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

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
USC Good Neighbors Campaign
USC Arts in Action
Harlequin Floors

Dean’s Circle

Premier ($25,000+)
Anonymous (2)
Phi Beta, Pi Iota Chapter

Principal ($10,000 – $24,999)
Anonymous (2)
Ramona L. Cappello
Dee Dee Dorskind and Bradley Tabach-Bank
Joan Friedman and Robert Braun
Sherrie and James Evans
Ellie Kitta and Ron R. Goldie
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles
Vinnet and Daniel Weintraub

Soloist ($5,000 – $9,999)
Anita Mann Kohl and Allen D. Kohl
Anonymous (2)
Beate and Mark Caso
Goldman Family Fund
Kimberly and Mark Tribus
Robyn and Chad Vesperman

Demi-Soloist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Anthony and Elizabeth Abbattista
Charlene Achki-Repko
Irene Maharam Boyd and Dr. Stuart D. Boyd
Linda and Mark Florin
Carol and Patrick Kinsella
Jim and Gale Luce
Deborah and Phillip Massaglia
Claire and Ryan McKenzie
Kathy and Jim Policaro
Christine A. Rhoades

Corps de Ballet ($1,000 – $2,499)
Barbara and Gary Brandt
Piper and Chauncey Billups
Sharon Darnov
Katharine and William Duhamel
Lisa Field
Susan Friedman
Parvin and Mashallah Goodarzi
Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej
Tina and Douglas Joehl
Yvonne and Damien Jordan
Kathryn Kendall and David Thomsen
Susan Klein
Terrance Lindholm
Deborah and Phillip Massaglia
Drs. Trent and Darla McCain
Regina and Rich Meilman
Sandy and Claudine Murray
Robyn Parets
Donald E. Polk and J. Paul Longanbach
Robert N. Rush
Sharon Ryer-Davis and Gray Davis
Robert A. Schulman
Keisha and Rhudel Stevens
Alyce Williamson
Gillian Wynn

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Friends of Kaufman

Leslie Meltzer Aronzon
Victoria L. Baumgart
Judith and Thomas Beckmen
Sue and Ted Benn
Yvonne Cazier
In memory of Richard G. Davila
Lisa Farella and Jose Hernandez Pascual
Clara and Thomas Jett
Inga and Frank Golay
Marcy Gross
Debra Hinze Harr
Jane Jelenko
Carol Soucek King
Thomas Kren
Carol and Guy Kroesche
Jill Perkinson Masuda
Elizabeth Matchett and Richard Vaughan
Julie McDonald
Elizabeth and Leslie Michelson
Sylvia Michler
Demetria and Thomas Moritz
Paula D. Nohalty
Kathleen Marie Patrick
Anna and Mark Peet
Melissa and Andrew Platt
Catherine and Marshall Ramsey
Beverly Suzuki and Adrian Lopez
Lauren and Brett Rossman
Catharine and Jeffrey Soros
Warren Whisenant
Diane Wittenberg
Eleni and Christopher Yokas

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