Funders

Your charitable giving is what keeps us dancing. Thank you to our generous donors!

UPAF-Logos_Color-05-BiggerNameDanceworks is a proud member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). Thanks to your generous support of UPAF, Danceworks is able to share our work with the community.


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Danceworks is supported in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Donor Roll Call

    Gifts received between 9.1.2016 to 7.31.2017

    Angel: $100,000+
    United Performing Arts Fund

    Visionary: $50,000+
    Bader Philanthropies
    Milwaukee Public School Partnership for the Arts and Humanities

    Muse: $25,000+
    BMO Harris Bradley Center*
    Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation

    Benefactor: $10,000+
    Mary Newton and Dr. James Sanger
    David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation

    Producer: $5,000+
    Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
    Foley & Lardner LLP
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Enroth Family Fund
    The Harley-Davidson Foundation
    Joy Global Foundation Inc.
    Milwaukee Arts Board
    Nonprofit Management Fund
    Northwestern Mutual Foundation
    Stephens Family Foundation
    We Energies Foundation
    Kilby and Amy Williamson
    Wisconsin Arts Board

    Artistic Director: $2,500+
    Anonymous
    Donald and Donna Baumgartner
    Dorothy Inbusch Foundation, Inc.
    Martin Family Foundation/Jan and Vince Martin
    Pieper Electric, Inc. – Ideal Mechanical
    Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
    Diane and Ed Zore

    Choreographer: $1,000+
    Lloyd Dickinson and Kristin Bergstrom
    Trish Calvy
    Dennis and Amy Connolly
    Don and Sallie Davis Fund
    Tim and Sue Frautschi
    Bill Friebus and Gina Madrigrano Friebus
    Greater Milwaukee Assoc. of Realtors Youth Fdn.
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Edward P. and Mary K. Bullock Fund
    Deborah and Joe Gonzalez
    Glen and Claire Hackmann
    David and Margarete Harvey
    Heil Family Foundation
    John and Betsy Hoylman
    Patricia Kiefer
    Frank and Marina Krejci
    Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
    Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund
    Jane A. Lewis and Mickey Maier
    Maxsan Foundation – Max and Sandra Dermond
    Lindsay Olson
    Peck Foundation Milwaukee LTD
    Skip and Ildy Poliner
    Clare Reardon
    Mike and Barb Schulte
    STRATTEC Security Corporation
    Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, Inc.

    Guest Artist: $500+
    Robert Balderson
    Joy A. Balius
    Candace Berg
    Terry and Mary Briscoe
    Joan and Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc
    CPL Industries, Inc – Mary Ann and Charles P. LaBahn
    Mario and Cathy Costantini
    Christine Culver
    Mary and Dan Druml
    Karyn and Bill Elliot
    Richard Ippolito and Pamela Frautschi
    Fresh Thyme*
    Jason and Tracey Gessner
    Michael Levey and Linda Gorens Levey
    Mike and Patty Grebe
    James Green
    Gary and Joanne Grunau
    Matthew Kovacich and Maira Gavioli
    Scott and Linda Haag
    Ann and Jon Hammes
    Olivia and Hakan Hare
    Jeff and Cynthia Harris
    Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation
    Michael and Julie Henszey
    Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Terry A. Hueneke Fund
    Michael and Monica Jurken
    The Knox Family
    Rick and Kate Krueger
    Arlene and Joel Lee
    Daniel McKeithan
    John and Linda Mellowes
    Tom and Anne Metcalfe
    Marian and Bill Nasgovitz
    Richard and Sue Pieper
    West Bend Community Foundation’s West Bend Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Fund
    Elaine and Jim Sweet
    Megan and Dominic Suardini
    Donald and Kathleen Wilson
    Claudetta Wright
    Mark and Liza Young
    Andrew and Carlene Ziegler

    Soloist: $250+
    George Affeldt
    Anonymous
    Rebecca Bardwell and Gene Braaksma
    Constance Brinkman
    Matthew Bruno
    Murph Burke
    Todd and Deborah Farris
    Ralph and Carol Kuepper
    Cindy Molloy
    William Bradley and Jill Anna Ponasik
    Susan and Oyvind Solvang
    Jack and Joan Stein Foundation Inc.
    James Sustache
    Lori Keller and Jason Weiner

    Cast: $150+
    Christopher Hansen and Kathryn Behling
    Mike and Pam Carroll
    Clark Graphics – Clark Kaufmann & Cate Deicher
    Laura P. DeGolier
    Judy Gertsma
    Doris and Ed Heiser
    Darryl Huennekens
    Julilly Kohler
    Natalie Lloyd-Jones
    Maryland Avenue Montessori PTO
    Tom and Sharon McGivern
    Diane Michaels
    Norman Schuster
    John and Megan Susko Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
    Ultra Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.*
    Mary and Fran Wasielewski
    John and Judy Worm

    Friend up to $149
    Doug and Karen Anderson
    AmazonSmile Foundation
    Kathy Banzhaf
    Sue Bella
    Latonia Burns
    Rebecca & Dan Burzynski
    Susan Cattey
    Cecile Cheng
    Christina and Nicholas Coe
    Lynn and Jim Connolly
    Peter White and Ann Cornell
    Pat and Phil Crump
    Heidi Dondlinger
    Howard and Eileen Dubner
    Dianne Dziengel
    Phyllis Eckles
    Bernie Erenberger, D.C.
    Russel Evans
    David Flores
    Natasha Posey and Mike Fricke
    Fiona Fuerstner
    Paige Fuhrman
    Holly and Brian Ganther
    David and Helen Gilles
    Lisa Gilvary
    Marijeanne Gorectke
    Stephanie Greenfield
    Mary Guy-Franke
    Cindy Hamm
    Jennifer Birkholz and Andy Hanf
    Lisa and Mick Hatch
    Thomas E. Hawley
    Robert and Geralyn Heffron
    Tom and Louise Hildebrandt
    Bob Hirschi
    Jacqueline Hunsicker
    Christine Klim
    Anne Landre
    David M. Lee
    Angela Lueck
    Macy’s
    Manifest Destiny’s Child
    Dena McPhetres
    Amanda McVeigh
    Gabriela Melendez
    Marlis Moldenhauer Hinman
    Steven Miller
    Michael and Kathryn Mooney
    Macy and Jennie Moret
    Polly Morris
    Carol Julin and Alex Ng
    Penny Williams and Paul Noack
    Chris and Anne Noyes
    Geraldine Olson
    Diane M. Olson
    JD Optekar
    Joe Pabst
    Revs. Thomas and Deborah Payden
    Eleanor B. Quint
    Kim Johnson-Rockafellow and Jon Rockafellow
    Carol and Jim Ross
    Charita L. Ross
    Greg Horbachevsky  and Mary Rynders
    Mary S.
    Ramsey Schlissel*
    Virginia Schrag
    Denise and Jerry Sedmak
    Donna Siegmund
    Doris Small
    Lynne Sobczak
    Mark and Julie Steinhafel
    Sterling Associates
    Daryl and Michaela Stuermer
    Lynn Lucius and Richard Taylor
    Debra and Michael Timm
    Denise Tracy
    Carrie Walker
    Ingrid Walker-Henry
    Candice and Josh Wegner
    Darcia K. White
    Del and Kim Wilson
    Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Zastrow
    Katherine Zavada
    Mary-Jo Zore

    Matching Gifts
    AT&T
    Microsoft
    We Energies Foundation

    *Indicates In-Kind Donation

    The following individuals and organizations generously made an in-kind contribution to Danceworks’ Studio Showcase in June:
    Adventure Rock
    ALTVRA
    Bartolotta Restaurants
    Bel Canto Chorus
    Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
    Cafe Corazon
    Centro Cafe
    City Tins
    Colectivo Coffee Roasters
    Concord Chamber Orchestra
    CORE El Centro
    DanDan
    Discovery World
    Early Music Now
    First Stage
    Fresh Thyme
    Honeypie Cafe
    Ian’s Pizza Cream City
    Jolie Collins
    Lakefront Brewery Inc.
    Landmark Theatres
    Lowlands Group
    LuLu Cafe and Bar
    Marquette University Athletics
    Mathnasium
    Milwaukee Admirals
    Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
    Milwaukee Bucks
    Milwaukee County Parks
    Milwaukee Public Museum
    Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
    MKE Wave
    Next Act Theatre
    Outpost Natural Foods
    Palermo Villa, Inc.
    Pedal Tavern
    Pizza Shuttle
    ReSource
    Saz’s Hospitality Group
    Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
    Sprecher Brewing Company
    Urban Ecology Center
    Valentine Coffee Roasters
    West End Conservatory
    Wisconsin State Fair
    Women’s Soccer Club
    Wy’east Pizza
    Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt and Goodies
    Zoological Society of Milwaukee


    We gratefully acknowledge our funders from September 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Our apologies to any individual or organization that was inadvertently omitted, or incorrectly listed. Please call Candice Wegner at (414) 277-8480, extension 6019 with any corrections or to make a pledge to Danceworks. Your support keeps Milwaukee moving!