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 October 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

Orchard House Foundation
Paul Cortese
Shari Ward

$5,000-$9,999

California Arts Council
Dick and Sally Ingraham
Douglas Waterman in      honor of Ruth Waterman

Frederic H. Smith
Hal and Marcia Wilson
Jack Kalivoda
Janet Welter
Jon Dickson
Michael and Denise Weiner

Ralph and Loella Haskew
Ruth H. Reeves
Sandy and Marc Macaulay
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
Claire Kinney
Dick and Sally Ingraham

Jack and Jen Pohlman
John and Joan Hines
Joseph Ficurelli
Joseph and Bette Hirsch
Kenneth and Carol Soult
Laura Rehn
Linda Ingham
Luman and Marilyn Hughes

Lynn and Joan Seppala
Michael Lazur and Mary Ellen Rockdale
Michael Elmore
Michael Winter
Rick and Kate Happy
Rod Mickels and Lisa Franzel
Teresa and Chris Washburn

$1,000-$2,499

Amer Budayr
Arthur and Ardeth
Dreshfield
Dirk Mellema
George Ryness
Howard Hansen
Janet Sheiner
Janet and Larry Black
Janet-marie and Paul Petric
Jed Daniel

John and Marilyn Knowles
Joyce and William Brantman Foundation
Laura Rehn
Linda and Anthony Anastanio
Luisa and William Hansen
Marsha Joy
Martha Pigeon

Michael and Nadine Peterson Tuciarone
Neil De Crescenzo
Peggy and Michael White
Peter and Robin Witte
Richard and Sigrid Jarrett
Sue and Skip Hoyt
Ruby Robins

$500-$999

Aimee Johnson
Alan Cox
Allan Tobias
Angie Coffee
Audrey Richards
Barbara Stallings
Betsy Templeton
Beverly Louie
Brooks and Kay Baldwin
Dan and Jackie Renke
David and Lisa French
Dolores and Hans Kruger

Elizabeth Wyrick
Gloria Kaprielian
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
W. Kenneth and Joyce Boehmert

$250-$499

Barbara Angius
Betty Bowles
Carolyn and Wayne Hudson
Carrie Miller
Cathleen Freeman
Cecelia Tutt
Charlene Carter
Charles Legge
Chuck and Susie Hanson
Dolores and Hans Kruger
Elaine Highiet
Elizabeth Summer
Ellena Bloedorn
Gail Murray
Gail and Jerry Gabriel
George Mathews
Glenda Fankhauser
Glenn and Caroleigh Casebolt
Hal and Diane Hill
Helen Freeman
Hillary Fowler

James and Jacqueline Carroll
Jane Hicks
Janelle Noble
Janet Gaston and David Fattig
Janice Coggiola
Janis Adamson
John and Nina Dickerson
John Dewes and Kathleen Henschel
Joyce Shappee
Judy Craddick
Karen Fong
Karl and Sandra Bemesderfer
Kathy Rea
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
Lucy Ober-Silvey

Mark J. Powers and Albert E. Moreno
Marsha McElroy
Pamela Jensen
Pamela and Eric Ryan
Patricia Smith
Patti Miller
Patty Deutsche
Rand Morimoto
Richard Leffingwell
Richard Miles
Richard and Shannon Merrill
Ritamarie Sustek Walsh
Robert Corning
Robert Denison
Robin Minor
Sandra Cavallo
Scott Lingen
Sue and Roger Lang
Susan and Stephen Philpott
Teri Erickson
Thomas Nootbaar and Lori Bungarz
Tim and Carolyn Carlson
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
Belinda Smith
Beth Snortum
Beth Theisen
Beth and Frank Trafton
Betsy Willcuts
Beverly Dubrin
Bill Williams
Bill and Flora Wollman
Birgit Karlsson
Bob Blumberg
Carleen Goeckel
Carol Salais
Carol G. Smith
Carole Lyons
Carolyn Anderson
Carter Wells
Celia Hasbrook
Chris Spanos
Christina Miller
Christine Imrie
Christine and Marco Gonzales
Constance Tompkins
Conway Jones, Jr.
Cory Tiffin
Dannys Cody
Daphne Stoermer
Darren and Sunshine Deffner
David and Lisa French
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 Lind
Elaine Wong
Ellen Suelflow
Eric Evers
Gay and Robert Laaback
Gaye Richardson

Gene Kaufman
Genoveva Calloway
George and Edith Kohut
George and Jody Benkly
Georgia Couch
Gilbert and Ann Berkeley
Gregory and Ann Schmit
Gretchen Doolittle
Gwen Reichert
Gwendolyn Langosch
H. Elaine Halliday
Hazel Eshleman
Heide-Marie Woolf
Heidrun Held
Helen Nienow
Ian Crane
J. Michael Siebert
Jack Nelson
Jack and Carole Kay Lynn
James and Kathleen Flagstead
Jane Greene
Jane Meek
Jane Mowry
Jane Rising
Janet Sheiner
Janis Adamson
Jean Fiske
Jeanne Boyd
Jennifer Cook
Jennifer Kwock-Lau
Jessica Ledbetter
Jessica Smith
Jill Fernald
Jill Reiner
Jim and Inga Keldsen
Jo Parker
Joan Kung-Levy
Joan and Kelvin Booty
John Gravell
John Orr
John and Nancy Turnier
John and Rae Joyce Marsyla
John and Sheryl Benson
Joy Elkinton-Walker
Judith Carithers
Judith Hammon
Judith Peak
Judy Casey
Judy Craddick
Karen Neville
Karen Turner
Katherine Stupak
Kathy O’Toole
Kathy Rowland
Kay Bristol
Kay Lilja
Kelsey Blegen
Kelvin Booty
Kenneth Gundry
Kenneth Gutierrez
Kent Sack
Kevin Wilk
Laura Kenney
Lena Chao
Leonard Barton
Leslie De Giere
Lois Heyden
Louise Rafter
Louise and Jim Branscom
Manya and Fred Casto
Margaret Perchert
Marilee Niemi

Marilyn Foreman
Marjorie S. Hutchinson
Marlys Siegel
Martin Gorfinkel
Mary Moyce
Mary Ellen Martin
Mats Wallin
Melissa Vindelov
Michael Jackson
Michael and Cherie Soza
Michael and Linda Bandler
Michel Taddei
Miriam Mehaouchi
Nan Reuther
Nancy Schultz
Olga Milosavljevic
Omar Abdelwahab
Pat Scott
Patricia Milton
Patti Miller
Paul McKnight
Peter Huetter
Peter and Judy Heyman
Phoebe Sackett
Rezso Csongor
Richard Ingalls
Richard Starbuck
Robert Corning
Robert King
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