Philanthropist, Educator, Friend
In reflecting on the life of our great benefactor Micheline Sakharoff, we are reminded that she was a distinguished educator for many years. At the Ventura Music Festival, her generosity included mentoring and sponsorship of talented young musicians whose promising careers were in early stages, and she was a staunch supporter of music education at all levels, including VMF’s programs for elementary, middle school and high school age youth in both school and non-school settings.
The many who benefited from Micheline’s extraordinary support of the arts, education and other noble causes shall doubtless miss her. More important, we shall long remember the tiny Frenchwoman with a magnificent heart and singular spirit. We shall celebrate her into the future as we celebrate her today, in the 21st Season of a Festival which she loved, and which loved her in return.