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Thank You

NASAA’s Signature Supporters have an extraordinary impact on our ability to inform, advocate, influence and connect. These generous donors help us create long-term solutions for the arts in our country. We couldn’t do what we do without them!

NASAA is delighted to recognize the vital commitment of our Annual Fund supporters. These loyal donors inspire us daily and provide the steady support that makes it possible to carry out our mission.

NASAA is deeply grateful for the dedication and support of our partners. Their vision and generosity is a great vote of confidence in our work.

Signature Supporters

Signature Supporters are individuals and family foundations who invest in NASAA’s mission with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. These amazing donors help us influence key decision makers at the highest levels and transform government investment in the arts in our country. Join this group of dedicated philanthropists and arts champions whose generous support plays a direct role in NASAA’s success. Become a NASAA Signature Supporter today.


Nola Ruth 11
Anonymous 9

$5,000 - $9,999

Steve and Ann Bailey 6
Stephanie Conner* 9
Barbara Robinson – Robinson Family Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland 18

$2,500 - $4,999

Patricia Bizzell 13

$1,000 - $2,499

Pam Breaux 15
Donna Collins* 8
Alice Diamond 4
Camellia El-Antably 10
Michael Faison* 13
Margot Haliday Knight 9
Todd Lowe 13
Maynard C. Smith Construction Co., Inc. 10

$1,000 - $2,499 (con't.)

Sylvia Prickett 9
Bruce Richardson 15
Laura Smith 18
Diane P. Stewart 8
John and Pat Strickland* 10
Carol Trawick 7
Lisa and Andy Weil 6
Stuart Weiser 9
James West 6

Annual Fund Donors

We’re so grateful to donors to NASAA’s annual fund. Your monthly and annual gifts support our advocacy, research, leadership training, and other programs and services that strengthen state arts agencies. Join this inspiring and growing list of loyal donors today!

$500 - $999

Kelly Barsdate 11
Sharon Beshore 7
Christian Gaines* 3
Gary Gibbs 12
Oneseti Krieger 1
Miah and Jonathan Michaelsen 2
Kara Milner 3
Ivonne Chand O’Neal* 1
John and Susan Ostrout 5
Omari Rush* 5
Julie Vigeland* 9

$250 - $499

Lisa and James Alderman 9
Anonymous 11
Dr. Roger and Carol Brooks 11
Sean Falcon Chandler 3
Theresa Colvin 12
Michael Donovan 9
Cathy Edwards 4
Sue Gens 9
Monica Guzman* 7
Julia Madden 3
Charles and Marquetta Mathena 4
Ken May 12

$250 - $499 (con't.)

Josie Mendoza 6
Jeanne E. Mirro 5
Jeffrey A. Parks 3
Karen Paty 10
Mary Regan 12
Randall Rosenbaum 13
Thomas P. Preston and Laura A. Scanlan 3
Mary Margaret Schoenfeld 10
Kenneth Skrzesz 5
Ronald Stith 4
Suzette Surkamer 19
Kurt Wehmann 2
Suzanne Wise* 13

$100 - $249

Cyndy Andrus 8
Eduardo Arosemena-Muñoz* 2
Barbara S. Bacon 4
Rita and Mike Basom 10
Dr. Bassem Bejjani 5
Lee and Jacqueline Berry 8
Barbara Bershon 10
Karl Blischke* 4
Robert C. Booker 19
Suzanne Boskoff 12
Bill and Ruth Botzow 13
Victoria Panella Bourns 5
Rich Boyd 5
David W. Briggs 12
Carol R. Brown 14
Eugenia “Gin” Brown 6
Benjamin Brown 13
Renee Chatelain 2
Peter and Nicolette Clarke 16
Tom and Lisa Cordingley 7
Jo Crandall 12
Delores Crawford 3
Christine D’Arcy 10
Jim Davis 7
María López De León* 2
Rebecca Deem McGinnis 1
Jaime Dempsey 10
Dennis and Patricia Dewey 12
David Fraher 15
William G. Francis 19

$100 - $249 (con't.)

Tatiana Gant 6
Jenny Green 2
Karen Hanan* 6
Dr. Sarah Lynn Hayes 8
Lisa Funderburke Hoffman* 2
Shari Hofschire 1
Fran Holden 12
Philip Horn 12
Katie Hughes 5
Greg Hull 1
Margaret Hunt 11
Jean Tokuda Irwin 4
Peter Jasso 3
Janis Julian 1
Margaret Kannenstine 11
George Koch 11
Maria Kompare 6
Susan Lander 5
Judy Langley 10
Wayne P. Lawson 6
Dr. Randall and Kelly Lengeling 9
Joseph P. Logan 3
Robert Lynch 7
Michael Markey 5
Mary W. McLaughlin 5
Jim Bob McMillan 6
Lori Meadows 12
Gene Meneray* 2
Patti B. Nelson 6
Susan Oetgen 4

$100 - $249 (con't.)

Jon Offutt 1
Michael Pangburn 9
Darlene Parman 1
Paula Pflueger 6
David Platts 2
Anne Pope 5
Molly Pratt 5
Marcia Price 1
Lewis and Maggie Ricci 9
Julie Richard 5
Richard and Jan Ritter 1
Hannah and Joe Robson 5
Brian Rogers 4
Barbara Saromines-Ganne 5
David Schmitz 1
Tom and Liz Schorgl 5
J. Barry Schrenk 6
Steve Schrepferman 4
Paige Sharp 2
Amber Sharples* 6
Sandy Shaughnessy 12
Malissa Shriver 8
Steven Skerritt-Davis 2
Lorén Spears* 4
Janet Starke 3
Norman Stull 1
Patrick R. VanHuss 5
Randall C. Vaughn 4
Richard Vierk 9
Sherman Warner 7
Paul Weagraff 6

$50 - $99

Carole Alexander 6
Richard Ayers 1
Dr. Sonya G. Baker and Mr. Michael J. Fazio 7
Alan Becker 4
Ms. Shawn Brevard 8
Susan Browne 4
Michael Burke 5
Lynne Byrne 4
Dr. Dorothy E.F. Caram 5
Rhea Condra 1
Mrs. Willie J. Dell 3
John Divine 5
Carla Du Pree* 2
Loie Fecteau 12
Dia Huekler Foley 3
Kathleen Gallegos 2
Mike Gardner 1
David Garza 1
Garbo Hearne 8
Mark and Lynn Hofflund 16
Daniel Katona 3
Dennis Kavanaugh 16
Elliot Knight 2

$50 - $99 (con't.)

Kim Konikow 3
Onesti Kreiger 1
Michael Lange 4
Bill Mandicott 12
Tony Manfredi 3
George R. Marks 4
Darryl Mehaffie 4
Sarah Merritt 3
Shelley Morhaim 8
Chiquita Mullins Lee 3
Kathleen Perelka 1
Rhoda A. Pierce 13
Elizabeth Shapiro 2
Deming Sherman 1
Roxanne Stanulis 1
Matthew Stringer 1
Searle Swedlund 3
Anne Taylor 1
Lana Walder 10
Alison Watson 3
Laura Wiegand 2
Carol P. Zippert, Ph.D. 1

$1 - $49

Braden Allen 1
Avantika Bawa 3
Pedro Bermudez 1
Wayne Beyer 1
Carroll County Arts Council 2
Colt Chambers 1
Jennifer Dreibelbis 3
Sara Germain 4
Kristin Han Burgoyne 5
Anne Hatch 1
Anne Kimzey 2
Dr. José and Ingrid Lezcano 2
Pinedale Fine Arts Council 1
Barbara Patton 1
Tom Porter 1
Sheela Burke Plater 3
Mollie Quinlan-Hayes 9
Lorraine Hale Robinson 5
Angela Russell 1
Terri B. Salazar 8
Karen C. Thurland, Ph.D. 2

NASAA Champions

A big shout-out to our Champions! Your monthly gifts provide stability, while helping us carry out our mission every day, making a lasting impact all year long.

Anonymous 11
Pam Breaux 15
Michael Faison* 13
Tatiana Gant 6
Katie Hughes 5
Oneseti Krieger 1
David Schmitz 1

Steven Skerritt-Davis 2
Kenneth Skrzesz 5
Laura Smith 18
Lorén Spears* 4
Janet Starke 3
Kurt Wehmann 2

Gifts Made in Honor

In honor of Kelly Barsdate, made by Jacqueline Berry
In honor of Kelly Barsdate, made by Patricia Bizzell
In honor of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, made by Renee Chatelain
In honor of Mary Bordeaux, made by Pam Breaux
In honor of Pam Breaux, made by Rich Boyd
In honor of Pam Breaux, made by Malissa Shriver
In honor of Mary Britt, made by Tom Cordingley
In honor of Stephanie Conner, made by Anne Pope
In honor of Gary Gibbs, made by Pam Breaux
In honor of Kim Konikow, made by Mike Gardner
In honor of the Minnesota State Arts Board, made by Ardell Brede
In honor of the NASAA staff, made by Randall Rosenbaum
In honor of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made by Cathy Edwards
In honor of the arts leaders of Ohio, made by Donna Collins
In honor of the Oregon Arts Commission, made by Avantika Bawa
In honor of Ken Skrzesz, made by Shelley Morhaim
In honor of Laura Smith, Steve Smith and Bradley Bizzell, made by Patrica Bizzell
In honor of Suzanne Wise, made by Loie Fecteau
In honor of Julie Vigeland, made by Jenny Green
In honor of Gary Young, made by Barbara Schaffer Bacon
In memory of Cheryl Castille, made by Patti B. Nelson
In memory of Jean Boyer Cowling, made by Christine D’Arcy
In memory of Bobby Kadis, made by Kelly Barsdate
In memory of Bobby Kadis, made by Richard and Jan Ritter
In memory of Susan Landis, made by John and Pat Strickland
In memory of Princess Red Wing, co-founder of Tomaquag Museum, made by Lorén Spears
In memory of Steve Smith, made by his mom Patti Bizzell, his brother Bradley Bizzell, and his sister Laura Smith

*2021 NASAA Board Member


This list acknowledges 2020 and 2021 contributions. The number after each name identifies the number of years giving, and the categories reflect the most recent level of giving. Please report any corrections to Katie Hughes.

Foundations & Partners

Our work would not be possible without the commitment and generosity of these important foundations and partners. The following organizations significantly advanced or supported NASAA’s programs and services in 2020 and 2021. Thank you!

In-kind Contributors

In fiscal year 2020*, NASAA members and supporters donated more than 1,000 hours of their time to help advance our work on behalf of state arts agencies. This support makes a big impact by helping us offset direct expenses and match grants and other contributed income. To learn more about in-kind giving to NASAA, please contact Laura Smith.

Thank you to all the following individuals and organizations for their in-kind support.

Thank You

Jennifer Allen-Barron

Anne Alston

Cyndy Andrus

Eduardo Arosemena-Muñoz

Patrick Baker

Jamie Bennett

Tina Betz

Karl Blischke

Mary Bordeaux

Victoria Panella Bourns

Anne Bown-Crawford

Roger Brooks

Ann Brown

Benjamin Brown

Katherin Canton

Cheryl Castille

Christopher Cathers

Donna Collins

Stephanie Conner

Nancy Daugherty

Josh Davis-Ruperto

María López de León

Michael Donovan

Carla Du Pree

Susan DuPlessis

Michael Faison

Mollie Flanagan

Anastasia Freyermuth

Julianne Gadoury

Tatiana Gant

Sue Gens

Monica Grable

Tami Graham

Monica Guzman

Stephanie Haines

Karen Hanan

Porché Hardy

Sharon Hill

Lisa Hoffman

Ayanna Hudson

Margaret Hunt

Michael W. Ibrahim

Sunil Iyengar

Peter Jasso

Diane Jean-Mary

Fritz Jellinghaus

Aviva Kapust

Ayanna Lalia Kiburi

Maurine Knighton

Bonnie Koba

Kim Konikow

Michael Lange

Nashormeh Lindo

Lori Lobenstine

Todd P. Lowe

Tony Manfredi

Gene Meneray

Kevin Miller

Josy Miller

Karen Mittleman

Clifford Murphy

Ivonne Chand O'Neal

Parthenon, LLC

Karen L. Paty

Casey Polczynski

Jane Preston

Julie Richard

Bruce Richardson

Randall Rosenbaum

Omari Rush

Nola Ruth

Sandi Sanders

Mary Margaret Schoenfeld

Amber Sharples

Sandy Shaughnessy

Kenneth Skrzesz

John Strickland

Chad Swan-Badgero

Searle Swedlund

Allison Tratner

Freddy Velez

Julie Vigeland

Mack Wathen

Allison Watson

Stuart Wesier

Carol White

Suzanne Wise

*October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

NASAA is an independent tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal tax identification number is 62-0913689. All donations are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law. We are committed to accountability, transparency, and being excellent stewards of your contributions. Please check us out on Guidestar, or call us directly with any questions at 202-347-6352.

Thank you for your support!