2021 Annual Appeal | Mingei International Museum

It has been thrilling to welcome old and new friends alike back into the Museum’s transformed space. We hope you’ve had the chance to visit—to enjoy the Commons level free to all or one of the new exhibitions in the upstairs galleries. Maybe you’ve participated in hands-on art making in the Education Center, attended a program in the Theater or viewed Balboa Park from our beautiful outdoor terraces.

We’ve opened our doors in fresh and exciting ways, and are now activating our lively new space with creative experiences for diverse audiences. There are more visitors walking through our doors than ever before, and they are eager to connect and engage with the transformed Mingei!

One of our newest access programs, COMMUNITY MONDAYS, is focused on sharing the Museum’s new Theater, free of charge, with arts and culture organizations, nonprofit community groups and artists that don’t have the physical space or resources to share their work and mission. We believe Mingei’s new Theater should be shared freely with the community, and this program is part of our commitment to welcome everyone.

We’ve also adapted one of our existing programs. The Museum’s popular FAMILY SUNDAY is back live at Mingei and is also being shared beyond the Museum walls. Families in Sherman Heights can pick up free craft kits at their local community center, and our staff is working with nonprofit partners to deliver the kits to homebound seniors, as well.

It’s only with the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to offer these programs, and we invite you to support the Museum’s work by making a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal.

Your donation helped us continue to launch and sustain innovative, community-centered programming during the inaugural year in our new facility.

Thank you for supporting the 2021 Annual Appeal!

Donors as of January 31, 2022


Anonymous in honor of Linda Yukie Kaneshiro

Marilyn S. Adams in honor of Rob Sidner

John and Greti Baez

Warren and Barbara Bakley

Elaine Baldwin in honor of Carl Nelson

Charles Ballinger

Venita Ballinger

Robert and Sarah Barnes

Cia and Larry Barron

Darlene Bates

Julia T Bauer

Lori Baxter

Sharon and William Beamer

Constance Beardsley

Mary Beebe and Charles Reilly

Margo Bergen

LaDean Berry in honor of Jacqueline Carson

Susan Biglione

Tracy Black and Mark Estelle

Arthur Boothroyd and Carol Mackersie

Dawna M. Bratten

Bob and Maxine Braude

Molly and Charles Brazell

Terri Bryson

Peter and Deborah Buchheit in memory of Rosemarie Dion

Harriette E. Buros

Sandra and George Burrier in memory of Rosemarie Dion

Kathleen and Earl Certain

Chia Chang

Kathleen Charla, PhD

Joy Charney

Joyce and Bruce Chelberg

Linda Coates

Dr. and Mrs. Charles G. Cochrane

Marilyn Colby and Evans Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Susan Cole and Skye Sabet

Rita and Boyd Collier

Rosemary Comito

Roger C. Cornell, M.D.

Marisol Corrado

Karen and McDermot Coutts

Marijeanne Crabtree

Ann Rea Craig

Marion Craven

Dean Crowder in honor of Gary Allard

Patricia Cué

Alison Cummings in honor of Colette Gerard-Kitnovski

Bruce Dammann

Gary and Denise David

Joan M. Davis

The Dawe Family in memory of Jim Dawe

Caroline DeMar

Katy and Mike Dessent in honor of Rob Sidner and Jennifer Luce in gratitude for their work on our new Mingei

Alice and Doug Diamond in memory of Jim Dawe

Carol and Martin Dickinson

Barbara Doren

Olivia and Clive Dorman in memory of Dawna M. Bratten

Donna Dotson

Lynn and William Dowling

Jan Driscoll

Jack and Lorrain Duffy

Berit and Tom Durler

Karen and Bruce Dyer

Earthward Bound Foundation

Judy and Ron Endeman

Arlene Esgate in memory of Richard Esgate

Diane and Elliot Feuerstein Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Arline M. Fisch

William Fish

Dale and Matthew Fisher

Kay and Terry Foster

Linda and William Fox

Lotus Fragola

Theresa Friederich-Takasugi and Wayne Takasugi

Catherine R. Friedman

Lawrence and Carol Gartner

Joyce M. Gattas, PhD

Amy Ginnow

Don and Dale Goldman

Bill and Sharon Goldschneider

Laurel Gonsalves

Beth Goodman

Jeff Grad in memory of Elaine Grad

Marti Gray

Jane Groover Maydahl

Manuel Gutierrez

Gail and Douglas Hall

Andrea Hanson and Chris Szwedo

Jay and Mary Hanson

Donna Harris

Patrick Harrison and Eleanor Lynch

Alexandra Hart in honor of My Fellow Docents

Barbara and Jim Hartung

Lawrence and Suzanne Hess

Carol F. Hinrichs

Linda Hirshberg

Susan Hoekenga

Marilee Hong

Jane Hopkins in honor of Nancy Fletcher

Jeanne Hurwitz

Scott and Carolyn Ingham

Ms. Camilla Ingram and Dr. Craig Barilotti

Jeff Irwin in memory of Lisa Snyder

Stan Jacobs in memory of Patty Jacobs

Joan and Irwin Jacobs

Dolores Johnston

Phillip Johnston

Sonja Jones

Wayne S. Julien

Louise Julig

Miriam L. Jupp

Anne-Marie Kaukonen

Frank Kawasaki

Bob and Debi Kelly

Kristin Kelly

Dr. Patricia R. Kelly and Mr. Michael Kelly

Heather and Ron Kerner

Phyllis M. Kessel

Karen Kinney

Helen S. Klein

Roberta Klein in memory of Stanley H. Klein

Jean F. Kockinos

Mary Koto and John Thomas

Ellen Koutsky

Karen Krug

Martin and Barbara Kruming

Theresa F. Lai

Elizabeth Lancaster and Eli Shefter

Phil and Kathleen Lancaster

Gail Laughlin

Barbara Lavinio-Schmitz and Richard Schmitz

Michael and Teresa Lewis in honor of Theresa Lai

Karen Lindquist

Jean Litchfield

Eric Lodge in memory of Suellen Lodge

Donald and Evelyn Louthian

Claudia Lowenstein

Allison Manch and Ian Young

John Markley

Julianne and Gregory Markow in honor of Audrey Ratner

Charles and Susan Marshall

Harold and Beverly Martyn

Gene and Marilyn Marx

Maureen J. McBreen

Captain Jerry McClelland, USN (Ret)

Gloria and Charles McCoy

Dr. and Mrs. Herbert I. McCoy

Ann A. McDonald in memory of Violet Wagener

Jeanne M. McGowen

Bonnie McKean

Bill and Mim McKenzie

Margaret McKerrow

Douglas and Susan McLeod

Christa McReynolds

Renee Menard

Carol J. Mendoza

Elinor Merl and Mark Brodie

Susan Merritt and Calvin Woo

Maggie and Paul Meyer

James and Estelle Milch Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Bonnie Minamide

Laurie Mitchell and Brent Woods

Susan G. Mitchell

Billie Moffitt

Judith Blakely Morgan

Liz Morrison

Trista Morrison in honor of Cathy Sang

Chandra Mukerji and Zachary Fisk

Sheena and Wayne Myers

Joani Nelson

Dr. Lance Nelson

Lyn Nelson

Rhoda Nevins and Eddie Kleiman

Judith Nicolaidis Giving Fund

Caroline Nordquist in honor of Heather, Christine, Cristina, Claire, Shannon and Allie. What a wonderful team!

Amber O'Banion and Alexis O'Banion

Thomas and Tanya O'Donnell

Ann and Darwin Olsen

Ellen O'Neal

L. O'Neil

Drs. Purna and Gopa Patnaik

Jeanene and Mark Perry

Mrs. Betty-Jo Petersen

Gale and James Petrie

Maureen Phillips

Dr. Julie Prazich and Dr. Sara Rosenthal

Claudia Prescott

Josh Prottas

Robin Pruitt

Martha Ranson

Mary M. Rathbun in honor of Maureen King

Jerry Ray

Brian Reilly and Kathie Dobberteen

Susan Riley

Judy Robbins in memory of Alan Robbins

Roland Roberge and Patricia Fishtein

Toni Robin TR/PR

Lynda Ruth

Cathy Sang

Susan Schiffer

Michele Schlecht

Patricia Schneider

Gail Schneider and David Matlin

Connie Schroeder in memory of Martin Schroeder

Margaret R. Seeley Charitable Foundation

Pat and John Seiber

Patt Seitas in honor of The American Quilt Study Group

Barbara and Richard Seymour

The Richard L. Shapiro Charitable Fund in honor of Marsha Janger

Curt Sherman in honor of Rob Sidner

Helen Shirk

Rob Sidner

Elisabeth Spiegelberg

Gail Steel

Jean Steinemann in honor of Elizabeth Steinemann

Jeanette Stevens

Elizabeth and Lester Stiel

Sally and Randy Stovall

Thomas Straus

David and Elissa Subin

Sandy and Mike Swirnoff

Deborah Szekely

Takahashi Family Charitable Fund

Mary and Ron Taylor

Sally Taylor

Irving G. Tragen in memory of Nessa Moll

Sandra Tredwell

University Club atop Symphony Towers

Dr. Osvaldo Humberto Viveros and Mrs. Yolanda Viveros

Marjorie Wahlsten

Norman Walker

Robert D. Wallace in honor of Terri Bryson

Patricia L. Waller

Skyla Wallmann

Anne Weaver in honor of the Collections Committee

Patricia Weil

Abby and Ray Weiss

Linda J. West

Robert and Linda White

Al and Armi Williams

Christopher and Elizabeth Wills

Rick and Cheryl Wilson in honor of Christine Morse

Katherine Y. Wong

Dorothy B. Wood in honor of Martha Longenecker

Arch Woodard

Dylan Yates

Ann L. Zahner in honor of Jackie Warfield, Art Teacher Extraordinaire

LeAnna S. Zevely

Terri Peterson Zimdars

Alan Ziter

Barbara ZoBell

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Please note: The Museum will be closed Monday, July 4.