Michael Ray

​Michael Ray

The Michael Ray Matching Gift Challenge

South Coast Repertory donor and Board of Trustees member Michael Ray loves the art of theatre and how stage works are created at SCR, calling the theatre “one of Orange County’s great cultural institutions” that sits in our backyard.

To help deepen and extend community support for SCR, he created a matching-gift challenge through which he matched each new Friends of SCR donation ($75 and up) and each additional gift—dollar for dollar—up to $15,000 through April 30, 2019.

The power of theatre to transform lives is one reason that Ray supports SCR’s work.

“​SCR provides a platform for so many new artists to emerge and share their voices and experiences,” he says. “It preserves and presents new works and classic works that still resonate today. It offers many people, especially young people, their first encounter with live theatre, which is perhaps the last great opportunity we have to engage our imaginations.” 

We're gratified by the overwhelming response from nearly 300 donors that not only allowed us to meet the challenge quickly, but enabled us to surpass the goal by April 30th.

Thank ​You to ​All the ​Donors ​Who ​Helped ​Us ​Meet the Challenge

Clark Adams
Sharon Adams
Scott Adams
Edna & Julio Aljure
Martha & John Altieri
Anne & Stanley Angermeir
Frances & John Applegate
Bob Arnold & Ellen Marshal
Leona Aronoff-Sadacca
Donald Astle
Fernando Austin
Suzanne & Nigel Bailey
Lori Ball
Tami & Jeffrey Ballard
Barbara Baranski
Suzanne & Robert Barker
Linda Barker
Judith Barnes
Yolande Bati
Barbara & Gail Becker
Stephen Bernard
Gideon Bernstein & Jeanne Pepper
Jacqueline & Thomas Besley
Judy & John Bethe
Karen Bleiker
Maureen Bocian
Harriet & David Boyarsky
Elsa-Karen Braden
Steven Briseno
Elizabeth & Joseph Broderick
Ann Brogden
Kay & John Brown
Evelyn Brownstone
Alica & John Burnham
Constance Buzas
Kris Calvert
Valerie Cantwell
Joanie Canzone
Marvin Cap Capeloto
Ira Carlin
Eula & Edward Casselman
Helene Chaban
May & Shing-Ching Chan
Judy Chapel
Pam & David Chapman
Patsy & Aldon Clark
Sandy & Carl Collier
Suzanne & August Coniglio
Rita Cook
Mariann & Ron
Tony Crowell
Sara Robinson & David Cuccia
Chantal Daitch
Ruth Daugherty
Bob Davis & Susan Hori
Pearl & Howard Davis
Marcia & Jon Davis
Carroll Sam Dawson
David De Wenter
Francine DeFrance
Terry Devine
Veronica & Gerald DeVries
Rhea Dorn
Barbara Dresel & Richard Holder
Marilyn & Paul Drysch
Jacolyn Dudley
Elizabeth Dyer
Patty & John Earnest
Maureen Elstran
Christiane Engel
Karen & Donald Evarts
Peggie Fariss
Lorraine Ferguson
Angelena Fernandez
Marianne & Charles Finch

Carol Finney
Gita & Shmuel Fisher
Malin & Chris Fletcher
Christina & Arthur Fonseca
Jane & Glenn Fowler
Odette & Ken Freed
Carole Fritz
Caroline & David Fromson
Terry Fyne
Ilona & Stanley Galant
Dorothy & James Garrett
Stephanie & Lionel Gayron
David George
Jack Gershon
Carol & Thomas Getz
Marcella Gilmore 
Sidney Glazer & Janice Lysiak
Marcia & Joel Goldstein
Lotte Gopalakrishnan
Phylis Gordon
Robin & Henry Gotterer
Mary & John Graham
George Graham
Valerie Greeley
Tracy Green
Patricia Griggs
Sandra Grim
Barbara Gurule
John Gustafson & James Moore
Laurie Haller
Phyllis Ham
Karla & Thomas Hammond
Diane & Jack Hecht
Cheryl Heinecke
Cecil Hess
Margit & Jason Hills
Julie & David Hodge
Kathryn & Morris Hodges
Carolyn Hoggan
Linda Holtkamp
Cordelia Howard
Janet & Thomas Hryniewicki
Marcia Huberman & Julia Riley
Charles Hunter
Alan Jackson & Lila Clay
Caroline & Scott Jackson
Douglas Jones
Yvonne & Damien Jordan
Josefina & Charles Kenyon
Hedy Kirsh
Lidia & James Klinger
Delos Knight & Peggy Lee Day
Sharon & Richard Kobayashi
Brian Koch
Linda Koch
Judith Koch-Jones
Martin Krenzke
Darlene & Paul Kuhn
John Lafleur
Carol & Edward Lamphier
Deno & Daniel Landa
Lynda & Dale Laurance
Jason Lawrence
Dae Leckie
Maryanne Leckie
Judy & Stalky Lehman
Myrna & George Lentz
Marilyn & Dale Leuer
Nadine Leyton
Alan Lifson & Lila Clay
Sue & Paul Liles
Gregory Lincoln
Paula Lingelbach
Elsie & Robert Little

Caroline & Hugh Logan
Virginia & John Longwell
Debby Lyon
Christina Mack
Julie & John Maglione
Judy & Cliff Maitlen
Karen & William Mangold
Christy Marlin
Carolyn & William Marr
Carolyn Martin
Carol & Ted Martin
Jennifer & Tony Mathews
Merlin McClaren
Sarah McElroy
Dianne & John McGinnis
Joan & Dennis McNerney
Sylvia & Glen McWilliams
Jim Medvitz
Barbara & Juan Mendoza
Joanne & Elliott Mercer
Shannon & Franz Miller
Maria Minon
Sherri Mirejovsky
Ellen & Howard Mirowitz
Nancy & Paul Mitchell
William Montgomery
Kathryn & Richard Moore
Richard Moore
Betty & Douglas Moran
Elizabeth & Phil Morse
Kawtar Mossadak
Laurel Murray
Gayle & Fred Murray
Bonita & Paul Myers
Susan & Harry Myers
Rhonda Nalisnik
Carlos Navarrete
Janet Nemeth
Cheryl Newman
Diane Newton
Anne Nutt
Joyce Nyberg
Patrick O’Brien
Donna O’Connell
Patricia & Lincoln Odell
Alice O’Keefe
Sue Okuda
Jo Anne & Joseph Onne
Cheryl & Robert Ooten
Ginger Osborne
Robin Ott
Marie Palmquist
Jane & Robert Parker
Evelyn Parrella
Richard Pattis & Ellen Olshansky
Ann Peterson
Joan Petty
Johni & Bruce Pittenger
Bruce Plannette
Arline Pohlman
Sheila Pokras
Ruth Poole
Carol Powell
Linda & Earl Powell
Barbara Queen
Mary Rasmussen
Harry Ratner
Vivian & Lyle Reynolds
Marie Richman
Kelly Riley
Theresa Romo
Jerri Rosen
Kristin & John Rowe
Nancy Russell

Ruth & Ron Ruther
Joan Rutledge
Eleanor Sandford
Carole & James Schenold
Susan Schrader
Louise Schuman
Cheri Schuurman
Lori Schwartz
Frances Segal
Walter Shafer
Mercedes & Harold Sharp
Victoria Shepp
Ronald & Marilyn Sion
Jacqueline Smiley
Kathleen Smith
Mary Smith
Karen Smits
Beatriz Soto
Connie & Donald Sperling
William Spurgeon
Loraine & Robert Stalter
Rick Steadry
Stefan Steinberg
Robert Sterman
Kathleen Stewart
Colin Stewart
Jeannette & Daniel Stokols
Billee & Randy Stone
Meryl Swanigan
Michele & Pat Szekel
Donald Tallman
Noel & Richard Taylor
Pam & James Taylor
Joseph Termini
Gail & Howard Theurer
Diana & Keeler Thompson
Nancy & Gary Tinnes
Jane & Tom Tisone
Nikki Tolt & Van Miller
Faye Triggs
Linda Turner
Carol & Terry Tweedt
Patricia Twitty
Ron Ulrich
Edward Van Boemel
Kathleen Vickers
Pamela & Samuel Vickery
Bernard Victorino
Susan & Henry Vierregger
James Vitale
Barbara Voelkel
Frank Wagner
Jeanne Walker
Michele & Irwin Walot
Eleanor Saltzer Weinstein
Margaret & Harold Weiss
Andrea Wellman
Judith Werkstell
Kirsten & Robert Whalen
Marjorie & Roy Wiegand
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Nicki Wilson
Deborah Wities
Anne Woebken
Marilyn & Max Wolfsberg
Richard Wollmer
Marjorie Wray
Sandra & Benjamin Wright
Susan & Josef Wuerer
Barry Zimmerman
Maia Zinger
Robert Zur Schmiede

While we met the Michael Ray's challenge, your gift at any time—and any amount—will help support the theatre's ongoing work. Give now.