Individual Donors

(6/5/2018 – 6/5/2019)


This year’s Festival would not have been possible without the contributions of the many individuals listed below. We urge you to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to allow us to present the 42nd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in June 2020. For details, please stop at one of the donation tables in the lobby today, or visit worldartswest.org.


Luminaries

Anonymous
Esha Bandyopadhyay
Elizabeth E. Bettelheim Family Foundation
Aaron M. Goldsmith Trust
Steve Kramer
Amy and Eddie Orton
Chandra Sarkar-Singhal and Nikhyl Singhal

Daniel Sternbergh and Phil Fernandez
Debbie Wu

Artist Sponsors

Kathryn and Ujjwal Singh
Waiyan Daniel Tsao and Dr. Michael H. Wong

Family

Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose
Dr. Pamela Alston
Anonymous (2)
Julia Cheng
Sydney Firestone
Vanessa and Matt Ginzton
Ann Saunders Gordon
Guang-Yu Chinese Culture & Art Center
Judith Harding

James Kolotouros (matched by Google)
Lisa Learn
Maddy and John McBirney
Michael Shpizner

Partners

Sophia Aldrich
Kawika Alfiche
Amanda Almonte
Anonymous
Bill Barish and Melissa Murphy
(matched by Dolby Match Program)
Audrey Barris and Randall Barkan
Gail Barton
Teddy Basham-Witherington
Stephen Bicknese
Bernard Boudreaux
Dan and Claire Carlevaro
Ruben Carlos
Sheree Chambers
Sharon Crater
Lois de Banzie
Vicki and Marc Duffett
Dudley Flores
Jon and Amy Funabiki
Pamela Green
Carole Gunn
Vijay Gupta
David Hermeyer and Samuel Wantman
Glenda Hope
Marilyn Jaffe
Warren and Patricia Jensen,
in honor of Pampa Cortés
Karla Jones
Marc Kasky
Siobhan Kenney
(matched by Applied Materials)
Mary Kyriopoulos
(matched by Fidelity Charitable)
Susie Langdon and Sid Kass
Anna Lee
Lieven Leroy
Irene Lo and Robert Bailey
Lynn Luckow
Connie Mansell
Laurene Wu McClain
Wallace Mersereau
Jacqueline Minor
Agata Opalach
Dale G. Quadros
Melinda Ramm
Shalini Sardana

Eric Scheide
(matched by Craigslist Charitable Foundation)
Martin Scheir
Kary Schulman
Ann Marie Sheehan
Smita Singh
Anne W. Smith
Saroja Srinivasan
Srinivasan and Joondeph Family
Emily Stoper
The Keitaro Matsuda Philanthropic Fund
Thompson-Stinson Family
Tian Hong Foundation
Mahea Uchiyama and Kevin Farey
Sarita Venkat
Jennifer L. Wahlsten
(matched by Gilead Sciences, Inc.)
Dick and Beany Wezelman
Jamie Wilson
“Siri Yellamraju,
for Atul Bhatia and Anjana Dasu”
Sharon Anderson Yoloye
Peggy and Lee Zeigler

Friends

Lisa Acree
Ujwala Agharkar
Mr. Aires and Miss Lee
Mitchell Allen
Sue Alvarez
Anonymous (3)
Toni Bassett
Mimi Basu
G. Bell
Ursula M. Bischoff
Gautam Biswas
Mr. and Mrs. Randy and Mirta Cali
Glenn and Maria Carlson
Mary Castellanos
Elaine Chan
Janet Chan
Ernest Chann
N. Carol Chinn
Joanne Chou
Sandra Churchill
Ellen Cianciarulo
Richard Cowan and Kathleen Collins
Duke Dahlin
Jim Davis
Ann Dembski
Monica Desai-Henderson and Steve Henderson
K.J. Dugan
Emily M. Evans
Sheldon Finkelstein and Beatriz Infante
Lucille Fjoslien
Eileen Flynn
Kevin Fong
Mauricio Franco
Charles Gaillard
(matched by Apple)
Patrick Graney
Lynn Greenberg
Ron and Gloria Greenwald
Ergin Guney
John Hagopian
Eric Hao Guest
Mark Hardwicke
Natalie and Arnold Henderson
Terry and Daniel Jacobs
Megan Jacoby
Dennis Jang
Courtney Jensen
Herbert Jeong
Pauline Jue
Lauren Kerr
(matched by Apple)
Virginia Kiley
Rita Koselka and Brad Wallin
Paul and Faith Kroeger
Matthew Joseph Law
Thomas Leffler
Jack Leibman
May Leong
Elizabeth Lerner
Herb Leung
Susan Lieu
Diane Lobo
Stephanie Low
Linda Lucero
Anita Lusebrink
Joan McElroy
Heena Mehta
Bobbie Mendes

Niharika Mohanty
Kirsten Moy
Roger Murray
Russell Nelson
Lynn and Andrew Newman
Teodora Ngo
Binh Nguyen
Lester Olmstead-Rose
Barbara Haxo Phillips
Katie Qi and Steve Pinkoski
Janie and Randy Revelo
Vincent Ricci
Mercedes Rivera
David Robins
David Roche
O.H. Salazar
Rennie Saunders and Eleanor Drey Pierre Smit
Eric Solano
Robert Taylor
Rick Thng
Enrique Miguel
Thurman Fred Tse
Graeme Vanderstoel
Deborah Vaughan
Cesar Viajar
Dan Waldman
Anne Warren and Leonard Susskind
John Watson
Amelia Wu
Richard Yen
Dawn Young
Darlene Zane

Fans

Vanessa Adams
Sarah Adler-McDonald
Elisha Andoniah
Anonymous (15)
Atsuko Awaya
Noelle Barton
Joseph Blum
Linda Brockway
Ms. Mamie Burgess
Kyra Busch
Silvia Bustamante
Beatriz Carballo
David Castro
Roseanne Chambers
Willetta Clark
Monica Conrady
Belinda Craig
(matched by Bank of America)
Jane Curtis
Shirley Dere
Mary Devine
Robin Dolan
Deborah Dunster
Erlinda Etcubanas
Richard Everett
Mary Jo Feeney
Carol Fleming
Susan Floore
Constance Ford
Norma Francisco
Elizabeth Graham
Susan Grant
Ruby Jean Hall
Barbara Hawke
Elizabeth Heller Eto
Kristina Holland
Nancy James
Christina Johnson
Paul and Carol Kaneko
Sahil Khandwala
Chaparala Kishore
Herb Klar
Svetlana Kotwicki
Mary Anne Kreshka
Kanan Krishnan
Dave Kwinter
Juanita Lam
Kathleen Layden
Nancy Lee
Francie Lehmer
Joy Lerner
Suzanne Levaggi
Jeanine Logo
Lawrence Lui
John Maa
Lorraine Marzan
Rachel Mendoza
Ruth Miller
Patricia Mintz
Elaine Mo
Charlotte Moraga
David Mundstock
Nancy Ng
Van Nguyen
Ani Niow

Katy Núñez Adler
Harini Oken
Laura Paster
Lizbeth Pastora
Dianne Paulson
Daisy Petterson
Vivian Pirchner
Patricia Pyle
James Queen
Danny Rivera
Karen Rogers
Ingrid Roman
Dorothy Ruggles
Stern
Don and Ada Sadler
Justin Simonsen
Dinah Sims
Sheryl Singh
Patricia Snyderman
Cherrill Spencer
Judy Stead
Sharon Strachan
Ruth Suzuki
Stephen Talcott Taylor
Rajat Verma
Jonathan Wang
Sandra Weeks
Melissa Wiesner
Brion Wikes
(matched by Synopsis)
Hal and Carol Wilner
Jason Woodley

Please Join Us

Join us in creating unique opportunities to experience the dance and music traditions of the world. Together, we can strengthen our local cultural community and sustain over 100 distinct world dance forms and the thousands of Bay Area dancers who keep them alive.

You can donate right now with your mobile phone. Please text our special number – 56512 – with this message: SFEDF. In response, you’ll receive a text message containing a link where you can make a secure contribution to support World Arts West, producers of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. A contribution of any amount is welcome. Thank you!



Thanks to the Following

Abbey Rents • Autumn Press • Liz Baqir • Abby Bauss • Blue Bear School of Music • Center for Asian American Media • Sheree Chambers • Dakota Chase • CityBloom, Inc. • Claridad and Crowe • Jeanette Cool • Cow Hollow Catering • Tom DeCaigny • Dimensions Dance Theater • Direct Mail Center • Fort Mason Center • Jewelle Gomez • Matthew Goudeau • Gisela Insuaste • Gigi and Warren Jensen • Josh Koll • William Lee • Jeremy Little • Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance • Sadie McFarlane • Bobbie Mendes • Barbara Mumby • RJ Muna • One Brick • Palace of Fine Arts Staff and Crew • Denise Pate • Frances Phillips • Jill Randall • Rapt Productions • Rob Reiter • Antoinette Santos • Shawl-Anderson Dance Center • Shotgun Players • Karen Smith • SOS Cleaners • TechBrains • Theatre Bay Area • Third Strand • Doug Warrick • David Young • Ashraf Youssef • Frank Zamacona

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