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 3.31.2019


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
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^
Green Bay Packer Foundation
Ted and Mary Kellner^
Frank and Marina Krejci^
Jane A. Lewis & Mickey Maier
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^
Maxsan Foundation – Max and Sandra Dermond
Jeff and Terry McClellan^
Tom and Anne Metcalf^
Cheryl and Black Moret^
Lindsay Olson^
Clare Reardon^
Jason Wendt^
Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, Inc.


Guest Artist: $500+

Candace Berg^
Joan & Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc.
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
Anthony and Lindsay Jones^
John and Linda Mellowes
Dr. Joshua Smith and Lisa Quezada
Thomas and Karen Watson
Candice and Josh Wegner^
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^
Kendra Scott – Brookfield
Ralph and Carol Kuepper
Julia Richter^
Megan and Dominic Suardini^
John and Megan Susko Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
James Sustache
Charles I. Trainer and Anne R. Booth

Cast: $150+

Joan Brengel
Linda Corbin-Pardee
Laura P. DeGolier
Eileen & Howard Dubner Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Stephen and Nancy Einhorn
TraVon Haase
Jeanne Kollmeyer^
Angela Lueck
Tom and Sharon McGivern
Bob Nelson
Maggie Seer^
Doris Small
Kanchana Srinivasan*
Mary and Fran Wasielewski
John and Judy Worm

Friend up to $149

Doug and Karen Anderson
Melissa Anderson^
Donna Armstrong
Sara Bredeson
Amy Brinkman-Sustache^
Katera Boss
Mike and Pam Carroll
Andy Cary
Thomas Cauley^
Cecile Cheng
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
Jessica Fastabend^
Fresh Thyme*
Judy Gertsma
Owen Goldin
Susan Graushar
Betsy Guerrero^
Kristi and Fred Gutierrez
Olivia and Haken Hare^
Elaine and Don Harvey
Holly Heisdorf
Doris and Ed Heiser
Tom and Mary Hildebrandt
Robert Hirschi
Hjelmgren Family
Jana Hoyer
Lamont A. Johnson
Darlene Jones-Grams^
Carol Julin and Alex Ng
Zheng Kaiwen
Keefe Family
Posy Knight^
Dani Kuepper^
Bonnie Krajcik
Kate Krause^
Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Anne Landre and Charlie Dee
Carol and David Laurenzi
Gina Laurenzi^
Emilie Lesinski
Liz Licht^
Sadhna Lindvall
Natalie Lloyd-Jones
Lynn Lucius and Richard Taylor
Patricia and Michael Marchant
Hannah Marquardt
Beth Mcpeak
Amelia Merkle
Marlis Moldenhauer Hinman^
Polly Morris
Beth Mueller^
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
Alicia Storin
Gabi Sustache^
Racquel Tolson
Sara Treviranus
Jake Van Hecke
Christal Wagner^
Del and Kim Wilson
Lisa Wenzler^
Joelle Worm^
Elias Zananiri
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 March 31, 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.