USC Thornton School of Music

Dean’s Circle

We are grateful to the following patrons who provide crucial leadership support to be used at the Dean’s discretion to address the immediate and emerging needs of the school.

Prodigio $50,000+

Robert J. Kolesnik, M.D.

Keith & LeaAnne LaVanway

Virtuoso $25,000 – $49,999

Lisa Argyros and John Massa
Stacy and Peter Cramer
Sue and Jim Femino

Hal Gaba Family Trust
Lisa A. Hane and Hugh Young Rienhoff Jr.
The Stump Family 

Maestro $10,000 – $24,999

Thomas and Judith Beckmen
Kim and Robert Cavallo
The Choi Family
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dunton
Gregg Field and Monica Mancini
Julie Garn
Henry Family Fund
Richard and Randi Jones

The Kessler Family
T.J. and Carolyn Sue Matthews
Neil R. Portnow
Noble Foundation
Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom
Eric Small
The Sykes Family
Geneva and Chuck Thornton
Marlene Tsuchii and Christopher Dalston
Beth and Michael Wexler

Impresario $5,000 – $9,999

Ellen and Randolph Beatty
Gail Eden Eichenthal
John and Julie Fogerty
The Ginsburg Family
Ken and Judith Joy

Laura Kanter
Sharon A. Lilly
Marcellus, Suzanne, Camden, Jensen
and Holden McRae
Christine Marie Ofiesh
Gail Samuel and William Christian

Aficionado $2,500 – $4,999

Gillian and David Berman
Drs. Gary and Tonya Blache
Yvonne Bogdanovich and Family
Denise and Robert Cain
Shirley Brumbaugh Dillard
Kathlyn Yuba Fujikawa
Burton Lewis Karson

Richard Kirtland
Masako Maki
Edith May
Dmitri Novikov and Eugenia Novikov
Regina Ockelman and Gregory Ockelmann
Cynthia and David Shapiro
Ultra Sound Music, Inc.

Listing updated as of March 6, 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure that this list is complete and accurate. If an error or omission has been made, please contact the USC Thornton Office of Advancement at (213) 740-6474 or