Thanks to your generosity, the Guild was able to support the community arts education field in 2020 with essential virtual networking and learning at sliding-scale pricing. Together, we are all reimagining arts education and working together to shape a resilient and just future.
2020 has been a year of reckoning with many assumptions. The growing movement of community-centered fundraising is providing a theoretical framework for the Guild to bring our own fundraising practices into stronger alignment with our Racial Equity Guiding Principles and Policies. As we move from theory to practice, we want to share how we’re revisiting development procedures that may no longer suit.
Traditionally, we have published an annual donor honor roll (arranged by giving level) to celebrate those who provide crucial financial resources. But does that fully honor how our partners and organizations have supported us and each other in this moment? If we are reimagining rebuilding a field that is rooted in authentic collaboration that is transformative (and not merely transactional), then we are compelled to ask ourselves: what kind of contributions do we value enough to amplify? We are grateful for every contribution and have identified three values we’d like to uplift: loyalty, time, and financial support. The Guild, therefore, is removing giving levels from our 2020 donor listing to illustrate that every donation is deeply valued, regardless of the donor’s giving capacity. In addition, we will make note of the service provided by our trustees and trustee emeriti, and shine a light on donors who have given consistently for the last 10 years or more.
We acknowledge that is by no means a complete list of those who went above and beyond, sharing finite resources in a time of deep crisis. As part of our journey towards being an anti-racist organization, we seek to communicate your largesse in ways that prioritize relationship-building.
We welcome you to be part of the conversation with the Guild and learn more about our internal transformation.
To all who gave, we thank you.
***While every effort has been made to record all financial contributions, it’s come to our attention some of our mail has been misdirected. If your contribution is missing from this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
⚘ Member of Board of Trustees
🎵 Trustee Emeritus
♡ 10 or more years’ support of the Guild
Duffie Adelson ⚘♡
Burton Alter and Lisa Horowitz ♡
Anonymous Donor (10)
Elizabeth Applegate - In Honor of Peter R. Kleiner
Carl and Deborah Atkins 🎵 ♡
Mary L. Bianco at The MOCA Foundation
Sandra Bowie ⚘
Linda Burt ♡
Roma Calatayud-Stocks and Thomas Stocks ⚘
Joseph Campbell Foundation
Clare Rose Foundation
Chad Cooper and Claire Ellis ⚘
Emilie Corey 🎵
John Culhane - In Memory of Dorothy Jean Culhane
Rachael Cullins - In Honor of Noelle Russell
Summer Delaney & Nicholas Fineman
Eric Delli Bovi ⚘
Benjamin Dunham and Wendy Rolfe-Dunham ♡
Helen Eaton and Guillaume Combet ⚘
Teresa and David Ehrlich
Andrea Fineberg - In Honor of Ivy Young
Paul Noel Fiorino - In Honor of Hearts For The Arts Of Colorado
Sofia Fojas ⚘
Derrick Gay ⚘
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Barry Goldberg ♡
The Good Beginning
Stephen and Ann Marie Haymes
Katie and Chris Hemphill
Jonathan Herman ♡ In Honor of Duffie Adelson and the National Guild staff
Dan Herman ♡
Terry Hueneke 🎵
Lili Hussey ⚘
Darren Isom ⚘
Priscilla Kane Hellweg and John Hellweg
Lydia Kontos ♡
Lee Koonce ⚘♡
Karen LaShelle ⚘
SoYoung Lee ⚘
Lolita and Azim Mayadas ♡
Toby Mayman 🎵 ♡
Cynthia Miller ♡
Gayle Morgan and Edward Ellien ⚘♡
Music Man Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Scott and Barbara Nelson - In Honor of Kate & Shane Driscoll
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Robyn Newhouse ⚘♡
Nancy Ng ⚘♡
Corie Nichols ♡
Myran Parker-Brass ⚘
Julienne Penza-Boone ♡
G. David Peters ⚘♡
Peggy Quackenbush ♡
Hilary Respass ♡
Martha Rochelle ⚘
Carol Ross 🎵 ♡
Ray Rusnak 🎵♡
Katherine Schumacher 🎵♡
Nina Stillman ⚘♡
U.S. Small Business Association
The Wallace Foundation
J. Curtis Warner Jr. ⚘
Lecolion Washington ⚘
Lawrence Zukof 🎵♡
The Guild would like to elevate the individuals who—on behalf of institutions—authentically collaborated with us to ensure we had the resources required to emerge more resilient from this difficult time.
May van Scherrenburg
After 25 years, CEO Jonathan Herman has retired from the Guild. And while we hope to gather in person to celebrate his legacy someday, we were touched by those who made gifts in his honor.
In that spirit, we are grateful for those who gave in honor of Guild Trustee Emerita Carol Ross, recipient of the 2020 Service Award in recognition of her steadfast leadership, commitment, and generosity in service of community arts education.