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LEADERSHIP GIFTS ($5,000 & Above, Cumulatively) Annette Bening Candace & Kevin J. Carlson Katherine & Kotaro Nakamura Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association, Inc. Sandra Petersen, M.D. Kristina Pinto Scarano Family Foundation at The San Diego Foundation Sharon & David Wax Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation J. Marie Tuthill MAESTRO DAVID AMOS CIRCLE ($20,757 Raised) Sharlene & David Berman, Co-Chairs

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PHAME! Funding

 Four Sources:   $6.3 Million — Funded by SDUSD Proposition S Basic Auditorium/Core Academic Facility PHAME!’s basic auditorium, including the stage and the orchestra pit, is funded by Proposition S, San Diego Unified’s $2.1 billion school facilities bond, passed in 2008 with 68% of the vote.  On February 9, 2010, this initial funding for PHAME! was approved by the Board of Education.

Business Plan

PHAME! is almost here, but we have been working on a Business Plan.  Click on photo below to see!

Help Finish the Puzzle!


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Total PHAME! Campaign

You can donate to a specific cause — or puzzle piece — in PHAME!  If you go over $300 or more, contact us and we will also help you select a chair.

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Maestro David Amos Circle

The Maestro David Amos Circle seeks to recognize his contributions to music and music education by naming the PHAME! Orchestra Pit in his honor, a $20,000 goal.

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1. Orchestra Campaign

New chairs, music stands and stand lights for 100 budding musicians, if you please.  And don’t forget the instrument carts!

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2. Dance Campaign

Patrick Henry High has not had a true dance program for many years.  Let’s start one on the right foot!

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3. Orator’s Campaign

FUNDED!  Robust community dialogue and student debate require good equipment, too.  Even Patrick Henry needed a place to take a stand!

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4. Marquee Campaign

The community should know what world premiere will be coming to PHAME! and a marquee will help.  Buy your tickets now!

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5. Piano Campaign

FUNDED!  Through the kind generosity of the Gillingham & Scarano families, PHAME! has TWO beautiful grand pianos!  THANK YOU!

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6. Concert Hall Campaign

FUNDED! Chair Donors & the PHHS Alumni Association have funded the acoustically-critical Orchestra Shell.  THANK YOU!

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7. Choral Campaign

Somewhere there is a little girl with a voice…Please fund the campaign that will help her and her friends find their dreams.

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8. Light & Sound Campaign

Lights!  Camera!  Action!  PHAME! will need new spotlights and other high-tech equipment to be truly state-of-the-art!

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9. Conference Room Campaign

FUNDED!  Thanks to the PHHS Alumni Association, the Alumni Community Conference Room will be spectacularly equipped.  THANK YOU!

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10. Student Store Campaign

The “art of making art” requires actual business skills and experience.  Help students learn how to set up shop…

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11. Director’s Campaign

The Director’s Office in PHAME! needs updated furniture and a few other items.  Let’s give the program a good start!

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EVENTS, Past & Present

Maestro Amos Celebration This Month! BUY A CHAIR IN PHAME! (Use Arrow Keys to See Past Events.)

Maestro Amos Celebration

April 27, 2017 at 5:30 am to 7:30 am
Place: Patrick Henry High School, 6702 Wandermere Dr., San Diego, CA 92120.

Opening Night for PHAME!

November 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Patrick Henry High School 6702 Wandermere Dr, San Diego, CA 92120

Senior Graduation

June 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: University of San Diego

Freshman Welcome

August 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: KnB Wine Cellars

Groundbreaking, Act II

March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Home ofLee & David Amos

Groundbreaking, Act I

March 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Place: Patrick Henry High

Savor the Future

October 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Patrick Henry High School

Puttin’ on the Ritz

March 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: 10th Avenue Theatre
John Austin

Winter Fundraiser

December 12, 2012 at 7:00 am to 11:59 pm
Place: Patrick Henry High School

Amos 1st Fundraiser

August 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Alvarado Estates


Jewish News

SD Jewish World

A Community Determined to Get its PHAME! “‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ said the American Revolutionary War orator Patrick Henry.  ‘And, while you’re at it,’ add community members at the high school named after him, ‘give me a decent performing arts center, too!’”  Read San Diego Jewish World’s take on PHAME!, by Donald Harrison.





Katherine Nakamura, President
Drew Hubbell, Vice President
Janet Mueller, Secretary

David Amos, Director
Michael Poltorak, Director

Ex Officio Directors:
Listy Gillingham, Principal at PHHS.
Matthew Kalal, Performing Arts Director at PHHS.


Dedicated to serving the schools and performing arts organizations in the communities surrounding Cowles Mountain in San Diego, California. The Cowles Mountain Community Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) public benefit, nonprofit corporation, in existence since 2012. Tax ID# 45-5315884.

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  • (619) 287-4284