AYS Contributors

Over the past five decades, AYS has grown into an ensemble of exceptional quality that has transformed over 2,500 young musicians into world-class concert artists, and all of it was made possible through the generosity of our contributors – we wouldn’t be here today without them. Their support also makes our concerts free and accessible to everyone in the Los Angeles community, eliminating any financial barriers to experiencing the power and beauty of remarkable orchestral concerts. The following list includes gifts received between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020.

* Denotes AYS alum, board member, or staff

We Thank You:

Gifts of $100,000 or more
Peter Mandell*
and Sarah Coade Mandell
Gifts of $50,000 or more
Sara Horner
Gifts of $40,000 or more
Krystyna Newman* and David Newman*

Gifts of $30,000 or more
Silvia and Kevin Dretzka*
Kaman Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Wendy Ruby* and Ken Ruby

Gifts of $20,000 or more
California Community Foundation
Colburn Foundation
Flora L. Thornton Foundation
Gorfaine Schwartz Agency
Steven Linder* and Michael Hanel
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
James and Ilene Nathan*
Annica and James Newton Howard*
Rose Hills Foundation

Gifts of $15,000 or more
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture

Gifts of $10,000 or more
Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Maynard and Linda Brittan
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI)
Shoshana Claman* and Bill Sheinberg
Mary Levin Cutler*
Beverly Gelfand* and Herb Gelfand*
JDS Fishing Foundation of the Dayton Foundation
Jerry and Terri Kohl Foundation
K-Mozart and K-Jazz
Saul Levine*
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Doreen Ringer-Ross*
Richard J. Rosenthal* and Katherine Spillar
Geri Rotella and Mr. Peter Rotter*
Theodore J. Slavin and Ms. Marsha Calig

Gifts of $7,500 or more
Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy
David Papale*
Irwin and Helgard Field

Gifts of $5,000 or more
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors and The Rufo Family
Benjamin F. and Irma Breslauer
California Arts Council
Continental Development Corporation
Sheila Krasnoff
Russ* and Brenda Lemley
Anika Lorber
Gertrude Pomish
Wells Fargo Foundation
John and Samantha Williams
Marilyn Ziering

Gifts of $2,500 or more
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
Cliff and Marcie Goldstein
Grand Performances
Annie Gross
Dylan Hart* and Annie Bosler*
Hochberg Family Foundation
Michelle Horowitz
Anika Lorber
Make A Noise Foundation
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Tom Roddel

Gifts of $1,500 or more
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Andrew Berman and Mrs. Sara Rutenberg
Thomas and Christine Frisina
Mike Howard
Dolph Kornblum and Judy Koenig
Louise & Alfred Somekh Merage
Debra Ruby and Mr. Eric Ellsworth
Isabel Thiroux* and Ms. Gina Satriano
Edna Weiss

Gifts of $1,000 or more
Danielle Claman Gelber
Gail and Jim Ellis
Arlene Fishbach
Marlow and Wesley Hough Fisher
Robert and Mimi Gazzale
Marion Goldenfeld
Donald H. Hubbs
Tamara Lowensohn
Milken Family Foundation
Tim Molnar
Allison Parker
Kirby Shanklin
Ping Shih

Gifts of $500 or more
Albert and Joan Dorman
Yvette Fierstein
Matt Fishburn
Carol S. Gee
Maddy Gordon
Brian Grohl
Gary Hollander
Anthony Hudaverdi
Gregory P. and Bronwyn S. Jamrok
Bruce and Dana Kates
Fred and Lenore Kayne
Jörg Kremer
Joyce Klein
Meyer and Renee Luskin
Mei C. Osika
Susan Thiroux
Jill Ruby-Wahba and David Wahba
Adrienne Rzepnick
Ian Underwood
James Weidman

Gifts of $250 or more
Grace Abou El Fadl
Tara and Dakota Aesquivel*
Paul and Herta Amir
Robert C. Anderson
Elaine Avak
Annette Billings
Paula Brown
June Claman
Marcia Dickstein
James Fanson
Sean Fischer
Bernard and Judy Franklin
Inez Gelfand
David Gibson
Lee and Sue Gonsalves
Aaron and Judith Karasik
Roger Keller
Nancy Knutsen
Yujung Lee
W. Stanley and Hendrina Lisiewicz
Susan Lorenzini
Monica McDonough
Thomas Metzler
Jeffrey L. Nagin
Margo Neal and LaVern Schenkelberg
Peter Nelson
Julie and Sam Pakula
George Roberts
Anne Russell-Sullivan
Michael Sopher and Mrs. Debra Vilinsky
Janneke and Gene Straub
Mildred Sudarsky
Lenore Sussman
Steven and Adrienne Weitzman
Chris Woodyard
Stanley Wolpert
Josh Zweiback and Jacqueline Hatgan
Gifts of $120 or more
Cynthia Ambres
George and Helen OdaAbe
Shoichiro Akiyama
Kouros Azar
Homa and Harry Bald
Grace and Saul D. Bass
Sofiya and Dmitriy Bekkerman
Ted Braun
Donald Chang
Lee Cioppa
Blanca Contreras
Mike DeNapoli
George and Fran Denny
Jill Dixon
David Dwiggins
Allison Elder and Thomas Reinsel
David Feldman
Linda and Bob Fleischman
Barry J. Forman
Fernanda Gray and Elliot Goldberg
Bruce Gridley
Ralph and Caroline Grierson
Ondine and George Gross

Gifts of $120 or more, continued
Elie El Habr
Yoshino and Hiroshi Hara
Rachel Harms
Vernon Hattori
Andrea and Scott Holtzman
Anthony Horner
Chris Ishida
Falvia J. Kavanau
Barbara Korbin
Rosalie Kornblau
Weneta Kosmala
Igor Kukavica and Jane Ding
Fred Manaster
King and Roberta Mendelsohn
Debra Franklyn and Alan Meyers
Stacy Moore
Jeffrey Morrow
Linda Ornitz
Edward A. Perez
Robert L. Potts
Joe E. Rand
Michael Richards
Michele Stein
Lana Sternberg
Cliffton M. Tsai
Pamela Ward
Herb Weinberg
Patty and Richard Wilson
Silvana R. Wise
Richard Zinar


Gifts of $100 or more
Stan Bartosiak
Lisa Brackelmanns
Mary Jo Braun
Bunnie and Jerome Sachs Family Foundation
Jay and Darice Cooper
Fil and Lisa Eisler
Jeffrey E. Fair
Bruce and Shirley Gordon
Tim Greiving
Marlene Gursey
Jack Hartnell
Marie-Noelle C. Herve-Bart
Kelly and Harlan Hodges
Trina Hodgson
Tina Kane
Sally F. Karbelnig
Sewon Kim
Alexa Lee
Dean Loock
Lauren Mueller
Bobbi and John Nastro
Song Oh and Bryan Biniak

Gifts of $100 or more, continued
Starr Parodi
Susan Pettit
Jason Powers
Barry and Sandy Pressman
Janet Schulman
Gil Shorr
Teddi and Michael Silverman
Bliss Siman
Hoon and Kyung Song
Billy Sullivan
Tom Swanson
Bridget Underwood
Jiayao Yu
Peggy Zask


Gifts of $60 or more
Murray J. Aronson
Bob and Linda Attiyeh
Manou Cohen
Ruby DeVera
Masha Fleissig
Harriet Foster
Jerome Gutman
Jacquelyn Hedlund
Paul A. Heimberg
Matthew Krell
Maisie Mak
Cheryl Marvin
Bonelle and Morton Miller
Michael Napoli
Raymond Newell
John Perdue-Pro
Daniel Antonio Rodriguez
Mitch Rosen
Marvin Rosenthal
Beth Rubin
Joseph and Rosalae Sasson
Kirsten Smith
Edda Spielmann
Jeffrey Wulkan
Rika Yamada
Ruth Yellin


Thank you to our institutional funders: