Sponsors & Donors

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is grateful to our generous donors who through annual cash gifts and multi-year commitments at the following levels make our programs possible.

The following listing reflects contributions and multi-year commitments received between 8/15/14 to 8/15/15





Utah Opera Artistic Director SPONSOR




Millennium ($250,000 and above)


Edward Ashwood and Candice Johnson   Gael Benson   Diane & Hal Brierley  
Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation   E.R. and Katherine W. Dumke  
Kem and Carolyn Gardner   Mr. and Mrs. Martin Greenberg   Anthony and Renee Marlon  
Carol and Ted Newlin     Patricia A. Richards & William K. Nichols  
      Theodore Schmidt
Shiebler Family Foundation       Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate
Utah State Legislature   Utah State Office of Education   Jacquelyn Wentz  


Encore ($100,000 and above)


Anonymous   Doyle Arnold & Anne Glarner   Dr. J. R. Baringer and Dr. Jeannette J. Townsend   R. Harold Burton Foundation
**   Thierry & Catherine Fischer**   Roger and Susan Horn   Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation   Edward and Barbara Moreton   Gib and Susan Myers   William and Christine Nelson
Dr. Dinesh and Kalpana Patel        


Bravo ($50,000 and above)

Scott and Jesselie Anderson
B. W. Bastian Foundation
Thomas Billings and Judge Judith Billings
Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
The Florence J. Gillmor Foundation
Grand & Little America Hotels*
The Right Reverend Carolyn Tanner Irish**
Montage Deer Valley**
Scott and Sydne Parker
Frank R. Pignanelli and D'Arcy Dixon
Albert J. Roberts IV
St. Regis Deer Valley**
Wells Fargo
Wheeler Foundation
Lois A. Zambo

Overture ($25,000 and above)

Arnold Machinery
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bailey
BMW of Murray
BMW of Pleasant Grove
Rebecca Marriott Champion
Chevron Corporation
C. Comstock Clayton Foundation
Thomas D. Dee III and Dr. Candace Dee
Delta Air Lines*
John H. and Joan B. Firmage
Kristen Fletcher and Dan McPhun
Holland & Hart**
Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
Janet Q. Lawson Foundation
Love Communications*
Carol and Anthony W. Middleton, Jr., M.D.
OPERA America's Getty Audience Building Program
James A. & Marilyn Parke
Charles Maxfield & Gloria F. Parrish Foundation
Alice & Frank Puleo
S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
Simmons Family Foundation
Harris H. and Amanda Simmons
Stein Eriksen Lodge**
Summit Sotheby's
Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation
M. Walker and Sue Wallace
Jack Wheatley
John W. Williams
Workers Compensation Fund
Edward and Marelynn Zipser

Maestro ($10,000 and above)

Scott and Kathie Amann
American Express
Ballard Spahr, LLP
Haven J. Barlow Family
H. Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley Foundation
Berenice J. Bradshaw Charitable Trust
Judy Brady & Drew W. Browning
BTG Wine Bar*
Caffe Molise*
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family
Chris and Lois Canale
Howard & Betty Clark**
Daynes Music*
Skip Daynes*
The Katherine W. Dumke & Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Earle
Sue Ellis
Thomas and Lynn Fey
General Electric Foundation
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Elaine and Burton L. Gordon
Douglas and Connie Hayes
Susan & Tom Hodgson
Hotel Monaco*
Dixie S. & Robert P. Huefner
Hyatt Centric Park City**
Tom and Lorie Jacobson
Josh and Cherie James
Ronald and Janet Jibson
G. Frank and Pamela Joklik
Robert and Debra Kasirer
Katharine Lamb
Louis Scowcroft Peery Charitable Foundation
Marriott Residence Inn*
Pete & Cathy Meldrum
Harold W. and Lois Milner
Rayna and Glen Mintz
Moreton Family Foundation
Fred and Lucy Moreton
Terrell and Leah Nagata
National Endowment for the Arts
Park City Chamber/Bureau
David A. Petersen
Glenn D. Prestwich & Barbara Bentley
Promontory Foundation
David and Shari Quinney
Radisson Hotel*
Brad & Sara Rencher
Dr. Clifford S. Reusch
Resorts West*
The Joseph & Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund
David and Lois Salisbury
Salt Lake City Arts Council
Lori and Theodore Samuels
Pauline Collins Sells
Sounds of Science Commissioning Club
George and Tamie† Speciale
Stalwart Films LLC*
Thomas and Marilyn Sutton
The Swartz Foundation
Jonathan & Anne Symonds
Barbara Tanner
Zibby and Jim Tozer
Tom and Caroline Tucker
Utah Food Services*
Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce*
Utah Symphony Guild
U.S. Bancorp Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Anonymous (2)
Bambara Restaurant*
Bourne-Spafford Foundation
Diamond Rental*
Discover Financial Services
The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
DoubleTree Suites*
Spencer F. & Cleone P. Eccles Family Foundation
Hilton Hotel*
Hoak Foundation
J. Wong's Thai & Chinese Bistro*
Jones Waldo Park City
Macy's Foundation
Larry H. Miller Sandy Ford Lincoln
McCarthey Family Foundaton
New York LTD
Ogden Opera Guild
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Salt Lake City*
Sky Harbor Apartments*
Union Pacific Foundation
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Victory Ranch & Conservancy

$1,000 to $4,999

Advanced Retirement Consultants
Bertin Family Foundation
Rodney H. & Carolyn Hansen Brady Charitable Foundation
Castle Foundation
City Creek Center*
Deseret Trust Company
Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.
Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
Goldener Hirsch Inns*
Goldman Sachs
Victor Herbert Foundation
Homewood Suites by Hilton*
Hyatt Place Hotel*
Intermountain Healthcare
Jones & Associates
Kirton | McConkie
Kura Door*
Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation
Marriott City Center*
Millcreek Cacao Roasters*
Millcreek Coffee Roasters*
George Q. Morris Foundation
Nebeker Family Foundation
Park City Foundation
Park Hyatt New York*
The Prudential Foundation
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Snow, Christensen & Martineau Foundation
Squatters Pub Brewery*
Stoel Rives
Strong & Hanni, PC
Summerhays Music*
Swire Coca-Cola USA*
Bill & Connie Timmons Foundation
United Jewish Community Endowment Trust
Utah Families Foundation
The George B. and Oma E. Wilcox & Gibbs M. and Catherine W. Smith Foundation


Abravanel and Peterson Society

$5,000 to $9,999

Anonymous (3)
Mr. and Mrs. Alan P. Agle
Fred & Linda Babcock
E. Wayne and Barbara Baumgardner
Dr. and Mrs. Clisto Beaty
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Blair
Carol, Rete & Celine Browning
Neill & Linda Brownstein
Michael and Vicki Callen
Ken and Shelly Coburn
Amalia Cochran
Marc and Kathryn Cohen
Spencer and Cleone† Eccles
J. I. "Chip" & Gayle Everest
Jack and Marianne Ferraro
John F. Foley, M.D. & Dorene Sambado, M.D.**
Mr. Joseph F. Furlong III
Ray & Howard Grossman
David and SandyLee Griswold**
John and Dorothy Hancock
Robert and Carolee Harmon
Gary & Christine Hunter
Mary P. Jacobs & Jerald H. Jacobs Family
Dale and Beverly Johnson
Robert and Debra Kasirer
Roger and Sally Leslie
Thomas & Jamie Love
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McEvoy
Elinor S. McLaren and George M. Klopfer
Leslie Peterson and Kevin Higgins
Rich and Cherie Meeboer
Brooks and Lenna Quinn
Dr. Richard and Frances Reiser
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rollo
Peggy and Ben Schapiro
Mr. and Mrs. D. Brent Scott
Stuart and Molly Silloway
Elizabeth Solomon
Dorotha Smart
Melia and Mike Tourangeau
Albert and Yvette Ungricht
Kathleen Digre and Michael Varner

$3,000 to $4,999

Anonymous (2)
Robert and Cherry Anderson
Richard† and Alice Bass
Charles Black
Robert W. Brandt
Jonathan and Julie Bullen
Brian Burka and Dr. Jerry Hussong
Lindsay and Carla Carlisle
Robyn Carter
Mark and Marcy Casp
Dr. H. Sam and Kuiweon Cho
Hal and Cecile Christiansen
Edward and Carleen Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Cutler
Gary and Debbi Cook
Mike Deputy
B. Gale† and Ann† Dick
Midge & Tom Farkas
Flynn Family Foundation
Jeffrey L. Giese, M.D. & Mary E. Gesicki
Kenneth and Kate Handley
Dr. and Mrs. Bradford D. Hare
Annette & Joseph Jarvis
James and Penny Keras
Hanko and Laura Kiessner
Jeanne Kimball
Paul Lehman
Herbert C. and Wilma S. Livsey
Peter and Susan Loffler
Daniel Lofgren
David and Donna Lyon
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lyski
Mac and Ann MacQuoid
David Mash
Richard and Anne Mastain
Daniel and Noemi P. Mattis
Michael and Julie McFadden
Hallie and Ted McFetridge
Richard and Jayne Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mithoff
Marilyn H. Neilson
Christie Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Richer
Gina Rieke
Dr. Wallace Ring
Richard & Carmen Rogers
William G. Schwartz and Joann Givan
Marilyn Sorensen
Thomas and Kathy Thatcher
Verl and Joyce Topham
Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Traylor
Dr. Ralph and Judith Vander Heide
Susan and David† Wagstaff
Ardean and Elna Watts
Suzanne Weaver
Jeremy and Hila Wenokur
David and Jerre Winder
Gayle & Sam Youngblood

$2,000 to $2,999

Anonymous (5)
Craig and Joanna Adamson
Fran Akita
Drs. Wolfgang and Jeanne Baehr
Dr. Melissa Bentley
Anneli Bowen, M.D. & Glen M. Bowen M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brubaker
Richard & Suzanne Burbidge
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Callister, Jr.
Paul and Denise Christian
Raymond and Diana Compton
David & Sandra Cope
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Coppin
David & Karen Dee
Margarita Donnelly
Robert Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich
Neone F. Jones Family
Robert S. Felt, M.D.
William Fickling
Blake and Linda Fisher
Sarah Foshee
Robert and Annie-Lewis Garda
Heidi Gardner
Stuart and Diana George
Susan Glassman and Richard Dudley
Randin Graves
The James S. Gulbrandsen, Sr. Family
C. Chauncey and Emily Hall
Dennis & Sarah Hancock
John B. and Joan Hanna
Geraldine Hanni
Richard & Norma Herbert
Sunny & Wes Howell
Dixie & Robert Huefner
Jay and Julie Jacobson
M. Craig and Rebecca Johns
Bryce & Karen† Johnson
Jill Johnson
Pauline Weggeland-Johnson
James R. Jones and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Alan D. Kerschner
Susan Keyes & Jim Sulat
J. Allen and Charlene Kimball
Carl and Gillean Kjeldsberg
Mr. Darryl Korn and Ms. Jeannie Sias
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Lansing
Donald L. and Alice A. Lappe
James Lether
Harrison & Elaine Levy
Elizabeth and Michael Liess
Bill Ligety and Cyndi Sharp
Mr. and Mrs. Kit Lokey
Jed and Kathryn Marti
David and Nickie McDowell
Mike and Jennifer McKee
Warren K. & Virginia G. McOmber
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mealey
George and Nancy Melling
George and Linda Mendelson
Matt and Andrea Mitton
Dr. Louis A. Moench and Deborah Moench
Barry and Kathy Mower
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Muller
Dan and Janet Myers
James and Ann Neal
Rachel L. Oberg
Dr. and Mrs. Richard T. O'Brien
Thomas and Barbara O'Byrne
Bradley Olch
O. Don and Barbara B. Ostler
Dr. Thomas Parks and Dr. Patricia Legant
Linda S. Pembroke
Joel and Diana Peterson
Dr. and Mrs. S. Keith Petersen
Jon Poesch
Victor and Elizabeth Pollak
Steven Price
Dan and June Ragan
Dr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Rallison
Thomas Safran
Mark and Loulu Saltzman
Margaret P. Sargent
Shirley and Eric Schoenholz
K. Gary and Lynda Shields
Gibbs and Catherine W. Smith
Christine St. Andre and Cliff Hardesty
Larry R. and Sheila F. Stevens
Gerald & Barbara Stringfellow
Karen Urankar
William and Donna R. Vogel
John and Susan Walker
Gerard and Sheila Walsh
Bryan & Diana Watabe


$1,000 to $1,999

Anonymous (3)
Carolyn Abravanel
Christine A. Allred
Patricia Andersen
Joseph and Margaret Anderson
Drs. Crystal & Dustin Armstrong
David and Rebecca Bateman
Barry Bergquist
C. Kim and Jane Blair
Rodney and Carolyn Brady
Timothy F. Buehner Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Forrest Carter
William J. Coles and Dr. Joan L. Coles
Dr. and Mrs. David Coppin
Carol Coulter
Margaret Dreyfous
Howard Edwards
Dr. Richard J. and Barbara N. Eliason
Naomi K. Feigal
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Garen
Michael and Catherine Geary
Ralph and Rose Gochnour
Robert and Joyce Graham
Dr. and Mrs. John E. Greenlee
Robert and Marcia Harris
Dr. Alan B. Hayes
Lex Hemphill and Nancy Melich
John Edward Henderson
Mr. John P. Hill, Esq.
Steve Hogan and Michelle Wright
Connie C. Holbrook
The Steven Horton Family
Kay Howells
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Huffman
David and Caroline Hundley
Todd and Tatiana James
Drs. Randy & Elizabeth Jensen
Maxine and Bruce Johnson
Chester & Marilyn Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Clark D. Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Kalm
Umur Kavlakoglu
Travis and Erin Kester
Tim and Angela Laros
Mr. and Mrs. Melvyn L. Lefkowitz
Lisa & James Levy
Christopher & Julie McBeth
Oren & Liz Nelson
Stephen and Mary Nichols
Mary Jane O'Connor
Ruth and William Ohlsen
Barbara Patterson
Rori & Nancy Piggott
W. E. and Harriet R. Rasmussen
Mr. Bill Reagan
Debra Saunders
Ralph and Gwen Schamel
Grant Schettler
Deborah Schiller
Mr. August L. Schultz
Bradley Senet
Angela Shaeffer
Karen Shepherd
Margot L. Shott†
Barbara Slaymaker
Otto Smith
Phillip and Jill Smith
Elizabeth Sullentrop
Amy Sullivan and Alex Bocock
Douglas and Susan Terry
Carol A. Thomas
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Trotta
Robb Trujillo
Rachel Varat-Navarro
Mr. and Mrs. Brad E. Walton
Susan Warshaw
Pam & Jonathan Weisberg
Michael & Judy Wolfe
E. Art Woolston and Connie Jo Hepworth-Woolston
Marsha and Richard Workman
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Zumbro

In Honor of

Barbara & Steven Anderson
Paula J. Fowler
David Park
Mark and Dianne Prothro
Patricia A. Richards
Susan Schulman
Erin Svoboda

In Memory Of

Gary & Connie Anderson
Jay T. Ball
Berry Banks
David Wells Bennett
Mikhail Boguslavsky
Robert H. Burgoyne, M.D.
Stewart Collins
Kathie Dalton
Ann Dick
John R. Dudley
Carolyn Edwards
Ed Epstein
Loraine L. Felton
Neva Langley Fickling
Calvin Gaddis
Anton Gasca
Patricia Glad
Gloris Goff
Herold L. "Huck" and Mary E. Gregory
Carolyn Harmon
Judith Ann Harris
Duane Hatch
Steve Horton
Mary Louis Scanlan Humbert
Eric Johnson
Howard Keen
Tony Larimer
Robert Louis
Beverly Love
Clyde Dennis Meadows
Chester Memmott
Jean Moseley
Joseph Palmer
Scott Pathakis
Chase N. Peterson
Klaus Rathke
Kathy Sargent
Shirley Sargent
Ruth Schwager
Ryan Selberg
Dr. Ann O'Neill Shigeoka
Robert P. Shrader
David Bennett Smith
Tamie Speciale
John Henry "Jack" Totzke
Roger Van Frank
David Wagstaff
Rick Wallace
Marjorie Whitney
Sandra Wilkins
Bruce Woodward
Rosemary Zidow



*In-kind gift
**In-kind & cash gift
† Deceased