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2016-2017 Friends & Donors Report

We will be a galvanized community‌

Our Vision We will be a galvanized educational and creative community, addressing universal needs through our thought, design and expression. Front Cover: “Legend of the White Snake Sculpture� by Jason S. Yi, First-Year Experience professor

Our vision is the aspirational expression of the values our college community lives every day, and of our mission to ignite curious minds through art, design and service. Through the dedication of our students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, community partners and friends, we have collectively experienced soaring milestones in the ongoing achievement

Robert Mikulay Board Chair

of our shared vision. With your support, our • Incoming class enrollment has grown 20% in the last three years – providing

Jeff Morin President

access to robust, creative careers. • Maker Space is a leader in beta testing virtual and augmented reality software; and in creating e-textiles for smart garments; physical computing technologies; and 3D printer applications. • Future Designers community program expanded to nine area high schools. • Academic programs expanded to include, among others, Furniture Design, Arts Management, Digital Media Production and MIAD/Marquette Industrial Design and Engineering joint classes. • National design recognition continued as a 2017 Top Design College (GDUSA). As our college continues to grow in enrollment, activities and prominence, we remain ever grateful for the passion that inspires and supports that growth – and that of the students and community we serve. Thank you, our donors, for sharing in, and supporting, our collective vision. We invite you to experience it and our values through highlights of our accomplishments in 2016-2017, and by visiting us at MIAD.

We value Courage, to seek our own path Christine Carr ’17 (Industrial Design) – a 35-year-old veteran, married mother of two – has a daughter on the autism spectrum and knew firsthand the all-too-common parental fear of her child wandering off. For her capstone Senior Exhibition project, Christine designed Nonni, an assistive, artificially intelligent drone monitoring and alert system based on extensive research and cutting-edge technology. Christine also used MIAD’s Maker Space to create a hyper-sensory virtual reality experience to deepen understanding of autism. Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/17/2017, Mike De Sisti, ©2017 Journal Sentinel Inc., reproduced with permission.

38% of the 2017 Industrial Design senior projects,

I want to make quality, affordable products that improve the world and help those in need, especially those who struggle with daily tasks.

­—Christine Carr ’17, Freelance Innovator

including Christine’s, are patent-pending.

We value Integrity, to pursue our lives and work with meaning

Alumnus Kyle V. James ’15 In her senior year, Ariana Vaeth’17

(Time-Based Media) received

(Integrated Studio Arts) was a Pfister Artist in Residence finalist. She later had a solo show at the Intercontinental Hotel, and participated in shows at the Portrait Society Gallery, Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) on the Lake and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. She also co-curated an exhibition at the Hudson Business Lounge in Milwaukee.

a second Brico Forward Fund grant to support his feature film, “Rawspace.” James is working with MIAD alumna Mallori Taylor ’15 and Michael Bourne. His senior thesis project “The Death Drive” garnered Best Short Film at the 2015 Lone Star Film Festival and Audience Favorite at the Wisconsin Filmmaker’s Screening at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

43% of MIAD students are from out of state; 80% remain in Wisconsin on graduation to

The “Legend of the White Snake Sculpture” by Jason S. Yi, First-Year Experience professor, was part of Sculpture Milwaukee, an urban sculpture experience featuring 22 sculptures on Wisconsin Avenue. Yi’s sculpture, made of PVC tubes and connectors, was built on-site over eight days. Assistants included alumni Maeve Jackson ’14, Dominic Chambers ’16, Riley Niemack ’16, Sarah Sutterfield ’17 and Jaalah Hall ’17.

Christiane Grauert, Illustration professor, returned from sabbatical research where she developed pop-up and engineered paper projects. Her work has been featured in the exhibitions “New Hanji” at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee and “Confluence“ in Hyderabad, India.

meet the ever-changing needs of leading brands and to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

We value Kindness, to thoughtfully engage with others MIAD is one of the first art and design colleges in the country to establish a required Service Learning Program comprising coursework and 35 hours of community service. At far right, a group of MIAD students from Professor and Service Learning Director Leslie Fedorchuk’s class listen as a youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee discusses a map of her neighborhood with her peers. At right, students in Adjunct Professor Julia Kirchner’s class paint murals at Ebenezer Child Care Center.

100% of MIAD students complete the college’s comprehensive

Creative people are important. We not only see problems from a different viewpoint, but we also go out into the communities and … make a cultural difference.

­—Leslie Fedorchuk, ­Professor

Service Program with more 200 than community partners. ServiceLearning Learning program withthan more 200 community partners.

We value Community, to positively contribute to the world around us In fall 2016, MIAD inaugurated the college’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter – a service-based honor society for students who earn at least a 3.5 GPA in their first semester. The chapter provided additional encouragement and support to all MIAD students, volunteered for the Milwaukee River Cleanup and supported the Historic Third Ward’s Christmas in the Ward celebration. Executive Board member Ana Villarama ’19 (Communication Design) attended the society’s national conference and designed the cover for their national magazine. She is currently a MIAD Mentor and an intern at Core Creative.

In its inaugural year, MIAD’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter

GDUSA named MIAD a 2017

Top Design School

The honor society is another way that we as MIAD students can participate in the community – not only at MIAD by providing support but also in Milwaukee.

­—Ana Villarama ’19

(Communication Design)

had 99 first-year students dedicated to leadership and service.

We value Innovation, to meet universal challenges in new ways

Stereolithography 3D printers are only one example of the technologies being used college-wide in MIAD’s Maker Space to create models, prototypes, patterns and parts.

MIAD’s Maker Space is a college-wide hub of activity and a leader in beta testing software for immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality that can be used to design rooms for persons with disabilities. In addition to these and other technologies, such as physical computing and 3D printing, the Maker Space includes e-textile equipment for the creation of smart garments, such as garments with lights for senior citizens.

Thuy Khuu ’18 (Industrial Design) uses Maker Space technology to design a wrist device that encourages

I love everything about the Maker Space. I use the virtual reality headset to hash out my design ideas and see them at full scale. I can then take the concept and bring it to my computer to refine it, and print it out with the 3D printer.

­—Nacho Garcia-Casas Tron ’20

(Industrial Design)

movement by stroke patients in a joint project with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University.

We value Inclusion, to find strength in diversity MIAD’s Future Designers Program – under the auspices of MIAD’s award-winning Pre-College Program – aims to address a nationwide and Milwaukee challenge: underrepresentation of people of color in the design industries. Future Designers brings design experiences, real-world technologies, career pathways and curricular projects to area high schools lacking the needed expertise and resources. The program served 9 schools and 375 students in 2016-2017 with generous support from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation and other funders. It aims to expand to 12 schools by 2019.

In 2016-2017, MIAD’s on-site Pre-College Program and the off-site Future Designers Program

I can’t thank you enough for being such a great support. I hope we can do more of this [Future Designers] in the future and hopefully implement a design course here.

­—Jodi Brzezinski,

Teacher, St. Thomas More High School

expanded the creative thinkingwith skills and career of more than 600 area students. Service Learning program more thanopportunities 200 community partners.

Financial Summary 2016-2017 3%






Tuition & fees


Student scholarships & grants


Tuition and fees, net



84% $12,053,703

Contributed revenue



Government grants



Auxiliary (dorm/café)



Investment, sale of assets, other





100% $14,281,476

Expenses 17%

Expenses 65%

Academic & student support


Administrative support

17% $2,411,832

Maintenance & operations





Auxiliary (dorm/café) TOTAL EXPENSES


100% $13,944,318

This year MIAD awarded $11.4 million in financial aid.

98% of MIAD students receive financial aid.

MIAD’s annual scholarship need for all first-year, first-generation students alone is

$1.2 million. First-Time MIAD Students


are first-generation college students


are Federal Pell Grant eligible (lowest-income students)

36% identify as minorities

2016-2017 Honor Roll of Donors Together with you, we ignite curious minds through art, design and service. Thank you for your generosity.


Christopher Abele Bader Philanthropies, Inc. BMO Harris Financial Group Boelter Companies Delta Faucet Company George S. Parker II Charitable Lead Trust Harley-Davidson Motor Company Herzfeld Foundation I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Madeleine & David Lubar Susan & Robert Mikulay

$15,000 - 24,999** Fiskars Brands, Inc. GE Healthcare General Motors Foundation Claire & Glen Hackmann Lakeside Master Lock Company Mr. & Mrs. David Mathews Rockwell Automation WAICU Rath Foundation

$10,000 - 14,999** A.O. Smith Foundation, Inc. ANON Charitable Trust Aring Equipment Company, Inc.

Associated Bank Robert W. Baird & Co. Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust BLICK Art Materials Jennifer & Tom Florsheim Kathy & Thomas J. Hauske, Jr. Heil Family Foundation Jacobson Rost Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ruth DeYoung Kohler Brenda & Matt Levatich Joan Lubar Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Barry R. Mandel Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Designated Fund Susanna & Justin Mortara Ralph Evinrude Foundation Ms. Susan Lubar Solvang & Mr. Oyvind Solvang Sarah & Michael Weiss Weyco Group, Inc.

$5,000 - 9,999* Jason W. Allen Cindy & Jerry Benjamin Melanie & Steve Booth Joan & Fred Brengel Family Foundation, Inc.

Brewers Community Foundation Chipstone Foundation - Stanley & Polly Stone Fund Colectivo Coffee Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Florsheim, Sr. Christopher Foley & Robin Burke Foley Jessica Jubelirer Design Jeff & Sarah Joerres Kami & Robert Joseph Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club Judy & Larry Moon Mortara Instrument, Inc. Pettit National Ice Center Ryan ‘02 & Heidi ‘05 Ramos Colleen Reilly & Daniel Ryan

$2,500 - 4,999*

Allen Edmonds Corporation Anonymous Kari & Harley Bernstein Elizabeth & Andrew Bruce Burke Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Carman John Florsheim & Linda Yeager Mr. & Mrs. David Foley Foley & Lardner LLP Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Gavin Hattersley Laughlin/Constable

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Lindemann Linda & Greg Marcus Marcus Corporation Foundation Marshall Street Capital Jeffrey Morin & Brian Borchardt Park Bank Foundation Rinka Chung Architecture, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith Deanna & Eric Tillisch US Bank Mr. & Mrs. Robert Venable WAICU UPS Foundation Wisconsin Energy Foundation Liza & Jim ‘85 Wiemer Mr. & Mrs. Ross Williams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Zale

$1,000 - 2,499*

Jess Albrecht Anonymous Anonymous Donna & Donald Baumgartner Yvonne Brodsky Mr. & Mrs. James Coleman ** Indicates Innovation Circle members (gifts $10,000+) * Indicates President’s Circle members (gifts of $1,000+) Learn more about Giving Circle benefits at

Makenzie Pankey ’18 (Interior Architecture MacKenzie Pankey ’18 (Interior Architecture + Design) won the Best in Show Award in the + Design) won the Best in Show Award in the student category at the 11th Annual Midwest student category at the 11th Annual Midwest Fine Furnishings Show in September 2016. Fine Furnishings Show in September 2016. Judges Pankey’s coffee table design was complex and said Pankey’s coffee table “demonstrated high innovative. Judges said her entry “demonstrated design and a presentation of complicated geometry high design and a presentation of complicated that was well executed.” MIAD launched its Furniture geometry that was well executed.” Design minor in fall 2016.


Not Not a day a day goesgoes by that by that I do not stopIand do not think stop about andhow thinkmy scholarship about how to MIAD my scholarship has made my passion to MIAD and has mymade my career passion possible. and my career possible. —Makenzie Pankey

—MacKenzie Pankey

Mr. & Mrs. Willie G. Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Michael DeMichele Einhorn Family Foundation Evan & Marion Helfaer Foundation Drs. Peter Foote & Robin Wilson Tim & Sue Frautschi Joe & Rocio Froehlich Mike Gousha & Lynn Sprangers Mr. & Mrs. Scott Hall David Heiny & Stacy Buening Herbert Kohl Philanthropies Timothy K. Hoelter Brian Houston Peter Kies & Molly Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. W. David Knox II Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kopmeier Family Fund Jane & Tom Lacy Nancy & Arthur Laskin Joel Lee & Arlene Wilson Lee Geoff & Katie Mackey Mr. & Mrs. David Marcus George & Julie Mosher Family Foundation Dr. Drew Palin & Ms. Alice Read Candy & Bruce Pindyck Mr. & Mrs. Ben Rikkers Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Robbins

Kerry & Mark Sarder Mr. & Mrs. John Sheehan Mr. & Mrs. William Slaughter Kipp K. Stevens Dr. & Mrs. James Stoll Julie Tolan & Mark Wiesman WAICU E.C. Styberg Family Fund WAICU Sentry Insurance Fund Mr. & Mrs. Teddy Werner Herb Zien & Liz Levins Margaret Zincke

$500 - 999

Peggy Ann Anonymous Sally Brown ’64 John Cayer Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ciesko Laura & John Emory Jr. Paul Florsheim Lauren Foy Patrick Foy Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Fraser Mr. & Mrs. F. William Haberman Sarah Hammes Mr. & Mrs. Ben Holbrook Mr. & Mrs. Jon Hopkins Daniel & Merry Johnson

Deb Katz Hon. Frederick & Joan Kessler Jacqualyn Laughlin John LoGiudice Bruce ’63 & Judy Renquist Brad Richards Matt Rinka Tim Roloff Vivian M. Rothschild Scott & Peggy Sampson Charitable Fund, Inc. Nathaniel Sattler Frank Savage & Elvia Peña-Savage Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98 Florence Steinberger Mr. & Mrs. Nic Wahl Ben & Katrina Wasscher Maxine Wishner Robert Zimmermann & Thomas Derenne

Under $500 Mary Allmon Anonymous Anonymous ’86 Lee Appleby ’09 Michael Arndt ’00 Kelly Aunkst ’04

Thomas ’64 & Jo Ann Badovski Kyle Baldwin ’11 Reuben Bankier Heather Baylor Neil Becker ’89 Elizabeth Berra ’06 Carolee & Arthur Beutler Meret Bitticks Kay Bokowy Mikako Bonath Jeanne Bril ’82 Dave Bussa Susan Campbell ’88 José Carlino Design Curtis L. & Jean Carter Joshua Christensen ’15 David Chu ’72 Mr. & Mrs. James Clark Mark Cors ’92 Cathy & Mario Costantini Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Croen Nancy Daevel ’71 Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s David C. Scott Foundation Fund Britney DeLeon Mark Elliott Celine Farrell ’58 Phil Fisher

Andrew Ford ’15 Frances Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Jim Fricke Barbara Fuldner Michele Furlott Kayla Gerrits ’14 Peter Goldberg Mr. & Mrs. Darren Goldstein Stanislaus Greidus Glen Guszkowski ’79 Jeff Heil Scott Heinle Ricky Heldt ’96 Wolfgang Hemschik Katie Hinrichs ’02 Chelsea Holton John Hooge ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Bryan House Barbara Hren ’94 Annie ’09 & Steve Hyma ’09 Mr. & Mrs. Dick Ihlenfeldt Lois Johnson ’96 David Joseph ’08 Chuck Kahn & Patti Keating Kahn James Kelly ’64 Isabel Kent ’12 Aeron Knutson ’99 Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher Koch

Record crowds packed MIAD’s 4th Floor Raw Space for the 2016-2017 MIAD Creativity Series featuring feminist activist artists, the Guerrilla Girls, and renowned furniture designer Asher Israelow. The Guerrilla Girls’ visit was generously sponsored by Katie Heil, Madeleine Lubar and the Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, which also sponsored Israelow’s visit.

MIAD was competing for me with two of the strongest art colleges in the country. Thanks to your generosity, I chose MIAD. I also chose MIAD because I was searching for the family support I never had and knew I could only find here.

—Dominic Chambers ’16 (Integrated Studio Arts), Yale University MFA candidate

I’m a first-generation American. My scholarship to MIAD made my undergraduate education more affordable than it would have been at a public university.

—Ileanna Herrera ’20 (Interior Architecture + Design)

Ken Krei & Melinda Scott Krei Mr. & Mrs. Frank Krejci Stanley Kritzik Mr. Harry J. Krueger ’56 Carrie Kudronowicz ’94 Lisabeth Laciak-Huber Mary Lacy Nicole Lahy ’09 Nicole Lawlor ‘13 Keith Leistekow ’92 Robert Lewcock ‘66 Tim Loduha Douglas MacNeil Rebecca Mader ’14 Dr. & Mrs. Francisco Martinez Chris McArdle Mr. & Mrs. Steven McCann Kathy Medtlie ’94 Ryan Minahan & Alison Rahlf Fujie Yamaguchi Moses ’94 Ashley Mueller Matt Murphy ’02 Timothy Neve ’91 Jacob Niemiec ’15 Patricia Oblewski ’80 Mr. & Mrs. William O’Dell Barbara Paulini ’88 Laura Paulini ’85

Will & Paula Pergl June Perry Claire Pfleger Sean Phelan Kipp Podlewski Jaclyn Poeschl ’10 Marcelle Polednik & David Kammerman Mathew Powell ’83 Pat & Sue Quinn Danielle Rego ’12 Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 Leah Robertson ’83 Danielle Rosen ’11 Arthur & Vikki Rothschild Karen Rutenber ’64 John Sahli ’64 Colin Schipper ’11 Elizabeth Schlink ’01 Norma D. Schuele William & Judith Schuele Victoria Vaccarello Seebeck ’84 Ron Sekulski Tracie Setliff Dale William Shidler Michael Sieren ’69 Greg Skaar Kelly Skindzelewski

James Slauson Ronald ’00 & Deborah Sova Richard Strong Studio Gear, LLC Robin Taffler & Richard Dougherty Donna Tanzer Kathy Thornton Mr. & Mrs. David Tolan Megan Tran ’14 Wendi Unger United Adworkers Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Vogelsang Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Walter Nancie Werth ’75 Mary Elizabeth White Christopher Willey ’04 Doug Williams ’04 Brenda Wood Anna Zotta ’14

In Kind

Anonymous Andrew Bernier ’04 Leslie Fedorchuk Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fuller Norma Harrington Scott Kindness Mark Kittleson

Mary Lux Pascal Malassigné Kevin Miyazaki Jim Morrill ’60 Muddy Water Press Kristina Paris Lorraine Salamun Terri Siegel Mary Steffenhagen Trade Design, Inc. Erik Vickstrom Water Buffalo Frank Wilson Thomas B. Wilson III

In Memory Of

Aring Equipment Company, Inc. Bailey Hallio Mr. & Mrs. Dick Ihlenfeldt Bailey Hallio Meret Bitticks Ron Bitticks Stanislaus Greidus Lois Sigman Lisabeth Laciak-Huber William (Bill) Frank

Deborah Sova Ron Sova

In Honor of

Ryan ‘02 & Heidi ‘05 Ramos Romulo and Jocelyn Ramos James Slauson Class of 2017

The 11th annual Creative Fusion FUNdraiser in the heart of MIAD’s creative studios raised more than $420,000 Save the Date! Creative Fusion is

May 5, 2018. 1 in 6

students receives a Creative Fusion Scholarship.

to benefit MIAD student scholarships. Thanks to Chairs Molly Gallagher and Peter Kies, and Presenting Sponsor HarleyDavidson Motor Company, the event continued the tradition

MIAD’s Honor Roll of Donors includes gifts through May 31, 2017. The Development Office has made every effort to ensure accuracy. Please call Vivian Rothschild, Vice President of Development and Communications, 414.847.3239, with questions or concerns.

of showcasing our students’ talents and careers to more than 325 civic, business and arts advocates.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Jerry Flemma President/COO, Jacobson Rost Jennifer Florsheim Community Volunteer Hannah Hallman ‘17 Student Representative, Senior Illustration Major



Robert L. Mikulay, Chair Retired Executive VP for Marketing, Miller Brewing Company

Rebecca Balistreri ‘72 Retired Arts Administrator/Educator and Graphic Designer, MIAD

Jason W. Allen, Treasurer Partner Foley & Lardner LLP

Jerry Benjamin Managing Member, Milwaukee Silicon

Jeff Morin, President Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Harley Bernstein President, H. Bernstein Associates, Inc. Yvonne Brodsky Diversity & Early Talent Leader, GE Healthcare

Joshua (Josh) Hintz ‘12 Alumni Representative, Co-owner Var Gallery and Studio Jessica Jubelirer Principal, Jessica Jubelirer Design Jatin Khanpara, Ph.D. Vice President, Product Management & Innovation, Fiskars Brands, Inc. Madeleine Kelly Lubar Past Board Chair, Community Volunteer

Geoffrey Mackey Director of Marketing & Communications, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Robert Schwartz General Manager, Global Design & User Experience, GE Healthcare

Courtney Maloney, Ph.D. Faculty Representative, Chair, Writing & Humanities

Scott Schwebel VP of Brand, Marketing & Retail, Colectivo Coffee

Linda Marcus Owner, Linda Marcus Design

Deanna L. Tillisch President & CEO, United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF)

Shelley Paxton Marketing Consultant Ryan Ramos ’02 Director of Industrial Design, SC Health Steelcase Matthew D. Rinka, AIA, NCARB Principal, Rinka Chung Architecture, Inc. Nathaniel Sattler Director of Program Management, Mortara Instrument, Inc.

James Wiemer ’85 Design & Marketing Strategist Andrew Williams, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Kansas School of Engineering MIAD’s Trustees are matching gifts up to $100,000 in 2017-2018.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions Through December 2, 2017 FANTASTIC: Four Contemporary Illustration Artists Through March 3, 2018 Chair5: Five Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation, co-produced by the Chipstone Foundation November 15, 6 p.m. MIAD Creativity Series, “Embrace the Dumb: The Rob Schrab Experience,” sponsored by the Argosy Foundation November 30 – December 2, 2017 MIAD Holiday Sale, sponsored by BLICK Art Materials January 12 – March 10, 2018 Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition, sponsored in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund February 13, 6 p.m. MIAD Creativity Series featuring Jaime Hayon April 18 – May 12, 2018 MIAD 2018 Senior Exhibition May 5, 2018 Creative Fusion

Corporate Sponsors and Partnerships Delta brings blue-sky projects to the table, “ and we’re always impressed by the creativity of the MIAD students’ solutions. The students often make us rethink what may be possible — whether from a materials, a manufacturing or even a technology standpoint. Having fresh, un-jaded eyes approach these challenges helps keep us fresh.

­—Judd Lord, Director of Industrial Design, Delta Faucet Company

Thank you for helping us to advance our mission of igniting curious minds through

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2016-2017 MIAD Friends & Donors Report  

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's 2016-2017 Friends & Donors Report

2016-2017 MIAD Friends & Donors Report  

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's 2016-2017 Friends & Donors Report