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Inspirational Benefactors. Instrumental Support.
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible high-quality musical instruments, images, and music from every country in the world. We celebrate our worldâ€™s diverse musical cultures and foster global understanding by offering our guests an incomparable interactive experience, a welcome and fun environment, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances.
Message from the President On April 24, 2010, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) opened its doors to the public and began delivering a guest experience unlike any other in the world. In the months that followed, MIM rapidly built an international reputation as a museum that inspires in guests of all ages an appreciation for the world’s extraordinary cultural and musical diversity. MIM’s Museum Encounters, school group tours, and partnerships with Arizona State University and several of the Valley’s performing arts organizations further spread the MIM message. Meanwhile, concerts in the acoustically superb MIM Music Theater allow guests to literally “listen to the world.” So where do we go from here? One of my greatest goals is that MIM will be in a constant state of evolution. Our team will continually seek to upgrade and renew our exhibits so that returning guests will always encounter something new. To that end, MIM recently unveiled its strategic plan for 2011 and beyond. The plan, dubbed “Phase 2,” calls for the number of exhibits to grow by 20 percent. Approximately eight hundred new instruments will be acquired and displayed, and some eighty new exhibits will be installed within the next year. We are pleased to present this donor report as a record of the sustaining gifts MIM received in 2010. On the pages that follow, we highlight a few of the donors, volunteers, and institutions that have partnered with us, as well as some of the exciting programs their generosity has made possible. We are enormously grateful for the contributions of time, talent, and financial support that make MIM the premier place for people to experience and appreciate the world through music. MIM is a fantastic gift from our founder Bob Ulrich to Arizona, the United States, and the world. What we now need is for the regional, national, and global communities to invest in the MIM vision and mission in order to make this cultural gem truly sustainable for future generations. Here’s to MIM’s amazing opening year and to the prospect of even more excitement and success in the future! Come, see, listen—and contribute! Together, and with your support, we can continue to explore and celebrate this great world of music, the language of the soul.
Billie (Bill) R. DeWalt, Ph.D. MIM President and Director
2010—A Banner Beginning! In its first eight months, MIM welcomed more than one hundred thousand guests. The museum was featured in a nationally broadcast segment of the CBS Sunday Morning television show and was written about in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, BBC Music Magazine, Guitar Aficionado, and USA Today. It was also the subject of a five-minute segment on NPR’s news program, Morning Edition. MIM hosted seventy-six stellar performances in the MIM Music Theater in 2010 and became a popular destination for group tours. More than 3,500 guests took part in public tours, while more than three thousand students enjoyed school-group tours of the museum. MIM also welcomed the community for Museum Encounters as well as the popular free Wednesday Morning Interlude performances, a collaborative production with the Arizona State University School of Music. MIM was the site of a birthday marathon performance by renowned pianist Roger Williams, a sold-out concert combined with a day of educational programs by the multicultural Playing for Change Band, and a benefit concert by classical violin legend Joshua Bell. MIM was also the recipient of the following awards:
“Best New Museum of 2010,” presented by Phoenix New Times “Best Cultural Project” in McGraw-Hill Construction’s 3rd annual “Best of the Best Awards” The 2010 Museum Association of Arizona’s “Best Interpretation of a Theme Award.” This honor is given to an institution that has shown an imaginative effort in developing a theme that fosters awareness of contemporary issues. The National Music Council’s 29th “American Eagle Award,” bestowed upon MIM for creating an innovative learning environment where people can understand how music is a shared and universal human experience. The “Golden Trowel Award,” given by the Arizona Masonry Guild as part of its 19th Annual Excellence in Masonry Architecture Awards
“Best New Museum” in The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com’s 4th annual Critics’ Choice Awards Southwest Contractor’s “Best
of 2010 Award”
With all of these awards and accolades, it’s fair to say MIM had a magnificent inaugural year. But 2010 was only the beginning. We look forward to building on these achievements in the years to come.
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MIM FACT On December 30, 2010, MIM set a single-day attendance record for the year, welcoming 2,580 guests that day.
On the afternoon of December 30, 2010, Kris Tomlinson (third from left) and his family were surprised to learn that Kris had just enabled MIM to reach its goal of welcoming 100,000 guests in 2010. MIM president Bill DeWalt (far left) and chief development officer Chris Bell (far right) greeted the Tomlinsons and presented Kris with a complimentary enrollment in MIM’s Circle of Friends.
MIM’s total attendance topped and attendance continues to grow.
120,000 in 2010—
first four months of 2011, the museum welcomed more than 108,000 guests! In the
MIM special projects director Sylvia Keller with violinist Joshua Bell
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“There truly is nothing else like MIM in the world,” says board member Robert McMahon, shown here with his wife Teresa.
MIM Board of Directors One measure of an organization’s success is its Board of Directors. MIM is blessed with an active and savvy board, whose members bring years of professional experience, education, and wisdom in helping to shape policy and develop strategy.
Robert J. Ulrich MIM Founder and Board Chairman Retired CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Target Corporation Past Chairman, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Michael R. Francis MIM Vice President and Secretary Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Target Corporation
Gail J. Dorn MIM Treasurer Marketing and Community Relations Consultant, Target Corporation
Marc L. Felix International Expert on African Art
Robert G. McMahon Retired SVP, Property Development, Target Corporation
Gary R. Tobey Chairman and CEO, Haworth Marketing and Media
Billie (Bill) R. DeWalt, Ph.D. MIM President and Director
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John D’Addario Jr., shown here with his wife Joan, says MIM provides guests “a great place to go and experience a museum that’s quite different from anything they’ve seen before.”
MIM President’s Cabinet Enthusiastic ambassadors for MIM in the local, regional, national, and international communities, members of the President’s Cabinet comprise a group of distinguished business professionals, community leaders, and friends who are united by a strong commitment to the museum. In addition to providing guidance to MIM’s president, cabinet members help raise funds from public, private, and foundation sources and work to expand knowledge of MIM throughout the community, the country, and the world.
John D’Addario Jr. Former President, D’Addario & Co., Inc.
David P. Falck EVP, General Counsel and Secretary Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
Matthew P. Feeney Partner, Snell & Wilmer
Jeanne L. Herberger Owner, Hidden Meadow Ranch
Ronald L. Jones Founder of the Ron & Linda Jones Family Foundation and Former Chairman and CEO of Sealy Corporation
James A. Pupillo, CIMA®, CIMC® SVP, Institutional Consulting Director, Family Wealth Director Spectrum Group at Graystone Consulting
Cabinet Member Spotlight John D’Addario Jr. John D’Addario Jr. knows something about longevity, and a lot about music. His family has been in the instrument string-making business for centuries. In fact, in the small Italian town of Salle, from where the family hails, a baptismal record from 1680 lists Donato D’Addario as a cordaro, or “string maker” in Italian. So John’s high praise and support for MIM make for a real compliment. “I’m really excited about MIM,” he says. “It’s a great way to introduce the younger generation to music and the history of music.” John D’Addario Jr. himself represents the eighth D’Addario generation involved in the string business, the third generation in the United States. “It all started when my grandfather came to America at the beginning of the twentieth century and started a little business in New York importing some of the products from his relatives, who were manufacturing strings in Italy,” he says. From there, D’Addario has evolved into the largest manufacturer of strings in the world and expanded to manufacturing woodwind reeds, drumheads, and all types of consumable accessories for musical instruments. Despite the growth, it’s still a family affair; three of John’s children now work for the family business. It’s this regard for legacy that has turned John into an ardent MIM supporter who has sponsored concerts, supported exhibits, and serves as a member of the MIM President’s Cabinet. “It’s a wonderful thing to preserve these instruments for future generations,” he says. “MIM is so important because it’s history. It’s art. There are so many reasons.” Looking back at not only his own career but his family’s long history in the music business, John is grateful. “I’ve had a wonderful career in the music industry, and it’s important to recognize that and support things that are going to continue to enhance the interest in music worldwide,” he says. “MIM is something the world should know about.”
Haldun Tashman Chair and Founding Board Member, Turkish Philanthropy Funds 2010 Donor Report | 5
Paula Corman has cataloged more than five hundred books since MIM opened. She says she appreciates the opportunity MIM gives her to help create something that will live on after her.
Volunteer Profile Paula Corman When MIM founder and board chair Bob Ulrich strides past Paula Corman in the hallways of MIM, he salutes her and says, “Hello, Number One!” How did a halftime Valley resident gain this distinction? By being proactive. Three years ago, Paula saw a small newspaper article about a new museum coming to the Valley. Wanting to help, she called the fledgling enterprise and volunteered her services. Her offer was met with stunned silence on the other end of the line. It wasn’t that MIM didn’t need assistance; it was that no one had ever offered before. But when Paula mentioned she was a retired librarian, her mission instantly became clear. “Oh my gosh, do we need a librarian!” the curators said. Thus, she became Volunteer Number One at MIM. Since then, Paula has been in charge of the library operation, working to catalog and organize MIM’s growing collection of books. And even though the museum is now housed in a 190,000-square-foot facility, Paula recalls early meetings, back when the staff was so small, “we could all fit around a lunch table,” she says. Having grown up in Boston, surrounded by museums, Paula takes pride in her role at MIM. Back East, where culture is entrenched, she took museums for granted. “We’ve always had museums, and they’ve always had such wealthy collections.” So when Paula saw that a brand-new museum was starting in Arizona, she knew she wanted to be part of it. “I thought to myself, how great would it be to be involved at the beginning of an institution that will be around for generations—maybe centuries—and know that I, in a very small way, contributed something to the founding of it,” she says. Today, Paula divides her time between Phoenix and Boston and, as a winter resident, can see the impact MIM has on Arizona. “It adds to the vibrancy and brings something so unique that it can only bring added enrichment to the state,” she says. “And the more the Phoenix area is enhanced, the more the area will induce business to come in, creating employment opportunities. Plus, from a purely economic standpoint, the money the organization has spent in the area is truly impressive.” As MIM’s first volunteer, Paula has loved seeing the museum move from concept to world-class institution. “I can’t tell you how excited I was at the opening,” she says. “This experience has been personally thrilling and very satisfying.” Thank you, Number One. Like Bob Ulrich, we salute you. 6 | Musical Instrument Museum
Volunteers MIM has volunteer power. Dozens of public-spirited individuals play an integral role at MIM, utilizing their varied talents to assist museum staff in delivering world-class guest experiences. In 2010, MIM conducted two ten-week docent-training sessions—one in the summer and one in the fall. Thirty-five docents graduated from these courses. On top of this, sixty volunteers were trained to work in the Experience Gallery. Whether they are sharing a musical talent, educating guests about exhibitions, leading group tours, or ushering guests into the MIM Music Theater, MIM volunteers are critical in helping us achieve our mission. Flora Abramson Lynda Altman Robert Altman Douglas Alwin Mitch Anderson Stephanie Andrus Valerie Andrus David Armistead Mimi Aronson Angela Attico William Badowski Margaret Bailey Bryce Baker Mary Bartlett Shirley Bekey Thomas Bekey Janine Bell Joel Benjamin Marlene Benjamin Candice Bennett Ellen Benshalom Christine Blunt Marilyn Blynder Heyam Bonnamy Sharon Braude Peggy Brehm Andrew Brimhall Miriam Brodian Marian Brown
Stephanie Brown Marcia Burland Barbara Burner Vicki Burow Jacqueline Byers Tim Byers Ila Byrne M. Dosia Carlson Patti Casas Veronica Cavallero William Cervini Ward Chandler Debra Chester Stacey Chulew Peggy Cohen Bobbe Colley Debra Collins Ralph Cope Shirley Cope Paula Corman Susan Cotner Gloria Curry Charles Dahill Merilee Davito Sierra Dingeman Stephanie Dinner Amy Duncan Ruth Duncan Brandon Durham
Shirley Durocher Jeanne Dursi Lorna Dyer Andrea Eaton Rita Eberhardt Jean Epley Kay Ercius Bracha Etgar Joe Farugia Jackie Favish Richard Favish Joan Feddern John Finder Joni Finkel Kari Franey Arline Fraser Maggie Frederick Sally Freed Andrea Freed-Krehbiel John Friedman Paul Friedman Sandra Gates Irene Geyer Mae Giesner Bernard Glick Katalina Gomez Barbara Gorkis Ann Gorton Kristine Gradowski
Leslie Grady Greg Grasso Jill Grasso Andrea Greenslade Claude Guldner Jerry Guttman Penny Guttman Hana Halverson Roberta Hanson Emily Harmon Natasha Hatzenbuehler Judith Headley Kathryn Heinl Jane Hendricks Kristinn Henerichs Frederic Herzer Steve Hinders Robert Hoke Benita Hollenberg Audrey Horne Aleida Howard Nancy Hummel Rhonda Hyacinthe Terron Ishihara Lois Jaffe Morton Jaffe Phyllis James Stephanie Jennings Margaret Jimenez 2010 Donor Report | 7
MIM FACT In 2010, 214 volunteers donated 11,730 hours.
Volunteers Nancy Johnson James Johnston Owen Jones Philip Jones Jeffrey Kastner Kalpana Kelkar Courtney Kellum Adam Kelly Barbara King Barry Kipnis Randi Kipnis Elayne Kitchen Emily Knapp Kathleen Knutson Edward Kocner Carol Krahulec Michael Krupinski Anita Kumar Kathleen Lane Edwin Larson Barbara Lazarus Dale Leach Barbara Leard Anne LeClyuse Teresa Levy Joyce Lewis Susan Lewis Deane Lierle Irving Lowell Joan Lowell Jolayne Lowell Marcia Lowman Richard Macy Harumi Maejima Robert Mandell Dorothy Manning Gerhard (Gary) Marby 8â€ƒ|â€ƒMusical Instrument Museum
Karin Marby Lawrence Martell Beverly Martin Robert Martin Carol Matthusen Caitlin Maynard Patricia McCauley Matt McEniry Melissa McGehee Jetta Melnick Liz Merchant Sherry Meyer Linda Mighdoll Karl Milbauer Robin Miller Christopher Moreno Diane Morgan Jacqueline Mosley Larry Moudy Deborah Mullholland Catherine Myers Lou Nalepa Arthur Nedvin Carole Nedvin Martha Norton Fe-Zinnia Nowack Andrea Noziglia Annette Nunnally Adrian Ophals Marti Otten Dolores Ottiano Andrea Ouse Judah Page Themos Panotopoulos William Parker Ernestine (Ernye) Pennamon Seksan Phomsoukha
Elizabeth Pickens Phyllis Pierson Sheldon Pierson Tiffany Poetsch N.W. Pope Barbara Rechlin John Rechlin Mitchell Reiss Taylor Renfro Judith Richards Frederick Richardson Beverly Richdale Susan Richwine Margaret Riley Ed Roberts Jean Roberts Cheryl Robillard Paul Robillard Grace Rolland Marlene Rosen Margaret Ruccolo Janet Runkel Paula Salazar Erik Samarpan Sirarpi Sargsyan Alex Sausedo Jann Sausedo Beverly Schuminsky Julia Searle Suzanne Seifert Shirley Shanholtz Bonnie Shirakhoon Tami Simmons Taryn Sisserson Leroy Smith Phyllis Soben Kata Springer
Ginny Stanchan Rod Starmer Linda Stephens Patricia Stevens Thomas Stubbs John Sturges Pamela Styke Suzanne Suhling Catherine Sullivan Erika Heekyung Sung Mary Lynn Tassin Barry Taylor Jim Thomas Elena Thornton James Thornton Haijun Tian Cole Tinker Jacqueline Toulouse Barbara Vacanti Nancy Vavricka James Walker Xiaotian Wang Kristen Watson Elizabeth Way Louis Weckstein Lynda Weckstein Brad Weiser Sharon Welch Shelly White Curt Wieden Ann Wiess Norman Winderlich Stuart Wolkoff Jeannie Wright Madelon Yarows Terry Yarows Randall Yohre
MIM Annual Donor List 2o1o MIM donors are the museum’s partners in every sense. Philanthropically minded individuals and businesses whose commitment propels the museum, these donors are key to our mission: connecting people with the musical instruments and cultures of the world.
success. If we have inadvertently omitted or incorrectly listed your name, please accept our apology and contact Erin Marley at 480.478.6062. We will correct our records immediately. This list only reflects cash and in-kind contributions received between January 1 and December 31, 2010.
MIM gratefully acknowledges the generosity of its donors. Their financial support has a tremendous impact on our $10 million +
Jim & Jean Meenaghan
Robert J. Ulrich
Bob & Edit Murray Lois & Moe Nozari
Jewish Community Foundation/Milwaukee Jewish Federation
Ron & Linda Jones Family Foundation
Carol & Ken Kasses
$100,000 to $249,999
David & Christine Yaccino
Paul & Martha Kelley
Steve Beddor & Gail Dorn
$5,000 to $9,999
Minnie and Bernard Lane Foundation
Howard R. & Joy M. Berlin Foundation
James & Marcia Lowman
Hyatt & Cici Brown
LU Chung Chun
Gary L. & Kathleen M. Bruce Robert B. Bulla
The Roberta & Stan Marks Charitable Foundation
Richard & Babette Burns
Paulette & Joe Maslick
C.F. Martin & Co.
National Bank of Arizona
Gary & Jullie Peterson
Sue, Bob & Veronica Peterson
Dr. Bill Cook
Jim & Jan Pupillo
$10,000 to $24,999
Arch & Laree Rambeau
Nancy Basinger & Carol Rogal
Dr. Doug & Barbara Cusick
Uta Monique Behrens
D’Addario & Company, Inc.
Bart & Betsy Butzer
Dr. Charles Daschbach
Vicki & Allan Samson
Tim & Jacqueline Byers
Delta Diversified Enterprises, Inc.
Mary & Paul Sauser
Cole Real Estate Investments
Greg & Char Duppler
Cliff W. Schweitzer
The Thomas R. and Deborah A. Davidson Foundation
Dr. Mark S. and Kay S. Ercius
Scottsdale League for the Arts
Roger S. Firestone Foundation
Sheila & Robert Seaton
Matt & Michele Feeney
Gibson Foundation, Inc.
Robert & Susan Greenberg
Glenna & Lawrence Shapiro
Alexandra & Irwin Jacobs
John & Jane Guild
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Bob & Katie Janecek & Brenda Baar
Linda & Mike Tomme
$250,000 to $499,999 Target Corporation
Susanne & Gary Tobey
$25,000 to $49,999 Arizona Community Foundation Bank of America John & Joan D’Addario Foundation Jeffrey T. Gerlinger Gary K. & Jeanne L. Herberger Nihal & Haldun Tashman
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Barbara J. Lambesis
MIM FACT R. Carlos Nakai was the first artist to perform a sold-out show at MIM. He played the Native American flute in the MIM Music Theater on May 15, 2010.
Circle of Friends Volunteer Committee Jerome A. Colletti Managing Partner, Colletti-Fiss, LLC
Juan P. Dahdah President, Entrust Arizona, LLC
Mary S. Fiss Julie & Rich Varda Donald & Linda Watland Susan Willetts & Alan Pritz Dr. Judith G. & Edwin H. Wolf Michael Yarnell & Tia Renshaw
Co-Founder and Partner, Colletti-Fiss, LLC
Russell S. Goldstein SVP, Private Client Advisor U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
$2,500 to $4,999
Andrea M. Markowitz, Ph.D.
Writer, Editor, Researcher for Businesses, Publishers, and Authors
Stacey & Mark Chulew Bill DeWalt & Sylvia Keller
Patrick R. O’Brien
Kellie & Don Manthe
President, Desert Foothills Land Trust; Retired IT Manager, Random House, Inc.; Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Maryland Air National Guard
Carol & Charles Mutterperl Jerry & Jo Ellen Preradovic Ryan Companies, Inc.
$1,000 to $2,499 Judith Baarda
Michele Yount Community Volunteer
Christopher & Janine Bell Care-Takers Building Maintenance, LLC Paula & Joel Corman Carolyn & John Friedman Allison & Thomas Garfinkel Russell, LeAnna & Ken Goldstein Marita Heikkila-Hertel & Timothy Hertel Heller & Associates LLC Victoria & Stephen Hoffman Doris & Martin Hoffman Family Foundation, Inc. Thomas Hung continued on page 12 2010 Donor Report | 11
Mary Sauser enjoys seeing her parents’ “good Czech name” beside the Czech Republic exhibit at MIM.
Founder’s Circle Profile Mary Sauser Jerry and Ruth Svoboda’s names are engraved on the plaque beside MIM’s Czech Republic exhibit. Like a handful of other exhibits, this one was sponsored by private donors. But who are the Svobodas, and why are they honored at MIM in this way? Mary Sauser, a Scottsdale resident, explains, “I grew up in New Prague, which is a Czech community about fifty miles south of Minneapolis.” Her parents, Jerry and Ruth Sovboda, owned the grocery store there. “They were very hardworking people. My dad ran the store and unloaded the truck,” Mary says. “My mom was in charge of the bakery, so she was up at four o’clock in the morning making kolaches.” The Svobodas were killed in a car accident in 2001 and, ever since, Mary has been searching for a way to pay fitting tribute to her parents. “For nine years, I’ve been trying to figure out what that would be,” she says.
Donor List continued from page 11 Jill Knowlton & William Pilcher Karen & Richard Maguire Sarah & Patrick Maney Merle & Paul Marcus Ann Ritt Evelyn & Daniel Simon Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Ramona & Marc Steadman Shoshana & Robert Tancer The Tech Group, Inc. Diane & Gary Tooker Leslie & Scott Turner Anne Whipple
$500 to $999 Jane & Steve Andrews Maureen & James Baker
So when Mary saw the Czech exhibit at MIM, she knew she’d found it. “There’s a definite Czech connection, but it’s also that music is something that brings fun into people’s lives. I thought, ‘I think they would like that,’” she says.
Shirley & Thomas Bekey
It makes sense, too, since the Svobodas were a musical family. Mary studied flute, French horn, and, like her sister, played trumpet in school. (In fact, MIM’s Czech exhibit features two horns very similar to ones she and her sister played in the school band.) Today, Mary owns a grand Petrof, the piano made in the Czech Republic. “Music has always been very special to me,” she says.
Bruce & Jane Cole
For all of these reasons—the Czech connection, the familiar horns, the homage to music—Mary feels like she’s finally found the ideal way to honor her parents. “I was looking for something special,” she whispers. “This was that special thing.”
The Farmer Family
Amanda & James Birnstengel Susan Bloomquist Jeanette & Eugene Cline Leslie & James Cole Kevin Cummings Patricia Dalton & Laurence Niederhofer Marilyn & Stephen Davis Brynn Evanson Mary Ferro Joni & Larry Finkel Juanita & Philip Francis Debbie Garnett & Robert Stoner Selma K. Glass in memory of Paul F. Glass Karen & Jim Grande Ellen & Samuel Hand Lucinda A. Harris
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MIM FACT The MIM Music Theater’s house piano is a beautiful nine-foot Steinway Model D concert grand that was selected and signed by internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang.
Cathy & James Henderson
Joyce Berk-Lippincott & Randy Lippincott
Deborah & Richard Felder
Jane Hepner & Leonard Silk
Paula & Stuart Biliack
Marcia & David Fisher
Linda Herold & Martin Bell
Evelyn & Evan Fram
Barbara & Charles Herring
Brenda & Matthew Bornyasz
Talie & Sam Freedman
Joyce & Stanley Hoffman
Karen & Douglas Kaplan
Chloe & Robert Bratton
Shirley & George Karas
Jennifer Glass & Ivan Schustak
Lynn & Matthew Luger
Angela & Jeffrey Glosser
M. Klebanoff Foundation
Steven & Carolyn Broe
Robin & Jeffrey Greeson
Barbara & Ernest Bruss
Elizabeth & James Groff
Mary & David Patino
Rebecca & Jim Cairo
Susan & Joe Perdew
Mary Lee Cakos
Hermine & Leo Philippe
Linda & William Pope
M. Dosia Carlson
Shawntel Carter & Christopher Okoroegbe
Helen Ross & Ronald Antoniono
Ethelyn & Howard Cohen
Carol & John Henderson
Janet & Daniel Schalk
Judy & William Schubert
Mary & James Combs
Jackie & Kenneth Hillman
Roger and Susan Stone Family Foundation
Margaret & Melvin Howie
Jill van der Meulen & Heather Jenkins
Sharon & Robert Cottor
Ken & Nancy Husband
Ann & Epifanio Cruz
Joyce & E. Leslie Young
Erin & J.P. Dahdah
Michele & Robin Yount
Robin & Alan di Perna
Alice & Jeff Kahn
Maurine & Jeffrey Kahn
Claudia & Alan Kennedy
Carolyne & Jerome Epstein
Eric Erickson & Peggy Poore
Rabbi Robert & Helen Kravitz
Andrea & James Krehbiel
Karen & Joe Farugia
$250 to $499 Anonymous Judith Ackerman & Richard Epstein Marni Anbar Howard Asaki Tara Bailey Shoba & Jay Bastani Barbara Behel
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MIM FACT A partner in education, MIM offered public lectures, workshops, Museum Encounters, children’s classes, outreach/partner programs, conferences, and teacher professional development programs during its inaugural year. In fact, seventy-three MIM educational programs impacted more than five thousand guests in 2010.
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Susan & Lee Riddell
Tammy & Mark Williams
Edith & Donald Kunz
Sue & Neal Kurn
Peggy & Ralph Ross
Roma & Raymond Wittcoff
Patricia & Jim LaCrosse
Linda & William Langer
Jim & Debra Larson
Carol & Randy Schilling
Schlein Foundation, Inc.
Karol & John Schlicher
Pat & James Lohmiller
Juanita & Gordon Long
Mr. and Mrs. John Lucking
Marilyn & Walter Scott
Richard Mallery & Kathleen Norton
Kathryn Sederholm & Michael Schultz
Carol & Kenneth Seidberg
Andrea Markowitz & Pat O’Brien
Irene & William Marsh
Ann & Perry Sells
Jeanne & Arch McGill
Lesle St. John & Ukiah Odom
Barbara & Allan Stanley
Moore Family Foundation
A. Leonard Nacht
Anne & Steve Thomas
Linda & John Thompson
Mary Jane & Ned Thomson
Genie Trotter & Jack Watson
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
Marilyn & Jerry Olgin
Christy Vezolles/Art Value, LLC
Helene & Sydney Pearl
Elaine & William Watson
Gloria & Michael Pollack
Lou & Lynda Weckstein
Penny & Richard Post
Eleanor & Warren Weinstock
Pat & Gary Pottorff
Wendy Selig Prieb & Laurel Prieb
Karen & John Werner
Dave & Anne Prine
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Gifts to $249 Ryan Adkins American Baptist Homes Foundation of the West Joan & Robert Baratz Rosalind Bark Barry Becker Margaret Bennett Marsha & Richard Bergeron Susan & Lee Berk Judith Boesky Patricia Bolster David Bruno Karen & Bradley Buckhout Linda & John Budge Jane Camp Carrie Canizales Richard Cirillo Paula & T.P. Cullison Joslyn Davidson Ivy Davis Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association, Inc. Linda & Gerald Douglas Kristin Eberle Craig Epstein Philip Epstein Robert Feller Xudong Feng & Zhexi Luo Martha Fleishman Jane Fletcher Thomas Foy
Kellie Manthe, Bank of America’s corporate social responsibility market manager for Arizona, believes MIM is an ideal organization for B of A to sponsor. “Bank of America is a global franchise and MIM definitely matches that,” she says.
Corporate Partner Profile Paul Gearhart Kevin Griffeth
Bank of America
Bank of America is a well-known global enterprise, so when it engages in sponsorships it’s not always just to enhance its name recognition. Instead, it sometimes looks for ways its clients can enjoy additional value from their association with the bank. So when Kellie Manthe, B of A’s corporate social responsibility market manager for Arizona, heard an associate’s father raving about MIM, she decided to take a tour herself.
She was blown away.
Russell Hanson Roseanne Hatfield Lacey Hauser Catharine & Neil Hawks Jeffrey Heimer
Betty & Donald Kaiser Jeffrey Kimball Shannon & Keith LaSpaluto Brett Leonard Francie & Alan Levinsky Erin & Ryan Marley Carmen Mones Colleen & Christopher Moreno George Nash Andrea Ouse Geraldine Quisenberry Lewis and Evelyn Rosenthal Charitable Trust Rona & Robert Rosenthal Jean Rubano Mary Ann & Joseph Schaffer Jean Sherlin Peter Shikany Michael Siegel William Snipes Sandra Sommers Claudia & Jim Svara The Terraces of Phoenix Terravita Community Art League Thunderbird Adventist Academy
“When you drive up, it’s extremely impressive—the architecture, the way it blends into the desert, the landscaping,” Kellie says. “Then, when you take a tour, the vastness is incredible: all the exhibits from all the countries, the progressiveness of how the audiovisuals are part of every experience, and how they really bring you to that culture as well as to that culture’s music.” Kellie thought MIM presented a perfect chance for Bank of America not only to support an important new arts organization, but also to take advantage of the client entertainment possibilities. “It’s very versatile in that you can do large client entertainment, or you can do very exclusive, one-of-a-kind client experiences with artists who come through. We wanted to get in on the ground floor.” Starting a partnership with MIM and cosponsoring the Arizona run of the American Sabor exhibition also was a way for B of A in Arizona to send an important message. “With the economic woes we’re having, it is a pride point for me that the founders, underwriters, and people who endowed this museum chose Arizona,” Kellie says. “Hopefully, other organizations will see what MIM saw in Arizona.” Now a corporate partner of MIM, Bank of America is pleased to have formed a good match. “The diversity of MIM and the depth and breadth of it complement the depth and breadth of our bank,” Kellie says.
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An early and avowed Circle of Friends donor, Jill Marie Helmstetter says, “The opening of MIM will never be forgotten by our family.”
Circle of Friends Profile Jill Marie Helmstetter The opening of MIM on April 24, 2010, was notable for a number of people. But for one Phoenix resident, the date and the occasion were particularly significant. Jill Marie Helmstetter, a MIM Circle of Friends donor, chose MIM’s opening to celebrate an important family milestone.
Donor List continued from page 15 John Woodworth Terry Ward Cathy & David Watters Gerald Weiner
Gifts to the MIM Collection
Jill and her husband Anthony live in MIM’s neighborhood and watched the museum building being constructed for more than a year. When a sign went up announcing “Opening April 24,” the project became even more meaningful to them. “Our son Cruz is three years old and adopted,” she explains. “April 24th is his ‘Gotcha Day,’ the day we got him at the airport from Guatemala.”
To adoptive families, “Gotcha Day” is extremely special, almost like the day a child is born. Jill knew at once she wanted to support the museum and celebrate her family’s Gotcha Day at MIM. “Museum unseen and unopened, I knew that joining the Circle of Friends was something we wanted to do,” she says. “It allowed us to do something special on our special day, use most of our guest passes to include family, teach Cruz about music, and donate to something positive in our community.”
Best of all, Cruz enjoyed the day. Since then, when asked what he did on his Gotcha Day, he replies, “Instrument Museum, a harp, a gong, and headphones with music.”
John C. Budge
“Neither his words nor mine can describe how special that is,” Jill says. “He points out the building now when we drive by.”
Susan & Stephen Chenette
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MIM FACT The museum façade is made of richly grained Indian sandstone that complements the surrounding desert colors.
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