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

Faith Strong

Susie and Jerry Wilson


Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

Habermann Koehn Foundation

Ted and Betsy Rogers


Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

American Airlines

David and Betsy Bueschel

Arthur and Johanna Cinader

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

David Nathan Meyerson Foundation

Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel

Joanna and Joshua Habermann

Stephen and Jane Hochberg

Inn and Spa at Loretto, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

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


Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

Richard C. Bentley

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Douglas P. Clark MD and Scott J. Allocco

Dorothy B. Davis

Allegra and Jim Derryberry

C. Terry Hendrix

David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls

Phil Martin

Laurie and Dick Meyer

New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs

Susan Noel

Janet S. Sanders PhD

Santa Fe New Mexican

Vincent and Carolyn Stenerson

Bradley and Patricia Thompson

Thornburg Investment Management

Rebecca Tobey


Gifts of $2,500 – $4,999

Ann Aceves

Dr. J. Randle Adair DO, PhD

Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

Lynn Bickley MD and Randy Schiffer

Peggy B. Bonner

Jane Carson and Karen Kleeman

Christopher and Maureen Carusona

Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation

Norbert and Dedria Dickman

Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation

Lynn F. Lee

William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield

Shirley MacLaine

New Mexico Humanities Council

Mary Lou and Alex Padilla

Judy and Doug Rhodes

Charles Rountree and John Jones

Judith and Bob Sherman

The Bueschel Standley Family Foundation

Suzanne Timble


Gifts of $1,000 – $2,499

Catherine and John Alsip

Lawrence and Maria Baca

Backshore Artists Project, Inc.

Robert Barton and Sharon Scanlin Barton

Dr. Julio R. Blanco and Dr. David J. Manno

Boeckman Family Foundation

Helen and Richard Brandt

Chelsea Call Photography

Dick and Sharon Cooper

Sue-Ellen de Beer

Susan and Conrad De Jong

Josef Díaz and Malcolm Purdy

The Reverend Canon Robin Dodge and Mrs. Thérèse Saint-André

Judith Donohue

Mary Dudley and Greg Wortman

Sheila and Kirk Ellis

David W. Ellwanger and Thomas F. McGuire

Ruth Anne and Halley Faust

Mary and Joe Ferguson

Jim I. and Nita T. Frank

Richard and Chris Frenk

Len Goodman

Guy and Catherine Gronquist

Gruet Winery, Santa Fe Tasting Room

Valerie and Bud Hamilton

Frank and Cynthia Herr

Dora and Clinton Horn

Ronald and Mary Lee Hull

Marsha Hunter and Brian Johnson

Jewish Federation of New Mexico

Paul and Sylvia Johnson

Kathryn H. Jordan

Phyllis and Thomas Keller

Lackner Family Endowment Fund

Ellen Lacy

Donald and Jean Lamm

David and Lucy Levy

Los Alamos National Bank

Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall

Susan and Philip Marineau

Erin Mathews and Russell Davis

McCune Charitable Foundation

Elaine W. Meyerhoffer

William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal

New Mexico Bank & Trust

Margaret K. Norton

Catherine Oppenheimer

Ashwani and Sunita Rajput

Donna and Jay Ralph

Richard W. Rew

Sally and Andy Ritch

Don and Sally Roberts

Alan Rolley

Daniel Rusthoi

Seahollow Family Gift Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation

James R. Seitz Jr.

Patricia B. Stanley

Charles and Jane Stringfellow

Lee and David Takagi

Thorne Family Fund, New Mexico Community Foundation

United Church of Santa Fe

Larry F. Widmer DC and Daniel J. Bigelow

Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski


Gifts of $500 – $999

John Ashcraft

May R. and Larry C. Ball

Ann and Ed Barker

Sallie Bingham

Grace Bloomfield

Tom Bloomfield

David Carney

Casa Rondeña Winery, LLC

Casas de Santa Fe

Larry Clendenin

Benjamin F. Crane

George and Marcia deGarmo

Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation

Eldorado Hotel, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Gwen and Ralph Fuller

Joel E. Gallant and Joel Meneses

Sarah Henderson

Prof. Patricia Henning

Hogan Jewelry and Leather

Richard W. Hughes

Rita Leard

Elisabeth and Alan Lerner

Lexus of Santa Fe

Robert Lynn MD and Janet Braziel

Janice L. Mayer

William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez

Chris and Paula Miller

Patricia Romer

Richard and Barbara Rotto

Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus

John and Susan Shaffer

Andrea Slade

Allen and Andrea Steele

Paul Strid

Brooke Bandfield Taylor

Robert and Barbara Taylor

The Metropolitan Opera

The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation

Russell Toal

Vivác Winery

Brenda Yates


Gifts of $250 – $499


Loretto Armer

Kathy Armijo Etre, PhD

Rev. Talitha Arnold

Connie Axton

Debra Ayers and Greg DePrince

Burck and Sandra Bailey

Christine Bassett

Linda and Jim Beck

Boots and Boogie

Erin Bunkley

George and Carol Burleson

Café Pasqual’s

Lorna and Earl Calles

Julie Canepa

Joyce Castle

Cicada Collection

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe

James T. and Mary B. Coman

Isabel and Raul Delgado

Dr. Paul DeStefano and Dr. Patricia Bacha

Gregory Dove

John and Lucy Draper

Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts

Greg and Mary Ann Edwards

Susan Feder and Todd Gordon

Jane and Ernest Godlove

Janis and Howard Gogel

Cynthia Griffin

David and Mary Hartley

Ellie and Trevor Hawkins

Donna and Robert Helmholz

Don and Audrey Hinsman

Michelle and Douglas Hinson

Sam and Gloria Hocking

Marcia Hymer

Joyce Idema

Inn of the Mountain Gods

Brenda and Michael Jerome

Jinx and Bruce Connell Foundation

Dorothy and Plato Karayanis

Bill Keller

Robert Kyr

Alan and Kathleen Davison Lebeck

Anne and Bruce Legler

Steven Lustig and Jessie R. Groothuis, MD

Charles MacKay and Cameron McCluskey

Ed and Anne Maglisceau

Karen and Rick McMichael

David E. McNeel

Milagro Vineyards and Winery

Jane Gray Morrison and Michael Tobias

Elizabeth O’Brien

John Pakula

Dr. Jane E. Phillips-Conroy and Dr. Glenn C. Conroy

Nyla and Larry Rasmussen

Jack and Clare Ratliff

Reflective Jewelry

Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley

Jessica Rivera

Russell and Mary Roberts

Paul Rodenhauser

Dot Rose

Jane and Bill Sandlin

Santa Fe Dry Goods and Workshop

Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Style Builders LLC

William Singer and Joanne Cicchelli

David and Maureen Smith

James and Sue Sprague

Karen D. Stone

The Compound

The Ranch House

Sarah Titus and Tilda Morris

Trailhead Design Source

John and Retha J. Turner

Hywel White

Kay Whitman

Whoo’s Donuts

Wilder Landscaping, Inc.

Sylvia Wittels and Joseph Alcorn

Mary Beth Yates


Gifts of $100 – $249

Anonymous (2)

Mark and Cheryl Alldredge

Dr. Lawrence and Katherine Anderson

Richard Andre

Dr. Edward Angus

Janice J. Arrott

Aspen Wellness

Robert Authur

Back at the Ranch

Robert and JoAnn Balzer

Kay Barber

Mitzi and Tom Barker

Sue Barnum

Pat and Stuart Barton

Anne E. Beckett

Walter Beckham

Jill Bee and Loren Glasser MD

Linda H. Bein

Norma Bekowies

Martha Benson

Eileen Berry

Lynne L. Bixler

Georgia Sue Black

Joseph and Katherine Blagden Jr.

Donald G. Blair

Rachel Blank and Ed Marks

Martha Blomstrom and Hugh Balaam

Susan and Ken Bower

Michael Brewer

Constance Burke

Michael L. Bustamante and Cheryl Hall

Nancy Byrd and Jane S. Sherborne

Christy Calderwood, United Way of Central New Mexico

Dave and Lisa Caldwell

Lowell Mark Carver

Joseph and Nancy W. Cella

Mark Edw. Childers

Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe

Robert Clark

Charles Edward Cole

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Nancy Cooper and Curtis Porter

Cutting Edge Flowers

Michael D’Alfonso PC

Sherry and Jim Davis

Patricia Dean

Ann Dilworth and John Lathrop

El Farol

El Meson Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Embassy Suites Hotel, Dallas/Love Field

Gail and Douglas Fine

Hollis and Candace Fitch

Charles and Joyce Freuden

Debra and Robert Garcia y Griego

Rochanya Generous

Georgia O’Keffee Museum

  1. Charles and Mary Carol Gilbert

Joann and James Gillula

Julius and Suzan Glickman

Good Folk Art Gallery

Fr. Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro

Susan Graham

Paula A. Greer

Jeffrey and Barbara Griffith

Diane and Gerald Gulseth

Gusterman Silversmiths

Flora Gutierrez and Navid Fatemi

Hafner Vineyard

Garnis Hagen

Jim and Pat Hall

Handwoven Originals

Dr. Robert and Nora Hillier

Cyril and Ginger Hirt

Joshua Hopkins and Zoe Tarshis

Barbara Horowitz

Rick and Marleen Horsey

Deirdre Howley and Ira Eisenstadt

Beth Hurst-Waitz

Pamela R. Jackson

Susan Jewell and Jon Lellenberg

Jinja Bar and Bistro

Joyce Robins Jewelry

Mary Kushnir

La Fogata Grill, LLC

La Posada de Santa Fe

Mary Lamy

Connie Langston

Catherine and Bertrand LeBlanc

Liquid Light Glass

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Carol and Bob Lounsbury

James Lowry

Donald and Judith Machen

Maize Restaurant

Michael McCafferty

Virginia and Ralph McCallum

Michael and Frances Meier

Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe

Judy and Lance Mikkelsen

Jeanette (Boo) Miller

Miller Stratvert P.A., United Way of Central NM

David Mitchell

Moss Collection

Thomas and Emily Murawski

Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Max and Linda Myers

Louis Newman and Justin Ferate

Sarah Noss

Mark Ohnmacht

Dylan O’Reilly, United Way

of Central NM

Steven and Camille Ovitsky

Melinne Owen and Paul Giguere

Laura Pancoast

Paper Dosa

Cecil and Douglas Parsons

Lydia Pendley

Performance Santa Fe

Dr. John Petricciani

Piccolino Italian Restaurant

Robert and Mary Platt

Cheryl Plavnick

Joel and Vivianne Pokorny

Fred Ragsdale and Jennifer Salisbury

Lee Rogaliner and Anne Gifford

Patsie E. Ross

Rowley Farmhouse Ales

Bernard and Ann Rubenstein

Nicholas Russell

Sage Bakehouse

Carmen Salazar

Donald and Mary Sandstrom

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe Floral

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Santa Fe Spa


Joel Schafer and Perry Samuels

Thomas Seamon

Sandy Seligman

Caroline Semon

Michael and Kathy Serk

Cordelia Sever

Barbara and Glen Smerage

Maureen P. Smith

Jim and Georgia Snead

Dr. Peter and Jody Spalding

Sandra Sparks

Squeaky Clean Car Wash

Nadine Stafford

Frances Steele

Tecolote Cafe

TerraCotta Wine Bistro

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Lore Thorpe

Touch Art

Cathy Ullery

Elizabeth and Mark Varhaug

Arlyn Vik

Leah and Adam Vincent

  1. Catherine Volland and Margaret M. Thompson

Walter Burke Catering

Alexandra and Mike Ward

Alan Webber and Frances Diemoz

Robert and Patricia Weiler

Joann and Gerald Weiss

White Orchid Skincar

Whole Hog Cafe

Paul and Carol Widick

Wild Birds Unlimited

Jonathan Winkle

John and Jean Withers

Jane Woods and Anne M. O’Connor

Paul and Gudrun Wright

Lyle York and Matthew Wilson

Janet and Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky


Gifts up to $99


315 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Albuquerque Isotopes

Mary Allaway

Amazon Smile Inc.

David Anderson

Albert Antonson

Arroyo Vino LLC

Thomas and Yoko Arthur

Atrisco Cafe

Mary Azcuenaga

Patricia Bailey

Caryl Baron

Sue Baum

Elizabeth S. Bayne

Constance Beck

Norma Bell

Bette Betts


Eleanor Briggs

Barbara Brooks

Muriel Brown

Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill

Cafe Fina

Casa Nova

Suzanne B. Cate

Peggy Catron

Center for Contemporary Arts

Barbara Chatterjee

Chez Mamou


Laraine Clark

Rebecca Clay

Nancy and James Clopton

Companions Grooming & Downtown

Doggie Daycare

Margaret and John Connerly

Core Movement Collective

Candida and Dennis Covington

Winnie Devore

Linda W. Dillman

Dinner for Two Restaurant

Douglas Dodson

Dona Durham

Janice Duval

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

El Nido

Susan English

Gail Evans

Gregory and Roberta Favis

Marilyn Field

Rick Fortner

Anne and Reese Fullerton

Gabriel’s Restaurant

Eric and Valerie Garton

Madeleine Gehrig Lister

Suzanne George

  1. David Gibbons

Steven Hecht

High Desert Dog Hikes

Joyce Hren

Stan and Jess Hulse-Lee S

Jambo Cafe

James Kallas Jewelers

Joe’s Dining

Reverdy Johnson

Deborah Jones

William and Kathy Kain

Kakawa Chocolate House

Tiia Kari and George McLaughlin

Joyce Kaser

Kaune’s Neighborhood Market

Lynn and Michael Kelly

Bo Keppel

La Choza Restaurant

La Unica Dry Cleaners

Jan Lanterman

David LaPlantz

Le Troquet

Melissa Lewis

Virginia Lee and Maurice Lierz

Joyce Lilly

Marian Lloyd

Los Alamos Concert Association

Emily and Jimmy Lucero

Ann MacVicar

Douglas Madison

Ginnie Maes

Lois M. Manno

Don McCaffrey

Sherry McClung

Robert McCullough

Saba McWilliams

Midtown Bistro

Timothy and Mary Mitchell

Thomas M. Morales

Jeanne Morris

Sarah Moyer

Eugene and Nancy Mroz

Museum Hill Cafe

Music from Angel Fire

Natural Nails

Patricia and Arthur Newman

Newman’s Nursery

Sarah and James Nickerson

Jane Clayton Oakes and Joa Dattilo

Payne’s Nursery

Sam Pemberton

Kirste Plunket

Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico

Lauren Prescott

David Prochnow and Gail Reitenbach


Radish & Rye

Rancho de Chimayó

Karl and Lisa Ray

Restaurant L’Olivier

Restaurant Martín

Cardinal Rieger

Stephanie Roybal

Mary Rudd

Karren Sahler

Salon Pura Vida

Sangre de Cristo Chorale


Santa Fe Bar & Grill

Santa Fe Bite Restaurant

Santa Fe Capitol Grill

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Santa Fe Honey Salón

Santa Fe Pro Musica

Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble

Saveur Bistro

Carole and Juliett Scott-Baker

Ruth Simms

Dennis and Patricia Smith

Mary Jane Sobel

Susan’s Christmas Shop

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen

Evangeline Swift

Michael and Dacia Taday

Teca-Tu, A Pawsworthy Pet Emporium

Ten Thousand Waves

The Betterday Coee Shop

The Bull Ring of Santa Fe

The Loyal Hound

The Pantry

Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge

Carol Tucker Trelease

Tribes Coffeehouse

Tune Up Cafe

Upper Crust Pizza

Betty and Lloyd Van Horn

Glenn Verdi

Laura C. Waller

Tobi Watson

Stephen and Sarah Weld

Bill and Janislee Wiese

Catherine Willmott

Clara Winter

Jim and Lori Winter

Elisabeth J. Wood

Lynne Xavier

Yoga Source


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

In Honor of Mark Edw. Childers
Peggy B. Bonner

In Honor of Douglas P. Clark MD
William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal

In Honor of Bob Gardner
Cynthia Griffin

In Honor of Cheryl Graham

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

In Honor of Stephen and Jane Hochberg
Alan and Elisabeth Lerner

In Honor of Kay Duke Ingalls
Jane Gray Morrison

In Honor of Sheryl Kelsey
Eileen Berry

Patricia Dean

In Honor of Barry and Margaret 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
Maureen and Christopher Carusona
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Dick and Laurie Meyer
Margaret K. Norton
Bradley and Patricia Thompson

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

In Honor of Margaret K. Norton
Kathryn H. Jordan

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

In Honor of Pat Thompson
Barbara and Richard Rotto

In Memorium

In Memory of Larry Bandfield
Brooke Bandfield Taylor

In Memory of Dr. Lauren Breese
Lorna Dyer and Jerry D. Watts

In Memory of John de Beer
Van and Dora Horn

In Memory of Jim Elston
Brooke Bandfield Taylor

In Memory of John Greenspan
Mary Lou and Alex 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 Jeffrey Manns
Margaret K. Norton

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

In Memory of Dr. Bruce Noel
Eric and Valerie Garton
Sherry McClung
Susan Noel
Mary Lou and Alex Padilla
Janet S. Sanders, PhD

In Memory of Craig A. Smith
Janice L. Mayer
Nadine Stafford

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

Susan Noel

Margaret K. Norton

Nina Hinson Rasmussen and

Dr. Scott Rasmussen

Don and Sally Roberts

Nadine Stafford

Brooke Bandfield Taylor

Bradley and Patricia Thompson

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