Meet Our People

We ❤️ Our Donors

The California Symphony gratefully acknowledges the members of our evergrowing donor family! These individuals and organizations have demonstrated a commitment to the arts and improving our community. The following reflects gifts and pledges received for the 19/20 and 20/21 seasons through August 31, 2020.

$200,000+

Sharon Simpson

$75,000-$199,999

California Symphony Board of Directors

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Lura-Lee and William Lange Foundation

$40,000-$74,999

California Symphony
Endowment

Diablo Regional Arts
Association

William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation

$20,000-$39,999

California Symphony Alliance

Clarence Heller Foundation

Dale and Carole Landon

Sakana Foundation

$10,000-$19,999

Bill and Navid Armstrong

Jeanne Ryan
Karin Eames

Paul Cortese
Shari Ward

$5,000-$9,999

Dick and Sally Ingraham
Douglas Waterman in      honor of Ruth Waterman
Frederic H. Smith

Hal and Marcia Wilson
Jack Kalivoda
Janet Welter
Jon Dickson
Luman and Marilyn Hughes

Michael and Denise Weiner
Ruth H. Reeves
Yoshimi and Edward Downer

$2,500-$4,999

Abigail Dye
Amer Budayr
Arlee Maier
Barbara and Roy Hodgkinson
Carlotta and Robert Dathe
Cindy and Tom Silva

Jack and Jen Pohlman
John and Joan Hines
Kenneth and Carol Soult
Laura Rehn
Linda Ingham
Lynn and Joan Seppala

Michael Lazur and Mary Ellen Rockdale
Rick and Kate Happy
Rod Mickels and Lisa Franzel
Sandy and Marc Macaulay
Teresa and Chris Washburn

$1,000-$2,499

Arthur and Ardeth
Dreshfield
Aubrey and Ryan Bergauer
Howard Hansen
Janet Sheiner
Janet and Larry Black
Janet-marie and Paul Petric
Jed Daniel

John and Marilyn Knowles
Joseph Ficurelli
Joseph and Bette Hirsch
Linda and Anthony Anastanio
Luisa and William Hansen
Marsha Joy
Michael Elmore

Michael and Nadine Peterson Tuciarone
Neil De Crescenzo
Peggy and Michael White
Peter and Robin Witte
Ralph and Loella Haskew
Richard and Sigrid Jarrett
Ruby Robins

$500-$999

Aimee Johnson
Alan Cox
Angie Coffee
Barbara Stallings
Betsy Templeton
Beverly Louie
Dan and Jackie Renke
David and Lisa French
Dirk Mellema
Dolores and Hans Kruger

Elizabeth Wyrick
Greta Zielinski
Jackie and Ray Welles
Jan Geahry
Janet Gaston and David Fattig
Janice Coggiola
Joan and Sandy Hughes
Judy French
Karl and Sandra Bemesderfer

Katherine Stupak
Laurie Schoeffler
Lois Holt
Marnie and Steve Raymond
Robert Denison
Robert and Joan Koenig
Sara Soltan
Scott Lingen
Scott and Shirlee Graff
Thomas Terry

$250-$499

Al and Valerie Petersen
Allan Tobias
Barbara Angius
Barbara Crane
Betty Bowles
Brooks and Kay Baldwin
Carol and Carl Santa Maria
Carol G. Smith
Carolyn and Wayne Hudson
Carrie Miller
Cathleen Freeman
Cecelia Tutt
Celia Hasbrook
Charlene Carter
Charles Legge
Chuck and Susie Hanson
Cosette Mitchell
Elizabeth Summer
Ellen Bloedorn
Gail Murray
Gail and Jerry Gabriel
George Mathews
Glenn and Caroleigh Casebolt
Hal and Diane Hill

Helen Freeman
Hillary Fowler
James and Jacqueline Carroll
James and Kathleen Flagstead
Jane Greene
Janelle Noble
Janis Adamson
Jennifer Cook
John & Nina Dickerson
John Dewes & Kathleen Henschel
Joyce Shappee
Judy Craddick
Karen Fong
Katherine Jarrett
Kendall and Lana Burns
Kenneth Gundry
Kenneth Gutierrez
Kenneth and Candy Caldwell
Kurt and Charleen Elste
Leslie Lessenger
Lisa S. Dell
Lori Olson
Louise Rafter
Lucy Ober-Silvey

Mark J. Powers and Albert E. Moreno
Martha Pigeon
Pamela Jensen
Pamela and Eric Ryan
Patricia Smith
Patty Deutsche
Rand Morimoto
Richard Leffingwell
Richard Miles
Richard and Shannon Merrill
Ritamarie Sustek Walsh
Robert Corning
Robert King
Robin Minor
Sandra Cavallo
Sue and Roger Lang
Susan and Stephen Philpott
Teri Erickson
Thomas Nootbaar and Lori Bungarz
Tim and Carolyn Carlson
Tom Stone
Troy and Denisa Feddersen
Valerie Schreiber

$100-$249

Alfred Kaufman
Allison Picard
Amy Shih
Andrew Evans
Andy Degrassi
Ann Moriarty
Audrey d’Andrea
Barbara Ahlquist
Barbara Greeno
Barbara Kuklewicz
Barbara Resnick
Barbara and Jerry Schauffler
Beth Theisen
Beth and Frank Trafton
Betsy Willcuts
Betty and Michael Rosenheimer
Beverly Dubrin
Bill Williams
Bill and Flora Wollman
Birgit Karlsson
Bob Blumberg
Carleen Goeckel
Carol Salais
Carole Lyons
Carolyn Anderson
Carter Wells
Catherine Locke
Charlotte Foley
Charlotte and David Hartness
Chris Spanos
Christina Miller
Christine Imrie
Christine and Marco Gonzalez
Clementine and Robert Loder
Conway Jones, Jr.
Cory Tiffin
Dannys Cody
Daphne Stoermer
Darren and Sunshine Deffner
Deanna and Terry Thompson
Deanne Gilbert
Deborah OrelBixler
Dee Bircil
Diane Gilfether
Dianne Yoder
Dolly Ambrosini
Donato Cabrera
Donna Veneziano
Dyanne Vojvoda
Eileen Denue
Eileen Hodge
Elaine Highiet
Elaine Wong
Ellen Suelflow
Emilia Threlkeld

Eric Evers
Fred Riccio
Gay and Robert Laaback
Gaye Richardson
Gene Kaufman
George and Jody Benkly
Georgia Couch
Gilbert & Ann Berkeley
Gloria Walli
Gretchen Doolittle
Gwen Reichert
Gwendolyn Langosch
H. Elaine Halliday
Hazel Eshleman
Heide-Marie Woolf
Heidrun Held
Helen Nienow
Helene Schwartz
J. Michael Siebert
Jack Nelson
Jack and Carole Kay Lynn
Jane Hicks
Jane Meek
Jane Mowry
Jane Rising
Jean Fiske
Jeanne Boyd
Jennifer Kwock-Lau
Jessica Smith
Jill Reiner
Jim and Inga Keldsen
Jimmy Gahl
Jo Parker
Joan and Kelvin Booty
John Gravell
JOhn Orr
John & Nancy Turnier
John and Linda Judd
John and Rae Joyce Marsyla
Joy Elkinton-Walker
Judith Carithers
Judith Hammon
Judith Peak
Judy Casey
Karen Neville
Karen Turner
Kathy O’Toole
Kathy Rowland
Kay Bristol
Kelsey Blegen
Kent Sack
Laura Kenney
Leland and Anne Collins
Lena Chao
Leonard Barton
Leslie De Giere
Lois Heyden
Louise and Jim Branscom
Manya and Fred Casto
Margaret Perchert
Marilee Niemi

Marilyn Foreman
Marjorie S. Hutchinson
Marlys Siegel
Marsha McElroy
Martin Gorfinkel
Mary Koch
Mary Moyce
Mary Ellen Martin
Mats Wallin
Michael Jackson
Michael & Cherie Soza
Michael & Linda Bandler
Miriam Mehaouchi
Nancy Kingston
Olga Milosavljevic
Omar Abdelwahab
Pam Linder
Pat Scott
Patricia Milton
Patti Miller
Paul McKnight
Peter Carroll
Peter Huetter
Peter and Judy Heyman
Phoebe Sackett
Rezso Csongor
Richard Ingalls
Richard Starbuck
Robert Loder
Robert Mason
Robert and Esther Rice
Robert and Jean Cannon
Rodney Kilcoyne
Ron and Anne Woods
Ron and Haleen Armijo
Ronald Ramin
Russell Nelson
Ryan Amaro
Ryan and Lieann Killam
Sally Thorpe
Sally and Robert Burley
Sally and William Clarke
Sandra Dalforno
Sherrie Fraser
Sigrid and Jerald Seibert
Silvano Marchesi
Stan and Elaine Weiss
Sue Benson
Susan Greif
Susan Thieme
Susann Bollinger
Urs and Heidi Christen
Valerie Fulton
Vicki Flickinger
Victoria Bissell
Vincent Fogle
W. Kenneth and Joyce Bohemert
Wallace Clark
William Gagen
Zev Kahn