Meet Our People

We ❤️ Our Donors

The California Symphony gratefully acknowledges the members of our ever-growing donor family! These individuals and organizations have demonstrated a commitment to the arts and improving our community. The following reflects gifts and pledges received from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

$150,000+

Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

Sharon Simpson

$100,000-$149,999

Lura-Lee and William Lange Foundation

$50,000-$99,999

Chuck Scanlan

$20,000-$49,999

California Arts Council

Heller Charitable Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation

$10,000-$19,999

Jeanne Ryan
Joanne Killam
Karin Eames

Orchard House
Paul Cortese

Sandy & Marc Macaulay
Shari Ward

$5,000-$9,999

Bill & Navid Armstrong
Frederic H Smith
Hal And Marcia Wilson
Janet Welter

Jon Dickson
Luman & Marilyn Hughes
Michael & Denise Weiner

Robert and Alice Bridges Foundation
West Contra Costa Unified School District

$2,500-$4,999

Barbara & Roy Hodgkinson
Cindy & Tom Silva
Claire Kinney
Dick & Sally Ingraham
Michael Elmore in honor of the hardworking staff at California Symphony

Kate & Rick Happy
Ken & Carol Soult
Linda Ingham
Lynn & Joan Seppala
Michael & Heather Winter
Robert & Carlotta Dathe
Rod Mickels & Lisa Franzel

Ruth H Reeves
Teresa & Chris Washburn
Yoshimi & Edward Downer

$1,000-$2,499

Amanda Druckemiller
Arlee Maier
Arthur Dreshfield
Aubrey & Ryan Bergauer
Betsy Templeton
Chuck & Susie Hanson
Colleen Hoffman
Dirk Mellema
Douglas Waterman
Gary & Kathi Ryness
Janet-marie & Paul Petric
Jed Daniel

John & Marilyn Knowles
Joseph & Bette Hirsch
Joseph Ficurelli
Joyce & William Brantman Foundation
Karl Bemesderfer
Marsha Joy
Martha Pigeon
Mary Ellen Rockdale & Michael Lazur
Michael & Nadine Peterson Tuciarone

Peggy & Michael White in honor of Lisa Dell
Peter & Robin Witte
Ralph & Loella Haskew
Richard & Sigrid Jarrett
Ruby Robins
Sue & Skip Hoyt
The SunJams Foundation
Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation
Anonymous Donation

$500-$999

Allan Tobias
Beverly Louie
Brooks & Kay Baldwin
Dan & Jackie Renke
Glenn & Caroleigh Casebolt

Gloria Kaprielian
Greta Zielinski
Jan Geahry
Laurie Schoeffler
Luisa & William Hansen

Marnie & Steve Raymond
Robert & Joan Koenig
Scott & Shirlee Graff
W. Kenneth & Joyce Boehmert

$250-$499

Betty Bowles
Carol Santa Maria
Carrie Miller in honor of California Symphony
Cecelia Tutt
Charles Hartman Hanson
Charles Legge
Charlotte Foley
Elaine Highiet
Elizabeth Summer
Ellena Bloedorn
George Mathews & Lora Osterloh
Hal & Diane Hill
Hans Kruger
Helen Freeman
Rand Morimoto
Jack & Jen Pohlman

James & Jacqueline Carroll
Jane Hicks
Janelle Noble
Janet Gaston & David Fattig
Janice Y Coggiola
Jean Shuler
Jennifer Cook
John & Nina Dickerson
John Dewes & Kathleen Henschel
Jud & Judy Hammon
Judy Casey
Judy French
Julie Basque
Karen Fong
Karl Bemesderfer

Kurt & Charleen Elste
Leslie Lessenger
Lisa Dell & Cory Tiffin
Lucy Ober-Silvey
Mark J Powers & Albert E Moreno in honor of The Terry Girls
Patti Miller
Richard & Shannon Merrill
Richard Miles
Robert Denison
Robert King
Scott Lingen
Sue & Darrell Cannon
Susan & Stephen Philpott
Susan Greif
Troy & Denisa Feddersen
Anonymous Donation

$100-$249

Al & Valerie Petersen
Alfred Kaufman
Allison Picard
Amy Shih
Andrew Evans
Andy Degrassi
Ann Moriarty
Audrey dAndrea
Barbara Ahlquist
Barbara & Jerry Schauffler
Barbara Angius
Barbara Kuklewicz
Barbara Resnick
Beth & Frank Trafton
Beth Theisen
Betsy Willcuts
Bill Lokke
Birgit Karlsson
Bob Blumberg
Carleen Goeckel
Carol G. Smith
Carol Salais
Carole Lyons
Carolyn & Wayne Hudson
Carolyn Anderson
Carter Wells
Catherine Locke
Celia Hasbrook
Chevron Employee Matching Fund
Chris Spanos
Christine & Marco Gonzales
Christine Imrie
Contra Costa Music Teachers Assoc.
Conway Jones, Jr. in honor of Calvin Eugene Simmons
Cory Tiffin
Cynthia Lee
Dale Deffner
Daphne Stoermer in memory of Thelma Kelly Whitelaw
Darren & Sunshine Deffner
David & Lisa French
Deanna & Terry Thompson
Deborah OrelBixler
Diane Gilfether
Diane Whaley
Dianne Yoder
Donato Cabrera
Dr Judith Davis in honor of Alicia Telford
Eileen Denue
Eileen Hodge
Elaine Wong
Elizabeth Wyrick
Ellen Suelflow
Eric & Sarah Ortman
Eric Evers
Fred Riccio
Gail Murray
Gay & Robert Laaback
Gaye Richardson
Gene & Susan Kaufman
Genoveva Calloway in memory of Elbert Calloway

George & Edith Kohut
Georgia Couch
Gretchen Doolittle
Gwen Reichert
Gwendolyn Langosch
H. Elaine Halliday
Hazel Eshleman
Heide-Marie Woolf
Helen Nienow
Hillary Fowler
Ian Crane
J Michael Siebert
Jack & Carole Kay Lynn
Jack Nelson
James & Kathleen Flagstead
James & Louise Branscom
Jane Meek
Jane Mowry
Janet Sheiner
Janis Adamson
Jean Fiske
Jeanne Boyd
Jessica Smith
Jill Fernald & Charles Levine
Jill Reiner
Jim & Beverly Dubrin
Jim & Inga Keldsen
Jo Parker in honor of Jennifer Cho
Joan Kung-Levy in honor of Barbara Hodgkinson
John & Nancy Turnier
John & Joan Hines
John & Rae Joyce Marsyla
John Gravell
Joy Elkinton-Walker
Joyce Shappee
Judith Carithers
Judith Peak
Judy Craddock
Karen Turner
Katherine Jarrett
Katherine Stupak
Kathy O’Toole
Kathy Rowland
Kelsey Blegen
Kelvin Booty
Kenneth Gundry
Kenneth Gutierrez
Kent Sack, Md
Kevin & Michele Safine
Laura Kenney & Bill Sundstrom
Lena Chao
Leonard Barton
Lisa Waterman in honor of Douglas R. Waterman
Louise & Jim Branscom
Louise Rafter
Luciann Leraul
Manya & Fred Casto
Marco Gonzales
Marilee Niemi
Marjorie S. Hutchinson
Marlys Siegel
Martin Gorfinkel
Mary Ellen Martin

Mary Leigh Miller
Mats Wallin
Melissa Vindelov
Michael & Linda Bandler
Michael Shachat in honor of Marcia Klein
Miriam Mehaouchi
Nan Reuther
Olga Milosavljevic
Omar Abdelwahab
Pamela Jensen
Patricia Smith
Patrick & Shirley Campbell
Paul Mcknight in memory of Marilee McKnight
Peter & Judy Heyman
Peter Huetter
Phoebe Sackett
Rezso Csongor
Richard Leffingwell
Richard Starbuck
Richard Wolf
Ritamarie Sustek Walsh
Robert & Esther Rice
Robert & Gail Burnett
Robert & Jean Cannon
Robert Corning
Robert Loder
Robert Mason
Rodney Kilcoyne
Ron & Anne Woods
Ron & Haleen Armijo
Ronald P Anderson
Ronald Rogness
Russell Nelson
Ryan Amaro
Sally Thorpe
Sara Soltan
Silvano Marchesi
Stan & Elaine Weiss
Stephen Greene
Steve Pugh & Jennifer Martin
Sue & Roger Lang
Sue Benson
Susan Abrahamson
Susan Thieme & Mike Fabionar
Susann Bollinger
Teri Erickson
Theresa Madeira
Thomas Nootbaar & Lori Bungarz
Timothy Carlson
Timothy Carlson in memory of Carolyn Joan Carlson
Tom Eppenberger
Tom Stone
Valerie Fulton
Valerie Schreiber
Vicki Flickinger
Vincent Fogle
Wallace Clark
William Gagen
Yolanda Vega
Zev Kahn
Seven Anonymous Donors