In-Kind Contirubutions have enriched SingersMarin from the start.

Contact us to discuss the ways that you can further our goals with an In-Kind Contribution

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 Thank you to our current In-Kind Donors, who support our organization through donations of goods and/or services:

Command Productions
Fast Forward (Winifred MacLeod, Publisher)
Fleur Essence Salon (Stephanie Burke)
J.B. PIano
Lady Bug Styling Salon
Link Works
Mary's Futons
Mill Valley Services
MilVali Salon (Jessika Adams de Vazquez and Deb Monti)
Mountain Play (Nancy Fickbohm)
Richmond Country Club
Sandra Popovich Graphic Design
San Francisco Exploratorium (Ruth Brown)
United Markets (Bill Daniels)



A Legacy of Song

With a rich past and an exciting vision for the future, SingersMarin is proud to provide a valuable community resource for those who wish to use their voices to uplift the spirits of others with joyful song.

We are pleased to announce a new planned giving program- SingersMarin Legacy Society.

We would deeply appreciate you considering Singers Marin in your financial, estate and philanthropic plans. With a bequest or other planned gift, you can provide the means necessary to ensure future generations of music lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy the same high caliber performances enjoyed today.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary charitable estate planning consultation, please contact Jan Pedersen Schiff at (415)383-3712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


If you would like to manage portfolio risk by paring down your exposure to stock, consider making a gift of stock to SingersMarin

Savvy donors make charitable gifts of appreciated property, (not just stocks), because it benefits them economically. When you make a gift of appreciated stock:

  • You get a charitable income tax deduction
  •  You avoid paying taxes on the capital gain
 If you have held the asset for more than twelve months, you may claim a tax deduction for the fair market value (FMV), rather than the purchase price, of your securities. (The IRS says that FMV is the average of the high and low for the price of your stock on the day it is transferred to a charitable organization.)

These benefits apply to shares of mutual funds too.

How it Works: Jason W. Owns shares in XYZ Company and wishes to make a donation to Singers Marin. He bought the shares in 2001 for $4000. Today they are worth $10,000. In Jason’s tax bracket, if he sold the stock, he would pay approximately $1600 in State and Federal taxes, netting him $8,400 after tax. If he gives the stock to SingersMarin, he receives a charitable deduction for the Full $10, 000. That deduction will reduce his taxes by about $3,600.

The cost of making the donation is the $8,400 Jason would have netted from the sale of the stock, less the $3, 600 in tax savings from the charitable deduction. It would cost Jason only $4,800 to give $10,000 to SingersMarin!

Because SingersMarin is a qualified charity, 510(c)3, it can sell Jason’s shares without paying taxes. The organization receives the full benefit of the $10,000 contribution.

How to Transfer your Shares.

To make it easy for donors, SingersMarin has established an account with Charles Schwab & Co.

  •  If the securities are in your account at Schwab, call Schwab (866-855-6770) and ask them to journal the shares from your account to the SingersMarin account.
  •  If the securities are held an another brokerage/financial institution, call your representative to initiate the transfer.
  •  If the securities are in your possession, do the following in the presence of a notary or a person who can give you a signature guarantee: On the space at the back of the certificate, between the words “appoint” and “attorney”, have all owners write Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and sign the certificate exactly as their names appear on it. Bring it to the nearest Schwab branch or mail it, with a letter instructing Schwab to deposit the shares in the SingersMarin account. Send the certificates and letter of instruction by registered, certified or overnight mail, return receipt requested.
For mutual funds shares held directly at the mutual fund, ask your fund to initiate the transfer.

The SingersMarin Schwab account is titled: Choral Singers of Marin. The account number is 1180-9905. Call or email the SingersMarin office and they will assist you with the process:

(415) 383-3712 

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Thank you to our Concert Sponsors!

Galaxy Sponsors

Berger Family   Northern Trust, &  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Constellation Sponsor

Atel Foundation

Supernova Sponsor

The Dutton Family

Comet Sponsors

Bogle Vineyards, 
Gallo Winery, & Grey Family Foundation

Starfire Sponsors

Walter & Fran Hall, Bill & Susan Hoehler, Juliana Jensen, & Charles Coleman 

Donations in Memory of Catherine “Kitty” Houghton

Anonymous, Robert & Tori Brant, Lenore Davies, Cindy Flinn, Pam Keon, Penelope Markrack, Abigail Millikan States, Susan Pilner , 
Oveda Rutledge, Donna & Mark Saberman, Jan & Tom Schiff, Mark Wiedenmayer


Gwyneth Walker Commission Donors

Robert & Nadine Akins, Mary Anderson & Jeff Harris, Robert & Pat Bilger, Pete & Sue Bowser, Lenore & Robert Davies, Alan & Carol Feren, Nancy Fickbohm, Sue & Bill Hoehler, Catherine Houghton, Susie Jacobs, Carolyn Losee, Millie Lutge, Susanne & Jeffrey Lyons, Penny Markrack, Holly Kaiser & Vasco Morias, Shakira Rowyn, Donna & Mark Saberman, Jan Pedersen Schiff, Charles & Eileen Seifert, Sybil Skinner, Sharon Staley, Terri Tiret-Swenson, Nathan & Theodora Yee, Frieda Zolan 

Concert Donors

Marie-Luise Otto, Deborah Spencer



Donor Category Descriptions

Centaurus Donors
($1,000 to $9,999)
Atel Capital Group, Chuck & Melissa Berger, The Dutton Family, Carol & Alan Feren, Catherine Houghton, County of Marin, Susie Jacobs, Susanne & Jeff Lyons, Marin Music Chest, Northern Trust, Tom & Jan Schiff, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Mark Wiedenmayer  
Ursa Major Donors

($500 - $999)

Aetna Foundation, Robert & Nadine Akins, Mary Anderson & Jeff Harris , Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Tori & Bob Brant, Bogle Vineyards, Seth & Allison Ferguson, Bill & Susan Hoehler, E.&J. Gallo Winery, Lorie Hartman , Grey, Family Foundation, Lindskog Family Investments, James Morando, Marie-Luise Otto, Richard & Susan Perlstein, Charles Seagrave, Margaret Sporcich, Union Bank
Lyra Donors

($250 - $499)

Robert Abbott, Bank of Marin, Pat Callahan & David Dee , Bob & Lenore Davies, Walter & Fran Hall, Hospice of Marin, Juliana Jensen , Pam Keon, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Arlene Roberts, Mark & Donna Saberman, Elmo Shopshire & Pam Wendell, Stephen & Carolyn Spitz, Terri & Steven Tiret, Theodora and Nathan Yee
Corona Borealis Donors

($100 - $249)
Anonymous, Cecilia Brown, Robert & Pat Bilger, Pete & Sue Bowser, Charles Cain, Sabrina Clark, Ralph & Susan Cole, Gordon Danielson, Carol Donohoe, Charles & Chase Ewald, Margery Entwisle, Robert & Dianne, Featherstone, Cindy Flinn, Bob Gordon, Harold Jacobson, Juliana Jensen, Holly Kaiser & Vasco Morais, Deborah Learner , Carolyn Losee, Penny Markrack, Mill Valley Market, Char Maassen, Valerie Miller, Abigail Millikan-States, James &, Julie Morin-Wisner, Claudia Mosias, Mark Northcross, Marie Luise Otto, Howard & Martha Parker, Joseph Passanisi, Susan Pilner , Oveda Rutledge, Scott Family Fund, Charles & Eileen Seifert, Rick Shinozaki, Sybil Skinner, Smith Ranch Homes, Deborah Spencer, Jacob Sung, The Tamalpais, Ruthellen Toole, Sandy Rubay Turner, Union Bank, Brian & Cari Vaeth, Colin & Silvana Wong
Pegasus Donors

(up to $99)
Gary Appell, Allen & Lynn Barr, Gustel & Henry Berkowitz, Bernard & Cathy Blumberg, Devi Brown, Bea Brydon, Toni & Alan Denmark, Drake Terrace, Charles Dunkel, Vernon & Elka Dwelly, Carl & Peggy Erickson, Maurice Feren, Nancy Fickbohm, Carolyn Gregory, Cliff & Dorothy Haaland, Fiona Hansen, Julia & Russell Keil, Elsie Krinitsky, Linda Little, Millie Lutge, Magic Flute, Jane McClure, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Charles & Beth Pedersen, Graciela Pera, Susan Pilner, Yvonne Postelle, Joel & Barbara Renbaum, John Ryan &, Sarah Klein, Renee Rymer, Ellen Seh, Don & Nancy Seitas, Penelope Smith, Phillip Smith, Martin & Rochelle Yonas, Audrey Zavell , Frieda Zolan

In Honor of:

Tori Brant by Julia and Russell Keil
Olivia Lang- Brown by Cecilia Brown
Carol Feren by Deborah Horwitz
Holly Kaiser by Henry & Gustel Berkowitz
Jan Pedersen Schiff by Barbara Schechner

We applaud our Event and Silent Auction supporters that donated to our
11th Annual Gala “A Star-Studded Evening.”
Alan Abrams LLC,  Amanda Morando, Argonaut Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno, Beach Blanket Babylon, Ben & Jerry’s Bon Air Center - Greenbrae, Benefit Cosmetics s Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bertolli’s Auto Body Shop Inc, Boca Pizzeria, Brushless Car Wash, California Film Institute, California Pizza Kitchen, Castelli Collection, Catherine Houghton, Charles M. Schultz Museum & Research Center, Charles Seagrave, Christine’s Upper Crust Pies, Cinemark s Century Theaters, Cinema West, Tiburon Playhouse, Claremont Resort and Spa, Comforts, Computer Connection of Marin, Craig’s Party Store, CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) di Rosa art alive!, Diamond Sport Cards, Dipsea Café, El Dorado Hotel & Casino, Ellen Seh, EO Products, Essential Skin Care, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Five Points Fitness, Foodniks, George Cagwin, Golden Gate Highway and Transportation District, Heath Ceramics, Hotel Nikko, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, iFly SF Bay, Incredible Adventures, Insalata’s Restaurant - Takeout & Catering, James Morando, Jan Pedersen Schiff, Jason’s Restaurant, Jaffe Estate Winery, Jeff Oakes Design, Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lark Theater, Laser Center of Marin, Main Treat, Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, Marin Brewing Co., Marin Center, Marin Headlands Hostel, Marin Joe’s, Marin Symphony Association, Marin Theatre Company, Marin Oriental Rug House, Max’s Corte Madera, Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites, Michael Merrill Design Studio, Michel Sherman, Mill Valley Car Wash, Milvali Salon and Cosmetics, Modern Sailing School & Club, Morton & Bassett Spices, Mountain Play Association, Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant, Neiman Marcus, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Oakland Athletics, Osher Marin JCC, Outback Steakhouse, Papa Murphy’s - Bon Air Center, Paparazzi, Piazza D’Angelo, Pier 39, Plumpjack Balboa Café, Poggio, Prabh Indian Kitchen, Public House – ATT Park, Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf, Richmond Country Club, Rickey’s Restaurant & Bar, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Robins Auto Service, Rocco’s Pizza and Pasta, Ross Valley Players, Royal Coach Car Wash, Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib, Salt & Pepper – Tiburon, Sam’s Café – Tiburon, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Wax Museum, Sarah Oliver Handbags, Scandinavian Child, Sephora Novato, Servino Ristorante, SF Bay Adventures, Simco Restaurants – Wipeout Bar & Grill – Fog Harbor Fish House – Pier Market, Smuin Ballet, Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine, Southwest Airlines, Starry Night Winery, Stefano’s Solar Powered Pizza, Straus Family Creamery, SusieCakes Bakery, Tavern at Lark Creek, TerraNova s Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry, Tim Hockenberry, The Blues Jeans Bar, The Capitol Steps, The Caprice Restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, The Counter – Custom Built Burgers – Corte Madera, The Melting Pot of Larkspur, The Spinnaker, The Stinking Rose – San Francisco, The Style Bar, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Tiburon Playhouse, Tracy Bell Designs, Trader Joe’s, Unique Boutique, Waypoint Pizza, Whole Foods, Woodlands Pet Food & Treats, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 


There are many ways that the corporate and business community can support Singers Marin.  This underwriting is vital to the successful continuation of our programs in the community.

  • Become a sponsor of a specific concert: holiday, spring, retirment home
  • Underwrite the advertising costs for a concert or special event
  • Pay for the cost of a guest artist or the hiring of several musicians 
  • Finance one or multiple tour scholarships
  • Donate goods or services to our annual silent and live auction
  • Make matching gifts on behalf of your employees
  • Make an in-kind contribution to our general operations by donating equipment or supplies

In return for your company’s financial support, SingersMarin will be pleased to publicly acknowledge your generosity at our public concerts, as well as expose your name and logo through our printed programs, posters, postcards, newsletters, and our new website.  Let us help you raise your profile in the community by showing your support of music education and the arts in Marin County. Please view our Circle of Friends.

Here is a list of our current corporate, and business donors:

Atel Capital
Bank of Marin
Bogle Vineyards
City National
Core Asset Management
Gallo Winery
Mary's Futons
Mill Valley Market
Mollie Stones
Nothern Trust
The Magic Flute
Union Bank
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

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Our printed Concert Program Guide reaches large audiences of local families, their friends and relations, as well as our retirement home audiences.  These are all excellent marketing targets for your business.  We will begin to distribute copies of the guide at our performances starting in December and into May, including our annual holiday concert on December 22, 2013 at the Marin Center, Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.  The guide will continue to be distributed throughout our 2013-2014 concert season with an additional summer edition.  

As an incentive, we offer ticket vouchers to our Holiday Concert to all advertisers who list with us for the full season as follows:  eighth page – one ticket; quarter page – two tickets; half page – four tickets; full page – eight tickets.  Please complete the Advertising Agreement and send it along with your check, or you may call the office and pay by credit card. The ad copy itself is due by October 15. For more information or questions, please call the office at 415-383-3712.

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Phone: 415-383-3712

Fax: 415-383-7289

Thank you to this year's advertisers.  We appreciate your support.

Atel Capital
Bank of Marin
Bogle Vineyards
City National
Core Asset Management
Gallo Winery
Mary's Futons
Mill Valley Market
Nothern Trust
The Magic Flute
Union Bank
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage