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2018 has been an exciting year of change at Mingei. As we closed our doors in September for a year-long renovation, we also initiated a robust series of offsite programs, including monthly Family Sunday events at area libraries and “Mingei Away” classroom visits at schools across San Diego. While construction begins on the renovation, we are looking ahead to the future: a dedicated classroom and education space, a new theater, a plaza level free to all and newly accessible terraces are just some of the ways the transformation will open Mingei to the community.

It is only with your support that we are able to continue serving the community, even while the physical Museum is closed. This year we invite you to contribute towards a special end-of-year appeal to support vital components of the Museum’s new Education Center. The center will provide space for making, learning and diving deeper into the creative process.

Your generous gift will ensure that San Diego’s children and learners of all ages will experience a greatly expanded roster of hands-on education programs and inspiring craft workshops at a transformed Mingei.

Thank you!

Thank you to the 154 generous donors listed below who helped the Museum raise $116,541.77 toward our $200,000.00 goal thus far during the 2018 Annual Appeal! (Donations received as of January 3, 2019.)


Rev. and Mrs. Kenji Akahoshi
Eugene A. and Patricia C. Alfaro
Nancy Anderson
Claire Anderson in honor of Founder Martha Longenecker
Ellen Anderson
Sally Ault in memory of Barry, Mariella and John
Joyce Axelrod Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
Warren and Barbara Bakley
Lainie Baldwin
Dr. Joseph Ball and Ms. Jennifer Ball
Jan Bast
Mary Beebe and Charles Reilly
Devra Breslow
Althea M. Brimm
Harriet Campe
Dr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Canada
Lisa Capper and Wm Jesse King
Kathleen and Earl Certain
Lynda Claassen in honor of Rob Sidner
Renee Cokin
Patti and Coop Cooprider
Roger C. Cornell, M.D.
Ann Rea Craig
Marion E. Craven
Alison Cummings
Denise and Gary David
Jim and Mary Dawe
Kristina Dendinger
Katy and Mike Dessent in honor of Martha Ehringer
Olivia and Clive Dorman
Drs. Steve Eilenberg and Marie Tartar
Jeane F. Erley
Marilyn K. Felfe
Arline M. Fisch
Barbara Fishman in memory of Daniel Fishman
Ashley Fong and Alex Whitmore
Lotus Fragola
Caroline S. Frederick
Theresa Friederich-Takasugi and Wayne Takasugi
Catherine R. Friedman
Jessie Gates
Joyce M. Gattas, PhD
Ruth M. Gilbert
Dr. Faye Girsh
Jay and Mary Hanson
Andrea Hanson and Chris Szwedo
Carol Harlow
Jim and Barbara Hartung
Susan S. Hayes
Carol F. Hinrichs
Julie Hocking
Judy Hollingshead
Robyn Hollingshead in honor of Judy Hollingshead
Marilee Hong
Jane and Bruce Hopkins
Scott and Carolyn Ingham
Stan and Patty Jacobs
Margaret Johnson
Sonja Jones
Anne-Marie and Everett Kaukonen
Maurice M. Kawashima
Kristin Kelly
Heather and Ron Kerner
Kathleen V. Kish
Helen Klein
Roberta Klein in memory of Stanley H. Klein
Eric and Zoe Kleinbub
Dave and Sue Knop
Ellen Koutsky
The Kubo Family
Sergey and Tatyana Kupriyanov
Peter and Sue Ladouceur
Theresa F. Lai
Alan Lawson
Susan Lehman
Kate Leonard and Richard Forsyth
Nancy Lindsay
Jean Litchfield
Eric and Suellen Lodge
Robin B. Luby
Luce et Studio in memory of Patty Jacobs
The Lundsten Family
Beverly Maloof
Harold and Beverly Martyn
Gene and Marilyn Marx
Sue Mason
Betsy H. Massee
Richard C. Matheron
Ann A. McDonald
Douglas and Susan McLeod
Renee Menard
Carol Mendoza
Elinor Merl and Mark Brodie
Bonnie Minamide
Rena Minisi and Rich Paul
Billie Moffitt
Capt. and Mrs. Gary E. Monell in honor of Constance W. Monell
Liz Morrison
Marian Moses in memory of My Daughter Deb
Daniel R. Mueller and JoAnn Pari-Mueller
Sheena and Wayne Myers
Anne and Ralph Neiger
Lyn Nelson
Joani Nelson
Caroline and Nick Nordquist
L. O’Neil
Charles and Kim Pack
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pecht in honor of Maureen King
Mark and Jeanene Perry
Frances Petefish in memory of Foy Beck
Laurie Smith Peters
Kent and Jill Porter in honor of Carol Hinrichs
Jerry Ray
Robert Reese
Doug and Jan Rightmer
Bea and Tom Roberts
Karl Rudnick and Jill Cooper
Raquel Rudoy
John and Bonnie Rush
Patricia Rutledge
Michele Schlecht
Carol Schloo-Wright
Connie Schroeder
Elizabeth Seibold
Karen Seo and Daniel Lee in honor of Rob Sidner
Curt Sherman
Helen Shirk
Lisa Smith
Nancy E. Snyder
Judith Springer
Jeanette Stevens
Bonnie and Ray Stewart
Thomas Straus
Lisa Sidner Suydam
Sandy and Michael Swirnoff
Takahashi Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Angie Turner
Dr. Osvaldo Humberto Viveros and Mrs. Yolanda Viveros
Violet Wagener
Robert D. Wallace in honor of Terri Bryson
Patricia L. Waller
Sharon Watson
Dr. and Mrs. M.D. Weinberg
Abby and Ray Weiss
Rachel Wells
Linda J. West
Al and Armi Williams
Carole Wilson and Robert Brandt
Li-Ann Wong
Arch and Carol Woodard
Ann and Dan Worth in honor of Mingei’s amazing & dedicated staff!
Emiliene M. Yaeger
Terri Peterson Zimdars
Barbara and Karl ZoBell