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Culture OC will thrive thanks to community members like you. By supporting our nonprofit newsroom, you help us grow our team and keep our local stories free to read for all of Orange County. 


We are grateful to the individuals and foundations that make the work of Culture OC possible and are proud to list our supporters.  You can become a supporter by donating today!

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Arts journalism—much like theatre—provides a lens to contextualize the human experience, to make sense of the unknown and to introduce us to new ideas.  Today, this service is needed more than ever.

DAVID IVERS, Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory

These are our Founding Supporters.  The first 500 donors to give in support of Culture OC are part of an elite group we call —


Because Culture OC evolved out of our work at Voice of OC, we have included the names of those who donated to our arts and culture journalism since we began in 2018.

We have 153 names and organizations on the list so far.


We still have room to add yours!

Wylie A Aitken

Anaheim Ballet

Marco Anderson

Mike Anderson

Arts Orange County

Association of Designers

    and Artists

Payal Kumar Avellan

Janice Badgley

Randy Baker

Paul Banagas

Mike Bebb

Karen Book

Bowers Museum

Christine Boyd

Brea Gallery

Divya Breed

Barbara Bruin

Cecily Burke

Stephanie Butler

Michele Cardon

Dennis Castellano

Chance Theater

Richard Chang

Steve Chapin

Chemers Gallery

Denise Chilcote

Jeffrey Coleman

Cynthia Corley

Tina Cremer

Patricia Delaunay

Scott Duncan

Lucetta Dunn

Karen DuVall

Zen Edwards

Zina Edwards

Linda Ellinor

Zenthia Everett

Jeanne Favreau

Festival Ballet Theatre

Rachel Forman

John Forsyte

Kedric Francis

Christina Garner

Jessamyn Garner

Thomas Gibson

Blake and Char Gould

Jill Grabowski

Julie Ha

Kathy Harris

Julie Hatoff

Sue Henger

Karen Hernandez

Mark Hilbert

Hilbert Museum of

    California Art

Hoag Foundation

Paul Hodgins

Susan Hori

Michael Hornak

Judith Hutton

Ann J Irvine

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Evette Jaeger

Heide Janssen

Joe & Elaine Janssen

Alex and Kay Kaplan

Jerold Kappel

Mike Kerr and Jenny Backhaus

Venus Kitagawa-Stojsic

Lauren Klein

Melody Kneale

Peter Koch

Nick Kremer

Laguna Dance Festival

Mary Langsdorf

David Lieberman

Lawrence Light

Julia Lupton

Molly Lynch

Mary Lyons

Lyric Opera of Orange County

Edward Mace

Kay Marcantonio

Jeffrey Martin

Deborah Mayhew

Molly McClanahan

Barbara McMurray

Paul McNeff

Media Arts Santa Ana

Linda Mendelsohn

Tracie Metzner

Harish Murthy

Lucina Moses

Cindy Murphy

Robbi Nester

Newport Beach Film Festival

Todd Nicholson

Tammy Noreyko

Cynthia Odell

Jean Oelrich

Orange County Community


Pacific Chorale

Pacific Symphony

Michael Pang

Mario & Norma Panoringan

Joanne Payne

Kathy Peale

Daniel Pietenpol

Mary Platt

Joan Podrow

Pretend City Children's Museum

Rick Reiff

Robin Repp

Rose Foundation

Rubin Institute of Music Criticism

Amanda Santana

Lisa Schultz

Mona Shah

Don & Sally Anne Sheridan

Sally Simmons

Six Toes Studio

Soka Performing Arts Center

Steven Sorenson

South Coast Repertory

Genevieve Southgate

Andrew Spencer

Angela Stecher

Richard and Elizabeth Steele

    Endowment Fund

Richard and Alison Stein

Alex "Alx" Stojsic

Mary Stradling

Dahlia Straight

Alison Tam

JoLane Thomas

Brendan Timpane

David Todd

Christopher Trela

Anne Valedespino


Voice of OC

Hao-Nhien Vu

Jon Wagner

Theresa Walker

John Webb

Courtney Widerman

Carrie William Freitas

Cory Winter

Barbara Wise

The Wooden Floor

Debora Wondercheck

Brad Wright

Kaitlin Wright

Jane Fujishige Yada

The Emma and Adam Zhu


Joyce Zohar


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