The Fusenot Foundation

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The Fusenot Foundation celebrates and supports the Arts.

The mission of San Diego Opera is to deliver exceptional vocal performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community engagement and the transformative power of live performance.

"Because of the dedicated support of funders like the Fusenot Foundation throughout the decades, SDO has been able to reach thousands of youth and community members of the San Diego region each year. The Foundation’s support has helped us evolve and grow, expand our audience, and impact the lives of students who would otherwise lack access to quality music education programs. On behalf of SDO, thank you for your commitment to our organization and to helping us build a strong and sustainable arts community in                                                                                       San Diego."                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       David Bennett, General Director

Carol Lazier, Board Chair

San Diego Opera


Our mission is to enhance the cultural life of Southern California by cultivating and promoting the art of choral singing throughout our communities. SACRA/PROFANA is committed to awakening and nurturing enthusiasm for the choral art, through vibrant performances and focused outreach. While adhering to the highest artistic standards, we recognize the need for programming that is both accessible and compelling, and offers a rewarding, entertaining experience for concert-goers of all backgrounds. Support from funders such as the Fusenot Foundation helps significantly with the cost of providing the program so that we may keep registration fees to a minimum for all participants, and allows for some financial assistance to be provided to deserving students of limited means.

"The Fusenot Foundation’s support has made possible our strong music education programs. We are most grateful for your ongoing support and extend our heartfelt congratulations on your 50th anniversary."                                                                                                                                                            Carol Manifold, President 



The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory instills excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences.  We pursue this mission by:

  • Interacting with all musical communities to broaden cultural horizons.
  • Embracing the diversity of current and prospective students.
  • Enriching the community through programs and collaborations that increase access to and appreciation of classical music.

“Every child deserves the joy and benefits that music education provides. Contributions that San Diego Youth Symphony receives from the Fusenot Foundation help young people from low-income families discover and develop their musical talents."

Dalouge Smith, President & CEO

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, located in the heart of La Jolla, California, in San Diego County, is one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States. This rare cultural institution, an important one to the greater San Diego area, offers a depth and accessibility of resources and programs found nowhere else in the region. The library, devoted exclusively to music and art, has an outstanding and ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music, and librettos, as well as one of the most significant collections of artists' books in Southern California. The library is open to the public five days a week; members can check out materials for a modest annual fee.

Formed in 2000, the University of California Riverside Pipe Band's mission is to further the tradition, history, and culture associated with the Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish-style drumming. Our goal is to develop and encourage local talent in a supportive environment that welcomes all participants who wish to contribute, regardless of age, gender, or background.

The UCR Pipe Band prides itself on a reputation of professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct towards our own members and toward fellow pipe bands as well.

The UCR Pipe Band supports the UCR Alumni Association and Athletic Association, in addition to numerous off-campus, community-based entities.

“The Fusenot Foundation has become an important piece of the educational aspect of the Riverside Pipes and Drums Foundation mission. Being able to provide outside educational expertise to our members is an important aspect of our growth and professionalism. We appreciate the financial assistance the Fusenot Foundation has provided us over the years.”                                                                    Judy Conacher, President

Riverside Pipes and Drums Foundation