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, 2018, and October 1, 2019 in support of the Merola Opera Program.


Chairman's Circle
$100,000 & above

Bettye Poetz Ferguson Foundation
Ann and Gordon Getty
Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation
Jack H. Lund Charitable Fund


John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
Mrs. Alfred Wilsey

$50,000 - $99,999

Hearst Foundation
Barbara Bruser and Richard Clark
Mary and Craig Henderson
Scott and Susan Lord
Susan York


$25,000 - $49,999

The Yvonne and Edgar Baker Fund
Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation
Steve and Diane Heiman, the Ululani Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Dandelion Chocolate
National Endowment for the Arts
Nordin and Donna Blacker
Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
George and Susan Crow
Peter and Jayne Davis
Robert Ellis
Franklin P. and Catherine Johnson
Bernice Lindstrom
James A. Noe III
Leslys Vedder, in memory of James Forrest Vedder
Bruce and Fran Walker


President's Circle

$15,000 - $24,999

Sallie Arens, in memory of Cameron Waterman III
Jennifer and Chris Brahm
Mrs. Annina R. Demmon
Mr. John Lee
Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein
Bob and Terri Ryan


Diamond Circle

$10,000 - $14,999

The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation
Sack Family Fund


The Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins and Leonard Collins
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
The Hon. Thomas E. Horn
Mr. David Hugle and Mr. Haggai Niv
Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein and Ms. Susan English
Robert B. Mison
Patricia Weeden
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh


Platinum Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

Bob Ross Foundation
Five Arts Foundation
Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club
Kia Ora Foundation
Norby Anderson
Darla and Richard Bastoni
Helen Breck
Maureen Clarke
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Mrs. Antonia Cross
Drs. John and Lois Crowe
Mary and Tom Foote
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
James Heagy, in memory of Janey Heagy
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Ellen and Paul McKaskle
James R. Meehan
Anne L. Morton
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Mr. Paul D. Nordine
Mr. Glenn H,. Reid
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
Mrs. Barbara J. Ross
Jeannie Sack and Jordan Sachs
Jack and Betty Schafer
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Doug Von Qualen
Olivia Ware
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Diana C. Yee
Mrs. John A. Zderic
Mr. Dennis Zhang
Stephen and Connie Zilles

Gold Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

Amphion Foundation
H.B. and Lucille Horn Foundation
Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
San Francisco Opera Guild East Bay Chapter
San Francisco Opera Guild Peninsula Chapter
San Jose Opera Guild
William Karl Schwarze Trust
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
James Scott Bays
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Ms. Lucia Bogatay
Ms. Annette Camptell-White and Dr. Ruediger Naumann-Etienne
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Dr. Lisa Danzig
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Ms. Jeanne Dorward
Margareta Encrantz
Ms. Pamela George
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Michael A. Harrison and Susan Graham Harrison
Mr. and Mrs. David Hartley
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Greer and Thayer Hopkins
Mrs. Dana T. Horner
H. Nona Hungate
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Mr. and Mrs. C. Bradford Jeffries
Ms. Nelda Kilguss
Karen J. Kubin
William W. Kwan, MD
Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg
Ms. Sylvia R. Lindsey
Eve and Niall Lynch
Midge Mansouri
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Ms. Maura Markus
Myron Marx and Xora Yang
Donald L. McGee
David Miller
D.G. Mitchell
Howard and Cathy Moreland
David and Marilyn Nasatir
Ms. Annie Nunan
Mr. and Mrs. John Renard
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Steven Shladover
Ms. Jean Shuler
J.H. Silveira, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnenblick
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Ruth Hartman Uchimura
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz
Ms. Faye Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler

Silver Circle
$1,000 - $2,499

Joyce and William Brantman Foundation
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Opera Standees Association
San Francisco Opera Guild Marin Chapter
Arthur and Charlotte Zitrin Foundation


Ms. Cathi Ahearn
Mr. Clyde Allen
Ms. Yoshika Asada
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bialek
Mary Sherrill Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bean
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bertillion
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bialek
Adam Arthur Bier and Rachel Bier Lem
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Dr. Phyllis B. Blair
Ms. Brooke Bourland
Ms. Langley Brandt
Helen B. Breck
Florence and Eric Buatois
Klaus and Rike Burmeister
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cabak
Ms. Carmen J. Castro-Franceschi and Mr. Greg Franceschi
Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Cheitlin
Janet Cluff
Ms. Ashley Crawford
Mr. Robert Crow
Michael Darnaud and Jodi Klein
Peggy and Reid Dennis
Keith Doerge
Mr. Justin Faggioli and Ms. Sandra Donnell
Mr. Peter Felleman
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Foster
Barbara B. Friede
Dr., Gwen Fyfe
Mr. Gary Garabedian
Mr. Fred Hartwick
Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Hess
Mr. Patrick Hitchcock
Wilma Horwitz
Dr. Hing On Hsu
Ms. Marian Huntoon
Bridget and Dennis Hupp
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Jean Kellogg and Henry Tang
Mr. Sven Kjaesgaard
Joan Shelbourne Kwansa
Ms. Shirley Kwok
Ms. Kathe Lange
Dr. and Mrs. John Lavorgna
Mr. Roy Levin and Ms. Jan Thomson
Mr. Mark Lewis
Mrs. Nancy Donnell Lilly
Mr. William Lokke
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Betty Maddux
Deborah Marion, Tax CPA, EA
Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine
Mrs. Anne G. McWilliams
John and Tessa Melvin
Victoria Nakamura
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Nute
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. O'Hanlon
Suzanna G. Pollak
Ms. Mary Powell and Mr. Patric Powell
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Ms. Jo-Ann Rose
Mr. Paul Sack
Ms. Kathleen Rydar
Mr. Paul Sack
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Schroeder
Gary and Dana Shapiro
David L. and Barbara G. Sloss
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sorgen
Mrs. Richard Swig
Martha Toppin
Kirby and Amy Wilcox
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Ms. Shirley Woo and Mr. David Rosenfeld
Mr. Shariq Yosufzai and Mr. Brian James
Ms. Anne Zuchi


Bronze Circle
$600 - $999

Ms. Julie Abrams
Norman Abramson and David Beery
Ms. Dolores M. Allen
Karen Broido
Ms. Diane Daniels and Mr. Leonard Heil
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Mr. and Mrs. A. Gherardi
Ms. Theresa Hallinan
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Ms. Diana Kissil and Mr. John Cullison
Dr. and Mrs. John Lavorgna
Ms. Myra K. Levenson
Mr. Alan Smith and Dr. Helen Lew
Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Michener
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petterson
Dr. Andrew Rombakis
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Schroeder
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sonnenblick
Ms. Kimberly Twesme
Mrs. Anita Weissberg
Mr. Shariq Yosufzai and Mr. Brian James


$300 - $599

Sophie Aldrich
Mr. David N. Barnard
Amii Barnard-Bahn and Michael Bahn
Ms. Linda Barrett
Linda Blum
Beverly Boas
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Virginia L. Brown
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cluff
Mr. Clifford Colvin
Mr. Robert Cook and Ms. Blanca Haendler
Dr. Lin Coonan
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
Michael Darnaud and Jodi Klein
Ms. Barbara Dwyer
Dr. Gwendolyn Evans
Ms. Pamela D. Ferris
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Foster
Mr. Steven Franceschi
Mrs. Stanley M Friedman
Ms. Tracy Grant and Ms. Mélanie Grant
Mr. Barry Graynor
Mr. Erich Gruen and Ms. Ann Hasse
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Dr. John L. Herbert
Mr. Brian Hollins
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houck
Dr. Hing On Hsu
Bridget and Dennis Hupp
Mr. Robert E. Jacobsen and Ms. Nancy Schlegel
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Juliana Jensen and Charles L. Coleman III
Dr. Israel Katz
Jean Kellogg and Henry Tang
Dr. Jack Liebman
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Miss Janice C. Levy
Mr. Norman Licht and Helen Ann Licht
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Dave Gomberg and Diana Lum
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Ms. Catherine Maxey
Ellen and Paul McKaskle
Patricia Mitchell
Mr. Charles Moody
Mr. Peter J. Musto
Ms. Patricia Nottingham
Mr. Robert Oaks and Mr. Fred Sheng
Ms. Marie Orsi
Maria Pitcairn
Hiroko Prather
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Kenneth Ruta
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. John Shaughnessy
Mrs. Harriet Simpson
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Ms. Maggie Thompson
Ms. Barbara Traisman
Ms. Suzanne Turley
Mary and Terry Vogt
Dr. Bradford Wade and Dr. Linda Riebel
Mr. Mark Ziering
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin
Anonymous (7)


$100 - $299

Ms. Barbara Adams
Mrs. Charles B. Adelmann
Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Joan M. Allen
Anne N. Baldwin
Cantor Roslyn Barak
Mr. Marc Barberis
Mr. Charles Barrett
Paul and Linda Baumann
Martha Nell Beatty
Mrs. Marcia Benjamin
Mr. Stephen Bertram
Ms. Jodie Beyer
Mr. Steven Binder and Ms. Barbara Anscher
Dr. Victor Bonfilio
Karen Breslin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Mr. Gregory Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Brown
Mrs. Kathleen M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Brudos
Ms. Lisa Burkett
Dr. James Marvin Campbell
Dr. Richard Caplin
Col. and Mrs. Bruce Carswell
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Chretien
Ms. Carolyn Chris
Mr. John Christensen
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Ciabattoni
Reverend David L. Clarke
Mr. Martin Cohn
Rosalind Colver
Mrs. Louise Costigan-Kerns
Mrs. James E. Court
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Crawford
Mr. Gerald F. Currier and Mr. Cleveland M. Smith
Mr. Jonathan Dant and Mr. Keith Cantrelle
Mr. Arthur Davidson
Ms. Francine S. Davis
Mr. Brian Deans
Ms. Irene Dietz
Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Drees
Mr. Ed Eng
Ms. Ileana Facchini
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Mr. David Farrell
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Felder
Mr. Roland Feller
Ms. Ruth Felt
Tiffany and John Fenster
Mrs. John H. Finger
Ms. Susan Fish
Ms. Christel Fliss
Jon W. and Ellen V. Florey
Mr. and Mrs. William Floyd
Mr. Ernest Friedlander
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Dr. Scott Gale
Ms. Amy Garant
Mr. Francis Garcia
Ms. Carol Ghinger
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilmartin
Mr. Simon Glinsky
Mr. William W. Godward
Mr. Jonathan Gohstand
Dr. Steven Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Goren
Anne P. Gray
Mr. Jesse Grodnik
Ms. Crystal Gromer and Mr. Geoffrey Smith
Ms. Sara Haber
Mrs. Bronwyn H. Hall
Mr. William Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Ms. Eleanor Hansen
Ms. Barbara E. Harms
Ms. Julie Harris
Ms. Lyndsey Harrison
Elisabeth Hartman
Mr. Gerald Heineck
Mr. Daniel Hersh
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Ms. Amy Higgins
Ms. Peggy Hill
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Ms. Gladys Kurzuk-Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Huff III
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Hume
Mr. Luther Jackson
Mr. Bradley Justice
Ms. Ingrid Kallman
Andy and Andi Kelly
Mrs. Richard Kirby
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Miss Patricia Kline
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kohs
Judith A. Lamberti
Thomas A. Larsen
Ms. Marguerite L. Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Graham Leaper
Mr. Richard Ledon
Ms. Marcia Leonhardt
Ms. Margaret Levitt
Arend Lijphart and Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Ms. Eugenia Loken
Ms. Linda Long
Ms. Ruth Lycette
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNulty
Ms. Deborah McQueen
Dave and Erika Meinhardt
Mr. Steven L. Mendoza
Ms. Linda Millard
Ms. Deborah K. Miller
Mrs. Judith Miller
Ms. Wendy Mison
Ms. Cosette P. Mitchell
Kenneth and Patricia Kristof Moy
Ms. Della Mundy
Mr. Howard R. Neckel
Dr. Tony Nespole
Ed Newell
Mr. and Mrs. D. Warner North
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Oliver
Mr. Craig Oren
Marie Louise Otto
Susan Overman
Dr. Judy O'Young and Mr. Gregg Hauser
Fr. David Pace
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Pohl
Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Post
Mr. John Price
Mr. Tom Quattlebaum
Mr. and Mrs. William Rabe
Ms. Shirley Reith
Ms. Virginia Reyna
Ms. Judith L. Reynolds
Ms. Isabella Rosen
Mr. Jack Ryder
Ms. Cecile Scandone
Mr. Milton Schaefer and Mr. Scott Plakun
Mrs. Hanne Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. William Schuppel
Ms. Constance Schwarz
Margaret V. Sheehan
Mr. Hiram Simon
Ms. Gwen Sobolewski
Mr. Raymond Souza
Michael and Mary Ann St. Peter
Mr. John W. Stark
Elliot and Alice Swanson
Mr. Jon Swedlow
Dr. Sam Thal
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Ms. Isabelle Toms
Mr. Thomas Tragardh
Mr. Cesar Ulloa and Mr. Gary Aliperti
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest
Mary Van Voorhees
Jessica Vapnek
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Ian and Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
Stanley and Elaine S. Weiss
Daphne and Stuart Wells
Ms. Dianne Wightmann
Dr. Ronald Wing
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Ms. Susan Z. Wolfe
Betty Woo
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
Mr. David Zebker
Mr. Frank Zepeda
Ms. Eve Zhang


$25 - $99

Ms. Erica Ankuda
Salvatore and Jacquelyn Atti
Mrs. Richard Beidleman
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Ms. Maureen Bennett
Mrs. Betty I. Bernstein
Veronica Breuer
Mr. Charles Bush and Mr. Calvin Lau
Ms. Delma Campbell
Mr. William Chinowsky
Miss Joyce K.H.Chow
Mrs. Laura Crawford
Martin and Virginia Davis
Carol Dickson
Dr. William R. Dorrance
The Kerry Lobel & Marta Drury Fund of the Horizons Foundation
Cheryl and Matt Eccles
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Mr. and Mrs. Marius Frochlichman
Ms. Ruth Geos
Drs. Eric and Paula Gillett
Mr. Greg Gorel and Mr. Dan Wong
Mr. John Gosselin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Mrs. Nadine Hubbell
Ronald T. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Clint T. Jennings
Mrs. Samira Parekh Jones
Ms. Judith Kahn
Mr. Joel Kaufmann and Ms. Susan Blake
Mrs. Celia Kelly
Ms. Andrea Kohlruss
Ms. Beatrice Krivetsky
Ms. Anna Lamothe
Mr. Steven Langer
Ms. Alice Lehmann
Mr. Lue Li
Ms. Shirley Long
Mr. William Martin
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
William T. McCraw and Janet Muscio
Mr. James McKeown
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Ms. Bridget Mendez and Mr. Juan Munoz
Mr. Michael Moerman
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Moorhead
Ms. Sara Nealy
Ms. Katherine Norton
Mr. Donald Olson
Mr. Thomas Perchiazzi
Ms. Nancy Petrisko
Mr. Al Petrosky
Mr. and Mrs. John Priest
Ms. Carol Price Rabin
Ms. Janet Reider
Ms. Sandra Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robins
Mr. Thomas C. Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rodd
Mr. Ronald Rogness
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenberg
Gail I. Rubman
Mr. Alex Rynecki
Mr. David Salem
Margot Schevill
Ms. Mary Shattuck
Mr. Stephen Silberstein
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Skylor
Mr. Elliott Smith
Miss Maureen Smith
Ms. Joan Solomon
Mr. Al Steger
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Ms. Sallie Stockton
Mr. Garret Swart
Mr. Stephen Van Meter
Steve and Pat West
Steven White
Mrs. Audrone Willeke
Ms. O'Brien Young
Mr. Christopher Yu
Mr. Michael A. Zimmerman

In-Kind Donors

Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch
Alexander's Steakhouse
Arlequin Wine Merchant
Asian Art Museum
August (1) Five
Aurora Theatre Company
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley Symphony
Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
Bix Restaurant
Brothers' Restaurant
Buck's of Woodside
California Shakespeare Theater
Chez Panisse Restaurant  and Café Cornell Hotel de France
Peter and Jayne Davis
Film Noir Foundation
Janet Fletcher's World Cheese Tour
flour + water
Fournee Bakery
Glimmerglass Festival
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Tracy Grant
Green Music Center
Gregory Graham Wines
Harris' Restaurant
Hotel del Sol
Houston Grand Opera
David Hugle and Haggai Niv
International Orange Spa
Michael Kalkstein &Susan English
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Kwan Dermatology
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Magimix by Robert-Coupe
Marin Theatre Company
Liam Mayclem
Robert Mison
Oakland Ballet Company
Dr. Sarah Kelly Oehler
Opera Parallele
Pangloss Cellars
Peju Province Winery
Peninsula Symphony
Perbacco Ristorante
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Repris Wines
Ridge Vineyards
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
San Francisco Fire Department
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
San Francisco Girls Chorus
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera's Stage Management Team
San Francisco Performances
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sol Rouge Vineyard
David Stein and Phyllis Kempner
The Pawington
The Santa Fe Opera
The Winery Collective
The Winery Sf
Total Wine & More
Valley of the Moon Music Festival
VJB Cellars
Carol Weitz
Wellington Cellars
Wente Family Estates
Christopher Wiseman and Eric Sleigh


Corporate Matching Gifts Donors

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC
Union Bank of California


Merola Legacy Society

Norman Abramson and David Beery
Ms. Barbara Adams
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Mrs. John Anderton
Ms. Wilma Avery
Kathleen H. Barr
James Scott Bays
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.
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. Sheldeen G. Osborne and Mr. Steven E. Tirrell
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 and Mr. Ray White
Ms. Nancy Soper and Robert Soper
Dr. David D. Stein and Dr. Phyllis A. Kempner
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Dr. Sam Thal
Miss Carol Tomlinson
James S. & 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
Stephen and Connie Zilles
Anonymous (3)



Brian Asawa
Freida Batten
Robert Elliott Brown
Zheng Cao
Janey Heagy
Susan Meadows Hone
Dana Turkington Horner
Barbara K. Jackson
Eleanor Kenney
Vivienne Miller
Valerie Pope
Henry W. Robinson and Nettie Robinson
James Forrest Vedder
Cameron Waterman III


Jody Bourland
Michael Colbruno
Pamela George
Ronny Michael Greenberg
Jean Kellogg
Sylvia Lindsey
Robert Mison
Glenn Reid
Marion Ross


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
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
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
Alfred Fromm and Otto E Meyer, in Memory of Dr. Angel Grooper
I. P. Patrick Gallagher Fund
Nicholas & Mary Ann Gannam Endowment Fund
L. Henry Garland Memorial Fund
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
Richard N. 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
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
Leona Gordon Lowin Memorial Fund
Jack H. Lund Fund
Lotfi Mansouri Apprentice Director Fund
Sandra McCabe Fund
Meltzer Family Memorial Fund
Merola Members Endowment Fund
Albert L. Mosher & John E. McCormick   AIDS Memorial Fund
Oreste J. di Muro 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
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
Margery Tede Endowment Fund
Blanche Thebom Trust Fund
Dickson Titus III Fund
Alma Brooks Walker Memorial Fund
Frank W. & Matilda O. Weymouth Living Trust Fund
In Memory of Patricia Yakutis Endowment Fund


Merola Opera Program Career Grants

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
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


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

Tracy Grant

Director of Contributed Giving


(415) 936-2324





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