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Drive to 5,000

The Spreckels Organ Society’s Drive to 5,000 campaign seeks to restore to the Spreckels Organ the designation of WORLD’S LARGEST OUTDOOR PIPE ORGAN.

The Spreckels Organ is the second largest OUTDOOR pipe organ in the world. The Heroes’ organ in Austria’s Kufstein Fortress, built in 1931, is now the world’s largest. The pipe count breakdown is as follows:

SPRECKELS ORGAN 4,518
KUFSTEIN ORGAN (2012) 4,948

2nd CAMPAIGN GOAL: GAMBA AND GAMBA CELESTE PIPE RANKS

Thanks to the list of donors below who have raised more than $65,000 to fund the Centennial Tuba rank as the first stage of the Drive to 5,000 pipes on the great Spreckels Organ!

Now for the next stage, two ranks of pipes will be added together: the Gamba and Gamba Celeste. Thanks to a matching grant of $10,000 from The Ryan Family Foundation, your purchase of one or more pipes in the Gamba rank will be automatically matched with a purchase of the corresponding pipe in the Gamba Celeste rank! So, you are doubling your contribution as you help boost the sound of the Spreckels Organ.

To purchase a pipe for the Spreckels Organ, choose from available pipes and send an email to sosorgan@gmail.com with "Pipe Purchase" and the pipe number in the subject heading – thanks for your support!

Gamba Rank Pipe Pledges

Dedication Amount Pipe #
J. Brockway & Barbara Clark $1,000 C 1
J. Brockway & Barbara Clark $959 C# 2
O.J. Early $920 D 3
Don Ward $883 D# 4
Lynn Reaser $847 E 5
Nan & Stowell Werden in honor of Dr. Frederick Swann $813 F 6
Harold & Beverly Martyn $780 F# 7
Michael Weaver in memory of Dorothy E. Weaver $748 G 8
Michael Weaver in memory of Roy C. Weaver $717 G# 9
George Hardy in memory of Arthur J. Collingsworth $688 A 10
Connie & Peter Van Putten $660 A# 11
Kenneth & Jacquelyn Hanson in honor of Vivian Evenson $633 B 12
George Hardy in memory of Arthur J. Collingsworth $608 C 13
In Honor of Helen K. Kanavel $583 C# 14
Great Dane Albert Slater $559 D 15
Fred & Linda Bartz $537 D# 16
S. Dale Hess $515 E 17
Leslie Wolf Robb and her organ students $494 F 18
Richard Forsyth & Kate Leonard - Kearny Mesa Concert Band $474 F# 19
Captain Hal Osborn USN
in Memory of Dr. Myron L. Tweed
$454 G 20
Barry & Kathy Weiss $436 G# 21
Eugene & Anna Belle Thomas $418 A 22
Dennis Schnelzer $400 A# 23
Charles & Venita Ballinger $385 B 24
Jean Samuels $369 C 25
Chester Yamaga $354 C# 26
Bill & Mindy Wilcox $340 D 27
Ed & Edie Drcar $326 D# 28
CAPT Hal Osborn USN for the Love of My Husband Ron Weber $313 E 29
Steve & Mary Zawadzki
in memory of John W. Eitzen
$300 F 30
In memory of Alice Irene Gomes $288 F# 31
In memory of Alice Irene Gomes $276 G 32
CAPT Hal Osborn USN Memorial for Ron Lutz and Steve Massey $265 G# 33
Ruben Ascanio / Howard Runk $254 A 34
Randall A. Grabowski & W. Dale Skinner $244 A# 35
Elaine Baldwin $234 B 36
Dedication Amount Pipe #
V. Claudene Todhunter $224 C 37
Joann & Dave Stang $215 C# 38
Craig & Janice McKinnis $207 D 39
Les Oakley $198 D# 40
Elaine Baldwin $190 E 41
Kris & Mark Beskeen $192 F 42
Wallace & Vivian Simons $175 F# 43
James Luxon $168 G 44
Natalie Garth $161 G# 45
Linda Olson $154 A 46
Lynn Reaser $148 A# 47
Elaine Baldwin $142 B 48
Marilyn & Don Kredel $136 C 49
Nathan Samuel Weiss $131 C# 50
The Friedman-Weiss Family $126 D 51
The Friedman-Weiss Family $120 D# 52
Elaine Baldwin $116 E 53
Steve Burchard & Mary Anne Dilloway $111 F 54
Ruth Landaal $106 F# 55
Arvid & Nicole Larson $102 G 56
In Memory of Judi Hopps $98 G# 57
Jon A. Hannasch $94 A 58
Marilyn Meyer $90 A# 59
Bonita Bryant $86 B 60
In honor of Wes Wallis $83 C 61
Kraig Anderson $80 C# 62
Wendy Cheung $76 D 63
Pat & Frank Moller $73 D# 64
Elaine Baldwin $70 E 65
Keith & Amy Hearnshaw $67 F 66
Mary F. Bridge $65 F# 67
Katherine Partain $62 G 68
Sallie McSparran $59 G# 69
Bill Bobbe $57 A 70
Bill Galante $55 A# 71
Elaine Baldwin $53 B 72
Carol Galante $50 C 73

Gamba Celeste Rank Pipe Pledges

Dedication Amount Pipe #
Ryan Family Foundation $1,000 C 1
Ryan Family Foundation $959 C# 2
Ryan Family Foundation $920 D 3
In memory of Helen & Roy Foss $883 D# 4
Lynn Reaser $847 E 5
In Memory of Paul R. Rohrke $813 F 6
$780 F# 7
$748 G 8
$717 G# 9
Gene Aguirre & Scott Fruchter $688 A 10
Mary & Bill Scheffel $660 A# 11
David Coup & David Smith $633 B 12
Dodie & Wayne Bauman $608 C 13
Cynthia Stribling $583 C# 14
Ryan Family Foundation $559 D 15
Dr. John Ferguson & Ms. Elizabeth Zimmerman $537 D# 16
Ryan Family Foundation $515 E 17
Ryan Family Foundation $494 F 18
Janet Naidl Siler in memory of Myrtle Cordrey $474 F# 19
Ralph Fear $454 G 20
Bob & Lois Canzoneri $436 G# 21
In memory of Margaret Edgett $418 A 22
Ryan Family Foundation $400 A# 23
Ryan Family Foundation $385 B 24
Ryan Family Foundation $369 C 25
Ryan Family Foundation $354 C# 26
Ryan Family Foundation $340 D 27
Patti Roscoe $326 D# 28
Andrea Card $313 E 29
Howard & Leslie Toole $300 F 30
Jim & Lee Newburg $288 F# 31
Renee M. Dupont $276 G 32
Robert R. Varney $265 G# 33
Ryan Family Foundation $254 A 34
Werner Wassileff $244 A# 35
Ryan Family Foundation $234 B 36
Dedication Amount Pipe #
Ryan Family Foundation $224 C 37
Vincent Dean Morrison $215 C# 38
Ryan Family Foundation $207 D 39
Michele Larrecou $198 D# 40
Ryan Family Foundation $190 E 41
Paul & Sandra Gerard $192 F 42
Andrew Oltman $175 F# 43
Ryan Family Foundation $168 G 44
Ryan Family Foundation $161 G# 45
Ryan Family Foundation $154 A 46
The Gilb Family $148 A# 47
Ryan Family Foundation $142 B 48
Chris & Betsy Cook $136 C 49
Ryan Family Foundation $131 C# 50
Ryan Family Foundation $126 D 51
Ryan Family Foundation $120 D# 52
Ryan Family Foundation $116 E 53
Steve Love $111 F 54
Ryan Family Foundation $106 F# 55
Ryan Family Foundation $102 G 56
Ryan Family Foundation $98 G# 57
Ryan Family Foundation $94 A 58
Ryan Family Foundation $90 A# 59
Ryan Family Foundation $86 B 60
Ryan Family Foundation $83 C 61
Ryan Family Foundation $80 C# 62
Ryan Family Foundation $76 D 63
Ryan Family Foundation $73 D# 64
Ryan Family Foundation $70 E 65
Ryan Family Foundation $67 F 66
Ryan Family Foundation $65 F# 67
Ryan Family Foundation $62 G 68
Ryan Family Foundation $59 G# 69
Ryan Family Foundation $57 A 70
Ryan Family Foundation $55 A# 71
Ryan Family Foundation $53 B 72
Ryan Family Foundation $50 C 73

Thank you to our Centennial Tuba donors

Listed alphabetically:

  • Anonymous
  • Ed Barr
  • Dennis Black
  • Andrea Card
  • Ron and Ann De Fields
  • Paul Del Piero
  • Joseph Di Fiore
  • Harold Doerr
  • Vivian Evenson
  • Dwight Gordon
  • George Hardy
  • Susan Hopps
  • Ralph Hughes
  • Jerry Hughs
  • Douglas and Denise Lincoln
  • Robert Palmer
  • The Parker Foundation
  • Lynn Reaser
  • Dale Sorenson
  • Tom and Carol Warschauer
  • Dan Wolford

Memberships
Spreckels Organ Society
1549 El Prado, Suite 10, San Diego, CA 92101-1661
(619) 702-8138 FAX (619) 702-8128 

The Spreckels Organ Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that depends in large part on memberships and donations. When John D. Spreckels donated the organ and pavilion to the people of San Diego in 1914, he put a condition on it that concerts would forever be free. In so doing, he was issuing a challenge to each generation to support the grand project of the Spreckels Organ for its enjoyment and the enjoyment of generations to follow. Mr. Spreckels' challenge has been met in the nine plus decades to date, and the present generation is asked to do its part.

The budget of the Spreckels Organ Society is used for -

  • Maintenance and enhancements of the organ
  • 52 Sunday concerts
  • Enrichment and educational concerts for fifth-graders
  • The Summer Organ Festival
  • Organ student scholarships

Membership in the Spreckels Organ Society provides the following benefits -

  • Stoptab Newsletter
  • Discount in Gift Shop
  • Invitations to Special Events

Join or renew online via PayPal (PayPal account not required)
Major credit cards accepted
Memberships and donations are fully tax deductible

Membership Level

Membership Categories (Annual except Tutti)

 

Tutti (lifetime)
Spreckels Circle
Bombaarde
State Trumpets
Pleno

$5,000
2,500
1,000
500
250

 

Great
Magnaton
Coupler (Duo/Family)
Solo (Individual)
Full-time Student

$60
100
40
25
15

 

To join by mail, send check with name, address, telephone number (optional) and email address to -
Spreckels Organ Society
1549 El Prado, Suite 10
San Diego, CA 92101-1661