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Birch Creek Strong

In 2020, the year of COVID-19 cancellations from mid-April through the end of December, Birch Creek’s ability to generate revenue through student tuition and concert ticket sales was halted. Donors, long-time friends, members of the Birch Creek Community, and some new and generous friends we’ve never met responded to our campaign, Birch Creek Strong, to help us move forward together. Our campaign goal was to raise $100,000 by year’s end. We exceeded our goal with a campaign total of $149,607! Thank you, all!

Those whose names are listed below have made gifts to the Birch Creek Strong Campaign which began on May 1st.  We are so proud of the generosity all of you have shown as we reached out for your help. As we continue to reshape our 46th season with a safe, modified re-opening of our campus, we still need you beside us.

Consider making a donation today. On behalf of our students, thank you!

Gifts Received Since May 1, 2020

Updated through December 31, 2020.


Leadership Circle – $10,000 & above

Gebhardt Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Private Family Fund
Henry & Dorothy Kuettner Endowment Fund
Anthony and Judith Licata
MMG Foundation
Nicholas Family Foundation
Wisconsin Arts Board, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts

Director’s Circle – $2,500 to $9,999

Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation
Irene M. Fox
Les Paul Foundation
Roger and Lynn Van Vreede

Faculty Circle – $1,000 to $2,499

Jane and Gerry Berg
David and Susan Boerke
Joel Brown and Julie Strauss
Anthony and Andrea Bryant
William and Nancy Carpenter
Sam and Vicky Carmen
Dennis and Bonnie Connolly
Carrie and Curt Downes
Frances Dutton
Karin Erickson, In Memory of Jim Erickson
Miriam Erickson
Neil and Gaillee Fitzpatrick
Jim and Barbara Flint
James and Nancy Forbes
Gail Jobelius
Tom and Carole Guyette
Bequest of Jeanne Haas
Patti Jo Hedeen
John Jenks and Vicki Peterson Jenks
Ed and Mary Langbein
Charlotte Lukes
John K Lynch
David and Marion Meissner
Sargent Family Foundation
Paul and Brenda Schneider
Martha Thompson

Encore – $250 to $999

Albert Abena
Rick and Jan Anderson
Anonymous (3)
Carol and Todd Allen
Kim Arendt
Carl and Susan Becker
Jim and Susan Birger
Ken and Marie Bohnen
Michael and Marge Bork
Jim and Iveta Boyanchek
Ray and Carol Bressel, In Honor of Irene Butschli
Christine Bridenhagen
Tom and Lois Brown
Scott and Lynn Brunswick
David Burke and Wendy Lukes
Paul R. Burton
Carla Byrnes and Sara Oswald
Susan Caldwell
Doug and Janie Carlson
Chris Chambreau and Heather Abercrombie
Donald and Beverly Chappie
Dave and Mona Christensen
Laurey and Phil Clampitt
Thomas and Susan Corbridge
Chris Cramer
Peter and Myra Cristall
Christine Crowley
Rob Davis
Scott Ellington
Falb Family Charitable Foundation
Gretchen and Dan Farwell
Matthew and Ellen Feldman
Duane and Jane Feurer, In Memory of Jim Dutton
Brian Fillippi, Illinois Audio Productions
Jack and Cynthia Follick
George and Bernice Freeman
Tim and Marsella Fults
Mike and Connie Glowacki
Steven and Mary Gomoll
Derek and Mary Gover
William and Jane Hensge
Paul Heim
David Holmquist and Paul Ahrens
Huber Home Lines, Inc.
Karl and Lyn Huber
Nancy Hughes
Jarosch Bakery, Inc
Mary Jelinek
Deborah and Gary Jones
Lynn Kaczmarek and Mack Bonk
Ralph and Carol Klevenow
Robert and Donna Koehler
Stephen Kuhn
Beatrice Lapp
Gerald L. Lecy
Barry Lehman
John Leick
Bob Lindahl and Wilma Van Arragon
David and Pat Long
Terence Lynch
Douglas MacNeil
Pat Malkemus, In Memory of Bill Malkemus
John Mangan
Fred Mann and Charles Beasley
William and Mary Jo McCarthy
David and Marion Meissner
Bill Moore
Mary Jeanne Moore
Michael and Ann Morgan
Philanthropy Fund of Door County Community Foundation, Inc.
Fredric and Christi Moritz
Michael and Barbara Mortl
Raymond and Claire Moulis
David and Gail Nelson
Nicolet National Bank
Dennis and Sandy Pearson
Pinkert Law Firm LLP
Larry and Devon Polly
Rae Potter
Jeanne E. Reichert
Jim and Kate Rericha
Rob and Katie Robbins
Sheryll Rockway
Ron Rozmarynoski
Martha Sauter
Paul Schubert and Debra Merkle-Schubert
Dayton and Ann Sederquist
Carl and Barbara Shakal
Art and Sharon Shoener
Serge and Paula Sisler
Lindy Stoll
James P. Szantor
John and Joan Tierney
Laurie Tremain, In Memory of Dale Tremain
Roger and Beth VanGroll
Bob and Tina Wagner
John and Roberta Walgren
James and Anne White
Richard and Jan Whittow
Thomas and Mary Wulf

Mentor’s Circle – $100 to $249

Rozan Anderson
James and Sara Ellen Anderson
Anonymous (4)
Rich and Eileen Beaver
John and Alice Belmont
Ken and Janet Berggren
Jim and Jean Berkenstock
David J. Block
Kenneth and Marie Bohnen
Paul and Judy Borawski
David and Madonna Bowman
The Brenmarks
Janet E. Bulin
Jim and Barbara Bunning
Susan Caldwell
Brian Carney
Marilyn Carolan
Kathryn and Dave Cecil
Donald and Deb Chapman
Simon Cooper
Karen Cowan
Greg and Mary Croft
Mitch and Sandie Custer
Nick and Lori D`Asta
Jodie De Salvo, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Richard and Sandra Dirks
Sue Dornfeld
Wallace & Peggy Douma
Carrie and Curt Downes
The Drillenburg Family
Claude Duchon
Peter and Laura Ellman
Richard and Polly Elrod
Rob and Robin Engl
Jim and Barbara Erlenborn
Caron Farina
Maureen and Richard Fear
Tony and Cathy Fiorato
Martha Florey
Barbra and Fred Frey
Mark and Lisa Fulford
David George
Barbara Glick
Barbara and Spencer Gould
Aubry Gover
The Brookby Foundation
Barbara and James Hansen
Heid Music Family Charitable Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Dale and Linda Hernandez
W. Joseph Hetherington
Careen Hickey
Rob and the Hill Family
Mark and Michaela Holey
Karl and Barbara Holm
Erin Horan
Jim and Pat Hughes
Jean and Gil Johnson
Dick and Jan Johnson
Dick and Carolyn Jones
Deborah and Gary Jones
Howard Kalt, In Memory of Louis C. Williams
Tom and Regina Kazda
Edward F. Kelly
Sharon Klauser
James and Claudia Kollenbroich
Keith and Jann Kostecke
Thomas and Patti Kreis
Robert Kuhn
Brenda and Jeff Lange
Paul and Ruth Langehough
Anne Larson
James Larson
Paul and Dianne Larson
Skip and Annette Lee
Brenda and Bud Lenahan
John and Jill Levi
Helen and Ernest Madsen
Mike and Liz Mahoney
Eileen Manning, In Honor of Joy Norenberg
Jack and Sandy Mason
Jim and Nancy Michael
William and Diane Miller
Robert and Judy Minahan
Robert and Judy Minahan
George Mitchell
Frank and Sherry Moon
Bill and Sandy Moore
Robert and Louise Motel
Janet L. Nedoba
Mark Neuser and Katherine Stadler
Steve and Kaaren Northrop
Phoebe O’Connell
Chris and Nancy Otto
Frank and Kathy Pammer
Thomas and Suzanne Quinlan
Taran Radloff, In Memory of Lon Radloff
Carl and Kathleen Rauch
James and Marianne Richards, In Honor of Jim Richards’ 75th Birthday
Paul and Barb Ristau
Ron and Marianna Rohde
Julie Rosner
Stanley and Dorothy Russell
Sarah Sabet
John and Pam Sadoff
Randy and Sandy Sannes
Donna and Kirk Scattergood
Patricia Schneider
Terry Schneider
Charles and Ellen Schneider
Gary and Beverly Schulze
Jane Schwoerer
Carol A. Scott
Ann Sederquist
Clinton Booth Seely
William Senger
Jeffrey and Christine Siefker
Sister Bay Bowl, Inc
Rich Stanek and Dianné Aldrich
Robert and Rita Sullivan
Dorothy Tevoert
John and Joan Tierney
Paul and Nina Trigg
Bonnie Turner
Roy and Sandra Uelner
Marloes Verhoeven and Chris Drillenburg
Ben and Jennifer Wahlund
Gary and Linda Wallace
Frank Weaver and Carole Pyle-Weaver
Suzanne White
Jay and Sally Whitfield
Joanne and Ron Widi
Gary and Lory Wieseckel
Nick and Keven Wilder
William and Sharon Wildman
Clyde and Marsha Williams
Gene and Carmen Witt
Henk and Buttons Wolst
Jerry and Joan Zaug
Jack and Barbara Zilavy


Bravo – $1 to $99

Michael Abler
Thomas L. Aerts
Phil Albin
Amazon Smile
Jill Anderson
Anonymous (2)
Roy and Terri Back
Robert and Jeanne Barnard
Bud and Marilyn Barta
Bruce Batchelor-Glader
Greg and Peg Berezewski
Paul and Judy Borawski
J. Mathew and Kathleen Bourne
Robert Brogan and Margaret Prindle
Kathryn and Dave Cecil
Carl and Pat Chan
J Ricardo Castañeda, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Edward and Helene Conlon
Ellen and Max Culver
Karen Curry
Deborah M Day, In Honor of Marti and Bill Thompson
Richard and Sandra Dirks
Rick and Mary Dittemore
John and Natalie Docter
Douglas and Iris Dowden
John Eichholz Penny Eversole, In Honor of Jim Richards’ 75th Birthday
Maureen and Richard Fear
Bruce and Chris Fenner
John Finan
Allyson Fleck
Ronald and Sandra Gales
Warren Gerds
Sallie Goding and Allan Beaber
Wendy Golden
Bobette Gustafson, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Heather Hayes and Matt Matuszek
Jerry and Mary Hein
Paul and Ruth Heinecke
Mary and Mitchell Heinrichs
Doug and Barbara Henderson, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Caitlin Hickey
Gunnar Hirthe
Dawn M. Holsen
Kathleen Jablonski
Mary Ann Jackson
Antoinette and Marc Jamerson
Mary Jelinek, In Honor of Irene Mayer
James and Wanda John
Donald Johnson
Diana Jonen
Katherine & Roger Jones
Russell Kaney
M. Jean Keeley
Jack & Cathy Keller
Julie and Rick Ketter
Mike and Linda Kielas
Mel and Shirley Klatt
Jeffrey and Taylor Kroma
Jerry and Carolyn Langley
Shirley Leader
Paul and Mary Luce
Louise A. Lueck
Mark and Kathleen Lundberg
Kaye Maher
Susan Marcus
Rodney and Nancy Maruyama
Jack and Sandy Mason
Mary McEnerney
Maureen Sandstrom McGrath
Barb Meyer
Michael and Sue Miller
Jan Moore-Ecker
Audrey Morrison
Lyle Nelson
Matthew Neu
Earl and Lois Nudelman
Judy O’Connor, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Cristina Ortiz, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Brenda Oswald
Clarence and Maryann Owen
Ruth and Jim Park
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Amy Phillips
Joan Pleuss
John C. and Lynn M. Pullan
Jack and Stella Quirk
David and Ginger Ready
June Reichert
Janice Rickert
Joanne Ruggieri
Robert and Gloria Santilli
Cheri Schendel-Hennager
Greg and Renee Schmill
Carol A.Scott
Thomas Siwe and Joan Fortschneider
Bob and Chris Snyder
Richard H. Snyder
Jerrold Soesbe, In Honor of Marti and Bill Thompson
Thomas Steffens
Chuck and Harriet Stoll
Robert Strutzel
Liam Teague, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Amanda Thomas
Martha Thompson, In Honor of J.R. Jarosh and Nell Emerson Jarosh of Edgewood Orchard Galleries
Carol Tishler, In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tischler
Claudia Trimarco and Thomas Prebble
John and Judy Turner
Jack and Marlene Udovich
Kevin Van Ess, In Honor of Mona Christensen’s Birthday
Barbara Walz
Shirley Weese-Young
The Westhoff Family: Jim, Susan, Sam, Ellie
Phillis M. Wilson
Mary E. Wilson
Shyla S. Wollman
John and Rosann Yelton
Phyllis Zatlin
Penelope Ziegler


Building for Tomorrow Fund

General Fund
Robert and Lynn Doneff
Brenda and Bud Lenahan

Lifetime for Education Fund

Miriam and Howard Erickson Jazz I Drum Faculty Chair Honoring Bob Chmel
Miriam Erickson

Faculty Dorm Room #108 In honor of Don Makuen and Charlie Dickson
Thomas and Marlys Regan

Anthony and Judith Licata Jazz I Lab Band Director Chair
Anthony and Judith Licata

Mary Moster & Louis Williams Symphony Faculty Cello Chair
Margaret Moster
Mary Moster

Now and Forever Fund

General Fund
James J. Goodwin

Forever in Time Jazz II Guitar Faculty Chair
Joan Guasta

Scholarships Forever Fund

General Fund
Sue Abbott
Anonymous, In Memory of John Leick
Rich and Eileen Beaver
Michael and Marge Bork
Peggy A. Clapp
Jane Dalton
Jim and Cass McHolland
Alberto and Lisa Segre
Christine White, In Memory of Rev. William White

Otto and Jean Andreae Memorial
Brad and Louise Andreae

James Dutton Memorial Scholarship Sub-fund
Fran Dutton

Brian T. Hynes & Barry J. Hynes Memorial Scholarship
Alan and Virginia Eades

Phyllis C. Ingwersen Memorial Scholarship
James Ingwersen

Allan Peterson Memorial 
John Jenks and Vicki Peterson Jenks

Joseph & Marian Phelps Memorial
David and Peggy Babb

Ralph Pratt Memorial Scholarship
Sylvia K. Pratt

Elliott Wollman Memorial
Shyla Wollman


William and Nancy Carpenter, for three Milwaukee High School of the Arts students to attend Birch Creek Online sessions


Nancy Andriacchi
Georgia Arendt
Paul Aspinwall & Bonnie Bruce
Charles and Stephanie Baer
Tom and Penny Beerntsen
Patrick and Mary Cerra
J. Harley and Jean Chapman
Bob and Mary Cook
Dianne Coopman
Karen Cowan
Tom and Judy DeMint
Bob and Liz Dickson
Richard and Sandra Dirks
Richard and Polly Elrod, In Memory of Beverly Patzer
Larry and Linda Fass
Paul and Sandra Fernstrum
George and Bernice Freeman
Jim Friel and Karen Mehigan
William Gardner and Paul Warnke
Nathaniel Geissel
Roy and Betsy Gill
Janet Goldsmith
Barbara and Spencer Gould
Tom and Carole Guyette
Peter and Jean Jacobsohn
Andrew and Victoria Jicha
Gail Jobelius
Mel and Shirley Klatt
Ralph and Carol Klevenow
Robert and Donna Koehler
Gene and Pauline Kussart
Roberta Kutlik
Ed and Mary Langbein
Terence Lynch
Sharon and Joe Malenda
Jim and Judy Mayer
Eric and Jennifer McFadden
Marian Miller and Dorothy Lundquist
June Miller and Mary Guy
James and Jean Nye
Robert and Mary O`Connor
Don and Carol Olson
John C. and Lynn M. Pullan
Ann Riley
Ron Rozmarynoski
Mark and Cathy Runion
Robert and Gloria Santilli
Robert and Joan Schaupp
Richard Schultz
Mark and Christine Slivinski
Bob and Chris Snyder
Carmen and Deborah Soldato
Don Stork, In Memory of Sonja Stork 
Dennis and Jan Thornton
Thomas Prebble and Claudia Trimarco
Kim Viney, In Honor of Dale Norris
Frank and Carol Weber


Tom and Penny Beerntsen
The Family of Robert and Judy Berns
Jeff and Sharleen Campbell
Dave and Mona Christensen
Anthony DiSanza and Jessica Johnson
Renee-Paule Gauthier
Cathy Henry
Katherine Kohler
Jean and Mitchell Leavitt
Liam Teague and Lorena Nunez


Jeanne Barnard
Sam and Vicky Carmen
Doug and Barbara Henderson
Steven and Dawn Johnson
Lynn Kaczmarek and Mack Bonk
Mel and Shirley Klatt
James and Gwen Mitsche
Mary Moster
Penelope Ziegler