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2016 - 17 ANNUAL REPORT


PALENKE SOULTRIBE at The Cedar’s 8th Annual Global Roots Festival, September 2016 Photo: Jon Behm


LISTENING TO ARTISTS AND HEARING THE WORLD Dear Friends,

ADRIENNE DORN Executive Director The Cedar Cultural Center

After 13 years at The Cedar, I continue to be astounded by the ability of artists to shape and mirror our lives in significant and inspiring ways, both on and off-stage. Artists are some of our society’s most powerful innovators and changemakers: They use their voices to organize communities, spread important messages and meaningfully engage people. We are lucky to present so many of these artists on our stage. Music in particular has so much resonance because it compels us to open up and hear things in new and different ways. It’s an important time to be listening. Over the past year, many of our community members and artists both locally and abroad have been impacted by federal travel restrictions and increased racial, cultural, and political tensions. Looming cuts in national funding have created uncertainty for artists and cultural organizations as well as those in other sectors. In the face of these challenges, our community has gathered in support of one another with renewed energy. At The Cedar, our best moments highlight


what can happen when we elevate artists, put the community at the forefront of problem-solving, and respond to local and global needs. We see the power music has to increase understanding and improve health, safety, and community connectedness. In this annual report, we have compiled the voices of artists and community members who have been involved with The Cedar this past year, illustrating some of the many facets of The Cedar’s role as an arts organization. I hope they inspire you to recognize the vital and powerful role that you play in the peaceful, connected, and bright future that we strive to build here at The Cedar every day. Thank you for your support and participation. It means so much.

Adrienne Dorn (left) TROY ROGERS readies his Robot Rickshaw before his set at the annual Drone Not Drones show at The Cedar Photo: Evan Frost, Minnesota Public Radio News. © 2017 Minnesota Public Radio®. Used with permission. All rights reserved. http://www.mpr.org

A SPECIAL DEDICATION

With deep gratitude for all that they gave to The Cedar community, we would like to dedicate this Annual Report to the memory of longtime friends and Cedar supporters, Board Member Sarah Bowman, and Volunteer Bob Schommer.


“Music can annihilate hatred.”

The best platform we have to annihilate tension, hatred, and violence is art and, in particular, music. Because when you see someone perform from a culture you know nothing about, all of a sudden it doesn’t seem that strange or impenetrable, even if you don’t understand the language. – Emel Mathlouthi, Musician

In 2017, The Cedar presented Tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi, one of the many musicians from around the world who perform on The Cedar’s stage throughout the year. From artists dedicated to upholding traditions to those who push the limits of the avant-garde, these performances support our mission to promote intercultural appreciation through live music. Mathlouthi has a unique sound that mixes North African rhythms and modern electronic beats with lyrics that have a powerful message. After being banned from Tunisia’s official airwaves, Mathlouthi rose to prominence through social media for her protest songs challenging her country’s cultural and political dictatorship. Her song, “Kelmti Horra,” meaning “My Word is Free,” became an anthem of the Tunisian Revolution during the Arab Spring. EMEL MATHLOUTHI at The Cedar, May 2017 Photo: Jon Behm


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50,000+ AUDI E N CE ME MB E RS OF AL L AG ES (top) TINARIWEN at The Cedar, April 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin

(bottom) Audience at WAAYAHA CUSUB’s Midnimo Residency Finale Concert at Kato Ballroom in Mankato, March 2017 Photo: Jon Behm


“It pushes me to think with a different lens.”

The Global Roots Festival is a convergence point of diverse and interesting music from around the world. The fact that it’s free and that I can bring my students and expand their boundaries is so inspiring. – Eric Silva Brenneman, Musician and Teacher

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Each year, The Cedar’s season kicks off in September with our signature Global Roots Festival. 2016 marked our 8th annual Festival and featured free performances by Fémina (Argentina), Maya Kamaty (France), J.A.S.S. Quartet (India/LA), Lautari (Poland), SK Kakraba (Ghana/LA), and Palenke Soultribe (Colombia/LA), along with daytime community events and workshops for students and youth.

(left-right) MAYA KAMATY, LAUTARI, FÉMINA, and J.A.S.S QUARTET at The Cedar’s 8th annual Global Roots Festival, September 2016 Photos: Jon Behm


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“More than just a concert venue, a community staple.”

I’ve played many music venues around the world, and I can earnestly say that there are none quite like The Cedar. A sizable gathering space but still uniquely intimate. Some of my most memorable performance experiences have been on that stage. The greenroom that looks like your friend’s living room is an indication of the ethos of The Cedar — instantly welcoming for all. – Alexei Casselle, Roma di Luna

Over the years, The Cedar has become a home for countless musicians including Alexei Casselle of beloved local folk group Roma di Luna who performed at The Cedar over ten times before their split in 2011. In 2017, Roma di Luna performed a sold-out reunion show with all proceeds donated to Native and environmental organizations. When asked why Roma di Luna hosted their reunion show at The Cedar, Casselle responded, “It is by far the most important venue to us. The Cedar is in the fiber of our being as a band.” ROMA DI LUNA reunion show at The Cedar, April 2017 Photo: Andy Hardman


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S OLD O UT S H OW S LEO N R U SS E LL LE E “ S CRATC H ” PER RY I RI S D E MEN T KI N G SU N NY AD É A N G E L O LS E N G R EG B R OW N A N D MOR E


“This commission has meant everything.” The Cedar Commissions helped me understand what I want to say as an immigrant and musician and gave me a platform from which to say it. So much good music has come out of the commissions because The Cedar’s conviction in artists’ abilities lets us stay true to our politics, causes, and visions. – Ritika Ganguly, Cedar Commissions Artist

Each year, The Cedar Commissions supports the creation and presentation of six new works by emerging Minnesota musicians. In February 2017, Cedar Commissions Artist Ritika Ganguly debuted Osthir, a series of pieces that translate literature from Victorian England, 19th century Bengal, 20th century Chile, and contemporary New Delhi into a musical fusion of North Indian and modern Neo Soul styles that refuse to sit comfortably within any genre. Since its launch, The Cedar Commissions has debuted Osthir and 38 other new works by local artists from a range of backgrounds.

RITIKA GANGULY at The Cedar Commissions, February 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin


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2016 COMMISSIONS ARTISTS Bethany Battafarano Ritika Ganguly Dameun Strange Krissy Bergmark Zack Baltich SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE (right) and Eric Silva Brenneman (left) at The Cedar Commissions, February 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin


“There’s tradition here.” – Jack Klatt

“One of the most important rooms for folk music in the Midwest.” The Cedar fills in the cracks that other venues never could, offering a broad selection of music from artists working in the ever evolving genre of traditional and contemporary folk music. – Jack Torrey, The Cactus Blossoms

The West Bank of Minneapolis has long been a mainstay of the national folk music scene, and The Cedar has played a key role in continuing this rich legacy. In April 2017, The Cedar celebrated Spider John Koerner’s enduring career at a sold-out tribute show where he was joined by local and national artists. Spider John Koerner has explored the ranges of traditional American song for over 50 years, influencing everyone from greats like Bob Dylan to a new generation of Minnesota folk musicians like Jack Klatt and The Cactus Blossoms. SPIDER JOHN KOERNER (center) with Boston musicians CHIP TAYLOR SMITH (left) and PAUL STROTHER (right) at The Cedar, April 2017 Photo: Tom Dunn


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(top) NATAANII MEANS with local artists at the Honor The Earth Benefit Concert, December 2016 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin (bottom) TONY PEACHKA at The Current’s Local Show “Artists to Watch” Showcase, August 2016 Photo: Anna Schultz PLACEHOLDER CAPTION Global Roots Festival, September 2016 Photos:


“Shining a spotlight on a tremendous cultural legacy.” Midnimo is about creating an environment for conversation and debate, supporting the development of us as individuals and as a community. It’s creating a space that didn’t exist before to connect through live Somali music. – deVon Russell Gray, Midnimo Support Artist

Midnimo (Somali for “unity”) is a program that features Somali artists from Minnesota and around the world in multi-week residencies that increase understanding of Somali culture through music. In 2016, the program expanded to month-long residencies that include events and activities throughout the state with a focus on the Twin Cities, Mankato, and St. Cloud. Midnimo engages college students and youth and has reached 16,000 audience members since its launch, approximately 70% of whom are Somali. WAAYAHA CUSUB visits the University of Minnesota School of Music, October 2016 Photo: Anabel Njoes

(Facing page top) WAAYAHA CUSUB performs at College of St.Benedict in St.Cloud, October 2016 Photo: Jeremy Ringsmuth


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GOAL: TO BRIDGE DIVIDES BETWEEN GENERATIONS AND CULTURES THROUGH LIVE SOMALI MUSIC IN THE HEART OF THE LARGEST SOMALI DIASPORA IN NORTH AMERICA Years of censorship and war nearly wiped out live Somali music. Through Midnimo, artists like Waayaha Cusub and Nimco Yasin are rebuilding these traditions. During their time in Minnesota, the artists worked with a group of local musicians curated by deVon Russell Gray who provided instrumentation, giving Somali and non-Somali audiences a rare opportunity to experience live Somali music for the first time in decades. Through workshops, discussions, and collaborations on campus and in the community, the residencies enabled the bands to share their music and stories with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

SINCE FALL 2016, MIDNIMO PRESENTED THE CEDAR’S MIDNIMO CONSORTIUM PARTNERS

MIDNIMO IS A PROGRAM OF THE CEDAR AND AUGSBURG COLLEGE

(bottom) NIMCO YASIN with her band at The Cedar, March 2017 Photo: Anna Schultz

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MONTH-LONG RESIDENCIES FEATURING SOMALI ARTISTS WAAYAHA CUSUB

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CITIES ACROSS MINNESOTA NIMCO YASIN


WAAYAHA CUSUB AND NIMCO YASIN’S RESIDENCIES REACHED

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS The Cedar’s consortium of new campus and community partners throughout the state is allowing Midnimo to reach a broader audience than ever before. Students from elementary schools and colleges across three cities participated in class visits, songwriting workshops, and discussions, with some students even learning Somali music and performing with the artists.

(left-right) Augsburg students practice with NIMCO YASIN, May 2017 / NIMCO YASIN at St. Cloud State University, April 2017 / WAAYAHA CUSUB visits Southside Boys and Girls Club St. Cloud, October 2016 Photos: Gordon Byrd


“This is just the beginning.”

Midnimo creates awareness. You can’t build a home from the roof down. You have to start from the bottom and work your way up. Midnimo is creating a platform on which we will continue to build. This is one of the layers that’s going to hold the house together. – Fardousa Jama, Director of the Somali Barwaaqo Organization

Fardousa Jama has been involved with Midnimo since 2015. As the Director of the Somali Community Barwaaqo Organization in Mankato, Jama is now a guiding force behind bringing Midnimo to her city. In the coming years, The Cedar will continue to build upon the work Midnimo has started in the Twin Cities, Mankato, and St. Cloud with partners like Jama to expand and strengthen community connections in Minnesota and beyond. NIMCO YASIN’s Midnimo Residency Finale Concert at The Cedar, March 2017 Photo: Jon Behm

MEANS UNITY


27,900 C H A IRS MOVE D BY OUR IN CR ED I BL E T EAM O F 30 0 + VO LU NT EERS

“It brings such joy to the community.” From volunteering at The Cedar, I’ve become more aware of all the kinds of music out there and developed a greater appreciation for people. The longer you volunteer here, the greater your sense of fulfillment. – Andy Tso, Cedar Volunteer

The Cedar is volunteer-powered. Andy Tso still remembers his first volunteer shift at The Pine Leaf Boys in 2007. In 2016, he volunteered for his 500th show! Tso is part of a community of more than 300 active volunteers who fill over 2,000 shifts per year. These volunteers handle everything from working the beer taps to arranging chairs in exchange for an insider’s view of Cedar shows. CEDAR VOLUNTEER works the “Night Owl Shift” after a show, November 2016 Photo: Hannah Lauber


Breck Academy’s student marimba band BATO BATO performs during the 2016 Global Roots Festival, September 2016 Photo: Jon Behm

The Cedar’s mission is to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming, support for emerging artists, and community outreach.


STAFF ADRIENNE DORN JESSICA RAU GRACE EVENSON FADUMO IBRAHIM DAVE PAULSON MARK JOHNSON MICHAEL LORD EMMY CARTER ALANA HORTON MAYA BECK MJ GILMORE ZOLA RICHARDSON ABDUL IBRAHIM

Executive Director Program and Artistic Director Talent Buyer Program Manager Director of Operations Director of Events Assistant Director of Events Director of Development and Communications Marketing and Communications Manager Development Assistant Box Office and Office Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Midnimo Artist Coordinator

DENGUE FEVER performs to a sold-out house, April 2017 Photo: Pat O’Loughlin

BOARD OF DIRECTORS JILL DAWE, Co-President STEVE KATZ, Co-President BRENT HICKMAN, Vice President CHUCK TATSUDA, Secretary DAVID EDMINSTER, Treasurer ABDIRIZAK BIHI GALLO FALL GLEN HELGESON CARI NESJE ROB NORDIN HUGH PRUITT

ROB SALMON MARY LAUREL TRUE


Rich Anderson Dan Beers Morgan Bertinet Kelly Blau Sue Eidem Jared Hemming Sandy Jahn Patrick Larkin Jordan Olsen Kendall Pruitt Eli Wheeler Pete Wildberger

HOUSE MANAGERS

HOUSE SOUND ENGINEERS

Aren Frymire Chris Frymire Eric Hohn Tony Molinaro Raymond Yates

Rahmo Rose Dalmar Yare

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Mohamed Sallam, Director Amina Jaafar, Research Fellow

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

Diane Waller

PRINT GRAPHICS

Gordon Byrd

VIDEOGRAPHY

TicketFly

TICKETING AND WEBSITE


2016 FINANCIAL REPORT This condensed statement of operations and financial position is derived from the financial statements of The Cedar Cultural Center as of December 31, 2016, which have been audited by Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.

The Cedar Cultural Center Condensed Statement of Financial Position December 31, 2016 Assets Cash Cash Restricted for Capital Contributions Receivable Inventories Prepaid Expense Net Property and Equipment Total Assets

2016

$ $ $ $ $ $

533,607 16,730 547,946 8,021 5,950 613,201

$ 1,725,455

2015

$ $ $ $ $ $

158,172 8,163 448,037 7,301 5,325 613,407

$ 1,240,405

Liabilities and Net Assets Accounts Payable Accrued Expenses Deferred Revenue Long-term Debt Unrestricted Net Assets Temporarily Restricted Assets

Total Liabilities and Net Assets

The Cedar Cultural Center Condensed Statement of Operations December 31, 2016

Revenue Contributions Admissions and Concessions Rental Income Miscellaneous Income Total Revenue

Change in Unrestricted Net Assets: Change in Temporarily Restricted Net Assets:

Total Change in Net Assets:

31,097 43,268 36,132 226,347 450,908 937,703

$ 1,725,455

$ $ $ $ $ $

12,745 54,479 1,301 246,622 459,088 466,170

$ 1,240,405

$ 2,367,966 $ 200,487 $ 173,711

$ 1,690,277 $ 86,664 $ 225,366

- $ 8,180

$ 2,425,979

$

423,672

Total Expense

$ 2,742,164

$ 2,002,307

471,533

($

267,597)

Notes to Change in Net Assets: In 2015, the large change in unrestricted net assets of $423,672 was the result of capital campaign funding released to cover capital campaign expenses that were capitalized as fixed assets on the balance sheet (not expensed). Therefore, these fixed assets will be depreciated (expensed) over the life of the assets, which may result in small unrestricted operating deficits over the next several years. This was evident in 2016 when the depreciation expense spiked and resulted in an unrestricted change in net assets of ($8,180). The large positive change in unrestricted net assets in 2015 covers the small deficit in unrestricted net assets in 2016.

$ 2,733,984

$

$ $ $ $ $ $

2015

Expense Program Services Management and General Fundraising

$ 1,085,536 $ 1,607,981 $ 39,706 $ 761

$

2016

463,353

$ 1,389,197 $ 979,070 $ 54,645 $ 3,067

$

156,075


Total Revenue: $2,733,984

Total Expense: $2,742,164 Fundraising 6%

Rental Income 1% Contributions 40%

Admissions and Concessions 59%

Management and General 7%

Program Services 87%


CEDAR SUPPORTERS 2017

THE CEDAR WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR SUPPORT * Includes Capital Gifts

† In memory of Sarah Bowman

∆ In memory of Bob Schommer

$20,000+ * * * *

Anonymous Michael and Karel Helgeson Robert Nordin and Nancy Kosciolek Bruce Schneier and Karen Cooper, Cooper Schneier Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation * Rob Simonds and Karen Margolis

$10,000 -$19,999

* Creative Endeavors Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation * Galen Hersey and Darcy Sudderth * Nicholson Family Foundation, Ford and Catherine Nicholson Fund

$2,500 -$9,999

* David Edminster Brent Hickman Steve Katz and Jennifer Leopold * Cari and Nathan Nesje * Rob and Carol Salmon * David and Susan Sanborn * Chuck and Jennifer Tatsuda

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER!

You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org or call Emmy Carter at 612-338-2674 x 103

$1,000 -$2,499

Anonymous * Russell Cowles Jill Dawe and Sarah Johnson Beth and Michael Donahue * Charlotte Forsythe Joe Hoopman Scott Nieman * Hugh Pruitt and Fariba Sanikhatam The Gordon and Jeanne Shepard Family Fund

$500 - $999

Heather Besonen, The Snedeker Charitable Fund Mark and Janet Ditter Robyn Hollingshead Sandra and Gary Jahn Steven Kerbaugh * Mark Warnken, Warnken Family Charitable Fund

$250- $499

Terrance and Laurie Christiansen Karen Collyard Adrienne Dorn Jim Howitt and Ann Lewandowski Dave and Joyce Lasecke Rebecca Latner Erik Lillestol

* Stephen Parliament and Laurie Broome Terry Simcox Mary Laurel True The Voelbel Family Fund

$100 - $249

Anonymous Gary and Karen Bartig Sarah Berger Kathryn Biederwolf Teresa Butel Candace Campbell Mike Deeney Daniel and Margret Erlandson John Kelly Allison La Pointe Joanne Montie Andy Nederveld Shannon Petersen * Toby Rapson Carolyn H. Roby Catherine Shannon Jennifer Sippel and Jonathan Colville Adam Svec, in memory of all those we lost this past year, especially Prince Julia Tabbut


CEDAR SUPPORTERS 2016

$20,000+ * * * *

Anonymous Michael and Karel Helgeson Robert Nordin and Nancy Kosciolek Bruce Schneier and Karen Cooper, Cooper Schneier Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation * Rob Simonds and Karen Margolis

$10,000 - $19,999

* Creative Endeavors Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation * Galen Hersey and Darcy Sudderth * Nicholson Family Foundation, Ford and Catherine Nicholson Fund

$2,500- $9,999

Archer Bondarenko Munificence Fund * David Edminster Brent Hickman Steve Katz and Jennifer Leopold * Cari and Nathan Nesje *†Rob and Carol Salmon * David and Susan Sanborn * Chuck and Jennifer Tatsuda

$1,000 -$2,499

Anonymous (2) Chuck Corliss * Russell Cowles Jill Dawe and Sarah Johnson *†Charlotte Forsythe Mark Gilberstadt Jerry and Stephanie Gilman Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard Ron and Anne Hoffman Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Joe Hoopman Marcia Leatham, M.D. Stanley Mros and Marcy McIntyre Mros Rick and Jan Neville Scott Nieman * Hugh Pruitt and Fariba Sanikhatam Kevin and Sarah Shriver Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

$500- $999

Nicole and Dan Beers Peter Berge Heather Besonen, The Snedeker Charitable Fund Kristen Bothun Barb and Gene Case Mark and Janet Ditter Everett Forte Monica Gross

CEDAR SUPPORTERS Tom Hatch and Stacy Mattingly Stefan and Lonnie Helgeson Charlie Hicks and Vicky Sherman Sandra and Gary Jahn Kathy Jursik and Chris Dronen Steven Kerbaugh Joanna Lees Erik Lillestol Nancy Molenda Shannon Petersen Fred Quirsfeld and Linda Campbell Anne and Matthew Schuerger Scott Van Koughnett * Mark Warnken, Warnken Family Charitable Fund Neil Winston and Cindy Thompson

$250- $499

Charles and Laura Cochrane Karen Collyard Andrew Coulter and Mary Coulter Kirk Dann, in memory of Robert Dann Adrienne Dorn Sue and Chris Eidem Patricia Fair and Randal Arnold Craig Futterer and Terri Simard Benjamin Goldfarb Myra Hartman Bruce and Julie Hjerpe

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Robyn Hollingshead Jim Howitt and Ann Lewandowski Alex Iden Benjamin Jacobson Mark Johnson Edmund Kelley and Dawn Hofstrand Jeanne Lakso and Randy Kemper Michael Lord Marsha McDonald and Amos Rosenbloom Robert Meisel Robert and Suzanne Meyerson Dan Miller Tom Mueller and Art Punyko Paul and Patricia Mulcahy Christine Rose Nelson Jesse Okie Stephen Parliament and Laurie Broome Laurie Pohlman Barbara Blanche Sibley Terry Simcox Andy Tso Wes and Maureen Vanek Steven Vincent and Jill Weese Tom Von Sternberg and Eve Parker Diane Waller Ann Warner Wittenberg/Strauss Family

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CEDAR SUPPORTERS $100-$249

David Alderson Todd and Allyson Aldrich Family Charitable Fund Donald Allen Dan Alms † Sue Amidon Nancy Andrews Allan Angen Anonymous (5) Anonymous, in honor of Michael Elias Anonymous, in honor of George C. and Karen Rosar † Anonymous Tony Anthonisen Andrew Arsham Mike Ashworth Lesley Atwood Louis Bartholome Daniela Bell Chris Berry and Anna Rodell James Bialke Kathryn Biederwolf Greg Bistram and Becky Hartman Janet and John Bohan David Boudreau Mark and Jen Brouwer Scott Burns † Heidi Carisch Emmy Carter Barrett Cole Larry and Marcia Cutler

Virginia Dale Harold Davis Laura Delavie Bob and Sue Donsker Patrick Dougherty David Drealan, in memory of Lou Just † Richard and Laurie Drill-Mellum John DuCane Helen Duritsa David Eccher Molly Eichten and Dean Karau Paul Epton Daniel and Margret Erlandson Grace Evenson Julie Farnham Gordon Fink Jerry Fjerkenstad Joseph Frank Tracy Fredin and Debra Petersen † Sean Gardner Janice Gepner and Eric Newman Amy Gilbert and Worth Frank Tom Gilde and Mary Orr ∆ Ken and Mary Gleason Christopher Gliedman Loren and Mary Ann Gross Eric Gustin Marcia Haffmans and Edward McFalls Katherine Harter Jane Hensen Thomas Hiendlmayr and Jan Ormasa Lisa Hinz and Stuart MacDonald

† Louise Hodgman Huff † Jane Howard Kari Hurley Debbie and Jim Ingebretsen † Lee Jacobson Ron Jensen and Judy Ostendorff James Johnson Chad Kampe and Matt Felt, in memory of Kolajo Afolabi Lisa Kane, in honor of Neil Young John Kelly Colleen Kingsbury Jeanne Kirby and Dave Rapaport Curtis and Teresa Klotz Tim Koehler and Karen Mulder John Kohring Peggy and Jay Kronic Allison La Pointe Rebecca Lane Karla Larsen and Ken Bearman Dave and Joyce Lasecke John C. Levy Lisa and Jon Lewis Thomas and Linda Lincoln John Macke Deborah and Brian Madson SaraBeth and Phil Mantia Ruth Markowitz Laura L. Marquardt Ronald Marquis and Lois Carolan Karen and Douglas McElrath T.T. McVay

∆ Barbara Mikkanen Susan Mitchell Steve Mitrione and Shana Kaplow Marie Morocco, in memory of Tugboat † Katherine Murphy John Myott, in memory of Sully Myott Gary Nichols † Rick Noland Jim and Laurie Noonan Cori Ofstead Stephanie Olson Harry Orr Kevin Palmer ∆ Roy Parks Dan Parnell Cheryl Paullin Stuart Pemberton and Anne Lippin Mike Pengra and Laura Syverson Camille Peschken, in memory of John Peschken Barbara Pilling and Dan Carlson Daniel Pinkerton and Jane Johnston Lyn Rabinovitch and John Saxhaug * Toby Rapson Julia Riseman Louise Robinson and Neal Cuthbert Holly Rodin James Ronald George C. and Karen L. Rosar Kent and Betsy Rossi Julie Schaper and Steven Horwitz


BUSINESS AND FOUNDATION PARTNERS Dr. and Mrs. David J. Schmeling † Bob and Pamela Searles Catherine Shannon Maureen Shannon and Ray Conroe David Shuster Angie Simonson and Tony Drollinger Jennifer Sippel and Jonathan Colville Peter Stark Paul Stein and Peg Powers Dennis and Ruth Stephens Jennifer A. Stewart Julia Tabbut † Katherine and David Tenney Deborah Liang and Matthew Tillotson William Tilton Mary Laurel True Jim and Laurie Tschida Michelle and Andrew Tucker † Emily Tuttle Thomas Vellenga, in memory of Lou Just Bryan Wakat † Bob and Julie Walser Laura Walsh and Amie Burnett Robert and Susan Warde Sven Wehrwein Lisa Weisman Frank Wilkinson Mary Lou Wilm Josie Winship Gary Yanagita

List current as of June 30, 2017. Contact Emmy Carter at ecarter@thecedar.org with any questions.

* Includes Capital Gifts

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Aetna Foundation The AFG Fund Allina Health Arts Midwest Touring Fund Association of Performing Arts Presenters with Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Bank of America Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Best Buy Match Program Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation Carolyn Foundation Central Corridor Funders Collaborative City of Minneapolis Great Streets Program City of Minneapolis Transit Oriented Development CoBank Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation The Estée Lauder Companies General Mills Foundation Gift Matching Program Indeed James B. Linsmayer Foundation Jerome Foundation Jim Sawyer Professional Audio Service LLC Land O’Lakes Foundation Marbrook Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation McKesson Foundation McKnight Foundation McVay Foundation

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Meagher and Geer Medica Medtronic Foundation Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State Arts Board Minnesota United Moon Palace Books Nash Foundation National Endowment for the Arts PBR Republic, LLC Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation Saint Paul Travelers Seward Community Fund Still Ain’t Satisfied: A Foundation with Attitude Summit Target Foundation Thomson Reuters U of M Good Neighbor Fund/MN Vikings Partnership Fund U.S. Bank Foundation University District Alliance University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement VMware VSA Minnesota Watson-Forsberg WEM Foundation West Bank Business Association The Wine Company The Youth Philanthropy Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation


THANK YOU TO ALL CEDAR SUPPORTERS! GENERAL OPERATING AND PROGRAM SUPPORT

BE A PART OF THE CEDAR’S LEGACY THROUGH PLANNED GIVING! Your legacy gift can support the future of The Cedar and our growing statewide community for years to come. Contact Emmy Carter for details at 612-338-2674 x 103

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity, and Building Bridges: Campus and Community Engagement grant programs, components of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

This work is supported by a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

BECOME A CEDAR SUPPORTER! You can make your donation online at donations.thecedar.org


The presentation of Waayaha Cusub is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

FOUNDATION

COMMUNITY FUND

Additional support provided by James B. Linsmayer Foundation, Marbrook Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, McVay Foundation, Nash Foundation, Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, and Still Ain’t Satisfied: A Foundation with Attitude. CAPITAL AND SPECIAL PROJECT SUPPORT

612 Youth Engagement Project, Youth Philanthropy Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Additional support provided by WEM Foundation, University District Alliance, University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund /MN Vikings Partnership, James B. Linsmayer Foundation, Marbrook Foundation, and University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement.


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