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+

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

Maestro $10,000 – $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Austin Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hudson Barineau
Thomas and Judith Beckmen
The Choi Family
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dunton
Gregg Field
Julie and Doug Garn
Dunard Fund USA
Carol and Warner Henry
Nancy Holland
Richard and Randi Jones
Rod and Cheri Jones
Buzz and Barbara McCoy
Brian and Gillian McNamee
Julie and Bryan Min
Ann Marie and Thomas Newman
Christine Marie Ofiesh
Lee and Stuart Posnock
Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom
Dr. and Mrs. Trevor Small
Dr. Carla V. Tardio
Charles and Geneva Thornton
John and Sherin Ye

Impresario $5,000 – $9,999
Kara and Alex Engemann
David and Amy Fink
John and Julie Fogerty
The Ginsburg Family
Lisa A. Hane and Hugh Young Rienhoff Jr.
Perry and Faith Ishibashi
Ken and Judith Joy
Laura Kanter
Steve Choongwoo Ko & Parents Seungseop Ko and Youngsook Lee Ko
Sharon A. Lilly
Marcellus, Suzanne, Camden, Jensen and Holden McRae
Christopher S. Panczner

Aficionado $2,500 – $4,999
Drs. Gary and Tonya Blache
Joseph Boerio and Rosario Arevalo
Yvonne Bogdanovich and Family
Lisa Wells-Cronin and Kevin Cronin
Mary Levin Cutler
Gail Eichenthal
Kirk Brattkus and Erica Fishman
Jill Roberts-Freeman and Mark Freeman
Julie A. Shepard and Michael K. Garcia
Mark and Tamara Hatwan
Gib and Peggy Hentschke
Tom and Anne Hill
Richard Kirtland
Masako Maki
Marguerite Marsh, PhD
Jack and Lori Muncherian
Janet Romanishin
Gail Samuel and William Christian
Nick and Toni Strimple

Listing updated as of February 10, 2020. 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