Los Angeles Master Chorale: Annual Report

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JULY 1, 2021–JUNE 30, 2022

A YEAR IN REVIEW

Our Vision Our MISSION

We envision a world in which choral music is a conduit for belonging, a vehicle for participation in the arts, and a means for understanding and exploring commonalities and differences.

We are an independent and innovative professional vocal ensemble that shares the traditional and evolving spectrum of choral music with the widest possible audience.

We advance this art through performance, community education, collaboration, commissioning and recording.

letter from the president & CEO

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we must remain focused on the future while maintaining the flexibility and nimbleness to pivot or change course at the flip of a switch. The pandemic was certainly nothing we’d ever planned for, but we emerged from those trying times with more creativity, innovation, and perseverance than we’d ever thought possible.

ASSETS

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As a result, the Chorale is at the peak of its artistry. We’re fortified with even more ways to realize our vision for a world where choral music is a conduit for belonging, a vehicle for participation in the arts, and a means for understanding and exploring commonalities and differences. We didn’t arrive at this position by accident or luck — our Chorale family, leaders, donors and community carried us through, unified by an unwavering commitment to our mission and a firm belief in the magic of choral music to transform lives. Because of you, we stand here today, ready to face whatever the future holds. Because of you, we’ve seen steady year-over-year asset growth despite significant financial peril. And because of you, we pushed through a year with no live performances that generated the largest surplus in the organiza tion’s history, supported by emergency funding, including a $1.5 million grant from the LA Arts Recovery Fund, almost $700,000 of appreciation in the value of endowment investments, and a programmatic spending hiatus.

We’re so grateful for your support, belief, and partnership. We’re brimming with pride in what we’ve accomplished and filled with optimism for what we will do together in the coming years. Thank you.

FYE Jun-17 FYE Jun-19 FYE Jun-20 FYE Jun-21 FYE Jun-22 (Est)

FYE Jun-18

$5,357,022

SURPLUS HISTORY

FYE Jun-18

FYE Jun-17 FYE Jun-19 FYE Jun-20 FYE Jun-21 FYE Jun-22 (Est)

$1,802 $59,638 $(21,462) $2,296,953 $349,154

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$4,962,527 $5,898,361 $6,128,255 $8,003,946 $8,275,644 1000000150000020000002500000

Deficit due to sustained payment to singers despite canceled events.

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2 20 40 60 80 100 ANNUAL EXPENSES BY FUNCTION FYE Jun-18 FYE Jun-17 FYE Jun-19 FYE Jun-20 FYE Jun-21 FYE Jun-22 (Est) 11% 10% 79% 11% 12% 77% 10% 11% 79% 15% 5% 77% 21% 24% 55% 11% 20% 69% From 2006 to 2019 the chorale’s budget grew by 99% The budget is projected to reach between $10 million and $12 million in the next two years. Total employees 280 n Programmatic n Fundraising n General/administration Programmatic spending is typically greater than 75% but was lower during the no-live performance year and the resumption year. PROGRAMMATIC SPENDING BY PROGRAM TYPE 20 40 60 80 100 FYE Jun-18 FYE Jun-17 FYE Jun-19 FYE Jun-20 FYE Jun-21 FYE Jun-22 (Est) 9% 19% 72% 8% 17% 75% 57% 13% 11% 19% 8% 7% 14% 70% 1% 13% 1% 1% 85% 6% 88% 4% 2% n LAMC performances n Contracted services n Education & community services n Touring n Recording n Full-time administrative staff n Rostered singers n Auxiliary singers n Rostered orchestra members n Stagehands n Teaching artists n Education assistant n Intern 100 90 50 18 15 5 1 1 expanding & transforming A LOOK BACK AT WHAT YOU’VE MADE POSSIBLE

INCREASED REACH

6,800 700,300 16,715

students and community members participated in education programs in person and online

social media impressions

people attended 2021–22 season concerts

INCREASED AWARENESS AND EXPOSURE

A feature in The New Yorker. An article in the Los Angeles Times. Mul tiple mentions in well-known trade publications and industry reports. The spotlight shining on the Chorale has never been brighter.

A GRAMMY AWARD

For the performance of “Mahler: Symphony No. 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand’,” the Chorale, along with the LA Philharmonic, National Children's Chorus, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and Pacific Chorale, earned a 2022 Grammy Award for best choral performance.

BIG SING

Nothing more accurately represents the magic and power of song than Big Sing California, the largest group singing event in state history. Broadcast live to five other California cities and livestreamed online, the 2018 Big Sing joined more than 11,000 voices together in unity.

Making its joyous return in 2022 at the Music Center’s Grand Park, Big Sing repertoire included popular favorites such as The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” Quirino Mendoza y Cortés’ “Cielito Lindo,” John Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and Alan Menken’s “A Whole New World.”

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Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2022

The New Yorker, April 11, 2022

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“…the finest-by-far major chorus in America…”
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“The adventurous vocal ensemble turns precision into wonder.”
ALEX ROSS

LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD

WEATHERING THE PANDEMIC

EARNED INCOME

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As we emerge from the COVID pandemic slightly bruised but fully intact, we know now more than ever that what we do is important. Without the generous support of our donors, our ability to nurture wellbeing and create a sense of belonging and community during physical separation would have been difficult, if not impossible.

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Instead of pulling back, we were able to continue on during the shut down, avoiding furloughing or laying off even a single staff member, and keeping our musicians and staff protected with regular testing and extra precautions. It was the generosity of our donors that maintained us throughout a protracted period of difficulty and positioned us to not just survive but to thrive.

Ticket sales trends illustrate the historical level of ticket support (about $1.5 million/year pre-pandemic).

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• In the partial shutdown year (FYE June 2020), ticket revenues fell below $1 million due to canceled performances

• In the full shutdown year (FYE June 2021), no ticket revenues or any other kind of earned income

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$1,200,000 $2,000,000

$800,000 $1,500,000

In the FYE June 2022 year, audiences are at about 60% of prepandemic levels.

Individual and institutional giving over the years (including pandemic) has remained relatively steady due, in part, to the strength of the annual Gala financial contribution.

The Chorale raised $4.3 million of pandemic-related emergency funding.

$400,000 $1,000,000 $500,000

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FYE Jun-22 (Est) FYE Jun-22 (Est) 400000

FYE Jun-21 FYE Jun-21 0

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CONTRIBUTED INCOME

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n Individuals n Institutions n Pandemic emergency n Planned gifts n Events

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LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD

GRANT GERSHON’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

In 2022, we celebrated Grant Gershon’s 20th season as the Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director and his astonishing work transforming the Chorale from its early beginnings as a vibrant volunteer chorus to the largest, most acclaimed independent professional chorus in the country.

GALA 2022

Thanks to our generous supporters, Gala 2022 raised more than $750,000 for the Chorale's education and artistic programs. In cele bration of Grant Gershon’s 20th anniversary milestone, the gala featured performances by the Chorale, the world premiere of a never-beforeheard version of Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” featuring acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the world premiere of “The Open Hand,” a new commission by award-winning composer Michael Abels (Get Out, Us, Nope, Omar), and a tribute presentation by com poser and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

5 38 commissions 45 world premieres
2022 HIGHLIGHTS
During Grant’s tenure, the chorale has premiered including
66 new works

2021–2022 concert programs

The Chorale’s wildly successful 2021-22 season was both a celebration of our long-awaited return to Walt Disney Concert Hall and a wideranging presentation of feature works by more than 50 composers. Representing a variety of styles, periods, and points of view, the season included beloved masterworks from Rachmaninoff, Handel and Bach; music by the Master Chorale’s Swan Family Artist-in-Residence, Reena Esmail; and works from Medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen to contemporary artists such as Derrick Skye, Gabriel Kahane, and Anna Thorvaldsdóttir.

The 2021-22 season also marked 20 years of the highest artistic aspiration under the direction of Grant Gershon. The outstanding skill and artistry of the Master Chorale singers and the range of programming reflected the impact he’s had on the ensemble and organization as a whole.

2021–22 SEASON

Grant Gershon led Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, regarded as the highest achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church choral tradition (November 20 & 21, 2021).

Two beloved holiday traditions returned: Festival of Carols (December 4 & 11, 2021), featuring treasured carols and songs, and Handel's perennially popular Messiah (December 19, 2021), performed in its entirety.

A free program, Carols on the Plaza, became our newest holiday singalong event (December 20, 2021).

City Called Heaven featured the live performance debut of Derrick Skye’s Ready, Bright, and world premieres from Saunder Choi, Dale Trumbore, and Gabriel Kahane (January 30, 2022).

Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong conducted select works by Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail, including TaReKiTa and Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir (February 20, 2022).

Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum offered two extraordinary settings of sacred texts that capture the full range of the spiritual experience expressed through music (March 20, 2022).

Guest conductor Rollo Dilworth returned to lead United We Sing, a program showcasing the breadth and vitality of the many shared cultures that reflect the musical ethos of America, with music from Dilworth, Alice Parker, Mary Lou Williams, and more (May 8, 2022).

Our season concluded with Bach’s B-minor Mass with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and guest soloists, including tenor Nicholas Phan and countertenor Reginald Mobley (June 25 & 26, 2022).

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living our mission

As we look to the future and the next phase in our evolution and growth as the nation’s largest, most acclaimed professional chorus, we will focus our collective efforts on transforming young lives through an empowering city-wide choral music program, expanding our reputation for unsurpassed artistic excellence, and increasing our global reach through expanded touring and digital strategies.

LIVING OUR MISSION

TRANSFORMING YOUNG LIVES

The many health benefits of actively engaging with music are well known and particularly important for children and young adults. With the transformational power to influence and alter the way that the brain processes information, music education enhances perception of language and speech and improves the ability to communicate with others and the world. Following a time of such extreme isolation, expo sure to the teamwork and creativity that singing together creates is a salve that every child deserves.

To this end, the Chorale recognizes a responsibility to create access points and increase exposure to the power of singing together regard less of geographic or financial barriers.

VOICES WITHIN

The award-winning Voices Within is a 10-week artist residency program for fifth grade students who learn to use their imagination to com pose lyrics and melodies of their own original songs and perform them together for an audience of peers, parents and community members.

Meeting the challenge of remote learning in the face of COVID with aplomb and flexibility, the Chorale created “Music Maker at Home” as a new Voices Within program for the digital age. Beginning as an online pilot program with Huntington Park Elementary School, Music Maker at Home continues to serve young people, families and teachers in the virtual world, reaching more than 3,000 households in 2021–22.

ORATORIO PROJECT

The Oratorio Project immerses high school students into a semesterlong collaborative process to write a large, complex work similar to an opera. Combining elements of music composition literacy skills, and 21st century learning techniques like collaboration, digital literacy,

critical thinking, and problem-solving, the program leads students through writing the libretto (the story) and creating the melodies for each movement of the oratorio, such as an aria, duet or chorus.

For 20 weeks, students at Van Nuys High School worked collaboratively with teaching artists from the Chorale to create seven original songs centered around the idea of utopian cities. Presented over two live performances in May 2022, the song cycle featured choir, soloists, piano and spoken word.

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR FESTIVAL

Since 1989, the Chorale has offered high school students a chance to deepen their exposure and understanding of choral art through a year-long experience that culminates in the annual High School Choir Festival Day. One of the longest-running and widest-reaching arts edu cation programs in Southern California, the festival brings teens from the Greater Los Angeles area to perform in Walt Disney Concert Hall.

In April 2022, the festival returned as an in-person, live performance and welcomed more than 500 high school students to sing as a massed choir in Grand Park.

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LIVING OUR MISSION

EXPANDING OUR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

Choral music unifies individual voices as the instrument of storytelling, drawing from an ever-expanding repertoire of lived experiences as much as from the traditional repertoire. It’s at the intersection of glorious tradition and artistic daring where the most magnificent music is created and where the Chorale is at its absolute best.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

As part of an organization-wide commitment to equity, diversity, inclu sion, and access, and in the spirit of a deeply rooted belief that the culture we create should be the product of all human experiences, at least 50% of the chorus’s programming spotlights work by composers from historically excluded groups in classical music, including people of color and women.

The Chorale also engaged KJR Consulting in 2021 to implement a survey of all board, staff, and musicians to measure workplace engagement. The survey included demographics, which were collected for the first time and will be used as a baseline of the specific metrics we intend to continue tracking as we progress.

Guided by a ratified five-year strategic plan, and the workplace sur vey and baseline demographic report, our work is intensely focused on improving representation at the staff and board levels and continuing to build a more diverse roster of singers, orchestra musicians, composers, and creative collaborators that reflect the vitality of our community.

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INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESS DEMOGRAPHICS

In October 2021, the Chorale engaged KJR Consulting to conduct an inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) engagement survey to gain insights into current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF & SENIOR LEADERS

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LIVING OUR MISSION

INCREASING OUR GLOBAL REACH

During the last full year before the pandemic, we reached more than 175,000 people a year through the concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, guest appearances with the LA Philharmonic, and inter national touring of our most innovative works, and our online audience has grown to nearly 500,000 worldwide. The opportunities to share our music with exponentially more people will only continue to grow into the future, and our viability as an arts organization depends on our ability to effectively and creatively harness the potential of digital technologies to reach as far and wide as possible.

RECORDING AND DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

The Chorale’s circle of audiences widened even more with the recent installation of new, state-of-the-art cameras and recording equipment in Walt Disney Concert Hall. The technology facilitates the ongoing digital releases of segments of live performances, all of which are now searchable in Time Machine, a catalogue of all our concerts, beginning with our debut season in 1965.

TOURING

The Chorale’s reputation and renown has grown significantly over the past several years thanks in no small part to the introduction of national and global touring. Throughout 2018, 2019 and into 2020, the Chorale toured our production of Lagrime di San Pietro, directed by Peter Sellars, to 19 cities in eight countries including Mexico City, London, Paris, Melbourne, and Auckland in addition to opening the Salzburg Festival in 2019.

Building on the success of Lagrime di San Pietro, “Song Mirror,” written by installation artist Doug Aitken, was brought to life in the mountains of Gstaad, Switzerland and performed by six vocalists from the Chorale. “Song Mirror” is just one element of a larger, upcoming feature-length film called LIGHTSCAPE, which is focused on the Chorale's collaboration with Aitken.

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“The voice is the instrument we use to make connections with one another, and we all have a voice.”
REENA ESMAIL The Swan Family Artist-in-Residence
The Chorale has performed in 19 cities in 8 countries over the last three years.

PHILANTHROPY

ENDOWMENT AND PLANNED GIFTS

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n Endowment assets (at market value) n Planned gifts (net present value)

Endowment assets have grown over time, but still represent only a fraction of annual operating costs.

Planned gifts have steadily grown throughout the years.

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Our funded endowment increased more than $1 million in three years.

Michael Abels

Michelle Acosta

Dr. Susan Addington

The Ahmanson Foundation

Brian Alcala

James Alderete

Allyson and Todd Aldrich

Rick and Susan Amante

Lisa E. Andersen in memory of Darolyn Andersen

Jill Anderson and Steven Jobst

Robert C. Anderson

Cecelia R. Andrews

Marie Andros

Georgeann Andrus

Anonymous (15)

Diane and Noel Applebaum

Murray Aronson

Linda Atkinson

Austin Au

Luvi Avendano

Cheryl Avirom

Dr. Gloria Avrech

Maggie B. Ayala

Antonio Azar

Christine Buckley

Ruth Bachofner

Louise J. Bahar

Elizabeth Ball

Larry and Judy Ballenger

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Banducci

Clare Baren and David Dwiggins

Gregory and Harriet Barker

Bob Barnes

Janell A. Bartkus

Elizabeth Bartscherer

Leslie Bauce

Queenalyn Bautista

Nancy Griffith Baxter

Jeff and Joan Beal

Marjorie Beale

Lesili Beard and Dr. Iris S. Levine

Candace and Thomas Beck

honor roll

FISCAL YEAR 2022 DONORS

Donna Beckage

Karen Sapio and Anthony Becker

Thomas and Judith Beckmen

Sondra Behrens

Kathryn Bellamy

Joni and Miles Benickes

Dr. Christina Benson, M.D. and Dr. Kenneth Wells, M.D. Lorri and Steve Benson

Bobbie and Paul Bent

Jeffrey and Susan Berman

Julie M. Bernstein

Fabio Bidini

Susan Bienkowski and Wang Lee

Annette Billings

Carol Binion

Regina Birdsell

Ms. Mary Louise Blackstone and Mr. Donald Burnett

Dr. Andrew Blaine and Dr. Leigh Lindsey Daniel Blake and Bonnie Ericson

Candace Blankenship

Reynold M. Blight and Mrs. Joanne D. Saliba

The Blue Ribbon

David F. Bode, M.D.

Charles Bohlen Wilbert F. Bohn

David Bohnett Foundation

Lindsey Boice

Marla Borowski

Kara Bouton

Greg A. Bowden

Debra L. Boyd Kyle Boyd

Calvin Boyer

Ursula Bradshaw

Laura Berns

Mandy and Steve Brigham

Jane E. Brockman

Gordon Brodfuehrer

Onetta Brooks

Jerrie Paula Ortega-Brown and Abbott L. Brown

Suzanne C. Brown in honor of Grant Gershon

Victor K. Brown Jean Bruce Poole Douglas and Jandre Buck Thomas C. Roby

Margaret Burdge Dorli Burge

Kelly Burling in memory of Mark Edwards Jim and Barbara Burns Katharine Burns Benjamin Burt Liesel Maria Butcher Betty Butler Curtis and Jean Byer Anne Byrd Barbara Byrne Don Cadien Rick Cadruvi

Abner Caguioa Kathy Cairo Alonso Calderon

California Arts Council

Dr. Jayne E. Campbell in memory of Nina Henson Rasmussen

Linda Campbell in memory of Thomas A. Techentin

Priscilla Campbell

Miles Canaday

Susan Canjura

Maureen Cantlin Capital Group

Joan L. Cashion

Constance Castro

Catherine Chambers

Renee and Bruce Chapman Kathrin Chase Linda Chase Mary Ann Chausée

July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Juanita Chauvin

Dora Chen

Brendan A. Cheng

Alice Cheung

Billy Childs

Jessica Choi

Marjore Chronister Steve Chucovich

Young Chun

Patricia Churchill

Alicia G. and Edward E. Clark

Jim B. Clarke

John and Sue Clauss Karen Cleaver

Ernest Clements

Frederic Cohen and Antoinette Adams

Dr. Lawrence and Jane Z. Cohen

Marie Cohen

Jacqueline Cohl Colburn Foundation

Brent Collins

Margaret Sheehy Collins

Anne Morss Combs

Eleanor Congdon

Father William J. Connor

Susan Convirs

Donald and Bette Cook Jeanette Corcuera

Priscila Cordero

Edward and Karin Costello

Corinna Cotsen and Lee Rosenbaum

Molly and Walter* Coulson

Michael F. Cowan

Gerald W. Craft

Keith Kajiya in memory of Mark Edwards

Sally Crock

Cathleen Crone

James Cronk

Elizabeth Crooke

Areta Crowell

Doug M. Crowley

Dr. Diane E.A. Cunningham

Jessica Curran

Lisa F. Curtis

Dr. Robert A. Cutietta and Mist Thorkelsdottir

Sandra Cutuli

Harindra Dahanayake

Dan Murphy Foundation

Judi and Bryant Danner

Doris Darre

Jeanne Davenport

German Hipolito David Jean Davidson and Kojiro Umezaki

Carolyn J. Davis

Jayne Davis

Lynette and Michael Davis Martha Dawson

Joseph C. Dayball

Della De La Torre

Jose and Cecilia De Souza

Teresa DeCrescenzo

Catharine Deely

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Deland, Jr. Catherine Dellacamera

Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Wayne and Pat DePry

Anne and Ray Destabelle

Craig and Mary Deutsche

Kay Devonshire

Jared Diamond, Ph.D. and Marie Cohen, Ph.D.

Myrna Diaz in memory of William Gershon

Maclaine Diemer

Jennifer Diener

Ani Dikranian

Arline Dillman

Christopher R. Dixon

Sharon Dobbyn

Amanda Doenitz

Becky Doody

Kathleen and Terry* Dooley

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*In memoriam
We’d like to thank our generous donors and friends who supported us between
Thank you for all you’ve done to help us share the spectrum and power of choral music with the widest possible audience throughout the world.

Leslie and John Dorman

Caroline and Donnie Dove

Lamoine Doyle

Kevin and Marianne Droney

Kathleen and James Drummy

Marshall G. Duell

Thomas and Mary Duggan

Dennis Duitch

Dr. and Mrs. William M. Duxler

Frank and Teresa Dvoracek

Dwight Stuart Youth Fund

Thomas Dwyer in honor of Pamela Perkins Dwyer

Jerrold Eberhardt

Kathleen and Jerry Eberhardt

Richard Eberhart

Esther Edber

Margaret Waegell Edmondson

Jamie Edwards-Orr

Nancy A. Edwards

Nicki E. Edwards in memory of Mark Edwards

Randall Edwards

Ann Graham Ehringer

Gail Eden Eichenthal in honor of Jean Davidson and Grant Gershon

Julia and John Eidsvoog

Mirna Elias

Kathleen Elowitt

Barbara and Damien Elwood

Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company

Peter Epstein

Bonnie Ericson and Daniel Blake

Dr. Annette L. Ermshar and Mr. Dan Monahan

Suellen Eslinger

Ozair and Alda Esmail

Dr. Reena Esmail

Randall T. Espinoza, M.D. Carolyn S. Estrada

Mark Evans

David and Jordan Fabish Mark Fender

Dr. And Mrs. J Murray Fadial in honor of Dr. Mark Berry

David Falconer

Robert and Anna Lee Farber

Gerald Lee Faris

Mike and Virginia Fawcett in honor of Carol Reich and Steven Harms

Michael Fay

Evelyn Feintech

Gordon and Vacharee Fell

Judy and Richard Felton in memory of Mark Edwards Jeffrey Fenner

Dave J. Ferguson

Melodee Fernandez

Corey Field

Lisa Field

Financial Communications Society

Arthur and Marjorie Fine in honor of Bob and Denise Hanisee Maureen Finnerty

Mr. Richard Cullen and Mr. Robert Finnerty

Anthony Brooks Firestone

Jacqueline Fischer-Lougheed

Michael Fishbein

Edward Fisher in memory of Warner Henry Dan Fisk

Jeanie Fiskin

Lorna Fitzgerald in memory of Virginia L. Fitzgerald

Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald and Mr. Arturo Vargas

Patrick Fitzgerald

Capt. Dundas Flaherty and Ms. Sandra Kulli

Lauren and Patrick Flahive Bill and Patricia Flumenbaum Sarah Forth Jennifer Fortuny

Louise and Thomas Fox Germaine Franco Jeremy Frank Shirley Fredricks

Kathie and Alan Freeman

Friars Charitable Foundation

Roberta Frye

The Daum Family Fund

Peter Furby James Gadd

Jane Galbraith

Jamie Gallo

Jenna Garcia

Lisa Garcia

June Bartczak and Ami Gargir

Julie Garner

Keith Gayhart

Mr. Richard Gerber

Elissa Johnston and Grant Gershon

Bill Gershon*

Elizabeth Gibbar

Steve Gilbreath in memory of Lauran Gilbreath

Robert Gilliland

Suzanne Gilman

Kiki Ramos Gindler and David Gindler

Donald Goldman and Valerie Lezin Ramon Gomez

Camille Gonzales

Nancy and Lenny Gonzales

Michelle M. Gonzalez

Olivia Goodkin in honor of Marshall Rutter Janet Goodwin

Alexandra Grabarchuk

Mr. and Mrs. Scott T. Graff Dr. Dayna Grant Philip G. Grant Anne Grausam

Douglas Green Lauren Green

Dr. Peter J. Green

The Green Foundation

Noreen Greendrew Elizabeth Greenway and Jimmy Greenway

Floyd Gregory

Dr. Kathleen Greider

Elizabeth Grimes

Ms. Diana Gould and Dr. Kirsten Grimstad Harry Groener

Henry Gronnier-Sylvester Annie Gross Martha Groves

GRoW @ Annenberg Rodger J. Guerrero

Jez and Donald Guito Vijay Gupta

Patricia Guy in honor of Martha Groves Alma Guzman Maya Hadar Louise Haglind Erica Hahn

Jeff Hall Denise and Robert Hanisee Amy Hansen

Meredith Harewood, M.D. Berkeley and Kristin Harrison James and Carol Hart Lucas Hausrath

Katherine Hawks Dr. Charles Edward Hay Kendis Heffley

Vince Bertoni and Damon Hein Tyler Heiss

Bonnie Busenberg and Tom Helliwell

Bret Hembd

Timothy W. Henderson John Hendra

Jana Hendricks

Carol and Warner* Henry

Jillian Hessel-Spivak in memory of Edith Bell Hessel Mark Hilt Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi

Ms. Jennifer Hoang and Mr. Brian Krechman

Linda J. Hodge

Greg and Jill Hoenes

Benjamin J. Hoff Cecil Hoffman

Jay A. Holladay

Peter and Cheryl Holzer

Michael Homan

In Sook Hong

Ann and Christine Horton Madeleine Horton

Susan Houser

Richard Howe

Travis J. Howell in memory of James Howell

Marina Hsieh

Joan Huang

Monica Hubbard in memory of Mark Edwards

Catherine and Robert Hudspeth Linda and John Huetinck

Robert Hunka

Margaret Hunt in honor of Jean Davidson

Steve Iglehart

Barbara Isenberg Cynthia Ison Robert Israel Tomoko Iwakawa

Jane Jackson in memory of Thomas A. Techentin Mika Jain

Jeffrey Janis Frank Jarvis

Larry Jarvis and Janet Shaffer

Paul and Missy Jennings

Richard P. Jensen

Barbara Jex Courter Firoza Jhabvala

Christopher Jobst John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation

Jerry Johnson and Leana Kleinman

Margaret Johnson

Stewart Johnston

Curtis Ray Joiner, Jr.*

Carole Jones

Lawrence and Mireya Jones

Molly A. Joseph

Mary Grace Juevesano

Martha B. Jura

Robin and Craig Justice

Diana Zaslove Kahn and George Kahn

David Kalifon

Stephen P. Kammerer

Kate Kaplan

Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Karns

Lawana Tate and Michael Kaylor Dr. Patricia A. Keating

Teresa Keeler Ph.D. Karen M. Keenan

Joelle and David Keene Adrienne K. Keennon Dr, Stephen E. Kellogg

Ann Kelly

Susan E. Kelsey

Renee Kendall

Bill and Priscilla Kennedy

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