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 January 31, 2020 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



$50,000 - $99,999

Hearst Foundation


$25,000 - $49,999

The Yvonne and Edgar Baker Fund
Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Dandelion Chocolate
National Endowment for the Arts
Nordin and Donna Blacker
LMr. John Lee
Mrs. Alfred Wilsey


President's Circle

$15,000 - $24,999

Sallie Arens, in memory of Cameron Waterman III
Barbara Bruser and Richard Clark
Ms. Amy Roth and Mr. Robert Epstein


Diamond Circle

$10,000 - $14,999

The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation
Sack Family Fund
Steve and Diane Heiman, the Ululani Foundation


Maurice and Mary Sue Bizzarri
George and Susan Crow
Peter and Jayne Davis
Mr. William Dwan
Mary and Tom Foote
Mr. David Hugle and Mr. Haggai Niv
Franklin and Catherine Johnson
Mr. Michael H. Kalkstein and Ms. Susan English
Bruce and Fran Walker
Mrs. Carol A. Weitz
Susan York


Platinum Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

Norby Anderson
Darla and Richard Bastoni
James Scott Bays
Jennifer and Chris Brahm
Maureen Clarke
Drs. John and Lois Crowe
Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson
Margareta and Staffan Encrantz
Miss Ursula Grunfeld
James Heagy, in memory of Janey Heagy
Mary and Craig Henderson
Drs. Joan B. and James Kelly
Bernice Lindstrom
Scott and Susan Lord
Jean and Lindsay MacDermid
Midge and Shireen Mansouri
Ellen and Paul McKaskle
James R. Meehan
Cathy and Howard Moreland
Ron Morrison
Mr. Paul D. Nordine
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg
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
Diana C. Yee
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee Zeigler

Gold Circle
$2,500 - $4,999

Five Arts Foundation
Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
Pikake Foundation
The Sequoia Trust
Mary Sherrill Baxter
Carlyn Clause and Alexander L. Brainerd
Janet Cluff
The Hon. Marie Bertillion Collins and Mr. Leonard Collins
Mr. Hugh J. Coughlin
Dr. James Cross and Mr. Charles Antonen
Michael Darnaud and Jodi Klein
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dean
Ms. Jeanne Dorward
Beatrice and Paul Gomory
Michael A. Harrison and Susan Graham Harrison
Greer and Thayer Hopkins
H. Nona Hungate
Mr. Robert Jacoby
Mr. C. Bradford Jeffries
Eve and Niall Lynch
Betty Maddux
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mardesich
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
David Miller
Mr. Robert B. Mison
D. G. Mitchell
Mr. Milton Mosk and Mr. Thomas Foutch
Mrs. Pamela Murdock
David and Marilyn Nasatir
Mr. Glenn H. Reid
Mr. and Mrs. John Renard
Mr. and Mrs. David Rinaldo
Miss Dorothy Schimke
Mr. Steven Shladover
Ms. Jean Shuler
J. H. Silveira, M.D.
Barbara Sonnenblick
Dr. and Mrs. W. Conrad Sweeting
Mr. Patrick Wilken and Mr. David Dickson
Ms. Faye Wilson
Mr. Christopher E. Wiseman and Mr. Eric W. Sleigh
Mr. Dennis Zhang
Stephen and Connie Zilles

Silver Circle
$1,000 - $2,499

Joyce and William Brantman 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. David Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bialek
Davidson Bidwell-Waite and Edwin A. Waite
Adam Arthur Bier and Rachel Bier Lem
Mrs. Peter H. Black
Dr. Phyllis B. Blair
Ms. Brooke Bourland
Ms. Langley Brandt
Mr. Brent Butler and Mr. Kenji Matsuoka
Frances Campra
Mr. Martin S. Checov and Mr. Timothy J. Bause
Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Cheitlin
Clay and Kim Clement
Mr. Michael Colbruno
Dr. Philip and Mrs. Elayne Dauber
Mr. Robert A. Ellis
Ms. Cheryl Fippen
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Foster
Barbara B. Friede
Ms. Pamela George
Geoffrey and Marcia Green
Ms. Theresa Hallinan
Fred and Peggy Heiman
Dr. John L. Herbert
Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Hess
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn Hetzel
Alice Ames Morison and Dr. Oakley Hewitt
Brian Hollins
Wilma Horwitz
Ms. Andrea G. Julian
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kahn
Mrs. Jeannie Kaufman
Ms. Jean Kellogg and Mr. Henry Tang
Mr. Sven Kjaesgaard
Karen J. Kubin
Ms. Kathe Lange
Ms. Denise Latka
Dr. and Mrs. John Lavorgna
Miss Renee O. Leap
Mrs. Nancy Donnell Lilly
Mrs. Emily Marcus
Deborah Marion, Tax CPA, EA
Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine
Mr. Donald L. McGee
Mrs. Anne G. McWilliams
Victoria Nakamura
Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Nute
Mr. Robert Oaks and Mr. Fred Sheng
Suzanna G. Pollak
Ms. Susan K. Prather
Ms. Merrill Randol
Ms. Kathleen Rydar
Mr. Paul Sack
Gary and Dana Shapiro
William Shoaf
Ruth A. Short
Dr. and Mrs. Jon F. Sigurdson
David L. and Barbara G. Sloss
Ms. Blanche Germain Streeter
Mrs. Richard Swig
Ms. Suzanne Turley
Ms. Shirley Woo & Mr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. and Mrs. James Zehnder


Bronze Circle
$600 - $999

Norman Abramson and David Beery Charitable Fund of Horizons Foundation
Ms. Karin Albright
Miss Carol Benz
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boeckmann
Karen Broido
Mr. Terence Chu
Dr. Lisa Danzig
Mrs. Linda Dunn
Bernice Greene
Mr. Fred Hartwick
Ian Hinchcliffe and Marjorie Shapiro
The Kenyon-Lipsky Charitable Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation
Ms. Eiko Kikawada
Ms. Myra K. Levenson
Ms. Shirley Long
Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Michener
Dr. and Mrs. Hans Orup
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petterson
Hilary Power
Ms. Danielle Rebischung
Ms. Marianne Buttner Robison
Dr. Andrew Rombakis
Mr. Kimberly M. Webb and Mr. Richard R. Rossi
Moya and Alyosha Verzhbinsky


$300 - $599

Mr. David N. Barnard
Amii Barnard-Bahn and Michael Bahn
Ms. Linda Barrett
Mr. Frank S. Bayley III
Robert H. Beadle
Mrs. Marcia Benjamin
Dr. Roy C. Bergstrom
Linda Blum
Mr. Bruce Bowen and Ms. Junona Jonas
Ms. Karen Burtness Prak
Ms. Janet Chiang
Raymond and Minnie Chinn
Mrs. Beverly Coughlin
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Crane Dorfman
Jane Eaglen and Brian Lyson
Dr. Ranveig N. Elvebakk and Mr. Thomas Farren
Roberta and Mark Emerson
Mr. Ed Eng
Ms. Ileana Facchini
Ms. Pamela D. Ferris
Gee Kin Chou and Victoria Fong
Steven Goldberg and Sandee Blechman
Mr. Barry Graynor
Dave Gomberg and Diana Lum
Aaron Hoffer
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Houck
Mr. Cliff Jarrard
Mrs. Elsie M. Kelly
Dr. and Mrs. Warren Levinson
Miss Janice C. Levy
Mark Lewis
Norman and Helen Ann Licht
Nafiseh and Karl Lindberg
Ms. Sylvia R. Lindsey
Ms. Eugenia Loken
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ludgus
Ms. Marian Marsh
Patrick McCabe
Michael McGinley
Ms. Erie Mills and Mr. Thomas N. Rescigno
Mr. Peter J. Musto
Ms. Joan O'Leary
Ms. Marie Orsi
Mr. Duane Phillips
Hiroko Prather
Olga and Sergey Rakitchenkov
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Renne
Mr. Victor Rowley and Dr. Stanley K. Yarnell
Kenneth Ruta
Ms. Susan Ruwart
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Schroeder
Diana and Richard Shore
Mrs. Harriet Simpson
Mr. Sheldon Sloan
Mr. Alan Smith and Dr. Helen Lew
Ms. Sue Sommer
Michael and Mary Ann St. Peter
Mrs. Violet Taaffe
Ruth Uchimura
Mary and Terry Vogt
Ms. Ann L. Williamson
Mr. David Zebker
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Zlatchin
Ms. Anne Zucchi


$100 - $299

Ms. Barbara Adams
Mrs. Charles B. Adelmann
Ms. Joan Adler
Ms. Joan M. Allen
Mrs. Beresford Amoroso
Ms. Christine Angeles
Cantor Roslyn Barak
Marc Barberis
Ms. Julie Bartholomew
Mr. and Mrs. Kent T. Baum
Paul and Linda Baumann
Martha Nell Beatty
Mr. Stephen Bertram
Ms. Jodie Beyer
Mr. Steven Binder and Ms. Barbara Anscher
Ms. Linda Blondis
Dr. Victor Bonfilio
Fergus and Jean Bordewich
Karen Breslin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Brody
Mrs. Kathleen M. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Alan R. Brudos
William Bryan
Valarie V. V. Burgess and John G. Burgess
Col. and Mrs. Bruce Carswell
Eugene Celillo
Mr. William Chinowsky
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Ciabattoni
Mr. Martin 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
Ms. Francine S. Davis
Mr. Brian Deans
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. E. Dennis
Professor Sandra Ferrari Disner
Rose Mary Dougherty
Ms. Maja N. Fara
Ms. Ruth Felt
Mrs. John H. Finger
Jon W. & Ellen V. Florey
Joseph and Barbara Fredrick
Ernest and Kathleen Friedlander
Mr. David and Mrs. Betsy Fryberger
Dr. Frederick Gabali
Dr. Scott Gale
Mr. Francis Garcia
Ms. Carol Ghinger
Mr. William W. Godward
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Goren
Dr. Kathleen Grant and Dr. Thomas Jackson
Anne P. Gray
Ms. Crystal Gromer and Mr. Geoffrey Smith
Dr. Erich Gruen and Ms. Ann Hasse
Ms. Sara Haber
Mrs. Bronwyn H. Hall
Mr. William Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Handeland
Mr. Larry Hanover
Ms. Barbara E. Harms
Elisabeth Hartman
Mr. Gerald Heineck
Kay Henschel
Mr. Daniel Hersh
Mr. Thomas Hibdon
Ms. Wendy Hillhouse
Mrs. Henry Palmer Hotz
Mr. Barry D. Hovis
Ms. Gladys Kurzuk-Howard
Mr. Luther Jackson
Ms. Judith Kahn
Suzanne Kaufman
Larry and Jeanne Kelly
Mrs. Richard Kirby
Ms. Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton and Mr. Peter Eggleton
Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Klier
Ms. Andrea Kohlruss
Ms. JoAnn M. Kulesza
Judith A. Lamberti
Dr. Jack Leibman
Ms. Lamar Leland
Kathleen and John Leones
Ms. Marcia Leonhardt
Arend Lijphart and Gisela Meyers
Ms. Donna Lim
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lin
Ms. Linda Long
Haksoon Andrea Low
Mr. Allen Mann
Andrew and Anne Maverick
Josephine Maxon
Dr. Michael Melewicz
Ms. Deborah K. Miller
Mrs. Judith Miller
Jane and Harry Mison
Patricia Mitchell
James Neary
Mr. Howard R. Neckel
Dr. Tony Nespole
Mr. and Mrs. D. Warner North
Dr. Judy O'Young and Mr. Gregg Hauser
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Oliver
Mr. Craig Oren
Marie Louise Otto
Ms. Mitzi Palmer
Mr. Tito Patri and Mrs. Bobby Reich-Patri
Ms. Nancy Petrisko
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Pohl
Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Post
Mr. John Price
Mr. William Reeder
Ms. Shirley Reith
Ms. Virginia Reyna
Mike Rolland
Ms. Isabella Rosen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenberg
Dr. Milton Schaefer and Mr. Scott Plakun
Ms. Jean Schoch
Mrs. Hanne Schultz
Margaret V. Sheehan
Mr. Hiram Simon
Christine Staples
Mr. Eric Stevens
David Stohlmann
Mr. Garret Swart
Ms. Audrey Tomaselli
Miss Carol Tomlinson
Mr. Thomas Tragardh
Mr. Cesar Ulloa and Mr. Gary Aliperti
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Nest
Ian and Julia Wall
Ms. Jane Wallace
John Wallace
Ms. Ching-Yu Wang
Mrs. Barbara Wanvig
Ms. Rosalie V. Weaver
Mr. Keith Weed and Ms. Julia Molander
Stanley and Elaine S. Weiss
Daphne and Stuart Wells
Dr. and Mrs. David Werdegar
Dr. Ronald Wing
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Wittwer
Ms. Jennifer Wolch
Ms. Susan Z. Wolfe
Betty Woo
Mr. and Mrs. E. William Yund
Frank Zepeda


$25 - $99

Drs. Paul and Geraldine Alpert
Mr. Edgar A. Benhard
Mrs. Betty I. Bernstein
Ms. Michele Bowden
Veronica Breuer
Mr. and Mrs. Donal Brown
Virginia L. Brown
Guy A. Campisano Jr.
Miss Joyce K. H. Chow
Craig Cruz Martin and Virginia Davis
Bruce Delagi and Dan Jepson
Ms. Jennifer Delany
Carol Dickson
Dr. William R. Dorrance
Bob Ely
Roland Feller Violin Makers
Mr. John Gildersleeve
Mr. Simon Glinsky
Mr. Greg Gorel and Mr. Dan Wong
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Greene
Janet Grossman
Eleanor Hansen
Lauren Hewitt and Dolores McElroy
Mrs. Nadine Hubbell
Ms. Anna Lamothe
Mr. Steven Langer
Thomas A. Larsen
Ms. Alice Lehmann
The Kerry Lobel & Marta Drury Fund of the Horizons Foundation
Emmanuel Manasievici
Kristin Manning
Mr. William Martin
Evelyn Martinez
Ms. Denise E. Mauldin
William T. McCraw and Janet Muscio
Mr. James McKeown
Mrs. Charlotte McMinn
Nancy Meacham
Dave and Erika Meinhardt
Sandra Miller
Mr. Michael Moerman
Ms. Katherine Norton
Mrs. Nancy B. Ream
Jerry and Gloria Reichhoff
Ms. Sandra Robbins
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robins
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rodd
Mr. Ronald Rogness
Gail I. Rubman
Mr. Alex Rynecki
Margot Schevill
Mr. Stephen Silberstein
Derek Sinutko
Miss Maureen Smith
Ms. Cherrill Spencer and Mr. Rick Leder
Mr. Ian E. Stockdale
Ms. Sallie Stockton
Mr. Stephen Suzman
Aileen Tat
Mr. Stephen Van Meter
Mr. Moez Virani
Mr. Albert J. Vizinho
Mary Wesseling
Steve and Pat West
Mrs. Audrone Willeke
Mr. Michael Williams
Ms. Suzanne Yamada
Ms. O'Brien Young
Mr. Paul Ziller

In-Kind Donors

Accor Hotels
August (1) Five
Jennifer and Chris Brahm
Golden State Warriors
Hafner Vineyard
Myron Marx and Cora Yang
Port of Oakland
Drs. Richard and Pamela Rigg


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
Kathy Graham
Susan Meadows Hone
Dana Turkington Horner
Barbara K. Jackson
Eleanor Kenney
William Kent and Norma Draper
Vivienne Miller
Valerie Pope
Henry W. Robinson and Nettie Robinson
James Forrest Vedder
Cameron Waterman III


Barbara Bruser Clark
Carlyn Clause
Michael Colbruno
Hugh Coughlin
David Hugle
Sylvia Lindsey
Jim Meehan
Glenn Reid
Barbara Ross
Eric Stevens


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





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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