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JAS 2016 Annual Report

2016 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Annual Report



• Jazz Aspen Snowmass •

CONTENTS 2 2016 Board of Directors,
Letter from the Chairman

3-4 Letter from the President/CEO,
The Band & Staff Listing

5-6 JAS by the Numbers
7 National Council Members
8-10 JAS In-Schools
11-12 June Experience Overview
13-15 Labor Day Experience Overview
16 Broncos Experience
17-18 JAS Café
19-20 Special Events
21 Media Highlights
22-24 Financials
25-28 Donors
29 Sponsors



A 501c3 organization that, since 1996,
has donated over $7 million to music
education in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

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PRESIDENT & CEO It is with great pleasure that we present the 2016 Annual Report for Jazz Aspen Snowmass.
James Horowitz 2016 marked the 26th Anniversary Season of JAS, as well as the fourth consecutive
year of positive momentum across all of our production and educational activities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jim Horowitz, JAS’ CEO and founder has detailed the highlights of the
Marianne Elmasri, Chairman 2016 season in his letter that follows.
Richard Goodman, Vice Chair
David Chazen, Development Chair It has been my privilege to serve as your Board Chairman for the last eight years.
Charles Cunniffe, Governance Chair Recapping the 2016 season serves to remind us how far we have come
Kathryn Fleck Peisach, Strategic Planning Chair since the significant turnaround in 2012.
Marc Goldstein, Treasurer
Tim LaRose, Programming Chair 2016 was banner year from a production and programming prospective. During 2016,
Douglas Paley, At-Large JAS produced 30+ events that served over 41,000 audience members. 1,500 music students
and teachers benefited from our JAS In-School music education programs. This report serves
Rick Crandall James G. Fifield to illustrate JAS’ continued commitment to the Roaring Fork Community in which artistic
Susan Crown Shelly Friedstein excellence is celebrated, supported and available to all to engage and experience.
David Daniels John Provine
Donna DiIanni Thanks to our collaboration and ongoing support from various corporate sponsorships we are
David Dreman EX OFFICIO proud to have offered a more robust lineup each year at our events, helping us achieve our
Edouard Gerschel Markey Butler ongoing commitment of instilling JAS as an institution in our community for years to come.
Kitzia Goodman Mayor Snowmass Village
Arjun Gupta The mission of Jazz Aspen Snowmass is to present and preserve jazz and related forms
Scott Harper COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBER of music through world-class performances, events and educational programs.
James R. Jackoway Chris Bank
James S. Levine A new, three-year strategic plan is underway to further strengthen and secure the future
Robert Mann JAS ADVISORY of JAS’ core mission objectives. We look forward to continuing to provide educational
Earl Michie BOARD LIAISON programs that nurture tomorrow’s audiences and offer students the opportunity to
Kimberly Paige Jessica Hite discover and develop their musical talents, as well as introducing our audiences
William C. Powers to the world’s greatest musical artists and performers.
Don Rosenberg
Robert M. Sharpe I want to express my sincere appreciation for your continued support as a member
Dean Singleton of our JAS community, whether as a talented performer, a donor, sponsor, or
Shawn Thomson-Palermo National Council Member, your passion and loyalty has made this
season a great success.

With warm regards and sincere thanks.

Marianne Elmasri

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In 2016, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) celebrated its Separately, the JAS Café continues to attract new concert and in 2016 expanded the number of shows there, in
26th Anniversary Season with critically acclaimed programs
across all core programming operations. The most host underwriters enabling the series to further expand the what is now a very popular venue for JAS Café summer
important trends of 2016 can be summarized as follows:
level of talent, with multiple Grammy-winning artists now a performances. In 2016, a third venue was added with a
• JAS fundraising from individual donors
regular occurrence. series of summer performances downstairs at the new
continued to grow steadily in Patron and National Council
underwriting support across all major JAS programs, Cooking School of Aspen, a similarly sized venue to the
in particular, the Labor Day Experience but also through
direct support of the JAS Café series. Sales of Gold Patron JAS’ overall mix of income from all sources remains Nell space but with 20 more seats and an on-site
Passes for JAS’ annual Labor Day weekend event sold-out
earlier than ever, fueled by the fourth consecutive year a very healthy 50/50, split between Earned Income adjacent kitchen enabling attendees to eat a 3-course
with an advance sell-out of entire the Patron enclave,
and, a second consecutive year with 15%+ growth in (Concert Tickets & Corporate Sponsorship), and, Individual meal at the 7pm show.
National Council Membership.
JAS’ expanded National Council & Board Member Contributed Income (Patron & National Council contributions
Hospitality Tent at Labor Day was a big hit with Donors.
JAS continued to experience strong support from its leading and Host Sponsorship). The significant growth in individual Annual attendance at JAS Café performances exceeded
supporters for Hospitality Tents, a unique program in the
concert industry, which affords Donors a unique and prime contributions in recent years has enabled JAS to just 7,000 persons in 2016 with most shows sold out. The

vantage point near the stage. keep up with rising talent costs. This trend is expected to JAS Café has dramatically increased JAS’ year-round

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is the only source of consistent revenue for artists, and JAS to the organization, giving JAS a real and ongoing home

will need to continue to grow its contributed income to stay for jazz programming. The JAS Café has also given JAS an

competitive in the marketplace. ongoing platform for “educating adult audiences,” one of

• Corporate Sponsorship: 2016 saw the our principal Mission objectives, through exposure to a wide

variety of jazz and related music, from around the world.

growth of overall corporate sponsorship $ to JAS, with “A Cultural Home Run” —Aspen Sojourner.

particularly important contributions from Douglas
• Music Education Programs: JAS In-Schools
Elliman, The Denver Post (20 yrs+), Entertainment

Cruise Productions (The Jazz Cruise), Patron, Coors Local Education Initiatives (LEI) continued to grow steadily

Light, Alpine Bank, Liaison (Home Entertainment in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond with increased

Technology) and others. Additionally, a new and growing instrument donations; additional hours dedicated to the

partnership with The Denver Broncos is increasing JAS’ JAS Faculty Assistance program; increased participation in

exposure to major Denver-area corporate sponsors and the Berklee Pulse Program, an online resource through our

the Broncos vast audience of ticket and box holders, alliance with Berklee School of Music; a growing caliber of

which will help JAS continue to grow the metro Denver talent at JAS District 8 Honor Jazz weekend, and more. In

audience, currently 33% of Labor Day attendees. 2016, over 1,500 students and teachers were profoundly

impacted by the JAS LEI programs.
• The JAS Cafe: In the winter of 2012, JAS

• Collaboration with AEG: In 2016, the sixth year
expanded its Mission-driven winter/summer jazz series

into a year-round consistent bi-weekly presentation of JAS’ programming collaboration with concert industry

from December - March and June - August. The program giant AEGLive, JAS saw continued growth in the stature

achieved continued growth in 2016 with the addition of of artists performing. The 2016 Labor Day weekend artist

bigger artists and more performances, continuing a trend line-up included the biggest artist in JAS’ history, 25-time

of sold-out shows in both winter and summer. The JAS Grammy winner Stevie Wonder, in a stand-out exclusive

Café expanded to a new venue with a handful of shows headline Colorado performance, double billed with British

at the rooftop of the new Aspen Art Museum in 2015 pop superstars Duran Duran. It was a truly memorable

performance that was also JAS’ first complete advance JAS STAFF James Horowitz Jessica Hite, President
sellout in JAS history. JAS ADVISORY BOARDPresident & CEO Maxwell Rispoli, VP/Secretary
Andrea Beard Janice Louthis, Development Chair
The alliance with AEG has enabled JAS to stay competitive Director of Marketing, Christine Benedetti, Education Chair
in the attraction of major artists who generally perform PR & Sponsorship Brooke Casillas Welgos, Event Chair
in much larger venues than JAS. AEG also continues Holly Upper Kate Abraham
to provide strong marketing support in addition to their Development Director Virginia Edelson
programming assistance. The prime examples of this Corree Isley David Garrison,
support include placement of digital ads featuring the JAS Office Manager Ben Genshaft
Artist line-up and JAS website at both NY Times Square and John Tangen Jared Goulet
the LA Live entertainment complex. Controller Lisa Guth
Chris Bank Ali Hematyar,
JAS In-Schools Director Erica Kleiman
• Update of JAS Strategic Plan (2017-2019) Steve Mundinger Kirsten Schmit,
Photography Tami Suby
JAS designated a Board-driven internal update of the Brent Fedrizzi
JAS Strategic Plan in 2016, engaging in extensive research Labor Day Talent Buyer Kate Abraham Erica Kleiman
of key stakeholders of JAS regarding the most critical Sherwood Adams Webber IV Megan Bentzin Joshua Landis
programming components of the organization, and how Event Director Molly Brooks Janice & Ezra Louthis
best to strengthen and secure the future of JAS’ core Cat Leonaitis Michael Bucchin & Danielle & Kris Myers
Mission objectives. The Strategic Planning Committee Operations Director Charis Caldwell Nicki Osina
worked throughout the year to identify key strategies across Joe Hope David Cook & Kiki Peisach
all programs with the intention of presenting to the full JAS Artist Services Director Christine Benedetti Courtney Pinkus
Board for discussion, modification and ultimate adoption. Luis Mendoza Virginia & Jeff Edelson Maxwell  Rispoli
In summary, the 2016 26th Anniversary Season of JAS Site Manager David Garrison Kevin & Jenny Roberts
was a success on all levels, and left JAS with optimism Phil McKeague & Bryan Smith Benjamin & Alyssa Genshaft Chad & Kirsten Schmit
and confidence the organization has built an institution that Beverage Managers Jared Goulet Megan Shean
has taken its place as one of the essential arts presenters Bill & Lisa Guth Jill Shore
and educators in the Roaring Fork Valley, and one with a Shari Havourd Tami Suby
growing national and international reputation. Ali Hematyar Mark & Brooke
Jessica Hite Casillas Welgos
Best regards, Dustin Hite Hannah West
Kathleen Kahanek

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1,500 Total 2016 Attendance

Students Served 5 0Total Artists/Bands
through LEI Programs Performing

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Tickets Donated to

Private Lessons Given
to Students

6 9 Venues JAS Presented
Live Music
JAS Staff
Working in
Local Schools

302 48National Council Members NEW National Council

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Jeff & Rita Adler Jim & Helen Fifield Monty & Paula Loud Lewis & Melanie Sharps
Alan & Judi Altman Kathryn Fleck Peisach & Harry Pete & Sam Louras George & Teena Shaw
Gerhard & Jeanne Andlinger Peisach Bob & Nancy Magoon Neal & Jacqueline Shear
Anonymous Paul L. & Alejandra Foster Robert & Judy Mann John H. & Patsy Shields
Anonymous Michael Foulard Steve Marcus Jill & Stu Siegel
Spencer & Becky Armour Shelly & Golda Friedstein Michael & Monica Maroone Gordon Silver
Aspen Highland Partners Dain & Hillary Fritz Laura & Andrew McCullough Dean Singleton
Geoff & Susan Barker Ronald & Cheri Fromm Jason & Jenn Mendelson Elliott & Donna Slade
Edward P. Bass David & Sheila Fuente Alec & Gail Merriam Todd & Casey Slossberg
Pamela Bastian Leonard Genet & Dale Goodman Adam & Martha Metz Ken Small & Mindy Wexler
Bruce & Barbara Berger Edouard & Brooke Gerschel Earl & Tricia Michie Susan Sparks
Marc & Cathy Bern Greg & Amy Gibson Josh & Elizabeth Mondry Richard & Maria Stafford
Doug & Kim Borror Sallie Golden Richard Morris Walker & Jenna Stapleton
R.C. & Beth Buford Marc & Carol Goldstein Kimberly Paige Stanley & Isabelle Starn
Terri & Tony Caine Richard & Kitzia Goodman Florence  Paley John Groccia & Kirstie Steiner
Caribou Club -Billy Stotz & Richard Robert Graham Doug Paley Adam Stern & Erika Aronson
Edwards Richard & Eileen Greenberg Paul & Erin Pariser Michael & Lonna Stolper
Daniel & Cynthia Caruso Bill & Margi Greenfield Robert Pew & Susan Taylor Kenny & Sandy Tate
Greg & Rhonda Casillas Gerald & Ellen Greenspoon Doren Madey Pinnell William & Laura Thomas
David Chazen Arjun  Gupta Christy Lee Pope Shawn Thomson-Palermo & Nick
Adam & Mary Cherry Donna Harper Robert & Lexie Potamkin Palermo
Tom & Megan Clark Scott Harper William C.  Powers Jesse & Filipe Vieira da Rocha
Thomas J. & Linda Coates Lita Heller John & Monika Preston John Walton
Frank Cohen Henry & Angela Hite David & Nancy Pustka Randy & Shannon Ware
David I & Patricia Alper Cohn Robert & Soledad Hurst Allen & Kelli Questrom Michael & Adelaide Waters
Rick Crandall & Pamela Levy Liba Icahn Dennis & Julianne Ratner Robin Weeks
Steve & Nancy Crown James R. & Michele Jackoway Jude & Lori Reyes K.C. & Randa Weiner
James & Paula Crown Tom & Mary James Amnon & Katie Rodan Bryan & Marjorie Wachs
Laurie Crown & Rick Ortega Richard & Debbie Jelinek Richard & Nancy Rogers Weingarten
Susan Crown & William Kunkler Tim & Katrina Johnson Marvin & Elaine Rosenberg Doug & Lynda Weiser
Charles & Angela Cunniffe Don & Barbara Bluhm Kaul Don & Barbara Rosenberg Lantz & Laura Welch
David Daniels Scott & Elizabeth Kimple Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal Wells Fargo Private Bank
Mark & Yoly Davis Tom & Ann Korologos David & Meg Roth Brenda Wild & Tony Coia
Ari & Ann Deshe Tim LaRose & Lorrie Wright- Michael & Sabrina Rudin Larry & Lorrie Winnerman
Donna Di Ianni & Peter Rispoli LaRose Albert Sanford & Dorothy Wildman William Wrigley, Jr.
Paul & Sandy Edgerley Karessa & Stuart Lasher Patrick & Mary Scanlan David W. & Barbara Zalaznick
Marianne Elmasri Les Dames d’ Aspen, Ltd.  Wido & Carla Schaefer Jeffery & Elisha Zander
Al & Gail Engelberg James S. & Suzann Levine David T. & Lisa Schiff David Zelman
Matt & Karen Fairbairn Thomas & Margi Wilkinson Levitt Tony & Pam Schneider
Henry Fella & Sara Woodward Toby Devan Lewis David & Phyllis Scruggs
Joe & Sherry Felson Suzanne Leydecker Robert & Deborah Newman Sharpe

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JAS Local Education Initiatives complement existing public
school music programs and replace programs where schools
suffer losses in music education. The goal is to ensure that these

schools maintain band and music programs in their curriculum.

1,500In 2016 over students were reached through JAS LEI programming! Including:

•—2,095 hours of In-Schools Faculty Assistance from professional musicians in 14

different schools (44% increase from 2015)

•—241 hours of private lessons provided to 84 students

•—Instrument donations including 15 acoustic guitars & strings, clarinet, trumpet,

alto sax, bari sax, tenor sax, music stands, bass drum, snare drum, chimes, drum
accessories, tambourine, afuche, reeds, 2 bass amps, 25 melodicas, amp, wireless
mic, mixer, keyboard, speakers and multiple repairs

•—Placement of 2 new Beat Lab systems in local schools

•—Sponsorship of the JAS District 8 Honor Jazz Program featuring 98 students

•—Sponsorship of three summer camp programs with 35 student participants

•—Funding of 10 students at 8 schools through the JAS Student Assistant Program

Thank you for what you do for our programs. I really mean it •—Full scholarships for 2 students to attend the prestigious Berklee 5-Week Summer
when I say that none of us directors would be able to maintain
any level of sanity without the help provided by JAS. More Camp program
importantly, our students would suffer without your help.
•—Funding for 12 students to attend the Greeley Jazz Festival
•—Over 500 tickets distributed to local students & teachers for JAS Café and

Experience performances

Thank you as well for all of the other opportunities, like the •—Public performance opportunities including the annual Spring Student Showcase,
Showcase, Honor Jazz, and of course, letting the StreetHorns Summer Camp performances at the Glenwood Free Music Series and Mountain Fair,
play at Labor Day! Basalt StreetHorns performance at the JAS Labor Day Experience and various donor
—­ Nick Lenio, Basalt Band Instructor events throughout the year

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Last night a student was deeply JAS In-Schools Faculty Assistance Band Battle: Student bands from elementary,
moved because he finally could see Program: Provides funding to bring local middle and high schools from throughout the
that he could get all the sounds that musicians into classrooms to offer student Valley and beyond compete for top spots at
were in his head out into the world. assistance in an instrument that is not their this popular annual event. Winners receive
He said, this will “make him feel teachers discipline, or in classes that are too a day’s worth of recording time at the Great
sane again. large for the teachers to provide the individual Divide Studios and the opportunity to perform
instruction needed. a live performance at a future JAS event.
—Yampah Mountain High School Instructor
re. JAS Beat Lab program Pays to Play: Fund allowing youth to take JAS Summer Camps: Three sessions of
private music lessons in any discipline from camps including beginner, intermediate and
Thank you so much for all of your an instructor recommended by JAS. JAS pays advance each summer. Each session ends
support in my musicianship over the for the first three hours of lessons to increase with an exciting public performance from the
last five years! You have helped me opportunities for music education while students. In 2016 JAS added a fourth camp
so much on my musical journey by supporting the economy of local musicians. for Beat Lab students.
providing me with numerous mentors,
opportunities and a scholarship to the Stuff for Students: Supports local schools JAS Beat Lab: The Beat Lab is an
Berklee 5-Week Camp in Boston. through instrument and equipment grants and opportunity for small groups of students to
funds to repair broken instruments throughout compose music using the Berklee Pulse
—Glenwood Springs High School Senior the school year. Program. The program was designed to
introduce students to the concepts and
» 9 « jazz aspen snowmass JAS District 8 Honor Jazz Program: creation of electronic music and tracks while
Students from across the Western Slope of simultaneously having them create the music
Colorado are nominated by their instructors that is being used for these tracks.
to attend a weekend of workshops, sectionals
and public concerts with a faculty from JAS Step-Up Program: The goal of this
accredited music programs at CU, DU and program is to encourage and help local
Mesa State College students acquire professional quality
instruments so they will be better equipped to
UNC/Greely Jazz Festival Trip: Each year succeed in their musical goals and ambitions.
JAS sends a group of deserving students to Families apply for available funds and are
the Greely Jazz Festival. The largest event eligible to receive assistance towards the
of its kind, the Festival brings together cost of the new instrument based on financial
internationally recognized artists, jazz lovers, need, years of study, other honors groups
award-winning clinicians, and over 250 and awards given to the student.
college, high school, and middle school
big bands, combos, and jazz vocal groups Tickets for Teachers: Provides complimentary
from across the country. Students enjoy the performance tickets to teachers and students
main stage concerts, after-hours sessions, throughout the Roaring Fork Valley school
daytime performances, and educational districts to attend the JAS Experiences,
workshop sessions. JAS Café performances and more.

JAS Student Assistance Program: I am glad that we have
Program providing grants for public school each other to bounce
music teachers to receive administrative ideas off of and hope
assistance from an upper level student, that we can keep our
thereby allowing them more time to focus on community growing.
teaching vs. the administrative tasks that are
often so overwhelming. —Tami Suby, Glenwood
Springs Band Instructor
Alliance with Berklee College of Music:
Jazz Aspen Snowmass is a member of the My JAS teacher assistant position is one of
Berklee College of Music’s “Berklee City the activities I most look forward to each day.
Music,” a non profit music education program I have learned how to effectively work with
that harnesses the energy of contemporary students in a way that emphasizes short-
music to reach underserved 4th to 12th term rewards to achieve long-term goals and
graders across the country. The heart of this effectively implementing this is extremely
music education program is Berklee PULSE, or rewarding for both the students and myself.
“Pre University Learning System Experience,”
which supports guided teaching and learning —Basalt High School Student Teacher Assistant
of popular music through the use of an
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What matters is the people around me,
my fellow scholars & musicians, my
teachers who push me past the line
named “good enough,” my parents
who have supported me since day one,
and the people from JAS Aspen who
support schools all around to promote
the same thing that I would wish to
share, music. The value of a new
trumpet will never equal the values
stated above.
—Devin, GSHS Junior and
JAS Step-Up program recipient.


Benedict Music Tent: June 23-July 2

Four sold-out shows highlighted the
2016 JAS June Experience:

1. Opening night, June 23rd at the JAS Café Upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum
featuring jazz vocalist Gregory Porter in his first Aspen appearance

2. Friday, June 24 at the Benedict Music Tent featuring the legendary Diana Ross
who JAS has been trying to book for many years

3. Saturday, June 25 at the Benedict Music Tent with country/rocker Sheryl Crow
4. Saturday, July 2nd collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival & School

featuring Motown legend Smokey Robinson

Additional performances from Marcus Miller and Booker T. Stax Revue
“A Journey Thru Soul, Blues and R&B” kept crowds on their feet at the Benedict
Music Tent during the first weekend; while later in the week hot jazz trumpeter/
vocalist Bria Skonberg performed two nights at the JAS Café Downstairs at
the Nell.

JAS once again hosted a free nightly lawn party on the Benedict Music Tent grounds
June 24-26 prior the main stage acts. Crowds were treated to performances on two
stages including the JAS In-School Allstars, soul singer Kathy Kosins, Mark Johnson
& the Smooth Players and Latin band Quemando. Multiple food and drink vendors
added to the lively atmosphere on the site.

See the event recap video here:

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Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO

Friday, June 24
Diana Ross: 2,050 - SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 25
Sheryl Crow: 2,050 - SOLD OUT

Sunday, June 26
Marcus Miller & Booker T. Jones:

Saturday July 2
Smokey Robinson: 2,050 - SOLD OUT



4% 20% 4%
11% 29% 8%

41% 57% 31%

43% 51%

Out of State Metro Denver Less than $99,000 $300,000 + Student/High School Grad Undergrad Degree
Roaring Fork Valley Elsewhere in CO $100,000-299.999 Some College Graduate Level Degree

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Snowmass Town Park: September 2-4

The 2016 JAS Labor Day Experience was an epic weekend, featuring outstanding performances,
crowds and overall experiences. A sold-out Sunday audience was treated to three amazing performances
including Corinne Bailey Rae, Duran Duran, and a man that JAS has been chasing for years:
Stevie Wonder. Wonder agreed to perform at JAS based largely in appreciation for what JAS has done
for music education and for the organizations history of supporting jazz musicians. It was a huge score
for JAS and one that has helped to put the organization on the radar of other large acts.

Friday performances from Andy Grammer and Train received very high reviews from attendees, as did
Saturday’s mix of rock with Black Pistol Fire, funky world music rhythms with Thievery Corporation and
sizzling pop/rock from The Killers. Overall the event saw a 10% increase in attendance from the last year
with a sell-out (2014) that included performances from headliners OneRepublic, Earth, Wind & Fire,
Grace Potter and Carrie Underwood.

In 2016 JAS expanded the Patron (VIP) section, creating more room in the area by utilizing what had
been “dead space” at the back of the event main field. The extra space proved to be useful thanks to
sold-out VIP crowds for the Sunday performance and record numbers for Friday and Saturday. It allowed
for more restrooms and cooking stations, including the first ever “Celebrity Chef” station with dishes
created by Chefs Susie Jiminez and Cloyce Martin and a large new elevated viewing platform: “The Lift”
which was a big hit with attendees.

Additional new features in 2016 included the Experience Tent (hosting Silent Discos, Broncos Experience
& live music on Sunday), private cabanas in both the GA and VIP sections, hillside general admission
seating and an upgraded JAS Deck Experience.

See the full event recap video here:

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Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass, CO

Friday, September 2 Saturday, September 3 Sunday, September 4
Train & Andy Grammer: The Killers, Thievery Corporation Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran &
7,500 & Black Pistol Fire: Corinne Bailey Rae:
8,800 10,500 - SOLD OUT



9% 6% 6% 2%
25% 25% 13%
33% 31% 51% 35%
33% 30%
38% 54%

Out of State Denver Metro Area Less than $50,000 $100,000-199,999 29 & younger 40-49 Student/High School Grad Undergrad Degree
Roaring Fork Vally Elsewhere in CO $50,000-99,999 $200,000+ 30-39 50+ Some College Graduate Level Degree

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• 57% are home owners of one property
• 29% are home owners of multiple properties
• 70% have a full-time job
• 14% are retired
• 91% consider outdoor activities important to their lifestyle
• 95% consider traveling/vacations important to their lifestyle
• 87% consider exercise important to their lifestyle
• 60% spend over $500 on outdoor gear annually (36% over $1,000)
• 20% fly 10+ times per year
• 54% are very likely to go on vacation outside the US in the next 12 months
• While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley over Labor Day weekend:

—- 66% went hiking
—- 30% went mountain biking
—- 70% dined out in local restaurants
—- 50% went shopping at local businesses

1% 6% 11%
7% 25% 28%

39% 53% 31% 36%

38% 25%

Out of State Denver Metro Area Less than $50,000 $100,000-199,999 45 & younger 56-65
Roaring Fork Vally Elsewhere in CO $50,000-99,999 $200,000+ 46-55 66+

Patron (VIP) Facts:

• 65% are home owners of multiple properties
• 61% travel by air more than 10 times per year
• 41% fly only first class or private
• 79% are likely to fly outside of the continental US in the next 12 months
• 77% spend over $1,000 annually on sports gear and activities

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In 2016 JAS started a new marketing partnership with the World Champion Denver
Broncos organization. Through this new relationship JAS was able to utilize booth
space and advertising options at the 2016 Denver Broncos Training Camp and at
two August pre-season games at Mile High Stadium. Additionally, e-blasts and social
media posts promoting JAS and the “Broncos Experience” at JAS were distributed
to the team’s massive database of suite buyers, season ticket holders, sponsors and
ticket buyers.

As part of the “Broncos Experience” the team arranged for four alumni (Jake Plummer,
Karl Mecklenburg, Brandon Stokley & Marc Jackson), cheerleaders and staff to host an
afternoon reception at JAS on Saturday, Sept. 3. The ticketed event included meet &
greets with the players and cheerleaders, photo opportunities with the Broncos three
Super Bowl trophies, a question and answer session with alumni and more.

On Sunday the Broncos returned with the Super Bowl 50 Lombardi trophy and allowed
attendees a photo opportunity on the main event field in return for a donation to JAS
Music Education Programming.

In the future JAS will be working with the Broncos on more marketing and sponsorship
cross-promotion opportunities, creating new assets for sponsors and more events
for attendees!

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The JAS Café 2016 Winter & Summer Series
was a huge success with over 7,000 attendees
enjoying “Jazz Spoken Globally,” featuring artists
from Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, France (as well as

the USA) performing their indigenous music
through the lens of jazz. In the summer of 2016,

JAS introduced a new (the 3rd ) venue for the
JAS Café, adding a series of shows at the new
underground Cooking School of Aspen, an intimate

venue with the added attraction of an on-site
kitchen allowing attendees to enjoy a 3-course
dinner at the 7 pm show. Along with the growing

popularity of the rooftop Aspen Art Museum
JAS Café summer venue and The Little Nell, the

JAS Café has become a recurring pop up and
pop down series with an appreciative audience of

regularly returning locals and visitors alike.

In 2016, the JAS Café featured 33 nights of
performances by 20 diverse, world-class Artists

from around the globe.

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January 2-3: June 23: August 6-7:
Take 6 Gregory Porter The Joey Alexander Trio

2016 JAS CAFÉ ARTISTS January 15-16: June 30 - July 1: August 12:
Guitar Summit featuring Bria Skonberg Cecile McLorin Salvant
Andreas Oberg, Kruno Spisic July 8-9: August 13:
& Ted Monty Alexander Curtis Stigers with
Feb 11-12: w/Jeff Hamilton the H2 Big Band
Yellowjackets & John Clayton “Sinatra at 100”

Feb 18-19: July 20-21: August 19:
Joey DeFrancesco Django Festival Maraca & His Latin
March 4-5: Allstars Jazz Allstars
Alicia Olatuja July 22-23: August 20:
March 11-12: Poncho Sanchez Christian McBride
Sarah McKenzie July 29: & Edgar Meyer
March 17-18: Michel Camilo Trio Dec 22-23:
Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage w/ Cliff Almond Jamie Davis with
& Lincoln Gaines James Horowitz Trio
“Nat Cole Christmas”
March 31 - April 1: July 30: Dec 29-30:
Rene Marie with John Boutte Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
James Horowitz Trio

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SPECIAL EVENTS CRAWFISH AND CRUISERS Chris’ continued dedication the JAS music
education programs wouldn’t be where
WINTER NATIONAL Sold out for the second year in a row and they are today. All the special guests and
COUNCIL PARTY growing, the Crawfish & Cruisers event the house band, coordinated by Bo Hale,
is becoming the staple kickoff party to dedicated many hours to rehearsal in the
In 2016 JAS changed up the Winter the summer. Although the weather was Weiser’s basement and it paid off. Even the
National Council Party and hosted it at the questionable the day before, it didn’t stop JAS Summer Camp students and No Joes
Aspen Country Day School Campus. ACDS everyone from coming out the next day performed a few song. Everyone sounded
graciously donated the space in the spirit of and enjoying the Crawfish spread provided amazing! Who knew we had such amazing
community and wow what a space! It was by SMOKE Modern BBQ. Patrons enjoyed talent in this small mountain town.
a beautiful venue with amazing acoustics. Marbleritas by Marble Distillery, beer from
Ed Bass was the host for the evening and Roaring Fork Brewery and the summer SUMMER NATIONAL
was the catalyst behind getting the amazing favorite, Whispering Angel, provided by COUNCIL PARTY
Francine Reed to perform. Not only was Aspen Peak. The best part of the party was
she a wonderful singer who got everyone hands down the student band, The No Joes. The JAS National Council took over the JAS
dancing, but she was funny too! As a All of the band members participated in Café upstairs at the Aspen Art Museum for
special treat, Billy Valentine took over the numerous JAS In-Schools Music Education the Summer Party, hosted by Rick Crandall
stage for a few songs treating attendees programs since they were in Middle School, and Pamela Levy. It was a beautiful
to a surprise double bill. Caribou Club, as including the Annual Band Battle competition evening with people mingling on the patio
always, served an exquisite meal from start which they won four times! They performed and enjoying the views. Julia and Allen
to finish. It was a spectacular evening. a mix of rock, pop and alternative rock that Domingos, from Epicure, were able to go
pleased the crowd. back to their roots and prepared a wonderful
HOPS CULTURE traditional New Orleans dinner spread for
FRIENDS OF JAS ON-STAGE the patrons. After dinner, John Boutte, a
The JAS Advisory Board hosted a AT BELLY UP New Orleans vocalist took the stage for an
night at HOPS Culture, where a evening of music.
portion of the proceeds from A departure from the traditional Summer
the evening was graciously Benefit, JAS presented the Friends of JAS LABOR DAY KICKOFF PARTY
donated to JAS music at the Belly Up in 2016 with a very special
education program, the group of musicians. Hosted through For the second year, the JAS Labor Day
Beat Lab. Mark Johnson, the generosity of Joe & Sherry Felson, Kickoff Party was hosted on the picturesque
a JAS In-Schools Gerry & Ellen Greenspoon, James S. & rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum. Douglas
Instructor who directs the Suzann Levine, Paul & Erin Pariser, David Elliman and Patron Tequila partnered up to
class, was on-site giving & Meg Roth and Doug & Lynda Weiser throw a great party with DJ, dancing and of
demonstrations of how the event wa truly special and most of course Patron cocktails (and the Patron cake
the Beat Lab works to all fun. The evening was a celebration pops that everyone loves!).
interested patrons. The of Mark Levinson’s life, a dear friend of
evening featured music JAS, who originally came up with the idea SILENT DISCO
from the very talented JAS to showcase friends of JAS on the big
Beat Lab Students and stage. JAS also gave special thanks to New this year, the JAS Advisory Board
the Glenwood Springs High this year’s JAS Philanthropic Honoree: JAS hosted a Silent Disco on the Saturday of
School Jazz Combo. It was a In-Schools Director, Chris Bank. Without Labor Day Weekend after The Killers.
fun night of craft-beers, wine,
good eats, and music.

All that attended were thoroughly amused. with an energetic concert from a hometown
Having dueling DJ’s, Logan Garrison and Ali favorite, Bastille. The crowd was very excited
Hematyar, added to the excitement and the to welcome their hometown band back to
guessing game of who was listening to what the stage with confetti flying and lead singer
DJ. Walking into the tent at first, without going out into the crowd and connecting.
headphones, was a surreal sight. But once The following night started with a private
the headphones were plugged in, it was hard dining experience at the exquisite Bocca di
not to dance like no one was watching. Lupo followed by a concert at the legendary
Ronnie Scott’s, which was a treat for all
DESERT TRIP music lovers to step foot into because of its
roots in London’s jazz scene. Steve Cropper
Desert Trip with Rolling Stones, Paul performed and kicked off with one of his
McCartney, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, classics “Knock on Wood”. He sure knew
Neil Young and The Who…why not? JAS how to put on a show. The following night we
coordinated a group of Board and National ate at Yauatcha for shared plates of Chinese
Council members to attend this historic and then went back to Ronnie Scott’s for
festival of iconic performers. The trip kicked trumpeter, Randy Brecker & Balaio. The final
off with Laurie Crown and Rick Ortega night was a free night for everyone to explore
graciously opening the doors at their Palm the city. It was a smaller but special group of
Desert home for a pre-party on Friday. From JAS friends to share London with.
there everyone proceeded to the festival
grounds for an epic night of music, which
didn’t stop until Sunday. It was a sight to
behold with memories to last a lifetime.


London, with such an international influence,
was a great place for the National Council
trip with old friends getting together and
new friendships being made. We started
off the trip with unexpectedly making new
friends at the hotel piano bar with a few of
the band members from Bruno Mars and
the Hooligans. Jim and Phredley Brown, the
pianist and Music Director for Bruno Mars &
the Hooligans, played classics together to a
small group of JAS friends and friendly bar
patrons until the bar closed and they kicked
us out. The following night we spent the
evening with our friends at AEG at O2 Arena

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Fox 31 Denver, Labor Day Preview, 8/3/16

Denver Post, Best Bet: Mountain Music Served Up in Aspen, 9/1/16
“The biggest music event in the high country this weekend is undoubtedly the Jazz Aspen
Snowmass Labor Day Experience”

Denver Post, Best Bet: Abiding in the Jazz Festivals Coming to Colorado, 6/26/16
“Perhaps the Colorado Jazz Festival with the highest profile”
in-summer-2016/, Check Out the Amazing Line-up for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Café,
June Exp, 6/21/16
“Aspen will be swimming in the sounds of Jazz this summer thanks to Jazz Aspen Snowmass”

Aspen Times, How Jazz Aspen Landed Stevie Wonder, 9/1/16
“It turns out that the organization’s long history of supporting jazz education — stretching
back to the days of its Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony — is what convinced the Rock
and Roll Hall of Famer”

Aspen Times, Stevie Wonder Charms, Inspires, While Others Rock This Year’s Jazz Aspen
Labor Day Festival, 9/6/16
“It didn’t take long for Stevie Wonder to charm the sold-out crowd Sunday night at the Jazz
Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience”

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For the periodSeTAnTdEMinEDgNeTcDe OmeFb cFeIeNr 3Am1N,b C2I0eA1Lr6 P 3O1SI,TI2ON0 16 - Audited


Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 1,574,998
Accounts Receivable 61,250
Prepaid Expenses 42,950
Inventory 53,957
Investments 15,539
Leasehold Improvements and Equipment, net 127,603
Lease Deposits 4,486
Beneficial Interest at AVCF 18,585

TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,899,368

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS 2016 annual report » 22 «

Accounts Payable
Accrued Expenses 673,239
Deferred Revenue 772,146

NET ASSETS 1,127,222
$ 1,899,368
Temporarily Restricted




For the periodFoern thdeS iTYnAeagTrE MEDnEdeNeTdc ODeFem cAeCmbTbIeVeIrrT 3IE31S, 1 20,162 016 - Audited


Unrestricted Restricted Total


Contributions $ 2,313,209 $ 9 18,212 $ 3,231,421

Sponsorships 1,263,450 Ͳ 1,263,450

Grants 52,550 Ͳ 52,550

Patron and General Ticketing 3,507,787 Ͳ 3,507,787

Special Events 417,106 Ͳ 417,106

Concessions, Merchandise and

Other Revenues 501,754 Ͳ 501,754

Investment Income, net ( 300) Ͳ ( 300)

Net Assets Released From Restrictions:

Satisfaction of Program & Time Restrictions 688,019 (688,019) Ͳ

TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER SUPPORT 8,743,575 230,193 8,973,768

EXPENSES 1,056,045 Ͳ 1,056,045
Program Expenses: 1,312,648 Ͳ 1,312,648
Educational Programs 5,734,264 Ͳ 5,734,264
June Festival 21,000 Ͳ 21,000
Labor Day Festival 8,123,957 Ͳ 8,123,957
Free Series
Total Program Expenses

Supporting Services 342,596 Ͳ 342,596
Management and General 562,055 Ͳ 562,055
Fundraising 904,651 Ͳ 904,651
Total Supporting Services

TOTAL EXPENSES 9,028,608 Ͳ 9,028,608

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS (285,033) 230,193 ( 54,840)

NET ASSETS, January 1, 2016 494,043 688,019 1,182,062

NET ASSETS, December 31, 2016 $ 209,010 $ 9 18,212 $ 1,127,222

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Special Events Labor Day Experience Fundraising
Concessions, Merchandise & Other Revenues Management & General

2016 annual report » 24 «


$100,000+ Les Dames d’Aspen Mark & Yoly Davis Kimberly Paige Nicole Bauer
Bob & Nancy Magoon Ari & Ann Deshe Florence Paley Bob Bisplinghoff
Anonymous Robert & Judy Mann Donna Di Ianni & Peter Rispoli Andrew & Margaret Paul Tony & Cathy Blank
Aspen Highland Partners - Earl & Tricia Michie Paul & Sandy Edgerley Doren Madey Pinnell Charles Block
Marianne Elmasari, William C. Powers Paul & Erin Pariser Marianne Elmasri Christy Lee Pope Bret & Cindy Bolin
& Beau Wrigley Kathryn Fleck Peisach & Harry Peisach Bruce Etkin Bill Powers Susan Brown
Edward P. Bass Robert Pew & Susan Taylor Matt & Karen Fairbairn John & Monika Preston Doug Brugler
Richard & Kitzia Goodman Robert & Lexie Potamkin Marion Fairbanks David & Nancy Pustka Daniel & Cynthia Caruso
Richard & Nancy Rogers Allen & Kelli Questrom Arthur Fishman Howard M. & Sue C. Robinson Bill Castellano
Jude & Lori Reyes Paul L. & Alejandra Foster Amnon & Katie Rodan Rick Check & Christine Karnes
$25,000 - $99,000 Don & Barbara Rosenberg Shelly & Golda Friedstein Billy & Rozanne Rosenthal Colorado Creative Industries
David & Meg Roth Ronald & Cheri Fromm Albert Sanford & Dorothy Wildman Michael & Michele Criden
Robert Andy Robert & Deborah Newman Sharpe David & Sheila Fuente Patrick & Mary Scanlan Jon & Susan Diamond
Doug & Kim Borror Neal & Jacqueline Shear Bo Gallagher Wido & Carla Schaefer Merle Dulien
Tony & Terri Caine Adam Stern & Erika Aronson Leonard Genet & Dale Goodman Tony & Pam Schneider Jeff Ecklund
Greg & Rhonda Casillas Shawn Thomson-Palermo & Nick Edouard & Brooke Gerschel David & Phyllis Scruggs Alison Edelstein
David Chazen Palermo Nicole Giantonio & Jim Horowitz John H. & Patsy Shields Daniel & Joanne Esposito
City of Aspen Stuart & MarrGwen Townsend Diane Gibson Jill & Stu Siegel Steven & Kiki Esrick
Thomas J. & Linda Coates John Walton Robert Graham Paul Singer Marshall Ezralow & Vicki Pearson
Rick Crandall & Pamela Levy William Wrigley, Jr. Richard & Eileen Greenberg Dean Singleton Henry Fella & Sara Woodward
Steve & Nancy Crown David W. & Barbara Zalaznick Bill & Margi Greenfield Sue Smith Tom & Darlynn Fellman
Laurie Crown & Rick Ortega Jeffery & Elisha Zander. Gerald & Ellen Greenspoon Sharon Smith Jason & Jodee Ferree
Susan Crown & William Kunkler Lita Heller Iris Smith Christine Ford
David & Holly Dreman $10,000 - $24,999 Jane Hire Walker & Jenna Stapleton Dain & Hillary Fritz
Art & Marcy Falcone Hire Family Foundation Stanley & Isabelle Starn Sarinda & Gian Fulgoni
Joe & Sherry Felson Jeff & Rita Adler Henry & Angela Hite John Groccia & Kirstie Steiner Jennifer Fung
Greg & Amy Gibson Alper Family Foundation Robert & Soledad Hurst Michael & Lonna Stolper Alston J Gardner
Stevie Gillman Alan & Judi Altman Tom & Mary James Kenny & Sandy Tate Becky Gilbert
Marc & Carol Goldstein Gerhard & Jeanne Andlinger Richard & Debbie Jelinek William & Laura Thomas Susan Gilbert
Donna Harper Anonymous Howard & Patricia Jenkins James Valerio Craig & Sherrie Glicken
Woody L. & Gayle Hunt Arjun Gupta Family Foundation Don Keltner Jesse & Filipe Vieira da Rocha Sallie Golden
James R. & Michele Jackoway Spencer & Becky Armour Scott & Elizabeth Kimple Randy & Shannon Ware Barry & Allison Goodman
Deborah & Jacob Katsubei Scott Autrey Tom & Ann Korologos Michael & Adelaide Waters Andi & Jim Gordon
Tim LaRose & Lorrie Wright-LaRose Charles Bantis Jacob & Deborah Kotzubei K.C. & Randa Weiner David & Michelle Greenberg
Geoff & Susan Barker Jack Lafield Bryan & Marjorie Wachs Weingarten Kelly Greenwell
Pamela Bastian Stuart & Karessa Lasher Barry Weisfeld David Heck
Marc & Cathy Bern James S. & Suzann Levine Lantz & Laura Welch Sheila Herman
R.C. & Beth Buford Thomas & Margi Wilkinson Levitt Joe Wise Daniel Hickey
Adam & Mary Cherry Toby Devan Lewis Bill & Jude Wolpert Shawn Holsonback
Gloria Christal Monty & Paula Loud David Zelman Ron Horowitz
Tom & Megan Clark Pete & Sam Louras Bill & Diane Hunckler
Frank Cohen Steve Marcus $5,000 - $9,999 Kathleen D. Hutchinson & John C.
Camille Cook Jason & Jenn Mendelson Nolan
James & Paula Crown Alec & Gail Merriam Michael Adams Timothy Hyland
Charles & Angela Cunniffe Richard Morris Lawrence & Joan Altman Liba Icahn
David Daniels Jim Anathan

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Brooke Ireland Elliott & Donna Slade Marco Chayet Kevin & Martha King Marvin & Elaine Rosenberg
Cortland & April James Patrick Smith Eric Choi Howard & Pearl Klein Andy & Ivette Rothschild
Ricky Jenkins Daryl & Dallas Snadon Kara Clark Michael Kosnitzky Elizabeth Routman
Holly Jensen Susan Sparks Michael & Sandy Collins Michael & Sheila Kurzman Michael & Sabrina Rudin
Tim & Katrina Johnson Teri Springfield Laurie Conn Ana Landa Susan & Steve Sadow
Don & Barbara Bluhm Kaul Richard & Maria Stafford Pat Cooper Pamela Lange Jack Schaeffer
Jeff & Erica Keswin Colette Stallbaumer Ted Dameris Glen & Tracy Larner Peggy Scharlin & Shlomo Ben-Hamoo
Hayley Killam Steven & Sandy Stay Linn & Sandra Davis Jodi Larner Jay Schmitz
Kyle Klein Elizabeth Steel Irene Dazzan Gary & Laura Lauder Jocelyn Schnier
Michael R. Klein Gary & Angie Stewart Kary Deavers Heather Leck Janis Schonfeld
Sue Klein Bob & Pam Taylor Daryl Devlin Thomas Lester Lee Schumacher
David Lambert Thrift Shop of Aspen Dana DiGiovanni Carol Levy John & Margaret Shaffer
Janice Laney Ben & Ricki Tischler John & Jenn Dorsey Russell Libby George & Teena Shaw
Leonard & Marian Lansburgh Jay & Patti Webster Lori Dresner & Pete Wycoff Luxury Estate Managers, LLC Anthony Sherman
Edward Lenkin & Roselin Atzwanger Wells Fargo Private Bank Al & Gail Engelberg Karen MacAdam Robert Shuck
Suzanne Leydecker Doug & Lynda Weiser Jerry & Wendy Feinstein Paul MacCaskill David & Morgan Simonds
Paul Lux Ronda Weybright James & Helen Fifield Charles & Katherine MacNider Ken Small & Mindy Wexler
Anthony Malkin Roy & Donna Wiedinmyer Carol Flegel Patsy Malone Mary Smith
Michael & Monica Maroone Brenda Wild & Tony Coia Kendall Flinn Janine Mandel Melissa Smith
Julia Marreel Larry & Lorrie Winnerman David & Amber Flint Jeffrey & Nicola Marcus Nancy Snell & Rodney Knutson
Charles & Alison McAdam Justyna Zack Gregory A. & Merle A. Fox Daniel Martineau Dennis & Patty Southwick
Laura & Andrew McCullough David Garcia Barry Matza Steven & Alexis Spiritas
Richard & Carolyn McRae, Jr. $2,500 - $4,999 Gary Gartsman David McCool Thomas Stegeman
Susan Meeder Eric Gertler Stephen McDonald James & Connie Steiner Jr.
Adam & Martha Metz Matthew Abell Wheatie Gibb Blair Moffett Richard K. Stephenson
Bobby Nail Stephen Abram Michael Goldberg Josh & Elizabeth Mondry Warren Stickney
Jeffrey & Karen Oddo Ted Abrams Alfred Goldstein Tom Musselman Dana & Andrew Stone
James Ostroff William Anderson Greg Gould Julie Nini Valerie Street
Chris & Janice Penrose Pat & Jeff Aresty Bryan Green Arturo Nunez Philip Talkow
Mark & Allyson Pharr Louis Bachrodt Margret Harris Richard Paicius Duer Wagner, III
John Quigley Jeb & Lora Ball Mary Harutun Lori Pevny Sam & Tillie Walton
Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes Robert & Cara Balogh Mary Jane Hauser Doug Phelps Carey Ward
Marc & Sheri Rapaport David Barnes Alan Helene Allen Phillips William H. & Mattie Wattis Harris
Dennis & Julianne Ratner Sarah Bayer Johnny Hoang Brandi Pollock Foundation
Jeff Redden John Beeson Alan & Deborah Hodes Lauren Popeil Wendalin Whitman
Stacey Reed Donna Kay Berger Jim & Kathy Hodge Charlynn Porter Steev Wilson
Debbie Rieder Bruce & Barbara Berger Dave & Ruthie Hoff David & Jody Post Susan Winship
Michael & Tricia Sakich Steven Berk Jeff & Joan Hoffberger Claudia Potamkin William & Marie Figge Wise
Nathan & Karen Sandler Lewis Biscamp Sue Hostetler David Pretzler Joel Wishnick
Lisa & David T. Schiff Gary Block Mike Hundert Jodee & Dean Rager Wendy Wogan
John & Jeannie Seybold Frank Bonilla Scot & Barbara Hunter Mary Virginia Reid Robert & Michelle Yeager
Lewis & Melanie Sharps Bruce & Lynn Bowen Hall & Deborah Hutchinson Steve & Sachi Reynolds Milton & Nina Zale
Thomas Sherlock Alan Braverman Robert Jacobson David Rhea Curtis & Carole Zeigler
Gordon Silver Robert Brinker Esther Kaplin Jerome & Jodi Rich
Mark & Millinda Sinnreich Scott & Ella Brittingham William Kay Russ Robinson 2016 annual report » 26 «
Diane Canepa


$1,000 - $2,499 Community First Foundation Stephen Kotler Bob & Lauren Roberts Heidi Baumann
D’Addario Foundation Tracey Krolicki Scott Robertson Greer Beecroft
Julie Angelini Jenniffer Davis David Kudish Michelle Rockler Christine Benedetti
Evelyne Balboni Domenico & Eleanore De Sole Jeff & Cari Kuhlman Arthur Rosenstein Megan Bentzin
Mark Barbieri Carol Donnally Julie Lampton Capera Ryan Erik & Summer Berg
Jeff & Nancy Baumann Kevin Donohoe Cindy Landon David Schiff Howard Berlin
Michael Baumann Debra Doyle David & Alison Levin John & Deborah Scott Diane & Harvey Birdman
Chip Beir Jay & Jessica Earnest Lynn Levy Gordon & Carole Segal Gary Bodzin
John Benko Llwyd Ecclestone Jacqueline Long Edward Shaoul Randall & Allison Bone
Ronald Berman Stephan Elk Patty Lowdon Allan Sheres David Bradley
Trevor Bezdek Elissa Epstein Miguel Loya Hollister Shuck Amy Bresky
Ronald Bissell Mary K. Etheridge Robert Lyon Glenn & Andrea Singer Mary Bright
Mark Blodgett Steven Feiner Matt Mann Todd & Casey Slossberg Molly Brooks
William Boehringer J.D. Feinstein Patrick & Catherine Markert Penny Smilios Steve Brown
David & Claudia Bovino Ron Ferber Tony Barbara Marks Andrew Smith Jo Ann Brumet
Deborah Breen Linda Fetzer Tony & Mona Look Mazza David & Linda Stein Michael Bucchin & Charis Caldwell
Candance Bridges Jon Fiore & Moira Wolofsky Dan McCarty R. Bruce Stewart Oni Butterfly
Peggy Briscoe Robin Fitzpatrick Lee McGuire Julie Talenfeld Mark & Brooke Casillas Welgos
Kenton & Donna Bruice Michael Foulard Bart & Paige McKenzie Joel Tauber David Chalmers
Jim Bruno Tracy Frickey Lisa McPherson Pete & Shelly Thigpen Jerome Chaves
Don Buchholz Ron & Lili Garfield Lloyd & Susan Miller Kevin Tobel David Cook & Christine Benedetti
Diane Burnett Candice Girgis Toni Milyard John Tokar Lizette Cooper
Sharon Cain Bert & Ronnie Glaser Mike & Deborah Montgomery Joel & Jessica Towbin Nancy Dedman
William Cameron William Glenn Michael & Patti Morgan Andrew & Gina Turchin Patty Dedman Nail
Sally Campbell Teddy Greenspan Craig & Mariah Morris Mick Twomey Liza Degraff
Laurie Cappello Donna Guerra Diane Morris Victoria Ulrich Mark & Karen Devlin
Caribou Club - Billy Stoltz & Ricahrd Heather Hagerman David Moscow Joe & Leslie Waters Mary S. Dominick & Sven Coomer
Edwards Mark & Laura Haldeman Robert & Marcie Musser Steven Watkins Stephanie Don
Chris Childress Steve & Sally Hansen Jana Myers Robert J. Watson Justin & Julia Douglas
Robert & Candice Christensen Sophie Harvey Gary Nathanson Jonas Weeks Robert Duncan
Tom Cleary Richard & Dru Heckmann John Norwood Darcy Weissenborn Virginia & Jeff Edelson
Douglas Cohn Michelle Hendry Janet O’Grady Joseph & Carrie Wells Gabi Eichstaedt
Page Cook Leslie Hicks Marc Ostrofsky Robert Wheeler George & Susan Fesus
Janie Hodges Russell Owens George Steve & Lydia Whipple Larry & Marilyn Fields
Brian Holland Kenneth Palermo John & Juliet Wilcox Kathy Finley
Joe Hope Nancy Paley Amanda Wilson Valerie Fitzgerald
Patrick Howard Doug Parks Larry F. Witte Anne Foster
Eric & Laurie Hull Audrey Pena Joe Wolf Tomas Franceschi
Gabriel Hyams Tamara Petit Phil Woog & Margaret Gauci David Garrison
Paula Kadison Pauline Pitt Tammy Word Nancy Gilbert
Mindy Karl Alfred Porter Lewis & Lorie Gold
Jeff & Olivia Kearney Retail Specialty Inc. $50 - $999 Sue Goldberg
Kimberly Kelley Gordon Reese Landon Goldstone
Virginia Kibler Harry Richard Katherine Abraham Jared Goulet
Sue Kinney James & Judy Rifkin Shari Applebaum Robin Guret
Amanda Barajas

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Bill & Lisa Guth Kiki Peisach
David & Paula Harris Courtney Pickus
James R. & Mary Ann Harris Paul & Terry Price
Bob & Susan Hess Michael & Lisa Puder
Jessica Hite Jonathan & Rebekah Pullis
Hops Culture Bob & Gabrielle Rafelson
Laurie Hurley Suzanne Redfield
Jameen Jacoby Missy Renfandt
Kimberly Jamerson Maxwell Rispoli
Peter & Sandy Johnson Howard & Beverly Robinson
Tamar Johnson Mindy Robinson
Regna Jones Damon Roth
Warren Jones Arthur & Pamela Sanders
Kathleen Kahanek Nick Sansone
Jaquelyn Kasabach Steven Schlafer
Welz Kauffman Chad & Kirsten Schmit
Erica Kleiman Elyse Schostak
Kleinberg Conviser Family Fund Gail & Tom Scott
Suzanne Kosnitzky Harold Seigel
Joshua Landis Brent & Debbie Sembler
John Leeder Cindy Shaffran & Gary Schwartz
Donald & Judith Lefton Ava Shamban
Gary Lesnik Megan Shean
Pamela Levy Jill Shore
Gail Lichtman Noah Shore
John L. Loeb Nancy Shute
Frederick Lohden Martha Singleton
Chuck Lohmiller Nancy Spears
Ralph & Gail Lombardi Jon & Lori Stoll
Nancy A. Lorenzen David Swersky
Janice Louthis Bruce Taylor
Joe & Karin Luter Harold & Dorothy Thau
Laura Mathews Donald & Lois Upper
Erin McGuire Thomas Van Straaten
Charley Moss & Ann Cook Mario Vargas
Edward Lee Mulcahy II Lenny Weinglass
Danielle Myers Victor Weinrauch
Joanna Myers Ellen Weinstein
Nancy Nevin Laura Werlin
Carolyn Ogburn Hannah West
Jennifer Olson Lindsay Wilson
Amy O’Rourke Robin Zagorski
Nicki Osina
Ivelisse Padilla
Kirk & Susan Patrick

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