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Your Support Matters!

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!

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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)

Chris Larsen

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)

Amit Bahl

Tim Cassidy

Ray & Dagmar Dolby Fund

Joseph W. Donner III

Andrea Eichhorn

Adam Gross

Erin & Jim Hastings

Katzenmeyer Family

Jordan Kurland

The Honorable Fiona Ma & the Honorable Jason Hodge

Jan & Robert Newman

Kevin Perkins

Helen Hilton Raiser

Maxine & Justin Raphael

Deva Santiago

Gayle & Eric Starr

Marsha & David Veit


Performer’s Circle ($1000-$1,999)

Seth Acharya

Ms. Mariam Mirgoli & Ms. Kristen Angel

Ravi Anne

Sara Barz & Ian Ratzer

Elizabeth & Michael Bourgeois

Mary Carten

Sara Cassidy

Sabra Chambless

Greg Clapp

Sarah Coverdell

Roy & Betsy Eisenhardt

Jessica & Michael Eisler

Laura & John Fisher

The Kelter Foundation

Michele Gates

Richard Gatti

Theodore Geballe

Laurie & Jim Ghielmetti

Llana Giovara

Lisa & Doug Goldman

Gale Gottlieb

Colleen & Robert D. Haas

Julie & Wally Haas

Stephanie Hannaford

Scott Hawks

Nancy Hemmenway & Tom Welsh

Melissa Hung

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Dorothea & Kevin Kaz

Kristopher Kazaks

Brenda Kittredge

Scott Laidlaw & Suzanne Bartels

Constance Leonard

Mark Ludwig

Jack & Lorry Luikart

Renee & Michael Marx

Michael Moreno

Mayra Padilla

Rekha Patel

Stephen Popper & Elizabeth Joyce

Michael & Mark Reisbaum

Judith Riggle

Caroline Senne

Circe Sher

David Sikes

Andrea Sobrepena

Congresswoman Jackie Speier & Barry Dennis

Keith & Tricia Stephens

Haley & Philip Tucker

Matthew Werdegar & Monique Schaulis

Lauren White

Rita & Dennis Williams

Linda Zimmerman


Trocadero Circle ($500-$999)

Ofelia Abaya

Jumana Al Hashal

Beverly Alkire

Joey Babbitt

Patricia & Jack Bambridge

Kevin Barenblat

Denise Bethel

Cheryl & Gerald Bibelheimer

Jennifer Buckley

Lesley Bunim & Michael Jensen

Claire Bunton & Steve Elprin

Ross Chapman


Saumil Chheda

Susan Coliver & Robert Herman

Christopher & Stephanie Colosi

Joan & Peter Cuddihy

Michael Del Balso

Katrina Fried

Doré & James Gabby

Cofactor Genomics

Brent Green

Sonya Haggett

Jennifer Hall

Tina Hall & Ronn Tai

The Hindin-Pasternak Family

Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman

Mike & Saori Kappus

Barbara Bersche & David Katznelson

Yooky Kim

Talia Kori

In memory of Christopher James Lafond

Robert Larkins

Udi Ledergor

Letah Lee

Clarene Y. Leong

Mei Yan Yan Leung

Jacqueline Maliwat

Signe Minuskin

Brian Nadeau

Martin Nava

Kevin Obana

Gene & Seta Paige

Lisa Podos

Joe & Nat Power

Michael Reed

Jeremy Rishel

Alanna Romo

Kate Rosenquist

Eric Russo

Haley Smith

Kean Smith

Xander Soren

Rosanna Souza

The Stolowitz Family

Katherine Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan

Jacqueline Sutton

Tom Thai

Jackie Thornhill

Vince Vega

Marie Washington

Doug Whitman

Wesley Wiley & Janice Kendall

NCCK Yee Children's Fund

Josiah Yoshimura

The Aickin Fund of Horizons Foundation


Legacy Circle

Peter Stone


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, Inc.

The San Francisco Foundation


Thank you to our corporate supporters:


Bloomberg Philanthropies

Brew Dr. Kombucha

Deutsche Bank

Emerson Collective

Foli Media

Green Cross

Hub Strategy and Communication Inc

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Jones Day LLP

Kaiser Permanente

Levi Strauss & Co.

Pacific Office Automation



Sava Solutions


Sosie Wines


Vision Zero

Wells Fargo




The Atel Foundation

The Callison Foundation

William G. Gilmore Foundation

Grants For The Arts

The Mimi & Peter Haas Fund

The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Koret Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation

Sakana Foundation



Matching Gifts

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

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356


Call us at 415.252.6252 or email us:

Corporate Sponsors

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  

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.


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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

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
  • Research
  • Park beautification at Stern Grove   

More Info:


Legacy Gifts

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.