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
Françoise and Anne Aubert-Santelli Global Experience Fund

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

Learn more about the Founder’s Circle.

Naming Gifts

Ramona L. Cappello
Michael and Debbie Felix
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
LA84 Foundation
USC Arts in Action
USC Good Neighbors Campaign

Dean’s Circle

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

Principal ($10,000 – $24,999)
Celeste M. Alleyne
Charlene Achki-Repko
American Dance Movement
Ramona L. Cappello
Dee Dee Dorskind and Bradley Tabach-Bank
Joan E. Herman and Richard Rasiej
Tatiana and Todd James
Anita Mann Kohl and Allen D. Kohl
Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts, in memory of Audre Slater
Julia Strickland and Timothy Wahl
Sue Tsao

Soloist ($5,000 – $9,999)
Linda and Mark Florin
Goldman Family Fund
Ellie Kitta and Ron R. Goldie
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles
In Memory of Vanoye Aikens and Katherine Dunham

Demi-Soloist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Piper and Chauncey Billups
Irene Maharam Boyd and Dr. Stuart D. Boyd
Claire and Ryan McKenzie

Corps de Ballet ($1,000 – $2,499)
Mino Fatemeh Behboody
Sue and Ted Benn
Barbara and Gary Brandt
Susan Friedman
McCain Family Foundation
Rod and Elsie Nakamoto
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
Kip Stratte-McClure
Keisha and Rhudel Stevens
Alyce Williamson
Diane Wittenberg
Deborah and Edward Wolf
Gillian Wynn
Eleni and Chris Yokas

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Friends of Kaufman ($125 – $999)
Leslie Meltzer Aronzon
Kimberly Cartron and Mark Shelburne
Lisa Field
Nilda and Leslie Gumbs
Debra Hinze Harr
Jane Helen Jelenko
Kimberly and Gareth Kai
Susan R. Klein
Carol and Guy Kroesche
Maria Kupillas
Leslie and Thomas McConnell
Julie McDonald
Elizabeth and Leslie Michelson
Brianna Hill Johnson
Mark and Anna Peet
Yoo Sun Reiss
Jane and Robert Shepardson
Tonya and Duke Vu
Julie and Doug Wolf

Learn more about Friends of Kaufman.