2019 Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Donors

THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL FOUNDATION APPRECIATES YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT OF THE 2019 DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY QUICKEN LOANS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT!

GUARDIANS OF JAZZ

Guardians are individual donors who are devoted to the mission of the Foundation and are committed to the arts, education and youth. Guardian gifts create lifelong learning opportunities for Detroit youth and provide cultural access for hundreds of thousands of individuals and families. All Guardian contributions are deductible by IRS standards and renewable annually. Charitable contributions from foundations at the Guardian level will be classified as Annual Fund gifts.

  • Gordon and Debbie Allen
  • Marc Andren
  • David Ansel
  • Andrea Archer
  • Stanley M. Berry
  • Rodney Arroyo Benjamin Bordoff
  • BlueBird Productions, Inc. (Darryl Bey)
  • Robert Bowman
  • Stacy Brackens and Emma Reaves
  • William Bremmer
  • Sabra Smith-Brown
  • Tony Brown
  • Robert Burgoyne
  • Timothy Byers
  • Kathy Cavanaugh
  • Prudence Cole
  • Raymond A. Correll
  • Yvonne I. Cummings
  • Betty J. Davis
  • Jane Depraitere
  • Anthony Dicus
  • Byron C. Douglas
  • Shirley Dunbar
  • Bradley Dyer and Char Goss
  • Lauri Ellias
  • Fred A. Eurich
  • Anita Evans
  • Fred Falker
  • Doug Ferrari
  • Dave and Mary Feryus
  • Al and Rhoda Fields
  • Sharon Finch
  • Robert J. Finkel
  • Darlene Fortman
  • Carol Fossee
  • Viva Foster
  • Dan Garijo
  • Ronald E. Galvin
  • Gary G. Gilyard, MD
  • Stuart Goldman
  • Allen C. Goodlow, Sr.
  • Kenneth Gregory
  • Carlton Guthrie
  • Robert and Christine Hage
  • Julie Harrison
  • Frank Hayden
  • Allen Head
  • Bernadette Ross and Joseph Hernandez
  • Alan Hershowitz
  • Howard Hertz
  • Gregg Hill
  • Meegan Holland
  • Dennis Holtschneider
  • Steven Hopkinson
  • Donald R. Hunter
  • Alton F. Huntley
  • Jerome C. Irons
  • Ken Johnson
  • Louis Jones, Jr.
  • Theodore and Pamela Jones
  • Deborah Kent
  • Julie Klein
  • John Knorek
  • Barbara C. Kramer
  • Gregg Krupa
  • Sanford Koltonow
  • Allan Lamb
  • Deborah LaViolette
  • Edward Lelonek
  • Irving Lesher III
  • Carol and William Lewis, Jr.
  • James Lewis
  • Eric Lyles
  • John Lyttle
  • Stephanie Mason
  • Dr. Isaiah McKinnon
  • Michael & Susan McKesson
  • Gerry Meklaus
  • Julia Mercier and David Mikesell
  • Kaoru Morishita
  • Lauren Mendelson
  • Andy Malmquist
  • Annette McGruder
  • Arthur McDaniel
  • Barbara Marie Martin
  • Sam and Lee Mobley
  • Sharon Madison
  • Sharon Minott
  • Jacques Mullins
  • James N. Moore Jr.
  • Barbara Orto
  • William and Amie Osborne
  • Lawrence Paczkowski
  • Diane Paldan
  • Bob Pettapiece
  • Tom and Joelle Perlic
  • Jerry and Roland Peterson
  • William and Wesenyelesh Peterson
  • Melvin Maurice Phillips
  • Debra L. Jones Poellnitz
  • Paul Pomerantz
  • Robert Pomish
  • Donald and Marilyn Price
  • Mark Ratliff
  • Christine A. Reardon
  • Helmut Reuscher
  • William Robinson, Jr.
  • Reginald T. Roquemore
  • Jane Rosebrough
  • Jason Ross
  • Andrew Rothman
  • Leonard Sahn
  • Dwight Seabrooks
  • Gerald W. and Marilyn M. Smith
  • Terry Sneed
  • Lawrence Stewart
  • Gary Stager
  • Michael Stratton
  • Marvin Surles
  • David Sutherland
  • Margie Tate
  • Carole Ann Taylor
  • Wanda Terrell
  • Luis Torregrosa
  • Earl M. Turpin
  • Vincent Verna
  • Sumi Wada
  • Lawerence Walker
  • Jon Ward
  • Lee R. Ward
  • Ronald Ward
  • Robert and Nancy Weed
  • Charles Webster
  • Ingrid White
  • Blanche F. Williams
  • Bret Williams
  • Carolyn Williams
  • Judith Williams
  • Jason Witulski
  • Laura E. Wright
  • Frank Venegas
  • Paul and Pam Zionts

The Guardian of Jazz Groups

Led by loyal donors who cultivate 16 or more individuals, these extraordinary donors are committed to perpetuating the mission of the Festival and exposing new jazz fans from all over the world to Detroit’s cultural gem and largest free jazz festival in the world.

  • George and Kathleen Hill
  • Wright and Cathy Lassiter
  • Joe E. and Gloria B. Miller
  • Eric B. Vaughn
  • Carolyn P. Wanzo

The Rhythm Section

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s Rhythm Section program comprises individual donors who make financial gifts in support of the Festival, its year-round education and outreach programs. These contributions are renewable, unrestricted and for current use. Donations are tax-deductible by IRS standards.

  • David Ansel
  • Dennis Archambault
  • Jeffrey Basch
  • Alessandra Blasio
  • Charles Burchell
  • Norman Bucknor
  • Veda Carter
  • Diane Cromwell
  • Jeff Cutter
  • Cynthia M. DeNardis
  • Emily Eichenhorn
  • Fanny Effler
  • Jeff Fessler and Sue Cutler
  • Carol Fossee
  • Tavi Fulkerson
  • Tom and Judy Gawlik
  • Finn Gomez
  • Bradley Dyer and Char Goss
  • Robert and Christine Hage
  • Celeste Orse-Hatchett
  • Todd Hayes
  • Bruce Hebbard
  • George Hill
  • Steven Hopkinson
  • Denise Houle
  • John F. Ingham
  • Richard Israel
  • Michael Kelley
  • Michael Kelly
  • Deborah Kent
  • Doug Kimble
  • Elizabeth Kirksey
  • Gayle Larson
  • Gayle Larson
  • Leo J. Montgomery
  • Hugh Miller
  • John Nahan
  • Dr. Alexander Nakeff
  • Bob Pettapiece
  • Sheldon Peterson
  • Robert Pomish
  • Donald and Marilyn Price
  • Lance Randall
  • In Honor of Kevin Reilly
  • Vernice Rubens
  • Mary J. Schlaff
  • Eliot Schreiner
  • Kiyoka Shimizu
  • Gregg Solomon
  • Christine Sommer
  • Michael Stratton

The Jazz Pazz

  • Michelle Allen
  • Leon L. Anderson
  • Timothy Anderson
  • Janine Archie
  • Jennifer Archie
  • Brett E. Ashley
  • Carrie Bailey
  • Michael L. Baker
  • Jeffry Bauer
  • Zofia Bielski
  • Darlene Bignotti
  • Sybil Coston-Bishi
  • Alessandra Blasio
  • Gregg Bloomfield
  • Nancy and Lawrence Bluth
  • Sue Bourgeois
  • Georgann Bradford
  • Sean Brennan
  • Nancy Brigham
  • Reggie Brown
  • Charles Burchell
  • Melvyn Ray Burrow
  • Christopher Cain
  • Gregory Clines
  • Steve Cook
  • Charles Cole
  • Michelle Cole
  • Prudence A. Cole
  • Patricia Cooley
  • Cheryl Cunningham
  • Dana Czapla
  • Kimberly Davis
  • Daniel Donahue
  • Debbie Duncan
  • Dan Fabrizio
  • Alan Feller
  • Stephen Ferry
  • Bill Foster
  • Albert A Gilbert
  • John Green
  • Brenda Grier
  • James & Rose Griffin
  • Pamela Griffin
  • Joseph Goldbach
  • Michael Goler
  • Kevin Goss
  • Patty Gough
  • Robert Grosd
  • Waymon Guillebeaux
  • Bill Gustine
  • Kenneth Hanada
  • Robert Hansen
  • Herbert Harris
  • Lystra Harris
  • Judith Heady
  • W. Kim Heron
  • Sigal Hemy
  • Sandra Henriquez
  • Darren Herington
  • Denise Houle
  • Sherene Hudgins
  • James Jackson
  • Wilbert Jarrett
  • Karen Johnson
  • Ken Johnson
  • Lorna Johnson
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Alon Kahana
  • Aashrita Kamath
  • Esa Katajamaki
  • Michael D. Kennard
  • John Kenyon
  • William E. Ketchum, Jr.
  • Ross Kooperman
  • Roland LaBlanc
  • Robert LaFond, Jr.
  • Stephen M. Lanier
  • John Loveless
  • John Luecken
  • Vasil Mamaladze
  • Carol Ann Martinelli
  • Cynthia Marsack
  • Assefa Mehretu
  • Dave Millon
  • Lee Mobley
  • Robert Moll
  • Elton Moore
  • Ted Moore
  • Vernard Moore
  • David Moretto
  • James Newman
  • Karen Overton
  • Alvin J. Palmer III
  • Kirk Page
  • Sandra Papiez
  • George M. Perkins
  • Kaitlin Polzin
  • Samuel C. Porter
  • Steve Radin
  • Victoria Ragland
  • John Ramon
  • Jodee Fishman Raines
  • Michael Roach
  • Albert Roberson
  • Reginald Ross
  • Daniel Sarna
  • Mary J. Schlaff
  • Lynne Schwank
  • Kay Buckner-Seal
  • Piper Simmons
  • Arlette Sims
  • Claudette Simpson
  • Queen Simpson
  • David Small
  • Jack Smith
  • Kelvin P. Smyth
  • Gregg Solomon
  • Deborah Spurr
  • Jonathan Stepherson
  • Jonathan Stepherson, Jr.
  • Vincent Straughter
  • Mark D. Swanson
  • Ricky Takahashi
  • Clark Taylor
  • Frank G. Tenkel
  • Wanda Terrell
  • Kevin Toth
  • Raymond Trempler
  • Daryl Tucker
  • Melody Turczyn
  • Dr. David Valentine
  • Robert L. VanCamp
  • Lawerence Walker
  • Carolyn P. Wanzo
  • Shon Washington
  • Roxanne West
  • Wilson Wheeler
  • Oliver M. Williams
  • Michael Wilson
  • Charles Wood
  • Ikuko Yamamura

Please Note:

Listing reflects contributions as of October 31, 2019. Every effort has been made to accurately reflect donor names. Please contact the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation Donor Development Department to notify us of any errors or omissions at [email protected].

 

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