Benefactors 2023

Since 2000 ArtSeed has received valuable gifts of money, time, expertise, in-kind goods, professional services and patient inspiration from people in almost every walk of life. More recently we have also attracted the generosity of several funding agencies. We are very grateful for all these various kinds of support. Please let us know if there is someone we should add to this list or if you prefer your name or the level of your contribution to remain anonymous.

**Please note: 2023 donations are being processed and will be added as soon as they come in.**

Precious Pines ($20,000 or more): Anonymous

Celestial Cedars ($10,000 to $19,999):

Spectacular Sequoias ($5,000 to $9,999): CA Small Business COVID Relief Program Grant

Courageous Cottonwoods ($1,000 to $4,999): Anonymous, Budding Artist Foundation, Tony & Caroline Grant, William Hall, Carla Hatley, William Klingelhoffer and Jill Brindel, Rosamund Palmer, Kevin Quan & Whitney Huang Quan, Nicholas Sofroniew, Josefa Vaughan & Charles N. Boone

Sacred Cypresses ($500 to $999): Valeria Barbero, Friends of School of the Arts Foundation, Julianne F. and David J. Mehegan, Luned Palmer, Ashley Springer

Magical Manzanitas ($100 to $499): Dennis Abbe, Ravi Agarwal, Marilyn Bancel, Carol U. Barnes, Clara Basile, Sherwood Bishop, Victor Bonfilio, Louise China Brotsky and Dan Roth, John Burke, Beau Casey, Patricia Deuter, Jon Diamond, Cherie Evans, Xiao Fei, Ann & Guy Flores, John C. Friedberg, Paul Griffin, Nicole Halbreiner, Scott Harris, Charles Houston, Rosalima V. Ireland, Fran Johns, Andrea Kasler, Philip and Sally Kipper, Kohn Family Trust, Marissa Kunz, Jeff M Le, James Lemon, Donna Logan, Eve Lynch, Rebecca & Sergio Maggi, Wallace D. Mersereau, Yolanda Garcia Moreno, Thomas O’Leary, AR Orden, Heather Schoell, Sheila Schwartz, Malini Singh, Margaret Sullivan, Saarika Sharma, Bette Spencer, Jennifer Spencer, Tish Valva, Velvet Van Bueren, Kathryn Van Dyke, Randolph Varney, The Vaughan Family Charitable Fund, Arwen Vaughan, Misha and Charles Vaughan, Julie & Michael Whitcomb Fund, Felicia Zurich

Amazing Acorns ($99 or less): Andrea Brewster & Seyed Alavi, John Beech, Susan Carter, Jeffrey Skarda & Penelope Cerling, Rodney Chin, Beth Cook, Linda & Stephen Dever, Marsha Felton, Candace Forest, Diane & John Fulton, Ryan Gaulocher, Malcolm H. Gissen & Judith Cohen, Wanda Hansen, Linda M. Hope, Chizu Houston, Diane E. Jacobs, Deborah & Bennett Jacobstein, Bonnie Kirkland, June Lee, Christopher Mecham, Eva Monroe, Jill Roisen, Paul Saiki, Adisa Sefic, Betsy Shafer, Kazuye Suyematsu, Lan Tran, Kay Weber, Ann Wettrich, Keiko Wilson, Jill Winegardner

Donations in Support of, or to Honor: For all that ArtSeed Accomplishes: Julianne F. and David J. Mehegan: “Josefa, Thanks for remembering my family from our days on Arguello Blvd. I appreciate ArtSeed’s artistic communications.”; For Sally Burke: John Burke; For Sabine Gysens: Dennis Abbe, Ravi Agarwal, Clara Basile, Forest Candace, Beth Cook, Cherie Evans, Philip and Sally Kipper, Eva Monroe, Thomas O’Leary, Paul Saiki, Malini K. Singh, Saarika Sharma, Lan Tran, Randolph Varney: “This donation is from John King and Randy Varney, with love to our dear friend Sabine!”, Jill Winegardner; In honor of James Alan Honeycutt: Christopher Mecham; For Annika Houston: Charles Jr Houston; For Eileen Keller: Victor Bonfilio; In honor of Jim Melchert: Kazuye Suyematsu; For Mother Tongue: Valeria Barbero; For Luned Palmer: Luned Palmer, Rosamund Palmer, Nicole Halbreiner; In loving memory of William Roisen: Jill Roisen; For Jennifer Spencer: Bette Spencer; For Aberswyth Van Bueren: Velvet Van Bueren; In honor of George Vaughan: Josefa Vaughan; For Josefa Vaughan: Xiao Fei, The Vaughan Family Charitable Fund, Ryley Gaulocher, Rose and Gabe Ireland, Jeff M Le, AR Orden, Arwen Vaughan, Felicia Zurich; For Susan Wang: Josefa Vaughan

Pro Bono/In-kind Donors: Scott Harris, ArtSales commission discount; Matt Boris (computer, monitor, plan & Techsoup access, RemotePC, various accessories) Asian Art Museum, Books Inc., Café RX, Causwells Restaurant, Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair, Flying Cloud Retreat, Hand Touch Nail Care, Inn at the Presidio, Photograph & Frame, Presidio Bowl Center

Core Volunteers: Patricia Aveni, Thomas Peter Graves, Adisa Sefic, Shaye Starkey

Youth Council: Willow L., Moselle M., Sasha M., Shoshana P., Josh S., William S.

Board of Directors: Edna Arterberry, William “Bill” Bicknell, Kevin Quan, Josefa Vaughan

Advisory Board: Charles Boone, Matthew Boriskin, Annette Brinton, Tony Grant, Sabine Gysens, Jeff Hastings, Marissa Kunz & Peter Mann, Bryant Lui, Arwen Vaughan, Ann Wettrich

Apprentices & Interns: Kaila A., Patricia Aveni, Karina K., Moselle M., Sasha M.

Core Veteran Participants: Daniel Evenhouse, Thomas Peter Graves, Thor Hansen, Brent Rowden, David Stokes, Janet Walker

Core Staff: Josefa Vaughan, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director, Lead Artist, Summer Intensive; Jennifer Spencer, Office Manager (3/2/17 to present)

Teaching Artists & Guest Presenters

Partnerships: Tides Inc./Tides Converge, The Point Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard, California Lawyers for the Arts, Budding Artist Foundation, BATS Improv, Waypoint Wealth Partners, San Francisco Department of Veteran Affairs, LifeSpheres (formerly Ardicare Foundation), Think Round, Inc.