Eva and Marc Stern have been involved in nearly every aspect of LA Opera over many years.
Through their transformational giving, the Sterns have championed ambitious projects including the 2010 Ring cycle, the underwriting of numerous major new productions, and the DVD releases of La Traviata and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
Chairman of the company’s board of directors since 2002, Marc Stern has been the driving force in bringing so many of the world’s most influential artists to Los Angeles, including Renée Fleming in the 2014 presentation of A Streetcar Named Desire. Through the Eva and Marc Stern Principal Artists Fund, the Sterns have supported the performances of some of opera's greatest performers on the LA Opera stage. In recognition of their extraordinary longtime involvement and support of both LA Opera and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall was named in their honor in 2010.
Marc Stern is chairman of The TCW Group, Inc. a Los Angeles-based asset management firm. Involved in numerous philanthropic activities, he currently serves on the boards of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera, the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Committee, the California Institute of Technology, the Alliance for Southern California Innovation and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs. He is a minority owner of both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Eva Stern is a clinical social worker and philanthropist, supporting Southern California youth through the combination of education and the arts. A board member of the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, in 2006 she led the effort to establish the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School, an Alliance public charter high school. Inspired by her work with the high school, she established AMP, a special mentoring program for first-year college students. She also serves on the President’s Council at California State University, Los Angeles, is a member of The Blue Ribbon, and is a past chair of InsideOUT Writers, a creative writing program for youth in juvenile hall.