
Martin and Virginia Davis
Mr. Harvey D. Day
Mr. Brian Deans
Carol Dickson
Mr. and Mrs. Weczeslaw Elsner
Ms. Christel Fliss
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Ms. Deborah Garber
Ms. Anne Gazenbeek
Ms. Ruth Geos
Ms. Sarah Glaubman
Mr. Simon Glinsky
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
Ms. Nancy Gribler
Mr. David Grounds
Mr. Jack Halpern
Ms. Marion Hazzard
Dr. Janet Hewins
Ms. Susan Miller Hult

Mr. E. Bradley Jelinek
Ms. Judith Kahn
Ms. Judith Kahn
Mr. John Kirkpatrick
Cathryn Kliegel
Ms. Anna Lamothe
Ms. Jo-Lynne Lee
Ms. Laura Leff
Ms. Sally Leonard
Mr. Donald Lovell
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Lyons
Mr. Mike Massaro
Mr. Harry V. McKay
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Ms. Amy Meyer
Ms. Sandra Miller
Ms. Sara Nealy
J. T. Philip
Ms. Vivian Ricci Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rodd
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Rosenberg
Gail I. Rubman
Launy Senee
Mr. Stephen Silberstein
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Skylor
Ms. Laurel Smith
Richard L. Sogg MD Mr. John L. Stackpole
Mr. Jon Swedlow
Mr. Steve Tokar and Ms. Beth Katz
Ms. Dana Tran
Carleen S. Trares
Mr. Stephen Van Meter
Angelo Villardi
Steve and Pat West
Mr. Alfred D. Whitman
Ms. O'Brien Young
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund

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In-Kind Donors

1300 on Fillmore
42nd Street Moon
The Absinthe Group
Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch Lodge
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
American Bach Soloists
American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet
Frank Ancona
Apollo Olive Oil
Masha Archer
Aurora Theatre Company
Bartholomew Park Winery
Beach Blanket Babylon
Phil & Margaret Beck
BIX Restaurant
Mary Sue & Maurice Bizzarri
Nordin & Donna Blacker
William Blake
Diane Blanchard
Boeger Winery
Breathless Wines
Bright Wine Fund
Buena Vista Winery
Melissa E. Buron, Associate Curator, European Art, FAMSF
California Shakespeare Theater
California Academy of Sciences
Ms. Annette Campbell-White
Canadian Opera Company
Chateau Adore
The Cheesecake Factory
Chez Panisse Restaurant & Cafe
Circus Center
Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander L. Brainerd
Cliff House
Clos du Val Winery
Concannon Vineyard
Catherine Cook
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Culinary Excellence
Peter and Jayne Davis
Dinah's Garden Hotel & Poolside Restaurant
Disneyland Resort
Jerome C. Draper, Jr. In Memory of William Kent III
Dutch Henry Winery
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Joshua Ets-Hokin, Photographer
Fairmont San Jose

Florida Grand Opera
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
flour + waterMs. Pamela George
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Green Music Center
Gregory Graham Wines
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Hafner Vineyard
Hayes Street Grill
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Hinman & Carmichael LLP
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Del Sol
Hotel Healdsburg
Hotel Zelos San Francisco
Houston Grand Opera
InterContinental San Francisco
Istituto Italiano Scuola
J. Lohr Vineyards
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein & Ms. Susan English
Drs. James & Joan Kelly
William W. Kwan, MD
La Note Restaurant
Lamplighters Music Theatre
Landmark Vineyards
Langtry Estate & Vineyard
Ledson Winery & Vinyeard
Little Vineyards Family Winery
Los Angeles Opera
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Jean & Lindsay MacDermid
MacRostie Winery
Magic Flute Restaurant
Magimix by Robot-Coupe
Ridge Vineyards
Rosalie Marshall
Robert B. Mison
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Mountain Play Association
New Century Chamber Orchestra
Nob Hill Gazette
Annie Nunan
Oakland Ballet
Dr. Sarah Kelly Oehler
Olivia Riegel Inc.
Opera Parallele
Opera San Jose
Opera Santa Barbara
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Park 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel
Pangloss Cellars
Peju Province Winery
Peninsula Symphony
People's Wine Revolution
Perbacco Ristorante
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
PLAJ Restaurant
Plumed Horse
Portland Opera
Presidio Golf Course
Quixote Winery
Ridge Vineyards
Pamela and Richard Rigg
Rockwall Wine Company
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Girls Chorus
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Performances
SF Wine Group
San Francisco Zoological Society
The Santa Fe Opera
Schug Carneros Estate Winery
Seattle Opera
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
Natalie O. Shuttleworth/ Blue Sky Adventures
Mary & Paul Slawson
Smuin Ballet
Sojourn Cellars
Sol Rouge
Spaghetti Bros.
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Susan Graf Limited
Sweet Adeline
Dr. & Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Tante Marie's Cooking School
Texture Wines
Truett Hurst Winery
Urban Bottling Experience at Tank18
Valley of the Moon Music Festival
The Walt Disney Family Museum
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz
West Edge Opera
The Winery SF
Christopher Wiseman and Eric Sleigh
Wolf Trap Opera
Stephen and Connie Zilles

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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
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
IBM Foundation
JK Group Trustees for Visa International's
    Employee Giving Campaign

McKesson Corporation
Millipore Corporation
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) 936-2321.

Norman Abramson and David Beery
Mrs. Barbara Adams
Mrs. Judith Anderson
Mrs. John Anderton
Kathleen H. Barr
Ms. Eloise Bouye
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bowen
In Memory of George (Troy) Browman
    and his Living Partner J. Gerald Gagnon
Mr. Donald Buhman
Mr. Russell P. Chappell
Ms. Donna Chazen
Maureen Clarke
Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander Brainerd
Michael Colbruno
Jose Maria Condemi
Mrs. Charles Cornman
Mr. Gerald F. Currier
nbsp;   and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mr. Stephen Drewes
Mrs. Thelma Dry
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dwelly
Mr. Robert F. Ewing
    and Mr. Cesar L. De Joya, Jr.
Mrs. A. Barlow Ferguson
Mary and Tom Foote
Mario Fracchia
Mrs. William M. Friede
Joseph and Antonia Friedman
Ms. Magda Gabali
Mr. Louis B. Gagliardi
Pamela George
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. Jeannie Kaufman
Jean Kellogg
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Mr. Louis A. Koffman
Mr. Ken Kolby
Mrs. Barbara F. Kral
   and Barbara Graham Kreissler

Ms. Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Mr. Frank S. Lanier
Mrs. Olive Lawton
Bernice Gucker Lindstrom
Joseph R. Maletta-Hoffman Family Trust
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
Cathy and Howard Moreland
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
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
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
Debra R. Schoenberg
Ms. Marilyn G. Seiberling
Ms. Carolyn Shaw
Ms. Jean A. Sherlin
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
Mr. and Mrs. David Sloss
Ms. Sue Sommer
Nancy Soper and Robert Soper
Dr. David D. Stein
    and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Dr. Sam Thal
Miss Carol Tomlinson
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

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. Allen Chamness
Wiley C. Crawford
Dr. Lilli Kalis

Mr. Theodore A. Kolb
Ms. Vera M. Long
Mr. Jack H. Lund
Mary S. Roy
Ms. Bettie Slissman

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Merola Opera Program wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all donors who have made memorial and honorary donations between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015

In Memory Of


Elean Servi Burgess
Shirley Carroll
Bob Hawes
Janey Heagy
Theodore A. Kolb
Andrew Meltzer
H. Bruce Miniberg
Valerie Pope

Dan Rasdal
Henry W. Robinson and Nettie Robinson
Elli Sax
Joseph Sax
Mr. James H. Schwabacher
Janice Stein
Cameron Waterman III

In Honor Of

Leah Crocetto
Susan Hone
Mr. Frank S. Lanier and Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Bernice and John Lindstrom

Abilio Morais
Mary Riley
Mrs. Barbara J. Ross
Patrick Summers


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 J. 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
Eva & 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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