Community Partners

Thank you to our JAMES SEWELL BALLET annual fund contributors! The dancers, board of directors, and staff acknowledge with thanks and appreciation the following agencies and individuals for their financial investment in our work from May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Their passion for ballet and generous gifts to the Annual Fund make JAMES SEWELL BALLET’s artistic and education programs possible.

CORPORATE, ENDOWMENT, FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENT
Gifts of $35,000+
One Anonymous Gift
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
Target
Gifts of $20,000+
Ecolab Foundation
Gifts of $10,000-$19,999
National Endowment For The Arts
US Bank
Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
Jerome Foundation
Markell C. Brooks Fund for Dance of The Minneapolis Foundation
Wenger Foundation
Gifts of $1,000-$4,999
The Allegro Fund
Artspace
Ecolab Foundation
Matching Gifts Program
Faegre Baker Daniels Greystone Foundation
Lindquist + Vennum
The Minneapolis Club
Wells Fargo Foundation
Gifts to $999
Pitney Bowes Foundation
The Sieff Family Foundation
TCF Employee Matching Gift Program
Travelers Matching Gift Program
TRUIST
Veto Design

INDIVIDUALS
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
$25,000+
The Baltins Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Richard and Sandra Jacobson
Fred and Gloria Sewell
Mike Snow
INVESTOR’S CIRCLE
$10,000-$14,999
Franck and Katina Gougeon (in honor of David Gutzke and Jeanette Colby)
Beverly N. Grossman
The John and Ruth Huss Fund
George and Julia Sutton
PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
$5,000-$9,999
Wendy Dayton
Jayne and Bill Emory
Goodale Family Foundation
John and Joanne Gordon Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Joan and Dave Halvajian
Kelly Kita
Beth Swailes (in honor of Fred and Glo Sewell)
Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm
Ben VandenWymelenberg
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
$2,500-$4,999
Ira Eisenstadt and Deirdre Howley
Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation
Jim McCarthy and Gloria Peterson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Paula E. and Kayvon S. Riggi
Martin and Mary Rigney
Dean Genth and Gary Swenson
Steve Suckow and Holly Ziemer
CHOREOGRAPHER’S CIRCLE
$1,000-$2,499
Kathryn Hagen and Tom Anderson
Paul and Susan Arneson Fund
Lynne and Bruce Beck
Rhonda and Randy Berg
Joan Duddingston
The Ekdahl Hutchinson Family Fund
David and Rosemary Good
Jeanette Colby and David Gutzke
Lowell Hellervik and Cay Shea-Hellervik
The Jack and Linda Hoeschler Family Fund
James E. Johnson and Lucy Jones
Monica and Rob Lender
David and Sharon Marty
Jeffrey J. Cavanaugh Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Bob and Sandy Morris
Anne and Bill Parker
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Bill and Peggy Roush
The Kooiman Charitable Fund of The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
Jack and Linda Hoeschler Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation
Susan and Gary Specker
Kay Savik and Joe Tashjian
Laura Thompson
Marcia E. Urban (in memory of wonderful friend/dance enthusiast Evelyn Struthers)
Wirheim Fund
Kim Witczak

STUDIO CIRCLE
$500–$999
Elisabeth R. Bennett
Stephen Brooks (in honor of Markell Brooks)
Jerry Brosnan and Gisela Brodin-Brosnan
Ann Buran
Rodney & Barbara Burwell Family Foundation
Janet Conn and Mike Debelak
Sue and Barry Cosens
Susan DeNuccio
Catherine Fischer
Michael Luxenberg and Joan Garfield (in honor of Dorothy Luxenberg)
Leland and Beverly Gehrke
Dick Geyerman (in memory of daughter - Mindy Sue Geyerman)
Anders and Julie Himmelstrup (in honor of Gloria and Fred Sewell’s 60th Anniversary)
David and Mary Beth Koehler
Linda and Randy Kooiman
Fritz Knaak (in memory of Choreographer David Steiger Wolfe)
Kay Phillips and Jill Mortensen of The Minneapolis Foundation
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Lowell and Sonja Noteboom
J. Bruce and Judith Overmier
Kathy Longo and Jay Pluimer
David and Judy Ranheim
Justina A. Roberts
Rachel Ryan
Peter Freeman and Laura Sewell
Randy Gegelman and Wendy Skjerven
Kristi and Mark Specker
Joanne Von Blon
BALLET CIRCLE
$150–$249
Catherine Andrus
Gary Baardsgaard and Steven Rydberg
Pat and Kathy Bracken
Lori Gingerich Boberg
Barry and Susan Cosens
Arthur and JeanAnn Guetter
Marcia Haffmans and Ed McFalls
Suzanne Joyce
Pam Kaufman and Dennis Keierleber
Jane and Mike Marrone
Jeffrey and Caren Martin
Gwen S. and Mason C. Myers
David Nelson
Raymond L. Payne
Daniel Pennie
Sarah Rockler
Nancy Rotenberry
Eva Marie and Robert Schaffer
Carol Schirmers
Liz Short
Susan Kolze and Bill Smith
William Spring
David J. Sutton Gift Fund
Jean Thomson
Lynn and Chuck Wallin
Ruth and Dale Warland
Maryann Weidt
Susan Cornell Wilkes and Jim Klobuchar
Barbara Winthrop
Ann Wynia
FRIENDS OF JAMES SEWELL BALLET
$100–$149
Robert and Mary Aberlin
Dennis and Kathleen Anderson
Caroline Bassett
Mary Ann and David Benditt
Al and Fern Black
Angie Bormann-Bomier (in honor of my mother, sisters, & daughter)
The Susan and Michael Burnett Fund
Ruth Butler (to honor Ruth Butler Johnson)
Linda and Roy Close
Jeff and Barb Couture
David Miller and Mary Dew
Michael DiBlasi
Eddie Ellingson
Mark and Ellen Emerson
Laura Erickson
Jean Faust
Ruthena Fink
Patricia Freeburg
Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway
Larry Grab
The Hanold Family
Janie Hanson
Jim and Jelan Heidelberg
Nancy Hernke
Elizabeth Hobbs
David Hunter
James Inglis
J and S Charitable Gift Fund
Judith Brin Ingber and Jerome Ingber
Helen Jacobsen (in honor of Sandra and Richard Jacobson’s 50th Anniversary)
Miriam Kelen
Karen Koepp
Loren and Jean Kramer-Johnson
Amy Lange
Dave Larson
Jon and Lisa Lewis
Mary and Doug Logeland
Perry Lueders
Jeff Masco
Donn and Bonnie McLellan
Judy McNamara
Linda K. Miller
Elsa Nilsson and Chuck Ullery
Georgia M. O’Brien
Joanne Opgenorth
Justin and Lynn Perl
Julien and Jeff Phillips
Deborah Pollak
Noelyn and Truman Porter
Robert and Eva Marie Schaffer
Barbara Sletten
Jill Steeves (in memory of James D. Steeves)
David Sutton
Nancy Robillard
Diane Robinson
Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt
Tom and Julie Rochat
Ralph Schnorr
Michael and Sherry Spence
Colleen Tyson
Lynn and David Vander Haar
Osmo Vanska
Mary Vasaly
Nancy Vieburg
David C. Warner
Greg and Ellen Weyandt
Louise Ziegler
Margaret Zoerhof
Shelley Zucker (in memory of Batya Heller)
DONOR GIFTS TO $99
Susan Abderholden and Lee Keller
Gregory E. Allen
Pamela Arnstein
Phyllis Ballard
Nancy Banchy
Carol Barnett
Martha Beery Milbery
Cindi Broekemeier
Philip and Ellen Bruner
Diane Carter and Don Feeney
Jon and Katherine Cranney
Karen Ellingson
Cheryl Frank-Murray
Thomas and Polly Fry
Mel Gray and Robin King Cooper
Kathy Gremillion
Beverly Hanson
Jane Hoyt
Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn
Vicci and Bill Johnson
Marlys and Norman Harris (in honor of Rivel Moses) (12/16) 1
Joanna and Roger Haugen
Charles Johnson
Jennifer Krause
Gregory and Kate Lawson
Reed C. Lifka
Cindy Lindau
Sanford Lipsky
Rick and Sara Long
Dennis McGuire
Anne McInerney
David and Elizabeth McQuoid
Brian Mierow
Patricia A. Moe
Valeriana Moeller
Frederick Nairn
Melissa and Brandon Novy
Theo Page
Mario and Jaya Perez
Michelle Reddy
Jennifer Reilly
Christine Retkwa
Julia W. Robinson
Laurence Ruggeri
Mary Ryan and Robert Schmitz
Susan Schulte
Ray and Nancy Shows
Phillip and Elizabeth Sosin
Greta Stryker
Colleen Dwyer Tyson
Eric Watkins
John T. Wetzel

STUDIO CIRCLE
$500–$999
Elisabeth R. Bennett
Stephen Brooks (in honor of Markell Brooks)
Jerry Brosnan and Gisela Brodin-Brosnan
Ann Buran
Rodney & Barbara Burwell Family Foundation
Janet Conn and Mike Debelak
Sue and Barry Cosens
Susan DeNuccio
Catherine Fischer
Michael Luxenberg and Joan Garfield (in honor of Dorothy Luxenberg)
Leland and Beverly Gehrke
Dick Geyerman (in memory of daughter - Mindy Sue Geyerman)
Anders and Julie Himmelstrup (in honor of Gloria and Fred Sewell’s 60th Anniversary)
David and Mary Beth Koehler
Linda and Randy Kooiman
Fritz Knaak (in memory of Choreographer David Steiger Wolfe)
Kay Phillips and Jill Mortensen of The Minneapolis Foundation
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Lowell and Sonja Noteboom
J. Bruce and Judith Overmier
Kathy Longo and Jay Pluimer
David and Judy Ranheim
Justina A. Roberts
Rachel Ryan
Peter Freeman and Laura Sewell
Randy Gegelman and Wendy Skjerven
Kristi and Mark Specker
Joanne Von Blon
BALLET CIRCLE
$150–$249
Catherine Andrus
Gary Baardsgaard and Steven Rydberg
Pat and Kathy Bracken
Lori Gingerich Boberg
Barry and Susan Cosens
Arthur and JeanAnn Guetter
Marcia Haffmans and Ed McFalls
Suzanne Joyce
Pam Kaufman and Dennis Keierleber
Jane and Mike Marrone
Jeffrey and Caren Martin
Gwen S. and Mason C. Myers
David Nelson
Raymond L. Payne
Daniel Pennie
Sarah Rockler
Nancy Rotenberry
Eva Marie and Robert Schaffer
Carol Schirmers
Liz Short
Susan Kolze and Bill Smith
William Spring
David J. Sutton Gift Fund
Jean Thomson
Lynn and Chuck Wallin
Ruth and Dale Warland
Maryann Weidt
Susan Cornell Wilkes and Jim Klobuchar
Barbara Winthrop
Ann Wynia
FRIENDS OF JAMES SEWELL BALLET
$100–$149
Robert and Mary Aberlin
Dennis and Kathleen Anderson
Caroline Bassett
Mary Ann and David Benditt
Al and Fern Black
Angie Bormann-Bomier (in honor of my mother, sisters, & daughter)
The Susan and Michael Burnett Fund
Ruth Butler (to honor Ruth Butler Johnson)
Linda and Roy Close
Jeff and Barb Couture
David Miller and Mary Dew
Michael DiBlasi
Eddie Ellingson
Mark and Ellen Emerson
Laura Erickson
Jean Faust
Ruthena Fink
Patricia Freeburg
Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway
Larry Grab
The Hanold Family
Janie Hanson
Jim and Jelan Heidelberg
Nancy Hernke
Elizabeth Hobbs
David Hunter
James Inglis
J and S Charitable Gift Fund
Judith Brin Ingber and Jerome Ingber
Helen Jacobsen (in honor of Sandra and Richard Jacobson’s 50th Anniversary)
Miriam Kelen
Karen Koepp
Loren and Jean Kramer-Johnson
Amy Lange
Dave Larson
Jon and Lisa Lewis
Mary and Doug Logeland
Perry Lueders
Jeff Masco
Donn and Bonnie McLellan
Judy McNamara
Linda K. Miller
Elsa Nilsson and Chuck Ullery
Georgia M. O’Brien
Joanne Opgenorth
Justin and Lynn Perl
Julien and Jeff Phillips
Deborah Pollak
Noelyn and Truman Porter
Robert and Eva Marie Schaffer
Barbara Sletten
Jill Steeves (in memory of James D. Steeves)
David Sutton
Nancy Robillard
Diane Robinson
Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt
Tom and Julie Rochat
Ralph Schnorr
Michael and Sherry Spence
Colleen Tyson
Lynn and David Vander Haar
Osmo Vanska
Mary Vasaly
Nancy Vieburg
David C. Warner
Greg and Ellen Weyandt
Louise Ziegler
Margaret Zoerhof
Shelley Zucker (in memory of Batya Heller)
DONOR GIFTS TO $99
Susan Abderholden and Lee Keller
Gregory E. Allen
Pamela Arnstein
Phyllis Ballard
Nancy Banchy
Carol Barnett
Martha Beery Milbery
Cindi Broekemeier
Philip and Ellen Bruner
Diane Carter and Don Feeney
Jon and Katherine Cranney
Karen Ellingson
Cheryl Frank-Murray
Thomas and Polly Fry
Mel Gray and Robin King Cooper
Kathy Gremillion
Beverly Hanson
Jane Hoyt
Craig Harris and Candy Kuehn
Vicci and Bill Johnson
Marlys and Norman Harris (in honor of Rivel Moses) (12/16) 1
Joanna and Roger Haugen
Charles Johnson
Jennifer Krause
Gregory and Kate Lawson
Reed C. Lifka
Cindy Lindau
Sanford Lipsky
Rick and Sara Long
Dennis McGuire
Anne McInerney
David and Elizabeth McQuoid
Brian Mierow
Patricia A. Moe
Valeriana Moeller
Frederick Nairn
Melissa and Brandon Novy
Theo Page
Mario and Jaya Perez
Michelle Reddy
Jennifer Reilly
Christine Retkwa
Julia W. Robinson
Laurence Ruggeri
Mary Ryan and Robert Schmitz
Susan Schulte
Ray and Nancy Shows
Phillip and Elizabeth Sosin
Greta Stryker
Colleen Dwyer Tyson
Eric Watkins
John T. Wetzel

To learn more about the philanthropic benefits of supporting James Sewell Ballet, please call Tom McNamee, Development Director, at 612.672.0480 or email at tom@jsballet.org.