August 8-10, 2008
Friends of the Festival
link to online donation page

Become a Great Friend of the 2008 Festival!

If your answer is yes to any of the above then please consider contributing to the Great Lakes Folk Festival at:

Great Lakes Levels of Giving

All donors will recieve an invitation to the Festival Kick-off party, and advance details about this year's festival in our email newsletter. We have discontinued other perqs (such as T shirts and pins) because we've found that most of our donors want to see the full value of their contribution credited toward production of the Festival. However, as a special service to our donors, we will make festival parking passes and some merchandise available to you at our cost. For more info about this program, please call Bill Matt at 517 432 4655.

ONTARIO CLUB ($50 - $99) 

ERIE CLUB ($100 - $249)

HURON CLUB ($250 - $499) 

MICHIGAN CLUB ($500 - $999)

SUPERIOR CLUB ($1,000 and above) 

You can also take this opportunity to join the MSU Museum Associates. For a minimum contribution of $25.00, members receive a bi-annual newsletter with articles on museum research and public activities; special invitations to museum tours, previews of new exhibits, expeditions, lectures, festivals, performing arts classes and workshops; recognition in our Annual Report. Additional benefits, including a 10% discount at MSU Museum Store and dual membership in the Smithsonian Institution are also available at additional levels of giving. For more information on the MSU Museum Associates, go to

Contributions made to the festival are also considered gifts to Michigan State University and as such, are tax-deductible as provided by law, and count toward membership in MSU’s donor societies.

Great Friends 2008 (Updated July 3, 2008)

Superior Level

Ruth Fitzgerald
Dr Susan Gass & William Ard
Meegan Holland
Patrick and Vicki McPharlin
Robert and Olga Ovenhouse
John and Elizabeth Schweitzer
Mr. Jaime Zaguroli

Michigan Level
Jerry & Karen Jennings

Anshu Varma

Huron Level

Bob & Karen Blackman
Sainey & Karen Drammeh
Dorothy Dyer
Scott & Cher Kiesel
Alan & Judith Labovitz
Douglas McGrady
Robert & Shelagh Miller

Scott Ross & Margo Turner-Ross

Erie Level
Patrick Affholter & Susan Hayes Affholter
Robert & Julie Alexander
Harry Andrews & Dr. Mary Andrews
Janice Ayers
Larry and Wilma Behnkendorf
Katherine Corby & Arie Koelewyn
James & Patricia Croom
Eric & Kathryn Dahlberg
Robert & Lynette Davison
Dr. Christina Difonzo
John & Judith Dunn
Daniel & Carol Edmunds
Ron & Susan Eggleston
Roy & Alice Erickson
Ellen J. Ferency
Hi and Dolores Fitzgerald
Frank Frayer
Ande Glasmacher & Dr. Thomas Glasmacher
William & Irene Henry
H Lynn Jondahl & Judith Martin
Dr. John Jones & Dr. Margaret Jones
Terry Kirk & Terry L Kirk
Steven Kobe and Dr Jean Roberts
Leonard & Sue Lipinski
Thomas Loli
Harlan and Betty MacDowell
Mark & Pamela Meadows
Helen Pratt Mickens & Charles Mickens
Michael Moquin & Dr. Julia Spalding-Moquin
Douglas Peterson & Maureen Moloney
Deborah Mulcahey & Peter Ollila
William and Dr. Sally Pratt
Ralph & Teresa Putnam
Edward & Deborah Roeber
John & Diane Revitte
Angeila Salas & Eric Sudol
Bob & Peg Schneider
Steven W. Sowards
Dr. Clarence and Loretta Suelter
Larry & Ardis Syndergaard
Stephen & Elizabeth Thomas
Dozier & Kazuko Thornton
James E. Vande Bunte
Carol Welch
Don & Jane West
Andrew & Heather Zynda

Ontario Level

Julia & Jeffrey Baker
Barbara Bidigare
Steven & Barbara Bursian
Gary & Julie Caltrider
Christopher Clampitt
Kathryn Dahlberg
Catherine Davis
Nancy Dixon
Harry & Lori Emmons
Louise Forsythe
Dr Rafael and Shirley Frank
Liutauras Gedvilas
Lorna Jean Guile
Michael & Ellen Hauser
Patricia Huebner
Larry & Katherine King
Patrice Klein
David and Connie Knaggs
Mary Mertz-Smith & Gavin Smith
Eileen Moloney
Patricia Munshaw
Frederick Neumark & Linda Reiter-Neumark
Dr. Jean Nicholas
Terrie Robbie
Bruce Roth
Fathi & Karen Saad
Dr. A.Allan & Kay Schmid
Dr. Loudell Snow
Dr. Edward T. Spink
Robert & Renee Swanson
Dale Wolfgram
Paul Zielinski & Sharon Furman

Red Cedar Level
Elizabeth Bogue & C.B. Smith
Roy Butz & Marguerite Burdick-Butz
Phillip and Mary Dean
Daniel and Carol Edmunds
Edward & Ruth Farmer
Kay Fitzgerald
Peter & Melinda Gatteri
Allen & Harriet Gelfond
Charles Hagler
David and Elizabeth Houston
Leelyn Johnson and Terry Place
Margaret & Kevin Keeler
John Kloswick
Dr. Louis & Alicia Lessard
Judy Magee
Maureen Moloney & Douglas Peterson
Sharon Monod
Leone Mullen
Jane Noble
Rajeev Patgaonkar
Leonard & JoAnn Provencher
Kathleen Shapiro
Jane Shawhan
Dr. Brian and Sally Silver
John & Judith Snyder
Pauline and Theodore Sondag
Ann Spalding
James & Deborah Steele
Geralyn Thelen
Richard & Joan Wilke

List Updated on July 3, 2008

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