Our 2017 – 2018 Individual Donors
Every day, people with disabilities and the people that support them are pushing upstream against the current of life. This is where Upstream Arts gets its name and why we have chosen to focus our donor levels around the Mississippi River, an important landmark and a source of energy, vitality, and community that is treasured by Minnesotans. Starting with the headwaters at Lake Itasca, each river that flows into the Mississippi makes it a more powerful force. It’s the same at Upstream Arts. Each donation, starting with the foundation laid by our core group of donors at the Lake Itasca level, is essential to our sustainability, making it possible for us to continue our mission. Thank you for bringing this energy, vitality and community to Upstream Arts, and for helping us to move upstream.
Mississippi River $25,000 & above
Anonymous Carolyn Foundation
Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
National Endowment for the Arts
St. Croix River $10,000 to $24,999
California Institute of Contemporary Arts
MaryAnn Lippay and Stephen Kanee Family Fund
Reid and Ann Shaw
Wayzata Community Church
Cannon River $5,000 to $9,999
Community Shares of Minnesota
Crow River $1,000 to $4,999
David and Joy Baker
Delphine and Michael Barringer-Mills
Jane and John Cacich
CommonSense [email protected] **
Thomas and Marilyn Gales ***
Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation
Joe and Janet Green * ***
Marcie Guidry ***
Ignited Fundraising **
John and Joan Kaminski
The Tom and Mary Gerry Lee Family Foundation
Minneapolis Foundation McCarthy Smith
Marilyn and Kenneth Mounger *
Karl and Lisa Simer ***
The Caterpillar Foundation
Wayne and Kathy Urbaniak through The Psalm 37:4 Zeltwanger Fund of the inFaith Community Foundation
Sauk River $500 to $999
Andrew D. Clark
Jeff Cords and Amy Scheller
Bridget Harrington and Graham Smith
David and Michelle Horan
Sarah, Jonathon, and Ezra Kusa
Lifeworks Services **
Midwest Special Services **
Karen Moe and Robert Sayers
Dave and Marnie Peichel
Pharos Employee Benefits **
Benjamin W. and Pamela K. Phelps
James R. and Lucy M. Radatz
Nancy Sonntag ***
The Graham Smith Team, Keller Williams Realty **
Thrivent Community – West End
Yess Yoga **
Youth Frontiers, Inc **
Pine River $100 to $499
Denise and Paul Aasen
Kim Adams and J. Scott Johnson
Allina Hospitals and Clinics Community Engagement
Michael Anderson and Katie Peacock
Marie France and William Beitz
John and Peggy Burns
Joe and Jane Cavanaugh ***
Chubb – Corporate Giving
Patricia E. Clarke
Patricia Collins and Dan Cherryhomes
Rochelle and Regan Cox *
Barbara and Tim Croxen
Patrick and Kristi Curme
John Doan, PE, MPP
Janice and Gerald Downing
Jackie and Lynne Finney
Lee and Serge Garces ***
Rich and Phyllis Genest-Stein
Ron Goldstein and Susan Freeberg
Lorissa Gottschalk and Matt O’Brien
Mary Green ***
Karen and Dan Grow
David and Jackie Guidry***
Julie and Matt Guidry
Susan Haas and Michael Sommers
Dale and Rose Haning ***
Carmen and David M. Harris
Eddie and Michelle Henson
Highland Friendship Club**
Karen and Barry Johnson
Calvin and Anne Keasling
Gabriel Keller and Emily Sohn
Theresa Lynn Landry *
Justin Lansing *
Laura and Jack Lee ***
Steven and Liza Leigh Kiwus ***
Katherine Lipe and Gloria Zaiger
Norah Long ***
Judy Lysne and Alex Patterson
Linda and James Madsen
Brian and Chrissie Mahaffy
Ann L. Mavis
Mary Lyng and Rosemary McDonough
Jeff and Sarah Milligan-Toffler ***
Linda and Bill Murphy
Tom and Darlene Neidlinger
Chris and Laura Pardo Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Partnership Resources, Inc. **
Bob Pranis and Veronica Weadock
Maggie Quinlan and Robert Frawley
Bonnie Rach and Family
Alice and John Reimann
Michael Ritchie and Rebecca Loader
Sharon Rodning Bash
Lindsey and Andre Samples
Holly and Ian Schramm
Sue Scott and Ron Peluso
Drew Sieplinga and Alec Shaw
Bree Sieplinga and David Luke
Gillian Spence *
Brenda and Michael Staloch
David and Cindy Kay Staloch
The Junior Board at the Sauer Family Foundation
Alan C. and Jean W. Thiel
Becky Timm *
U.S. Bancorp Foundation Matching Gift Program
United Health Group Matching
Jim and Rita Urbanek
Igor and Helga Vichnevsky
Karine and Tom Vosberg
Peggy Wilcox-Browning and Steven Kramer
Michael and Martha Wilson
Michael Witzany ***
Mary Ann and John Wolters
Patricia Woolsey and Luke Warren
Andy and Sally Zimney ***
Lake Itasca Up to $100
Amazon Smile Foundation
Barb and Eric
Sara Barnaby and David Burgwald
Karla & Bruce Blackwood
Christine and Henry Brown
Jenna Childs and Dan Johnson
Rebecca and Phil Davis
Phyllis A. Genest
Chris and Wendy Gennaula
Winifred J. Gillen
Gail and Tim Gordon
John Hebig and Kary Kuenzli
Richard and Patsy Herrington
Lauren Hughes and Tamara Smith
Amy and Andy Jendrzejewski
Rachel Jendrzejewski and Theo Goodell
Edward N. and Carol Johnson
Anton Jones and Kelly Fallows
Beverly E. Kuenzli
C. Harold and Diane H. Lambert
Jim and Kris Lefferts
Kym Longhi and Jim Peitzman
Andrea and Scott Madson
Judi and Todd Marshall
Brian and Libby Marx
Lynne and Steven McCoy
Jim W. McGaha
Duaine and Jeanne Morphew
Amy and John Ottaviani
John and Nancy Quinlan
Noël Raymond and Amy Finch ***
Kim Anthony Reaume
Bill and Lillian Rovick
Christian and Karen Lee Salter
Alina Schroeder and Chuck Day
Michelle Schutt and Scott Engstrom
Mary and Tom Seitz
Anthony and Sally Sexton
Douglas and Donna Sieplinga
Alison Sipkins ***
Sara Stack *
Mary Vosberg ***
Andrei, Erin, and Max Zolotukhin- Ridgway
Blythe M. Davis Massage & Shiatsu
Bryant Lake Bowl
Cow Tipping Press
Min Enterprises Photography
Mobility 4 All **
Elisabeth Pletcher, Curvy Yoga
The Loft Literary Center
The Show Art Gallery
W. A. Frost and Company
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers
Shirley Brasseaux In memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Jane and John Cacich In honor of our new baby granddaughter Phoenix Frances!
Allan and Susan Carneol In honor of Oliver Lerner and his excellent sleuth skills.
Charlene Gaffney In honor of all adults and children with special needs.
Winifred J. Gillen In memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Robert Goodfellow In honor of Jackie and Dave Guidry.
Joe and Janet Green In honor of Caleb George-Guidry.
David and Jackie Guidry In memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Margaret Hebig In honor of Arnie Mavis.
Margaret Hebig, Beverly E. Kuenzli, Ann Mavis, Al Kuenzli, Kris Kuenzli and Kary Kuenzli In honor of Arnie Mavis.
Richard and Patsy Herrington In memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Beverly E. Kuenzli In honor of Alyce Kuenzli
C. Harold and Diane H. Lambert In memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Steven and Liza Leigh Kiwus In honor of Chloe Kiwus.
Ann L. Mavis In honor of Arnie Mavis.
Edna Rach In loving memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Bonnie Rach and Family In loving memory of Hubert Brasseaux.
Alice and John Reimann In honor of Helen Silha.
Phillip Romine In honor of Jennifer Anderson.
Patricia Royal In memory of Hubert Brasseaux, a wonderful Guidry family member.
Alina Schroeder and Chuck Day In memory of our son Philip Smith.
Sue Scott and Ron Peluso In memory of my gifted brother David!
Karl and Lisa Simer In honor of Caleb George-Guidry.
Jenelle Zumbusch On behalf of the late Arnie Mavis.
This list reflects gifts made between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. We make every effort to ensure accuracy. If you notice any omissions or errors, please contact us at (612) 331-4584.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support and Arts Learning grants, as well as a 2017 ADA Access Improvement Grant from VSA Minnesota, with funds from the Metro Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.
* Monthly Sustainer
** The Art of We Sponsor
*** 2006-07 Founding Supporter
This list reflects gifts made between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. We make every effort to ensure this information is accurate. If you notice errors or omissions, please contact us.
Our Current Corporate and Foundation Supporters
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Edith C. and J. Oscar Greenwald Fund; Henriette S. Neverman Fund; The Children’s Fund
The H.E. and Helen Warren Foundation
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
VSA Minnesota Upstream Arts is a 2019 recipient of an ADA Access Improvement Grant from VSA Minnesota, with funds from the Metro Regional Arts Council. This activity is funded, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.