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Stern Grove Festival has always been a celebration of community, art, and nature. For its 76th Season in 2013, Stern Grove Festival once again brought together thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors to experience the joy of the performing arts in an incomparable setting. The array of amazing artists featured in the 76th Season, and the enthusiasm and energy of our audience, made for another memorable year. We saw more than 75,000 patrons experience outstanding performances by artists from across the globe. And more than 3,600 participants in our education and outreach programs explored the arts in new and interactive ways. All of this would simply not have been possible without the support of donors, members, sponsors, foundations, volunteers, and our wonderful city. On behalf of the entire staff and board, thank you for your support and generosity in keeping this San Francisco community tradition alive and well. Sincerely,

Steven P. Haines Executive Director


The 76th Season in 2013 saw some memorable performances by a range of talented artists. From the opening day celebration, The Big Picnic, starring Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, to the last notes sung at the San Francisco Opera’s season finale performance, there was something for everyone to enjoy this year at Stern Grove Festival.

Super-group Deltron 3030 melding hip-hop with a live orchestra and the turntable skills of Kid Koala... Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater rewarding a loyal crowd who braved the rain with an unforgettable set... San Francisco Ballet stunning the audience with an arresting tableau to begin Serge Lafar’s Suite en Blanc... Pink Martini serenading the Grove with their stylish big-band sound, and La Santa Cecilia winning the crowd over with an effervescent performance... Kronos Quartet, celebrating its 40th anniversary, performing a Jimi Hendrix classic that ended in a standing ovation...


Every Sunday concert at Stern Grove Festival is a celebration of the diverse and vibrant communities that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Within the concert meadow itself, the audience creates a new community...sharing food, meeting new friends and enjoying time with old friends, and relaxing with family members of all ages. There is simply no place like Stern Grove Festival. For first-timers and loyal Festival fans alike, Stern Grove Festival is a unique chance to enjoy a shared cultural experience with thousands of people in a space that is accessible and open to all. This is the heart of Stern Grove Festival’s mission and for 76 years, the support of the community has made it possible.


The Festival’s admission-free outreach and education programs inspire, educate, and motivate the next generation of arts patrons and performers. This year’s programs, attended by more than 3,600 participants, included: Kids Days A series of three different interactive workshops with Dance Mission, Dholrhythms Dance Company, and Chelle! and Friends focused on specific art forms and cultures. Kids Camp Three cumulative three-day arts education workshops with Magik*Magik Orchestra, Embodiment Project, and San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education. KidStage A series of hands-on activities with teaching artists take place before Sunday concerts. Activities included dance lessons, instrument petting zoos, performing mini-operas, making Mardi Gras masks, and more. Troc Talks The Festival also presented five pre-concert Troc Talks with artists, enhancing the concert experience by giving the audience insight into different art forms, and artists’ influences and backgrounds.


Stern Grove Festival is a year-round endeavor and a true team effort. The Festival’s administrative staff and board of directors work in the “off-season” to plan, fundraise, and prepare for the summer concert series. In addition, the Festival benefits from in-kind services provided by web developers, graphic designers, legal counsel, and much more. In the summer, the team grows to include our stage crew, sound engineers, house staff, hosts, video crew, security personnel, and operations staff. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is a valuable partner providing maintenance and care to the park itself. Finally, the team would not be the same without the dedicated, hard-working volunteers, some of whom have volunteered for 20 or more years at the Festival. More than 600 volunteers donated over 4,000 hours of service in 2013 alone. Each team member is dedicated to making Stern Grove Festival an enjoyable, relaxing, and fun experience for artists and audiences alike.

ANNUAL FUND HONOR ROLL Founder’s Council Chairman’s Circle $50,000 and above

Producer’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

Performer’s Circle $1,000-$2,499

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund (Dissolution Trust) Grants for the Arts/ San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The James Irvine Foundation Anonymous

AT&T Comcast Vicki & Jeff Edwards Susie & Michael Gelman Koret Foundation Marie & Barry Lipman Jon Metzler & Kakul Srivastava Joanna & Robin Michel Pacific Office Automation Dr. Marcia & Stephen B. Ruben Sonoma County Tourism Bureau Congresswoman Jackie Speier & Barry Dennis

Kristen Angel & Mariam Mirgoli The Atel Foundation Suzanne Bartels & Scott Laidlaw Valerie Barth & Peter Wiley David A. Behlmer & Janet A. Hanson Burns Family Fund Molly & Jack Cargas Scott Chandler Cecile Chiquette Norman & Sylvia Chu Joseph Cohn Phyllis & David Cook Joyce & Robert Corrigan Gregg Crawford Albert & Joyce Dixon Dagmar Dolby Andrea P. Eichhorn Elizabeth & Roy Eisenhardt Laura & John Fisher David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Don & Janie Friend Robert & Michelle Friend Deborah E. Gallegos Helen Tsao Gan Alison F. Geballe Theodore & Frances Geballe Meredith Goldsmith Katherine Gray Grosvenor Julie & Wally Haas Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Haas Steven P. Haines & Nicholas Chastain

Benefactor’s Circle $25,000- $49,999 Sakurako & William Fisher Walter & Elise Haas Fund Levi Strauss Foundation The Bernard Osher Foundation Parkmerced Sandi & John Thompson Wells Fargo Foundation Patron’s Circle $10,000-$24,999 Booz & Company Inc. Elizabeth Garlinghouse Jason E. Goldman Jennifer R. Goldman Marcia & John Goldman Matthew W. Goldman Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund Ginnie & Peter Haas, Jr. Margaret E. Haas The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund National Endowment for the Arts Pacific Gas & Electric Company John Sell Anonymous

Presenter’s Circle $2,500-$4,999 Gretchen & John Berggruen Lucille & Justin Buell Critical Dance Dodge & Cox Margel & Stephen Kaufman Cathy & Jim Koshland Jordan Kurland O’Melveny & Myers LLP Gayle & Eric Starr Diane B. Wilsey

Sandra R. Hernández & Viviana Paredes Hyatt Regency San Francisco Jamba Juice Dorothea & Kevin Kaz Paul & Vicki Klapper Kathleen & Laurance Knox Marguerite Leoni & Derek T. Knudsen Sharon Lambert & Charles Cohen Susan & Donald Larramendy Rita Leard Alan Levins Renee & Gregory Lippetz Carol & Barry Livingston Nancy McCoy & Peter Judge Nion T. McEvoy Nanette Lee Miller & Olga S. Barerra Erin & Scott Montgomery Pam & Mitch Nichter Rabbi Stephen S. & Dr. Laurie E. Pearce Peter Pollat, M.D. Pollinator Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County Stephen Popper & Elizabeth Joyce Lisa & John Pritzker Rainbow Grocery Helen Hilton Raiser B. G. Rodgers Ted Russell Alice & William Russell-Shapiro Stacy Sanders Mark C. Schulze Diane Shortsleeve

Spritz Interactive Marketing Lisa & Richard Steiny Maggie & John Streets Sue & Randy Teppen Michael & Nancy Torres Urban Sitter Brooke Wentz Jane White Janice & Roger Wittlin Jane & Doug Wolf Anonymous

ANNUAL FUND HONOR ROLL Friends of Stern Grove Festival Grove Circle $500-$999 Robert Apodaca Kevin Michael Argys Shah Bahreyni Merylee Smith Bingham & Edward M. Bingham, Jr. Clyde W. Brehm, Jr. Tangerine M. Brigham Cary Fargo Season Flores Dana Genshaft & Peter Volz Layne Gray Sophie & Boe Hayward Shepard & Monte Johnson Kari Keller Mary & Adam KohSweeney Suzie McKig Jane Miller Judith & Walter Miller Susan & Benjamin Morrison Michael Murphy Ricky Ocampo Bert Polacci Roy Sauer Shauna Marie Rose & Raymond R. Sullivan Naveed Syed Jonathan Tann Mimi & Harry Tierney David Topkins Catriona & David Wiley Sunny Yee Meadow Circle $250-$499 Rakesh Agrawal Robert Apodaca Lina Au Chris Aycock Daryl Babbitt Marie L. Bartee Lieselotte & Jaime Bayan Jonathan Berkeley Hemant Bhanoo Claire Black Slotton

Shea Lita Bond William Borter Julia & Douglas Boszhardt Shawn Brennan Sue Brock Jenny Brown Marlin Anna Budayr Lesley Bunim Claire Bunton & Steve Elprin Yoway Buorn Dennis Castro William & Gayle Chan Timothy Chang Saran & Sky Chari Anne Chognard Isabella Chow Justin Cinicolo & Sara Calhoun Cinicolo Christopher Cirillo Susan Coliver & Robert Herman Gail Coney Suzanne Yang & Kevin Conlon Martin Cudeck Tomi Cunningham Jessica Wan & John DeNero Bob Dockendorff Mr. Anton Franckeiss & Ms. Margaret Dunakin Extranomical Tours Jacqueline & Christian Erdman Susan Euphrat Guy Feldman Ruth Finkelstein Vicki & David Fleishhacker Marilyn McCarrick Forni Joanne & Michael Fox DorĂŠ & James Gabby Don Gibbons Julie Gieseke Brant Grimes Fidel H. Gutierrez Anonymous Stephanie J. Hannaford & Christine Witzel Drs. Joanne & Wayne Herman

Richard Hesse Karen Hindin & Jeremy Pasternak Richard Hom Stu Hood Lindsay Hower Musync Mike Kappus Barbara Bersche & David Katznelson Juliet Lanfried Peter Lee Rosy Lee Vickey Leonardo-Chinn Clarene Y. Leong June & John Lilienthal The Lin Family: Brian, Iris, and Isaiah Michael & Caroline Louie Phyllis & Jerry Lun Elba McIntosh Heather Meil Carol Michely Stephanie Milligan Janet Mohle-Boetani Louise O. Morrison & Terry J. Forsyth Susan & Benjamin Morrison Jesse Nelson Mort Pactor Bruce & Vicki Pate Heather Powers Mary Prendiville Harriet Prensky Ann Rarden Dianna Rice Carol Roduit Shannon Rugani Olivia Sawula Veronica Sibley Carleen Sikora & Scott Dworkis Matthew Simmons Pat Skala Gail M. Skinner Sandheep Surendran Dianne & Tad Taube Conchita Taylor Teresa Thomas

Marlene & Helgi Tomasson David Topkins United Spirits Jonathan Warmund Matthew Werdegar & Monique Schaulis Luke Willis Barry Winograd Jane Wong Christopher Yap Redwood Circle $100-$249 Michael Abramson Patricia Aguirre & George Singh Brian Ahlers Laura Albini & Sam Ferguson Ravi Anand Charu Anchlia Jennifer Anderson Faye Austin Wilma Bass Paula & John Bauer Sandra & Marc Beezy Sarika & Aaron Bell Sandra Berg Leah & Ralph Bernstein JoAnn N. Bertges Cheryl & Gerald Bibelheimer Erin Billman Joshua Bingham Bill Bogdan Kenneth Borelli Lori & Steve Bouret Anna-Marie Bratton Mamie Burgess Kelli & Steven Burrill Robert & Amber Buzick Kathleen & Charles Calhan George Calvert Dominga T. Cammarata Heather Carpenter Marguerite Casillas Dennis Castro Honorable Maxine Chesney & Honorable Edward Stern

Matthew Chotin Katherine Clements Delfina Clinch Anne M. Connolly Fernando Corredor Sandra Coudright Heather Cowan Joan & Peter Cuddihy Christi Dalitz Ravi Damani Robert Davis Licia De Meo Lynne Dempsey Daniel Detorie Jon Diamond Louis Dombro Gina B. Domizio Dena Dubal Louise & James Dunaway Lyle Duncan Tom Dwyer Leigh Edwards Carolee Fucigna & Lewis Epstein Irene Minabe & Hector Esparza Forrest J. Fallon Dr. Dvorah Feder Rex J. Fermin Loretta Figueroa Dr. Donald L. Fink Shawna Fischer Christopher Fong Laura Fraenza Marta Friedman Aimee Frizell Ann Gershanov Tushar Gheewala Gail & Mervin Giacomini Priscilla Gilbert Maren & Ray Gleason Kristin Gleitsman Keith Goldstein Irma Gonzalez Vivian Grimaldo Louis Haas Julinka Harrisova

Jane Hatch Amma Hawks Bertha L. Hayes Carol Hicks & Stacie Pascal Anne & David Hinckle Steven Holian Laura M. Holland, in memory of Ernie Aitken Melanie & Charles Horn Lolan & Henry Ho-Wong Bob Hsi Patricia & Julian Hultgren Linda Hunt Nehanda Imara Elizabeth & Eric Isaacs Renee James-Williams Naomi Jay Cynthia E. Johnson Kris Kalstrom Jane Kang Doris & Gordon Katznelson Robert Kaufmann, Jr. Robert Kenney Kathryn Kersey Jane Kim Amanda Hayne Kirkwood Deanna & Alfred Knickerbocker Murni & Walter Knoepfel Emil Knopf Marie & Herbert Kong Juliet Lanfried Angelique Lausier Mei Yan Leung Simone Leveille Nadine Levin Stoner Lichty Jennifer Light Donna Lim Julia Love Natalie Lui The Maddock Family, in memory of Charles and Mary Ellen Conlin Tina Martin Virginia Maruyama Toni Lozica & Thomas Mason Mary E. McCall Johnny McCune Penelope McDaniel Carol & Tom McGurk Esteban Mendoza Marshall Meyer Bailey & Chris Meyer Bernard L. Meyerson Neil Minton

Clayton E. Mitchell Debbra Montoya Samuel Moonitz Jo & Kevin Moran Maureen Morris Mr. & Mrs. Jack Mullen Ann Mullis Sheigla Murphy Janet Natov James E. O’Donnell Kim M. Osborn Priscilla Osteria Janak Parekh Rekha Patel Stephanie Pettinati Jacalyn Pitcher James B. Munson & Simon Pitchford Eric Pleschner Jessica Pluskowski Camelia Qabazard Blanca Quintanilla Mohan Rajagopalan Darryl Raszl Erik Reynolds Jillian Rhine Kate & James Riseman Barbara & Jack Rosston Tony Rovello Lynne & Stuart Rovin Howard Ruben Alexandra & Samuel Salkin Dan & Marie Sampior Bill & Ronna Sauro Esther Schau Penny Schuchman Andrea Schultz Ellen & Marvin Schwartz Jim Scott Sarah Semple Anjali Sharma Inga Sheffield Sam & Diane Sidd-Champion Jeannie Sides Wendy Silvani Ted Slaughter Rhonda Slavik Norma Slavit Virginia Smith Peggy Snyder Marc A. Snyder Gerry & Chet Socco Harriet & Mitchell Sollod Pierre St. Hilaire

Dianne & John Stauffer Mary Jeanne Stavish Loren & Barbara Stolle Madelyn Stone John Stull Anonymous Sara & Jean Paul Trelaun Paul Tumolo Jeanette & Edward Ueber Margarita Ugarte Helen Uhrig Susan Romer & Don Ungar Trevan Van Buren Patrick Van Osta Jacqueline N. Ventura Regis Vincent Celia & Ernie Visico Dimitra Wagner Carol Wald Brian Ware & Jonica Luyties Claudia Weist Ms. Charla Welch Eric Westfall Jane Anfinson & David Wick Tom Williams Diane & Howard Winer Suchitra Wong Jeanette Woodburn Caryn & Douglas Woodburn Joyce & Sam Zanze Friends Circle $50-$74 Evi Altschuler Anonymous Helen G. Argyres Alejandra Baigorrotegui Nancy Bardoff William W. Beahrs Julie H. Bergen Fiona Black Angie Black Susie Bohlander Arthur Brunwasser Betty Burri & Kurt Annweiler Carol Landson Callaway Noah Camene Vera D. Casasanta Lynn Cerda Price & Gerald Price Mai-Sie Chan Paula M. Cornyn Liz J. Corsick Leonor Y. Dicdican Lyle Duncan Christopher Exell Vida Ray & Ted Freeman Joann & Dwight D. Freund

Anne-Maria Gaddini Sidney Glass Milton Greenstein Arnold Gubins Lee & Patrick Hackett Vivian Imperiale Jacqueline M. Jacobs David Jensen Diane Jones Michael Jones Hal Jordy Rula Kallas Art Khan Ludmila Kisseleva-Eggleton Nicole Laidlaw Barbara J. Landfried Marit Lash Jose Maria Ledon Dr. Rose Lewis Alexia Louis Dale Luck Dianne Lyles Maryam Maghsoodnia Deborah Marion Marcia Martinez-Helfman Susan Martorano Susan Meltzer Trevor R. Nelson Laurie & Craig Nikitas Alvina Y. Nishimoto Peg Nordensten Patricia J. O’Connor Lewis C. O’Rourke Richard C. Otter Patricia Overshiner Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Pate Donald A. Patterson Marissa Pimentel Jennifer Polishook Jean Poulter Chris Power Anil Prasad Harriet M. Quarré Rosemary Rau-Levine, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. David H. Rose Alfred V. Sanguinetti Judith & Lary Schiller Carolyn Scott Neiva Silva J. D. Smith Paula E. Smith Wilma & David Smith Priscilla & Kenneth Solberg Janis & John Stahl Peggy & Art Stauffer Brian Stone Gail J. Strack Evelyn Talbert Penelope & Howard Taylor Diane Thackery

M Christine Torrington Martha J. Wellington & Cort Benningfield Denis Whitfield John D. Winston Robin Won Suchitra Wong Gail Yamamoto Elena Zelayeta Linda Zimmerman

MATCHING GIFTS Apple Matching Gifts Program Bank of America Matching Gifts Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ING Foundation Community Matching Gifts Program John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Prologis Corporate Headquarters IN-KIND GIFTS Aquarium Of The Bay Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Bissap Baobab Clyde W. Brehm, Jr. Chabot Space & Science Center Crystal Geyser Water Company Earl’s Organic Produce Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Hartman Studios Honest Tea, Inc. House Of Air Hunt Littlefield Jiva Creative Jones Day LLP KBCW - The CW KPIX - CBS 5 Landmark Theatres Layer Cake Wines Magnolia Photo Booth Oakland A’s Outerlands Peets Coffee San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Giants San Francisco Symphony SF State University Extended Learning SFMTA Supperclub San Francisco Tacolicious The Castro Theatre The San Francisco Newspaper Company LLC Voss Waters Whole Foods Market Yerba Buena Center for the Arts



AT&T Bank of the West Bulgari Capital Guardian Trust Company Eliza & Dean Cash Vicki & Jeff Edwards Shirley & Benjamin Eisler Sakurako & William Fisher Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund Jason, Jennifer, & Matthew Goldman Marcia & John Goldman Jillian Manus Joanna & Robin Michel Eleanor Myers Jamie & Mark Myers Northern Trust Lea & Allen Orwitz Parkmerced Sutter Health Sandi & John Thompson Wells Fargo Jane & Doug Wolf

David A. Behlmer & Janet A. Hanson Jane & Douglas Berl Gregg Crawford Congresswoman Jackie Speier & Barry Dennis Joseph W. Donner III Wayne Feinstein Lynn Feintech & Tony Bernhardt Karla L. Martin Nion T. McEvoy Pam & Mitch Nichter Nasaw Family Foundation Dr. Marcia & Stephen B. Ruben Brooke Wentz Mary & Kevin White

PICNIC PATRONS Lori & Michael Corley Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management David Friedman & Paulette Meyer Phyllis K. Friedman Cindy & Mike Johnson Paul & Vicki Klapper Marie & Barry Lipman Erin & Scott Montgomery Pacific Gas & Electric Company Recology Jane & John Siegel

Jerry & Michele Mendelsohn Dolores Molina Julie & Glenn Nedwin Jan & Robert Newman Ellen M. Newman Anthony Passanisi Billy Patterson Sheila & Michael Rokeach Kristen & Greg Rivers Jim Rottman Cathy Sabo Kees Scheepens & Gerna Scheepens Nooijens Theo Schwabacher & Michael Gallagher Mary-Jean Stempien Jeremy Stone Sharon Thompson Merla Zellerbach & Lee Munson

PICNICKERS Annette Alioto Robert Allen Larry & Patti Chapman Larry Colton & John McCoy Dorene Curtis Pamela H. David Mr. Anton Franckeiss & Ms. Margaret Dunakin Tomoko & Donald Fortune Joanne Fox Linda E. Gladstone Constance & Alexander Gove Steven P. Haines & Nicholas Chastain Steven Holian Leslie Jones Dawn King Phyllis & Jerry Lun Hilary & Mark McInerney

CONTRIBUTORS Roberta & Leonard Cohn Holly & Ed Eger Laura & John Fisher Randi & Bob Fisher George & Lainie Garrick Maribelle & Stephen Leavitt Carole & Michael Marks Alexander R. Mehran Lisa & Steven Schatz Gaye & Stu Seiler Diana & Steve Strandberg Liz & Michael Sweeney Jennifer & D.B. Temple Jessica Zeidman

2013 Income Concert Donations 4%

2013 Expenses Marketing 4%

Foundation 13% General & Admin 9%

Special Events 14%

Individual 22%

Endowment 12%

Government 3%

Fundraising 17%

Concerts 60%

Special Events 6%

Corporate 6% Earned Revenue 3%

Outreach 4%

In-Kind 23%

The Festival depends on donors Based on audited financial statements for Stern Grove Festival’s fiscal year 2013.

Contributed revenue (including donated goods and services) totalled 86% of the Festival’s budget.

Programs are our priority Costs directly associated with presenting the concerts and outreach programs accounted for 60% of expenses.

Stern Grove Festival Association 832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000 San Francisco, CA 94107 415.252.6252

Board of Directors


Douglas E. Goldman, Chairman

Steven P. Haines, Executive Director

Robin Michel, Vice Chairman

Joey Babbitt, Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator

Deborah E. Gallegos, Treasurer

Lauren Davidson, Grant Writer

Gregory L. Lippetz, Secretary

Emily Markoe, Associate Director of Development

Justin Buell

Merylee Smith Bingham, Accountant

Barry W. Dennis

Alyssa Stone, Outreach and Education Manager

Elizabeth C. Garlinghouse

Judy Tsang, Director of Programming

Jason E. Goldman

Monica Ware, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Matthew W. Goldman

Jessica Zeidman, Director of Development

Douglas Hardman Boe Hayward David Katznelson Kathryn Kimball Jordan Kurland

Stern Grove Festival is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1938 with a mission to present admission-free performing arts to the community.

Karla L. Martin Jon Metzler Nanette Lee Miller Bert Polacci, CPM Stephen B. Ruben John Sell

Thanks Stern Grove Festival wishes to thank the residents of the Sunset and Parkside neighborhoods for their cooperation and support. Special thanks, also, to Captain Curtis Lum and all the officers at Taraval Station, San Francisco Police Department. Stern Grove Festival is a collaboration with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Commission.

Stern Grove Festival Annual Report 2013  

2013 Annual Report for Stern Grove Festival, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, providing admission-free performing arts conc...

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