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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 13
Ginger Warner 13
Stuart Weiser 10

$5,000 – $9,999

Steve and Ann Bailey 7
Barbara Robinson – Robinson Family Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland 20
Diane Stewart – The Sam & Diane Stewart Family Foundation 10
John and Pat Strickland 12
Western State Arts Federation (WESTAF) 2

$2,500 – $4,999

Todd Lowe 15
Bruce Richardson 16

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

Mona Abadir 7
Kelly Barsdate 14
Karl Blischke* 5
Michael Bobbitt* 2
Dr. Roger C. Brooks and Carol Durgy Brooks 12
Ivonne Chand O’Neal* 2
Gary Gibbs 14
Margaret Hunt 12
Onesti Krieger 2
Sofia LeWitt 1
Rita Mansour 2
Jeffrey Parks 4
Harlen Springer 2
Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg – The Greenberg Foundation 10
Ronald Stith 6
Julie Vigeland* 10

$250 – $499

Lisa and James Alderman 10
Anonymous 11
Lona A. Barrick 9
Victoria Bourns 6
Colt Chambers 2
Sean Falcon Chandler 4
Jacqueline Copeland 1
Jaime Dempsey 12
Cathy Edwards 5
Alma Gates 4
Sue Gens* 11
Monica Guzman 8
David Haist 1
Karen Hanan* 8

$250 – $499 (con’t.)

Deborah Kynes 2
Charles and Marquetta Mathena 5
Josie Mendoza 7
Dana Payne 1
Mary Regan 14
Thomas P. Preston and Laura A. Scanlan 4
Mary Margaret Schoenfeld 12
Elizabeth Shapiro 4
Heather Smith 3
Susie Surkamer 19
Kurt Wehmann 2
Neal Zimmers 5

$100 – $249

Cynthia Andrus 8
Julia Arger 6
Eduardo Arosemena-Muñoz 3
Patrick Baker 3
Rita Basom 11
Alan Becker 5
Dr. Bassem Bejjani 6
Lily Bengfort 3
Lee and Jacqueline Berry 10
Barbara Bershon 11
Alice Bioff* 2
Suzanne Boskoff 13
Bill and Ruth Botzow 19
Robbie Breaux 2
David Briggs 13
Eugenia “Gin” Brown 7
Benjamin Brown 14
Renee Chatelain and Kevin Lyle 3
Nicki and Peter Clarke 18
Shelley Cohn 10
Theresa Colvin 13
Tom and Lisa Cordingley 9
Jo Crandall 13
Dee Crawford 5
Jill Downen 1
Carla Du Pree* 4
Sandra Flores 3
Beth Flowers 1
Mr. Shannon Ford 2
David Fraher 16
William Francis 21
Tatiana Gant 8
David Garza 3
Jenny Green3

$100 – $249 (con’t.)

Julie Hale 7
Lisa Hoffman* 3
Shari Hofschire 2
Susan Hogan 6
Philip Horn 13
Katie Hughes 6
Marie Hunter 4
Janis Julian 2
Dennis Kavanaugh 18
Brian Kelsey 1
Mary Kilbride 1
George Koch 12
Kim Konikow 5
Michael Lange 5
Judy Langley 13
Anne L’Ecuyer 1
Dr. Randall and Kelly Lengeling 11
Julia Madden 4
Antzee Magruder 4
Mara Manus 4
Michael Markey 7
Ken May 13
Mary W. McLaughlin 7
Jim Bob McMillan 7
Dorothy McSweeny 14
Lori Meadows 13
Larry and Cindy Meeker 5
Gene Meneray* 4
Sarah Merritt 4
Karen Mittelman 3
Lisa Mount 2
Patti Nelson 6
Andrea Noble 1

$100 – $249 (con’t.)

Jon Offutt 1
Michael Pangburn 11
Darlene Parman 1
Karen Paty 12
David Platts* 3
Anne Pope 6
Molly Leach Pratt 6
Lewis and Maggie Ricci 10
Richard Ritter 1
Hannah and Joe Robson 7
Brian Rogers 5
Randall Rosenbaum 15
Virginia Sanders 4
David Schmitz 3
Tom and Liz Schorgl 5
J. Barry Schrenk 8
Scott Shanklin-Peterson 9
Paige Sharp 3
Amber Sharples 8
Dara Silver 2
Steven Skerritt-Davis 3
Kenneth Skrzesz 5
David Slatery 8
Emily Sollenberger 2
Matthew Stringer 3
Norman Stull 2
Jean Tokuda Irwin 5
Randall Vaughn 5
Beth Waldren 2
Alison Watson 4
William White 1
Laura Wiegand 4
Suzanne Wise 15
Yale Yeandel 1

$50 – $99

Christopher Acebo 2
Carole Alexander 7
Richard Ayers 1
Barbara Schaffer Bacon 5
Jackie Banks-Mahlum 1
Meredith Bell 2
Robert Booker 21
John Bracey 9
Ardell Brede 4
Ms. Shawn Brevard 9
Ashley Brown 1
Darryl Brown 1
Susana Browne 5
Michael Burke 6
Dorothy E.F. Caram, Ed.D 6
Christopher Cathers 1
Dr. Michael Dalton 2
Glenn Kwabena Davis 2
Joshua Davis-Ruperto 1
Rebecca Deem 2
Jennifer Dreibelbis 5
Loie Fecteau 14
Dia Foley 5
Jennifer and Antonio Fonseca 2
Subashini Ganesan-Forbes 1
Mike Gardner 1
Ann Graham 4
Robert J. Hankins 1
Linda Hatchel 7

$50 – $99 (con’t.)

Annie Hatch 3
Dr. Andrew Henley 2
Lisa Higgins 2
Mark and Lynn Hofflund 18
Tina Husted 2
Peter Jasso 4
Mayor Thomas Johnson 1
Kent Kapplinger 1
Elliot Knight 4
Maria Kompare 7
Wayne Lawson 7
Tony Manfredi 4
George Marks 4
Darryl Mehaffie 5
David A. Miller 10
Katie Monahan 1
Shelley Morhaim 8
Chiquita Mullins Lee 5
Karen Newell 1
Justin Nigro 2
Dr. Shawn Oban 1
Carla Oesterle 2
Barbara Parker 1
Kathleen Perelka 1
Rhoda Pierce 14
Tony Pietricola 3
Sheela Plater 4
Patrick Ralston 3

$50 – $99 (con’t.)

Jack Rasmussen 2
Jean Richardson 1
Elizabeth Robb 8
Anne Romens 1
Isabel Rosa 2
Jesse Rye 1
Ivan Schustak 2
Patt and Stephen Sharp 2
Sandy Shaughnessy 13
Catherine Sheridan 1
Deming Sherman 2
Polly Sowell 1
Amy Spadafore 1
Janet Starke 4
William Todd Stein 3
Searle Swedlund 3
Anne Taylor 2
Encarnacion Teruel 1
George Tzougros 1
Freddy Velez 1
Lana Gold Walder 12
Craig Watson 5
Carol White 3
Carol Zippert, Ph.D 2

$1 – $49

Avantika Bawa 4
Danny Belanger 1
Erin Belgarde 1
Rhea Beto 1
Wayne Beyer 1
Robin Bosch 2
Jason Bowcutt 7
Matt Boyce 1
LaVon Bracy Davis* 1
Kristin Burgoyne 6
Robyn Busch 1
Laurel Cannon Alder 5
Jade Cariaga 1
Nancy Cooper and Curtis Porter 5
Amy Cunningham 1
Nancy Daugherty 2
Teresa Davis 1
Michael Donovan 9
Rebecca Engelman 1
Tanja Enoch 1
Amelia Evans 1
Alex Flannery 1
Jeff Garrett 2
Kimberly Gaugler 1
Troyd Geist 1
Sara Germain 5
Abigail Gómez* 3
Laura Green 2
Maggie Hanley 1
Phillip Harmon 1
David Harrelson 1
Ted Hattemer 1
Andrea Heid 1
Eric Heidle 1
Jon Holt 1

$1 – $49 (con’t.)

Daniel Katona 5
Margaret Keough 1
Emily Killinger 2
Stephanie Kim 1
Dr. Jim and Mary Ellen Kimball 2
Anne Kimzey 3
Megan Langley 1
Roberta Lavadour 1
Cheri Leffew 1
Dr. José and Ingrid Lezcano 4
Diana Livingston Friedley 1
Virginia Lupi 2
Bill Mandicott 14
Dawn Mandt 1
Michael Markley 1
Leland McKeithan 1
Janice McNally 1
La Ruchala Murphy 1
Barbara Patton 2
Tom and Jenifer Porter 2
Mollie Quinlan-Hayes 11
Stephen Reid 2
Angela Russell 1
Terri Salazar 8
Mark Salinas 1
Kathy Signorino 2
Scarlet Sims 1
Lorén Spears* 5
Ryan Stubbs 2
George Tarasuk 1
Amy Tichy 1
Lindsey Tugman 1
Kim Turner 2
Vanessa Voskuil 1
Brazier Watts 1
Joan White 2
Germaine Williams 1
Joy Young 1

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.

Pam Breaux 16
Tatiana Gant 8
Katie Hughes 6
Oneseti Krieger 2

David Schmitz 3
Dara Silver 2
Steven Skerritt-Davis 3
Ronald Stith 3

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

*2023 NASAA Board Member


This list acknowledges 2021 and 2022 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 2021 and 2022. Thank you!

In-kind Contributors

In fiscal year 2023*, 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

Ruben Alvarez

Patrick Baker

Alice Bioff, Native Village of Koyuk

Karl Blischke

Michael Bobbitt

Mary Bordeaux, Sicangu Oglala Lakota

Victoria Panella Bourns

Chris Cathers

Sean Chandler, Aaniiih

Rachel Clifton

Donna Collins

LaVon Bracy Davis

Josh Davis-Ruperto

Nancy Daugherty

María López de León

Michael Donovan

Carla Du Pree

Michael Faison

Quanice Floyd

Lisa Funderburke

Christian Gaines

Sue Gens

Abigail Gómez

Karen Hanan

Stephen Hill

Matrex Kilgore

Kim Konikow

Michelle Laflamme-Childs

Tina Lilly

Todd P. Lowe

Gene Meneray

Miah Michaelsen

Andrea Noble

Ivonne Chand O'Neal

Parthenon, LLC

David Platts

Brian Rogers

Omari Rush

Nola Ruth

David Schmitz

Elizabeth Shapiro

Sandy Shaughnessy

Dara Silver

John Strickland

Encarnación Teruel

Jean Tokuda

George Tzougros

Julie Vigeland

Stuart Wesier

*October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

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!