August 12-14, 2011

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Great Lakes Levels of Giving

All donors will receive an invitation to the Festival Kick-off party, and advance details about this year's festival in our email newsletter. Festival parking passes and some merchandise will be available to you at minimal cost. For more info about purchasing these items, please contact Mike Secord ( or Julie Levy-Weston (

RED CEDAR LEVEL ($25 - $50)

($50 - $99) 

ERIE LEVEL ($100 - $249)

HURON LEVEL ($250 - $499) 

MICHIGAN LEVEL ($500 - $999)

SUPERIOR LEVEL ($1,000 - $2,499.00) 

HERITAGE LEVEL ($2,500 - $5,000)

LEGACY LEVEL ($5,000 and up)

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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 2011 (Updated Aug 7, 2011)

Superior Level

In memory of Frank M. Fitzgerald
Jerry & Karen Jennings
Anshu Varma

Michigan Level

Mary Koval
Douglas McGrady
Edward & Deborah Roeber
John & Elizabeth Schweitzer
Sarah Shaw

Huron Level

Katherine Corby & Arie Koelewyn
Lillian Deschamps
Carol & Daniel Edmunds
Liutauras Gedvilas
Meegan Holland
Richard & Deborah Irrer
Nan Jackson & Vernon Mesier
Scott Ross & Margo Turner-Ross

Erie Level

Yvonne Abdoo & Reg Williams
Bonnie Allmen
Deanne Andrews Lawrence
Julie Avery & Stephen Stier
Douglas & Polly Barr
David Baur & Bernice Natoli
Henry Blosser & Lois Lynch
Robert Borcherding & Anne Missavage
Kathy Brandenburg
Ivan Bradley
Susan Brown
Steven & Barbara Bursian
Jack Cahill
Joy Campbell & Kyle Enger
James & Particia Croom
Kurt Dewhurst & Marsha MacDowell
Ellen DeRosia & Victor Rauch
Steven & Linda Dow
Stephen Duane
Fred Dyer
Ronald and Susan Eggleston
Frank Frayer
Hiram & Dolores Fitzgerald
Ronald & Anne Hagadorn
Nan & Terry Hall
Michael Hampton
Lawrence & Mary Hennessey
Irene & William Henry
Timothy Hoepfner & Lora Helou
Angela Hoogterp & Bobbie Rosencrans
David & Iris Horner
Patty & Jeffery Irwin
H Lynn Jondahl and Judith Martin
Charles & Susan Kachel
Terry Dennis Kirk & Terry Kirk
Judith & Alan Labovitz
Juliet Levy-Weston & Eric Weston
Leonard & Suzanne Lipinski
Dave Ludington
Lyle Marshall
Mary Mertz-Smith & Gavin Smith
Douglas & Patricia McCall
Deborah Mulcahey & Peter Ollila
Fredrick Neumark & Linda Reiter-Neumark
Rajeev Patgaonkar
Tom Petroni
Ralph & Teresa Putnam
John & Diane Revitte
Karen & Fathi Saad
Robert & Margaret Schneider
Abby Schwartz
Barbara Smith
James & Deborah Steele
Elias Strangas & Jane Turner
William & Maria Struck
Larry Syndergaard
Neil Villhauer & Linda Hegstrom
Carol Welch
Donald & Catherine West
Brian Wills & Jim Forsyth
Robert & Kelly Yoakam
James & Rose Zacks

Ontario Level

Linda Aldrich
Rudolph & Henretta Band
Barbara Bidigare
Richard & Kjirsten Blander
Kerry & Joseph Chartkoff
Jason Cherry
Christopher Clampitt
Philip & Mary Dean
Joan Deschamps
Randal & Carol Desrochers
Marit Dewhurst
Katie Donnelly
David and Reade Dornan
Stephen Findley
Louise Forsythe
Allan & Harriet Gelfond
Janet Goldwasser & Stuart Dowty
Patricia Huebner
Jack & Nanette Keck
Margaret Kingsbury
Patrice Klein
John Kloswick
David & Constance Knaggs
Helen Kurtz
Randy Laney
Louis & Alicia Lessard
Allen Maki
Roberta McCall
Rhonda Meyers
Jack & Carmen Miller
Douglas Peterson & Maureen Moloney
Thomas & Winifred Motherwell
Elizabeth Niemeyer for Nancy Niemeyer Weber
Marc & Linda Olenzek
Deborah Pierce
Marjorie Porter
Martha Seaman
A Allan & Kay Schmid
Steven Sowards & Bethany Gavett
Edward Spink
Leo Stone
Robert & Renee Swanson
James Vande Bunte
Gail Vander Stoep
Michael & Mary Tedrake
Thomas Volkening
Yuxun Wang & Yueying Cao
Victor & Elaine Weipert
Bruce & Polly Weston
Melissa & Gerald White

Red Cedar Level

Michael Appel & Ruth Kraut
Winfield & Karin Arneson
Julia & Jeffrey Baker
Ellis Boal
Elizabeth Bogue & C.B. Smith
J Wayne Bowers
Mary Brizzi
David Brower

Nancy Austin Dixon
Mary Duncan
Paul Duncan
Beth & John Grant
Rick Hayford
Albert & Yvonne Hafner
Mary & Norris Jenkins
William Johnson
W. Kennedy & Jean Schlater Kennedy
Beryl Levy
Ann McCall
Christian McDaniel & Katherine Vogel
Craig Partridge
Anthony & Karen Patrick
B Schwarz & T Schneider
Mary Sexton
Lynn Spisak
Carol & Norbert VanOchten
Char Vogan

List Updated on August 7, 2011

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