Joyce Raley Teel
Pick up a program for any major arts organization in the region and you can bet you’ll see Joyce Raley Teel listed as a high-level donor; she has been that generous with her supermarket fortune. This past year alone, she donated $13 million to the Crocker Art Museum expansion. She also has given $5 million to the 14th and H performing arts studios in the works that will bear the name of her late mother, E. Claire Raley. The space will be home to the Sacramento Opera, Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic and Sacramento Musical Theatre. But it isn’t just the arts she supports: The Teel Foundation recently gave $1 million to Sacramento’s Society for the Blind.