Thank You!

Without our supporters, it would be pretty quiet around here...

We want to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for their generosity, their belief in our vision and their commitment to live symphonic music in the North State. The invaluable support of these businesses and individuals helps us to keep performing year after year.

Annual Gifts and Community Partners

Listed below are gifts and gifts in kind received since January 1, 2017 and up through May 1, 2018. The list will be updated over the summer.

Our University Partners

California State University, Chico
College of Humanities & Fine Arts
School of the Arts
Chico Performances

Our Business Supporters

Website Design: Farrell Design Group
Program and Brochure Design: Farrell Design Group
Program Printing: Quadco
Jefferson Public Radio/Cascade Theatre

Our Media Partners

A News Cafe
Chico Enterprise Record
Chico News & Review
Jefferson Public Radio
KCHO North State Public Radio
Redding Record Searchlight
Upgraded Living

Our Program Advertisers

Chico Hospitalist Group
Tong Fong Low
Granite Transformations
Budget Blinds
Ronald E. Reece, MD
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto
The Hignell Companies
North State Public Radio
Law office of Cheryl A. Forbes
Museum of Northern California Art
Grandma's Attic Appraisal Faire
Wine Time
Chico News & Review
Redding Record Searchlight
Glass 1900
Margy Wenham Insurance Services
Stoner & Associates
Intermountain Classics with Tom Diskin
Olde Gold Estate Jewelry
Deborah Schowalter, Mediator
Sierra Steel Harley-Davidson
Pickering Law Corporation
Jefferson Public Radio
The Wright Keys Academy of Musical Arts
Farrell Design Group

Donations of Goods and Services

Almendra Winery & Distillery
Annie's Star Quilt Guild
Art Etc.
Basque Norte Restaurant
Cascade Theatre
Christian & Johnson, Inc.
Cotton Party
Creative Cacti and Succulents
In Motion Fitness
Julianne's Jewelry
Kirk's Jewelry
Long Creek Winery and Ranch
Lost Dutchman Taproom
Lundberg Family Farms
Mooney Farms
Music Connection
Nantucket Home, Inc.
New Clairvaux Vineyard
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Orient & Flume Art Glass Company
Squeaky Clean Window Washing
Sweet Chico Confections
Tres Hombres Restaurant, Inc.
Upper Crust Bakery
Zucchini And Vine

Conductors Circle

Director Level
$10,000 and above

Cooper Family Trust
Red Emmerson and Maria Escosa-Emmerson
Dignity Health
The Johnson Family Foundation

Maestro Level

Vern McHaney and Rose Crain
Diane Flaherty
Sandy Kalinowski
Marian and Thomas Milling

Concertmaster Level

Douglas and Kathleen Alexander
Bank of Commerce Redding
Jon and Bonnie Hilbert
Pamela Ikuta
Richard and Giovanna Jackson
Samuel Kissee and Robert Zadra
Walter and Dawn Kusumoto
Hollie and Rush Lenroot
McConnell Foundation
Ailsie McEnteggart
Stafford Thomas and Carol Berg
Stifel Nicolaus
Mark and Vickie Spelts
Ethan Watters
Sally Wells
The Whittley Foundation

Principal Level

John and Lauree Asarian
Margaret Bomberg
Margaret Brennan
Clark and Noel Brown
Jan and Russ Burnham
Steve and Lisa Catterall
Joseph and Judy Chiapella
Ann and John Coe
Courtesy Automotive Center
Morris Davis
Diane Fossum
Joan Genthe
Gary Goebel
Allen Hackett
Sam and Sam Hillaire
Bonnie and Jon Hilbert
Giovanna and Richard Jackson
James and Paula Karman
Ed and Joy Kimball
Leo Kirchhoff
Linda Koch
Rush and Hollie Lenroot
Nancy Loeffler
Grant and Susie Lundberg
Richard and Pat Macias
North State Symphony League
Marianne Olstad, including gift in memory of Carl Larkin
Eric Marshall and Nancy Overton
Missy McArthur
Ailsie McEnteggart
Dean Moyer and Jennie Abbe-Moyer
Charles and Marvey Mueller
Darlene Paise
JoAnn Palmer
Mark and Emma Pawlicki
Patricia Penn
Darlene Quinn
Kimm Randle
Walter Schafer and Teresa Kludt
Aman Singh
Greg Steel
Carol Berg and Stafford Thomas
Art and Gayle Tilles
Carol Vivion
Donald and Heidi Weidlein
Sally Wells

Symphony Level

Anonymous (2)
John and Lauree Asarian
John and Susan Aubuchon
Stephen Baker
Bruce Belton
Calif. Cascade Assoc. for the Education of Young Children
Cornerstone Community Bank
Ernie and Jo Carpenter
Michael and Louise Cogan
Stephen and Sunday Cummins
William and Kirsten Curry
Lowell and Dorothy Daun
Doreeta Domke
James and Tenley Ellison
Joan Genthe
Nelson Gurll
Robert Hansen and Kathryn Svoboda
Stephaney Hardie
Phillip Harvey
Dan and Kathy Herbert
Beverly Kahn
Gail Herritt
Brooks Houghton and Fran Shelton
Law Office of Cheryl A. Forbes
Luke's Yreka Drug
James Malin, including gift in honor of Patty Mullett
Eric Marshall and Nancy Overton
Dean Moyer and Jenny Abbe-Moyer
Patty and Gary Mullett
Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto & Associates, Inc.
Gene and Tammy Nichols
William Oliver
Darlene Paise
Carl and Mary Peterson
Russ and Anne Peterson
Ramona Peters
Marge Redding
Lee and Judy Salter
Chad Shaffer – Shaffer Design
Shasta Regional Community Foundation
Mark and Diana Shelley
Shirley Spaid
Gretchen Stone
Lance and Audrey Tennis
Louise and Robert Wilkinson
Mike and Kelly Wiltermood
Trina Woods

Concerto Level

Susan Baber
Ray and Roma Barker
Eve Berg-Pugh
Mark Brown
Jeff and Wendy Brown
Bruce and Rose Mary Burke
Richard and Mary Burns
John Busby
Steve and Miste Cliadakis
Barbara Copeland
Liane Curtis
Lang Dayton
Connie Eccles
Barbara Enochian
Roger Estey
Roxanne Ferry
Phil Filbrandt and Joanne Reid
Fitzpatrick Fund
Lois Fleming
Eric Ford
Janith Gandy
Keith Herritt and Enrique Martinez, in honor of Elizabeth Quivey
Sharon Johnson, including gifts in memory of Dr. Robert Johnson, and in honor of Scott Seaton
Robert and Mary Knight
Missy Knox
Mary Lane
Elizabeth Lawler
Elizabeth Leach
Henrietta Lo, in memory of Sherri Fizer
Dr. Halkard Mackey, in honor of past family and friends
James Malin
John and Renee McAmis
David and Mary Memmer
Gary and Patty Mullett
Lois Nichols
Joyce Norman
Marianne Olstad
Kevin and Jennifer Parrish
Elizabeth Quivey
George and Leanna Rawley
Ronald Reece
Alan Rellaford and Daria Booth
Antonia Rendall
Gary and Sharon Rogers, including gift in honor of Patty Mullett
Lee and Judy Salter
Cathy Shanks
Randall and Judith Smith
Mary Speigle
Stifel Nicolaus
Joseph and Patricia Tallerico
Brooks Thorlaksson
Carol Vivion
Mike Warren
Catherine Woods
Wine Time
Dianne Suschil, in memory of Bob Suschil

Sonata Level

Anonymous (3)
Joseph Alexander
Dorna-Le Andersen
Jamie Barnes
James and Beverly Beeghly
Jane Belden
Dick and Margaret Bergman
Ronald and Ruth Bode
Richard and Lynne Bonetti
Susan Bruce
William Bunstock and Ursula Karow
Chico Diamond Hotel, LLC
Chico Hospital For Cats
Jerry Chandler
Cheuk-Kin and Theresa Chau
Catharina Cochrane
Everett Collier
Robert and Magdalena Collins
Angelos and Katherine Constantinides
Susan Constantinides
Geoffrey and Sharon Crawford
Tom and Carol DiGiovanni
Bill and Peggy Dudman
Margaret and William Dudman
Jerry and Carla Dunham
Trish and Loren Dunlap
Trudy Dunphy
Carolyn Dusenbury
Connie Eccles
John and Lynn Eads
Stephanie Evans
Linda Finkel
Ramona Flynn
Eric Ford
David and Joanne Fuller
Patricia Gardetto
Lou and Diane Gerard
Jonathan and Lisa Hanson, including gift in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Hanson
H.H. Armistead & Company, Inc.
Kathleen Harris
Jan Roberts-Haydon and Thomas Haydon
Ebba Herritt
Brooks Houghton and Fran Shelton
Leslie Howard
Mary Jensen, in memory of Elizabeth Shea
Sharon Johnson, in memory of Dr. Robert Johnson, and in honor of Scott Seaton
Paula Kahler
John Keesey
Father Bart Kendrick
Kinderland Child Development Center
Missy Knox
Marilyn Kruschke
Carl Larkin
Bette Lawler
Roger Lederer and Carol Burr
Diane Leiber
Gail Locke
Roger and Cecile Longnecker
Mark Luhdorff and Drisha Leggitt-Luhdorff
Halkard Mackey, in honor of past family and friends
Paola McCarthy
Carrie McGranahan
Merck & Co. Matching Gift Program
Terrance Mercer
Montessori Childrens House
Billie Kanter and Kirk Monfort
Marcia Moore
K. Mardean Moss
Kathleen Muldoon, including gift in memory of Dr. Leo Kirchhoff
Barbara Mundy
Norman and Ann Nielsen
North State Parent Magazine
Evelyn O'Connor
Bob Odland and Charlotte Kelly-Odland
George and Joanne Overton
Garrith Perrine
Gwen Quail
Carole Quick
Linda Davis-Reed and Randall Reed
Bob and Suzy Roach
Winifred Sandrock
Corinne Stott Schwartz
Howard Schweitzer
Robert Scott
Catherine Shanks
Dolores Sellers
Patty Shackleton
Donald Sheely
Rayna Simpson
Sim Simpson
Anna Skaggs
Patricia Smith
Judith and Randall Smith
Doreen Spellmann
James and Joyce Spielmann
Monroe and Carol Sprague
Nona Steinheimer
Mary Stephens
Elisabeth Stewart
Gail Stream
Gary Stromberg and Marie Pierre-Stromberg
M. and Susan Tescher
Joyce Torgerson, including gift in honor of Stephaney Hardie
Two Twenty Restaurant
Ellie Bradbury and Lionel Valley
Edward Vela and Celeste Jones
Marilyn Warrens, in memory of Dr. Robert Johnson
Eric Whitmer
Dorothy Wills
Barbara Mundy
Joseph and Kathryn Yarosevich
Grace Marvin and Julian Zener

Chamber Level
up to $99

Reed Applegate
Mark and Clifta Atlas
Ava Balbutin
Robb Brown
John Burnham
Joseph Church
David Craig
Susan Crandell
Lynette Dorenzo
Carla and Jerry Dunham
Patricia Edelmann
Patricia Edwards
Barbara Enochian
Gary Estep
Francis and Ursula Ferrance
Donna Gauthier
Joyce Groshong
Priscilla Hanford
Bryan Hanson
Diane Hawthorne
Ryan Heimlich
Judith Hill
David Hopper and Shari Maxson Hopper
Christopher Ivey
Norma Jones
Barbara Leach
John and Karen Lechner
Candace LiVolsi
Marge Maddux
Marc Mallinger and Pam Baldwin
Richard Matson
Jean Martin
Margaret Brennan and Robert Maxey
Michael Moynahan
Margaret and William Pahland
Joan Palmer
Mary Pfeiffer
Kirsten Plate
Elizabeth Quivey
Joel and Carrol Quivey
Larry and Sheryl Root
Suellen Rowlison
Betty and Ernst Schoen-Rene
Dennis and Margaret Schmidt, in honor of Ailsie McEnteggart
Steven Schwartz
Elizabeth Shea
Candy Solari
Becky and Bob Stofa
Alice Swenson
Kathy Weeks
Greg Steel and Janet Wilson
Robert Williams
Kelly and Mike Wiltermood


Endowments provide annual support in perpetuity to the Symphony. We sincerely appreciate those who make this lasting gift to our orchestra.

The Robert and Anne Morgan Endowment

The North State Symphony is honored to receive this very significant gift from the estate of Robert and Anne Morgan. Proceeds from the Endowment will be instrumental in providing a sound financial basis for NSS in future years, together with gifts to our annual fund from our many generous donors.

The North State Symphony Endowment

The following individuals have invested in the future of the North State Symphony by making a generous contribution to the newly established North State Symphony Endowment. The purpose of the North State Symphony Endowment is to provide a perpetual financial foundation for the Symphony ensuring its outstanding artistic vision and programs.

Susan Bruce
Louis Buchholtz and Mrs. Barbara Janzen
Ellen G. Chain
Lorraine DeGraff
Dr. Leo Kirchhoff
Linda Koch
Jutta Spruce
Noble M. and Sally Streeter
Barbara Thacker
Sally Wells
Louise and Robert Wilkinson

Other Endowments

Constance L. Eccles Endowment
Manuel and Gloria Esteban Endowment
Phyllis Lindley Endowment
Robert and Anne Morgan Endowment
North State Symphony Endowment
North State Symphony Scholarship Endowment
Peggy Steel Endowment

Contributions made after August 30 will appear in later programs. All donations are sincerely appreciated and may be sent to:

North State Symphony
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0805

Thank You and Bravo!