The Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s celebration of its 35th Anniversary Season is enriched by our generous family of donors comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government agencies. With gratitude, we recognize gifts received between June 19, 2016 and June 19, 2017.

While we endeavor to appropriately recognize all of our donors, please inform us if we have inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly by contacting Janice Mayer, Executive Director at (505) 988-2282 ext. 5. Thank you.

DISCOUNTS: REFLECTIVE IMAGES will donate 20% of your jewelry purchase to Desert Chorale, use code SFDC online at checkout or mention Desert Chorale at time of store purchase.

AUCTION DONORS: The Santa Fe Desert Chorale thanks the generous support from local and national businesses and patrons for donations to our annual auction. A listing of the 2016 Summer Gala auction donors can be found here.

2017 Contributions


Gifts of $50,000+

Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen, In Celebration of Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

The Rogers Foundation

Faith Strong

Susie and Jerry Wilson


Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

David and Betsy Bueschel

Habermann Koehn Foundation

Stephen and Jane Hochberg


Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

American Airlines

Arthur and Johanna Cinader

City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax

David Nathan Meyerson Foundation

Dorothy B. Davis

Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel, LewAllen Galleries

Joanna and Joshua Habermann

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan

Barry and Margaret Lyerly

Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation

James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

National Endowment for the Arts

Rebecca Tobey


Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

Ann Neuberger Aceves

Dr. J. Randle Adair

Ann Marie Shaw Irrevocable Trust

Grace Bloomfield

Thomas Bloomfield

Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Allegra and Jim Derryberry

Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

C. Terry Hendrix

Christopher Ihlefeld

David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls

William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield

Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Arts, Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs

Charles Rountree and John Jones

Janet S. Sanders, Ph.D.

Bradley and Patricia Thompson


Gifts of $2,500 – $4,999

Deborah Avren
Richard C. Bentley
Lynn Bickley, M.D. and Randy Schiffer
Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno
Peggy B. Bonner
Helen and Richard Brandt
Maureen and Christopher Carusona
Douglas P. Clark, M.D. and Scott J. Allocco
Mary Dudley and Greg Wortman
David W. Ellwanger and Thomas F. McGuire
Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Ruth Anne and Halley Faust
Gruet Winery, Santa Fe Tasting Room
Dora and Clinton Horn
Lynn F. Lee
Phil Martin
Laurie and Dick Meyer
New Mexico Humanities Council
Mary Lou and Alex Padilla
Judy and Doug Rhodes
Sally and Andy Ritch
Dan Rusthoi
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Vincent and Carolyn Stenerson
The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation
Suzanne Timble


Gifts of $1,000 – $2,499

Kay and John Alsip
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Backshore Artists Project, Inc.
Sharon and Robert Barton
Boeckman Family Foundation
Chelsea Call Photography
Richard and Sharon Cooper
Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation
Sue-Ellen de Beer
Susan and Conrad De Jong
Fr. Robin Dodge and Mrs. Therese Saint-Andre
Kirk and Sheila Ellis
Jim I. and Nita T. Frank
Len Goodman
Susan Graham
Frank and Cynthia Herr
Lynne and Joseph Horning
Ronald and Mary Lee Hull
Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Kathryn Jordan
Phyllis and Thomas Keller
Betty Kyle
Lackner Family Endowment Fund
Donald and Jean Lamm
Lucy and J. David Levy
Los Alamos National Bank
Robert Lynn, M.D. and Janet Braziel
Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall
Erin Mathews and Russell Davis
McCune Charitable Foundation
New Mexico Bank & Trust
Susan and Dr. Bruce † Noel
Margaret K. Norton
Ailyn Pérez
Reflective Jewelry
Richard W. Rew
Kathlene Ritch and Scott Noakes
Don and Sally Roberts
Alan Rolley
Alex and Mary Ross
Seahollow Family Gift Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
James R. Seitz Jr.
Judith and Bob Sherman
Patricia B. Stanley
Paul Strid
Charles and Jane Stringfellow
Lee and David Takagi
Thorne Family Fund, New Mexico Community Foundation
United Church of Santa Fe, Rev. Talitha Arnold
Vivác Winery
Marilyn and Doug Whitehurst
Larry F. Widmer, D.C. and Daniel J. Bigelow
Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski


Gifts of $500 – $999

Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan
John Ashcraft
May R. and Larry C. Ball
Penni and Charles Chambers
Benjamin F. Crane
George and Marcia De Garmo
Isabel and Raul Delgado
Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
El Castillo Retirement Residences
Lucinda Ewing
Mary and Joe Ferguson
Gwen and Ralph Fuller
Joel E. Gallant and Joel Meneses
Guy and Catherine Gronquist
Joan Hagen
Thomas and Sara Hamilton
Vernon and Valerie Hamilton
John Haupert
Prof. Patricia Henning
Michelle and Douglas Hinson
Richard W. Hughes
Joyce Idema
Jinx and Bruce Connell Foundation
Steven Kerchoff
Terry and Renée Kershner
Philip Kruger
Lawrence Baca Studio
Rita Leard
Charles MacKay and Cameron McCluskey
Susan and Philip Marineau
William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez
Janice L. Mayer
Elaine W. Meyerhoffer
Pamela and Don Michaelis, United Way of Central NM
Elizabeth O’Brien
Patricia Romer
Richard and Barbara Rotto
Allen and Andrea Steele
Brooke Bandfield Taylor
The Metropolitan Opera
The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation
Russell Toal
Robert Walker and Ernest Phinney
Jerry Watts and Lorna Dyer
Brenda Yates


Gifts of $250 – $499

Freda Anderson
Loretta Armer
Debra Ayers and Greg DePrince
Craig and Mikaela Barnes
Linda and Jim Beck
George and Carol Burleson
Patricia Carlton
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe
Bekki and John Cook
Sherry and Jim Davis
John and Lucy Draper
Gregory J. Edwards
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Edwin Fivekiller and Corinne Gillick
Georgia Restaurant
Ghost Ranch
Janis and Howard Gogel
Wesley and Karin Granberg-Michaelson
Paula A. Greer
Madeleine Grigg-Damberger
David and Mary Hartley
Ellie and Trevor Hawkins
Sarah Henderson
Edward and Patricia Hymson
Pamela R. Jackson
Dorothy and Plato Karayanis
Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck
Anne and Bruce Legler
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Steven Lustig and Jessie R. Groothuis, M.D.
Debbie and Jim Maloney
Pamela McCorduck and Joseph Traub
Karen and Rick McMichael
David E. McNeel
Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe
Robert Michael
Milagro Vineyards & Winery
Ralph and Esther Milnes
James and Sarah Nickerson
Steven and Camille Ovitsky
John Pakula
Elizabeth Pinson
Joel and Vivianne Pokorny
Nyla and Larry Rasmussen
Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley
Robert Ripps and Steven Spector
Ron Martinez Looking Elk
Patsie Ross
Carmen Salazar
Mr. and Mrs. William Sandlin
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Spa
Robert Schoenthal
John and Susan Shaffer
William Singer and Joanne Cicchelli
Andrea Slade
James and Sue Sprague
Karen D. Stone
Walter Burke Catering
Alexandra and Mike Ward
Alan Webber and Frances Diemoz
Kay Whitman
Coralie Whitmore
Marty Noss Wilder
Paul and Gudrun Wright
Mary Beth Yates


Gifts of $100 – $249

Judith and Bill Alger
Dr. Lawrence and Katherine Anderson
Richard Andre
Rev. Talitha Arnold
Janice J. Arrott
Thomas and Yoko Arthur
Aspen Bodywork Center
Robert Authur
James Avery
Connie Axton
Russell Baker and Mark Corey
Robert and JoAnn Balzer
Mitzi and Tom Barker
Marilyn and Cris Barnes
Christine Bassett
Doris Bato
Sarah Batzli
Anne E. Beckett
Walter Beckham
Jill Bee
Linda H. Bein
Doug Bellrichard and Ian Ritchie
Stephen Bennett
Bette Betts
Sallie Bingham
Joseph and Katherine Blagden Jr.
Martha Blomstrom and Hugh Balaam
Dmitri Bovaird and Maggie Edmondson
Michael Brewer
Constance Burke
Michael L. Bustamante and Cheryl Hall
Nancy Byrd and Jane S. Sherborne
Cafe Pasqual’s
Dave and Lisa Caldwell
Genevieve Ann Caldwell
Janet Carlson and Charles Campbell
Julie Ann Canepa
Joyce Castle
Jeanne C’de Baca, White Orchid Skin Care
Joseph and Nancy W. Cella
Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe
Robert Clark
James T. and Mary B. Coffman
Charles Edward Cole
Dr. Jane E. Phillips-Conroy and Dr. Glenn C. Conroy
Brenda Cruzz and Michael Roybal
Cutting Edge Flowers
Gregory T. Davis
Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery
Patricia Dean
Bonnie Detwiler
Linda W. Dillman
Ann Dilworth and John Lathrop
Distinctive Weaving
Gregory Dove
Scott A. Dunn
Earthfire Gems
Douglas and Gail Fine
Hollis and Candace Fitch
Rick Fortner
Charles and Joyce Freuden
M. Charles and Mary Carol Gilbert
Joann and James Gillula
Lori Glassgold-Gibson and John L. Gibson
Julius and Suzan Glickman
Jane and Ernest Godlove
Fr. Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro
Hafner Vineyard
Ronald and Sandra Hanson
Josette de la Harpe
Harrys Inc.
Cyril and Ginger Hirt
David and Deborah Holloway
Deirdre Howley and Ira Eisenstadt
Beth Hurst-Waitz
Brenda and Michael Jerome
Susan Jewell and Jon Lellenberg
Jay P. and Carol E. Jolly
Hervey and Leslie Juris
Stephanie and David Kauffman
Dr. Patricia Kennedy
Asenath M. Kepler and Edward Mazria
Susan Kolb
Catherine and Bertrand LeBlanc
Jane Lipman
Tom and Margaret Lopez
Carol and Bob Lounsbury
James Lowry
Donald and Judith Machen
Margaret Bost Floral Design
Virginia and Ralph McCallum
Saba McWilliams
Michael and Frances Meier
Chris and Paula Miller
Jeanette (Boo) Miller
Miller Stratvert P.A., United Way of Central New Mexico
Suzanne Morrow
Thomas and Emily Murawski
Museum Hill Cafe
New Mexico History Museum
Sarah Noss
Dylan O’Reilly, United Way of Central New Mexico
Sarah Orr
Melinne Owen and Paul Giguere
Cecil and Douglas Parsons
Lydia Pendley
Dr. John Petricciani
Cynthia Piatt
Robert and Mary Platt
Barry V. Qualls
Fred Ragsdale and Jennifer Salisbury
Lee Rogaliner and Anne Gifford
Bernard and Ann Rubenstein
Donald and Mary Sandstrom
Santa Fe School of Cooking
Joel Schafer and Perry Samuels
Merry Schroeder
Thomas Seamon
Alex Shapiro and Raymond Berger
Barbara and Glen Smerage
Jim and Georgia Snead
Joan Snider
James Sowa and John Lacombe
Squeaky Clean Carwash
Frances Steele
Thomas and Carol Stephens
Robert and Barbara Taylor
TerraCotta Wine Bistro
The Ranch House
Lore Thorpe
Kenneth Timmerman and Joan Parman
Marcia Torobin
Retha J. Turner
Elizabeth and Mark Varhaug
Vice Versa
Arlyn Vik
Robert and Patricia Weiler
Joann and Gerald Weiss
Whoo’s Donuts
Bill and Janislee Wiese
Jonathan Winkle
John and Jean Withers
Sylvia Wittels and Joseph Alcorn
Kathryn Wolf
Lyle York and Matthew Wilson
Janet and Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky


Gifts up to $99

315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Karen Abraham
Albuquerque Isotopes
Celeste Alleyne
Amazon Smile Inc.
David Anderson
Dr. Edward Angus
Atrisco Cafe
Mary Azcuenaga
Patricia Bailey
Martha Baker
Camille Barnett
Sue Baum
Elizabeth S. Bayne
Lynne Bixler
Barbara Blackwell
Eleanor Briggs
Barbara Brooks
Leslie Q. Brown
Muriel Brown
John and Ann Brownlee
Cafe Fina
Christy Calderwood, United Way of Central New Mexico
Peggy Catron
Barbara Chatterjee
Clafoutis French Bakery & Restaurant
Laraine Clark
Rebecca Clay
Colin Cochran
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Kenneth Collins
Companions Grooming & Downtown Doggie Daycare
Margaret and John Connerly
Candida and Dennis Covington
Winnie DeVore
Dona Durham
El Farol
Judy Elder
Susan English
Gail Evans
Kenneth and Jill Ewald
Suzanne Fahey
Frank Farrow and Edward Jiran
Anne and Reese Fullerton
Galisteo Bistro
Peter Garcia
Carole Gardner
Suzanne George
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Jeffrey and Barbara Griffith
Garnis Hagen
Anna Jane Hays
Steven Hecht
Sam and Gloria Hocking
Colleen Hodges
Kathy and Brad Holian
Cynthia Hope
Stan and Jess Hulse-Lee S
Jambo Cafe
Jinja Restaurant
Reverdy Johnson
Deborah Jones
William and Kathy Kain
Kakawa Chocolate House
Tiia Kari and George McLaughlin
Joyce Kaser
Paul Kaufman
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
Bill Keller
Bo Keppel
Robert Kyr
La Fogata Grill, LLC
La Unica Dry Cleaners
Jan Lanterman
Phyllis Lehmberg
Melissa Lewis
Virginia Lee and Maurice Lierz
Joyce Lilly
Marian Lloyd
Los Alamos Concert Association
Loyal Hound
Ann MacVicar
Ginnie Maes
Lois M. Manno
Richard Mariner
Don McCaffrey
Robert McCullough
Jacqueline Melega
Vera and Daniel Metzger
Timothy and Mary Mitchell
Thomas M. Morales
Jeanne Morris
Eugene and Nancy Mroz
New Earth Orchids
Newman’s Nursery
Anne Bateman Noss
Sara Orton
Laura Pancoast
Paper Dosa
Sam Pemberton
Performance Santa Fe
Piccolino Italian Restaurant
Cheryl Plavnick
Kirste Plunket
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
Karl and Lisa Ray
Robert and Marjorie E. Reed
David Reiss
Restaurant L’Olivier
Restaurant Martin
Cardinal Rieger
Juan Romero
Stephanie Roybal
Mary Rudd
Karren Sahler
Santa Fe Bar & Grill
Santa Fe Capitol Grill
Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus
Carole and Juliett Scott-Baker
Ruth Simms
Dennis and Patricia Smith
Susan Sprague
Nadine Stafford
Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
Evangeline Swift
Michael and Dacia Taday
Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium
Tecolote Cafe
The Bull Ring of Santa Fe
The Compound
The Pantry
Toyota of Santa Fe
Tribes Coffeehouse
Tune Up Cafe
Betty and Lloyd Van Horn
Violante and Rochford Interiors
Laura C. Waller
Robin Ward
Tobi Watson
Stephen and Sarah Weld
Elizabeth West
Whole Hog Cafe
Wild Birds Unlimited
Catherine Willmott
Kathleen Winslow
Clara Winter
Jim and Lori Winter
Lynne Xavier


In Honor of David Bueschel    
Robert and Sharon Barton
Lydia Bueschel and Chris Fumkin
The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation
Susan and Philip Marineau

In Honor of Mark Edw. Childers
Peggy Bonner

In Honor of Cheryl Graham

In Honor of Joshua, Joanna, Kira and Kai Habermann
Habermann Koehn Foundation

In Honor of Sherry Kelsey
Patricia Dean

In Honor of Margaret and Barry Lyerly
Carol and Bob Lounsbury

In Honor of William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield    
Cheryl Plavnick

In Honor of Janice L. Mayer
Thomas and Yoko Arthur
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Laurie and Dick Meyer
Margaret K. Norton
Marty Noss Wilder

In Honor of Laurie Meyer
James T. and Mary B. Coffman

In Honor of Sarah Nickerson
Tom and Margaret Lopez

In Honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen    
Richard Bentley
Janice L. Mayer
Nina Hinson Rasmussen and
Dr. Scott Rasmussen

The Appearance of Keely Rhodes is Underwritten by
Dr. J. Randle Adair

In Honor of Pat Thompson
Barbara and Richard Rotto

In Memorium

In Memory of Larry Bandfield
Brooke Bandfield Taylor

In Memory of John de Beer
John Gibson and Lori Glassgold-Gibson
Dora and Clinton Horn

In Memory of Jim Elston
Brooke Bandfield Taylor

In Memory of John Greenspan
Asenath M. Kepler and
Edward Mazria
Mary Lou Padilla

In Memory of Fran Contreras Hartley
David and Mary Hartley

In Memory of Mickey Inbody
Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation Inc.

In Memory of Bobby Lee
Jane and Bill Sandlin

In Memory of Dr. Teodora Konstantinova
Dr. J. Randle Adair

In Memory of Jeffrey Manns
Margaret K. Norton

In Memory of Robert J. Meyer
Ken and Jill Ewald

In Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson
David Nathan Meyerson Foundation
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation

The Legacy Circle

We salute the foresight and generosity of the following individuals who have chosen to include support for the Desert Chorale in their estate plans.

Rev. Talitha J. Arnold
Dorothy B. Davis
Margaret Edwards
Allison Elston
Dorothy Harroun
Arnold and Evelyn Kupec
Lynn F. Lee
Nancy and Raymond Lutz
Janice L. Mayer
Thomas F. McGuire
Jerome B. Nelson
Margaret K. Norton
Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen
Don and Sally Roberts
Nadine Stafford
Brooke Bandfield Taylor
Hywel White
Margaret White

The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts which provide for the future of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Margaret Arrott
Lawrence Bandfield
John de Beer
Martin Dieter
James Elston
Robert Fisher
Ian McKee
Dorothea Morgan
Paul Resnick
Joseph P. Schitter
Ann Marie Shaw
Robert C. Smith
Frances White

The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce commemorates the opening of the 2016 Summer Festival Ceremony with a ribbon-cutting at Christ Church Santa Fe. Photo credit: Chelsea Call