Upstream Arts Co-founders Julie and Matt Guidry at The Art of We (photo: David Luke)


Big thanks to the 108 generous individuals who have supported Upstream Arts this past month:

Kim Adams, Jennifer Anderson, Bryan Boyce, Andrew Boyer, Florence Brammer, Christine Brown, Sarah Brown, Charles Burdick and Christy Haynes, Jane and John Cacich, Rae Charles, Jenna Childs, Jeff Cords and Amy Scheller, Sharon Cords, Barbara Croxen, Beth Deiter, Colleen Diffely-Sullivan, Janice and Gerald Downing, Sharla and Blake Duerre, Jessica Finney, Glen Fladeboe, Christian Fredrickson, Adrian and Ann Marie Freeman, Patrick Gallagher, Wayne and Barbara Gilbertson, Lorissa Gottschalk and Matt O’Brien, Julie and Matt Guidry, Bridget Harrington and Graham Smith, Deb Holbrook, Lauren Hughes and Tam Smith, Rachel Jendrzejewski and Theo Goodell, David Guidry, Julie and Matt Guidry, Alyssa Klein, Diana Konopka, Mary and James Koon, Beverly Kuenzli, Jack and Laura Lee, Brian Lofton, Judy Lysne and Alex Patterson, Amy Marquez, Todd Mathison, Ann Mavis, Kevin McCaleb, Erica Meium, Alison Mertens, Karen Moe, Marilyn Mounger, Margaret and Douglas Nathan, Mike Olson, Rebecca Orman, Andrew and Janet Overman, Suzanne and Bob Pitsor, Elisabeth Pletcher-Harincar, Maggie Quinlan and Robert Frawley, Christian and Karen Lee Salter, Tony and Kevin Saputo-Swanson, Mary and Tom Seitz, Drew Sieplinga and Alec Shaw, Reid and Ann Shaw, Barbara and Steve Sindlinger, Ali Sipkins, Nancy Sonntag, Dawn Starr, Sandy Strudthoff-McKee, Molly Killeen Taylor, Katie Thune, Jim and Rita Urbanek, Jim and Betty Urie, Carlos Vazquez, Peter Vitale and Stephen Nelson, Michael and Martha Wilson, Marikay and Michael Wolf, Patricia Woolsey, Sally Koering Zimney and Andy Zimney, and five anonymous supporters

We’re thrilled to have surpassed our original fundraising goal for this spring!

Of course, as you know, the work never stops. As Upstream Arts Co-founders Julie and Matt Guidry observed at The Art of We, our phone is ringing off the hook – the demand for our work currently is more than we can meet. In order to bring the arts to more people with disabilities at every stage of life, we must continue to invest in and grow the infrastructure of our organization in support of our programs.

On July 1, we will kick off our 10th Anniversary as a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of the arts, disability, and learning. To celebrate this exciting milestone and build capacity for the next decade of work, we are embarking on a new campaign to raise $100,000 in individual contributions by June 30, 2016. Can you be among the first to partner with us in this effort by contributing a gift of $10, $100, or $1000? Click here to make a tax-deductible gift right now.

We’re so grateful for your belief and support. Thank you for all that you do!