The Santa Fe Desert Chorale celebrates its 35th season largely because of our generous family of donors comprised of individuals, businesses, foundations and government agencies.

It is a pleasure to recognize cash and in-kind gifts to the Annual Fund received between May 31, 2016 and May 31, 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

The Rogers Foundation

Susie and Jerry Wilson


Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

David and Betsy Bueschel

Habermann Koehn Foundation


Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

American Airlines

Arthur and Johanna Cinader

Joanna and Joshua Habermann

Stephen and Jane Hochberg

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Sheryl Kelsey and George Duncan

Barry and Margaret Lyerly

David Nathan Meyerson Foundation

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

Dorothy B. Davis

Allegra and Jim Derryberry

Bob Gardner and Ken Marvel

C. Terry Hendrix

Christopher Ihlefeld

Kay Duke and David Ingalls

William H. Lynn and Russell M. Coffield

Charles Rountree and John Jones

Janet S. Sanders Ph.D.

Santa Fe New Mexican

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 Chris Carusona
City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax
Douglas P. Clark M.D. and Scott J. Allocco
Mary Dudley and Greg Wortman
Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein
David Ellwanger and Thomas McGuire
Evelyn L. Petshek Arts Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Ruth Anne and Halley Faust
Lynn F. Lee
Philip Martin
Laurie and Dick Meyer
Mary Lou and Alex Padilla
Judy and Doug Rhodes
Sally and Andy Ritch
St. Paul’s Cathedral, OKC
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.
Robert and Sharon Barton
Boeckman Family Foundation
Curtiss T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation
Richard and Sharon Cooper
Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Fr. Robin Dodge and Mrs. Therese Saint-Andre
Kirk and Sheila Ellis
Susan Graham
Gruet Winery
Frank and Cinnie Herr
Dora and Clinton Horn
Lynne and Joseph Horning
Ron and Mary Lee Hull
Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Kathryn Jordan
Phyllis and Thomas Keller
Betty Kyle
Lackner Family Endowment Fund
Jean and Don Lamm
Lucy and J. David Levy
Robert Lynn M.D. and Janet Braziel
Rev. Hampton Mabry and Cha Foxhall
Erin Mathews and Russell Davis
McCune Charitable Foundation
New Mexico Arts
Susan and Dr. Bruce Noel
Osteria D’Assisi and Pizzeria & Trattoria da Lino
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 Robert Sherman
Patricia B. Stanley
Vincent and Carolyn Stenerson
Paul Strid
Lee and David Takagi
The Metropolitan Opera
Thorne Family Fund
United Church of Santa Fe, Rev. Talitha Arnold
Vivac Winery
Marilyn and Doug Whitehurst
Brahna and Janusz Wilczynski


Gifts of $500 – $999

Rick Andrew and Diane Buchanan
John Ashcraft
May R. and Larry C. Ball
Charles and Penni 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
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 Doug Hinson
Richard W. Hughes
Joyce Idema
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
Steven Kerchoff
Terry and Renée Kershner
Philip Kruger
Lawrence Baca Galleries
Rita Leard
LewAllen Galleries
Charles MacKay and Cameron McCluskey
Janice L. Mayer
William McArthur and Jennifer Martinez
Elaine Meyerhoffer
Pamela and Don Michaelis
Margaret K. Norton
Elizabeth O’Brien
Patricia Romer
Richard and Bunnie Rotto
Daniel Rusthoi
Andrea and Allen Steele
Charles and Jane Stringfellow
Brooke Bandfield Taylor
The Mickey Inbody Charitable Foundation
Russell Toal
Robert Walker and Ernest Phinney
Jerry Watts and Lorna Dyer
Larry F. Widmer D.C. and Daniel J. Bigelow
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
Cicada Collection
Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe
Bekki and John Cook
Sherry and Jim Davis
John and Lucy Draper
Gregory J. Edwards
Fairmont Dallas
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Mary and Joe Ferguson
Edwin Fivekiller and Corrine Gillick
Georgia Restaurant
Ghost Ranch
Wesley and Karin Granberg-Michaelson
Paula A. Greer
Madeline Grigg-Damberger
Jessie R. Groothuis M.D. and Steven Lustig
Hafner Vineyard
David and Mary B. 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
Phyllis Lehmberg
Loomis Sayle & Company, L.P.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Debbie and Jim Maloney
Pamela McCorduck and Joseph Traub
Karen and Rick McMichael
David E. McNeel
Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe
Robert Michael
Milagro Winery
Ralph and Esther Milnes
James and Sarah Nickerson
Steve and Camille Ovitsky
John Pakula
Dr. Jane E. Phillips-Conroy
Elizabeth Pinson
Joel and Vivianne Pokorny
Nyla and Larry Rasmussen
Julia Rhymes and Sally Whiteley
Robert Ripps and Steven Spector
Patsie Ross
Carmen Salazar
Mr. and Mrs. William Sandlin
Robert Schoenthal
John and Susan Shaffer
William Singer and Joanne Cicchelli
Andrea Slade
Sue and James 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
Robert Authur
James Avery
Connie Axton
Russell Baker and Mark Corey
Robert and JoAnn Balzer
Marilyn and Cris Barnes
Christine Bassett
Doris Bato
Sarah Batzli
Anne E. Beckett
Walter Beckham
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
Constance Burke
Nancy Byrd and Jane S. Sherborne
Cafe Pasqual’s
Ann Caldwell and Lucy Scott
Dave and Lisa Caldwell
Janet Carlson Campbell and Charles Campbell
Julie Ann Canepa
Joyce Castle
Joseph W. and Nancy Cella
Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe
Robert Clark
James T. and Mary B. Coffman
Charles Edward Cole
Jinx and Bruce Connell
Cutting Edge Flowers
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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
Charles (Rick) Fortner
Charles and Joyce Freuden
M. Charles and Mary Carol Gilbert
Joann and James Gillula
Lori Glassgold-Gibson and John L. Gibson
The Reverend Jim Gordon and Andi Shapiro
Ronald and Sandra Hanson
Bonnie Hardwick
Josette de la Harpe
Harrys Inc.
Ginger and Tony 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
Charles Kizer
Susan Kolb
Catherine and Bertrand LeBlanc
Jane Lipman
Tom and Margaret Lopez
Carol and Bob Lounsbury
James Lowry
Judith and Don Machen
Margaret Bost Floral Design
Virginia and Ralph McCallum
Saba McWilliams
Michael and Frances Meier
Chris and Paula Miller
Jeanette (Boo) Miller
Suzanne Morrow
Thomas and Emily Murawski
Museum Hill Cafe
New Mexico History Museum
Sarah Noss
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
Arthur and Lynne Rauch
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
James and Georgia Snead
Joan Snider
James Sowa and John Lacombe
Squeaky Clean Carwash
Frances Steele
Thomas and Carol Stephens
Bob and Bobbie Taylor
TerraCotta Wine Bistro
The Ranch House
The Santa Fe Opera
Lore Thorpe
Kenneth Timmerman and Joan Parman
Marcia Torobin
Bernard Treynet
Retha J. Turner
Elizabeth and Mark Varhaug
Vice Versa
Arlyn Vik
Patricia and Robert Weiler
Joann and Gerald Weiss
White Orchid Skincare
Whoo’s Donuts
Bill and Janislee Wiese
Jonathan Winkle
John and Jean Withers
Sylvia Wittels and Joe Alcorn
Kathryn Wolf
Lyle York and Matthew Wilson
Janet and Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky


Gifts up to $99

315 Restuarant & 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
Lynn Bixler
Barbara Blackwell
Eleanor Briggs
Barbara Brooks
Leslie Q. Brown
Muriel Brown
John and Ann Brownlee
Ann C De Baca
Cafe Fina
Peggy Catron
Barbara Chatterjee
Laraine Clark
Rebecca Clay
Colin Cochran
Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse
Kenneth Collins
Companions Grooming
Margaret and John Connerly
Candida and Dennis Covington
Philip Dale
Dona Durham
El Farol
Judy Elder
Susan English
Gail Evans
Kenneth and Jill Ewald
Suzanne Fahey
Frank Farrow and Edward Jiran
Anne and Resse 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 Johnson
William and Kathy Kain
Kakawa Chocolate House
Tiia Kari and George McLaughlin
Joyce Kaser
Paul Kaufman
Kaune’s Neighborhood Market
Bill Keller
Claudia Kennedy
Bo Keppel
Robert Kyr
La Fogata Grill, LLC
La Unica Dry Cleaners
Jan Lanterman
Melissa Lewis
Virgina Lee and Maurice Lierz
Joyce Lilly
Marian Lloyd
Los Alamos Concert Association
Ann MacVicar
Ginnie Maes
Lois M. Manno
Richard Mariner
Don McCaffrey
Robert McCullough
Jacqueline Melega
Vera and Daniel Metzger
Miller Stratvert P.A.
Timothy and Mary Mitchell
Thomas M. Morales
Jeanne Morris
Eugene and Nancy Mroz
New Earth Orchids
Newman’s Nursery
Anne Bateman Noss
Sarah Orton
Laura Pancoast
Performance Santa Fe
Piccolino Italian Restaurant
Sandra M. Pitre
Cheryl Plavnick
Kirste Plunket
Polyphony: Voices of NM
Karl and Lisa Ray
Robert and Marjorie E. Reed
David Reiss
Restaurant Martin
Cardinal Rieger
Juan Romero
Stephanie Roybal
Mary Rudd
Karren Sahler
Santa Fe Bar & Grill
Santa Fe Bite
Santa Fe Capitol Grill
Santa Fe Rafting
Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus
Carole and Juliett Scott-Baker
Ruth Simms
Dennis and Patricia Smith
Susan Sprague
Nadine Stafford
Andrea Stillman
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 Loyal Hound
The Pantry
Toyota of Santa Fe
Tribes Coffeehouse
Tune Up Cafe
Betty and Lloyd Van Horn
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
James and Lori Winter
Lynne Xavier


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

In Honor of Mark Childers

Peggy Bonner

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 Laurie Meyer

Jim and Mary Coffman

In Honor of Janice L. Mayer

Thomas and Yoko Arthur
Susan Feder and Todd Gordon
Dick and Laurie Meyer
Margaret K. Norton

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 C. Bentley
Janice L. Mayer
Nina Hinson Rasmussen and Dr. Scott Rasmussen

The Legacy Circle

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

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

The Desert Chorale has been the grateful recipient of the following estate gifts from these generous patrons.

Margaret Arrott
Lawrence Bandfield
Martin Dieter
Robert Fisher
Ian McKee
Dorethea Morgan
Paul Resnick
Joseph P. Schitter


In Memory of Paul Chapin
Clare Ratliff

In Memory of John De Beer
John Gibson and Lori Glassgold-Gibson
Van and Dora Horn

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

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 Robert J. Meyer
Ken and Jill Ewald

In Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson

David Nathan Meyerson Foundation
Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation

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


Desert Chorale performances are made possible, in part, by: