2018/2019 DONORS

2018/2019 DONORS

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association
2018-2019 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 69 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 again 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 Alexandra is now serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association, following in Aunt Berne’s footsteps.


The Program Sponsor for our first concert, National Symphony Orchestra of Romania is a long-time Family Friend.  This sponsorship is given in memory of the many years of tirelessly promoting the performing arts in our area and the devotion to presenting unique performances to our audiences of one of our founders, Barbara B. Mann.


Madeleine R. Taeni, one of the Association’s most ardent opera fans is pleased to be the Program Sponsor again for our opera.  This year her choice is Puccini’s “Tosca.”  She loves this thrilling opera and knows our audience will, too.


Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank is our Program Sponsor for the Russian National Orchestra.  They are noted for their monetary contributions and involvement of their personnel with non-profit organizations.  Our Treasurer, David C. Hall is the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


The performance of “Cinderella” by the Russian National Ballet Theatre is also being sponsored by Board Member Madeleine R. Taeni.  Her love of the ballet is only second to her love of opera.  Her contributions make it possible for Community Concerts to be the only organization in the area which presents both an opera and a ballet in its season.


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 that he has regained his health after having to cancel his appearance here in 2018.


Our final concert brings to Fort Myers Community Concerts for the second time, Sir James Galway, Flutist.  Board Member and Sponsor Pamela Templeton and her husband Bruce Bauman, who were not members when Sir James helped us celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 1999, have been eagerly anticipating his return for our 70th Season.


  • Alexandra Bremner and Eunice Bremner in memory of Berne Davis


  • Anonymous
  • Ruth and Robert Diefenbach
  • Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
  • Madeleine R. Taeni
  • Pamela Templeton


  • Robert Schuster in Loving Memory of Rita Rose Schuster



  • Robin and Kathy Dean
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis L. Howington
  • Joseph and Colleen Jansen
  • Michael F. Kelly
  • Craig and Jeannie Martin
  • Michael and Rosemary Sentelik
  • Marilyn and Bob Adkins
  • Marjorie and Gene Bilotti
  • Sunshine T. Bobo in memory of Barbara B. Mann
  • Robert H. Crossman
  • John and Gloria Fassett
  • Donald L. Fjellin
  • Virginia Fleming
  • Ellie Fox
  • Kleist Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Mark and Barbara Mintz
  • Dorothy and Charles Munsch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hughes
  • Betty and Willey Parker
  • Robert and Carol Pease
  • Robert and Reina Schlager
  • Phyllis Scroggie
  • Sonia Wagner
  • Ruby Jean Wiltshire


  • Philip and Susan Beavers
  • Charlene and James Bernard
  • Jane E. de Lisser
  • Dr. Robert and Alice Freeny
  • Mr. and Mrs. David C. Hall
  • Richard and Barbara Hansen
  • David and Kay Higgins
  • Ann and Gene Hintz


  • Dr. Janice Ann Hughes
  • Dee and Don Hunter
  • Jerome Kaiser
  • Paul and Joyce Ann Kascsak
  • Marcia Lopata
  • Stephen and Jane Lukowicz
  • Frank and Mary Lee Mann
  • Philip and Sandra Mezey
  • Ed and Sandi Monahan
  • James and Laquita Passauer
  • Durrell and Karen Phillips
  • John and Donna Poole
  • Ulrich and Josette Rudow
  • Barbara Shafer
  • Victoria and Bruce Stephan
  • Pat and Charles Tylander
  • Phyllis Westerman


  • George and Elaine Alexander and Caterpillar Foundation
  • Charles R. Appler
  • Linda Aronson
  • Dr. Adriana Austin
  • Avard Law Offices
  • Ron and Pat Bailer
  • Patricia Rae Barsse’
  • Anne Belida
  • Charlotte and Joseph Blitt
  • Ted and Doris Borkstrom
  • Gloria Boudreau
  • Neolah Burlingame
  • Charlie and Miriam Byers
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alan Cadkin
  • Katherine Caldwell
  • Robert and Bonnie Chamberlain
  • Alfred Chapnick
  • Frances Clement
  • Michael and Lawsie
  • Kathy Cook
  • Louise and Chris Cragg
  • Martha Cunningham
  • Dr. Richard and Judi Davis
  • Ron and Amy Del Bianco
  • Donald Dillinger
  • Robert and Julia Duffney
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Edwards
  • Maureen P. English
  • Mary Ann Ferrarese
  • Donald and JoAnn Fosselman
  • Richard and Gail Foster
  • Steve and June France
  • Tomas and Eva Frejka
  • Heide Gabriel-Zwaetz
  • Joseph and Mary Gormley
  • Sue B. Grimes
  • Carl and Linda Grispino
  • Dianne Hall
  • Michael Haney
  • Peggy and Frank Harmon
  • Sam and Sandra Haynie
  • Teddy Joy Hogle
  • David and Annabelle Hutson and IBM International Foundation
  • James Hynden
  • Bernette K. Jaffe
  • John and Sandra Kampner
  • Bradley and Nina Keller
  • John and Kathleen Kennedy
  • Mrs. Anne C. Kniskern
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kyle
  • Bernard and Deborah Lamach
  • Rob and Kathy Leitch
  • Jeanne Logeais
  • Dr. Thomas and Linda Logio
  • Perry and Sylvia Longaker
  • Stephen Machiz, MD
  • George T. and Jena Mann
  • Janet L. McKinney
  • Michael and Linda McVey
  • Barbara Mitchell
  • Carol Lee Morgan
  • Chris Nellans
  • Cynthia and Steve Novak
  • Robert and Paula Novander
  • Sylvester and Martha Ogden
  • John A. Pappas
  • William and Jocelyn Paterson
  • Nancy J. Paul
  • Gabriele F. Pfeiffer
  • Tom Poe
  • Karen Porch
  • Richard and Elizabeth Porell
  • Lorraine and Ron Prevost
  • Eugene S. Pronicki
  • Richard and Helen Quodomine
  • Anthony and Madelyn Ranno
  • Penny and Nick Ranson
  • Carol C. Robinson
  • Frank and Ruth Rogers
  • Susan Rosenberg and Ken Gerson
  • John Sadowski
  • Michael and Verena Schneider-Christians
  • Lawrence and Arlene Schuetz
  • Laura Dunlap
  • Al and Eileen Schwartz
  • Sylvia Seer
  • Betty Seidel
  • Peter and Mary Kay Sidell
  • Joseph H. Silverstein
  • Richard and Pamela Simon
  • Norton and Judith Sims
  • Edward J. Sindelar
  • John and Carolyn Smith
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • John Stefani and Sharon McAllister
  • Dr. Mila L. Strasburg
  • Victoria Strich
  • Beverly Taht
  • Vicki and Alan Taylor
  • Berneda Taylor
  • Neil and Ruth Tessler
  • Polly Timberlake
  • John J. Trapp and Catherine A. Holt
  • Jeri Vahrenhorst
  • Bert and Isabelle van Beever
  • Garrett T. Van Siclen
  • Larry and Jacqueline Wagner
  • Karen and Bruce Wilburn
  • William and Maureen Workman
  • Dr. and Mrs. J. Dennis Yavorsky
  • Charmaine Yeadon
  • Paul and Nancy Young
  • Sandra and Herb Zakrison
  • George Zell


  • Silvia Aizpurviete
  • Ed and Barbara Anderson
  • Barbara Audet
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Brookfield
  • Lynn and Chip Cantisano
  • Sue Citterman
  • Roger and Carolyn Clary
  • Barb Coons
  • Gail Creager
  • Rose Cushion
  • Frances D’Alessandro
  • Moira J. Dana
  • Margaret Farago
  • George and Lois Frank
  • Rusty Geiser
  • Gabrielle and Donald Gilmore


  • Peter and Elizabeth Halpern
  • Andy and Rosemarie Herkommer
  • Gordon and Judy Hirsch
  • Michael and Michela
  • Lauretta Hubbard
  • Barbara Ison
  • Gloria Katz
  • Robert and Nancy Kohlbecker
  • Pam and Michael LaRiviere
  • Martha Layne
  • FrankLee
  • Charlotte Lefton
  • Phyllis Liebman
  • Don and Eleanor Longer
  • Susan Matthews
  • Dr. and Mrs. Francis X. McGinn
  • Al and Anne Mielenhausen
  • Lorraine Polasek
  • Ruthann Price
  • Putzi Reitter
  • Monika Scala
  • Wayne and Jan Schneider
  • Victoria Shankland
  • Barbara and Peter Smith
  • Victor and Jacqueline Solomon
  • Charlotte K. Stiles
  • Marilyn Sweeney
  • Jim and Kathie Walch
  • Dr. Kay Jenkins
  • Barbara Wallingford
  • Janet Ware

Well Wisher

  • Frank Alberti
  • Nancy and Robert Armocida
  • Csaba and Klara Bessko
  • Elaine Boyrer
  • Elizabeth Bumgarner
  • Carol Butler
  • Kathleen S. Cadle
  • Elizabeth R. Carter
  • Marcia Connors
  • Ann L. Deignan
  • Bernard and JoAnne Fowler
  • Helen M. Frank
  • Fran and Vincent Gatti
  • Elissa Goldstein
  • Nona Gronau
  • Nora Harmon
  • Christine Hinkley
  • Jan Katz and Walt Ottey
  • Joe and Diane Kristof
  • Barbara Latham
  • Judy Lewis
  • George and Judith Lunsford
  • Jacqueline Marie
  • Nancy Mead
  • Philomena Mehr
  • Robert and Julia Monastero
  • John and Angela Moran
  • Jamie Murray
  • Candace Patton
  • David Rampp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Robertson
  • Harold Schuetz
  • Betteann Sherman
  • Nan Sprague
  • Joel and Renee Sugar
  • Charles and Barbara Surmonte
  • Keith and Kathey Szyperski
  • Rosanne Taylor and Ed Ripperger
  • Yevgeniya Vertsehovska
  • Ms. Motoko Walz
  • Clyde and Priscilla Yerkes
  • Pamela Zapf


You can purchase memberships by calling (239) 693-4849, printing out the Subscription Order Form and mailing it to P.O. Box 606, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

After October 12th, all membership inquiries should go to 239-481-4849, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office.

Season tickets are mailed mid November.

Attention Lee County School Board employees. Phone 239-481-4849 for your special rates and students’ free season memberships or single concert tickets.


You can purchase tickets to individual concerts by calling 239-481-4849, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Box Office after December 10, 2019.