Supporters

WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR DONORS

The Gateways Music Festival deeply appreciates all donations to the 2015 Festival from the following:
From August 1, 2013 through June 27, 2015

 

Maestro’s Circle ($10,000+)
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
New York State Assemblyman David Gantt
National Endowment for the Arts (Art Works)
Betty Strasenburgh

Harps ($5,000 – $9,999)
Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester
New York State Council on the Arts
City of Rochester
Community Foundation
John F. Wegman Fund
Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation

Trumpets ($1,000 – $4,999)
African American Giving Initiative
Jeanetta Dunlap
Barbara Jones
M&T Bank
Karl Wessendorf & Nannette Nocon
Marie L. Rivers
Rochester Gas & Electric
Thomas Schumacher
Robert Werth

Cymbals ($500 – $999)
Aenon Missionary Baptist Church
Paul & Mary Callaway
Dr. Kijana Delores Crawford
Dr. & Mrs. David Dean
Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Emerson & Vernita Fullwood
Suzanne Gouvernet
George W. & Mary Hamlin IV
Richard Killmer
Jesse McCarroll
Metropolitan Women’s Network
New Bethel CME Church
James & Lois Norman
Evelyn & Vincent Stroud
Wegmans Food Markets
Alice H. Young

 

 

 


Violas ($100-$499)

Mara Ahmed
John C. & Carmen Allen
Allan & Pauline Anderson
Carolyn & Thomas Argust
Asbury First United Methodist Church
Patricia & Thomas M. Ashby, MD
Ed Austin
Francine Conwell
Myra Cuff
Forrest & Juliette Rhodes
Tyla & Thomas Cummings
William J. Daniels
Thomas & Angela Davis
Barbara Williams DeLeeuw
DM Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
Shirley A & James Dorsey
Douglas & Betty Evans
Joan Feinbloom
Margaret & Bruce Finch
Sara Bonnie Flagg
Lawrence & Pearlie Floyd
Rochester Twenty Pearls Foundation
Gary Frisch
Thomas & Marcia Fugate
Carrie Fuqua
Sheila Gaddis
Bertram Gamory
Carolyn Garman
Betty & Lamar Garner
Jewelle Gayle-Jones
Alice & Carthel Gissendanner
Teresa Livingston & Erika Gold
Andra Dukes Goldsby
Cecilia Griffin-Golden
Reverend Lawrence Hargrave & Brenda Lee
Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt
Michael Hopkins
Zoe Anne Horowicz
Floyd Tucker & Cecelia M. Horwitz
Cynthia L. Howk
Robert & Merilyn Israel
Christine Jackson
Theresa Jackson
Mildred Jacque
Susan Barocas
Benunzio Uptown Music
MJ & JE Bleeg
Walter L. Blount Jr
Robert Joseph Blue
Peter Bocko
Abraham Brouk
Frederick & June Jefferson
Glen Jeter
Marianne & Jim Keller
Shirley King
Bobby & Kathy Kirven
Joseph & Dale Klein
Joan S. Kohout
Marianne & Jim Koller
Fernando & Nelita True Laires
Monique Lattimer
Evelena Lee
Stephen & Georgette Lesnak
Richard Chasman & Katherine Lewis
Joyce Lindley
A. Sue Lione
Richard & Diane Lourette
Beverly Mathis-Hadee
Aaron & Geraldine McFadden
Roxie W. Mcmillon
Melissa Mead
Roger & Joyce Burwell Miller
Dana K. & Freda B. Miller
Ira S. Miller
Thomas & Lyne Milliman
Lauryn Tamara & Larry Minter
Paul L. Moore
Laura Morrissey
Judy & Leo Murphy
Rev. Richard & Elizabeth Myers
Donald & Eunice Naulin
Patricia Nguti
Nurse’s Sorority Chi Eta Phi
Charles Owens
Duane Palyka & Heide Parreno
David & Marjorie Perlman
David & Marjorie Perlman, in honor
of the birthday of Rev. Vernice Warfield
Ralph Vanderpool & Olga Brown
John & Toni Burr
Jack Cannon
William & Musette Castle
Cathedral Community at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Lorraine Clement
Mary Ann Philippone
Dr. Michael & Angela Pichichero Colleen Prince
Joanne W. Prives
Letha Ridley
Edwin & Gabriel Saphar
Second Baptist Church of Mumford
Drucellia Shealey
George & Gladys Shirley
Cecille Shorter
Sigma Pi Phi – Gamma Iota Boule
Hezekiah & Annie Marie Simmons
Jules Smith
Rogelio & Sharon Sobers
Karen Stanley-Flemings
Drs. Gwen & Richard Sterns
Barbara Stevens
Edwin & Lillie Stone
Dr. William & Linda Stroud
Marilyn Tedeschi
The Highlands at Pittsford
Judy & Donald Toyer
Alexander & Pearlie Trotter
Saralee Berger & Ginny Tucker
Jacqueline Ulmer
Nicholas & Judith Valvo
Gladys Vasciannie
Annie Walker
Vernice Warfield
Nancy Warren-Oliver
Dr. Darlene & Ronald White
Stella Davis & Clayton Wiley
Kevin & Diana Williams
Joan R. Willis
Mary Collins & Chris Wilson
Gabriele Wohlauer

Violins (Below $100)

Lewis & Diane Allen
Priscilla & Monroe Alston
Bobby Joe & Joan Anderson
Jean Anderson
Ruth & David A. Anderson
Rudo J. Ashton
Jean Boynton Baker
Audrose Banks
Sylvia Barker, Trust
Tia D. Barnes
Daniel & Margaret Bavineau
Nancy Becerre-Cordabe
Maurice & Rose Bell
Barbara Blaisdell
Glenda J. Blake
Deseree Bliss
Katherine Cobbett
Adrienne Collier
James Connelly
Jadine Cooper
Ned W & Linda Corman
Gregory Cortes
David Cowens
Richard & Sydia Cromer
Mary McFadden & Viola Curry
Annie & Archie Curry
Katy & Kevin Damann
Guy F. D’Ambrosia
Tanya Davis
Cathy Leora Dayan
Joseph Dennison
Annette Coffey &
Stephen Derezinski
Emma Smith Dixon
Kevin & Teresa Doran
Rosa & Thomas Dukes
Russell G. Durkovic
Richard C. Eisenman
Nellie & Warren Evans
Alviron Evans
Sharon Hancock Evans
Nellie & Warren Evans
Karen G. Fernandez
Alfred & Anne Fields
Peter Igunski & Julia L. Figueras
Jack & Edwina Fishbaugh
Elizabeth B. Fisher
Virginia & Robert Fitch
Katherine Flynn
Clyde Forbes
Ricky Frazier
Charles & Rosetta Sanders
Frazier John & Gloria Frazier
David & Linda Friedman
James & Cassandra Frierson
Maudina Fulmore
Frances V. Fumia
Tiffany Gaither
Jeannean M. Gardner
Frances & Cheryl
Sampson Garrett
Mary A. Georger
Marie E. Gibson
Richard & Joyce Gilbert
Wilhelmina & Donald Glover
Reenah Golden
Connie & Patrick Goonan
Herman & Jennifer Gourdine
Lena Green-Young
Roslyn L. Griesbach
Timonthy Griffin
Cynthia Gurell
James Fry & Silvia Sorensen
Rose B. Stokes
Christine Stone
Tamara Strubel
John Sullivan
Timothy Sullivan
Weldon & Marilyn Thomas
Douglas Thompson
Thomas L. Tosti
Judith Trabert
Wynndy Turner
Unity Fellowship Church
Wayne T. Uter
Louis Valinoti
Carolyne S. Blount
Richard B. Boddie
Margaret K. Boros
Thomas & Martha Botta
Dionne Bracker-Boyd
Colleen & Rick Brade
Leatrice Brantley
Debra Brenner
Henna Briskin
Rochelle Brock
Dean Anne & Steven Brown
Mr. & Mrs. George A. Brown
Mariah A. Brown
Willard G. Brown Jr.
Hugh B. Brown, Jr.
Jacqueline Bryant
MJ Guthenlet
Dorothy & Thomas Hall
Deborah Hamm-Whitt
Sylvia & John Hanlon
Merlyn Hann
John & Arlene Hardaway
Maureen & Ken Hendel
Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan
Kevin Hicks
Karin & John R. Hill, Jr.
Tommye Hinton-Arnold
Connie Hotchkin
Corrine Houser
Harold J. Housler
Mark & Lisa Hughes
Colleen C. Hurst
Geoffry & Debra Hutto
Irene Ingram
Bessie Frances Jackson
Tsitsi Jaji
Peter M. James
Barbara James
Sharon Thomas &
Kenny Johnson
Charles T. Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Mary J. Kane
Csaba A. Kavacs
Diane & W.A. Kenney Jr
Nicole C. Kettles
Ellen King
Margaret & Martin Kleinman
Dr. Janet Kowal
Ruth & Joseph LaPiana
Susan A. Laverty
Mireille Le Breton
John & Alice Leddy
James M. Leunk
Henrietta & Max Levine
Linda & Wardell Lewis
Vivian Lewis
John F Lightfoot
Li Ling
Diane Linsner
Gail & Carl Livingston
Karleen Long
Janet Lucas
Deni Mack
Matthew Mackinnon
L. Theresa Macon
Sylvia Marshall
Yvonne Marshall
Yvonne D. Marshall
Ernestine Mason
Rochelle McDaniel
Timothy & Leanne McGuinness
Beverly B. Vaughan Erin Elijah Wade
Carrie & James Wallace
Lewis B. Ward-Baker
Robert & Dorcet Watson
Tori Webbe
Gaynelle Wethers
Betty R. Wilson
Gloria Wilson
Rosa Wims
Mary Ann Wolfe
Oscar & Rhonda Wolsky
Lillie Woodward
Sheilla Wray
Agnes Mae Wright
Paul & Sandra Caccamise
Alan & Brenda Caine
Vera M. Calloway
James & Marie Campanella
Harlee Campbell
Barbara A. Carlisle
Joel & Theresa Carter
Jeffery & Renee Carter
Daniel Casciano
Susan & Robert Chapin
Lucille Chess
John & Angela Chiazza
Robert & Lenora Ciccone
Ellen Clausen
Esther Cleggett
Vivian Mae Clurg
Peggy McNamara
Myrtle A. Merrit
Molly Miller
Jane E. Miller
Jacqueline Milligan
Michelle Moore
Linda Moore
Thomasene & Ossie Moorehead
Gail & Peter Mott
Shirley Muhammad
Brian & Ellen Murphy
Dorrean Nelson
Hyacuth Octob
John & Suzanne Olson
George Opira
Jean & Daniel Owenbach
Joy Pacheco
Peace of Christ Parish
Alex & Dorris Perryman
Ruth Phinney
Elizabeth Pixley
Charles & Janice Plummer II
Darryl W & Bernadette Porter
Larry & Brenda Pough
Marilyn Powers
E. Prest
Valerie Pringle
Saul Rasnick
Nate Rawls
Bing C. Reaves, Sr.
Evelyn Reynolds
Thomas Rheinstein
Anthony L. Richardson
Marie L. Rivers, in memory of Pearl Johnson-Jones
Amber Roberts
Lynette Robinson
Marilyn R. Rosche
Cecily Ross &
Donna Ross-Fiegel
William Salinas
Peter & Alisa Sciolino
William & Ruth Scott
Jeanette L. Scott
Rima M. Segal
Julinett & Dorothy Sessions
Patricia M. Shively
Eleanor Siegfried
Arton C. Silas Jr.
Avery & Nikki Webbe Simmons
Diann Simpson-Khahaifa
Catherine & John Slocum
Esther Smalline
Marita Smith
June Smith
Dawn Smith
Betty Wright-Tucker
Edward Yansen
Faith Adams &
George Yeadon
Rodney Young
William & Janet Zandy
David & Lois Zebelman
Rowena Zemel
Heather & Mickey Zollo

WITH GRATITUDE TO THE 2015 GATEWAYS PERFORMANCE VENUES

Eastman School of Music
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Mount Olivet Baptist Church
City Hall, City of Rochester
Hochstein School of Music and Dance

WITH GRATITUDE TO THE 2015 MEDIA SPONSORS

WXXI, Media Sponsor
WDKX-FM 103.9 Radio


SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & THANKS TO:

About Time Productions
Felix Holmes, Graphic Designer
Action for a Better Community
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Delta Nu Omega Chapter
Rhonda Austin
Steve Baldwin / Studio Astute
James M. Blount
Jerome Brooks Photography
Bruce Colburn
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Rochester Alumnae Chapter
DG&M Agency, Inc.
Richmond Futch, Jr./ Festival Poster Designer
Joanne Gordon
Michael Hager / Museum Photographics
Jim Hunter Photography
Ruby Lockhart
Java Cafe
Teej Jenkins / City 12
Kevin Leysath / CreativEye Photo
Richard McCollough, Videographer
Mirusmedia Metropolitan Women’s Network of the
National Council of Negro Women
Robert Mitchell
Mood Makers Books
Muhammad School of Music, Buffalo, NY
Rochester Association of Black Journalists Rochester
Chapter of the Links, Inc.
Rochester Genesee Valley Club
Pamela Chung
Darlene Harwell
Jeffrey Hasbrouck
Judy June
Nilcole Kettles
Rev. Michael Madden
Rahaad Parker
Chazener Ponder
Nyzere Ponder
Jani Ridgeway
Rae Jan Ridgeway
Christopher Robinson
Diane Webb
National Association of Negro Business &
Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
Rachel Scott
Victoire Belgian Beer Bar
Volunteer Festival Drivers:
Eddie Bryant
Alan Caine
Chris Cuby
William Lewis
Curtis Rivers
Melvin Smith
Samuel Smith
Maurice Snipe
Bobby Snowden
Ron Thompson
MacClurg Vivian
Luvert Walker
Thomas Warfield
Bob & Dorcet Watson
Clayton Wiley
Marvin Williams
WJZR-FM 105.9 North Coast Radio
Xerox Corporation
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Stella Rainge
Gloria Adams
Sherry Barton
Sherry Boyd
Arie Boykin
Tina Carter