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Danceworks 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 grants from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.



Danceworks, Inc. Donor Roll Call

Gifts received between 9.1.2022-8.31.2023


Angel: $100,000+
United Performing Arts Fund


Visionary: $75,000+
Bader Philanthropies


Muse: $25,000+
The Brico Fund, LLC
Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation


Benefactor: $10,000+
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Martin Family Foundation
Tim and Sue Frautschi
STRAATEC Security Corporation
Wisconsin Arts Board


Producer: $5,000+
Julia Uihlein
Milwaukee Arts Board
Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.
Maihaugen Foundation, Inc.
Froedtert Community Investment Fund
Kristin Bergstrom and Lloyd Dickinson
The Balzer Family


Artistic Director: $2,500+
Anonymous Donors
Jane Lewis & Mickey Maier
Julia Gray and Jon Lange
Bob Balderson
Rebecca Renee Winnie
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
Lindsay Olson


Choreographer: $1,000+
Anonymous Donors
Thomas and Karen Watson
Rick and Kate Krueger
Amy & Dennis Connolly
Frank and Marina Krejci
Heil Family Foundation
Jane Lewis & Mickey Maier
Michael Mooney in memory of Kathryn Mooney
The Nelson Grandchildren
We Energies Foundation
David and Margarete Harvey
The Nelson Grandchildren


Guest Artist: $500+
Patricia Kiefer
Chris and Anne Noyes
Chad and Renee Griswold
Donald and Donna Baumgartner
Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Hannah & Jason Jahn
Jason Wendt
Jeff & Terry McClellan
Peter and Sue Hitler
Jason and Tracey Gessner
Patricia Knox Trust
James Green & Susan Kraeblen
Annette and Thomas Jacobson
Pamela H. Frautschi


Soloist: $250+
Barbara Palmisano
Tony & Andrea Bryant
Linda & Mark Carlson
Bob & Sue Kinosian
Amy Brinkman and Gregg Sustache
Elaine & Don Harvey
Patricia Marchant
Ted and Mary Kellner
Mario and Cathy Costantini
Gwen Fastabend
Jo Mooney in memory of Kathryn Mooney
Jane Mooney in memory of Kathryn Mooney
CPL Industries, Inc.


Cast: $150+
Anonymous Donors
Susan Armour Family Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Polly Morris
James Sustache
Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Zastrow
Keith Knox
Lindsay Olson
Craig Bennett
Dianne Dziengel
Kathryn Herson and Peggy Morsch
Mary Guy-Franke
Laura P. DeGolier
Stephanie Wesselowski
Dean and Jill Herbst
Julieane Cook
Pat & Joe Greco
Marisa Greco

Friend up to $149
Anonymous Donors
Mary Griffith
Jessica Fastabend
Rachel Griffin
Carol and Jim Ross
Alison Griffin
Karen Kobrick
Dori Steigman
Molly Pribek
Mary Rynders and Greg Horbachevsky
Lisa and Chris Wenzler
Julia Dorf
Richard McCullough & Jill Poole
Dana McCullough
Michael and Kathy Mooney
Brenna McGee
Alex Ng and Carol Julin
Bernie Erenberger, D.C.
Natalie Lloyd-Jones
Jana Hoyer
Robert Hirschi
Jason & Jennifer Gantzer
Carmen & Paul Pine
Janine Arseneau
Kristine Szatmary
Christine Klim
Lynn & Jim Connolly
Robert & Lana Wiese
Jon & Kim Johnson-Rockafellow
AmazonSmile Foundation
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Denise & Jerry Sedmak
Christal Wagner
Gail A Schembergerr
Jacqui Lefebvre
David Flores
Maria Gillespie
Inger Wilkerson & John Merline
Susan Cattey
Hjelmgren Family
The Lindvall Family
Julieane Cook
Daniel Adams & Nora O’Connell Adams
Senta and Justin Metz
Angela Johnson
Melissa Anderson
Vlada Kleyman
Lauren Deleon
Samuel D. Dickkman
Judy Kuhn in memory of Kathryn Mooney
Elizabeth & Lynn Adelman
In memory of Kathryn “Kathy” Mooney
Paula S Friedman
Jacqueline Avial
Dorothy Wilson
Dr. Fred Bloom
Nicky D’Attilio
Lisa Fair
Lois & Peter Winkler
Jenene & Michael Garey
Carol Tishler
Stephen Hawkes & Julia Lewis Shields
Judy Bockl
Stacy Harriott
Rosemary Pearson
Nancy Mooney in memory of Kathryn Mooney
Jillian Bruss
Erick McGinley
Sara Ziolkowski-Bredeson
Patrick Mooney in memory of Kathryn Mooney
Mary Ellen and Norm Doll
Karyn & Bill Elliott
George Affeldt
Deborah Farris
Linda Stewart
Mary Lou DeFino
Carolyn Culea
Jennifer Poedel
Tim Hunter
Brett Miller
Daniel H Maloney
Samantha Moton
Matthew Koehler
Andrew Becker
Elise Jaffee
William Stanczak
Peter Stathas
In honor of Elizabeth Matz
John Worm
Dave Wuest
Bethany Wray
T.C. Motzkus

^Indicates a portion of this gift was a UPAF or United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Donor Designated Gift

*Indicates a portion of this gift was an In-Kind Gift

We gratefully acknowledge our funders from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Our apologies to any individual or organization that was inadvertently omitted or incorrectly listed. Call Julia Dorf at (414) 277-8480, with any corrections or to make a pledge to Danceworks. Your support keeps Milwaukee moving!