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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 2020 Donors

Your support keeps us going strong.

Ida & Myles Abbott
Lisa Abbott
Emika Abe
Frank Acuna
Sue Adamson
Stephanie & N. Thomas Ahlberg
Abbey Alkon
Patricia Allard
Faris & Laurence Anderson
Julie & Carl Anderson
Gregg Ankenman
Marianne & Tom Aude
Rose Marie & Roger Avery
Sandra & Richard Bails
Janet Baker
Louisa Balch
Jeannie Banker
Harriet Barovick
Kyle Barry
Valerie Barth
Joyce & Charles Batts
Laura & Nat Baxter-Simons
Stephanie & David Beach
Charles Benedict
Richard & Barbara Bennett
Barbara Beno & Peter Crabtree
Sara Benson  
Janet Berckefeldt  
Daphne & Richard Bertero  
Sarah Biemer  
Ann Binning  
Dwight & Mina Bissell  
Lucia Blakeslee  
Adriane & Barry Bosworth  
Lucia & Steve Brannon  
Marilyn & George Bray  
Jean & John Brennan  
Alexander Brennen & Wendy Niles
Robert Brill  
Paula Brinkley  
Cheryl & Michael Brodsky  
Lisa & Carl Brodsky  
Tracy Brog  
Barbara Brenner Buder  
Mimi Bupp  
Kathryn Burg  
John & Valarie Burgess  
Alex Busansky  
Patricia & Michael Busk  
Judith Butler  
Kristin Caldwell  
Susan & David Calkins  
Richard Callaway  
Lynne E. Cameron  
Vera & James Campbell  
Lianne Campodonico  
Wayne Canterbury  
Marion Moreau Gartner Carling  
Jon Carlson  
Laura Carstens  
Jaclyn Casale  
Richard & Tracey Cassard  
Janine Cazares  
Michael & Phyllis Cedars  
Susan Chadwick  
Eugene Chan  
Mary Chandler & Paul Borden
Wai & Glenda Chang  
Steven & Karin Chase  
Brian Cheu  
Rosa Chin  
Jason Clause  
Jane & Larry Clinton  
Angus Cochran  
Barbara Cohen  
Josh & Janet Cohen  
Jeannie Colbert  
Chapin Cole  
John Collins & David Nicolls
Kathleen Courts  
Keith Cowan  
Derik Cowan  
Katie Craddock  
Sheilagh Creighton  
Deborah Cullinan & Kevin Cunz
Ellen & Joffa Dale  
Robin Dandridge & Stephen Corlett
Sean Daniels  
Paul Dannhauser  
Kate Darling  
Robert & Sandra Davidson  
Diana & Ralph Davisson  
J. Greg De Felice
Diane de Forest
Dennis DeDomenico & Sandra Brod
Mary & Larry Del Santo  
Joanna Delson  
Jan Deming & Jeff Goodby
Darlene & David DeRose  
Katie Weisman Desvallees  
Patia Dial  
Frank & Margaret Dietrich  
Richard & Tamara Dishnica  
Sandra Doyle  
Karin Eames  
Vera & Henry Eberle  
Lisa & Charles Eitzel  
Gini Erck & David Petta
Julia Erhart  
Roy Eyal  
Jenise & Brad Falk  
Emily Fassler  
Mimi & Jeff Felson  
Claudia Fenelon & Mark Schoenrock
Harriet Fernstrom  
Mica Fidler  
Gita & Louis C. Fisher  
Jessica & James Fleming  
Linda & Jon Flower  
Virginia Fontana  
Terri Foster  
Georgina Franco  
Mary Ann & Kate Frankel  
Maribel & Jack Fraser  
Rena & Spencer  Fulweiler  
Stephen Gehrett  
Pamela & Wayne Gehrke  

Carol & Richard Gilpin  
Nancy Glynn  
David & Diane Goldsmith  
Sarah Goodyear  
Barbara Gordon & Peter Kane
David Graeven  
William & Shand Green  
Monica Greene  
Peter & Ann Gregory  
Jean-Paul Gressieux  
Haydn Griffith  
Anne & Marshall Grodin  
Lauren M.  Gunderson  
Diane Hagerty  
Kristi & Arthur Haigh  
Leslynn & Cliff Hartley  
Remy & Joanna Hathaway  
Joyce Hawkins & John W. Sweitzer
Lynda & Rusty Hay   
Margaret Hegg   
Beatrice Heggie   
Paul Hennessey & Susan Dague
Kimberlee N. Hicks   
Ken Hitz   
Betty Ho   
Ann & Michael Hofmayer   
Julia Holian   
Marjorie Holmes   
Steven & Helen Holtz   
Ben & Sarah Holzemer   
Audrey Hoo   
Xanthe & James  Hopp   
Mark Horowitz   
Elisabeth Houseman   
Esther & Mark Hudes   
Carolyn Hudson   
Susan & Robert Hughes   
Leslie & George Hume   
Adriene Iverson   
Edith Jackson & Thomas Richardson
Harry L. Jacobs  & Katherine Akos
Erin Jaeb & Kevin Kelly
Mr. & Mrs. Lori Jaffe   
Kathy W. Jarrett   
Ellen & Philip Javete   
Don & Linda Jenkins   
Theodore & Judy Johnson   
Roxy Jones   
Patricia Jose   
Bill & Joey Judge   
Kate Judson   
Denya & Tom Jur   
Sylvia Kahn   
Barbara Karl   
Curtis Karplus   
Karen Karten   
Sharon Keeton   
Mike & Joci Kelleher   
John Kemp & Mary Brutocao
Pamela Kendall   
Rozella Kennedy   
Joyce Kennedy   
Kelly Kerwin   
Stephen Kestler   
Julie Myers King   
Alex Komoroske   
Tim Kordas   
Kathleen S. Korpell   
Linda Kroll & Dennis Creek
Ludmila Krsselera   
Jennifer Kuenster & George Miers
Gerald N. Kurtz   
Ray & Jill L’Esperance   
Carol Larsen & Steven W. Parnes
Anh Le   
Harriet W. Lee   
Maria Leigh   
Bill & Carol Leimbach   
Sarah Rose Leonard   
John Lewis   
George Lewis   
Edna Lewis   
Mark Lewis   
Jamie Lin   
Aleeza Lipkin   
Andrew & Susan Livingston   
Michael Locher   
Mimi Lou   
Jay & Elieen Love   
Elise & Norman Lustig   
Sandy Lwi 
Gail Maderis   
Carole & Peter  Main   
Ruth Major & William C. Reuter
Michele Mansfield   
Mika Matsuno   
Steve Matuszak   
Alexandra McClure   
Shauna McGlynn   
Sandra & John McGonigle   
Wendy & David McGrath   
Paul & Ellen McKaskle   
Nate McLaughlin   
Joy Meads   
Karen & Russell Merritt   
Phyllis Meyer   
Harriett & John Michael   
Annie Middleton   
Toni & Don Miller   
Lauren Miller   
Randi Miller   
Michael Mitrani   
Susan Montauk   
Amanda Moody   
Stephanie Mooers   
Susan Morin   
Kathy Morris   
Susan Morris   
Jerry Mosher   
Amy Mueller   
Patricia & David Munro   
Lenore Naxon   
Russell Nelson   
Lynn Nerland   
Brenda Nirenstein   
Evren Odcikin   
Sallie Olsen   

Ann & Frank Orme   
Thomas J.  Owen   
Andrew Page   
Nancy & Gene Parker   
David Patch   
Ian Patten   
Kirk Patterson   
Janet & Norm Pease   
Chris Pehl   
Ginger Peleras   
Meg Perlick   
Jennifer Perlmutter   
Julie & Pat Persse   
Regina Phelps   
Frances N.  Phillips   
Dawn Polvorosa & Frank Reichert
Barry Posner   
Alice Pulliam   
Matthew Purdon   
Nina R.   
Reetta Raag & Marc Whitlow
Karen Racanelli   
Mary & David Ramos   
Hayden Reynolds   
Robert & Priscilla Rich   
Karen & Jeffrey Richardson   
Ray Riess   
Judith & William Roberts   
William Roberts   
Jim & Nita Roethe   
Ronald & Phyllis Rogness   
David Rosen   
Hannah Rosen   
Sean & Patricia Rositano   
Lesah & Jeffrey Ross   
Claire Roth   
Andrea Rush   
Michele & John Ruskin   
Barbara Sahm & Steven Winkel
Monica Salusky & John Sutherland
Laurie Sanders   
Julie & Andrew Sauter   
Patricia Sax   
Virginia Sbragia   
Barbara & Jerry Schauffler   
Brendan Scherer   
Edmund Schooler   
Erin & Andrew Schultz   
Debbra Schwartz   
Debbie Sedberry & Jeff Klingman
Margaret Shackell   
David Shapiro, M.D. & Sharon Wheatley
Renee Sheehan   
Lynn Sherard-Stuhr   
Rachel Shuey   
Shari S. Silva   
Mark Singleton   
Patty & Lawrence Siskind   
Neil Sitzman   
Harriet & Mitchell Sollod   
Stephanie & Robert Sorenson   
Ann & Robert Spears   
Usha Srinivasan   
Robert St. John & M. Melanie Searle
Elizabeth St. Aubin & Alan Ackerman
Katrina Staten    
Jeannine Stearns    
Kate Stechschulte & David Cost Jr.
M.J. Stephens & Bernard Tagholm 
Virginia & Thomas Steuber    
KC Still    
Miriam Stombler    
Elizabeth Streeter & Robert McFarlane 
Kathleen Streeter    
Larry Strieff    
Lynette Stromberg    
Susan Suffel    
Mary Sullivan    
Thayer Surette    
Shirley Svihra    
Christine & Curtis Swanson    
Pamela Tao    
Diana Thiara    
Carolyn Thiessen & Elizabeth Hoffman 
Jeremy Thorner    
Jim Tibbs    
Gregory Tiede & Lori Leigh Gieleghem
Eric Ting & Meiyin Wang 
Susan Ting    
James Topic & Terry Powell 
Charles & Heidi  Triay    
Carol & James Trusler    
Anthony L. Turano    
Doug Turner & Reine Fedor 
Paula Tye    
Tirzah Tyler & Jay Jacinto 
Barbara Aumer-Vail & Steve Vail    
Jamie & Gerry Valle    
William Van Dyk & Margaret Sullivan
Jeff & Carolee Wagner    
David & Maria Waitrovich    
Laurence & Ruth Walker    
Andrea Fellows Walters    
Tracey & Todd Walthall    
Li-Hsia Wang    
Diane & Keith Wardin    
Sana Webb    
Judy Weiss    
Victoria Wells and Richard John Larson
Dana & Doug Welsh    
H. Victoria Welsh
Elizabeth Werter & Henry Trevor 
Katie Williams    
Sarah Williams    
Helen E. & Andrew Williams    
Chris Williams    
Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson    
George & Kathleen Wolf    
Viviana Wolinsky    
Dr. Marie-Anne Woolley    
Beverly & Loring Wyllie    
Jay Yamada    
Torange Yeghiazarian    
Danita Yocom    
Richard Zarlow & Evelyn Poates 
Danuta Zaroda & Mark Whatley 
Mark Zitter & Jessica Nutik Zitter
Sarah Zyla    

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
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