Gala 2016

Thanks for Making Our Keys to Crowden Gala a Huge Success!

Keys to Crowden

Our Keys to Crowden Gala was a magical evening, due in no small part to the wonderful celebrants, donors, and volunteers—like you—who made it all possible!

More than 250 guests braved gale-force winds to join us at Craneway Pavilion in celebration of a milestone achievement: In just a few months we will completely own our beautiful landmark building on Rose Street! Crowden will continue to be a stable home for thousands of Bay Area musicians and children seeking a transformative, chamber-music focused education.

This year’s Gala was by far the most successful in Crowden’s history. With your generous support we raised over $265,000— that is a $36,000 increase from our previous gala, or a 27% increase in net revenue. Because of you, generations to come will continue to discover how, at Crowden, music changes everything.

Our thanks to Keys to Crowden sponsors Shelby and Frederick Gans, and Meyer Sound Laboratories.

And thank you again for all that you do to support Crowden Music Center. We absolutely could not do it without you!

View photos from the big night here!

Crowden's 2016 Gala

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Getty
  • Deborah O’Grady and John Adams

Gala Chairs

  • Shelby Gans
  • Cary Koh
  • Helen Meyer

Gala Sponsors

  • Shelby and Frederick Gans
  • Meyer Sound

Honorary Committee Members

Alexander String Quartet, Amy and Eddie Orton, Bonnie Hampton, Gabriela Lena Frank, Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis, Joana Carneiro, Jonathan Moscone, Kent Nagano, Kronos Quartet, Laurence Rosenthal, Lois De Domenico, Mark Morris, Matias Tarnopolsky, Michael Morgan, Michael Tilson Thomas, Myriam and Richard Misrach, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Paul Dresher and Philippa Kelly, Quartet San Francisco, Sarah Cahill, Sharon Isbin, Sir Simon Rattle, Susan Muscarella and Robert Cole, Susie Medak, Tony Taccone

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