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Opera San José’s mission has always been the development and support of emerging artists. By providing housing, professional development, and performance opportunities like few opera companies in America do, Opera San José keeps the artist at the very heart of its creative and administrative life. During this ongoing health and economic crisis, Opera San José’s mandate must be the continued support of these artists – to serve as a lifeline, to preserve their immense artistry, and to keep producing art through any and all mediums available to us in this time apart from one another.

Opera is an art form that takes hundreds of people to produce – artists, musicians, artisans, and patrons like you.

Thank you for your support!

PLANNED GIVING

We are grateful for your continued support of Opera San José and your dedication to ensuring a vibrant and successful future for the company. There are many ways in which a donor’s charitable gift can both help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future.

DIGITAL MEDIA INITIATIVE

Opera San José’s Heiman Digital Media Studio is a cutting-edge digital media studio that allows thousands of viewers to enjoy innovative performances from the safety and comfort of home. Created in response to a global crisis that shuttered live performance venues worldwide, including the California Theater, the Heiman Digital Media Studio has firmly established Opera San José as a leader in digital performances.

Other Ways to Support

Garden Concerts

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Our work is made possible by:

FOUNDATIONS

$500,000 and above

The Packard Humanities Institute

$100,000 to $499,999

The Bouye 1977 Trust

Carol Franc Buck Foundation

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Kieve Foundation

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

Wadhwani Charitable Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999

Schlegel Living Trust Uta May 7, 1990

Lorraine and Gerard Seelig Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Five Arts Foundation

$1,000 to $4,999

The Filippi Foundation (Frank & Olivia Filippi)

The Merrimac Fund

The Simon Strauss Foundation

Eva Xu-Roy Wang Family Charitable Fund

One anonymous foundation

 

Under $999

Amazon Smile

The Greenside Foundation

King Charitable Fund

KLA Foundation

Oscar Rex 2019 Fund

Silicon Valley Creates

One anonymous foundation

 

PUBLIC SECTOR

California Arts Council

City of San José

National Endowment for the Arts

Shuttered Venue Operators

CORPORATE GIFTS

$50,000
The Applied Materials Foundation

$1,000-$4,999
Heritage Bank of Commerce
IBM Corporation

Organizations

$5,000 and above

Amici di Musica Bella

San José Opera Guild

$1,000 to $4,999

Children’s Discovery Museum

Under $999

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose

IATSE B-32

San Jose Museum of Art Association

 

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

PRODUCERS

$50,000 and above

Elizabeth F. Adler

Mimi & Eric Carlson

George L Crow

Mary & Clinton Gilliland

Peggy Heiman

Jim* & Pat Jackson

Michael Kalkstein

Lawrence Kern

Andrea Neves

Jan & Don Schmidek

Two anonymous donors

 

CONDUCTORS CIRCLE

$20,000 to $49,999

Nola & Harvey Armstrong

Elfi Berkowitz

Prof. John M. Heineke & Prof. Catherine R. Montfort

Michael McGinley

ARTIST SPONSORS

$10,000 to $19,999

Anna M. Bagniewska* & Denis St. Jean

Josef & Phyllis Bismanovsky

Ann Brown

Doris & Alan Burgess

Jane H Decker

Julie Edgcomb

James Feit

Glen Gould & Bunny Laden

Charles F. Hanes

Katerina Hollblad-Fadiman & Jeffrey Fadiman

Marjorie Johnson

Eric Jorgensen

Wanda Kownacki

Cathy & Dick Lampman

Cathy & Steve Lazarus

Bernice Lindstrom

Jeanne L. McCann

Pravesh & Neeru Mehra

D.G. Mitchell

Ann Marie Mix

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Richard* & Hannelore Romney

Dave Thompson

Janice Toyoshima*

Dr Brian Ward

Two anonymous donors

 

BACKSTAGE CIRCLE

$5,000 to $9,999

Tim & Tricia* Anderson

Jim Beatty

Pamela & Craig Carper

Doris Davis

Al & Kathy DiFrancesco

Dorothy & Richard Dorsay

Jennifer & Matias Duarte

John & Cecelia Eurich

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Harmon, Jr.

Pat Janes

William R Lambert

Joseph Marcheso

Dr. Jakob Nielsen & Hannah Kain

Joy Sakai

Joyce & Campbell Scott

Jan Telesky

Mr. & Mrs. G. Terstiege

Bradford Wade & Linda Riebel

Melody Walsh

Michael & Laurie Warner

Mariquita West

Dr. & Mrs. C. Whitby-Strevens

Richard & Phyllis Whitney

Dennis & Marianne Wilcox

 

DIRECTORS CIRCLE

$2,500 to $4,999

Richard J. Andrews

Dr. Charlene Archibeque

Janet Averett

David Burke & Victoria BurtonBurke

Mary Esther Candee

John & Agnes Caulfield

Paul & Marijane Chestnut

Mary Patricia Daoud

James & Susan Dyer

Drs. Lucia & Jack Gilbert

Mel & Janice Goertz

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

George Hume

Warren & Judy Kaplan

Bonnie Kellogg & Tim Cannard

Anita Köhler

Phil & Judy Livengood

Philip & Margaret Ma

Joan Mansour

Kevin McGiboney & Nancy Lutzow

Barbara Molony & Thomas Turley

Gabriele Ondine

Bob & Bonnie Peterson

Randy Presuhn & Timothy Nguyen

Gayle Spencer

Robert Strain

Mary Wang

Karlette Warner & Ward Hoffman

Jean-Marie White & Bryan Rodriguez

Drs. Robert & Antonette Zeiss

One anonymous donor

 

SHOWCASE CIRCLE

$1,000 to $4,999

Jeanne & Michael Althouse

Richard & Clarice Anderson

Shirley E. Bailey

Dr. Alfonso Banuelos & Suzanne Wittrig

Mario & Rose Belotti

Gene Bernardini

Bill & Ginny Berner

Ted Biagini

Brenda Birrell

Leon Bonner & Redge Meixner

Judith Borlase

James & Margaret Brady

Dr. Anne-Catherine & Dr. Richard Bramley

Barbara Brosh

Scott Bruck & Raul Gorospe

Elaine Cardinale

Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens

Linda Turner Cato

Park & Joan Chamberlain

Gloria Chiang

Isabel Chiu, CPA

Daniel Clark & Elizabeth Kline

William M. Conlon & Judith E. Schwartz

Rose Crimi

Antonia Cross

Donald & Betty* D’Angelo

Elena & Ron Danielson

Dr. George Deabill

Richard & Maureen DeBolt

Arden Down

Maureen Ellenberg

Alice & Bob Fenton

Rod Ferguson & Kathleen Egan

Frank Fiscalini

Kevin & Celeste Ford

John Gerhardt, Janet Newman

Joseph & Honmai Goodman

BenJoaquin Gouverneur & Khori Dastoor

Helen & Dr. Glenn Hakanson

Kathryn Hall

Cheryl Holt

Randall & Carle Hylkema

Homi Irani & Anna Yonemura

Linda Izquierdo

Jeraldine Johnson

Ray & Laurel Kaleda

Kristine Kelly & Arthur Gleckler

Beverly & Craig Kemp

Stephen Kociol

Rob & Lucinda Lenicheck

Sylvia & Paul Lorton, Jr.

Scott Lurndal

Jonathan Lynam

Jeanne Lyons

Victor Ma

SHOWCASE CIRCLE CONT.

SHOWCASE CIRCLE (Cont.)

Robert Mackenzie & John Thompson

Maj. Bernard Magelky

Chris & Nancy McKenna

  1. Kirk McKenzie

Jay & Brigitte McKnight

Chris & Katie Metzger

Barry & Rosemarie Mirkin

Kathleen Montoya

Janet Muscio & William McCraw

Tony Nespole, MD

John R. & Elsa Nimmo

Ellen, Gerald Oicles

Ahmad & Ruth Orandi

Pamela & David W. Packard

Janice Paull

Nedra Petty

Jackie Pighini

Joe Pon & George Duran

Nancy Pyeatt

Alice Ramsauer

Rebecca Ranninger Owen & Marc Owen

Stephen & Denise Rawlinson

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Rizzuto

William L Robertson & Ieva K Zvargulis

Lee & Shirley Rosen

Bob & Terri Ryan

Lucinda Sanchagrin & Dennis McLean

Robert Savoie

Jack & Judy Schneider

MARILYN SEFCHOVICH

Robert & Linda Selinske

Colette A. Siegel

Darby Siempelkamp & Michael Kresser

Pieter & Jacqui Smith

Rory & Linda Snyder

  1. Spencer

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Staringer

Jim Stauffer

Laura Sternberg

Mary C. Stradner

  1. James Tellefson

Melita Wade Thorpe

Jim Todd

Jeanne Torre

Sigi & Klaus Glimski

Nancy Valencia

Alice Weigel

Lance & Mary Werthman

Chip & Bonnie Williams

Fern Wollrich-Jaffe

Ellen C. Wynn

Cecily & Fernando Zazueta

Stephen & Connie Zilles

7 anonymous donors

 

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE

$250 to $999

Reza Ahmadi & Family

Judith Aissen & James Clifford

Jane Alejandro

Salvatore Alini

Joyce Allegro & Gerald Sheridan

Marcia & Matthew Allen

Daniel & Priscilla Amend

Shirlee Anderson

Leslie & Richard Andrews

Joseph & Frankie Armstead

Patrick & Liega Arnett

Jamie & Tony Arreola

Monica Bacon Proctor

Zachary Baker

Laima Baltusis

David & Carola Bamberger

Ray & Lynda Barbieri

Teveia Rose Barnes

Joyce Bartlett

S Sayre Batton

Betsy Bayha

  1. Bayman & M. Arlock

David Beach

Martha Beattie

Candace J Behlendorf

Paula & Norbert Maciel-Benecke

Asa Berger

Emily & Stephen Berman

Hal & Beverly Berry

Jim,Jessica Blanchard

Joel & Paula Blank

Rob & Letty Block

Stephen Boisvert

Ken Borelli

David & Hildegard Borror

LaVonne & Jean-Pierre Bouchez

Roger Bourland & Daniel Shiplacoff

Mark Brandenburg

Larry & Sally Brandt

John Brinck & Kit Lau

Scott Brown

Neil Brumberger

Richard Bruner

Joseph Buggy

Carolyn Buszdieker

Sheila & Donald Caddes

Dr. Edward & Marjorie Cahn

Rick Callison & Shauna Mika

Corinne Elliott Carter

Ellis M Chernoff

Slatomir Christow

Robert* & Diane Claypool

JoAnn Close & Michael Good

Richard Coencas

Maggie & Mark Cogdill

Lynn & Mary Lois Comeskey

Blanca Haendler & Robert Cook

John & Lois Crowe

Lea Cuniberti-Duran

S D’Addio

Janet Dafoe

John Daly

Jayne & Peter Davis

Victoria L. Davis

John G. Day

Breno de Medeiros

Angela DeFrancesco

Robert Dennis

Irwin Derman

Carolyn & Joe Dickinson

Meredith & Carl Ditmore

Geoffrey Dottery

Rose M Dougherty

Eric Doughty

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE CONT.

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE (Cont)

Katherine Duffy

James Dunlay

Randy Earle

Scott Edwards

David & Liyuza Eisbach,

Marie Elich

John & Tessa Ennals

Bob Epstein

Dolores Escobar

Cameron Esfahani

Rod & Rebecca Fallow

Miluna Fausch

Lars Figge

Jim & Lorrie Fitch

Susan Fitzgerald, Rachel Heiman & Lynn Newman

Georgiana Flaherty

Cindy Folker

Karen Gabrielson

Anne v d L Gardner

Stephen & Theresa Garfink

Leo Gelman

Beatrice & Paul Gomory

Chela Gonzalez

Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Keller

Susan Graham

Veronica Gross

Robert Gumerlock

Philip & Kathleen Gust

Paul & Tressa Guth

Michael Guth

Jeanette Guthart

Jim Hagan

Peter & Tanya Hancock

Milledge Hart

Lynn Hastings

Lindy Hayes

James Heagy

Mitzi G. Henderson

Kristi & Larry Hernandez

Andy Hess

Kali & Narada Hess

Larry & Betty Hinman

Paul & Wanda Holmes

Ida Holmes

DeForrest & Bonnie Home

Enguerrand Horel

Richard Horuk

Gunnar Hovden

Bella & Al Hughes

Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Hurley

Karole Ishida

Klaus & Maria Jaeger

Mary James & George Cook

Stanley Jan

Irene Jaworski

James Jeffers

Derk & Mary Johnson

Martha Johnson

Glenda Jones & Dick Clark

Donald Keesey

Mary M. & Harry Kelly

Sheryl Kelly

Michael Kim

Ellen B. Kimmel

Yoko Kodama

David A. Koerner

Ruth Kohan

Cheryl & Steve Kole

Paul & Jackie Kuckein

Phil Kurjan

Sundong Kwong & Yuet Lee

Ann Lambrecht

Thomas Laqueur

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE CONT.

Robert E. Larson & Susan R. Larson

Margaret & Robert Lawson

Andrew Le Febvre

Judy Leahy

Shirley Leisses

Alana Lemarchand

Russell Lindgren

Barbara Lingens

Sally & Tom Logothetti

Claudia Löhner

Howard & Karen Loomis

Dana Lowy

Thomas & Nancy Lucid

Amalia A Lupu Cornea

Albert Macovski

David & Karen MacQueen

John G Maier

Abhijit Marathe

Ernest March

Judith E. Marlin

Irina Martineau

Katherine Mason

Curt & Arlene McClelland

Sheila McGann-Tiedt

Penny & John McNeel

Mr. & Mrs. Kirke Mechem

Donna Medeiros

Thales Mello

Charles & Jean Platner Mendoza

Barbara Messner

Joe & Elena Metz

Stephen & Janet Miller

Amity Millhiser

Judy C. Miner

G Dan & Patricia Emerson Mitchell

Victor F. Mockus

Sunil Mohan & Debbie Sacks

Sylvia A. Moore

Lynn Morris

Frances Morse

Sarah Motter

Coralie & Gerhard Mueller

David Muhlitner & Peggy Kilduff

Nancy Nagel

Ronald & Irene Nakasone

Jennifer Nance

Ernesto Nassau

Randall & Debra Newcomb

Kirk Nichols & Miranda Abrahams

Richard Nichols

Barbara Nicoara & George Lewis

Michael & Lorraine Nunziata

Yevgeny Nyden

Tom & Lorraine Olson

Mary Anne J Padien

Claire Padien-Havens & Jeremy Patfield

Albert & Pam Palitz

Deena Patfield

Joyce E Peloian & Gary McCrea

Herb & Joan Pereyra

Peterson Wendy

Sigi Pomposo

Hazel & Jeffrey Powell

Stephen Powell

James Reber

Ian Reddy

Doreen Rettig

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE CONT.

Sally Ricci

Marilyn D. Richardson

David & Carla Riemer

Joel Robinson

Barbara Rose

Jeffrey Harris Rudy

Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Russ

George Salah

Miguel Salinas

Rudolf Sandmeier

Antoinette & Edmund Sarraille

William Scharf

Marylou Schoone

Natalie Schutz

Benjamin Schwarz

Barry & Judy Scott

David & Linda Scott

Sayed Shafi

Margaret Shainberg

Marina M. Sheppard

Ruth A Short

Robert & Carmen Sigler

Gerald Silva

Alexandra Simonenko

Darold Skerritt & Judy Lind

Tim Slater

Regina Sleater & Dean Dunsmore

Donald & Barbara Snyder

Sandra M. Sobie

Betty Soennichsen

Jim Sohre

Steven Sosnowski

Jane K. Starbird

Kathy Stark

Joan & Michael Stauffer

Julie Steury & Peter Reynolds

Christy Stevens

Anita Stewart & Kaj Rekola

Terri Stuart

Lawrence Tartaglino

Mary Vickrey

Lynn Telford

Catherine & Jeff Thermond

Paul & Noriko Thomas

Emily & Chie Tieu

Jason Tiller

Richard Tretten

Margaret Trevisan

Jolie Veltmann

Wells Wadleigh & Elizabeth Tsuji

Wanda Waldera

Dr. & Mrs. Saul* & Judith Wasserman

Claire Weber

Richard & Mary Jane Wegener

Geri Weimers

James Williams

James & Patricia Wilmore

Brian & Linda Winter

Bobbi Wolner

Pamela Wright

Lari Yamaguchi

Earlene & Thomas Young

Linda Yum

Gretchen Zaballos

Marilyn B Zelaya

Trudi Zelikson

Frank Zwart & Julia Armstrong-Zwart

26 anonymous gifts

DEDICATED GIFTS

HONORING LARRY HANCOCK

Tricia & Tim Anderson

Mimi & Eric Carlson

Dennise Carter

Marilyn & Frank Dorsa

Dorothy & Richard Dorsay

Frank Fiscalini

Friends of Opera San José

Mary and Clinton Gilliland

BenJoaquin Gouverneur & Khori Dastoor

Claudia & Peter Grose

Charles Hanes

Mark & Elizabeth Striebeck

Jan Telesky

Melita Wade Thorpe

Fred & Peggy Heiman

Fred & Leelane Hines

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

David G. Hough

Eric Jorgensen

Ray & Laurel Kaleda

Deanna & Al Knickerbocker

Dr. William R. Lambert

Joseph Marcheso

Jeanne L. McCann

Lisa Moulthrop

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Melody Walsh

Michael & Laurie Warner

Dennis & Marianne Wilcox

Dr. H. Andrea Neves

Dr. Jakob Nielsen & Hannah Kain

Opera San José Veterans Chorus

David W. & Pamela Packard

Reimann Jill & John

Richard & Hannelore Romeny

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Rosen

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Salinger

Jan & Don Schmidek

Marilyn Sefchovich

Bertha M. Smith

Laurel Smith

Amy Nasci Worden

Three anonymous donors

HONORING FRED HEIMAN

Amy Babcock

Michaela Brody & Paul Benke

David & Lynn Brandt

Barrie & Jon Cress

Robert H. Dench

Susan Fitzgerald

Barbara Goldman

Arielle & Doron Hendel

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

Bonn Fenchel Jaki

Ingrid Kallman

Stan & Doris Katz

Cheryl & Steve Kole

Stuart Levy

Raymond Martino

Leonard & Sylvia Metz

Susan Miller

William & Nancy Newman

Noritaka Okada

James Ottinger

Ronald & Marilyn Schilling

Marilyn Sefchovich

J.H. Silveira M.D.

David & Barbara Silverstein

Seena & Sandy Stein

Richard & Phyllis Whitney

Stephen & Connie Zilles

Three anonymous donors

INDIVIDUAL DEDICATIONS

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, Noritaka Okada, and J.H. Silveira M.D. in memory of Tricia Anderson

Susan Hunn in honor of James Arguelles

Jeanne Lyons, Penny & John McNeel, Noritaka Okada, and two anonymous in memory of Anna Bagniewska

Jim, Jessica Blanchard in honor of James D. Blanchard & Christopher Ray

Marion E Burry, Selma Chastaine, Patricia Curia, and Amy Griffith in memory of Charlotte Boileau

Shannon Murphy in memory of Walda Bradley

Neil Semer in honor of Eugene Brancoveanu

Teresa M O’Neill in honor of Barbara Brosh

Janet Maich in honor of Sonja Cook

One anonymous in memory of David Cox

Drew & Caroline Cranfill in memory of Mabel Cranfill

Barbara Brosh and Paul & Jackie Kuckein in memory of Irene Dalis

Dick & Helen Wirtenson in memory of Bernadette Dantzig

Mary Patricia Daoud in memory of Adnan Daoud

Ellis M. Chernoff, Renee Dreyfus, and Karlette Warner & Ward Hoffman in honor of Khori Dastoor

Gloria Chiang in honor of Charles W. Davidson

Doris Davis in memory of Richard Davis

Holly Green in honor of Taylor Dunye

Sarita Fordham in honor of Marilyn Fordham

Micheal & Rinki Etheridge in memory of Carleen Foster

Barbara Brosh in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Heidi Gonzalez in honor of Dea Gonzalez

One anonymous donor in memory of Alvin Gross

Jim Hagan in memory of Linda J. Hagan

Rebecca Ranninger Owen & Marc Owen, and Antoinette & Edmund Sarraille in honor of Patti & Milledge Hart

Barbara Brosh, Fred & Leelane Hines, Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, and Cecily & Fernando Zazueta in honor of Larry Hancock

Lindy Hayes in honor of Janet Gray Hayes

James Heagy in memory of Jayne Heagy

Barrie & Jon Cress, John & Cecelia Eurich, Rachel Heiman, and Cloyd & Mary Kay Marvin in memory of Fred Heiman

Cheryl & Steve Kole in honor of Peggy Heiman

Sara Newcomb in memory of Philip Hodge

Holly & John Nuckols in honor of Larry Kern

John & Marlana Bakmas, Sally & Larry Brandt, and I.A.T.S.E. B-32 in memory of Margaret Kinsey

Esther & David Kletter in memory of Adina Shira Kletter z”l

Arden Down in honor of Marjo Lachman

Bob & Barbara Germinder, Performing Arts Academy, and the Posener Family in memory of Pamela MacLaren

Mary Anne J. Padien in memory of Nana

Stephen Boisvert in memory of Mark J. Nelson

Mary Anne J Padien in honor of Claire Padien-Havens

Thales Mello in honor of Hariet Paten-Havenfield

Stephen & Theresa Garfink in honor of Rob Pavley

Christine Beraldo in memory of Bill Rearick

Barry & Judy Scott in memory of Diane Ross

Susan Fitzgerald, Rachel Heiman & Lynn Newman in memory of Ruth Sankin-Schildkraut

Joan B. Bose, Jane Decker, Janice Fox, Barbara Olsen, Bess Zientek, and one anonymous donor in honor of Sandra Savage

Joel and Paula Blank in honor of Jerry Seelig

Irwin Derman, Tobye Kaye, and Marilyn Sefchovich in memory of Lorraine Seelig

  1. Spencer in memory of Dr. Jose L. Spencer

Chris & Nancy McKenna, and Larry & Margaret Zabel in honor of Nathan Stark

One anonymous donor in memory of James Steinrok

Geetha, Seenu Srinivasan in memory of Sita Subramaniam

Joy Sakai in memory of Beverly Takeda

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, and Bradford Wade & Linda Riebel in memory of Janice Toyoshima

Kendall Summers in memory of John Vaccari

Richard Nichols, and Justine Wong in honor of Melody Walsh

Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson in honor of Dr. Brian Ward

Ann M Webb in memory of Derek Webb

Joanne F Loomba in honor of Erika Williams

Elizabeth & Dan Russell in memory of Ethel S. Worn

Last Updated 8/10/2021