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, 2018 and January 7, 2019.

* Denotes AYS alum, parent, or staff

We Thank You:

Gifts of $100,000 or more
Peter Mandell*
and Sarah Coade Mandell
Gifts of $50,000 or more
Anne Akiko Meyers and Jason Subotky
Theodore J. Slavin and Marsha Calig
Gifts of $40,000 or more
Krystyna and David Newman*
Wendy Ruby and Ken Ruby

Gifts of $30,000 or more
Silvia and Kevin Dretzka
Beverly and Herb Gelfand
The Kaman Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Gifts of $20,000 or more
California Community Foundation
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Colburn Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Mary Levin Cutler
Flora L. Thornton Foundation
Steven Linder and Michael Hanel
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy 
James and Ilene Nathan
Annica and James Newton Howard

Gifts of $15,000 or more
Saul Levine
National Endowment for the Arts
Universal Music Publishing Group

Gifts of $10,000 or more
14th Street Music, Hans Zimmer, Steven Kofsky,
and Lorne Balfe
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors
and The Rufo Family
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI)
Shoshana Claman Sheinberg* and Bill Sheinberg
Gorfaine Schwartz Agency
The Green Foundation
The JDS Fishing Foundation of the Dayton Foundation
Jerry and Terri Kohl Foundation
Paramount Pictures
Richard J. Rosenthal and Katherine Spillar
Doreen Ringer-Ross
Lady Alizia Gur Schrager
Edna Weiss

Gifts of $7,500 or more
Linda and Maynard Brittan
David Papale
Dale and Dennis Weiss
Susan and Ronald Weiss
Andrea Weiss-Whitman and Jerry Whitman
Wells Fargo Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 or more
Irma and Benjamin F. Breslauer
California Arts Council
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
The Flourish Foundation
Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Mel Keefer
Sheila Krasnoff
Russ and Brenda Lemley
Anika Lorber
Geri Rotella* and Peter Rotter*
Lorraine and Sid Sheinberg
Sony ATV Music Publishing LLC
John and Samantha Williams
Marilyn Ziering

Gifts of $2,500 or more
Irwin and Helgard Field
Carolyn Fried
Sanford and Patricia Gage
Annie Gross
Hochberg Family Foundation
Anita and Jeffrey Landau
Gertrude Pomish
Lois Rosen
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Isabel Thiroux* and Gina Satriano

Gifts of $1,500 or more
Marion Marsh-Goldenfeld
Marcie and Cliff Goldstein
Dolph Kornblum and Judy Koenig
Jina and Alexa Lee
Make A Noise Foundation
Gretchen and Randy Newman
Bradley and Stephanie Penenberg
Elizabeth Pitcairn
Debra Ruby and Eric Ellsworth
Janet Salter
Roger Stoker and Michael Ostron
Cathy and Ken Weiss

Gifts of $1,000 or more
Gail Buchalter and Warren E. Breslow
Warren and Elaine Deutsch
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
Fortress Talent Management
Sharon and Herb Glaser
Abner and Roz Goldstine 
Marlene and James Henerson
Zach Horowitz
Jewish Community Foundation
Jones Zafari Group
Lady’s Secret Foundation
Ann and Don Levin
Milken Family Foundation
Margo Neal and Lavern Schenkelberg
Orin and Darlene Neiman
Joan and Fred Nicholas
Janis Rabin and The American Committee for the
Weizmann Institute of Science
Linda Rosenberg
Norma Rosenberg
Dana Sano
Annette and Leonard Shapiro
Alan and Sandra Silvestri
Mary and Guy Vardaman
Hope Warner
Barbara and Lawrence Weinberg
James Williams and Marc Wenderoff

Gifts of $500 or more
Lionel Bell
William and Barbara Belzberg
Janice Yee and Mike Briggs
Arlene Fishbach
Robert and Mimi Gazzale
Carol S. Gee
Inez R. Gelfand
Carol Heather Goldsmith
Mae Goodson
Andrew Gumpert
Sue and Larry Hochberg
Anthony Hudaverdi
Craig and Judi Huss
Daniel Miller
Sam Plotkin and Allison Parker
Jasper Randall
Larry Rubenstein
Dorothy and Avram Salkin
Kirby Shanklin
Theodore Shapiro
Rick Stone Silverstein 
Elise Sinay Spilker
Vasi Vangelos
Jill Ruby-Wahba and David Wahba

Gifts of $250 or more
Robert C. Anderson
Mary Jo Braun
Jeffrey Brown
Paula Brown
Donald Chang
Mei Chang
Kurt DeMars
Joan and Albert Dorman
Grace Abou El Fadl
Janet and John Fossum
Marshall Fried
Lori Froeling
Lee and Sue Gonsalves
Brian Grohl
Louise Horvitz
David Ida
Christopher Shannon Jones
Nancy Knutsen
Rosalie Kornblau
John and Christine Lee
W. Stanley and Hendrina Lisiewicz
Susan Lorenzini*
Tom and Denise Luiso-Morello
Manny Marroquin
Terrie Marroquin
Christina Montano
Abby and Annemarie North
Myrna Olvera and Ron Harriman
Janelle and Jim Riley
Sharon and Sander Romick
Anne Russell
Myriam and Mauricio Silva
Anne Russell
Mildred Sudarsky
Lenore Sussman
Clarissa Takakawa
Debra Vilinsky and Michael Sopher
Zeke and Carolyn Warsaw
Stanley and Dorothy Wolpert

Gifts of $120 or more
George Aguilar
Shoichiro Akiyama
Garland Allen
Joni Alpert
Bob and Linda Attiyeh
Marco and Lisa Bacich
Homa and Harry Bald
John Barrentine and Charles Marquardt
Grace and Saul D. Bass
Sofiya and Dmitriy Bekkerman
Varina Bleil
Paul Crost
Sheryl Delrosario and Benjamin Grodsky
Mike DeNapoli* 
Yvonne Denenny
Allison Elder and Thomas Reinsel
David Feldman
Linda and Bob Fleischman
Charles Fonarow
Barry J. Forman

Gifts of $120 or more, continued
Imelda Padilla Frausto
Debra Franklyn and Alan Meyers
Michael Gatt
David Gibson
Bruce and Shirley Gordon
Fernanda Gray and Elliot Goldberg
Ralph and Caroline Grierson
Hiroshi and Yoshino Hara
Rachel Harms
Scott and Andrea Holtzman
Chris Ishida
Sally Karbelnig
Flavia J. Kavanau
Wallace and Barbara Korbin
Myron and Harriet Kusnitz
Perry La Marca
Marlowe and Eric Lichtenfeld
William Marks
John Barrentine and Charles Marquardt
King and Roberta Mendelsohn
Stacy Moore 
Linda Ornitz
Edward A. Perez
Ernest Phan
Robert L. Potts
Elaine Schreiber
John and Christine Sells
Gil Alexander Shorr
Bliss Siman
Kyung Sook Song
Lana Sternberg
Cliffton M. Tsai
Perrine Vaillant
Eric Walstad
Pamela Anne Ward
Herb Weinberg
Ian Wenger
Patty and Richard Wilson
Silvana R. Wise
Chris Woodyard
Audrey Wu
Ruth Yellin
Zahava Zait
Marion Zola and Samuel Urcis

Gifts of $60 or more
Michael Arkin
Sandra Avchen
Robert Baker
Sheryl and Bill Borough
Susan Sachs Lipman
Daniel Butler
Mary Levin Cutler
Lauren Dombrova
Shirley Familian
Sean Fischer
David Gibson
Bruce Gridley
Ondine and George Gross
Jonathan Hofer
Sally Karbelnig

Gifts of $60 or more, continued
Jörg Kremer
Robert and Debra Mcneill
Lauren Mueller
Margie and Liz Mullen
Julie and Sam Pakula
Bruce Shragg
Michael Silverman
Linda R. Stagen
Billy Sullivan
Stephen Weitzman
Martin and Rorrie Zane
Sandra Zaninovich
Talma Zelitzki
Debra Ruby and Eric Ellsworth
Rosa Koretzky
Murray J. Aronson
Marina Manor
Annemarie North
Anita Abascal
Bob and Linda Attiyeh
Stan Bartosiak
Mario Bodnia
Hugh Borax
Angelica Brewer
Robin Doyno and Helen A. Sklar
Grace Abou El Fadl Household
Charles Fonarow
Harriet Foster
Dorothy Green
Dorothy Green
Harry L. Green
Jerome Gutman
Paul A. Heimberg
Leonard F. Herzog
Clive Hoffman
Christine Jaquez
Jeff Kaser Household
Paul Kovich
Marlene Kreedman
Zachary Leazer
Charles Lecroy Iii
Jennifer Li
Maisie Mak
Peter Mao
Cheryl Marvin
Jacqueline Mien
Bonelle and Morton Miller
David and Grace Millington
Nancy Newman
Patrick O’Malley
Victoria B. Pushee
Mimi Rose
Joyce Rosenbaum
Marvin Rosenthal
Barry F. Silverman
Rosy Simitian
Harry Sondheim
Elaine Symonds
Rika Yamada
Ruth Yellin


Thank you to our institutional funders: