Annual Community Report


Letter from the President

Sanjit Sethi

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I’m excited to share MCAD’s 2019-2020 Annual Community Report with you. At MCAD, the past year has been about commitment and adaptability. As we look to the future, we focus on resiliency–during these pivotal times, we are finding ways to translate what we are learning about ourselves into meaningful growth at MCAD.

Now more than ever, the role of creative cultural leaders in our communities is critical. An MCAD education fosters a journey of making, questioning, and risk-taking which prepares and empowers creative practitioners to propel culture and society. MCAD is vital to the community as we face climate, social, and economic change. Growing MCAD’s culture of equity has been a top priority of mine since joining the college as president in 2019. As always, MCAD is committed to offering academic programming that is both high-caliber and accessible to all with the talent and drive to succeed. Your generous support helps make this possible.

Please take a few moments to scroll through the Annual Community Report and see the impact of your support. Thank you again for your commitment to MCAD students.

Kind Regards,

Sanjit Sethi

MCAD Mission

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design fosters a journey of making, questioning, and risk-taking which prepares and empowers creative practitioners to propel culture and society.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design cultivates the next generation of creative cultural leaders.


→ Critical Discourse

which raises the bar on academic, institutional, and individual excellence.

→ Multi-faceted Identities

which honor an equal exchange of diverse perspectives and enable the confidence to act.

→ Collaborative Community

which bolsters independent achievements and collective success.

→ Empathetic Leadership

which harnesses the power of humility, curiosity, and foresight to fuel positive change.

Cash Gifts

Thank you to our generous donors who support MCAD students by helping to fund academic programs and scholarships. More than 97% of MCAD students rely on financial aid, including scholarships, to make ends meet. Donors help make it possible to continue to update and strengthen the MCAD educational experience by increasing financial aid support, enhancing our facilities to provide the best learning environment possible, and emphasizing our vision of transforming the world through creativity and purpose.

*Gifts noted below were received June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020*


Cy DeCosse '52 and Paula DeCosse

L & N Andreas Foundation–
Debbie and David* Andreas

The McKnight Foundation


Alliss Educational Foundation

Susan Calmenson

Jerome Foundation

Terry Saario and Lee Lynch

Corey Sauer

The Estate of William J. Uhlenkott


Best Buy

Charles M. Schulz Scholarship Fund of
St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation

The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation

Leni and David E. Moore, Jr.

Open Door Foundation - David Hartwell

The Richard and Jean Coyne
Family Foundation

Winton Jones Foundation - Janet Jones


Barnes & Thornburg - Elaine and
Howard Rubin

BI Worldwide

Clinton Morrison Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation

Cinda J. Collins

David Winton Bell Foundation

Martha B. Dayton and Thomas Nelson

Dean and Alice Fjelstul '96, MFA

Ivan K. and Sharon T. Fong

George Family Foundation - The Next Generation Fund

The Head Family Foundation

Judy and Kent Hodder

Hubbard Broadcasting

James U. Korein and Barbara Kay Iams-Korein '75

M.E. and Chris Kirwan

Durema F. Kohl

Lisa and Gregg Larson

Sarah '82 and B. John Lindahl Jr.

Minnesota Private College Fund

myTalk 107.1

Karin P. Phillips '95

Larry Schoenecker

John Tastad

Alexei Tylevich '94

William Boss Foundation

Karen M. Wirth


Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch

Benigno Aguilar and Gerald Erickson Jr.


Margot and Chris Barry

Mary and Bruce W. Bean

Leslie J. Berkshire

Big Water Group - RBC Wealth Management

Karen Bohn and Gary Surdel

The C. Charles Jackson Foundation

Cy DeCosse Photography, LLC

Dalana Space - Tara K. Dev

Julia W. Dayton

Megan Dayton

Tara K. and Sundeep Dev

Kay Dixon and Tim Larsen

Nancy and Rolf Engh

Lisa F. Fredrikson and Todd R. Paulson

Betsy and Michael Halvorson '66

Cindy and Greg Heinemann

Christopher Hermann and Brian Pietsch

Kirsten Brady and Greg J. Hoffman '92

J.E. Dunn Construction

James Dayton Design Ltd.

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Sheila Kennedy

KNOCK, inc.

Ginny and Henry C. Llop

Mitzi and Brent Magid

Mary and Clinton H. Morrison

Katherine and Stuart Nielsen

Amy and Mark Pihlstrom

Mimi and Benjamin G. Rae III

RBC Foundation

Elizabeth Sarquis

Mary K. and Gary Stern


Missy Staples Thompson and Gar Hargens

U.S. Trust

Laura and Greg Van Bellinger

Roman J. Verostko

Walser Foundation

Mary and Jeff Werbalowsky

Hunter Palmer Wright and Adam Wright


5ive LLC

Acorn Mini Storage

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Blu Dot

Rev. Dr. Renea and Joy Brathwaite

Brown Family Foundation - Irina and
Eric Brown

Judy and Edward Cannon


Erica Berven, MD and
Ed Charbonneau '06, MFA

Sally and John Cuningham

Cuningham Group Architecture

Mary C. Dolan

Greg Downer

Andrea Eis '81 and Steven Rost '80

Alicia and Aaron Howe


Margaret Rivers Fund


Lucy C. Mitchell - The Longview Foundation

Katherine B. Murphy

North Bay Companies

Julia Morrison Palmer and Brian Palmer

Debra and James Ryman '65

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Catherine Simmons-Gill

David and Boriana M. Strzok '08

Stutsman Realty

The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation

West Photo

Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation

Sharon Wong and Craig Mitchell


A · · · N · · · Z

Anonymous (2)

The Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of
HRK Foundation

Laura and J.J. Austrian

Liz Barrere and Dennis Cass

Sally and Maurice Blanks

Patricia and Martin Blumenreich

Bold Orange

Diana Walton Brashears

Marty Friedman and
Peggy Casey-Friedman '84

Julie and Jay Cline

Craig Fields and Debra L. Cohen '78

Ellie Crosby - The Longview Foundation

Katie DeCosse

Robert Dingmann and Ethan Reynolds

Kirsten and Jack Driscoll '86

Faegre Baker Daniels

Marcia Frankenberg

Christine and Ron Frisk

Emily Galusha and Donald McNeil

Rebecca Haas and John Black

Lili Hall Scarpa

Sarah Harding

Emily V. Harris

Nancy Hernke

Glen Hoover '63

InUnison Design

Ann and Robert Jackson

Jane and David White Charitable Foundation

Nayana Jha and Michael Cain

Julia Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation

Phyllis Karasov and Alan Olstein

Allan T. Kohl

Willow and Josh Kreibich

Vince Leo

Searcy T. and John C. Lillehei

Monica L. Little '78 and Mark B. Abeln '81

Joseph '71 and Wendy Machlitt

David Madson

Martha H. Gould Fund of The
Minneapolis Foundation

Keith Martinsen

Betsy and John Massie

Cole Rogers and Carla McGrath

Brad Meier

Brent Meyers '97

Susan R. Monkmeyer and
Howard C. Quednau

Ellen Mueller and Phil McCollam

Monica and David Nassif

Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Foundation

Oak Grove Foundation - Christine and
John L. Morrison

Pamela and Ross Phelan

Phileona Foundation - Jennifer Melin Miller and David Miller

Rowena and Charles Pitschka

Grace D. Sferra

Kim and Buddy Snow - The
Longview Foundation

State Farm Companies Foundation

Chichi Steiner and Tom Rassieur

David J. Sundrum '96

Judy Swanson

Carolyn Taylor

Thomson Reuters

Ellen Thomson '15

Kay Touchette

U.S. Bank

Melissa and Douglas Van Ornum '93

Jessica and Bryan Wilkinson

Frederick and Eleanor C. Winston

Winter Seminar

Hope Wixon


Autumn Amadou-Blegen

Bev and Don Bajus '54

Carrie Camp

Steven Bonoff and Elder Carson '93

Linda and George Chryssomallis

Edward and Sherry Ann Dayton

Rosemary D. Donovan

Barry Fick

Carole (Gorney) Fisher '64

Mara Gollin-Garrett

Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Hillman

Antonia and Peter Hommeyer

Melissa and Matthew Huybrecht

Phyllis Karasov and Alan Olstein

Josie Koppen

Leah Dozier Krumpholz and Mark Krumpholz

John E. Larsen

Katharine Mauer

Ann Hamilton and Michael J. Mercil '78

Tiffanea Mulder

Peterssen/Keller Architecture

Jonathan T. Pribila and Steven Thiel

Dr. Melissa Rands '97 and
Bartholomew Phillips

Connie and Lewis Remele

Stevie Rexroth

Megan and Jonathan Rogers

Lara Roy

Todd J. and Lisa A. Sammon '86

Christy Sanford

Susan and James Skorey

Marcelyn J. and William B. Smale, Jr.

Mark Theis

Jennifer Zuccola


A · · · N · · · Z

Elizabeth Abbott

Christine Albertsson

Cristina Albott

Richard K. Allendorf and Paul W. Markwardt

Ann Anderson

Sara Anderson

Mark Appelbaum

Benjamin Applebaum

William Bailey

Karen Baril

Ron Beining

Jenifer Bellefleur and Miguel Granger

Dylan Benson

Craig Bentdahl

Kenneth J. Berglund

Larissa Bodine

Kimberly Boisvert

Cyndy and John Bowlsby

Jeffrey Brockman

Kevin Byrne

Ryan Campbell '97

CenterPoint Energy

Elaine and John Coonley

Jeanne Corwin

Patrick Delmore '73

Sandra Denman and James Grinsfelder

Jonathan Despotes-Tourdot

Joshua Dorothy

Ann Downey

Samuel Dudley

Jan D. Elftmann '84 and Dave Lewis

Jane Emison

Ernest and Sarah Lehmann Family Fund

Madeline A. Fairbanks '00

Sheila and John Folkestad

James Freund

Renee Frisch

Kelly Gaulrapp

Annie Gillette Cleveland and Fritz Cleveland

Seth Goodspeed

Susan and Thomas Grande

Julie A. Gunnerud

Leslie Hacking

Kate Hage

Cindy and Jason Harlem '76

Linda Henneman

Brack Herfurth

Matt Hewitson

Peter Hinze

Hayley Hontos

Elizabeth Horvitz

Elizabeth Hudson

Peter Hunner '10

Heather and Matthew Hunt

Fran Hutchins

IBM Corporation

Molly Irgens

Margaret Johnston

Nancy E. Jones

Julie A. Jurrjens

Chad Kampe

Merle Janis Kieper '96, MFA

Al Killion

Kristin Klarkowski

Susan Koberstein and Paul Anecki

Lori Krawczynski

Peter Lafferty

Sandy LaMendola

Jennifer Lang

Kira Lapinsky

Elizabeth and Jed Larkin

Naomi Larson

Nicole Lehto

Norma Leslie

Michael Meyer and Donna Lewis-Jones '85

Caroline B. and James B. Loken

Robert Lunieski

Colette MacIver

Maria Matlin

Erin Matushak

Anne McDonald

Ann Merrill '83 and Daniel J. Jurgens '81

Bill and Katie Miller

Karina Milosovich

Paige Misselt

Kerry Morgan and Michael Gaudio

Judith Murphy

Emily and Will Nicoll

Will Oosterman

JoAnne Pastel

Carli Pearson

Lisa and Robert Peck

Abigail Power

Stella and Thomas Press

Bryce Quinn

Eric Rangen

Dawn and Brian Reid

Susan Resnick

Laurie Rhodes

Lisa Rikkers

Travis Robertson

Jeffrey Roby

Debbie and Chris Rohrer

Lynda and Peter Gerald Rose '72

Alison Ross

Cici and Bill Rude '96

Stephen Rueff

Dean Salita

Clint Sands

Janel Schelzel

Karen Schneider

Samantha Seltzer

Stephen Skoge

Lana and Andy Slavitt

Liz Smith

Todd Snell

James Snustad

John and Annie Stanoch

Scott E. Stein '84

Wendy and John Strachota

Joan Ericksen and Sheldon Sturgis

Lisa J. Tanner

Cindy Theis

Kay Thomas and Jim Rustad

Stephen Tolan

Osamu Urushido '86

Rachel Vogel

Karen Wald

Kathleen and Bill Wanner

Wendy and John Wannop

Nancy Werner-Azarski and Jim Azarski

Mark A. Westman

Frances and Frank S. Wilkinson, Jr.

Thomas Williams

Emily Wiltzius

Amy Wing

Sabra Zahn

Dr. Al and Sue Zelickson


A · · · N · · · Z


Zoe Zepp Alfveby '81

Alliant Companies

Bridget Arneson

Andy Baird '76

Melissa C. Bean '76 and Scott R. Bean '72

Michelle Beddor

Ms. Kay Bendel

Amy Beuning

Barbee D. Bigger

Arlene Birt '02

Shayla Boger

Grace Olson Bridgeford '19, MFA

Robert E. Brown '68

Barbara A. Brust '81

Kate Bryant

Mari-Louise Callahan

Kayla Campbell '16, MFA

Jeanne and Warren Candy

Michael A. Carroll '68

Jennifer A. Caruso

Brenda Clark

Gina Claussen

Benjamin Cochran

Karen Cress

Hannah Culbert '14 and Tim Culbert

Luciano Daitzchman '93

Jennifer David

Courtney Renae Davis '07

Peter Deanovic

Laura and Thomas A. DeBiaso

Deborah L. Dillaway and Alan Lifson

Sarah Dodge

Timothy Dordell

Mekea Duffy

Austin Dunham

Shirley D. Edmonson

Diana Eicher

Stefanie Emmings

Mary Engeriser

Kerry Fauver

Teri Fischer

Angie Fischer

Michael Foley '80

Jeanne Foussard

William Franklin

Ann and Bill Freund

Carrie Fricke

Megan Gaillard

Dorie Rae Gallagher '66

Linda and Stephen Gammell

Kathryn and James Ganley

Janice Peterson Gelatt '64

K. Giblin '71

Mark L. Gilberstadt

Adam M. Gottesman

Penelope and Mark Greene

Diane Hanson

Darleen Hauck

Paula Jean Havranek

Elizabeth Hawkins Nelson

Donald J. Heffron '80

John Hemmesch

Tom Hendrickson

Kevin Holm

Susan and James Hoseth

Xtina and Sher Hughes-Court

David R. Jacobs, Jr.

Lynda Horner Jensen '68

Roger L. Johnson '60 and Glenda Johnson

Ezra Jude Johnson

Patricia Jones

Katherine Jones-Jirka '79 and
Brad P. Jirka '76

Mary Kalka

Shirley Kaplan

Linda Kaysen

Mary M. Kazura '99 and Chris M. Gerber '02

Amy and Edward Kelly

Juliana A. Kelly

Kelsey King '13

Nicole Klein

William Joseph Knuth

Michael Korby

Kay A. Kroeff-Streng

Margaret Kroening

Jeanne M. Kroone

Jayne Dow Larkin

Michele Lau

Rick Laudon '79

Lynn Lederman

Bailey Lee

Jim Lerberg

A. Lisa Merklin Lewis and Jon C. Lewis

Laura Link

Jeremy Lise

Sandra L. and Barton J. Lossing

Judy Lund

Nancy Lunning

Helmut and Mary Maier

Claudia Malanina

David Manderson

Krista Margolis


Tim Mattes

Mary E. McDunn

Nancy McKee

Ross Melby

Zoey Melf

Janet and Marty Merkt

Virginia Morris

Melanie Nelson

Elizabeth Niemeier

Jennifer and Tom Nowak

Sarah Olson

Dylan Olson-Cole

Joanne Opgenorth

Allison Passolt

Sarah Pitts

Susan Plahn

Sandy Posten

Lyndsey Primus

John S. Reay

Ann Rillera

Shannon Robinson

Barbara Roen

Sabina and Asheesh Saksena

Thea Sanborn '98

Patti Scheveck

Denise and Peter Schlesinger

Andrea Schmidt

Mary Schwandt

Andrew Schwarm

Jeffrey Scott

John Sellner

Kali Nikitas and Richard M. Shelton '87

Amber Shimpa

Audrey J. Singer '78

Sandra Smalley-Fleming

Snow Kreilich Architects

Karen S. Stockert '85

Beth A. Stockinger

Heather Tansey

Asmah Tareen

Smitha Tassone

Lucy Thompson

Salina Trevino '10 and Justin L. Weber '08

Carolyn A. Schoenig and James A. Trithart

Cindy Tsai Schultz

Daniel Vaughan

Jason Voerster

John Wang

Alli and Brian Wannop

Nicole Warren

Mark and Cheryl A. Watson '77

Anne Weber

Peter Weidner

Richard Weise

Rich Bleyhl and Mary Welke '77

Susan and Robert W. White

Maureen and Terry White

Mary Wickstrom

Karen Wilcox '01

Cheryle Williams

Jody Williams

Ken Williams

Rita Winkler and Robert James Winkler '64

Stephanie S. and Nathaniel T. Wissink

Dawn Witt

Mary Nell Zellner


A · · · N · · · Z


Crystal Adney

Mary L. Dymond and C. S. Ahlberg '63

Lisa Ailie-Murphy

Tammy Allen

Karen and Ross Alwin

AmazonSmile Foundation

Judith Amdur '74

Christine Bakken

Debby and Dana K. Barnes

Laura Barnum

Sharon Bartels

Marjorie Beery

Hugh L. Bennewitz '82

Amy Bloomquist

Donna Boreeb

Linda Born

Kathryn M. and Marvin R. Braun

BRD Foundation - Anne Drillick

Liz Brenner

Angela Cain

Joan P. and George L. Carlson

Nicholas Carroll '13

Susan Casey

Kimberly Christianson

Chris Claude

Elizabeth Clifford

Katie Code

Ashley Colford

Danita J. Connors-Smith

Kitty Crain

Sara Danzinger

Panda Darsow

Melissa Daul

Suzanne and David Davison

Meghan Deyo

Antoine Dixon

Alex Doty-Harper '14

Nancy Doyle

Jane and Patrick Doyle

Tracey Dreshfield

Tracy Dyer

Caitlin Eccles-Radtke

Linda Eichinger

Dawn Ellis

Amelia J. and John G. Engberg

Bonnie Evert

Sharon J. Falink-Halgunseth '62 and
Oliver Halgunseth '60

Mara Plesums Farnworth '61

Kristen Findley

Dolores and James J. Garbarini

Tracey Gatlin

Erin Gibbs

Steve Gill

Vern Graff

Joe Guzik

Carolyn Hall

Cassie Hanson

Jennifer Harper

Julianne K. Harris '87

Kelly Harter

Justin P. Heideman '04

Karen Henrickson

MaryBeth Hernandez

Jenica Hickey

Cheryl Hillstrom

Julieanna Hinck

Sarah Holewa

Christine Hollis

Gina Holmbo

Debbie Hoppe

Dakota C.M. Hoska '12

Roxanne Howe

Susan Hughes

Samantha Hurd

Florine and Philip Iverslie

Lori Jacobson

Ann Jacobson

Susan Jenkins

Patricia M. Jerina '71

James Johnson

Terry Johnson

Katie Kasnia

Marilyn and John Kilner

Andrea Kish

Jenny Klein

Kenneth Koense

Larissa Kokernot

Sara Kollodge

Rachel Kopperud

Dr. M Douglas Krumpholz

Kim Kusnier

Diana Kutscher

Patricia Kutz

Tempest (Baker) Kuykendall '71

Katie LaMere

Michelle Land

Wendy Lane '95, MFA

Doina Larkin

Tiffany Lathrop

Daniel Leanio

Kim Learn

DeEtte Leckner

Tanya M. Lee '81

Sarah Lehr

Michael Lentz

Linda and Ross Lewton

Brenna Link

Linda Lockway

Sue Lorenz

Becky Lorenzen

Doris Lueneburg

LeAnn Lunak

Gunda Luss '66

Jessica Markfort

Aleasha Markley

Robin Marks

Chris Marpe

Maia Marshall

Liz Martig

Vicki Martin

Mercedes Martinez

Marc Mason

Taylor Mason

Laurel Mattson

Sherrill McCallson

Gloria McCarty

Michael A. McClure

Jeff McCoy

Gregory L. McDaniels '68

Bobbie and Doug McMonagle

Katherine Meehan and Emmett F. Carpel

Martha L. Beery Milbery and Kevin Milbery

Linda Miller

Michael and Kathryn Jo Mohs '72

Suzanne Monahan

Cherie Monson

Mary and Leslie Morris

Jan Morris

Brenda Morrison

Nancy G. Morrison

Jennifer Moses

Saba Motekallem

Angela Murad

Ashley Nelson

Kial Nelson

Ginny and Frank Nicholas

Joan Nielsen

Ava Nielsen

Erin Noel

Wanda Lee W. Norby '52

Jean Novotny

John P. O'Leary

Rita Olesen

Woody Olsen '76

Cornelia Ooms Beck

Christina Oswald

Michelle Parks

Jessica Partain

Shelby Pasell

Lauren Pastorek

Linda Patrell-Kim

Neal Peterson

Kimberly Peterson

Annette Phillips

John K. Porter

Michael Green and Jane Elizabeth Powers '98, MFA

Carrie Price Schwert

Curt Belshe and Lise Prown '79

Joy Rakerd

Eileen Rassatt

Gordon J. Rausch

Karla Raway

Jodi Reeb-Myers '95 and Brian Myers

Rebecca Reed Farha

Bonnie and Sandy Resig '60

Catherine Robinson

Katherine K. Rogers

Katie Rolfes

Betty A. and Jack J. Romine

Gerald Ronning

Jeremy Rucinski

Robert Russell

Phyllis Saltzman

Deborah Saul

Kathryn Schadendorf

Shannon Schmidt

Jeanne Schmidt

Catherine Schuda

Maria Schuett

Eileen and Michael Secord

Clare Seeman

Kelsey Sells

Lewis E. Shealy

Andrea Sieve

Nareema Singh

Ginger L. Sisco

Rebecca L. Smith '00

Jenna Smith

Kristin Smith

Cheryl Smith

Sara Snater

Linda Solovic and Gary Karpinski

Chantal Springer

Jennifer Stanek

Richard K. Stanley '66

Lisa Stanley

Nichole Storms

Dina Strachota

Wendy Strand

Cyndy Strand

Jennifer Stricker

Erin Sullivan

Anne Sumangil

Diana R. and John H. Swanson

Alison Swenson

Michael Symeonides

Christina Tanttari

Barbara Taylor

Hannah Taylor '19

Julie Terrell

Hannah Testa

Patricia Thoe

Shirley A. and Richard D. Thompson

Jean Thomson

Megan Tomlinson

Jenn Trace

Jennifer A. Trent '83

Kathleen Tuenge

Robyn Ullman

Tammy Rae Verchota '82

Sandy Wagar

Marj Weir

Jodi Wellner

Pam and Mark Werley

Emily Wilkie

Susan Windschitl

Bonnie Wittenburg and Steven Suppan

Lisa Wollan

Marian Wolters

Joyce Woo

Ann Wood '86 and Dean J. Lucker '85

Joe Woodside

Mary Yang Thao

Sheri York

Brandie Zaspel '17

Elizabeth Zentzis


MCAD Auction Online 2020 Artists

Thank you to the artists who have generously chosen to donate the proceeds from their artwork sold at The MCAD Auction Online to the scholarship fund.

Hend Al-Mansour ’02, MFA

Liz Banfield

Hazel Belvo

Betsy Byers ’08, MFA

David Bierk

Laurie Borggreve

Bennett Bossert

Marcia Cushmore

Rita Dungey

David Eberhardt ’93

Elizabeth Erickson

Susan Fink ’97

Sam Busko ’17 and Kiley Friese ’18

Isa Gagarin ’08

Linda Gammell

Betty Hahn

Jonathan Herrera Soto ’17

Jim Hillegass

Lauri Lyons ’93

Shelly Mosman ’95

Todd Norsten ’90

John-Paul Pietrus ’93

Nirmal Raja

Bobby Rogers ’14

Sanjit Sethi

Song Thao ’11, MFA

Ellen Thomson ’19, MA

Karen M. Wirth

Mieko Yamazaki ’01

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Thank you to our donors who created a meaningful tribute to a friend, family member, or loved one. This is a profound way to honor a special person while supporting MCAD’s mission.

In Memory of Sandy Britton

Susan Hughes

In Honor of Cy DeCosse ’52

Ann and Bill Freund

James Freund

The George Family Foundation

In Memory of Lucy DeCosse

Karen Bohn and Gary Surdel

In Memory of Jim Dozier

Karen and Ross Alwin

Laura and Thomas A. DeBiaso

Rosemary D. Donovan

Marcia Frankenberg

Linda and Stephen Gammell

Dr. M Douglas Krumpholz

Leah Dozier Krumpholz and Mark Krumpholz

David Madson

Grace D. Sferra

Alli and Brian Wannop

Richard Weise

In Memory of Walter Harder

Peter Weidner

In Memory of Harry Hauck

Marjorie Beery

Kate Bryant

Mari-Louise Callahan

Susan Casey

Linda and George Chryssomallis

Jane and Patrick Doyle

Carolyn Hall

Darleen Hauck

Florine and Philip Iverslie

Marilyn and John Kilner

Michele Lau

Judy Lund

Sherrill McCallson

Allison Passolt

Pam and Mark Werley

In Memory of Spencer P. Hillman ’23

Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Hillman

In Honor of Lisa and Gregg Larson

Ivan K. and Sharon T. Fong

In Memory of Erik Lewis

Nicole Lehto

In Memory of Kelley Lynch

Diana Walton Brashears

In Honor of Stevie Rexroth

Terry Johnson

In Memory of Judith Roode

Susan and James Skorey

In Memory of John Slorp

Susan and James Hoseth

In Honor of Piotr Szychalski

David J. Sundrum ’96

In Honor of Karen M. Wirth

Jenifer Bellefleur and Miguel Granger

Susan R. Monkmeyer and Howard C. Quednau

Beth A. Stockinger

Matching Gifts

Thank you to the following companies who support their employees through a matching gift program. These contributions maximize individual gifts to MCAD.

Alliant Companies


Best Buy


Faegre Baker Daniels Foundation


Macy’s Foundation



Siemens Corporation

State Farm Companies Foundation

UnitedHealth Group

U.S. Bank

In-Kind Gifts

Donations of goods and services help to relieve MCAD’s annual budget. Thank you to the individuals and businesses who have made a gift to MCAD.

Michael F. Aberman

American Drapery Systems

Mary and Bruce W. Bean

Carol Bennet

Black Sheep Pizza Eat Street

Common Roots Catering

Cuningham Group Architecture

Tara K. and Sundeep Dev

Aaron and Kathryn M. DeYoe

Nancy and Rolf Engh

Fat Lorenzo's

Sara Woster and Robert A. Fischer '93

Les Fordahl

Penny and Bill George

Glam Doll Donuts

Rebecca Haas and John Black

Jane Hancock

Jean Hartman

Stacey Mills and the Honorable Samuel D. Heins

Linda Henneman

Hennepin Made

Christopher Hermann and Brian Pietsch


Janet Jones

KNOCK, inc.

Larry Lamb

Sarah W. Lehmann

Jim Lerberg

Mike Lynch '56

Lynette Malles

MEP Associates, LLC

Merrill Wire Products LLC

Leni and David E. Moore, Jr.

Jo and Chuck Parsons

Mike Perry '03

Dennis Peterson

Rainbow Chinese Restaurant, Inc

Dr. Melissa Rands '97 and Bartholomew Phillips

Mason Riddle

Cici and Bill Rude '96

Terry Saario and Lee Lynch

Art Sale Altruists and International Student Donors

Thank you to MCAD Art Sale Altruists and international student participants who have generously chosen to donate the proceeds from their artwork sold at the MCAD Art Sale to scholarships.

Camilo Aguirre ’20, MFA

Christopher Alday '13

Preston Drum ’16, MFA

Jiaxi He ’23

Noor Ibrahim ’22

Yao Jian ’21, MFA

Tanvi Kulkarni ’20

Hien Le ’22

Hayeon Lee ’23

Chelsea Novotny 16’

Alejandro Romero ’22

Zhangruo Sun ’21, MFA

Ellen Thomson ’19, MA

Xintong Yang ’20 MFA

Named Endowment Funds for Programs and Operations

Distinguished Benefactors

Funds of $2,500,000+

Dorothy M. Lindeke Fund

Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Trust

Ralph Whelan Trust

Leadership Benefactors

Funds of $1,000,000+

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund

Elbridge Cooke Trust

Ford Foundation Faculty Development Fund

John R. Van Derlip Trust

Thomas F. Wallace Memorial Fund

Major Benefactors

Funds of $500,000–$999,999

Jean B. McHugh Fund

Minneapolis Clearing House Association Fund

Patron Benefactors

Funds of $250,000–$499,999

Anonymous Fund

Alden C. Buttrick Fund

Eleanor F. Pillsbury Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Bennett Fund

Richard and Isobel Gale Fund


Funds of $100,000–$249,999

3M Foundation Fund

Anne and Hadlai A. Hull Fund

Betty Bean Flinsch College Convocation Fund

Cargill Foundation Fund

Carolyn McKnight Christian Fund

Mrs. John H. Daniels Fund

John S. Slorp Teaching Fellowship Fund

Putnam D. McMillan Art School Fund

Star Tribune Fund

Target Foundation Fund

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fund

Associate Benefactors

Funds of $50,000–$99,999

Elizabeth H. Washburn Fund

Elizabeth Hale Fund

Elsie and Mauritz Westmark Fund

F. A. Bean Foundation Fund

Fjelstul ’96 Visiting Artist Fund

George H. Christian Memorial Fund

Grace Bliss Dayton Fund

Gretchen Field Pillsbury Fund

Honeywell Foundation Fund

Leonard G. and Geraldine Carpenter Fund

Mary R. Slater Fund in Memory of
Wallace and Lillian Reinhardt

Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles Sr. Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pillsbury Fund

Northwestern Bell Telephone Fund

Phillips Family Foundation Fund

Southways Foundation Fund

Stanley W. Dwinnell Fund

Stella J. Hawkinson Fund

Sumner T. McKnight Foundation Fund

Target Corporation Fund

Virginia and James H. Binger Fund

West Photo Fund

Xcel Energy Fund


Funds of $25,000–$49,999

Edith E. Johnson Fund

Munsingwear Inc. Fund

Piper Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Maslon Fund

Named Endowment Funds For Scholarships

Leadership Benefactors

Funds of $1,000,000 +

Ford Foundation Scholarship Fund

MCAD Associates Scholarship Fund

Winifred and Atherton Bean Leadership
Scholarship Fund

Major Benefactors


Class of 1978 Merit Scholarship Fund

Dean Wilson Art of Making Scholarship Fund

Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr.
Scholarship Fund

Friends of the College Scholarship Fund

Roy B. Justus Scholarship Fund

Patron Benefactors

Funds of $250,000–$499,999

Athwin Foundation Bachelor of Science
Scholarship Fund

Clinton and Mary Morrison Leadership
Scholarship Fund

George H. Halpin Memorial Fund

Ida Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jean and Glenn Brooks Scholarship Fund

Lee Lynch and Terry Saario Entrepreneurial
Studies Scholarship Fund*

R. Thomas Gunkelman and Gaylord Benson Scholarship Fund

Virginia M. Binger Merit Scholarship Fund


Funds of $100,000–$249,999

Alice Batzli Scholarship Fund

Andrea Thoe Nasset Memorial
Scholarship Fund

Beth Ann Lundin ’93 Memorial
Scholarship Fund

Charles Bell Fund

David and Debra Andreas Scholarship Fund

Ella Pillsbury Crosby Scholarship Fund

Frank Austin Carl Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gary L. Rockler Scholarship Fund

General Scholarship Fund

John Garrigan ’62 Scholarship Fund

Kinji Akagawa Fund for
Interdisciplinary Studies

Larry Schoenecker Scholarship

MacMillian Scholarship Fund

Michael Guy Sweet ’89 Scholarship Fund

The Open Door Scholarship Fund*

Patricia B. Saunders Scholarship Fund

Paula and Cy DeCosse ’52 Scholarship Fund

Roberto Matta Scholarship Fund

Roman and Alice Verostko Scholarship Fund

Shirley and Miles Fiterman Scholarship Fund

Tom and Phyllis Colwell Mentoring
Scholarship Fund

Associate Benefactors

Funds of $50,000–$99,999

Abby Weed Grey Scholarship Fund

Alexei Tylevich ’94 Scholarship Fund*

Bob and Gerry Nehotte ’62 Scholarship Fund

Business and Industry Scholarship Fund

Darwin and Geri Reedy Scholarship Fund**

Edmund J. Phelps Scholarship Fund

Edward M. Johnson Art Scholarship Fund

F. McGovan Scholarship Fund

Gail Blake Scholarship Fund

Gary and Mary K. Stern Supporting Scholarship Fund

Jean Bender Schutz ’61 Scholarship Fund

Kate O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kent and Judy Hodder Media
Scholarship Fund*

Little & Co. Merit Scholarship Fund

MCAD Alumni Scholarship Fund

Mrs. Paul A. Brooks Fund

Next Generation Scholarship Fund*

President Michael O’Keefe Scholarship Fund

Robert L. and Sharon G. Ryan
Scholarship Fund*

Sharon Baver ’76 Scholarship Fund

Susan Calmenson Scholarship Fund

Thomas White ’90 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Travelers Inc. Scholarship Fund

Virginia M. Binger Arts Scholarship Fund

Warren Moen ’49 Scholarship Fund

Winton Jones Scholarship Fund


Funds of $25,000–$49,999

Anonymous Scholarship Fund

Aribert and Joan Munzner Scholarship Fund

Arthur R. Gruber ’32 Scholarship Fund

Birney Quick ’51 Scholarship Fund

Black Leadership Award**

Bruce and Mary Bean
Sustaining Scholarship Fund

Corey Sauer Scholarship Fund**

Gary Fink Fine Arts Scholarship Fund

George Morrison ’43 Memorial
Scholarship Fund

John and Betsy Massie Scholarship Fund**

Karen M. Wirth Scholarship Fund**

Kelley Lynch Eternal Optimist
Scholarship Fund

Lois J. Simon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mark Addicks and Tom Hoch
Scholarship Fund

New Horizon Scholarship Fund

Patricia Kennedy Crump Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul Olsen Scholarship Fund

Peter J. Lindahl Scholarship Fund**

Vince Leo Scholarship Fund

*Fund has moved up in value category

**Newly established fund

Leadership / Trustees

Board of Trustees

Greg C. Heinemann, Chair

Mitzi Magid, Vice Chair

David E. Moore, Vice Chair

Bruce W. Bean, Immediate Past Chair

Chris Barry

Leslie Berkshire

Susan Calmenson

Anne Cashill

Martha Dayton

Tara K. Dev

Christopher Hermann

Greg Hoffman ’92

Todd Paulson

Mark D. Pihlstrom

Mary Bowman Rae

Howard Rubin

Elizabeth Sarquis

Gary M. Surdel

Greg Van Bellinger

Hunter Palmer Wright

Trustees by Virtue of Office

Sanjit Sethi, President

Life Trustees

Bruce W. Bean

Cy DeCosse ’52

David Hartwell

Clinton H. Morrison

Trustees Emeriti

David Andreas*

Gail Blake

Patricia Bratnober Saunders

William Byars

Thomas Colwell

John Cuningham

Sheridan Fenwick*

Shirley Fiterman

Michael Halvorson ’66

David Hartwell

Paul Hile

Kent Hodder

Wayne Huelskoetter

Dean Koutsky ’57

Larry Lamb

James Larson

Mary Ash Lazarus

B. John Lindahl

Ken Lindgren*

Lee Lynch

Betsy Massie

Bradley Nuorala

Dwight Oglesby

Brian Palmer

Paul Pesek

Craig Rice

Jim Ryman ’65

Terry Saario

William Sands

Diana Scheff

Rachael Scherer

Gary Stern

Missy Staples Thompson

Hideki Yamamoto

Sue Zelickson

Leadership / Alumni Board of Directors

Liz Aviles ’15

Hannah Farrell ’18

James Holmberg ’92

Katrin Loss ’00

Joe Machlitt ’71

Dan Ploof ’17

Bobby Rogers ’14

Jared Tuttle ’14

Precious Wallace ’17

Leadership / Professors Emeriti

Kinji Akagawa ’68

Jerry Allan

Patricia Allred

Rebecca Alm

Philip R. Anderson

Hazel Belvo

David Nye Brown*

Kevin Byrne

Tom DeBiaso

Frank W. Dreisbach

Elizabeth Erickson

Carole Fisher ’64

Hazel K. Gamec ’67

Tom Garrett ’79

David Goldes

Phebe D. Hanson*

Phil Larson

Vince Leo

Frenchy Lunning

Mary McDunn

Lynda Monick-Isenberg

Russell Mroczek*

Ari P. Munzner

David H. Novak ’76

Paul R. Olsen ’48*

Thomas Pope

Birney Quick ’51*

Peter Seitz

Dick O. Shaw

Roman J. Verostko

Ruth Voights

Dean Wilson

Karen M. Wirth


Gifts by Type / 2019–20

Annual Fund 2019–2020

Unrestricted: 33%

Restricted to Annual Scholarships: 19%

Restricted to Programs: 25%

Restricted to Artist Fellowship Programs: 23%

Gifts by Source / 2019–20

Annual Fund 2019–2020

Trustees: 23%

Degreed Alumni: 2.4%

Corporations/Organizations: 4%

Foundations: 34%

Parents and Friends: 12%

Family Foundations: 16%

Event Guests and Sponsorships: 8.6%