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The Atlanta Opera donors have a tradition of providing Annual Fund gifts to sustain our mission of enriching lives through the power of opera! We are grateful for their generous support.

For more information on how you can join these generous donors and to make a gift to support the art that sings please click here, or contact Rebecca Bowden at 404-881-1035 or rbowden@atlantaopera.org.

Annual Fund
Corporate, Foundations, Government Support, & Gifts In Kind
Encore Circle


Annual Fund

The following names represent gifts from individuals, family foundations, The Atlanta Opera Board of Directors, staff, chorus and orchestra. We express our most sincere thanks and appreciation to every donor. The ongoing support you provide allows The Atlanta Opera to continue building on a tradition of excellence, and makes possible quality productions just like you are experiencing now!

Listed below are friends who contributed $100 or more to The Atlanta Opera between July 1, 2012 and March 14, 2014. All donors below are also listed both in the ARIA.

For more information, contact Rebecca Bowden at rbowden@atlantaopera.org.

Diamond
$100,000+
Nancy & Jim Bland
Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr.
Jane S. Willson

$25,000+
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Connolly
Martha Thompson Dinos
Candy & Greg Johnson*
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keough*
Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Keough
Mr. & Mrs. Harmon B. Miller III*
Jerry & Dulcy Rosenberg*

PLATINUM
$10,000+
Shepard & Boyce Ansley*
Julie & Jim Balloun*
Mr. David Boatwright
Dr. Frank A. Critz
Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Gross*
John L. Hammaker
Mrs. Dale Levert
   & Mr. George W. Levert*
James B. Miller, Jr.
Mr. William F. Snyder
Mr. & Mrs. William E. Tucker
Rhys & Carolyn Wilson*
Bob & Cappa Woodward*
The Mary & Charlie Yates
   Family Fund
Charlie & Dorothy Yates
   Family Fund

$5,000+
Cathy & Mark Adams
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker
Bryan & Johanna Barnes*
Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts Bennett
Mr. & Mrs. Andy Berg*
R. Dwain Blackston
John & Rosemary Brown
Mr. Mario Concha*
Heike & Dieter Elsner*
Mrs. Bernadette Faber
   & Mr. John Nadobny
Ms. Rebecca Y. Frazer
   & Mr. Jon Buttrey
Carl & Sally Gable
Mr. & Mrs. John Michael Hancock*
Mr. Bert Huffman
James M. Kane & Andrea Braslavsky Kane
Mr. John O. King*
Mary Ruth McDonald
Ms. Franca G. Oreffice
Clara M. & John S. O'Shea*
Polly N. Pater
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Paulhus*
Mr. William E. Pennington*
Edward W. Phares*
Mr. James D. Powell*
Mr. Charles Sharbaugh
Baker & Debby Smith*
Triska Drake
   & G. Kimbrough Taylor
Thomas R. Williams Family*

$2,500+
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip E. Alvelda
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Antinori
Dr. Florence C. Barnett
Dr. Asad Bashey
The Laura & Montague Boyd
   Foundation
Jean & Jerry Cooper
Sally & Larry Davis
Col. & Mrs. Edgar W. Duskin
Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge
Dr. Mary M. Finn
Mr. Robin Forman
   & Ms. Ann Owens
Caroline & Harry Gilham
Dr. Thomas N. Guffin, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hantula
Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hardin
Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Howard
Katie Hutchison
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Johnson
Mrs. Joseph W. Jones
Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy
   & Dr. Bill Kenny
Dr. & Mrs. James Lowman
Sally & Allen McDaniel
Robert & Suzanne Minarcine
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr.
Drs. Aileen O'Neill
   & Richard Robinson
John & Barbara Ross
Milton J. Sams
Mr. & Mrs. J. Barry Schrenk
Sachin Shailendra
Morton & Angela Sherzer
Mrs. J. Lucian Smith
Johannah Smith
Mr. Peter James Stelling
Yee-Wan & John Stevens
Judith & Mark Taylor
Mr. & Mrs. George B. Taylor, Jr.
Tom & Sandy Teepen*
Dr. Nicholas Valerio III
Ms. Bunny Winter
   & Mr. Michael Doyle

GOLD
$1,000+

Anonymous
Ms. Joanna M. Adams
Mr. Keith E. Adams
Mr. & Mrs. C. Duncan Beard
Michael L. & Valerie W. Benoit
Allison Krebs Bensch
   & Torsten Bensch
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Blackney
Mrs. Enrique E. Bledel
Miss Mary D. Bray
Mr. Ron Breakstone
Dr. J. Bricker Burns
Dr. & Mrs. W. Brantley Burns
Mr. Hugh Cheek
Mrs. Jan W. Collins
Ms. Carol Uhl
Dr. John W. Cooledge
Dr. & Mrs. F. Thomas Daly Jr.
Mr. Robert S. Devins
Miss Elaine Dyer
Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards
Peg Simms Gary
R. Derril Gay, Ph.D.
Mrs. John W. Grant III
Mrs. Helen C. Griffith
Mr. & Mrs. George Gundersen
Ms. Sue Hall
Harald Hansen
Mr. L. D. Holland
Mr. & Mrs. James Horgan
Ann P. Howington
Mr. & Mrs. David C. Huffman
Dr. & Mrs. Duke Jackson, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne James
Lou & Tom Jewell
Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer
Ronnie & Peter Kessenich
Marsha & David King
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Klump
Mrs. Treville Lawrence
Ms. Salli LeVan
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Lifsey
Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh III
Jeanie & Albert Marx
Dan D. Maslia
Margaret P. McCamish
Mr. William McDaniel
Peggy & Jack McDowell
Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. McKeeman
Mimi S. Monett
Ms. Priscilla M. Moran
Mortimer Family
Terri & Stephen Nagler
Mr. & Mrs. John L. O'Neal
Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Paul
Lucy S. Perry
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Phillips
Mrs. Betsy Pittman
The Reverend Neal P. Ponder, Jr.
Dr. Michael F. Pratt
   & Nancy Peterman
Lynn & Kent Regenstein
The Honorable
   Judge Dorothy A. Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. George P. Rodrigue
Ms. Lorraine Russell
Mr. Dustin B. Schneider
Mr. Nicholas Shreiber
Dr. & Mrs. Patton P. Smith
Marty Stephens & Linda August
Ms. Melinda R. Stuk
Dr. Jane T. St. Clair
   & Mr. James E. Sustman
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh M. Tarbutton
Mr. & Mrs. Ben J. Tarbutton, Jr.
Alan & Marcia Watt
Rae & George Weimer
Larry & Beverly Willson
Mrs. Wadleigh C. Winship
Mr. Allen Yee
Drs. Martin & Holly York


Gold (continued)
$500+
Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Akers, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Steven M. Astriab
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bailey
Mrs. Wallace F. Beard
Mr. & Mrs. Kenny L. Blank
Ms. Tiffany Bloomer
Dr. Harold Brody
Barbara S. Bruner, M.D.
Ms. Lynnore Buersmeyer
Mr. Robert Bunker
Dr. J. Bricker Burns
Dr. Bruce Cassidy
   & Dr. Eda Hochgelerent
Mrs. Carol J. Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Curry
Mr. Robert P. Dean
   & Mr. Robert Epstein
Mr. Philip A. Delanty
Mr. Kevin Dew & Mr. Hal Platt
Mr. & Mrs. William D. Duckworth
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Eden
Mrs. William Elmore
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ethridge, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. David J. Frolich
John Gam, Ph.D.
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Geiger
Ms. Lois M. Grant
Sylvia Halleck, MD
Mr. Michael Hand
Mr. Michael D. Hastings
Mr. George Hickman, III
Donna & Richard Hiller
James E. Honkisz
   & Catherine A. Binns
Richard & Linda Hubert
Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Hughes
Dr. Sidney T. Kellon
Ms. Eleanor Kinsey
Joan & Arnold Kurth
Chris & Jill Le
Dr. Jason Liebzeit
Richard Lodise & Valerie Jagiella
Donna & Trevor Lumb
Dr. Jill Mabley
Douglas W. & Sarah Mabry
Stanley & Elaine Mager
Dr. Robert
   & Judge Stephanie Manis
Shelley McGehee
Mr. & Mrs. John McMullan
Mr. M. Sean Molley
Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Morelli II
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Muckler
John & Agnes Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Nicholas III
Ms. Beverley Paquette
George & Libba Pickett
Dan Pompilio & Lark Ingram
Mr. David Pylate
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ratonyi
Ms. Tandi Reddick
Mr. James L. Rhoden, Jr.
R.J. & D.G. Riffey, Jr.
Mary K. Roarabaugh
Ms. Heidi M. Rockwood
Sidney & Phyllis Rodbell
Dr. & Mrs. Mark Rowles
Mr. Dustin B. Schneider
Mr. Fred B. Smith
Dr. Marilyn Stockton
Judge & Mrs. Mike Stoddard
Jim & Eleanor Strain
Steve & Christine Strong
Mr. Paul Stuk
Mr. Eric Taylor
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor
Ms. Virginia S. Taylor
Mr. Richard Thio
Mr. James Todd
Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Tuller
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Ventulett III
Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Walden
Henry Waszkowski & Patty Thomas
Dr. & Mrs. James O. Wells, Jr.
Ms. Linda D. Wickham
William Wilkinson
   & Robert K. Bellinger
Mr. Russell Williamson
& Ms. Shawn Pagliarini
Mrs. Frank Wilson, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. David Wingert
Ms. Jerrie Woodward

$350+
Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. David S. Baker
Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Banker
Dr. & Mrs. John Barnes
Dr. & Mrs. William Battles
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Betor
Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Blumenthal
Mrs. Stella M. Carlson
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Chapman
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Chenault
Mr. Michael Clutter
Mr. Lawrence M. Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Newt Collinson
Mrs. June Crawford
Maureen & Michael Dailey
Dr. & Mrs. Albert De Chicchis
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Dugger
Janice & Charles M. Edwards III
Dr. G. Eichholz
Rita Evans
Judge Adele P. Grubbs
Owen Halpern
Mr. Ronald L. Harris
   & Mrs. Jacqueline Pownall
Dean & Vivian Haulton
Cristina & Carlos Herrera
Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz
Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Hyatt
Mr. Scott Ingram
Ms. Annette Janowitz
Cliff Jolliff & Elaine Gerke
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Katze
Mr. & Mrs. Fred R. Keith
Dr. Gail M. Kendall
Lucy R. & Gary Lee, Jr.
Livvy Kazer Lipson
Donna & Trevor Lumb
Mr. Thomas L. McCook
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Miller
Ms. Sharon Mills
Dr. Patricia S. Moulton
Jane & Jim Murray
Anne Lanier Mursch
The Honorable
   & Mrs. George A. Novak
Ms. Marianela E. Noya
Mr. Edward R. Nudd Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Parrish III
Mr. & Mrs. Guy Paschal
Mr. Darryl C. Payne
   & Ms. Lisa C. Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. Rezin E. Pidgeon, Jr.
Mr. Shawn Rieschl Johnson
   & Mr. Christian Kirby
Ms. Barbara Rivenbark
Mr. Hervey S. Ross
Weslyn A. Samson
Mr. Robert Sidewater
Helga Hazelrig Siegel
Dr. Susan Y. Stevens
Mr. N. Jerold Cohen
   & Ms. Andrea Strickland
Carolyn & Robert Swain
Ms. Michelle M. Thomas
   & Mr. Kevin Myers
Mrs. James B. Vaught
Dr. & Mrs. James H. Venable
Ms. Reba P. Welch
Dr. & Mrs. Sam Williams
Ms. Venette Williams
Ms. Judith D. Wilson
Sherrilyn & Donn Wright
Mrs. Johnnie Zahler
   & Jeanette Zahler
Silver
$100+

Anonymous
Judith & Aaron Alembik
Mr. Harold H. Alexander
Dr. Catherine Allard
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison
Dr. Robert J.
   & Mrs. Lynne S. Alpern

Mr. James D. Altman
Mr. William F. Amideo
Scott & Sandra Anderson
Ms. Oana Andreescu
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Arp
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Bailey
Elizabeth Bair
Ms. Mary M. Ball
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Barker
Dr. & Mrs. Frank C. Bell
Mr. Albert E. Bender, Jr.
Ms. Lauren Benevich
Mr. I. Robert Beton
Ms. Martha Bobo
Miss Mary D. Bray
Marvin S. Brown
Drs. Brenda & Craig Caldwell
Dr. & Mrs. W. Jerry Capps
Mrs. Emma Casanova
Dr. Lynn Cathcart
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hal Clarke
Dr. Earle D. Clowney
Mr. & Mrs. Don S. Coatworth
Dr. & Mrs. Sheldon B. Cohen
Henry & Claudia Colvin
Ms. Sally Combs
Mr. & Mrs. F. Dean Copeland
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce W. Cotterman
Mr. & Mrs. David Courtney
Mr. Charles Dale
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Dallo
Mrs. Jeanne Daniels
Joseph & JoAnne DeSantis
Jim & Carol Dew
Ms. Pamela J. Drummond
Mr. Kip Duchon
Arnold & Sylvia Eaves
Dr. G. Eichholz
Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll
Ms. Barbara Faherty
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Fanstill
Joann Felder
Dr. & Mrs. Edwin E. Flournoy
Gray & Ruth Fountain
Col. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner
Dr. & Mrs. Martin Goldstein
Mr. Richard Goodjoin
Ms. Katharine Grady
Ms. Anne L. Grossman
Dr. & Mrs. John B. Haberlen
Jim & Virginia Hale
Ms. Mary Joe Hanes
Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harley
Dr. Gary Henschen
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Holly, Jr.
Mrs. Sally Horntvedt
Mrs. Roberta L. Huebner
Ms. Emma Hughes
Mr. John M. Hutchinson
   & Mr. Brian Bonin
Ms. Irmgard S. Immel
Dr. & Mrs. John L. Keller
Mary Nell & Jim Kerr
Jane & Bob Kibler
Ms. Donna J. Kilgore
Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Klump
Mrs. Jo W. Koch
Judge & Mrs. John Langford
Mrs. Emma Lankford
Sophie Li
Vaneesa & Allan Little
Mrs. Shirley Litwhiler
Mr. Albert Loebe
Mr. Benjamin W. Lovvorn
Katherine B. Maxwell
   & Michael J. Maxwell
Patricia & Laughlin McDonald
Cindy Miller
Mr. Kenneth (& Ian) A. Miller
Mr. Anthony Montag
Mr. Bill Moody
Barbara & Mark Murovitz
Janine A. Musholt
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Naman
Ms. Pat Nash
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Newton
Mr. Carl W. Nichols
Mr. Howard R. Osofsky
Mr. John Owens
Mr. Joseph M. Pabst
Edward & Marjorie Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. John Payan
Ms. Sandra Perkowitz
Lucy S. Perry
Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin S. Persons Sr.
Mr. W. Ray Persons, JD
Ms. Sophia B. Peterman
Drs. Frank & Robin Petruzielo
Ms. Maria M. Pflugbeil
Ms. Catherine Pobst
Ms. Anne Pollock
Ms. Ivetta Polyarov
Mr. Donald W. Prichard
Mr. Leonard B. Reed
   & Ms. Lisa N. Davis

Mrs. David A. Reinach
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Robinson
Mr. Don Robinson
Mr. John B. Rofrano
Mr. & Mrs. John Philip Rogers
Mr. Dwight Ross Jr.
Wallace & Cindy Sagendorph
Mr. & Mrs. James Schiwal
Harold Settle, M.D.
Ms. Roberta Setzer
Sharon Silvermintz & Betsy Meeker
Dr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Smits
Mr. & Mrs. James Spencer
Ms. Joan Spofford
Gail & Barry Spurlock
Marjorie H. & David N. Summers
Carolyn & Robert Swain
David C. Talbert
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Taylor
Leigh & Jay Telotte
Ms. Nancy A. Thomas
Ms. Janet P. Tiller
Dr. & Mrs. James H. Venable
J. Vilanova
Cameron & Scott Vowell
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Warner
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Watford
Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Westmoreland, Jr.
Virginia S. Williams
Sue Williams
Jason Williams
Ms. Ann D. Winters
Mrs. Mary S. Wright
Drs. Martin & Holly York
* Donors who currently have three-year gift commitments as members of the Society for Artistic Excellence.
The Society of Artistic Excellence represents a minimum pledge of $20,000 over a three-year period.


Corporate, Foundations, Government Support, & Gifts In Kind

Corporate Partners
$100,000

The Coca-Cola Company

$10,000+
Affordable Equity Partners, Inc.
Bloomingdale’s
Cartier
Lanier Parking Solutions
UBS

$5,000+
BNY Mellon Private
   Wealth Management
JP Morgan Chase
KPMG, LLC
Lockheed Martin  
   Aeronautics Company

$2,500+
Anonymous

$1,000+
Atlanta Opera Guild
Foundations
$150,000+
The Goizueta Foundation

$50,000+

Atlanta Music Festival Association
Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$25,000+
J. Marshall
   & Lucile G. Powell Foundation
The Zeist Foundation

$20,000+
Jim Cox, Jr. Charitable Trust

$15,000+
SunTrust Trusteed Foundations

$10,000+
Abraham J.
   & Phyllis Katz Foundation
Ida A. Ryan Charitable Trust
Kendeda Fund
Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund
Wells Fargo Philanthropic
   Giving Program

$5,000+
Atlanta Foundation
George M. Brown Fund of Atlanta
Camp-Younts Foundation
John & Mary Franklin Foundation
Fraser-Parker Foundation
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
JBS Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Norfolk Southern Foundation
 
$2,500+
Mary Brown Fund of Atlanta
Hills Family Foundation
Charles Loridans Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

$1,000+
Bright Wings Foundation
Herbert & Marian Haley Foundation
Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta
Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation
Ray M.
   & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation

Government Funding
$30,000+
City of Atlanta
   Office of Cultural Affairs

$10,000+
National Endowment for the Arts



Gifts In Kind

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Joel Crowe
   & Wallace Graphics
Dennis Dean Catering
Double Cross Vodka
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
National Distributing Company
Tony Brewer & Co.


Encore Circle

The Atlanta Opera established the Encore Circle to recognize donors who have designated the Opera as a beneficiary in their estate plan. Gifts from these individuals ensure our progress for generations to come.

Anonymous
Mr. & Mrs. Shepard B. Ansley
Mr.* & Mrs. Wallace F. Beard
Mr. Montague L. Boyd
Ms. Mary D. Bray
Mr. Robert Colgin
Martha Thompson Dinos
Arnold & Sylvia Eaves
Ms. Dorothy E. Edwards
Mr. & Mrs. Dieter Elsner
Carl & Sally Gable
Rebecca & Sidney Guberman
Ms. Judy Hanenkrat
Mr. Hilson Hudson
Mrs. Joseph B. Hutchison
Mr. Alfred D. Kennedy
Ms. Corina M. LaFrossia
Mr. Louis L. Lawson
Mr. & Mrs. John G. Malcolm
Mr. Robert Lee Mays
Mr. & Mrs. Allen P. McDaniel
Mr. & Mrs. Craig N. Miller
Miss Helen D. Moffitt
Mr. J. Robert Morring
Mr. & Mrs. Bertil D. Nordin
Clara M. & John S. O'Shea
Mrs. Polly Pater
Mr. William E. Pennington 
Bruce A. Roth
Ms. Hazel Sanger
Kevin J. Saunders
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Teepen
Mr. Richard F. Tigner
Dr. & Mrs. Harold Whitney
Rhys T. Wilson
Ms. Bunny Winter
   & Mr. Michael Doyle
Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Yates, Sr.
Mr. Charles R. Yates, Jr.
   & Mrs. Mary Mitchell Yates
* deceased


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