Why Support the Festival?
A non-profit organization, Stern Grove Festival raises more than $3 million each year to provide free concerts and education programs for everyone.
The Festival is for the community.
Making world-class music and performances accessible to all is our mission.
The Festival builds community.
We believe access to the arts makes our community a better place for everyone.
The Festival is made possible by the community.
Donations from people like you fund nearly 100% of the Festival’s annual expenses.
Stern Grove Festival relies on donations from people like you to cover nearly 100% of the costs of presenting admission-free concerts and education programs.
Please help us keep the beat alive by making a tax-deductible donation and support admission-free access to the arts for all!
Donor Honor Roll
In grateful acknowledgement of the gifts received from June 2019-July 2020:
Chairman’s Circle ($50,000+)
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Martin & Leesa Romo
Benefactor’s Circle ($25,000-$49,999)
Barry & Marie Lipman
Eleanor & Laurence Myers Foundation
Patron’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)
Dean & Eliza Cash / The Atel Foundation
Ginnie & Peter Haas, Jr.
Stephanie & Fred Harman
Kelland & Mark Schulze
Sandra & John W. Thompson
Aaron P. & Amy Waxman
Producer’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
Molly & Jack Cargas
Ian Del Balso
Donny & Janie Friend
Susie & Michael Gelman
Josh & Elizabeth Kernan
Susan & Donald Larramendy
Kimberlea & Bret McManigal
Jane & John Siegel
Presenter’s Circle ($2,000-$4,999)
Ray & Dagmar Dolby Fund
Joseph W. Donner III
Erin & Jim Hastings
The Honorable Fiona Ma & the Honorable Jason Hodge
Jan & Robert Newman
Helen Hilton Raiser
Maxine & Justin Raphael
Gayle & Eric Starr
Marsha & David Veit
Performer’s Circle ($1000-$1,999)
Ms. Mariam Mirgoli & Ms. Kristen Angel
Sara Barz & Ian Ratzer
Elizabeth & Michael Bourgeois
Roy & Betsy Eisenhardt
Jessica & Michael Eisler
Laura & John Fisher
The Kelter Foundation
Laurie & Jim Ghielmetti
Lisa & Doug Goldman
Colleen & Robert D. Haas
Julie & Wally Haas
Nancy Hemmenway & Tom Welsh
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Dorothea & Kevin Kaz
Scott Laidlaw & Suzanne Bartels
Jack & Lorry Luikart
Renee & Michael Marx
Stephen Popper & Elizabeth Joyce
Michael & Mark Reisbaum
Congresswoman Jackie Speier & Barry Dennis
Keith & Tricia Stephens
Haley & Philip Tucker
Matthew Werdegar & Monique Schaulis
Rita & Dennis Williams
Trocadero Circle ($500-$999)
Jumana Al Hashal
Patricia & Jack Bambridge
Cheryl & Gerald Bibelheimer
Lesley Bunim & Michael Jensen
Claire Bunton & Steve Elprin
Susan Coliver & Robert Herman
Christopher & Stephanie Colosi
Joan & Peter Cuddihy
Michael Del Balso
Doré & James Gabby
Tina Hall & Ronn Tai
The Hindin-Pasternak Family
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Mike & Saori Kappus
Barbara Bersche & David Katznelson
In memory of Christopher James Lafond
Clarene Y. Leong
Mei Yan Yan Leung
Gene & Seta Paige
Joe & Nat Power
The Stolowitz Family
Michael J. Sullivan
Wesley Wiley & Janice Kendall
NCCK Yee Children's Fund
The Aickin Fund of Horizons Foundation
These companies have matched employee giving:
Apple Matching Gifts
Bank of America Matching Gifts
BlackRock Financial Management. Inc.
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Matching Gifts
Genentech Employee Giving Program
Google Matching Gift Program
IBM International Foundation, Matching Grants Program
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
The San Francisco Foundation
Thank you to our corporate supporters:
Brew Dr. Kombucha
Hub Strategy and Communication Inc
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jones Day LLP
Levi Strauss & Co.
Pacific Office Automation
The Atel Foundation
The Callison Foundation
William G. Gilmore Foundation
Grants For The Arts
The Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation
Did you know your gift to Stern Grove Festival can be doubled each year?
Many companies (such as Apple, Adobe Systems, Genentech, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Oracle and more) match employee contributions to charitable organizations.
If your company has a matching gift program, talk to your Human Resources department about getting a Matching Gift form.
After you complete the form, send it to:
Stern Grove Festival
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Or scan your form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356
Call us at 415.252.6252 or email us: email@example.com
Why Sponsor Stern Grove Festival?
It's Good Business.
Your company's support of Stern Grove Festival is an investment in improving the quality of life in the Bay Area by ensuring everyone has access to world-class performing arts.
Connect with a beloved cultural institution
Sponsorship aligns your company with a popular Bay Area tradition and demonstrates your commitment to the community.
Access a desirable demographic
Connect your brand directly with a large, diverse Bay Area audience through on-site interactions, product distribution, and online promotions.
Extend your brand's visibility
Expand your brand through recognition in the Festival’s on-site signage, advertising, printed materials, website, email, and more.
Enjoy exclusive hospitality
Entertain clients and employees with a range of hospitality benefits, from picnic tables, parking and access to our VIP lounge, to private receptions and meet-and-greets with artists.
*Hospitality and on-site benefits are not available in 2020, as our live Season has been cancelled.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
415.252.6252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 800 volunteers help make the Festival possible each year.
Please check back next year for information on how to volunteer for the 2021 season.
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Individuals, families, and groups are all part of the Festival's volunteer team.
Can groups volunteer?
Volunteer groups of ten or more people are welcome. Corporate volunteer teams offer a great team-building opportunity.
If you are interested in organizing a group to volunteer with Stern Grove Festival, email us at email@example.com.
Can volunteers receive school credit?
Students looking for Community Service Hours are encouraged to volunteer and discuss the requirements with the volunteer coordinator.
How else can I help?
Stern Grove Festival offers other volunteer opportunities in our office and at the Grove during the off-season:
- General office duties
- Park beautification at Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival's Legacy Gifts Program was created to recognize those individuals who add to their personal legacies by making an investment in the future of Stern Grove Festival through their estate plans.
These gifts come in all sizes and include gifts from wills and living trusts, gifts that return lifetime income, beneficiary designations in retirement plan accounts and life insurance policies, and other planned gifts.
If you would like more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Stern Grove Festival at 415.252.6252.