Lend a Hand2019-11-30T10:32:28+00:00

Even the smallest contribution can make a big impact on a child’s life.

Whether sharing money, time, talent, costumes or stage equipment, you’ll enrich a child’s life—and your own in the process. To learn more about how you can help, email us at info@handfulplayers.org. Financial contributions may be made via check payable to Handful Players.

Please mail your check to:
Judith Cohen, Executive Director
Handful Players
530 Divisadero Street, #454
San Francisco, CA 94117


Your tax-deductible donation helps make the following possible for children in our community:

  • Interactive workshops with legendary talent.
  • Unforgettable cultural experiences for kids & their families.
  • Access to professional live performances.
  • Special puppet workshops.
  • Costumes, sets and production materials.
  • Support for our artists & teachers.
  • Catered receptions for the community.
  • Bringing performances to schools.

Please give a round of applause to these generous individuals & groups. They pay it forward so we can play it forward.

Angels ($25,000+)

Standing Ovation Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

Megastars ($5,000-$9,999)

Luminaries ($2,500-$4,999)

Marquee Lights ($1,000- $2,499)

Spotlights ($500-$999)

Bright Lights ($250-$499)

  • Rodney Chin
  • Steve and Darlene Feldstein
  • Peter and Deanna Gumina
  • Ken Kilen and Francine Miltenberger
  • Scot Kobashigawa
  • Carol Leonard and John Hamilton
  • Amy Meyer
  • Stephen and Laurie Pearce
  • Michael Schlanger
  • Karina Sengupta
  • Patricia Tomlinson and Bennet Weintraub

Supporting Players ($100-$249)

  • Steve Bach
  • *Betty Berni
  • Constance Bernstein
  • Jim Bogios and Sara Dornisch
  • Magdalena Cabrera
  • Laurel Cohen
  • Ed Epstein, Howard Finkel, Lew Levey, Mel Wasserman
  • Mark and Donna Epstein
  • The Milton Constance Greenfield Trust
  • Margot Hirsch
  • Marin Shakespeare Company
  • *Pat Lancaster
  • Reid Linney
  • Cynthia Marshall
  • *Gail and Bill Reid
  • Ditka Reiner
  • Daniel and Anne Rinzel
  • Safeway
  • Rene Strong
  • T-Shirt Fever Company
  • David and Pat Usner
  • Carol Van Oosterwijk

Stage Hands ($15-$99)

  • Kathy Anttila
  • Amy Boulanger
  • Brian Chin
  • Genevieve Eliasz
  • Martin and Miriam Goodman
  • *Art and Shirley Hage
  • Kelli Karshner
  • Jennifer Kehrli
  • Emily Klion
  • Ruth Kneass
  • Hannah Lennett
  • Mechelle Magante
  • Bruce Osterweil
  • Anzhelika Petrochenko
  • Soren Santos
  • Matilda Wallace
  • Margaret Walters
  • Melvin & Adrienne Wasserman

*Donation in memory of Allan Grosh, strategic advisor to Handful Players and beloved friend

Let’s hear it for the behind-the-scenes help of our dedicated volunteers & community partners. They deserve a standing ovation.

  • Google for Nonprofits
  • Wells Fargo Bank – Laurel Village, CA Branch
  • London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Manohar Raju, San Francisco Public Defender
    and in recognition of the legacy and foundational support provided by Jeff Adachi.
  • Vallie Brown, Supervisor
    San Francisco Western Addition District 5
  • Karin Cotterman, Engage SF Director
    University of San Francisco
  • Christine Young, Director of the Honors College
    University of San Francisco
  • Rodney Chin, Executive Director
    San Francisco’s Buchanan YMCA
  • Bill Burke, Associate Director
    San Francisco’s Buchanan YMCA
  • LaSaundra Owens
    Western Addition Beacon Center
  • Brittany Ford and James Spingola
    MoMagic/Collective Impact
  • Spencer Tolliver, Clubhouse Director
    San Francisco’s Don Fisher Boys and Girls Club
  • Anitra Baker, Director of Programs
    Margaret Hayward Rec-Connect
  • Jerry Trotter, Director of Programs
    Booker T Washington Community Center
  • Bill Fricker, Executive Director
    Up on Top
  • Sara Liebert, Principal
    John Muir Elementary School
  • Darren Kawaii, Principal
    Rosa Parks Elementary School
  • Courtney Cook, Teacher
    Spring Valley Science School
  • Renee Strong, Supervisor
    Hamilton Recreation Center
  • Barbara Wenger, Executive Director (retired)
    Community Grows
  • Nick Triantafyllos, Designer
    Nicholas Communications
  • Alvin Chiu, Technology Consultant
  • Theresa Touchet, Accountant
  • Jon Garber, Writer
  • Valera Jackson, Writer
  • Nannette Harris, Artist
  • Bunny Zaruba, Artist
  • Anne Lew, Artist
  • Joe Colmenares, Artist
  • Lynn Winter Gross, Artist
  • Nancy Stohn, Artist
  • Joan Cooke, Artist
  • Sharyn Loeb, Artist
  • Cynthia Marshall, Hands-On Volunteer