Donors

“I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”

-Plato


David SmilingThe Neighborhood Music School has believed in this philosophy for 100 years. We’ve been able to continue our good work through the generosity and love of so many patrons and organizations who continue to support us. Thank you all for your generous gifts of all kinds. We are proud to acknowledge the following donors who contributed to the Neighborhood Music School since January 2017.

A warm and gracious “Thank You” to all of our generous donations.                                         

 

NMS Donors – Calendar Year 2016

*indicates sustaining Petersen donors

LEGACY ($50,000 and above)

  • The Ahmanson Foundation 
  • Vernon CommUNITY Fund

 

ANGEL ($10,000 – $49,999)

  • California Arts Council
  • Colburn Foundation
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission                                                                        
  • Roth Family Foundation
  • The Al Sherman Foundation
  • The Louis L. Borick Foundation
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

 DIAMOND ($5,000 – $9,999)                                                               

  • American Business Bank                                                            
  • Antranik Baghdassarian*                                                           
  • Mady Julian                                                                                     
  • Ronald Gustafson                                                                         
  • The Union Pacific Foundation
  • Virginia Mancini

PLATINUM ($2,500 – $4,999)                                                                     

  • D’Addario Foundation
  • Felipe Esparza                                                                                 
  • Jeff and Monica De Francisco*                                                
  • Mike Birkholm / Birkholm Direct*                                          
  • Stoneman Charitable Trust
  • Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts                                                                                                          

GOLD ($1,000 – $2,499)                                                                                

  • Ann and Robert Ronus                                                                
  • Baker Commodities, Inc.                                                            
  • Bryant and Judith Danner Charitable Fund                         
  • Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Bannon, LLP                  
  • Carlotta De Francisco                                                                   
  • Councilman Jose Huizar                                                              
  • Dr. Albert McNeil*                                                                        
  • Father Jeremiah O’Neill                                                              
  • Felipe Esparza                                                                                 
  • Flora L. Thornton Foundation                                                   
  • Janet Doud*                                                                                    
  • Jeff Levy*                                                                                         
  • Jeremy Blow                                                                                   
  • Joe Lumarda*                                                                                 
  • John and Mary Baxter*                                                              
  • Judith Tamkin                                                                                 
  • Lenore S. & Bernard A. Greenberg Fund                             
  • Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts         
  • Mario Hernandez                                                                          
  • Maureen McConnell*                                                                 
  • Michael and Lynn Aldrich*                                                        
  • Michael Martin*                                                                            
  • R.W. Zant Company                                                                     
  • Robert and Amelia Bondurant*                                              
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP                                        
  • Serge Kasimoff*                                                                            
  • Sidney Stern Memorial Trust                                                    
  • The David Bohnett Foundation                                               
  • William and Barbara Steinwedell*      

SILVER ($500 – $999)                                                                                                                              

  • AltaMed                                                                                            
  • Capital Group Private Client Services                                    
  • Connie St. John*                                                                           
  • Helga Kasimoff                                                                               
  • Jennifer and Royce Deiner                                                        
  • Susan Porter Griego*                                                                                 

BRONZE ($100 – $499) 

  • Anonymous – in Honor of Dr. Joanne Mogannam
  • Albert and Lydia D’Antonio                        
  • Bertha A. Stojic                                                                              
  • Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Carole Mukogawa                                                                         
  • Charles Fairchild
  • Christopher and Rose Gaynor                                                  
  • Christopher Mancini*                                                                  
  • Dan and Anne Marie Guerrero                                                
  • Dan Guerrero*                                                                               
  • David Francis*                                                                                
  • Diane Sternal*                                                                                
  • Don Busche and Renee Gomez*                                            
  • Elaine Glass                                                                                      
  • Elayne Techentin                                                                           
  • Eric and Renee Hanson*                                                            
  • Ernie and Margaret Limon*                                                      
  • Estella Banks*                                                                                 
  • Gigi Carleton                                                                                   
  • Ginger Lai*                                                                                       
  • Hon. Gilbert Gembacz                                                                 
  • Howard and Karlene Weg*
  • Howard and Nancy Klein                                                            
  • Jackie Tu*
  • John Patron and Joan Thompson                                           
  • Kaly Trezos                                                                                       
  • Kathy Underwood                                                                        
  • Kiwanis Club of La Canada – Am Foundation                      
  • Laine Wagenseller*                                                                      
  • Larry and Theresa Bucher                                                          
  • Larry Schmitt*
  • Laura Lee
  • Lillian Salazar                                                                                   
  • Linda Hodge                                                                                    
  • Lucia Francis*
  • MacLaughlin Family Trust 
  • Margarethe Knoblock*
  • Margie Galindo
  • Marguerite Hougasian  
  • Mary Levin Cutler                                                                          
  • Megan Ferkel Earhart                                                                  
  • Michael and Beatrice Fruchter                                                 
  • Michael Libow*                                                                              
  • Mike Benneian*                                                                            
  • Mimi Fisher                                                                                      
  • Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation
  • Nancy J. Mello                                                                                
  • Nataraj Madhure                                                                          
  • Nick Ariondo                                                                                   
  • Norman Chapman                                                                        
  • Peggy Lennon and Richard Tom*                                           
  • Pi Alpha Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Fraternity                   
  • Priscilla Heim                                                                                   
  • Richard A. Braun, M.D.                                                                
  • Richard McNeil*                                                                            
  • Robert Gross*                                                                                
  • Roy and Olga Walden*                                                                
  • Ruth Jordan
  • Ruth and Arthur Mayeda                                                           
  • St. Cecilia Club                                                                                
  • Steven Kerstein                                                                             
  • Thomas and Gloria Lang
  • Thomas Cacciatore                                                                       
  • Vicki Kack                                                                                          
  • William Barrett*                                                                             
  • Winkler Family Trust
  • Virginia Pollack
  • Anonymous – in Honor of Dr. Joanne Mogannam

FRIEND ($1 – $99)    

  •  Anonymous
  •  Bernice DuLong                                                                             
  •  David Robinson*                                                                          
  • Garrett Barlow*
  • Evelyn Davis*
  • Frederick R. Harris                                                                         
  • Golda Brunhild                                                                               
  • Helen Franke*                                                                                
  • Janette Carothers*
  • Joseph Gurrola Meza
  • Kathleen Kavanagh                                                                      
  • Matthew Aldrich*                                                                         
  • Richard Briggs*                                                                               
  • Roberta Wilcox
  • Ronald and Sylvia Mracky                                                          
  • Ruth Sugarman                                                                              
  • Sandra Perez*                                                                                
  • Sean Cauvel                                                                                     
  • Todd Matzner                                                                                 
  • Tuyen Dinh
  • William and Darlene Loose              

In-Kind Donors

  • Alan Santos
  • Aleks Garibay
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Anya and Matthew Schodorf
  • Barbara Steinwedell
  • Claudia Schatz
  • Eric Stockel and Ruth Waddell
  • Gerald Koris
  • Gilbert Vasquez
  • Janis Maslyk
  • Jon and Claudia Haskett
  • Karina Alsaro
  • Mark and Debbie Slavkin
  • Mary Levin Cutler
  • Marie Knecht
  • Mitch Bise
  • Michael Garry
  • Mollie Jones
  • Roberto P. Benedetti
  • The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
  • Tracy Walker
  • Victor Vallejo
  • William Goren
  • Winter Hoffman

We are grateful for the following donors who have made a tribute gift in memory of Andreas “Andy” Kostelas.

Denise Aubuchon

Friends of the San Pedro Library

Helen Jaskoski and Dan Brown

Linda and George Edgington

Robert and Constance Constant