USC Thornton Donors

Dean’s Circle

The following Dean’s Circle members – USC Thornton’s premier academic support group – contribute crucial unrestricted annual leadership funds to be used at the Dean’s discretion in support of the school’s wide-ranging and ever-expanding educational opportunities in music while enjoying exclusive member courtesies.

Prodigio $50,000+
The Kessler Family
Robert J. Kolesnik, M.D.

Virtuoso $25,000 – $49,999
Lisa Argyros and John Massa
Sue and Jim Femino
Kenneth and Jennifer Kroner
Mary and Philip Stump

Maestro $10,000 – $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hudson Barineau
Thomas and Judith Beckmen
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dunton
Gregg Field
Henry Family Fund
Donald Jundong Hu
Richard and Randi Jones
Pamela and David Kolbe
Buzz and Barbara McCoy
Ann Marie and Thomas Newman
Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom
Eric Small
Tracy Sykes
Geneva and Chuck Thornton
Elizabeth Thornton Troy

Impresario $5,000 – $9,999
Gail Eden Eichenthal
Matthew E. Fabela
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

Aficionado $2,500 – $4,999
Ran Baron, in memoriam
Drs. Gary and Tonya Blache
Yvonne Bogdanovich and Family
Lisa and Kevin Cronin
David and Amy Fink
Kirk Brattkus and Erica Fishman
Mark and Tamara Hatwan
Tom and Anne Hill
Richard Kirtland
Steve Choongwoo Ko & Parents Seungseop Ko and Youngsook Lee Ko
The Loew Family
Masako Maki
Madeleine and Thomas Matthews
Edith May
Nathalie and John May
Eugenia Novikov and Dmitri Novikov
Janet Romanishin
Susan and J. Rosenthal
Nick and Toni Strimple
Ningchen Yu

Listing updated as of February 14, 2022. 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