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Endowment Fund

Contributions to Pacific Chorale’s Endowment Fund are invested in perpetuity; the interest generated from the Endowment helps to provide the Chorale with long-term financial stability. The Chorale is delighted to acknowledge its generous Endowment Fund donors. We are deeply grateful to them for their belief and investment in the organization’s future. 

Commitments of $1,000,000 and above
William J. Gillespie
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons, Artistic Director Chair 

Commitments of $100,000 and above
Ron Gray 

Commitments of $50,000 and above
Janice Johnson, in memory of Roger W. Johnson
John and Elizabeth Stahr 

Commitments of $25,000 and above
Marilyn and Tom Nielsen
George H. I. Reiss 

Commitments of $10,000 and above
Wells Fargo Bank
Greg and MarJane Christofferson
Dr. Edward and Mrs. Helen Shanbrom, in memory of David Lee Shanbrom
Vina and Barry Williams 

Commitments of $5,000 and above
Anne B. Nutt 

Commitments of $1,000 and above
Michael and Karen Carroll
Dr. James and Yuko Kawai Dunning
Margaret Gates
Michael and Eleanor Gordon
Lori Loftus
Dennis V. Menke
Richard Messenger
Richard and Michele McNeil
Jeanette Moon
Donna Morse
Carl and Susan St.Clair, in memory of Cole Carsan St. Clair

Encore Society Members

About the Encore Society

The Encore Society recognizes and honors those who have included Pacific Chorale as part of their estate planning. By remembering Pacific Chorale in a will, an insurance policy or retirement plan, by establishing a charitable remainder trust, or through any other planned-giving vehicle, you have the opportunity to leave a definite legacy and ensure the preservation of quality choral music and education. Have you ever considered extending your generosity beyond your lifetime?  

Mark E. Aldrich
John Alexander
Percy Brotherton*
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell
Phyllis and Terry Clark
Warren Coy
Jacline R. Evered
Roger and Gerri Gibb*
Ron Gray*
George W. Haas*
George Hatchard*
Tom and Anne Henley
Mark and Donna Hoover
Dennis L. Houser
Michael and Susan Jacobs
Janice Johnson
Barbara Kingsbury
John* and Jan Landstrom
Randi W. Larsen
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons
Karen M. and James S. McBride Endowment Fund
Richard Messenger
Jeanette Moon
Thomas C. Moore Trust*
Ann and Steve Morris
Betsy and Jerry Moulton
Patricia Newton
Elizabeth Pearson
Sandy and Val Policky
Thomas A. and Bonnie J. Pridonoff
Dr. Loraine Reed
Ron Rudderow
Jane Shepherd
Susan Van Wig
Martha and Peter Wetzel
Vina Williams

* Deceased  

Named Chairs

Pacific Chorale’s Artistic Director Chair, currently held by Robert Istad, has been endowed by Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons. 

We are deeply humbled and grateful to announce that Ron Gray, a former Pacific Chorale singer, left a bequest to our Endowment Fund of $300,000, establishing the Ron Gray Legacy Fund in 2021, which will annually underwrite two staff singer positions in our bass and tenor sections.

Long-time Board member Janice Johnson made a gift in 2007 to endow a chair for our Tenor Section Leader in memory of her husband Roger. Our Roger W. Johnson Memorial Chair is Nicholas Preston.

A coalition of Pacific Chorale singers and supporters pooled their resources to endow a chair for a second soprano in memory of Rita Major, a former administrative leader of the Chorale, a longtime employee of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, and our last surviving founding member still active as a singer at the time of her passing in 2017. Our Rita Major Memorial Chair is Barbara Kingsbury

In 2007, after the passing of tenor section leader Joseph Mathieu and longtime volunteer bass Robert (Bob) Morse within a short period, a group of donors jointly endowed two memorial chairs for members of the tenor and bass sections. Our Singers Memorial Chairs are Carl Porter and Karl Forsstrom.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy by endowing a chair for a Pacific Chorale artist, please contact Briana Watson, Individual Giving Manager, at (714) 662-2345.

Annual Fund Donors

We thank all our 2019-2020 annual fund supporters!

Mr. Martin Acampora
Ms. Shinaie Ahn
Mr. Mark E. Aldrich and Mr. Doug Deimeke
Ms. Andrea Alexander
Mrs. Jeanette M Alexander
John Alexander
American Feel Young Chorus
Brien and Ellen Amspoker
Mr. Mike Andrews
Ms. Mary Ellen Baker
Mrs. Viki Barie
Mr. Ronald Bergen
Ms. Margaret Blair
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Blankenhorn
Timothy and Denise Boyd
Mr. George C. Brafford
Mr. Andrew Brown and Mrs. Karen Hogle Brown
Mr. and Mrs. James Brown
Leonard Buchan
Mr. Marshall R. Bull
Mr. David B. Bunker and Mr. Jeff Liu
Mrs. Kathleen Bunker
William Burger
California Arts Council
The California Community Foundation
Ms. Deborah L. Calvet
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell
The Capital Group
Ms. Cheryl L. Carlson
Ms. Karin L. Carlson
Michael J. Carroll and Irvin Navarrete
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cashion
Chelsea Noel Chaves
Ning Chen
Ms. Denise B. Chilcote
Mrs. Ellia Chiou
Mrs. Hyun Choi
Mikki Cichocki
Pinky Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Clark
Kathryn Cobb-Woll and Gregory Woll
Ms. Irene Cohn
Colburn Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Compton
Mr. John Corcoran
Mr. Warren G. Coy
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Currie
William Dehaven
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald W. DeVries
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dexter
Denean Dyson
Mr. James C. Edwards
Ms. Judi Elterman
Dr. Robert Emmons
Phillip and Janice Enns
David and Lois Erikson
Jacline and David Evered
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Fair
Dr. David R. Falconer
James and Lois Farr
Dr. Louis Ferland
Dr. Betty Ferrell
Dr. Cheryl Fulton Fischer
Karl and Marilyn Forsstrom
Mr. John E. Forsyte and Mrs. Michele L. Moe-Forsyte
Dr. Steven Freije
Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Friedel
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Galloway
Mr. Larry Gates
Mrs. Margaret M. Gates
Mrs. Nancy L. Gerhard
Mr. Roger D. Gibb
Ms. Kathryn Gibson
James and Sharon Givens
Mr. Ron Gray
Mr. Donald Greco
Sandy Grim and Faulkner White
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guenter
Dr. Peter Hahn
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Hards
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry M. Harrington
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hatton
Dr. Jutta Heckhausen
Sue Heisner
Tom and Anne Henley
Ms. Catherine Henley-Erickson
Mrs. Diana D. Hensley
Mr. Steven M. Hoffman
Mark H. and Donna Hoover
Mrs. Margie Hubbard
Ms. Lisa Hwang
Mr. and Mrs. Hans Imhof
Irvine High School
Ms. Wendy Isbell
Karen Isble
Lynne Istad
Dr. Robert Istad and David Navarro
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jacobs
Mrs. Donna L. Janes
Dr. Bonita N. Jaros
Mrs. Eileen M. Jeanette
Barbara Johnson
Mrs. Janice M. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Johnson
Rachel S. Johnson
Mr. Brian Jonas and Mr. Anthony Arjonilla
Mrs. Patricia B. Josten
Steven Kaplan
Barbara Kingsbury
Mr. and Mrs. Craig S. Kistler
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Klingler
Andrea and Nels Klyver
Ms. Tommie Kozlov
Jonathan Krauss
Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Kremer
Mr. Hiroshi Kumano
Ms. Kristee Laiva
Ms. Sarah Lamb
Mrs. Jan Landstrom
Ms. Nancy Lanpher
Canyon and Susan Lew
Susan and Chris Lindley
Lori and John Loftus
Lon V. Smith Foundation
Ms. Laura Long
Kelly S. Lucera
Mrs. Sherry Lundstedt
Mrs. Nancy A. Lyons
Phillip and Mary Lyons
Mr. Theodore Machock
Mrs. Barbara Macurda
Marathon Petroleum
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Marquis
Lacye Martini
Mr. and Mrs. James McBride
James and Becky Mcgaugh
Mrs. Marilyn McIntyre
Mrs. Dominique Mc Kenzie
Michelle McMahon
Dr. and Mrs. William C. McMaster
Mrs. Patricia McMillan
Mr. Richard J. McNeil
Ms. Joyce B. Medford
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Medvitz
Ms. Lenora Meister
David and Darrellyn Melilli
Mr. Richard Messenger
Deanna Miner
Ms. Cheryl Fong Mohr
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos A. Mollura
Ms. Renee M. Montague
Ms. Jeanette M. Moon
Mr. Jeff Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Morris
Betsy and Jerry Moulton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Narver
Mr. Paul Nash
National Endowment for the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Newton
Mr. Steven J. Nottingham
Ms. Anne Nutt
Kris Oca
Mrs. Trish O’Donnell
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Hern
Maureen Ong
Orange County’s United Way
Ms. Sandy Osaki
Mr. James Owens
Pacific Life
Mrs. Deborah Pasarow
Mrs. Dorothy A. Peralta
Mrs. Joan S. Petty
Mr. Carl Andrew Pike
Thomas Podmajersky
Molly Pontin
Mr. Carl W. Porter
Ms. Sandy Possehl
Dr. Kathleen Preston and Mr. Nicholas Preston
Mr. Ron Pretkus
Elisabeth Pridonoff
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pridonoff
Mr. Stephane Quinn
Mr. Donald Rabe
Ms. Suzanne Rahn
Ms. Julie F. Ramphal
Mr. Ryan A Ratcliff
Mrs. Chikayo Rattee
Dr. Loraine Reed
Mr. George H. I. Reiss
Mr. Philip Reynolds
Thomas Ringland
Mr. and Mrs. Barry L. Rodolff
Ms. Natalie Rosenberg
Leslie Rudolph
Ms. Kathryn G. Ryan
Ms. Stacy Lei Saiki
Ms. Kumiko Sakai
Herbert Schraibman
P. A. Sefton
The Segerstrom Foundation
Sharon Shao
Mr. William Shelly
Ms. Jane Shepherd
Mr. Ken Shirey
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Sholik
Mrs. Ingrid R. Shutkin
Ms. Christy L. Sims
David Singelyn
Eric and Kim Soholt
Mr. Craig M. Springer
John and Elizabeth Stahr
Mr. Richard Stein
Ms. Diane Stovall
Dr. Robert M. Stroup M.D.
Marie E. Thompson
Mr. Daniel R. Tremblay and Ms. Linda L. Kirchner
Ms. Nancy C. Untener
Mr. Michael Vantrease
Ed and Gill Verner
Mr. Ernesto E. Vicente
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wallace
Ms. Lishia Wang
Ms. Yilin Hsu Wentlandt
Mr. and Mrs. Stowell C. Werden
Peter and Martha Wetzel
Clark and Kim Whitaker
Dr. Stanley White
Amanda Whiting
Mr. Nate Widelitz
Vina Williams and Tom Slattery
Mr. David R. Wilson
Jeri Wilson
Ms. Susie Xie
David and Beth Yellin
Mr. Alan J. Young
YourCause, LLC
Ms. Camille Zamora
Mr. David H. Zelisse
Mr. Richard Zevnik
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zhang
Sabrina Zhou
Zion Charity Foundation
Liz Zuercher