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.


Danceworks is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Donor Roll Call

Gifts received between 9.1.2018 to 6.30.2019


Angel: $100,000+

United Performing Arts Fund


Visionary: $75,000+

Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation


Star: $50,000+

Bader Philanthropies
The Brico Fund, LLC


Muse: $25,000+

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Heart of Canal Street Program


Benefactor: $10,000+

Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Herb Kohl Philanthropies
Milwaukee Public School Partnership for the Arts and Humanities
Mary Newton and Dr. James Sanger
John Shannon and Jann Serr


Producer: $5,000+

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund
Jane A. Lewis and Mickey Maier
Milwaukee Arts Board
Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust
Stephens Family Foundation
The Harley-Davidson Foundation
Julia Uihlein
Wisconsin Arts Board


Artistic Director: $2,500+

Donald and Donna Baumgartner
Don and Sallie Davis^
Lloyd Dickinson and Kristin Bergstrom^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Green Bay Packer Foundation
Ted and Mary Kellner^
Frank and Marina Krejci^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Maihaugen Foundation, Inc.
Nonprofit Management Fund
Pieper Electric, Inc./Ideal Mechanical
We Energies Foundation
Ed and Diane Zore


Choreographer: $1,000+

Bob Balderson
Chris and Angela Batterman
Dennis and Amy Connolly
Roxana and Justin Cook^
Deborah and Todd Farris^
Tim and Sue Frautschi
Jason and Tracey Gessner
Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Edward P. and Mary K. Bullock Fund
Glen and Claire Hackmann
David and Margarete Harvey
Heil Family Foundation
Betsy and John Hoylman^
Rick and Kate Krueger^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Maxsan Foundation – Max and Sandra Dermond
Jeff and Terry McClellan^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Tom and Anne Metcalf^
Cheryl and Black Moret^
Lindsay Olson^
Clare Reardon^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
Jason Wendt^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, Inc.


Guest Artist: $500+

Candace Berg^
Joan & Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc.
Constance Brinkman
Tony and Andrea Bryant
Janet Lew Carr^
Mike and Julieane Cook
Mario and Cathy Costantini^
CPL Industries, Inc.
Julia Edwards and William Barrett
Karyn and Bill Elliott^
Bill Friebus and Gina Madrigrano Friebus
Carlos Gomez
Deborah and Joe Gonzalez^
Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation
Olivia and Haken Hare^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation
Anthony and Lindsay Jones^
John and Linda Mellowes
Dr. Joshua Smith and Lisa Quezada
James Sustache
Thomas and Karen Watson
Candice and Josh Wegner^* a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Kilby and Amy Williamson^
Donald and Kathleen Wilson


Soloist: $250+

George Affeldt
Janine Arseneau
William Bradley and Jill Anna Ponasik
Mark Cammarota and Paul DeCubellis
Jennifer and Jason Gantzer
Kathryn Herson and Peggy Morsch
Kim Johnson and Jon Rockafellow^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Kendra Scott – Brookfield
Ralph and Carol Kuepper
Sadhna Lindvall
Julia Richter^
Kanchana Srinivasan*
Megan and Dominic Suardini^
John and Megan Susko Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
Charles I. Trainer and Anne R. Booth

Cast: $150+

Joy A. Balius
Joan Brengel
Linda Corbin-Pardee
Laura P. DeGolier
Eileen & Howard Dubner Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Stephen and Nancy Einhorn
Fresh Thyme*
TraVon Haase
Jeanne Kollmeyer^
Angela Lueck
Tom and Sharon McGivern
Bob Nelson
Desiree Rembert
Maggie Seer^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Doris Small
Mary and Fran Wasielewski
John and Judy Worm
Elias Zananiri

Friend up to $149

Doug and Karen Anderson
Melissa Anderson^
Katie Appleton
Donna Armstrong
Sara Bredeson
Amy Brinkman-Sustache^
Katera Boss
Rebecca and Dan Burzynski
Mike and Pam Carroll
Julie Carter
Andy Cary
Thomas Cauley^
Cecile Cheng
Colectivo Coffee Roasters*
Cindy Collins^
Jolie Collins^
Meghan Collins
Lynn and Jim Connolly
Sara Cordova
Betsy and Dan Corry
Pat and Phil Crump
Tiffany Darling
Sarah DiMaggio^
Monica Doro
Gina Dragutinovich
Sandy Duffy
Dianne Dziengel
Bernie Erenberger, D.C.
Russ Evans
Jim Everson and Mary Ann Mitchell
Jessica Fastabend^
David Flores
Holly and Brian Ganther
Judy Gertsma
Owen Goldin
Susan Graushar
Betsy Guerrero^
Kristi and Fred Gutierrez
Elaine and Don Harvey
Thomas E. Hawley
Holly Heisdorf
Doris and Ed Heiser
Tom and Mary Hildebrandt
Robert Hirschi
Hjelmgren Family
Jana Hoyer
Lamont A. Johnson
Darlene Jones-Grams^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Carol Julin and Alex Ng
Zheng Kaiwen
Keefe Family
Posy Knight^
Matt Kovacich and Maira Gavioli
Dani Kuepper^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Bonnie Krajcik
Kate Krause^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Anne Landre and Charlie Dee
Carol and David Laurenzi
Gina Laurenzi^
David M. Lee
Emilie Lesinski
Liz Licht^
Natalie Lloyd-Jones
Lynn Lucius and Richard Taylor
Patricia and Michael Marchant
Hannah Marquardt
Beth Mcpeak
Amelia Merkle
Chanda Miller
Marlis Moldenhauer Hinman^ a portion of this gift was UPAF Donor Designated
Polly Morris
Beth Mueller^
Paul Noack
Catey Ott^
Joe Pabst
Hannah Pardee^
Sara Pison
Jennifer Poedel
Natasha Posey^
Amy Querin^
Stephanie Rae
Jennifer Reinke^
John Reynolds
Emily Rhodes^
Catey Rice^
Debrasha Rogers^
Carol and Jim Ross
Mary Rynders
Mary S.^
Virginia Schrag
Ana Schuessler
Theodore Schulte
Searing Brothers Tile LLC*
Denise and Jerry Sedmak
Lynda and Steven Seer
Linda Serrano
Carmen Singleton
Tamara Sivertson
Valerie and Dan Stefanich
Linda Stewart
Alicia Storin
Gabi Sustache^
Aaron Szopinski and Dawn Swartz
Racquel Tolson
Sara Treviranus
Jake Van Hecke
Amy Ward and James Kelley
Christal Wagner^
Gina Marie Williams
Del and Kim Wilson
Lisa Wenzler^
Peter White and Ann Cornell
Joelle Worm^
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Zastrow
Stephen Zastrow
Tricia, Christine, Morgan, Michael, Mackenzie and Miranda Zielinski

Danceworks thanks Zapier for its in-kind donation of automation services to keep Danceworks’ communication running smoothly.

^Indicates UPAF or United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Donor Designated Gift
*Indicates In-Kind Gift

We gratefully acknowledge our funders from September 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Our apologies to any individual or organization that was inadvertently omitted or incorrectly listed. Please call Senior Director of Development and Communications, Candice Wegner at (414) 277-8480 ext. 6019 with any corrections or to make a pledge to Danceworks. Your support keeps Milwaukee moving!

See the complete Danceworks 2017-18 Donor Roll Call here.