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 November 20, 2015 and December 5, 2016.

* Denotes AYS alum, parent, or staff

Gifts of $250,000 or above
Sarah and Peter Mandell

Gifts of $50,000 or above
Silvia and Kevin Dretzka
Krystyna and David Newman*

Gifts of $40,000 or above
Wendy and Ken Ruby

Gifts of $30,000 or above
Beverly and Herb Gelfand
Marilyn Ziering

Gifts of $20,000 or above
Dixie Eger
Flora L. Thornton Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Colburn Foundation
The Charles H. Kaman Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Estate of John Liebes

Gifts over $15,000 or above
Mary Levin Cutler
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Gifts of $10,000 or above
Broadcast Music Inc (BMI)
Shoshana Claman* and Bill Sheinberg
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Michael Gorfaine
The Green Foundation
Steven Linder and Michael Hanel
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Nancy and Zubin Mehta
Theodore J. Slavin
Wells Fargo Bank
Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation

Gifts of $7,500 or above
Linda and Maynard Brittan
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Christine and Thomas Frisina*
Geri Rotella* and Peter Rotter*

Gifts of $5,000 or above
Irma and Benjamin F. Breslauer
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
The Flourish Foundation
Anika Lorber
Ilene and James Nathan
Gretchen and Randy Newman
Sandra and Alan Silvestri
Herb Simon
Samantha Winslow Williams and John Williams

Gifts of $2,500 or above
The Cecile and Fred Bartman Foundation
Helgard and Irwin Field
Annie Gross
Sheila Krasnoff
Katherine Spillar and Richard J. Rosenthal
Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Gifts of $2,000 or above
Lisa and Michael Gaines
Sue and Larry Hochberg
Edward M. Ornitz
Gertrude Pomish
Doreen Ringer Ross
Alizia Gur Schrager
Lorraine and Sid Sheinberg
Christy and George Short
Isabel Thiroux* and Gina Satriano

Gifts of $1,500 or above
Carol Heather Goldsmith
Alison Liebes Gardner
Judi and Craig Huss*
Liquid Music, Inc.
Stephanie and Bradley Penenberg
Lois Rosen
Cynthia Ruby
Maureen and Harry Selvin
Collette and Michael Spencer*
Jane Wang

Gifts of $1,000 or above
Diana K. Ayres
Charles Schwab Bank
Dan Coleman
Larry Field
Joan and Charles Fox
Gloria Gold
Marion Goldenfeld
Carol and Warner W. Henry
Michael Koskoff
Lady’s Secret Foundation
Milken Family Foundation
NBC Universal
David Papale
Laura and James Rosenwald
Margo Neal and Lavern H. Schenkelberg
Marc and Eva Stern Foundation
Catherine Weary

Gifts of $500 and above
Janice Yee and Mike Briggs
Benita Carr
David A. Clark
Jennifer Ringo and James Conlon
Gail and Jim Ellis
Debra Ruby and Eric Ellsworth
Arlene Fishbach
William Goodglick
Louise Horvitz
Sam Johnston
Edward W. Horner Jr.
Flavia J. Kavanau
Flo Robins and Dolph Kornblum
Russ Lemley
Renee and Meyer Luskin
Lauren and Wally Mueller
Ann Mulally
Michael Napoli
Janet Salter
Irv Schechter
Dean Schramm
Browstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Kirby Shanklin
Wesley Stevens
Janneke and Gene Straub
Jeff Sultan
Mary and Guy Vardaman
Edna Weiss

Gifts of $250 and above
Robert C. Anderson
Elaine and George Avak
Dan Baldwin
Katherine Barnett
Cassie Borish
Yvonne Denenny
Fran and George Denny
Leslie and Dennis Dreith
Judy and Bernard Franklin
Carol S. Gee
Sue and Lee Gonsalves
Jacquezyn and Stan Gottlieb
Ondine and George Gross
Jenna and Daniel Guggenheim
Zalman Harari
Shari Hoffman
Anthony Hudaverdi
Joel Iwataki
Shulamit and Ephraim Katz
Dena Kleeman
Annette and Charles Kleeman
Hendrina and W. Stanley Lisiewicz
Ruth Flinkman and Ben Marandy
Christopher Nuño
Ann Pittel
Robert L. Potts
Benjamin Proudfoot
George Roberts
Xander Romick
Bunnie and Jerome Sachs Family Foundation
Gil Alexander Shorr
Jim Silton
Myriam and Mauricio Silva
Lenore Sussman
Judith Farber Weissman and Jerry Weissman
Silvana R. Wise
Nancy Yeung

Gifts of $120 and above
Jesus Alvarez
Sherine Saad Anderson and Eric Anderson
Linda and Bob Attiyeh
Kouros Azar
Elizabeth H. and Marcel Badart
Homa and Harry Bald
Grant Barnes
Grace and Saul D. Bass
Sofiya and Dmitriy Bekkerman
Patricia and Harold Bock
Jian Chen
Mi Chung
Carolyn Crandall
Paul Crost
Yvette Fierstein
Ayala Fishman
Linda and Bob Fleischman
Barry J. Forman
Lauren Freedman
Maria Giacchino
Felicity Palmer and Michael Goldenberg
Gorfaine Schwartz Agency
Caroline and Ralph Grierson
William and Myrna Hant
Yoshino and Hiroshi Hara
Rachel Harms
Adelle Heller
Leonard F. Herzog
Valerie J. Hiss
Diane and Lorence Honda*
Chris Ishida
Christine Jaquez
James Jarrett
Kristin F. Jones
Marcia Spies and Jerome Joseph
Susanna and Beat Knusel
Barbara and Wallace Korbin
Janet Lee
Ursula and Myron Levi
Susan Lorenzini
Craig MacFarlane
Fred Manaster
Lana and Nick Manganiello
Roberta and King Mendelsohn
Ann and Melvin Messinger
Alan Meyers
Grace and David Millington
Aviva S. Monosson
Sheryl Myerson
Joan Margaret Harding Newman
Edward A. Perez
Ernest Phan
Reinhard Prinz
Victoria B Pushee
Jim Reeves
Sharon Romick
Mimi Rose
Mitch Rosen
Winifred H. Rutter
Mark Samuel
Joseph Sasson
Elaine Schreiber
Albert Seidman
Christine and John Sells
Kyung Sook and Hoon Song
Rita and Gary Sorochinsky
Lana Sternberg
Mildred and Jerry M. Sudarsky
Corrine L. Sutila
Shizie and Jun Taira
Michael F. Thompson
Cliffton M. Tsai
Eugene Tuch
Steinar Tweiten
Ernesto Vicente
Shanna Volk
Laura Waisler
Jane and Derming Wang
Pamela Anne Ward
Patty and Richard Wilson

Gifts of $60 and above
Natsuko Akiyama
Murray J. Aronson
Phyllis Bernard
Dean Bitle
Mary K Bloomberg
Kara Broadway
Ruth and Bennett Brown
Sandra and Richard Brown
Kathy Clyman
Dvorah Colker
Bella Desser
Joshua Diaz
David Feldman
Masha Fleissig
Charles Fonarow
Dorothy Green
Harry L. Green
Bruce Gridley
Deirdre Harris
Tom Hiel
Jonathon Hofer
Clive Hoffman
Doris S. Jacobson
Tim Joo
Helen and Isaac Kaplan
Sally Karbelnig
Gloria and Allan Katcher
Martha Koplin
Paul Kovich
Marlene Kreedman
Andrew Lan
Anita and Jeffrey Landau
Doug Lenier
Kate MacGregor
Maisie Mak
Stuart Marks
Kathleen Z. McCann
Debra and Robert McNeill
Helene Muddiman
Laura Petersen
Birgit Roberts
Michael Rodriguez
Patricia Rosenburg
Marvin Rosenthal
Jack Scott
Karen Silton
Michael Silverman
Bliss Siman
Jeesoo Sohn
Richard Ramos and David Spiro
Billy Sullivan
Shen Wang
Allison Wilt
Jiale Yin