Thank You!


Programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. We are also grateful for the support of the Ecolab Foundation, Emerald Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, The Gage Family Foundation, Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust, McNeeley Foundation, Rochester Area Foundation, the St. Paul Foundation, and Think Mutual Bank (Rochester) as well as many generous individual donors and volunteers. This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

With your help, we are able to strengthen and grow our impact to communities throughout Minnesota.

Heart of Dance was recently featured as Minnesota Philanthropy Partners’ “Nonprofit to Know.” We are grateful for their continued support through several grant partnerships.



Donors whose names are listed in bold are members of our Circle of Champions, indicating that they have pledged to donate at their level for five years. Thank you for your continued support!





Salsa Sponsors

$25,000 and above

The Emerald Foundation

Merengue Sponsors

$10,000 - 24,999

Jeff Anderson & Associates
EcoLab Foundation
McNeely Foundation
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Nels Petersen (in honor of Nic Westlake)

Waltz Sponsors

$5,000 - 9,999

Sonja Vogen Baertsch (Duluth)
James and Joy Erickson
Sharon Gentling (Rochester)
Beverly Grossman
iDEAL Energies LLC
JCI Saint Paul, Spring 2019 Team Match sponsor
Rochester Area Foundation
Bob Sondag
Thrivent Financial, 2019 Dancing with Heart sponsor

Tango Sponsors

$2,000 - 4,999

Julie Anderson
Catherine Andrus
Barbara Forster
Katherine Goodale
Delores (Dede) Ouren
Constance Packard
RBC Wealth Management
The LuLu Foundation
Mary Tjosvold (Crooner’s Supper Club and Lounge)
Maxine Wallin

Rumba Sponsors

$1,000 - 1,999

Elizabeth Andrus
Brad and Mary Bakken
Delia and Tyrone Bujold
Camille Burke
John Burns
Rodney and Barbara Burwell Family Foundation
Jim Carter (Duluth)
Judith S. Corson
Monique Forcier (Duluth)
Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust
Toni Halleen
Heather Harden
Susan Herbach

Cecily Hines
Barbara and Tom Kuenne
Andrea and Dr. Brad Kuzel (Duluth)
Elaine and Ted Kvasnik
Vicci Johnson
Janie Mayeron and James Lockhart
Robert and Sue Midness
Ron Mirenda
Donald Phillips
Jonathan Reznick (Duluth)
Dr. Rosebud Roberts (Rochester)
Jill Smith and Greg Warner
Superior Ballroom Dance Studio (Duluth)
Dr. Constance Thai and Dr. Tony Novak
Think Mutual Bank of Rochester
Dr. Andrew Thomas
Dennis Yelkin


Swing Sponsors

$500 to $999

American Legion Post #334
Julie Anderson
Lynn Anderson
Julie Andrus
Sally Arrindell (Rochester)
Donna Avery
Dr. Patricia Barrier (Rochester)
Susan Boren
Ligaya Carlos
Dars Double Scoop
Wendy Dayton
Karen Gustafson (Rochester)
Tom Hoch
Sharon Kennedy
Vicki Nauschultz
Sarah Rockler
Patti Ross and David MacCallum
David and Cathy Schmitt
USA Dance Southern Minnesota Chapter (Rochester)

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EcoLab Foundation

The Emerald Foundation

The Lulu Foundation

RBC Wealth Management

Think Mutual Bank (Rochester)


In-Kind Donors

C. J. Hurst
MidPointe Event Center
Snow Ball DanceSport Competition
TST Creative Catering
Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships
University of Minnesota Ballroom Dance Club
u partner dance
USA Dance, Minnesota Chapter
Karen Tanigawa

School Supporters

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association

Kingfield Neighborhood Association

Nokomis East Neighborhood Association


Foxtrot Sponsors

$250 to $499


Jennifer Anderson
Lisa Pestka Anderson
Rebecca Anderson
Anonymous (Rochester)
Don and Ellen Ardery
Joel Barker
Sharon Burton (Rochester)
Shannon Carson
Chiropractic Health Center, P.A. (Duluth)
Nell and Ronald Collier
DanceLife Ballroom
Barbara DiBlasi
Richard Eichstadt (Rochester)
James Gray
Heather and John Hammargren
Terry Holten (Rochester)
Suzanne Jebe
Tracy Leavenworth
Jenifer Loon
Dave MacCallum
Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Foundation
Catherine McBride (Rochester)

Bonnie Speer McGrath
Kathleen Meyerle (Rochester)
Tom Nichol
Scott and Bernie Osborn
Debra Owens
Jayne Peterson
Terese Pritschet
Beth Rapier and Anthony Ross
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Lisa Revou
Frances Roen
Art and Cheri Rolnick
Rotary Club of Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale
Linda Singh
Missy Staples Thompson
Michelle and Peter Timmons
Timothy Ulrich
Susan Vandersteen (Duluth)
Susan Viking-Kueck
Maureen Kucera Walsh and Michael Walsh
Ellen Wells


Cha Cha Sponsors

$100 to $249


Kevin and Amy Allin
Jeremy Anderson and Yuko Taniguchi (Rochester)
Louise Anderson
Lynn Anderson
Robert Anholt and Ann Waltner
Beverly Aplikowski
Jennifer Arriola
Krisi Bailey
Jennifer Bellmont
Lance and Karen Boole
Linda Brinkman
Cambridge Flats LLC
Paul and Mary Cederberg
Yeun Jong Chou
Sandy Cimmerer
Roxanne Denysiuk
Laurel and John Fischbach
Grace Gee
Joseph and Moose Giannetti
Donna Glynn
Katherine Gove
Joyce Gudding
Marguerite Hanbery
Chuck Hartell
Mary Hartnett and Joseph Knaeble
Jan Heasley
Lynn Heidelbauer
Karen Helland
Tom Helling
Susan and Mark Hervey
Kim Griswold Holmberg
Doug Holtan
Ann and Charles Hommeyer
Vicki Hooper
Jennifer Huang
Julie Jacobson Kendle
Lori Jacobwith
Christine Jones
Zach Jones and Amy Hero Jones
Thomas and Gayle Junnila
Janet Kaiser
Marlene Kapitan Nelson
Mike Karels
Katie Knaeble
Gary Knox
Susan Kraus
Mary Ann Kudalis
Ludwik J. and Barbara Kulas
Jean LaFavor
Joanne Lambrecht
Peter Langworthy
Anne LaTourelle
Tom LaTourelle
Lisa Leland
Betty Leverentz
Nancy Liddy
Diane Lindberg
Elizabeth Lindberg
Kelley Lindquist
Peggy Lucas

Teisha Magee
Helen Malby
Brent Marmo
Master Jewelers (Rochester)
Bernice and Marna Mattke
Katharine Mauer
Hon. Mary Jo McGuire
Wendy and Randall McKinnis
Roseann McMahon
McManus Creative, Inc.
Allen Micklin
Abbie Montemini
Terri Moore
Richard Naistat
Kathryn Nelson
New Asia Express, Inc.
Janie Pahr (Rochester)
Craig Peterson
Mark and Mary Peterson
Paul Poncin
Ginna Portman Amis
Carol Post and Gary Stroick
Judy and Bob Prentiss
Thue and Uttara Rasmussen
Diane Robinson
Gena Schottmuller
Becki Schwietz
Russell L. Scott
Yu Sheng and Michael Tsai
Kay Smith
Lyndon Smith
Patricia Soulak
Lorraine Spies
Paul and Frances Stachour
Amy Steinkraus (Rochester)
Axel Steuer
Dorothy and Mike Stevens
Raymond Stiff
Don and Stephanie Supalla (Rochester)
Margaret Telfer
Mark Tepley and Karen Kettler Tepley
Nancy Thomas
Joyce Thompson
Thomas Tinkham and Jacquelyn Hauser
Dinah Toups
Janet Triplett
Vicki Turnquist
Nancy Utoft
Nancy and Joe Wagner
Betty Wentworth
Valinda Wondrasch (Rochester)
Michael and Teri Youngdahl
Anna Zaros



Up to $100


Linda Aldis
Caroline Alkire
Danese Anderson
Kristin Anderson
Terry Anderson (Rochester)
Jane Baker
Carolyn Bang
Connie Barry
Meseret Bekele
Sam Benshoof
Martha Berry Milbery
Susan Blohm
Scott Bosacker
Carol Brecht-Wiles
Nancy Brown
Bill and Sliv Carlson
April Christensen
Dolores Ann and Jamey Connor
Judy Coughlin
Marcy Crain
Lisa Cregan
Edward De Gregoire
Janice Dobies-Hein
Douglas Dopp
Fran Day
Alison Edwards
Susanne Egli
Warren Erickson and Dinah Taylor
Suzanne and Michael Ericson
Linda and David Fernelius
Cheri Fox
Nichole Garrison
Tisha Gaspard
Carolyn Gergen
Rosheim Geske
Elena Giannetti
Anne Marie Gillen
Jennifer Glenn
Barbara Glynn
Sarah Goar
Gail Graham
Marvel Gregoire
Shane Haggerty
Carolyn Hall
Mary Jo Hallberg
Marilyn and William Halloran
Marylee Hardenbergh
Linda Harvey
Chris Heilman
Kris Herberg
Laura Herman
Susan and Mark Hervey
Jennifer Hildebrandt
Linda Holstein
Holy Land Brand, Inc.
Dolores Houle and Michael Lambert
Anne Hunter and Scott Taylor
Diane Janowak
Tara Jebens-Singh
Kathy Johnson
Marion Johnson
Phyllis Kahn
Sandi and Tom Karnowski
Darla Kashian
Megan Kelly
Victor Kirsch
Richard and Terry Kleinbaum
Leslie Koepke
Irene Korsunsky
Laura Kuhlman
Glen Larsen (Rochester)
Mary Lindley
Cindy Long
Deborah Lundgren

Duane Lundgren
Jonell Lundquist
Maggie Madden
Patrick Malone
Joanne Martin (Rochester)
Rita Mays
Karla McCall
Kathy McCarthy
Blaine McCutchan
John McGraw
Therese Meszaros
Terry Meyer
Val Moeller
Roxy Monrroy
Sally Moore
Gayle Moroney
Janet Morrissey
Joan Moser
Move As One LLC
Jan Mozey
Cathy Muggee
Susan Murphy
Anna Murray
Kirsten Nelson
Amelia Odens
Henry Pak
Joseph Palen
Donald Pitsch
Shelli Place and Michael Shann
Pamela Powers-Harr and John Harr
Dr. Arti Prasad
Shelley Preble (Rochester)
Jerica Price
Karen Reynolds
Lucy Riabokin
Larry Risser
Kathy Roberts
Jeanine Ross
Jeff and Katie Rotz
Margaret Salstrom
Tom Severson
Heidi Schleicher
SuAnne Schloo
Jen and John Schlueter
Dana and Jon Schroeder
Kathleen Schuler
Emily Sherman
Lucia Wilkes Smith
Dr. Mary Jo Sodd
Diana St. Denis
Russ St. John
Sarah Stevenson
Rita Stoner
Louise Sundin
Mary Thacker
Debbie Thompson
Anne Tiller
Virginia Tollefson
Suzanne VanHorne
Shane Varhol
Yvonne and Daniel Viehman
Ginny Walker
Kate and Rich Walter
Jan and Randy Warren
Tish Watson
Nancy Weidler
Karel Weigel (Rochester)
Ellen Werr
Phyllis Westlund
Nancy Wollo
Margi Youmans
Dianne Zepeda


This list reflects gifts made since April 1, 2018. We make every effort to ensure this information is accurate.
If you notice errors or omissions, please contact Amy Hero Jones, Development Director, at

Heart of Dance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. Gifts to Heart of Dance are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. Written acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the address you provide.