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, 2019 to December 31, 2020. Their passion for ballet and generous gifts to the Annual Fund make James Sewell Ballet’s artistic and education programs possible.


Gifts of $35,000+
One Anonymous Gift
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
Snow Family Foundation

Gifts of $20,000+

Gifts of $10,000-$19,999
Ecolab Foundation
Wenger Foundation

Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
Thomson Reuters

Gifts of $1,000-$4,999
The Allegro Fund
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Ecolab Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Quazar Capital
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Gifts to $999
Greystone Foundation
Pitney Bowes Foundation
The Sieff Family Foundation
TCF Employee Matching Gift
The Program Travelers Matching Gift Program


Michael L. Snow

Baltins Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Richard and Sandra Jacobson
Fred and Gloria Sewell

Gail and Bob Buck

Beverly N. Grossman
The John and Ruth Huss Fund

Martin and Mary Rigney
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Tashjian-Savik Charitable Gift Fund
Dr. Gerald W. and Susan E. Timm

Kathryn Hagen and Tom Anderson
Beth and Kevin Dooley
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
George and Julia Sutton


Paul and Susan Arneson Fund
Connie and Alan Beck
Lynne and Bruce Beck
Joan Duddingston
Jayne and Bill Emory
David and Rosemary Good
Jeanette Colby and David Gutzke
The Jack and Linda Hoeschler Family Fund
Kelly Kita Charitable Fund
Monica and Rob Lender
Dan and Cynthia Margo

David and Sharon Marty
Ed McConaghay and Margaret Telfer
Anonymous Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Elisabeth R. Bennett Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
John and Joanne Gordon Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
The Ekdahl Hutchinson Family Fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation

David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Sandy Morris
The Kooiman Charitable Fund of The Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
James Sewell and Ilona llvonen on behalf of The Sewell Family Foundation
Gary and Sue Specker
Barbara A. Stoll
The Suckow Ziemer Family Fund
Beth Swailes (in honor of Fred and Glo Sewell)


      Caroline A. Amplatz
      Nicole Behm-Koep
      Stephen Brooks
      Daniel Pennie and Anne Carayon
      Joanne and Ben Case
      Richard Ihrig and Colleen Cooper
      Janet Conn and Mike Debelak
      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)
      Koehler Family Charitable Fund
      Linda and Randy Kooiman
      Kay Phillips and Jill Mortensen Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
      Nina and Gordon Mosser
      Bruce and Judith Overmier
      Anne and Bill Parker

      Kathy Longo and Jay Pluimer
      Justina A. Roberts
      Mary Ellen and Michael Schrauth
      Randy Gegelman and Wendy Skjerven
      Kristi and Mark Specker
      Donald and Mary Tehven
      Eric Galatz and Lisa Tiegel
      Marcia E. Urban
      Kim Witczak


      Fiona and LeRoi Anderson
      Jerry Brosnan and Gisela Brodin-Brosnan
      Joe and Lois Duffy
      Donald Helgeson and Sue Shepard
      Scott Helgeson and Laura Preves Family Fund
      Nancy Huart
      Pam Kaufman and Dennis Keierleber
      Sandy and Harry Lerner

      Sharon and Jim Lewis
      Kelley Lindquist
      James and Caroline Loken
      Barbara McLane
      Jerome T. Miner
      Peter B. and Karla Myers
      Lowell and Sonja Noteboom
      Suzanne and Richard Pepin

      Carol B. Peterson
      Gary P. Peterson and James Davies
      Lawrence Redmond
      Elizabeth Short and Kirk Cozine
      William Spring
      Jean Thomson


      Cynthia A. Andrews
      Caroline Bassett
      Angie Bormann-Bomier (in honor of my mother, sisters, & daughter)
      Barry and Susan Cosens
      Thomas DeAngelo and Christine Bleyhl
      Marcia Haffmans and Ed McFalls
      Hugh Huston
      Marvin and Marian Hutchens

      Cindy Lindau
      Jeffrey and Caren Martin
      Tim Mason
      Gwen S. and Mason C. Myers
      Georgia O’Brien (in honor of Sharon O’Brien’s 78th Birthday)
      Joanne Opgenorth
      David and Judy Ranheim
      Sarah Rockler

      Georgia Finnegan Saulitis and Erik Saulitis
      Carol Schirmers
      Susan Schulte
      Karen Wilson Thissen and Paul Thissen
      Osmo Vanska
      Scott Van Wert
      Barbara C. Winthrop


      Dennis and Kathleen Anderson
      Mary Ann and David Benditt
      Al and Fern Black
      Ann P. Buran
      Ruth Butler (in memory of Ruth Butler Johnson)
      Bill and Connie Cameron
      Thomas Nelson and Martha Dayton
      Eleanor and Andrew Dvorak
      David Miller and Mary Dew
      Michael DiBlasi
      Eddie Ellingson
      Meghan and Sean Elliot
      Mark and Ellen Emerson
      Laura Erickson
      Jean Faust

      Patricia Freeburg
      Carol Gardener
      Drs. David and Kathleen Gesensway
      Larry Grab
      Mel Gray and Robin King Cooper
      Arthur and JeanAnn Guetter
      The Hanold Family
      Jelan and James Heidelberg
      David Hunter
      James Inglis
      Kitty Warner and Chas. Jensen
      Charles Johnson
      Karen Koepp
      David Larson
      Jeffrey Masco

      Donn and Bonnie McLellan
      David and Elizabeth McQuoid
      Laurie and David Mech
      Linda K. Miller
      Chuck Ullery and Elsa Nilsson
      Amy O’Neil
      Jeffrey and Julien Phillips
      Deborah Pollak
      Christine Retkwa
      Tom and Julie Rochat
      Patrick Riley and Natalie Roholt
      Diane Rosenwald
      Bill and Peggy Roush
      Susan Schulte
      Schuler Shook
      Bill Slobotski

      Michael and Sherry Spence
      David J. Sutton Gift Fund
      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
      Louise Ziegler
      Shelley Zucker (in memory of Batya Heller)

      DONOR GIFTS TO $99

      Susan Abderholden and Lee Keller
      Gregory E. Allen
      Pamela Arnstein
      Carol Barnett
      Kevin and Martha Beery Milbery
      Margaret and Allen Bostelmann
      Philip and Ellen Bruner
      Karen Ellingson and Graham Butler
      Linda and Roy Close
      Jeff and Barb Couture
      Ruthena Fink
      Nina Hagen

      Elizabeth Hobbs
      John Hofstede
      Helen Jacobsen
      Glenn Klapperich
      Jennifer Krause
      Molly and Peter Larsen
      Sanford Lipsky
      Kimberly MacLennan
      Marcia Marshall
      Raymond and Elsie Martin
      Brian Mierow
      Patricia A. Moe

      Judy and David Myers
      Frederick Nairn
      Mario and Jaya Perez
      Robyn Peterson
      Giulia Piscitelli
      Jennifer Reilly
      Dawn and John Ridgway
      Nancy Robillard
      Prof. Julia Robinson
      Julie and Jeff Rumsey
      Mary Ryan and Robert Schmitz
      Dane Stauffer

      Sandra Swami
      Laura Thompson
      Cindy Marsh and Wendell Vandersluis
      Mary Vasaly
      Eric Watkins
      John T. Wetzel
      Toni Yeamans
      Heidi Ziemer
      Margaret Zoerhof


        Carla and Bruce Adams
        Lynne and Bruce Beck
        Martha H. Bigelow
        Jeanette Bousquet
        Michael T. Burr
        Joe and Lois Duffy
        Keith A. Duryea
        Joan Garfield and Michael Luxenberg
        Lee and Bev Gehrke
        Joanne and John Gordon

        Lucinda Hartmann
        Anders and Julie Himmelstrup
        Jack and Linda Hoeschler
        Roderick C. Hunt
        Aseem Kaul
        Kendall A. King
        Gail E. Kochie
        Frances E. Lester
        Kelley Lindquist
        Lisa Maloney-Vinz
        Jane K. Mauer

        Brian Mierow
        Judy and David Myers
        Philip Noyed
        Lawrence Redmond
        Marty and Mary Rigney
        Justina Roberts
        Diane Rosenwald
        Nancy Rotenberry
        Kim A. Severson
        Sue Shepard and Don Helgeson
        Margery W. Shunk

        Nolan Thomson
        Gerry and Susan Timm

        Eileen Turner

        Charles Ullery and Elsa Nilsson

Jane T. Wallace

        Maryann Weidt

Curtis West

Leigh Wilson-Mattson

John W. Windhorst, Jr.