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The Joseph Frank Opera Excellence Endowment

Created in honor of Professor Joseph Frank, it establishes the first permanent endowment to support the Opera Theater program at San Jose State University. Funds will be used for program support, including scholarships, performance costs, guest artists, scholars and clinicians. The Endowment inauguration took place at the Hammer Theater April 14; "A Celebration of Enrico Caruso and Mario Lanza" starred the talents of Professor Joseph Frank and internationally known tenor and SJSU Alumnus, Pasquale Esposito accompanied by the San Jose State Orchestra and Choraliers under the direction of Dr. Fred Cohen. As of Nov 1, 2018, the endowment has reached $87,000.00. Interested donors may make checks payable to “The Joseph Frank Opera Excellence Endowment” and sent to Dr. Fred Cohen, Director, School of Music and Dance San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0095.

We know how much you value Joe's performances on stage. He is equally celebrated as an outstanding vocal teacher and coach. The Joseph Frank Fund for Opera will sustain his decades of work in opera for perpetuity, honoring Joe's amazing contributions by allowing successive generations to benefit from his legacy.

We thank you for your consideration.

Should you want to become a Donor to the Endowment please check out the link below.
Enter your donation amount in the first prompt, and enter "Joseph Frank Opera Excellence Endowment" to the Purpose prompt.
http://www.sjsu.edu/advancement/links/giving


Personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders, made payable to the Tower Foundation of San Jose State University, may be mailed to:

Dr. Fred Cohen, Director, School of Music and Dance
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0095

Please specify the "The Joseph Frank Opera Excellence Endowment" on the check, or in a note accompanying your gift.

The SJSU Tower Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages all philanthropic support for San Jose State University. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you choose to make a gift, a receipt will be mailed to you.

For questions, please contact either Dr. Cohen, at fred.cohen@sjsu.edu (408 924-4677) or Sabra Diridon (Director of Advancement) at sabra.diridon@sjsu.edu (408-924-1510.)

Gala Evening - Saturday, April 14, 2018

The School of Music and Dance proudly announces
"A Celebration of Enrico Caruso and Mario Lanza" starring the talents of Professor Joseph Frank and internationally known tenor Pasquale Esposito. The program will also feature the San Jose State Orchestra and the San Jose State Choraliers under the direction of conductor Dr. Fred Cohen.

The event will take place at the Hammer Theater in San Jose, CA, April 14 at 8:00, with donor receptions before and after the performance.

This Gala event is to inaugurate the Joseph Frank Opera Excellence Endowment. Created in honor of Professor Joseph Frank, this endowment will support the Opera Theater Program at San Jose State University.