2022 Annual Appeal | Mingei International Museum

In January 2022, I joined this team and have been enjoying my time becoming acquainted with the collection, staff, and visitors ever since. I’m delighted to share that we welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors during our year of reopening—a 100% increase over previous years! Thank you to everyone who visited, joined, or renewed membership support or attended one of the many programs offered.

I’m thrilled to be part of the Museum’s mission to share thoughtfully designed, carefully crafted, and passionately made objects from around the world, which you see in our exhibitions and community-driven programming. In October we opened PIÑATAS—THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION, one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and our workshops, lectures, and events celebrate local piñata makers, artists, and students.

We invite you to contribute to this year’s Annual Appeal to allow Mingei to continue to serve the community with programs like this.

This March, the Museum will proudly welcome 25 MILLION STITCHES—ONE STITCH, ONE REFUGEE, a powerful and impactful traveling show bringing attention to the global refugee crisis. We will be working with area refugee groups to share local stories from our community that will deepen the exhibition’s meaning in our region.

It’s only with your generosity that we’re able to offer compelling exhibitions and programs, and we invite you to support the Museum’s mission by making a gift to the 2022 Annual Appeal. Your donation will help Mingei continue to research, evaluate, plan, and install meaningful exhibitions, celebrating the work of craftspeople, makers, and designers both historical and present.

On behalf of the Museum’s board, staff, and volunteers, thank you for your past support and for your continued passion for Mingei.

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 2022 Annual Appeal!

Donors as of January 31, 2023


Charles Alexander in honor of Emily Hanna

Lyn and Dick Allison

Claire Anderson

Warren and Barbara Bakley

Robert and Sarah Barnes

Cia and Larry Barron

Lori Baxter

Sharon and William Beamer

Constance Beardsley

Lauren Beaudry

Marian Benassi

Jennifer Bennett and John Brinton Hogan

James and Marie Biers

Doris Bittar

Sol and Virginia Blechman

Moni Blom and Stewart Strange

Arthur Boothroyd and Carol Mackersie

Penelope Borax in memory of John Donald

Robyn Bottomley and Glenn Gutridge

Gordon Brodfuehrer in honor of Courtenay C. McGowen

David E. Boufford

Bonnie J. Brown in memory of Florence Ruth Holt

Shirley Burger and Willie Burger

Bay ByrneSim and Brindan Byrne

Mary Ann Calcott

Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Canada

Polly Cone and John Neyenesch in memory of Bert Waxler

Dave and Celia Conover

Margaret Cook in honor of Thomas Rauner

Lynn Cooper

Roger C. Cornell, M.D.

Ann Rea Craig

Jennifer M. Croft

Kathleen Cudahy

Patricia Cué

Donna Damson

Gary and Denise David

Jim Dax

Caroline S. DeMar

Katy and Mike Dessent

Nancy Dewees

Alice and Doug Diamond

Carol and Martin Dickinson

Barbara Doren in honor of Martha Ehringer

Olivia and Clive Dorman

Berit and Tom Durler

Karen and Bruce Dyer

Judy and Ron Endeman

Ellen Fager

Marilyn K. Felfe

Diane and Elliot Feuerstein Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation

Arline M. Fisch

Kay and Terry Foster

Lotus Fragola

Catherine R. Friedman

Linda Gidlund

Mary A. Glatt

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Goldbaum

Don and Dale Goldman in memory of Norm Applebaum

Bill and Sharon Goldschneider

Laurel Gonsalves

Michael Graves in honor of Patricia Cué

Dr. Thomas J. Green and Mrs. Rosalie Green

Warren Guykema in honor of Rokhsane Hovaida

Jill G. Hall

Gail and Douglas Hall

Mike Hallor and Ellen Sidner Hallor

Emily Hanna

Andrea Hanson and Chris Szwedo

Jay and Mary Hanson

Roberta Hardiman

Donna Harris

Patrick Harrison and Eleanor Lynch

Bruce Hartman in memory of Mary Rose Hartman

Barbara and Jim Hartung

Patricia Hendrickson

Kathi Herter

Jason High in honor of Maureen King

Lindsay and Dianne Hill

Linda Hirshberg

Julie Hocking

Judy Hollingshead

Robyn Hollingshead

Marilee Hong

Ellen Horwitz

Mary M. Howell

Meta Butler Hunt

Scott and Carolyn Ingham

Joan and Irwin Jacobs

Nora Jaffe and Sarah Jaffe

Diane Jaynes

Margaret and George Johnston

Dolores Johnston

Miriam Jupp

Christine Justice

Kristin Kelly

Michael and Patricia Kelly

Heather and Ron Kerner

Helen S. Klein

Dave and Sue Knop

Nancy and Curt Koch

Y. Sachiko Kohatsu

Rita Krieger

Martin and Barbara Kruming

Ralph T. and June K. Kubo

Klonie Kunzel

Elizabeth Lancaster and Eli Shefter

Alan Lawson in memory of Arlene Sontag

Patricia Lindquist

Jean Litchfield

Eric Lodge in memory of Suellen Lodge

Claudia Lowenstein

The Lundsten Family

Greg and Carly Malone

Richard and Raimie Manch

Harold and Beverly Martyn

Margaret Matter

Jeff and Patty Maysent

Christine McFadden

Bill and Mim McKenzie

Douglas and Susan McLeod

Carol Mendoza

Jane Merrill

Susan G. Mitchell

Billie Moffitt

Judith B. Morgan

Regina M. Morin

Liz Morrison

Marian Moses in honor of all my children

Gillian Moss

Daniel Mueller and JoAnn Pari-Mueller

Todd Muffatti

Sheena and Wayne Myers

Maria L. Nagy

Joani Nelson

Lyn Nelson

Rhoda Nevins

Judith Nicolaidis

Caroline and Nick Nordquist

Micki Olin and Dr. Reid Abrams

Virginia Oliver

Ann and Darwin Olsen

Ellen O'Neal

L. O'Neil

Charles and Kim Pack

Junko Park

Marion Persons

Charlene Peters and Marty Jansen

Maureen Phillips

Dr. Julie Prazich and Dr. Sara Rosenthal

Claudia Prescott

Bî-Mia R

Dennis Ragen and Christine Hickman

Audrey S. Ratner

Jeanne Rawlings and John Lamb

Vicki and Jack Reed

Dr. Judy Reilly and Mr. Jean Paul Grasset

Susan Riley

Roland Roberge

Anne Rosser

Allison Rossett

Tina Rounsavell

Raquel Rudoy

Karl Rudnick and Jill Cooper

Raquel Rudoy in memory of Manuel Zichlin

Yali Ruiz

Barbara Runco

Cathy Sang

Dorothy Saxe

Lynne and Robert Schaffer

Michele Schlecht

Connie Schroeder

Margaret R. Seeley Charitable Foundation

Judy Seerey

John M. and Patricia A. Seiber

Taryn Serna

Meg Sharkey and Evan Melcher

Curt Sherman

Lisa Smith

Nancy E. Snyder

Virginia Staples

Jeanette Stevens

Sally and Randy Stovall

Thomas Straus

David and Elissa Subin

Christine Sullivan

Lisa Sidner Suydam

Mary Sweet in memory of Jim Sweet

Sandy and Mike Swirnoff

Takahashi Family Charitable Fund

Dan and Ai Tauber

Ann Thompson

Molly Thornton

Christine Tilton and Spencer Rudey

Sandra Tredwell

Suzanne Vattuone

Dr. Osvaldo Humberto Viveros and Mrs. Yolanda Viveros

Norman Walker in memory of Patricia Walker

Nancy Walker in memory of Tom Henry

Janet Wallace in honor of Terri Bryson

Patricia L. Waller

David Lee Weaver

Patricia Weil

Abby and Ray Weiss

Ellen and Bill Whelan

Robert and Linda White

Judith Wilkinson

Carole Wilson and Robert Brandt

Duke Windsor and Charlotte Cagan

Li-Ann Wong

David Workman and Barry Rose

John Wright

Minako Yamane-Lee

LeAnna S. Zevely

Terri Peterson Zimdars

Barbara ZoBell

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