THANK YOU COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF JAMES SEWELL BALLET


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 November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021. Their passion for ballet and generous gifts to the Annual Fund make JAMES SEWELL BALLET'S artistic and education programs possible.


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Gifts of $30,000+
One Anonymous Gift
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
Snow Family Foundation


Gifts of $10,000-$20,000
Ecolab Foundation
Wenger Foundation


Gifts of $10,000-20,000
Ecolab Foundation
Wenger Foundation


Gifts of $1,000-$5,000
The Allegro Fund
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Ecolab Foundation Matching Gifts Program
The Queenan Foundation


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Gifts to $999
Greystone Foundation
Pitney Bowes Foundation
The Program Travelers Matching Gift Program
TRUIST


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INVESTOR  CIRCLE
$50,000+
Michael L. Snow


LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
$25,000+
Baltins Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Richard and Sandra Jacobson
Fred and Gloria Sewell


COMMISSIONING CIRCLE
$15,000-$24,999
Gail and Bob Buuck


INVESTOR’S CIRCLE
$10,000-$14,999

John and Joanne Gordon Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation


PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
$5,000-$9,999

Joan R. Duddingston

Martin and Mary Rigney

Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation

John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Tashjian-Savik Charitable Gift Fund

Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm


DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
$2,500-$4,999

Kathryn Hagen and Tom Anderson 

Megin Sabo John (in-kind)

Jim McCarthy and Gloria Peterson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation 

Paula E. and Kayvon S. Riggi 

James Sewell and Ilona Ilvonen on behalf of The Sewell Family Foundation

Beth Swailes (in honor of Fred and Glo Sewell) 

Margaret VB Wurtele


CHOREOGRAPHER’S CIRCLE
$1,000-$2,499

Carolyn Amplatz

Connie and Alan Beck

Nicole Behm-Koep

Janet Conn and Mike Debelak 

Jayne and Bill Emory 

Kelly Kita Charitable Fund

Monica and Rob Lender

James and Caroline Loken

David and Sharon Marty

Anonymous Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Elisabeth R. Bennett Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation 

David and Leni Moore Family Foundation

Sandy Morris

The Kooiman Charitable Fund of The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving

The Suckow Ziemer Family Fund

George and Julia Sutton


STUDIO CIRCLE
$500–$999

Carla Adams

The Chuck and Fiona Anderson Family Fund

Paul and Susan Arneson Fund

Lynne and Bruce Beck 

Stephen Brooks

Daniel Pennie and Anne Carayon

Joanne and Ben Case

Catherine Fischer

Michael Luxenberg and Joan Garfield (in honor of Dorothy Luxenberg)

Leland and Beverly Gehrke 

Anders and Julie Himmelstrup (in honor of James Sewell)

The John and Ruth Huss Fund

Pam Kaufman and Dennis Keierleber 

Koehler Family Charitable Fund

Ron and Kathy Peterson 

Justina A. Roberts 

Bill and Peggy Roush 

John Shepard and Suzanne Brust

Mark and Kristi Specker 

William Spring

Marcia E. Urban 


DANCER'S CIRCLE
$250–$499

Sheila and San Asato

Janis Clay

Joe and Lois Duffy 

Donald Helgeson and Sue Shepard 

Bruce Jacobs and Ann Jennen

Sandy and Harry Lerner 

Sharon and Jim Lewis 

Kelley Lindquist 

Lisa and Meghan Maloney-Vinz 

Peter B. and Karla Myers

Andy Nederveld and Sharon Teska

Lowell and Sonja Noteboom

Bruce and Judith Overmier

Suzanne and Richard Pepin

Gary P. Peterson and James Davies

Lawrence M. Redmond

Susan Schulte

Elizabeth Short and Kirk Cozine


BALLET CIRCLE
$150–$249

Dennis and Kathleen Anderson 

Caroline Bassett

David and MaryAnn Benditt 

Ruth Butler (in memory of Ruth Butler Johnson)

Bill and Connie Cameron

Eleanor and Andrew Dvorak 

David Miller and Mary Dew 

Michael DiBlasi

Eddie Ellingson

Meghan and Sean Elliot

Mark and Ellen Emerson 

Laura Erickson

Ruthena Fink

Michael and Linda Finney

Carol Gardener

Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway 

The Hanold Family 

Jelan and James Heidelberg

Kitty Warner and Chas. Jensen

Jennifer Krause

Jeffrey Masco 

Gordon Mosser


FRIENDS OF JAMES SEWELL BALLET
$100–$149

Dennis and Kathleen Anderson 

Caroline Bassett

David and MaryAnn Benditt 

Ruth Butler (in memory of Ruth Butler Johnson)

Bill and Connie Cameron

Eleanor and Andrew Dvorak 

David Miller and Mary Dew 

Michael DiBlasi

Eddie Ellingson

Meghan and Sean Elliot

Mark and Ellen Emerson 

Laura Erickson

Ruthena Fink

Michael and Linda Finney

Carol Gardener

Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway 

The Hanold Family 

Jelan and James Heidelberg

Kitty Warner and Chas. Jensen

Jennifer Krause

Jeffrey Masco 

Gordon Mosser

Gwen and Mason Myers

Chuck Ullery and Elsa Nilsson

Jeffrey and Julien Phillips

Tom and Julie Rochat

Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt

Diane Rosenwald

Mary Ellen and Michael Schrauth

Bill Slobotski

Michael and Sherry Spence

Carolyn Shrewsbury

Colleen Dwyer Tyson

David and Lynn Vander Haar

Lynn and Chuck Wallin

David C. Warner 

Steven Wells and Jane Scallen

Curtis West

G & E Weyandt Family Giving Fund

Ann Wynia and Gunter Stein

Marcia and John Stout

Louise Ziegler (in honor of Ken Yoder)

Shelley Zucker (in memory of Batya Heller) 


DONOR GIFTS TO $99

Susan Abderholden

Gregory E. Allen 

Pamela Arnstein 

Carol Barnett

Kevin and Martha Beery Milbery 

Margaret and Allen Bostelmann

Dan Browning

Philip and Ellen Bruner

Karen Ellingson and Graham Butler

Linda and Roy Close 

Jeff and Barb Couture 

Jon and Katherine Cranney

Ann Crosset

Ruthena Fink

Larry Grab

Nina Hagen

Rebecca Katz Harwood

John Hofstede

Helen Jacobsen

Joyce Johannson

Kerry Keen

Glenn Klapperich

Cindy Lindau

Kimberley MacLennan

Ray and Elsie Martin

Ed McConaghay and Margaret Telfer

Brian Mierow 

Patricia A. Moe 

Frederick Nairn 

Mario and Jaya Perez 

Giulia Piscitelli

Deborah Pollak

Jennifer Reilly

Christine Retkwa

Dawn and John Ridgway

Nancy Robillard

Mary Ryan and Robert Schmitz

Dick and Margie Shunk (in honor of Ashley Chin-Mark)

Dane Stauffer

Jill Steeves (in memory of Jim Steeves)

Sandra Swami

Yuki Tokuda

Cindy Marsh and Wendell Vandersluis

Amanda Weber

Heidi Ziemer


DANCING WATERS 2021 DONORS

Carla Adams

Sheila and San Asato

Tom Anderson and Kathryn Hagen

Connie Beck

Lynne Beck

Elisabeth Bennett

Ann Buran and Peter Blewett

Gail and Bob Buuck

Bill and Connie Cameron

Janis Clay

Sandra Demland

Sue DeNuccio

Cathie Fischer

Lee and Bev Gehrke

Joanne and John Gordon

Arthur and JeanAnn Guetter

Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard

Julie and Anders Himmelstrup

Jack and Linda Hoeschler

John and Ruth Huss

Art Kaemmer

Kendall King

Kelly Kita

David and Mary Beth Koehler

Clare Kooiman

Jessica Kooiman and Guest

Harry and Sandy Lerner

Kelley Lindquist

Kathy Longo and Jay Pluimer

Michael Luxenberg and Joan Garfield

Lisa and Meghan Maloney-Vinz

Jim McCarthy and Gloria Peterson

Walt McCarthy and Clara Ueland

Lowell and Sonja Noteboom

Georgia M. O’Brien

Dan Pennie and Ann Carayon

Gary P. Peterson

Lew and Connie Remele

Paula E. and Kayvon S. Riggi 

Martin and Mary Rigney

Sarah Rockler

Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt

Sarah Rockler

Justina Roberts

Bill and Peggy Roush

Susan Schulte

Gloria and Fred Sewell

James Sewell and Ilona Ilvonen

Laura Sewell and Peter Freeman

Mark and Kristi Specker

Sue Specker

Margaret Telfer and Ed McConaghay 

Jean Thomson

Gerry and Susan Timm

Holly Ziemer and Steve Suckow


2021 ARCHIVE DIVE TIPSTERS

Carla Adams

Tom Anderson and Kathryn Hagen

Keith Buttleman

Andrew Caddock

Nancy Carlson

Marco Cervantes

Todd Clasen

Kenneth and Gwen Crabb

Roxanne Deibel

Keith Duryea

Ruthena Fink

Deb Ford

Peter Freeman and Laura Sewell

Lee and Bev Gehrke

Dean Guhlke

Nan Hackett

Chuck Hartell

Cindy Hartmann

Shawn Jensrn

Aseem Kaul

Leslie Ann Koepke

Emily Kosokar

Jim Lieberthal

Megan Lauer

David Miller

Deirdre Murnane

Sandra Olson

Doris Overby

Katherine Peters

Gary P. Peterson and James Davies

Paul Peterson

Madelon Queenan

Christine Retkwa

Matthew Richey

Jacque Rosenau

Susan Schulte

Jason Sikkila

Diane Spannbauer

Mary Thom

Nolan Thomson

Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm

Charles Ullery and Elsa Nilsson

Cecilia Warner

David Wolf


Your tax-deductible annual gifts are always welcome. Cash, stocks and bonds, bequests, real estate holdings, and sponsorship opportunities are great ways to make an investment in programs and communities we serve. To learn more about the tax and philanthropic benefits of giving, please call Tom McNamee, Development Director, at 612.672.0480 or email at tom@jsballet.org.

JAMES SEWELL BALLET
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403