Our Donors

Thankful for Our Donors

We extend our sincere appreciation to all donors and acknowledge the following individuals, foundations and corporations for their generous gifts made between October 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020 in support of the Merola Opera Program.


Chairman's Circle
$100,000 & above

Jack H. Lund Charitable Fund



$50,000 - $99,999

Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation


$25,000 - $49,999

The Yvonne and Edgar Baker Fund
The Bernard Osher Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Mrs. Annina R. Demmon
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Mr. John Lee
Leslys Vedder, in memory of James Forrest Vedder
Diane B. Wilsey


President's Circle

$15,000 - $24,999

Sallie Arens, in memory of Cameron Waterman III
Nordin and Donna Blacker
Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
Susan York


Diamond Circle

$10,000 - $14,999

The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation
Sack Family Fund
The Ululani Foundation


Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Barbara Bruser and Richard Clark
Ms. Annette Campbell-White and Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne
George and Susan Crow
Peter and Jayne Davis
Margareta and Staffan Encrantz
Mary and Tom Foote
Mr. John Garfinkle
Joseph H. Harris Jr. in memory of Joseph H. Harris and Margaret A. Harris
Mr. David Hugle and Mr. Haggai Niv
Ellen and Paul McKaskle
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz


Platinum Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club


Norby Anderson
Darla and Richard Bastoni
James Scott Bays
Maureen Clarke
Drs. John and Lois Crowe
William and Edie Dwan
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
James Heagy, in memory of Janey Heagy
Mary and Craig Henderson
Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein and Ms. Susan English
Mr. Lawrence A. Kern
Bernice Lindstrom
Scott and Susan Lord
Eve and Niall Lynch
Midge and Shireen Mansouri
James R. Meehan
Ron Morrison
Mr. Paul D. Nordine
Mrs. Barbara J. Ross
Bob and Terri Ryan
Jeannie Sack and Jordan Sachs
Jack and Betty Schafer
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Bruce and Fran Walker
Barbara Moller Ward
Mrs. John A. Zderic

Gold Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
Pikake Foundation
San Jose Opera Guild
The Sequoia Trust
William Karl Schwarze Trust
Mary Sherrill Baxter
Jennifer and Chris Brahm
Ms. Langley Brandt
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Cheitlin
Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
Janet Cluff
Mr. Michael Colbruno
The Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins and Mr. Leonard Collins
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Michael Darnaud and Jodi Klein
Ms. Jeanne Dorward
Mr. Robert A. Ellis
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Michael A. Harrison and Susan Graham Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Hess
H. Nona Hungate
Mr. Robert Jacoby and Ms. Jennifer Baik
Ms. Sylvia R. Lindsey
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Betty Maddux
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Mr. Donald L. McGee
David Miller
Mr. Robert B. Mison
D. G. Mitchell
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
David and Marilyn Nasatir
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Mr. and Mrs. John Renard
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Mr. Paul Sack
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Steven Shladover
J. H. Silveira, M.D.
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Ruth Uchimura
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Diana C. Yee
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler
Mr. Dennis Zhang
Stephen and Connie Zilles

Silver Circle
$1,000 - $2,499

Joyce and William Brantman Foundation
Five Arts Foundation
Walter and Elise Haas Fund
Opera Standees Association
San Francisco Opera Guild East Bay Chapter
San Francisco Opera Guild Marin Chapter


Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bialek
Adam Arthur Bier and Rachel Bier Lem
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Dr. Phyllis B. Blair
Ms. Brooke Bourland
Helen B. Breck
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Britton
Karen Broido
Mr. Brent Butler and Mr. Kenji Matsuoka
Frances Campra
Ms. Barbara Cartier
Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Clay and Kim Clement
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Crain
Valerie Crane Dorfman
Ms. Ashley Crawford
Mrs. Antonia Cross
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
Mr. Robert Crow
Arianne Dar
Dr. Philip and Mrs. Elayne Dauber
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Peggy and Reid Dennis
Roberta and Mark Emerson
Mr. Peter Felleman
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Barbara B. Friede
Ms. Pamela George
Geoffrey and Marcia Green
Ms. Theresa Hallinan
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Brian and Rene Hollins
Greer and Thayer Hopkins
Wilma Horwitz
Mr. C. Bradford Jeffries
Juliana Jensen and Charles L. Coleman III
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kahn
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Mr. Sven Kjaesgaard
Barbara Graham Kreissler
Karen J. Kubin
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Kathe and Ben Lange
Ms. Denise Latka
Dr. and Mrs. John Lavorgna
Miss Renee O. Leap
Ms. Myra K. Levenson
Mr. Roy Levin and Ms. Jan Thomson
Mark Lewis
Mrs. Nancy Donnell Lilly
Mr. William Lokke
Mrs. Emily Marcus
Deborah Marion, Tax CPA, EA
Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine
Mrs. Anne G. McWilliams
John and Tessa Melvin
Victoria Nakamura
James A. Noe III
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Nute
Mr. Robert Oaks and Mr. Fred Sheng
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petterson
Suzanna G. Pollak
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Ms. Merrill Randol
Deborah Romer
Gary and Dana Shapiro
William Shoaf
Ruth A. Short
Ms. Jean Shuler
Dr. and Mrs. Jon F. Sigurdson
David L. and Barbara G. Sloss
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Garret Swart and Indiana Strombom
Ms. Susan Walker
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh
Ms. Shirley Woo and Mr. David Rosenfeld
Mr. Shariq Yosufzai and Mr. Brian James
DMs. Heather A. Young
Dr. and Mrs. James Zehnder
Anonymous (3)


Bronze Circle
$600 - $999

Norman Abramson and David Beery Charitable Fund of Horizons Foundation
Ms. Karin Albright
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin A. Waite
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boeckmann
Jacqueline Carson
Mr. Terence Chu
Keith Doerge
Mr. John D. Drago
Mrs. Linda Dunn
Bernice Greene
Mr. Fred Hartwick
Ian Hinchcliffe and Marjorie Shapiro
Mr. Robert E. Jacobsen and Ms. Nancy Schlegel
Elsie M. Kelly
The Kenyon-Lipsky Charitable Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Dr. Jack Leibman
Ms. Shirley Long
Chris McCrum
Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Michener
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Hilary Power
Olga and Sergey Rakitchenkov
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Dr. Andrew Rombakis
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Schroeder
Mr. David Stull
Moya and Alyosha Verzhbinsky
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Ms. Faye Wilson
Anonymous (4)


$300 - $599

Alan Almquist
Mr. David N. Barnard
Amii Barnard-Bahn and Michael Bahn
Ms. Linda Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Kent T. Baum
Mr. Frank S. Bayley III
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Belknap
Miss Carol Benz
Dr. Roy C. Bergstrom
Mr. Tapan Bhat
Dr. Dwight Bissell
Linda Blum
Joanne R. Bourland
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Mr. Richard Brashear and Ms. Harriet Ivey
Karen Burtness Prak and Jan Willem Prak
Charles and Janet Chiang
Gee Kin Chou and Victoria Fong
Mr. Robert Cook and Ms. Bianca Haendler
Carol R. Copperud
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Jane Eaglen and Brian Lyson
Dr. Ranveig N. Elvebakk and Mr. Thomas Farren
Ms. Ileana Facchini and Mr. Mitchell Shapiro
Ms. Pamela D. Ferris
Ms. Diana Fuery
Mr. Francis Garcia
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilmartin
Mr. Jonathan Gohstand
Dave Gomberg and Diana Lum
Dr. Kathleen Grant and Dr. Thomas Jackson
Anne P. Gray
Mr. William Hamilton
Ms. Barbara E. Harms
Aaron Hoffer
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houck
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Dr. Israel Katz
Ms. Jean Kellogg and Mr. Henry Tang
Mr. Frank Kelly
Janice Levy
Norman and Helen Ann Licht
Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg
Ms. Eugenia Loken
Kathie and Dexter Lowry
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Ms. Marian Marsh
Patrick McCabe
Michael McGinley
Ms. Erie Mills and Mr. Thomas N. Rescigno
Alice Ames Morison and Dr. Oakley Hewitt
Ms. Erika Nelson and Mr. Guy Cross
Ms. Joan O'Leary
Ms. Marie Orsi
Dr. Judy O'Young and Mr. Gregg Hauser
Mr. Duane Phillips
Anna and Frank Pope
Hiroko Prather
Mr. and Mrs. William Rabe
Alan and Nancy Raznick
Mr. Victor Rowley and Dr. Stanley K. Yarnell
Kenneth Ruta
Ms. Susan Ruwart
Charlotte J. Scherman
Mr. Sean SeLegue and Mr. Richard A. Zuniga
Margaret V. Sheehan
Diana and Richard Shore
Natalie O. Shuttleworth
Mrs. Harriet Simpson
Mr. Sheldon Sloan
Prof. Alan Smith and Dr. Helen Lew
Ms. Sue Sommer
Barbara Sonnenblick
Michael and Mary Ann St. Peter
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Ms. Kimberly Twesme
Mary and Terry Vogt
Dr. Bradford Wade and Dr. Linda Riebel
Ms. Ching-Yu Wang
Dr. and Mrs. David Werdegar
Mr. David Zebker
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin
Ms. Anne Zucchi


$100 - $299

Golden Gate Collectors, in memory of Robert C. Greene
Mr. Robert Abra
Barbara and Kenneth Adams
Mrs. Charles B. Adelmann
Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Joan M. Allen
Susan Amdur
Mrs. Beresford Amoroso
Michelle Andre and Sean Creane
Donald Andreini and Steven Crabiel
Ms. Christine Angeles
Mary and Roger Ashley
Anne N. Baldwin
Bernard Baltaxe
Cantor Roslyn Barak
Marc Barberis and Catherine Mikami
Ms. Julie Bartholomew
Paul and Linda Baumann
Ms. Karen Baumer
Robert H. Beadle
Ms. Marcia Beales
Martha Nell Beatty
Mrs. Marcia Benjamin
Nancy Berg Jackson
Mr. Stephen Bertram
Ms. Jodie Beyer
Ms. Linda Blondis
Victor P. Bonfilio, JD, PhD.
Fergus and Jean Bordewich
Karen Breslin
Veronica Breuer
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Mrs. Kathleen M. Brown
Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos
William Bryan
Valarie V. V. Burgess and John G. Burgess
Ms. Lisa Burkett
Dr. James Marvin Campbell
Dr. Richard Caplin
Mary Alice Carswell
Eugene Celillo
DMs. Li-Chan Chen
Mr. William Chinowsky
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Ciabattoni
Martin and Kathleen Cohn
Bryan and Karen Collins
Rosalind Colver
Mrs. Louise Costigan-Kerns
Mrs. James E. Court
Jennifer Cowan
Patricia Craig
Ms. Kathleen Crisp
Mr. Gerald F. Currier and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Bob Dallachie
Mr. Paul Dana
Ms. Diane Daniels and Mr. Leonard Heil
Loni Dantzler
Dr. Lisa Danzig
LMr. Arthur Davidson
Ms. Francine S. Davis
Mr. Brian Deans
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. E. Dennis
Carol Dickson
Ms. Irene Dietz
Professor Sandra Ferrari Disner
Rose Mary Dougherty
Mr. Ed Eng
Ms. Wendy Fantl
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Pat and Richard Farnsworth
Roland Feller Violin Makers
Ms. Ruth Felt
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fenwick
Maria Ferrar
Mrs. John H. Finger
Jon W. and Ellen V. Florey
LMr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Foster
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Ernest and Kathleen Friedlander
Mr. David and Mrs. Betsy Fryberger
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Dr. Scott Gale
Paula Gerhardt
Elaine Gerstler and Booker Holton
Ms. Carol Ghinger
Steven Goldberg and Sandee Blechman
Mr. William Goldstein
Zachary Gordin
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Goren
Mr. Barry Graynor
Gerald Greenbach
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
Ms. Crystal Gromer and Mr. Geoffrey Smith
Dr. Erich Gruen and Ms. Ann Hasse
Ms. Sara Haber
Mrs. Bronwyn H. Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Mr. Larry Hanover
Ms. Julie Harris
Elisabeth Hartman
Mr. Gerald Heineck
Kay Henschel
Dr. John L. Herbert
Mr. Daniel Hersh
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Ms. Peggy Hill
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Gladys Kurzuk Howard
Dr. Hing On Hsu
Ronald T. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hume
Mr. Luther Jackson and Ms. Cecilia Deck
Dan Jepson and Bruce Delagi
Thomas Jones
Ms. Judith Kahn
Ms. Ingrid Kallman
Suzanne Kaufman
Larry and Jeanne Kelly
Amy Anderson Kessler and Merle Kessler
Ms. Nelda Kilguss
Sally Lane Kirby
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Charity and Charles Kocher
Ms. Andrea Kohlruss
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kohs
Ms. JoAnn M. Kulesza
Judith A. Lamberti
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Graham Leaper
Mr. Richard Ledon
Ms. Lamar Leland
Kathleen and John Leones
Ms. Marcia Leonhardt
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Arend Lijphart and Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Mr. Alan Lofaso
Ms. Linda Long
Mr. Nathaniel Lopez
Haksoon Andrea Low
Gretchen Mackler
Mr. Allen Mann
Andrew and Anne Maverick
Josephine Maxon
Edith Mendez
Mr. Steven L. Mendoza
Ms. Deborah K. Miller
Jane and Harry Mison
Patricia Mitchell
Brenna Moorhead
Ms. Pamela Murdock
Scott and Andrea Nagelson
Ms.Sara Nealy
Gwen and James Neary
Mr. Howard R. Neckel
Dr. Tony Nespole
Mr. and Mrs. D. Warner North
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Oliver
Brian Olson
Mr. Craig Oren
Marie Louise Otto
Ms. Mitzi Palmer
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Rodney and Sarah Paul
Carlos Penikis
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Pohl
Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Post
John Price and Judy Gillette
Mrs. Nancy B. Ream
Richard Reeder
Mr. William Reeder
Jerry and Gloria Reichhoff, in memory of Lucy Carlund
Ms. Shirley Reith
Ms. Virginia Reyna
Ms. Judith L. Reynolds
Mr. Thomas C. Robinson
Mike Rolland
Ms. Isabella Rosen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenberg
Gail I. Rubman
Ms. Kathleen Rydar
Ms. Cecile Scandone
Dr. Milton Schaefer and Mr. Scott Plakun
Ms. Jeanne Schoch
Mrs. Hanne Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. William Schuppel
Ms. Constance Schwarz
Mr. Hiram Simon
Ms. Gwen Sobolewski
Christine Staples
Mr. Eric Stevens
The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David Stohlmann
Ms. Theresa A. Stuart
Deborah Studwell
Susan Thibodeaux
James Toland
Ms. Audrey Tomaselli
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Ms. Isabelle Toms
Thomas Tragardh and David Cortez
Ms. Barbara Traisman
Mr. Cesar Ulloa and Mr. Gary Aliperti
Mr. Stephen Van Meter
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest
Ian and Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
John Wallace
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Ms. Rosalie V. Weaver
Mr. Keith Weed and Ms. Julia Molander
Stanley and Elaine S. Weiss
Daphne and Stuart Wells
Mary Wesseling
Dr. Ronald Wing
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Jennifer Wolch and Michael Dear
Betty Woo
Ms. Suzanne Yamada
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
Frank Zepeda
Anonymous (8)


$25 - $99

Cesar Vidal Canon Alonso
Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Ms. Erica Ankuda
Mrs. Richard Beidleman
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bertillion
Mr. David Besley
Mr. Steven Binder and Ms. Barbara Anscher
Mr. Clint Borzoni
Ms. Michele Bowden
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Brown
Virginia L. Brown
Guy A. Campisano Jr.
Miss Joyce K. H. Chow
Dr. Kip Cranna and Mr. Bruce Lamott
Craig Cruz
Martin and Virginia Davis
Ms. Jennifer Delany
Dr. William R. Dorrance
Keturah Doucet
Bob Ely
Joann and Scott Emerzian
Shinji Eshima
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Felder
Ms. Cristina Fernandez
Ms. Christel Fliss
Edmund French
Mr. John Gildersleeve
Mr. Simon Glinsky
Ms. Brendalynn Goodall
Mr. Greg Gorel and Mr. Dan Wong
Ms. Tracy Grant and Ms. Mélanie Grant
Janet Grossman
Eleanor Hansen
Lauren Hewitt and Dolores McElroy
Mrs. Nadine Hubbell
Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Huff III
Jaclyn Kassmeier
James and Celia Kelly
Robert Kieval
Rich and Ursi Klier
Ms. Lynne Lambert
Ms. Anna Lamothe
Mr. Steven Langer
Thomas A. Larsen
Ms. Alice Lehmann
The Kerry Lobel and Marta Drury Fund of the Horizons Foundation
Ms. Susan Malone
Emmanuel Manasievici
Kristin Manning
Mr. William Martin
Evelyn Martinez
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
William T. McCraw and Janet Muscio
Ms. Elaine McKenna
Mr. James McKeown
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Nancy Meacham
Dave and Erika Meinhardt
Mrs. Judith Miller
Sandra Miller
Mr. Michael Moerman
David Neal and Gailann Mackenzie
Ms. Katherine Norton
Ms. Eithne Pardini
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Petermeier
Ms. Nancy Petrisko
Ms. Elizabeth Ridgeway
Daniel Riley
Sandra and James Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robins
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rodd
Mr. Alex Rynecki
Margot Schevill
Carol Schwarz
Mark Shattuck
Derek Sinutko
Miss Maureen Smith
Ms. Cherrill Spencer and Mr. Rick Leder
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Ms. Sallie Stockton
Mr. Stephen Suzman
Phyllis Tallent
Aileen Tat
Maxine Trost
Mr. Moez Virani
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Steve West
Steven White
Mrs. Audrone Willeke
Mr. Michael Williams
Ms. O'Brien Young
Mr. Christopher Yu
Mr. Paul Ziller
Anonymous (7)

Lifetime Honorary Members

In recognition of their invaluable contributions to the Merola Opera Program

Chris Bragg
Mark Morash


In-Kind Donors

Hafner Vineyard


Corporate Matching Gifts Donors

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC
Union Bank of California


Merola Legacy Society

Ms. Barbara Adams
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Mrs. John Anderton
Ms. Wilma Avery
Kathleen H. Barr
James Scott Bays
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Donna Blacker
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bowen
Mr. Donald Buhman and Mr. Wray Humphrey
Russell P. Chappell
Donna Chazen
Agnes Chen Brown, in memory of Robert Elliott Brown
Maureen Clarke
Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mr. Jose María Condemi
George and Susan Crow
Mr. Gerald F. Currier and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mr. Stephen Drewes
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Dwelly
Roberta and Mark Emerson
Mr. Robert F. Ewing and Mr. Cesar L. De Joya, Jr.
Dr. Ranveig N. Elvebakk and Mr. Thomas Farren
Mary and Tom Foote
Mario Fracchia
Barbara B. Friede
Joseph and Antonia Friedman
Ms. Magda Gabali
Mr. J. Gerald Gagnon
Ms. Pamela George
Mrs. Rolf Gille
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Ms. Tracy Grant and Ms. Mélanie Grant
Ms. Doris W. Grau
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Gurley
James Heagy in memory of Janey Heagy
Mr. David Hugle and Mr. Haggai Niv
Ms. Marian Huntoon
Dagmar L. Jamison
Ms. Joanie Juster
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Ms. Jean Kellogg and Mr. Henry Tang
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
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
Dave Gomberg and Diana Lum
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Betty Maddux
Ms. Norrine L. Marchegiani-Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
Bill Medigovich
Ms. Christine Miller
Miss Vivienne E. Miller
D. G. Mitchell
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Ms. Camille Morishige
Ms. Thelma Morris
Mr. Albert L. Mosher
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Carl Noelke
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. O'Hanlon
Brenda Osborne
Ms. Frances Quittel
Robert and Carol Parvin
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Mr. Robert Robertson
Peter and Bettina Rosenbladt
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Ms. Louise A. Russell
Kenneth Ruta
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 
Nancy and Robert Soper
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Dr. Sam Thal
Mr. Steven E. Tirrell
Miss Carol Tomlinson
James S. and Gayle G. Tunnell
Ms. Suzanne Turley
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Victor
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Doug Von Qualen
Ms. Gladys Wagman
Bruce and Fran Walker
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Ms. Heather Young
Stephen and Connie Zilles
Anonymous (3)



Brian Asawa
Freida Batten
David V. Beery
Jim Brown
Robert Elliott Brown
Lucy Carlund
Zheng Cao
Robert F. Ewing
Kathy Graham
Robert C. Greene
Joseph H. Harris and Margaret A. Harris
Barbara K. Jackson
Eleanor Kenney
William Kent and Norma Draper
Vivienne Miller
Ron Nunan
Bob and Carol Parvin
Valerie Pope
Henry W. Robinson and Nettie Robinson
Stephanie Smith
Suzanne Turley
James Forrest Vedder
Cameron Waterman III


Jody Bourland
Barbara Bruser Clark
Carlyn Clause
Michael Colbruno
Hugh Coughlin
Margaret Evans Dennis
David Hugle
Jean Kellogg
Sylvia Lindsey
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
James R. Meehan
Robert B. Mison
R. Jack Redford
Glenn Reid
Barbara Ross
Sunny Scott
Eric Stevens
Suzanne Turley
Lillian Whipple


Merola Opera Program Endowment

Kurt Herbert Adler - Merola Endowment Fund
Amici di Merola Fund
The Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund
Richard J. Bartlett Memorial Fund
Jean E. Bennett, Jr. Fund
Blair Scholarship Fund
John S. Brooks Memorial Fund
Florence Bruce Fund
Bruser Family Fund
Carlton F. Bryan Fund
Betty Cable Fund
Zheng Cao Opera Fund
Cooper Endowment Fund
Darwin Memorial Fund
Reid and Peggy Dennis Endowment Fund
Grace A. Diem and Alice E. Siemons Endowment Fund
Oreste J. di Muro Endowment Fund
In Memory of Jean Donnell Fund
The Philip L. Eaton Endowment Fund
Querita Eybel Endowment Fund
Mr. and Mrs. A. Barlow Ferguson Endowment Fund
I. P. Patrick Gallagher Fund
Nicholas and Mary Ann Gannam Endowment Fund
L. Henry Garland Memorial Fund
Al Garren Fund
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Study Grant Support 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
David S. Hugle and Haggai Niv Endowment Fund
The Jacobs Family Trust
In Memory of Peter G. Kavantjas Endowment Fund
Drs. Phyllis A. Kempner and David D. Stein Endowment Fund
Leona Gordon Lowin Memorial Fund
Lotfi Mansouri Apprentice Director Fund
Sandra McCabe Fund
Meltzer Family Memorial Fund
Merola Members Endowment Fund
The Vivienne E. Miller Scholarship Fund
Albert L. Mosher and John E. McCormick AIDS Memorial Fund
Vija Hovgard Nadai Endowment Fund
Verna Osborne Fund
The Bernard Osher Foundation Career Grant Endowment
Mary A. Powell Career Grant Fund
In Honor of Leontyne Price Endowment Fund
Rusty and Mike Rolland Fund
Charles Rolle, M.D. Endowment Fund
Marie Louise Rosenberg Memorial Endowment Fund
Gerald B. Rosenstein Fund
Mary Roy Fund
Schick Memorial Fund
James H. Schwabacher, Jr. Fund
The Shenson Family Fund
Richard Strauss Endowment Fund
Margery Tede Endowment Fund
Blanche Thebom Trust Fund
Dickson Titus III Fund
Alma Brooks Walker Memorial Fund
Frank W. and Matilda O. Weymouth Living Trust Fund


For more information on how you can support Merola Artists and Alumni with a gift, contact:

Tracy Grant

Director of Contributed Giving


Amy Kessler

Donor Relations & Events Manager






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.
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