Spark your passion today with a gift for an inspired tomorrow.

The Crested Butte Music Festival is dedicated to presenting unforgettable performances and providing meaningful educational experiences that develop the performers of tomorrow. Individuals who express their commitment to the Festival through a tax-deductible gift are a vital component to the Festival’s ongoing success. We invite you to consider a tax-deductible gift and enjoy the many benefits we offer our contributors. Make your gift today!

Season Underwriting:

Individuals who support CBMF’s annual summer performances play an essential role in bringing the finest artists to Crested Butte; nurture our distinct educational programs that transform participants; and support the presentation of free talks, public master classes and more.

One complimentary ticket to a dress rehearsal

Printed recognition in the CBMF Program Book once a year

Enjoy the above privileges, plus:

Two complimentary tickets to a dress rehearsal

Enjoy the above privileges, plus:

Invitation for two to Season Preview + Listening Party

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

New! Guided backstage access and tour of the 2018 opera production

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

New! Access to select private rehearsals during the season

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

New! Invitation for two to a Post-Concert reception with Guest Artists, Board, and fellow Season Underwriters

Leadership Circle:

Members of the Leadership Circle are our most dedicated donors whose significant gifts ensure that the Crested Butte Music Festival continues to thrive. Their generosity demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to the educational and artistic mission of the Festival, provide an integral component of our support system, and serves as a tribute to their passion for fine arts and music in the Gunnison Valley.

Enjoy all of the Platinum Underwriting privileges, plus:

Four complimentary tickets to any mainstage event

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

New! Personalized concert dedication of your choice with four complimentary tickets and use of the Piper Gallery or side garden should you wish to host a post-concert reception with the Artists (Reception arrangements to be made in advance)

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:


• Private dinner cooked by Artistic Directors at your home OR

• Artistic Director private talk at your home OR

• Special home performance by Artistic Directors

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

Lunch with Guest Artist of your choice to be arranged in the summer

Enjoy all of the above privileges, plus:

Lunch with Co-Artistic Directors

One Gold Table at the Gala in a premium location

Exclusive acknowledgment opportunities of your choice

Options include:

• Gala Presenter OR

• Master class, talk, or family series presenter

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2018 Underwriters

Kathy + Scott King

Don + Cathey Humphreys

Stephanie + Tom Seymour

Paul + Donna Witt

Tom + Linda Biery

Christe & Tim Fretthold

Ansel + Virginia Condray

Larry + Venise Stuart

Steve Bolton + Bob Valentine

Priscilla Natkins + Seth Novatt

Bruce Jackson

Dr. + Mrs. John M. Haley

Dennis + Victoria Myers

Witt Endowment

Stanley H. Feldberg New Initiatives Fund

Richard + Betty Mayer

Jim + Sue Oates

Richard + Mary Allen

Karen Yong

Dr. Sanders + Linda Benkwith

Erik + Emily Peterson

Elizabeth Roistacher + Steven Polan

Bill + Christy Manuel

Clyde + Bitsy Wyant

Mary Nell + R. Michael Beatty

Sterling + Melinda Doster

Bailie + Beverly Griffith

Hugh + Catherine Harris, Jr.

Bob + Suzanne Schutt

Virginia Stone, in memory of Jerry Stone

Craig + Cheryl Ulmer

Martha Violett, in memory of Ted Violett

Meg + Mike Smith

Margot Levy

Bill + Anne Marie Moncrief

Charles + Marcia Haley, in memory of Arvel + Charlotte Haley

Kecia + Stephen Vekovius

Joe + Becky Williams

Bruce + Debbie Alpern

Fred + Suzanne Berry

Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

John Bruno III

Susie + Reggie Coon

Ingrid Gebavi

Thomas + Anne MacFarlane

John + Christy Murchison

Don + Natalie Risinger

Anthony + Randi Stroh

Richard + Donna Bratton

James + Kaylon Phillips

RC + Joyce Benson

Peg + Jim Billick

Mike + Linda Boyd

Elizabeth + John Chenoweth

Raquel Cortina

Margaret Conable + Kevin Crandell

Dan + Jane Hallmark

Don Haver

Don + Elizabeth Janney

John Mason

Uew + Gunhild Meissner

Peter Sotos

Eugenia Zuckerman

Anonymous (1)

Sigrid + Dick Freese

Karen Hickey

Mary Evans + Pavol Kasala

Gwen Marcussen

Jeannie + Larry Wright

Mary Hense

Nora Underwood + Brian Inouye

Steven Shapiro

Brooke Wylie

Ashley Jerziorski

Mark Moorman

Dr. Anastasia Pike

Dr. Peter Schimpf


2017 Underwriters

Tom & Linda Biery

Don & Cathey Humphreys

Kathy & Scott King

Stephanie & Tom Seymour

Paul & Donna Witt

Ansel & Virginia Condray

Christe & Tim Fretthold

James M. and Ynette S. Hogue Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

Ken & Barbara Moffitt

Larry & Venise Stuart

Steve Bolton & Bob Valentine

Jo Ann Macy & Danek Bienkowski

Dr. and Mrs. John M. Haley

Bruce Jackson

Richard & Betty Mayer

Dennis & Victoria Myers

Priscilla Natkins & Seth Novatt

Lucy Porter

Anne & Bill Ronai

Barbara & Randy Rosenblatt

Bob & Suzanne Schutt

John Garrett & Donna Seligman

Lacy & Edie Williams

Gregory & Wita Wojtkowski

Karen Young

Richard & Mary Allen

Mary Nell & R. Michael Beatty

Dr. Sanders & Linda Benkwith

Roger & Darcie Bowler

Wendy & Mike Cieslak

Thomas & Sara Fotopulos

Baliey & Beverly Griffith

Bob & Barbara Kauffman

Margot Levy

Kevin & Lotte Roache

Meg & Mike Smith

Virginia Stone, in memory of Jerry Stone

Martha Violett, in memory of Ted Violett

Alice & Larry West

Joe & Becky Williams

Clyde and Bitsy Wyant

Bruce & Deborah Alpern

Joan Binkow

Richard & Donna Bratton

Clayton & Norma Claassen

Chuck Cliggett & Nancy Reimer

Don Haver

Lucy Hecker

Karen Hickey

Suzanne Joyce, in honor of Bill and Anne Ronai

John & Christy Murchison

David & Marjorie O’Reilly

William & Cynthia Peatross

Debra Sporcich

Bernd & Marta Wachter

Windsor Refrigeration

*All sponsors, underwriters, grantors, and donors are listed by giving levels as of April 30, 2018.