Thank you for your fantastic participation!

This year’s Spring Benefit gala set a new record for fundraising. See you next April in 2015!


To purchase tickets, mail or fax the
Gala Registration Form
to the Merola Opera Program offices, or
purchase your tickets online.

Please note that by purchasing tickets online, there is an extra service charge.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A benefit for the Merola Opera Program at The Fairmont San Francisco
In honor of Lotfi Mansouri

6:00 pm
Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction

8:00 pm
Formal dinner followed by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow concert

Dancing to follow

Black Tie

View our interactive online auction catalog HERE

2014 Event Sponsors

Breathless Wines Russian Hill Estate Nob Hill Gazette

Silent Auction Donors

42nd Street Moon, Absinthe Brasserie and Bar, Agriculture Restaurant & Bar, Alexis Bittar, Alfred's Steakhouse, Anaba Wines, Argonaut Hotel, Asian Art Museum, AT&T Park, Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa, Aurora Theatre Company, Ballet San Jose, Beach Blanket Babylon, Bistro Don Giovanni, Bix Restaurant, Blue Sky Adventures, Boxing Room, Cal Performances, Cal Shakes, Cavallo Point Lodge, Central Kitchen, Chamber Music San Francisco, Chez Maman, Chez Panisse Restaurant & Café, Chicago Lyric Opera, Congregation Emanu-El, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Dashe Cellars, David Girard Winery, Deschutes Brewery, Diablo Ballet, Dinah's Garden Hotel, Dutch Henry Winery, Elite Cafe, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Flavor Bistro, Fleur de Lys, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Frank Ancona, Galleria Park Hotel, Glen Ellen Star, Golden State Warriors, Green Music Center, Hafner Vineyard, Hayes Street Grill, Holiday Day Fisherman's Wharf, Hotel Carlton, Hotel Del Sol, Hotel Rex, GPRrecords, Green Music Center, Gregory Graham Wines, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jewish Contemporary Museum, La Folie, LA Opera, Jardiniere, J.W. Marriott, Lamplighters Music Theater, Lark Creek Restaurant Group, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards Family Winery, Loxton Cellars, Magic Theatre, Magimix by Robot-Coupe, Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, Marin Shakespeare Company, MarketBar, Marriott Marquis, Millenium Restaurant, Minnesota Opera, Miracle Springs Resort and Spa, Modern Sailing School and Club, Music at Meyer, Oakland Zoo, ODC Dance Commons, Opera Santa Barbara, Painter's Place, Papapietro Perry Winery, Perbacco Restaurant & Bar, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Picco, Pier 39, Piperade, Pixar, Plaj Restaurant, Pocket Opera, Portland Opera, Press Club Wine Lounge, Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek, Ridge Vineyards, Rigg Estate Vineyards, Rose's Cafe, Sacrememnto Opera and Philharmonia, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Boys Chorus, San Francisco Girls Chorus, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Zoo, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Rep, Santa Fe Opera, Schug Carneros Estate, Schweiger Vineyards and Winery, Sea Ranch Lodge, Seattle Opera, SenSpa Wellness Center, Six Sigma Ranch and Winery, Smuin Ballet, Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Southwest Airlines, Susan Graf Limited, Swan's Oyster Depot, The American Conservatory Theater, The Inn Above Tide, The Plant Café Organic, The Citizen Hotel, The Sausage Factory, The Wine Country Inn, The Winery SF, Transcendence Theater Company, Tra Vigne, Troya SF, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Well Within Spa, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, Yes To, Inc., Yokoo Pearls, Inc., Zarzuela Restaurant

Basin Street Table Sponsors


Early Purchase Table Sponsors

Dr. Lisa Danzig
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mr. David Hugle
Jean Kellogg
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
Susan York

St. Charles Avenue Ticket Buyers

Nordin and Donna Blacker
Miss Vivienne E. Miller

Toulouse Ticket Buyers

Mrs. Anita Weissberg

Basin Street Ticket Buyers

Dr. Lisa Danzig
Mrs. Dana T. Horner
Bernice and John Lindstrom
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence R. Lyons
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Mr. Gerald B. Rosenstein
Bob and Terri Ryan
Carol A. Weitz

Canal Street Ticket Buyers

Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Huff III

Early Purchase Ticket Buyers

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Berry
Mr. and Mrs. Barbara Cartier
Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander L. Brainerd
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
George and Susan Crow
Susan English and Michael Kalkstein
Barbara Friede
Pamela George
Geoffrey and Marcia Green
Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Ms. Susan Hone
Mr. Robert E. Jacobsen
Rob Jacoby
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Barbara Kreissler
Norman T. Larson
John and Joan Lavorgna
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Myron Marx, M.D.
Mr. Donald L. McGee
Elaine McKenna
Mr. Robert B. Mison
Victoria Nakamura
James A. Noe III
Jennifer Normoyle and Kim Steven Erlich
Patricia Nottingham
Susan Overman
Mr. Mark Picciano and Mr. Richard Shearin
Anna and Frank Pope
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
John and Susan Richmond
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Sean SeLegue and Mr. Richard A. Zuniga
James and Anna Spudich
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ronald and Emely Weissman
Mr. Patrick Wilken
Stephen and Connie Zilles

Bourbon Street Ticket Buyers

Adam Arthur Bier
Dr. James Tristan Cross

Table Captains

Ms. Carlyn Clause and Mr. Alexander L. Brainerd
Dr. James Tristan Cross
George and Susan Crow
Mr. R. David Freeman and Mrs. Virginia Freeman
Mrs. Dana T. Horner
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Thomas E. Morton and Anne L. Morton
James A. Noe III
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Mrs. Anita Weissberg



Discounted Tickets

Bourbon Street Ticket - $275
Available for ticket buyers under 40 years of age.

Early Purchase Ticket - $300
Purchase BEFORE 1/1/14.

Early Purchase Table - $3,000
Purchase BEFORE 1/1/14.

All Early ticket and table purchasers will receive recognition on Merola's website.
Early table purchasers will also receive recognition in the Spring Benefit Gala Program.

Individual Ticket Levels and Benefits

Canal Street Ticket - $325
Recognition on Merola's website

Basin Street Ticket - $650
All benefits of previous ticket level, plus
Complimentary valet parking
An invitation to the Schwabacher Debut Recital auditions
Early Bidding on select Signature Events
Recognition in Spring Benefit Gala invitation* & program
Recognition in Spring Benefit Gala emails

Toulouse Street Ticket - $1,200
All benefits of previous ticket levels, plus
Preferred seating
A special gift for you the night of the event
Listing in Spring 2014 Merola newsletter*

St. Charles Avenue Ticket - $2,500
All benefits of previous ticket levels, plus
An invitation to a select a Signature Event
Premium seating
Special recognition in San Francisco Opera 2014 programs

Table Levels and Benefits

Canal Street Table - $3,200
Preferred seating
Recognition on Merola's website and in Spring Benefit Gala program

Basin Street Table - $6,000
All benefits of previous table level, plus
Up to three Valet Parking Passes
An invitation for two to the Schwabacher Debut Recital auditions and a select Signature Event
Recognition in Spring Benefit Gala invitation* and Spring Benefit Gala emails
Table Sponsor and table guests receive Early Bidding on select Signature Events

St. Charles Avenue Table - $15,000
All benefits of previous table levels, plus
Premium seating
One Complimentary deluxe room at the Fairmont Hotel on April 12
Up to five Valet Parking Passes
A special gift for each of your table guests

*For responses received by 1/1/14

Membership Credit: You will receive Merola membership credit equal to the tax deductible amount for each ticket purchase at the Basin Street level and above and for all table purchases. Example: $650 ticket purchases will receive $448 membership credit.

Goods and Services Values for Tickets: Bourbon Street Ticket ($275)/Early Purchase Ticket ($300)/Canal Street Ticket ($325)– $146; Basin Street Ticket ($650)– $202; Toulouse Street Ticket ($1,200)/ Charles Avenue Ticket ($2,500)– $237

Goods and Services Values for Tables: Early Purchase Table ($3,000)/Canal Street Table ($3,200)– $1,460; Basin Street Table($6,000)– $1,628; St. Charles Avenue Table ($15,000)–$2,529

Merola Opera Program is a tax exempt nonprofit organization and the full amount of your donation, less the value of goods and services listed above, may be tax deductible by law. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. In conformance with the California Nonprofit Corporation Law, Merola’s latest financial report will be mailed upon written request to its corporate offices. Merola’s tax ID number is 94-6084831.


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