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 February 1, 2022 to October 1, 2023. Their passion for ballet and generous gifts to the Annual Fund make james sewell ballet’s artistic and education programs possible.


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

Gifts of $10,000-$20,000
Ecolab Foundation
Bob and Kathie Goodale Legacy Foundation

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

Gifts to $999
Thrivent Financial Matching Gifts



Baltins Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Richard and Sandra Jacobson
Fred and Gloria Sewell
Michael L. Snow


Buuck Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation


John and Joanne Gordon Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation


Joan R. Duddingston
Martin and Mary Rigney
Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm


Kathryn Hagen and Tom Anderson
Gloria Peterson and Jim McCarthy
Paula E. and Kayvon S. Riggi
Hanwen Wang (in-kind)
James Sewell and Ilona Ilvonen on behalf of The Sewell Family Foundation
Margaret VB Wurtele


Lynne and Bruce Beck
Nicole Behm-Koep
Janet Conn and Mike Debelak
Kathleen Duryea
Jayne and Bill Emory
Kelly Kita Charitable Fund
Clare Kooiman
Monica and Rob Lender
James and Caroline Loken
Elisabeth R. Bennett Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Sandy Morris
Patrick Seeholzer (in honor of Rachel Seeholzer)
The Suckow Ziemer Family Fund
George and Julia Sutton
Beth Swailes
Joe Tashjian and Kay Savik
Kim Witczak


Carla Adams
The Chuck and Fiona Anderson Family Fund
Lynne and Bruce Beck
Daniel Pennie and Anne Carayon
Catherine Fischer
Leland and Beverly Gehrke
Anders and Julie Himmelstrup (in honor of James Sewell)
Pam Kaufman and Dennis Keierleber
Koehler Family Charitable Fund
Emily Kosokar
Justina A. Roberts and Jake Heller
Bill and Peggy Roush
Mark and Kristi Specker
Marcia E. Urban


Sheila and San Asato
Janis Clay
Thomas Nelson and Martha Dayton
Bruce Jacobs and Ann Jennen
Sharon and Jim Lewis
Lisa and Meghan Maloney-Vinz
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Sonja and Lowell Noteboom
Rick and Suzanne Pepin
Gary P. Peterson and James Davies
Lawrence M. Redmond
Susan Schulte
John Shepard and Suzanne Brust
Sue Shepard
Elizabeth Short and Kirk Cozine
William Spring


Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch
Cynthia and Woody Andrews
Christine Bleyhl and Thomas DeAngelo
Meghan and Sean Elliot
Patricia Freeburg
David Hunter
Hugh Huston
Jeffrey and Caren Martin
Jeffrey Masco
Timothy Mason
Laurel and Dave Mech
Georgia O’Brien
McCarthy Opgenorth Family Fund
Cory Pope
Georgia Finnegan Saulitis and Erik Saulitis
Carol B. Schirmers


Kathy and Dennis Anderson
David and MaryAnn Benditt
Bill and Connie Cameron
David Miller and Mary Dew
Laura Erickson
Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway
The Hanold Family
Kitty Warner and Chas. Jensen
Karen Koepp
Dave Larson
Kelley Lindquist
Michael Luxenberg and Joan Garfield
Gordon Mosser
Gwen Myers (in honor of Augusta Moore)
John and Amy O’Neil
Mary Jo Peloquin
Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt
Mary Ellen and Michael Schrauth
Ralph Schnorr
Kim A. Severson
Michael and Sherry Spence
Colleen Tyson
Louise Ziegler

Gregory E. Allen
Pamela Arnstein
Carol Barnett
Kevin and Martha Beery Milbery
Al and Fern Black
Philip and Ellen Bruner
Karen Ellingson and Graham Butler
Todd Clasen
Linda and Roy Close
Beatrice Collard
Jon and Katherine Cranney
Keith Duryea
Ruthena Fink
Nina Hagen
Elizabeth Hobbs
Brittany and Matthew Keefe
Cindy Lindau
Ray and Elsie Martin
Anne McInerney
Brian Mierow
Patricia A. Moe
Mario and Jaya Perez
Deborah Pollak
Nancy Robillard
Julia W. Robinson
Jacque Rosenau
John T. Wetzel
G & E Weyandt Family Giving Fund
Shelley Zucker (in memory of Batya Heller)

Carla Adams
Tom Anderson and Kathryn Hagen
Nina Archabal
Cristina Arellano
Susan Arnold
Sheila Asato
Helen Baer
Lynne Beck
Lis Bennett
Ann Buran, Ginny Buran, Dwayne Cody, and Peter Blewett
Gail Buuck
Bill Cameron
Janis Clay
Lisa Cotter
Sandra Demland
Cathie Fischer
Lee and Bev Gehrke
Julie Himmelstrup
Linda Hoeschler and Peter Blyberg
Nancy Hovanes
John and Ruth Huss
Mary Johnson
Kendall King
Kelly Kita
David and Mary Beth Koehler
Clare Kooiman
Linda and Jessica Kooiman
Ruth Lambach
John and Karen Larsen
Harry and Sandy Lerner
Kelley Lindquist
Jim McCarthy and Gloria Peterson
Barb McLane
Karla and Peter Myers
Lowell Noteboom
Georgia O’Brien
Gary Peterson and James Davies
Martin and Mary Rigney
Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt
Justina Roberts, Jacob Heller and Daisy McClellan
Bill and Peggy Roush
Georgia Finnegan Saulitis and Erik Saulitis
Susan Schulte
Gloria and Fred Sewell
Laura Sewell and Peter Freeman
Sue Shepard
Susan Smoluchowski
Susan Specker and Henry Specker
John Sullivan
Joe Tashjian and Kay Savik
Jean Thomson
Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm
Chuck Ullery and Elsa Nilsson
Frances Wilkinson

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

528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 215
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403