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“I’m grateful to Sarah, Eric, and the incredible Cal Shakes community for their leadership—now and always. Our lives in the Bay Area are immeasurably enriched by their compassion, imagination, commitment, and artistry.”

~2020 Donor

We greatly appreciate our generous donors to Cal Shakes!

If you’d like more information, please contact our team at donations@calshakes.org.
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Thank you to our 2021 Donors

Your support keeps us going strong. Click here to see a list of our generous 2020 donors.

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Emika Abe
Sandra Ady
Elizabeth H. Agnello
Alyce Aird
Harry L. Jacobs & Katherine Akos
Gertrude Allen
Claire & Kendall Allphin
Julie & Carl Anderson
Marianne & Tom Aude
Francine Austin
Ellyn Jean Axelrod
Robin Azevedo
Joe Ayers
Aubrey Bach
Cindy Baer
Jennifer Baie
Janet Baker
Simon & Emilie Baker
Robin Ball
Kendra Barnes
Sandy Barnett
Valerie Barth
Stephanie & David Beach
Geoffrey A. & Wendy C. Beaty
Ms Felicia Becerra
Roberta Bednar
Kathleen Bell
Richard & Barbara Bennett
Lucia Benson
Brenda Berlin
Reyna Bernstein
Ms. Ardith Betts
Sarah Biemer
Mr. Richard W. Black
Kate Black
Julie Blade
Jan & Kenneth Blaedel
Lucia Blakeslee
Adriane & Barry Bosworth
Jill Bowers
Kathryn Breckenridge
Elizabeth Bremer
Barbara Brenner Buder
Linda Brewer
Marjorie Briner
Margaret A. Buckley-Brown
Donna Caplin
Bear Capron
Janelle Cavanagh & Dominic Walshe
Michael & Phyllis Cedars
Michael Cerveris
Anthony Cha
Wai & Glenda Chang
Steven & Karin Chase
Ms. Susanna Chau
Ping-Hsin Chen
Phil & Chris Chernin
Harriet Chessman
Debbie Chinn
Elizabeth Chosak
Michael & Tamara Church
Ronald Clancy
Ms. M. C. Clark
Barbara Cohen
Josh & Janet Cohen
Zipporah W. Collins
Mr. David Cost
Julia Cost
Kami Cotler
Marilyn B. Couch
Jane & Thomas Coulter
Derik Cowan
Jacqueline Carson & Alan Cox
Katherine Craddock
Robert Culley
Deborah Cullinan & Kevin Cunz
Ellen and Joffa Dale
Patricia Daniels
Leslie Dauphinee
Ms. Kelly Ann Davidson
Gail & Dominick De Bellis
Marcelo Defreitas
Darlene & David DeRose
Jan Deming & Jeff Goodby
Joe Di Prisco & Patti James
David Dial
Dr Jerry Drino
Jennifer Dole Wallersten
Dr. Marit Doshi
LeeAnn Dowd
Sandra Doyle
Brett Drucker
Marilyn & Les Duman
Susan Dunn
Elisabeth Dutton
Julie Eccles Benson & Craig Benson
Robin & Rich Edwards
Mireille Edwards
Anita Embleton
Rebecca Ennals
Brad Erickson & Brian Protheroe
Janet Evans
Sharon Ewen
Elizabeth Ewing
Susie Falk & York Kennedy
Claudia Fenelon & Mark Schoenrock
Sonia Fernandez
Rachel Fink
Arla Finney
Janine Firpo
Ann & Robert Fischer
Jim Florey
Virginia Fontana
Mr. Paul Fontana
Valerie Found
Elizabeth Freedman
Justin Fried
Mr. Mark Friedman
Suzanne Friedman
Rena & Spencer Fulweiler
Anthony P. Fusco
Brendan Glackin & Emily Arnold
Dennis & Darlene Gee
Beverly & Marty Glick
Jeffrey Gilliland
Ms. Paula Gocker
Patrick Golden & Susan Overhauser
John & Marcia Goldman
Lauren Goldrich
David & Diane Goldsmith
Patricia Gomez
Jane Goodwin
Barbara Gordon & Peter Kane
Maxwell Graham
Anita Grandpre
Elizabeth & Philip Greene
Jean-Paul Gressieux
Mr. Robert Gronke
Ms. Lee Hackett
Joseph Haj
George Haley & Theresa Thomas

Margo Hall
Anne Hallinan
Harriet Hamlin & James Finefrock
Jo Ann Harley
Barbara Hardacre
Lynn Harrington-Golde & Charles Golde
Penny Harris Harris
Monica Harris
Mel Harrison & Hillary Hardacre
Mr. Jonathan Harvey
Tish & Steve Harwood
Lisa Haugh
Lynda & Rusty Hay
Robert Hay
Margaret Hegg
Mia Henderson-Bonilla
Chris & Marcia Hendricks
Paul & Susan Hennessey
Monica Herbert
Gregangelo Herrera
Dan Hiatt
Lacey Hicks
Ms. Lynne S. Hollander
Professor David Holler
Quin Hopp
Xanthe & James Hopp
Elisabeth Houseman
Joyce Hsu
Mandy Hu
Esther & Mark Hudes
Rachel Hull
Shen-Hsin Hung
Yie-Hsin Hung
Sharon Iversen
Juliette Jacques
Sabra Jaffe
Ms. Linda Jessogne
Ellen Johnck
Dr. Diane Johnson
Marguerite Johnston
Malcolm Jones
Roxy Jones
Kathryn & Winthrop Jordan
Laury A. Joseph
Bill & Joey Judge
Laura & John Keady
Amy Kaida
Valarie & Dan Kalb
Ms. Muriel Kaplan
Tobey H. Kaplan
Karen Karten & Arthur C. Dell
Sharon Keeton
Daisy & Duke Kiehn
Cecilia Kilmartin
Chad Kinsman
Caety Klingman
Jeff Klingman
Lauren Klingman
Mr. Stanislav Kounitski
Judith Kunitz
Woof Kurtzman
Kathy & Anthony Laglia
Leah & James Lane
Mr. Robert C. Lane
Carol Larsen & Steven W. Parnes
Victoria Wells and Richard John Larson
Carol Lashof & William Newton
Susan & Bob Leberman
Thomas Lederer
Doreen Leighton
Bill & Carol Leimbach
Andrea Leitereg
Sarah Rose Leonard
Mrs. Cherry Li-Bugg
Ms. Sandra Liu
Jennifer Marie Geiger Longman
Jay & Eileen Love
Anne Lowell
David E. Lowell
Liam Lowell
Pascale Amelia Lowell
Maria Lucchesi
Catherine Luedtke
Amy Lyons & Adam Cohen
Kate Mallula
Kristen & Graham Maloney
Julia Malta-Weingard
Ruth Mankin
Michele Mansfield
Helen Marcus
Elise Marks & Jeffrey Peterson
Miriam Marks-Peterson
Mr. John Henry Martin
Michael Mathai-Jackson
Heather Mathieson
Janet Maughan
Melinda Maxwell-Smith
Shafer Mazow
Jacquelyn McCormick
Kym McCourt
Paul & Ellen McKaskle
Anne McKenna
Mark McKenna
Sunne & John McPeak
Phyllis Meyer
Annie Middleton
Michael Minson
Christine Mix
Mr. & Mrs. Susan B. Mohun
Walter Moos & Susan Miller
Mina Morita
Kathy Morris
Barbara Morrison
Jonathan Moscone& Darryl Carbonaro 
Amy L. Mueller
Patricia & David Munro
Matthew Nelson
Jennifer Nixon
Mary G. Noble
Mr. Rick Nosek
Ms. Shelly O’Connell
Candace & Dick Olsen
Sallie Olsen
Nancy Olson
Chris Orr & Paul Cooper
William Ostrander & Janice L. Johnson
Dax Ovid
Alisa Padon
Andrew Page
Amanda Palmer
Keum Park
Nancy & Gene Parker
Penny A. Peak
Natalie Pereira
Meg Perlick
Jess Perry
Jessamyn & Robert Picton
Karen Piemme
Suzanne & Neal Pierce
Noah Pilchen
Kristina & Allan Prager
Mary Prchal

Ms. Nora Privitera
Donald Proctor
Joanne Quijano
Reetta Raag & Marc Whitlow
Karen Racanelli
Leslie M. Radin
Jerome Rainey
Robin Rangel
Scott Rasmussen
Shailendra Rastogi
Linda Ray
Ms. Andrea Reyna
Virginia Reed
Carl Reeverts
Lisa Regul & Randall Hawkins
Robert & Priscilla Rich
Karen & Jeffery Richardson
Margaret Ricker
Troy River
Beatrice Roberge
Kathleen Robbins
Jerry Robinson
Alice Robinson-Simikic & Dragan Simikic
Nancy Rodriguez-Bell
David Roe
Jim & Nita Roethe
Sharon Rohwer
David Rosen
Lawrence & Meg Mitchell Rosenfeld
Cindy Rosenthal
Claire Roth
Elizabeth Rouan
Katherine Rowlands
Patricia & Glenn Rudebusch
Andrea Rush
Michele & John Ruskin
Theodore Russell
Joanne N. Ruzek
Mr. Timothy A. Ryan
Barbara Sahm & Steven Winkel
Diane Sanchez
Dana Santa Cruz
Elizabeth & Dominic Sarica
Jess Sauer
Linda & Dewey Savell
Linda Scaparotti
Ruth Schafran
Danny Scheie & Daric Wolkenhauser
Joan Schiewe
William & Nathalie Schmicker
Erin & Andrew Schultz
Darlene Schumacher
Jennifer Schwartz
Tracy Schwartz
Eleanor Scott
Debbie Sedberry & Jeff Klingman
Dee Seligman
Mary Jo & Arthur Shartsis
Cynthia Shen
Susan & Mark Sherman
Nandita Shenoy
Robert Shephard
Emma Sherwood-Forbes
Ms. Kristen Sidell
Dennis & Nicole Sidlauskas
Shari S. Silva
Alyssa Simmons
Perry and Susan Simon
Jeannie Simpson
Sharon Simpson
Vidhu Singh
Isabel Siragusa
Neil Sitzman
Liz Sklar
Susan Sklar
Karen Slater
Victoria Robinson Smith
Dr. Anne Smith
Dr. Amy Smith
Marcilie Smith Boyle
Nancy Sorenson
Stephanie & Robert Sorenson
Trine Sorensen
Margaret Sowong
Dr. Elisa Kay Sparks
Kaitlin Spees
Dr. Angeliki Spiropoulou
John Stancik
Kate Stechschulte & David Cost Jr.
Michael Stephens
Rose Stewart
Kathleen Streeter
Mary Sullivan
Christine & Curtis Swanson
Anne Marie & Tom Taylor
Catherine Teare
Gregory Tellis
Virginia Thomson
Jim Tibbs
Mark Toney & Sharon Cornu
Charles & Heidi Triay
Ms. Kathleen Turco-Lyon
Helen O’Keeffe Vajk
William Van Dyk & Margaret Sullivan
Mr. Peter Volin
Mark Waite
Edward P. Wallerstein
Jennifer & Perry Wallerstein
Taylor Walthall
Tracey & Todd Walthall
Meiyin Wang
Beth Ann & Michael Ward
Judith Ward
Susan Warner Smith
Dana & Doug Welsh
Gail Wiemann
Rev. Edward Wight
Peggy White
Douglas & Karen Wilcoxen
Chris Williams
Linda & Andrew Williams
Sarah Williams
Kathryn Williams
Dawn Williams
Doug Wilson
John & Bobbie Wilson
Susanne Wofford
George & Kathleen Wolf
Viviana Wolinsky
J Roger Wood
Clive Worsley
Beverly & Loring Wyllie
Jay Yamada
Akiyo Yokoi
Mark Zunich
Gary Zyla
Sarah Zyla

This list reflects gifts made from January 1 to July 1 of 2021. We strive to ensure the accuracy of these listings. If we have made an error or an omission, please accept our apologies and contact donations@calshakes.org

We are incredibly thankful to our 2020 donors. See the full list here

Cal Shakes 2019 Season Donor Benefits

As of April 16, 2019
Each level incorporates the benefits of the smaller gift levels

Those who are able to donate $150 or more are designated as members of the Champions Circle. These patrons enjoy onsite comforts, access to special events, and other perks—but every heartfelt donation shows that you believe in our creative and community work, and for this we are so grateful!

Gift: up to $149

    • Early access to, and special digital content and experiences
    • Invitation to our free Annual Donor Appreciation Event
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are taking a stand for the arts, equity, and community!

Ensemble $150-299

  • $10 off additional tickets
  • Recognition in playbills – one per season

Supporting Cast $300-599

  • Discount at Cal Shakes Cafe ($5 off a minimum $25 purchase)
  • Complimentary Hot Beverages at Cal Shakes Cafe

Stage Manager $600-1,199

  • Recognition in playbills – entire season
  • Your blanket awaits at your seat

Leading Player $1,200-2,999

  • No-host invitation to Opening Night dinner ($50 ticket fee)
  • Any donation you make at this level can be set up for a one-night matching challenge. Post-performance audience donations will be matched up to the level you contribute, and you’ll receive on-stage recognition!

Director $3,000-5,999

  • Reserved picnic table – must be booked in advance

Associate Producer $6,000-11,999

  • VIP parking
  • Recognition as Associate Producer for your chosen production, including in all print materials, on the Cal Shakes website, and in donor listings
  • Complimentary Invitations for 2 to Opening Night dinner and performance for your chosen production

Producer $12,000-24,999

  • Prominent recognition as a Producer of your chosen production, including in print materials, on the Cal Shakes website, in donor listings, and at the Opening Night curtain speech for your chosen production
  • 4 additional tickets to use at your discretion during the run of your chosen production
  • A complimentary bottle of wine at your reserved picnic table for each production

Executive Producer $25,000-49,999

  • Prominent recognition as an Executive Producer for the entire season: in curtain speeches, print materials, on the Cal Shakes website (Q&A feature), in donor listing, and with a snapshot (two-sentence profile) in the playbill
  • Complimentary Invitations for 4 to Opening Night dinner for all four shows
  • Six additional tickets to use at your discretion over the course of the season
  • Opportunity to have the Artistic Director or Dramaturg join your picnic table for a pre-performance discussion (complimentary wine provided; dates to be agreed upon)

Presenter $50,000+

  • Premier recognition as a Presenter, for the entire season: in curtain speeches, in print materials, on the Cal Shakes website (Q&A feature), in donor listing, and with a snapshot in the playbill
  • 8 additional tickets to use at your discretion over the course of the season

Top Photo: As You Like It (2017) by William Shakespeare and directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.

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