USC Kaufman Donors

The generosity of alumni, parents and donors has set USC Kaufman on a dynamic course to transform the landscape of dance education. Thank you to the following individuals, foundations and organizations for your generosity and commitment which ensure the continued excellence of this visionary program.

Principal Benefactor

Glorya Kaufman

Program Support

Artistic Collaboration Fund (Anonymous)
Cheng Family Collaborative Projects Fund
The Choi Family Artist in Residence Endowed Fund
Claude and Alfred Mann Professorship in Dance
Global Experience Fund (Anonymous)
Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts (visiting artists)

Founder’s Circle

Celeste M. Alleyne
The Bishton Family Foundation
Robert N. Braun, M.D. and Joan A. Friedman, Ph.D.
The Cheng Family Foundation
Bryn K. and Richard A. DeBeikes, Jr.
Michael and Debbie Felix
Joan E. Herman and Richard Rasiej
Glorya Kaufman
Anita Mann Kohl and Allen D. Kohl
Jim and Gale Luce
Nigel Lythgoe
Rod and Elsie Nakamoto
Christine Marie Ofiesh
Robin Rae Robinson
The Simms/Mann Family Foundation
Sue Tsao

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Naming Gifts

Ramona L. Cappello
Joan E. Herman and Richard Rasiej
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles
Christine Marie Ofiesh
The Wilkerson Family

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Institutional Donors

American Dance Movement
Bruder Spielwaren
Bruder Toys America
Harlequin Floors
USC Arts in Action
USC Good Neighbors Campaign

Dean’s Circle

Premier ($25,000+)
Anonymous (2)
Elfriede and Heinz Bruder
Beate and Mark Caso
Katherine and James Lau

Principal ($10,000 – $24,999)
American Dance Movement
Celeste M. Alleyne
Ramona L. Cappello
Dee Dee Dorskind and Bradley Tabach-Bank
Tatiana and Todd James
Ellie Kitta and Ron R. Goldie
Anita Mann Kohl and Allen D. Kohl
Julia Strickland and Timothy Wahl

Soloist ($5,000 – $9,999)
Linda and Mark Florin
Goldman Family Fund
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles

Demi-Soloist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Anthony and Elizabeth Abbattista
Charlene Achki-Repko
Irene Maharam Boyd and Dr. Stuart D. Boyd
Claire and Ryan McKenzie
Christine A. Rhoades

Corps de Ballet ($1,000 – $2,499)
Anonymous (2)
Sue and Ted Benn
Barbara and Gary Brandt
Piper and Chauncey Billups
Lisa Field
Susan Friedman
Parvin and Mashallah Goodarzi
Deborah and Phillip Massaglia
Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej
Yvonne and Damien Jordan
Regina and Rich Meilman
Robyn Parets
Donald E. Polk and J. Paul Longanbach
Joye and Mike Qualls
Lauren and Brett Rossman
Robert A. Schulman
Katherine and Dr. John D. Shelburne
Keisha and Rhudel Stevens
Alyce Williamson
Deborah and Edward Wolf
Gillian Wynn

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Friends of Kaufman

Leslie Meltzer Aronzon
Victoria L. Baumgart
Kimberly Cartron and Mark Shelburne
Yvonne Cazier
Marcellina Gross
Nilda and Leslie Gumbs
Debra Hinze Harr
In Memory of Richard G. Davila
Nicole L. Jackson
Clara and Thomas Jett
Susan R. Klein
Carol and Guy Kroesche
Maria Kupillas
Jill Perkinson Masuda
McCain Family Foundation
Julie McDonald
Elizabeth and Leslie Michelson
Susie Norris
Anna and Mark Peet
Melissa and Andrew Platt
Jane and Robert Shepardson
Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
Tonya and Duke Vu
Heide and Jeffrey Walker
Eleni and Chris Yokas

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