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):

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

Spectacular Sequoias ($5,000 to $9,999):

Courageous Cottonwoods ($1,000 to $4,999): Budding Artist Foundation, Tony & Caroline Grant, William Hall, Carla Hatley, Rosamund Palmer, Kevin Quan & Whitney Huang Quan, Nicholas Sofroniew, Josefa Vaughan

Sacred Cypresses ($500 to $999): William Klingelhoffer and Jill Brindel, Friends of School of the Arts Foundation, Julianne F. and David J. Mehegan, Luned Palmer

Magical Manzanitas ($100 to $499): Dennis Abbe, Ravi Agarwal, Marilyn Bancel, Sherwood Bishop, Louise China Brotsky and Dan Roth, Cherie Evans, Xiao Fei, Charles Houston, Rosalima V Ireland, Philip and Sally Kipper, Marissa Kunz, Jeff M Le, Thomas O’Leary, Malini Singh, Margaret Sullivan, Saarika Sharma, Bette Spencer, Jennifer Spencer, The Vaughan Family Charitable Fund, Velvet Van Bueren, Randolph Varney, Arwen Vaughan, Misha and Charles Vaughan

Amazing Acorns ($99 or less): Andrea Brewster & Seyed Alavi, Susan Carter, Beth Cook, Linda & Stephen Dever, Marsha Felton, Candace Forest, Ryan Gaulocher, Chizu Houston, Eva Monroe, Paul Saiki, Adisa Sefic, Betsy Shafer, Lan Tran, Rena Thomas, 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 Josefa Vaughan: Xiao Fei, The Vaughan Family Charitable Fund, Ryley Gaulocher, Rose and Gabe Ireland, Jeff M Le, Arwen Vaughan; For Sabine Gysens: Dennis Abbe, Ravi Agarwal, Forest Candace, Beth Cook, Cherie Evans, Philip and Sally Kipper, Eva Monroe, Paul Saiki, Malini K. Singh, Saarika Sharma, Lan Tran, Randolph Varney; In honor of George Vaughan: Josefa Vaughan; For Annika Houston: Charles Jr Houston; For Luned Palmer: Luned Palmer, Rosamund Palmer; For Aberswyth Van Bueren: Velvet Van Bueren, For Jennifer Spencer: Bette Spencer

Pro Bono/In-kind Donors: Flying Cloud Retreat, Inn at the Presidio, Presidio Bowl Center, Photograph & Frame, Causwells Restaurant, Asian Art Museum, Café RX, Books Inc., Hand Touch Nail Care, Cobbler’s Bench Shoe Repair

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.