Over the past five decades, AYS has grown into an ensemble of exceptional quality that has transformed over 3,000 young musicians into world-class concert artists, and all of it was made possible through the generosity of our contributors – we wouldn’t be here today without them. Their support also makes our concerts free and accessible to everyone in the Los Angeles community, eliminating any financial barriers to experiencing the power and beauty of remarkable orchestral concerts. The following list includes gifts received between January 1, 2021 – January 1, 2022

* Denotes AYS alum, board member, or staff

We Thank You:

Gifts of $100,000 or more

Beverly* and Herb Gelfand*
Peter Mandell* and Sarah Coade Mandell

 Gifts of $30,000 or more

The Kaman Foundation
Silvia and Kevin Dretzka*
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Wendy* and Ken Ruby
Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation
U.S. Small Business Association


Gifts of $20,000 or more

The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Colburn Foundation
Steven Linder* and Michael Hanel
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Anne Akiko Meyers and Mr. Jason Subotky


Gifts of $15,000 or more

Geri Rotella and Peter Rotter*


Gifts of $10,000 or more

Broadcast Music Inc.
Saul Levine*
James and Ilene Nathan*
Krystyna* and David Newman*
Richard J. Rosenthal* and Katherine Spillar

 Gifts of $7,500 or more

Thomas and Christine Frisina
NBC Universal
John Powell



Gifts of $5,000 or more

City of LA, Department of Cultural Affairs
Irma and Benjamin F. Breslauer
Continental Development Corporation
Mary Levin Cutler*
Irwin and Helgard Field
Steven Gordon Family Foundation
Mt. Wilson Broadcasters
Janet and David Polak
Sandy and Larry Post
John and Samantha Williams
Wells Fargo Foundation


Gifts of $2,000 or more

Linda and Maynard Brittan
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Ruth Flinkman-Marandy and Ben Marandy
Germaine Franco
Gorfaine Schwartz Agency
Dylan Hart* and Annie Bosler*
Hochberg Family Foundation
Russ* and Brenda Lemley
Anika Lorber
Pasadena Showcase House For The Arts
Lois Rosen
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust




 Gifts of $1,000 or more

Shoshana Claman* and Bill Sheinberg
Andrew Berman and Sara Rutenberg
Carol S. Gee
Abner and Roz Goldstine
Annie Gross
Sheila Krasnoff
David Mast
David Papale*
Debra Ruby and Eric Ellsworth
Brian Saliman and Laurence Matthews
Alan and Sandra Silvestri
Clarissa Takakawa
Lee and Hope Warner

Gifts of $500 or more

Bonnie Arnold
Marcia Dickstein
Albert and Joan Dorman Family Foundation
Arlene Fishbach
Wesley Hough and Marlow Fisher
Brian Grohl
Anthony Hudaverdi
Doreen Ringer-Ross*
Michael Silver
Isabel Thiroux* and Gina Satriano
James Williams and Marc Wenderoff

Gifts of $250 or more

David Gibson
Joan Herman
Scott and Andrea Holtzman
Susan Lorenzini
René Mandel
Helen Ning
Mimi Rose
Debra Vilinsky and Michael Sopher
 Gifts of $120 or more

Murray J. Aronson
Homa and Harry Bald
Elizabeth H. Badart
Varina Bleil
Michael Lehmann Boddicker
Sandy and Jerry Brown
Cene Burrow
Donald Chang
Blanca Contreras
George and Fran Denny
David Feldman
Linda and Bob Fleischman
Campbell and Erica Gardiner




Gifts of $120 or more (contintued) 

Wendy Glenn and Marianne Lowenthal
Fernanda Gray and Elliot Goldberg
Kirsten Goulde
Ralph and Caroline Grierson
Hiroshi and Yoshino Hara
Chris Ishida
Barbara Korbin
Noah Luna
Fred Manaster
Starr Parodi
Edward A. Perez
Sharon and Sander Romick
Steve Rothstein
Janet Schulman
Billy Sullivan*
Cliffton M. Tsai
Patty and Richard Wilson
Karl Wittnebel
Talma Zelitzki
Denise Webste-Zuber

Thank you to our institutional funders: