2017/18 DONORS

2017/18 DONORS

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association
2017-2018 Season Sponsors

The Association expresses its gratitude to all who have made contributions to the success of this season and especially to the following for their extraordinary support.




The late Berne Davis was a member of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association for over 68 years. She was our very first Series Sponsor for the 1995-96 Season, a Program Sponsor since the 1997-98 season, and our Series Underwriter for six years. This year Alexandra Bremner and her mother, Eunice Bremner are our Series Underwriters honoring the memory of their beloved aunt and sister, Berne. They want to continue the tradition of support for the Association which she felt was so important to our community. They have both been involved with many of Berne’s philanthropies over the years, including serving on the Board of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers, and now we are thrilled that Alexandra has been elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association, following in Aunt Berne’s footsteps.

Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank is expanding their support for Community Concerts this year as Program Sponsor for our first concert, Piano Battle.  Recognized as one of the outstanding Community Banks in the country, they are also noted for their monetary contributions and involvement of their personnel with non-profit organizations.  We are thrilled to have them as a new Program Sponsor.

One of the Association’s most ardent opera fans, Madeleine R. Taeni is pleased to be the Program Sponsor again for our opera.  This year her choice is Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.  A staple of the operatic repertoire around the world, ranked 6th by Operabase, this is one of her favorites and hopes it is
one of our audience’s, too.

The Program Sponsor for National Dance Company of Siberia is a long-time Family Friend.  This sponsorship is given in memory of Barbara B. Mann and her many years of tirelessly promoting the performing arts in our area and her devotion to presenting unique performances to our audiences.

Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva is sponsored by Board Member “Rob” Diefenbach and his wife, Ruth, who live part time in New York City and, fortunately for our area spend their winters here.  As long time admirers of Mr. Perlman, they are thrilled to assist in providing this opportunity to present the reigning virtuoso of the violin.

Our final concert of the season brings to Southwest Florida, for the first time, The National Symphony of Cuba and two more first time Program Sponsors.


  • Alexandra Bremner and Eunice Bremner in memory of Berne Davis


  • A Family Friend
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. Robert Diefenbach
  • Gloria Jordan and Jose Manuel Rodriguez
  • Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank
  • Madeleine R. Taeni


  • Robert Schuster in Loving Memory of Rita Rose Schuster



  • Lynn and Chip Cantisano
  • Robin and Kathy Dean
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis L. Howington
  • Michael F. Kelly
  • Michael and Rosemary Sentelik
  • Linda J. Smith
  • Marilyn and Bob Adkins
  • Marjorie and Gene Bilotti
  • Sunshine T. Bobo in memory of Barbara B. Mann
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alan Cadkin
  • Robert H. Crossman
  • Donald L. Fjellin
  • Ellie Fox
  • Cecil W. Gayler, Ph.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hughes
  • Kathy Kleist
  • Dr. and Mrs. Randy Knific
  • Mark and Barbara Mintz
  • Harry W. Mohlmann
  • Dorothy and Charles Munsch
  • Robert Pease
  • Robert and Reina Schlager
  • Phyllis Scroggie
  • Sonia Wagner
  • Ruby Jean Wiltshire


  • Philip and Susan Beavers
  • Dance Bochette
  • Jane E. de Lisser
  • Donald and Mary Carol Dillinger
  • Dr. Robert and Alice Freeny
  • Mr. and Mrs. David C. Hall
  • Richard and Barbara Hansen
  • David and Kay Higgins
  • Ann and Gene Hintz
  • Cheryl Honc
  • Dr. Janice Ann Hughes
  • Dee and Don Hunter


  • Paul and Joyce Ann Kascsak
  • Marcia Lopata
  • Stephen and Jane Lukowicz
  • Frank and Mary Lee Mann
  • S. R. Maxeiner, Jr.
  • Philip and Sandra Mezey
  • Robin and Jan Mills
  • Ed and Sandi Monahan
  • Robert and Paula Novander
  • Betty and Willey Parker
  • James and Laquita Passauer
  • Durrell and Karen Phillips
  • John and Donna Poole
  • Anthony and Madelyn Ranno
  • Ulrich and Josette Rudow
  • Dr. Christof & Renate Schaertlin
  • Barbara Shafer
  • Victoria and Bruce Stephan
  • Katrin Sternberg
  • Dr. Mila Strasburg
  • Vicki and Alan Taylor
  • Pat and Charles Tylander
  • Phyllis A. Westerman
  • William and Maureen Workman


  • George and Elaine Alexander and
    Caterpillar Foundation
  • Charles R. Appler
  • Linda Aronson
  • Dr. Adriana Austin
  • Ron and Pat Bailer
  • Patricia Rae Barsse’
  • Antoinette and Peter Bauer
  • Ted and Doris Borkstrom
  • Gloria Boudreau
  • Neolah Burlingame
  • Joan Burroughs
  • Carol Butler
  • Deborah Butler
  • Charlie and Miriam Byers
  • Katherine Caldwell
  • Robert and Bonnie Chamberlain
  • Alfred Chapnick
  • Conrad and Ellie Cherry
  • Frances Clement
  • Kathy Cook
  • Louise and Chris Cragg
  • Martha Cunningham
  • Jeanne Davis
  • Dr. Richard and Judi Davis
  • Ron and Amy Del Bianco
  • Wesly and Sophie Dirks
  • Judy and Dion Dow
  • Robert and Julia Duffney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Edwards
  • Maureen P. English
  • Alice and David Fitzcharles
  • Donald and JoAnn Fosselman
  • Richard and Gail Foster
  • Tomas and Eva Frejka
  • Heide Gabriel-Zwaetz
  • Elizabeth Gearing and
  • Jack Edgerly
  • Joseph and Mary Gormley
  • Sue B. Grimes
  • Carl and Linda Grispino
  • Muriel Hackney
  • Peter and Elizabeth Halpern
  • Peggy and Frank Harmon
  • Nora Harmon


  • Sam and Sandra Haynie
  • Teddy Joy Hogle
  • Wallace D. Hunter, Ph.D.
  • David and Annabelle Hutson and
    IBM International Foundation
  • James Hynden
  • Bernette K. Jaffe
  • Joseph and Colleen Jansen
  • John and Sandra Kampner
  • Suzanne Keen
  • Bradley and Nina Keller
  • Patricia Klebba
  • Mrs. Elaine T. Koenig
  • Dr. Bill Kroll and
  • Nick LaBean
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kyle
  • Bernard and Deborah Lamach
  • Henning and Gertrud Lauer
  • Rob and Kathy Leitch
  • Jeanne Logeais
  • Dr. Thomas and Linda Logio
  • Perry and Sylvia Longaker
  • Stephen Machiz, MD
  • George T. and Jena Mann
  • Craig and Jeannie Martin
  • David and Connie McCormick
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis X. McGinn
  • Janet L. McKinney
  • Nancy Mead
  • Barbara and Donald Meckler
  • Barbara Mitchell
  • Robert D. Moore
  • Carol Lee Morgan
  • John and Catherine Muskovac
  • Chris Nellans
  • Cynthia and Steve Novak
  • William and Jocelyn Paterson
  • Nancy J. Paul
  • Thomas and Debra Plant
  • Tom Poe
  • Andrew Popp
  • Karen Porch
  • Richard and Elizabeth Porell
  • Lorraine and Ron Prevost
  • Eugene S. Pronicki
  • Richard and Helen Quodomine
  • Penny and Nick Ranson
  • Robert P. Rapp
  • Carol C. Robinson
  • Frank and Ruth Rogers
  • Susan Rosenberg and
  • Ken Gerson
  • Ann H. Rozema
  • Rosetta and Bill Rush
  • Michael and Verena Schneider-Christians
  • Lawrence and Arlene Schuetz
  • Alvin and Eileen Schwartz
  • Sylvia Seer
  • Joseph H. Silverstein
  • Norton and Judith Sims
  • Edward J. Sindelar
  • John and Carolyn Smith and
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Victor and Jacqueline Solomon
  • Gary Spencer and
  • Cynthia Mayer
  • John Stefani and
  • Sharon McAllister
  • William and Barbara Stewart
  • Victoria Strich
  • Beverly Taht
  • Berneda Taylor
  • Lois W. Teerling
  • Neil and Ruth Tessler
  • Polly Timberlake
  • John J. Trapp and
  • Catherine A. Holt
  • Jack and Jeanne Tyrer
  • Jeri Vahrenhorst
  • Bert and Isabelle van Beever
  • Garrett T. Van Siclen
  • Ann Wadsworth
  • Larry and Jacqueline Wagner
  • Gerri Westlund
  • Karen and Bruce Wilburn
  • Margie B. Willis
  • Dan and Gladys Wood
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. Dennis Yavorsky
  • Charmaine Yeadon
  • Paul and Nancy Young
  • Sandra and Herb Zakrison


  • Helen Allen
  • Ed and Barbara Anderson
  • Barbara Audet
  • Edwin Barselle
  • Elaine Boyrer
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Brookfield
  • Rose Cushion
  • Frances D’Alessandro
  • Moira J. Dana
  • Laura Dunlap
  • Sylvia Eidus
  • Ralph and Olive Fabisiak
  • Margaret Farago
  • Suzanne Ferguson
  • Mary Ann Ferrarese
  • Steve and June France
  • George and Lois Frank


  • Joanne Gaede
  • Gabrielle and Donald Gilmore
  • Susan B. Herbel
  • Gordon and Judy Hirsch
  • Lauretta Hubbard
  • Barbara Ison
  • Janice Lapitsky
  • Martha Layne
  • Frank Lee
  • Phillip and Charlotte Lefton
  • Peter and Nel Lenshoek
  • Robert and Marsha Leo
  • Lynne B. Lewin
  • Paula MacIlwaine
  • William Madden
  • Dorothy Marshall
  • Jamie Murray
  • Charlotte Nelson
  • Barbara Nielsen
  • Martin and Enid Packard
  • Candace Patton
  • Harold and Marlene Payne
  • Lorraine Polasek
  • Ruthann Price
  • Putzi Reitter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Robertson
  • Shirley Russell
  • Monika Scala
  • Wayne and Jan Schneider
  • Victoria Shankland
  • Betteann Sherman
  • Barbara and Peter Smith
  • Charlotte K. Stiles
  • Jim and Kathie Walch
  • Janet Ware

Well Wisher

  • Nancy and Robert Armocida
  • Csaba and Klara Bessko
  • Marion Blodgett
  • Catherine and William Bogar
  • Anne and John Burden
  • Kathleen S. Cadle
  • Bernice Campbell
  • Annette and Rocky Cantalupo
  • Elizabeth R. Carter
  • Sue Citterman
  • Roger and Carolyn Clary
  • Marcia Connors
  • Mary Barbara Coons
  • Bill and Lee Cross
  • Dr. Richard and Joan Davis
  • Ann L. Deignan
  • Michael Deramo
  • Mario and Marie Di Rosa
  • Evelyn M. Doyle
  • Richard C. Doyon
  • Doreen Faulkner
  • Bernard and JoAnne Fowler
  • Helen M. Frank
  • Fran and Vincent Gatti
  • Elissa Goldstein
  • Nona Gronau
  • Sue Groskreutz
  • Kay Holloway
  • Ed and Kim Hurwitz
  • Gloria Katz
  • Robert and Nancy Kohlbecker
  • Joe and Diane Kristof
  • Jean Kyte
  • Lance Landgraf
  • Phyllis Liebman
  • Paul and Janet Mathieu
  • Philomena Mehr
  • John and Angela Moran
  • Bud and Martha Bud Ogden
  • Helaine Olivares
  • Frank and Pat Powers
  • David Rampp and
  • Jim Wagner
  • Mike and Ava Roeder
  • Harold Schuetz
  • Harry Shaprio
  • Stanley and Juanita Slonina
  • Ann-Marie Smith
  • Nan Sprague
  • Joel and Renee Sugar
  • Charles and Barbara Surmonte
  • Keith and Kathey Szyperski
  • Rosanne Taylor and
  • Ed Ripperger
  • Ms. Motoko Walz
  • Clyde and Priscilla Yerkes
  • Dr. Jeffrey and Judy Zaller


You can purchase memberships by calling (239) 693-4849, printing out the Subscription Order Form and mailing it to our post office box.

After October 8th, all membership and single ticket inquiries should go to 239-489-4171, our direct Community Concert line at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office.

Attention Lee County School Board employees. Phone 239-489-4171 for your special rates and students’ free season memberships or single concert tickets.