Upstream Arts teaching artists and participants

Upstream Arts teaching artists and participants


We have so many donor superheroes to celebrate this month!!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to: Kim Adams, Julia Anderson, Kate Barr, Carla Bates and Susan Pollock, Jaimie Bennett and Bret Hesla, Alan Berks and Leah Cooper, Mindy Bolton, Doris and Gary Braley, Sarah Brown, John Brust, Rob and Leah Brzezinski, Patrick Burns and Sharon Powell, Debra Busch, John and Jane Cacich, Jeanne Calvit, Susan and Allan Carneol, Joselyn Caton, Joe and Jane Cavanaugh, Jeff Cords and Amy Scheller, Patrick and Kristi Curme, Michelle Dickerson, Janice and Gerald Downing, Katherine Evans and Ryan Walquist, Kevin Evers, Jessica Finney, Chris and Wendy Gennaula, Robin Gillette, Alvin Goeser, Lorissa Gottschalk, Joe and Janet Green, Jean Greenwood, Susan Haas and Michael Sommers, Jane Hagen, Tim Harincar and Elisabeth Pletcher-Harincar, Bridget Harrington and Graham Smith, John Hebig, Mike Hoyt, Lori Jacobwith, Masanari Kawahara and Elizabeth Garvey, Gabriel Keller and Emily Sohn, Mark Kenneback, Sherry Kempf and Ethan Bleifuss, Steven Kiwus and Liza Leigh-Kiwus, Alyssa Klein, Beverly Kuenzli, John Kuenzli, Brad Little, Thomas McDonagh, Patricia Milbrath, Jeff and Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Marilyn Mounger, Dipankar Mukherjee and Meena Natarajan, Jean Ness, Rebecca Orman, Julie Panger, Warren Park, Sarah Peters, Marthena Peterson-Brust and Erica Beth Peterson, Katie Piehl and Richard Knowlton, John and Nancy Quinlan, Maggie Quinlan and Robert Frawley, Jewell Reichenberger, Iyana Rice, The Robbins/Hooper Families, Thomas Robinson, Christian and Karen Lee Salter, Patricia Samples, Chris Satterlie, Matt Sciple, Shari Seelig and Richard Schwartz, Reid and Ann Shaw, Drew Sieplinga and Alec Shaw, Robin Silverman, Joseph Simmons and Karen Ballor, Fred and Michelle Spence, Gillian Spence, Juliana Tillema and Chad Lauber, Carlos Vazquez, Peter Vitale and Stephen Nelson, Kelly Waterman, Peggy Wilcox-Browning and Steven Kramer, Lucia Yess, and six generous anonymous supporters.

Your gifts moved us closer to closing our funding gap for this fiscal year. In fact, they helped us MORE THAN EXCEED our May fundraising goal!

Remember what “funding gap” means? It’s where we must get to financially to deliver our multidisciplinary arts programs to nearly 300 adults and children with disabilities every month. This spring, one Special Education teacher told us that, because of Upstream Arts, “One of my students was able to display emotions that we hadn’t seen before.”

As we close out our fiscal year on June 30, please know that it takes just $39 per week to bring the arts to one student–to provide a safe, creative environment in which she can freely explore her abilities and express her emotions. $468 covers a whole semester of Upstream Arts programming for that student. Click here to make an online contribution. Thank you for your belief and support!