Thank You to our 2020 Individual Members

Dr. and Mrs. James C. Abell
Mr. and Mrs. W. Thad Adams, III
Mr. Craig Adelhardt
Mr. and Mr. Christopher Albertson
Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander
Ms. Helen Anne Alford
Mr. Larue Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Alvarado
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ambrose
Ms. Kathryn N. Amos
Ms. Kathryn Andersen
Mr. Anthony Arroyo, Jr.
Mr. Scott Ayers
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bailey
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Baker
Mr. David Ball
Mr. and Mrs. William Bantz
Mr. Bruce Barber
Ms. Laura P. Barnett
Ms. Luba Barnhardt
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln A. Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Beam
Mrs. Natascha A. Bechtler
Mr. Henrcus Beekwilder
Mr. Emerson Bell
Mr. Aaron Benjamin
Mr. Larry Bennett
Mr. Joe Benz
Phyllis Lori Berlin and Martin Goldfarb
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Bernard
Mr. Jay Bernath
Ms. Bethany Bernesser
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn P. Berry
Drs. Liya Beyderman and
Emmanual J. Botzolakis
Dr. Gaurav Bharti & Dr. Sarah Edwards
Mrs. Lakana Bikhazi
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Birmingham
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bissell
Mr. Alan C. Black
Ms. Carol S. Black
Ms. Mary G. Bobis
Mr. Gregory Boehm
Mr. Frank Boncimino
Ms. Teresa Bookamer
Ms. Sherry I. Boone
Ms. Gay Boswell
Crandall C. and Erskine Bowles
Mr. Samuel Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bragg
Mr. Street Brewer
Dr. Joan Brigham

Mrs. Anthony Brock
Ms. Polly Brockway
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Brown
Ms. Mary E. Bruno
Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Buchanan
Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Burke
Ms. Anissa Burton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Q. Busch
Lauren G. Cable
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Cambern
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Cameron
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Cantor
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Carey
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Carroll
Ms. Marguerite Carson
Mr. Tomas Castrejon
Ms. Janice Chalaron
Mr. Matthew K. Chan
Ms. Jo Taylor Chandler
Mr. and Mrs. Young C. Chin
Mr. and Mrs. William Chinnis
Ms. Linda Chirico
Dr.and Mrs. Ki-Hyun Chun
Mr. Robert J. Cinq-Mars
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Clark, Jr.
Ms. Michele Classe
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Clavin
Mr. Michael Cleveland
Mr. John Cochrane
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ronald Coffman
Mr. Howard Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coley
Mr. and Mrs. Malcomb Coley
Mr. Steven Cologne
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Colson
Mr. and Mrs. David Conlan
Ms. Gloria Conner
Mr. JP Contramaestre
Mary Cooke and Selina C. Farris
Mr. and Mrs. Fairfax Cooper
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cowell
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Creighton
Mr. Lyndon Cron
Brian K. Crutchfield and Ken Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Fay Culbreth
Angela and Jesse Cureton
Charles Dahnert and Nancy Williams
Mr. Harry Dalton
Mr. Wesley Dangerfield
Ms. Nancy Davenport
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dawson

Dr. Robert Warwick Day
Mr. Michelangelo De La Paz
Dr. and Mrs. Alberto De Leon
Ms. Cheryl De Maio
Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. De Sano
Mr. Joel Dent
Dr. and Mrs. Vinay Deshmukh
Mr. Evan DeWulf
Ms. Lacy Woods Dick
Charles and Peggy Dickerson
Ms. Martha Dimes
Ms. Dena Diorio
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Dixon
Ms. Janice Dodge
Ms. Faith R. Douglas
Mrs. Roddey Dowd
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dreher
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dullaghan
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duval
Dr. and Mrs. Hunter Dyer
Mr. Alvin C Early, Jr.
Ms. Darlene Eckes
Ms. Jennifer Sudul Edwards
Mrs. Irma Ellwanger
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engel
Mr. John England
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ericksen
Mr. Juan Carlos Euvin
Ms. Antoinette Faccone
Mr. and Mrs. Lane Faison
Ms. Margaret Farnham
Mr. and Mrs. George T. Feagans
Mr. Brian T. Fearn
Tom and Gail Fennimore
Ms. Arlenee Ferebee
Mr. John Fetner
Ms. Regina Fiegel
Mr. Jimmie Findley
Dean M. Fischbeck & Lisa Lust
Ms. Joan Foley
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Folmar
Mr. Gerald G. Fox
Robert Franklin and Sheryl Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Freiman
Mr. and Mrs. George Fulford
Mr. Chad Fultz
Leonard Fumi and Lucy Quintilliano
Mr. Robert A. Gaines
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gaither
Suzanne and Robert Galletto
Ms. Elizabeth Geers

Mrs. Sarah K. Gentry
Ms. Nannette Ghanatzian
Mr. and Mrs. Bijah Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Gilchrist
Ms. Margaret Goodley
Mr. Walter H. Goodwin
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gore
Ms. Francesca Graham
Mr. and Mrs. M. Berry Grant, Jr.
Mr. Myron Gray
Ms. Maria C. Green and Greg Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Greene
Ms. Cynthia Greenlee
Laura and Charles Greer
Mr. Devereaux Gregg
Mr. and Mrs. William Griesmyer
Ms. Deanna Barnes Griffen
Mr. William Groscup
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Grubb
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Guild
Dr. and Mrs. W. Bonner Guilford
Ms. Spencer Hall Guthery
Mrs. Janet Haack
Ms. Julie Haack and Mr. David Murray
Mr. Joseph K. Hall, III
Ms. Katherine Hall
Mr. William A. Hambright, Jr.
Ms. Dorothy Hamlette
Dr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hansen
Kunio Hara
Mrs. Bernard J. Hargadon
Mr. and Mrs. John Harmeling
Mr. and Mrs. Roman Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris, III
Ms. Tara Harris
Mrs. Dwaine Hazel
Mrs. Anne J. Henderson
Mr. Michael Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Hewett
Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Hindal
Mr. and Mrs. John Hines
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoes
Ms. Marjory Holder
Ms. Janet Holderness
Ms. Sheryl L. Hollander
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Hollnagel
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Holt
Ms. Barbara Horne-Stead
Dr. and Mrs. M.H. Hosseinian
Ms. Andrea Howard
Mrs. George M. Howe
Dr. and Mrs. Rogers G. Howell, II

Ms. Christina Hoy
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Iagnocco
Col and Mrs. Pierce B. Irby III
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Jacob
Mr. and Mrs. Max Jaeger
Dr. Joseph T. Jakubek, Sr.
Ms. Katherine Jakubowski
Mr. Andrew B. Jarrell
Ms. Carol Jelush
Earl Chris Jensen and Blynn Field
Dr. Revonda Jessup
Ms. Christine Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones
Mr. Allenbrook Jones
Ms. Margot Kaiser
Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum and
Kal E. Kardous
Mr. Paul E. Kardous
Mr. Brett Kasberger
Ms. Tina Katis
Mr. and Mrs. George Winchester Kelly
Ms. Carol Y. Kendrick and John De Micco
Ms. Anne Dowd Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kesselman
Mr. Jack Kester
Ms. Irina P. Khudyakov
Ms. Jane Orcutt Kinney
Ms. Page B. Kizer
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie J. Knight
Mr. Douglas Knowlton
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Kokenes
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Kortesis
Mr. Ernest Kraft
Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Kramer
Mr. Lyndon Kreisel
Mr Michael Kris
Ms. Laya Kushner
Mr. Arthur Kwon
Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Labardi
Ms. Constance Lacy
Mr. Louis Ladehoff
Ms. Charlé LaMonica
Ms. Linda S. Lane
Mr. James M. Laney
Ms. Kim Lanphear
Ms. Susan Lantz
Ms. Lydia Bree Laughrun
Mary Lou Lawson

Ms. Ilanit Lazar
Ms. Miranda Leaver
Ms. Page Leggett
Mr. Keith Lembo
Ms. Lynette A. Lewis
Ms. Rachel Lewis
Ms. Eleanor Lieberman
Ms. Carolyn Page Line
Drs. Megan and Matthew Lineberger
Dr. and Mrs. Adrian Lineberger, IV
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Little
Ms. Jungyeon Liu
Mr. and Mrs. Damaso Lopez
Dr. Joan Lorden and Lawrence Mays
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lorentzen
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Love
Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Lowrance
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Lynn
Alina and Duncan MacNichol
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mardany
Mr. Adam Markin
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Marland
William and Jennifer Martin
Mr. William D. Mashburn
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mattei
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Maurer
Ms. Sonja McCathey
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. McClure
Mr. Sully McConnell
Ms. Maxine McCoy
Mr. John McCoy
Ms. Tracy McCrea
Mr. Ty McCrossan
Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. McGarry
Mr. and Mrs. M. Dennis McGarry
Ms. Diane McGee
Mr. Rob Roy McGregor
Mr. R. Malloy McKeithen
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan H. McLamb
Mr. and Mrs. Philip McLamb
Mr. and Mrs. James Meena
Mr. and Mrs. Costas Melissaris
Ms. Loretta Mendes
Mr. and Mrs. Casey Mermans
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Meyer-Cuno
Mr. and Mrs. J. Jerome Miller
Ms. Chrisoula Miller
M. Marie Mitchell
Ms. Caroline Mitchell
Valerie Mitchener
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Mize
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moe

Ms. Brenda B. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Moore
Mr. Michael Moore
Ms. Phyllis Morey
Mr. and Mrs. Lentz R. Morton, Jr.
Mr. Lawrence Mosley
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mouzon
Mr. and Mrs. William Mullinix, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic E. Nauck
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Nugent
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Connor
Ms. Karen L. Oldham
Mr. William Oliver
Ms. Leslie Olszak
Mr. Richard J. Osborne
Mr. Domingo Pacheco
Mrs. Alexandra Paliyenko
Mr. Domingo Pancheco
Mr. and Mrs. William Pappas
Mr. Arvind Patil
Mr. Bradley Patterson
Drs. Andrew & Melinda Pavelyev
Mr. Richard S. Payne
Mrs. Charlotte D. Payne
Mr. and Mrs. Don Peebles
Ms. Galyna Pektas
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Perry
Ms. Beth Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Philipson
Ms. Barbara Pierce
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pineiro-Carrero
Mr. and Mrs. R. William Pitkin
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Pitts
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Poole
Ms. Kathleen A. Poon
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Povinelli
Ms. Cynthia Povinelli
Ms. Cynthia Powell
Mr. and Mrs. John Presto
Ms. Kathleen Henry Prokay
Ms. Nellie R. Pruitt
Ms. Florence Rabe
Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Rankin
Mr. Robert Michael Ranson
Ms. Ann Reed
Dr. Gwendolyn Reichbach and
Michael Fonzo
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Reichs
Mr. Patrick Rich
Dr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Rider
Mr. and Mrs. Don M. Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Roochvarg
Mr. Daniel J. Roselli & Ms. Sara Garces
Mr. Thomas Ross
Mr. Burt Routman
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rumbough
Ms. Allison Sable
Ms. Sheila Saints
Mr. Maurice Salcedo
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scheible
Mr. and Mrs. William Scherffius
Mr. and Mrs. George Schneider
Ms. Abigail A. Schoff
Mrs. Alice Schulte
Dr. Stephen P. Schultz and Ms. Donna Dutton
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Schumacher
Ms. Marjorie M. Schwab
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Scott
Mr. Bradley Seawell
Mr. Steven Sebero
Drs. Thea Moore and Mark Self
Craig Selimotic – Danforth
Mr. Dalton Shaull
Mr. Steven Preston Shaw
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw
Mr. Harry Shinn
Mr. and Mrs. David Shuford
Mr. Dale Siar
Ms. Carol G. Simonetti
Mrs. Kelli K. Simpkins
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. Small
Mr. James Smeaton
Ms. Addie Smith
Dr. Henry L. Smith
Ms. Kristin Smith
Mr. and Mrs. A. Zachary Smith
Mr. Scott Snedecor
Ms. R. S. Spaniel
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Spearman
Ms. Elizabeth Sprague
Mr. Ron Stafford, Jr.
Mr. Henry Steele
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stein
Mr. Stan Steinberg
Mr. and Mrs. David Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Teal Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Stewart
Mr. Paul Stroup
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sudduth
Mr. Paul T. J. Sullivan

A special gift was received in loving
memory of Catherine Tierney

Ms. Brenda Gail Summers
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sutton
Mr. and Mrs. A. Wellford Tabor
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Tate
Ms. Sharon Taulbert
Dr. and Mrs. H. Grant Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Thigpen
Ms. Vanessa Thorne
Mr. David Thornock
Mr. George Topka
Ms. Irina Toshkova
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Traficante
Ms. Elizabeth Trenary
Ms. Brigid Troan
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Trotter, Jr.
Audrey Truman and Mr. Rob Boisvert
Sarah S. Tull
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson
Mr. and Mrs. Don T. Upton
Emily Jarrell and Aaron Urbanek
Dr. Paul A. Vadnais
Mr. and Ms. W. Wells Van Pelt, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Michel Vanesse
Ms. Tina-Marie Venus
Mr. Herbert M. Verbesey
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Wade
Ms. Diane Walthour
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Warren
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wehrheim
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Welch
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Welch, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wellman
Dr. Barbara Weschke
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Whitworth
Mr. Kenneth Widis
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Yardy Williams
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Williamson
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Wittenberg
Mr. Allen P. Wolfe
Dr. and Mrs. Geoff Wrinkle
Mr. Daniel Yochem
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Young
Mr. Stephen D. Young
Mr. Robert C. Zabel
Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Zapata
Dr. and Mrs. T.C. Price Zimmermann
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Zweng

Endowment Donors

Betty Garriss and Thad Adams
Jeannette and Francisco Alvarado
Estate of Geraldine Inez Anderson
Julie and Joel Bernard
Stephanie and Howard Bissell
Joan and James P. Carroll
Dalton Brand Foundation
Mary Tabor and Robert Engel
Georgette and Malcolm Dixon
Deidre and Clay Grubb

Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum and
Kal E. Kardous
Nora and Tom Hughes
Fred T. Lowrance and Alice McKay
Holly and Christopher Maurer
Jane and Hugh McColl
M. Marie Mitchell
Richard J. Osborne
Karen and Brandon Perry
Laura Vinroot and Perry Poole

Barbara and Terry Lee Scott
Emily and Zach Smith
C.D. Spangler Foundation, Inc.
Mary and Bill Staton
Ann and Wellford Tabor
Estate of Harriette and Sydnor Thompson
Dorothy and William Trotter
Mr. Albert Kent Weymouth, Jr.
Margaret and T. C. Price Zimmermann

Donor Directed Funds

The Carol and Irwin Belk Excellence Fund
Established in 1997 by Carol and Irwin Belk

The Stephanie and Howard Bissell Student Night at the Opera Fund
Established in 2019 by the Bissell Family

The Hearst Education Fund
Established in 2001 by the Hearst Foundations

The Patricia and Marcelle Gorelick “Ma Mere et Moi” Program Fund
Established in 2018 by the Gorelick Family

The Sally Ann Hall Fund
Established in 2010 by the Hall family

The Marjorie McDorman Stability Fund
Established in 2006 by Robert McDorman

The Principal Conductor Innovation Fund
Established in 2017 by The Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation

The Marie and Oliver Rowe Opera Tribute and Conductors Fund
Established in 1996 by Marie Rowe

The James E. Walker Fund
Established in 1996 to support the Opera Carolina Chorus

A special tribute to Tess Verbesey

This month, we mark one year since the passing of Mrs. Herbert (Tess) Verbesey. A trained concert pianist, Tess took great joy in music, art and friends. She and Herb were founding members of the Verdi Society twenty years ago, for which our company is forever grateful. Because of her love of music and her support of Opera Carolina, we had planned on dedicating the 2020/21 season-opening production of TOSCA to Tess. We will fulfill that promise during the 2021/22 season. For those who knew Tess and for those who did not, please join us in paying tribute and remembering Tess Verbesey.

Thank You to our 2020 Corporate and Foundation Donors

Accenture
AE Global Media
Ally Financial, Inc.
American Express
Atlantic Medical Solutions LLC
Bank of America
Banking On Our Community
Barringer Construction
The George W. and Ruth R. Baxter Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brighthouse Financial
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Capitol
CDW
Charlotte Country Club
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates
Charlotte Guild Debutante Club
Charlotte International Rotary
Charlotte North Rotary Club Foundation
Classic Attic, Inc.
Chun University
Closets by Design
Deloitte
Dickson Foundation
Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems
Element Financial Corporation
E&Y, LLP
Foundation for the Carolinas
FTI Consulting
William and Patricia Gorelick Family Foundation
Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Foundations

Hull and Chandler P.A.
IBM Corporation
The LaValley Foundation
Lucille F. and Edwin L. Jones Endowment
Maurer Family Foundation
Med A/Rx
McShane Partners
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation
Myers Park Country Club
Novant Health
Office Depot
Omni Funding Corp. of America
Opera Guild of Charlotte, Inc.
OrthoCarolina Foundation
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
PBM Manufacturing
PDM US, Corp.
Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry
Providence Country Club
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Savil Studley
Showmars
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
C.D. Spangler Foundation
St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church
Thorne Family Foundation
The Thrive Fund
The Philip L. Van Every Foundation
US Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
Womble Bond Dickinson