Merola Legacy Society

Extend Your Legacy

All those who have remembered Merola in their estate planning are part of the Merola Legacy Society. Planned giving gifts to the Merola Legacy Society provide stable support that ensures Merola will be able to continue its mission of training and nurturing the finest young operatic talent year after year, in good times and bad.

Merola Opera Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 94-6084831


How your giving can make an impact for generations to come:

Merola Scholarship Fund levels: From $100,000 (partial scholarship) to $500,000 (full scholarship)

Master Teacher, Director, and Conductor Endowment levels: From $250,000 to $500,000 (variable by role and production)

Career Grant Endowment levels: Starting at $50,000

More named endowment opportunities are available. All those who make planned gifts of any amount to Merola are members of the Merola Legacy Society. For further information about including Merola in your estate plans, contact Nancy Petrisko at or (415) 936-2312.


Merola Legacy Society Donors

Ms. Barbara Adams
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
James Scott Bays
Robert H. Beadle
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Donna Blacker
Agnes Chen Brown
Joanne R. Bourland
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bowen
Mr. Donald Buhman and Mr. Wray Humphrey
Russell P. Chappell
Donna Chazen
Maureen Clarke
Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mr. Jose María Condemi
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
George and Susan Crow
Mr. Gerald F. Currier and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Mr. Stephen Drewes
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dwelly
Dr. Ranveig N. Elvebakk and Mr. Thomas Farren
Roberta and Mark Emerson
Mr. Cesar L. De Joya, Jr.
Mary and Tom Foote
Mario Fracchia
Barbara B. Friede
Joseph and Antonia Friedman
Ms. Magda Gabali
John L. Garfinkle
Ms. Pamela George
Elaine Gerstler and Booker Holton
Mrs. Rolf Gille
Dave Gomberg and Diana Lum
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Ms. Tracy Grant and Ms. Mélanie Grant
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Gurley
James Heagy
Mr. David Hugle and Mr. Haggai Niv
Ms. Marian Huntoon
Dagmar L. Jamison
Ms. Joanie Juster
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Ms. Jean Kellogg
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Eiko Kikawada
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Ken Kolby
Ms. Barbara F. Kral
Barbara Graham Kreissler
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Ms. Olive Lawton
Mr. John Lee
Ms. Marcia Leonhardt
Bernice Lindstrom
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Betty Maddux
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Deborah Marion, Tax CPA, EA
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
Chris McCrum
Bill Medigovich
Ms. Christine Miller
Robert B. Mison
D. G. Mitchell
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Ms. Camille Morishige
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Albert L. Mosher
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. O'Hanlon
Brenda Osborne
Ms. Frances Quittel
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Mr. Robert Robertson
Dr. Andrew Rombakis
Peter and Bettina Rosenbladt
Ms. Louise A. Russell
Bob and Terri Ryan
Jeannie Sack and Jordan Sachs
Debra R. Schoenberg
Ms. Marilyn G. Seiberling
Ms. Carolyn Shaw
Jean A. Sherlin
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
David L. and Barbara G. Sloss
Ms. Sue Sommer
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Miss Carol Tomlinson
James S. and Gayle G. Tunnell
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Victor
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Doug Von Qualen
Bruce and Fran Walker
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Ms. Heather Young
Mrs. John A. Zderic
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler
Stephen and Connie Zilles

For more information about the Merola Legacy Society and how to include Merola in your estate planning, contact:

Nancy Petrisko

Director of Advancement
(415) 936-2312