Become a Great Friend of the 2015 Festival!

  • Do you value having the Great Lakes Folk Festival in the East Lansing community?
  • Do you appreciate seeing top-quality performers and artists, cooks, and crafts people all in one place over one weekend?
  • Do you value learning about the skills and artistry of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds?
  • Do you want to keep the Great Lakes Folk festival accessible to all, regardless of their financial background?
  • Do you think it is important that this festival is an entertaining AND educational experience for people of all ages?

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

You can mail your check, made payable to "MSU Museum" with "GLFF" on the
memo line to:

Michigan State University Museum

409 West Circle Drive, Room 103
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1045

Include your email address if you wish to receive our email newsletter- Festival Link.

Gifts can be made by credit card (Visa, MC, Am Ex or Discover) by going to our GLFF Contributions Online.

Great Lakes Levels of Giving

All donors at the Erie Level ($100) and above will receive an invitation to the Festival Kick-Off Party, and advance details about this year's festival in our email newsletter. Festival t-shirts will be available to you at minimal cost. For more info about purchasing t-shirts, please contact Mike Secord (secordm@msu.edu) or Julie Levy-Weston (levyj@msu.edu)

RED CEDAR LEVEL ($25 - $49)
ONTARIO LEVEL ($50 - $99) 
ERIE LEVEL ($100 - $249)
HURON LEVEL ($250 - $499) 
MICHIGAN LEVEL ($500 - $999)
SUPERIOR LEVEL ($1,000 - $2,499) 
HERITAGE LEVEL ($2,500 - $5,000)
LEGACY LEVEL ($5,000 and up)

Would you like to be a member of the MSU Museum? Go to MSU Museum membership.

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.

Thanks to our Great Friends  -  2015

Superior Level

Anshu Varma
Dr. Gerald and Karen Jennings
James & Kathleen Lammers
In Loving Memory of Frank M. Fitzgerald
Michigan Level
Douglas McGrady
Dr. Robert & Laura Stein
Dr. Robert Miller & Dr. Shelagh Ferguson-Miller
Huron Level
Deborah Mulcahey & Peter Ollila
Dr. Elias Strangas & Dr. Jane Turner
Katherine Corby & Arie Koelewyn
Larry & Willa Behnkendorf
Nancy Hammond
Scott & Margo Ross

Erie Level
Abby Schwartz
Bonnie Allmen
Bradley & Linda Brogren
Carol Welch
Catherine Davis
Charles & Helen Mickens
Charles & Susan Kachel
Chiung Yu Cheng
Clarence & Loretta Suelter
Craig Partridge
Dale Wolfgram
David & Iris Horner
David Draggoo
Donald Bowman
Doug & Patricia McCall
Doug & Polly Barr
Dr. Angela Hoogterp & Bobbie Rosencrans
Dr. Fathi & Karen Saad
Dr. Gladys Beckwith
Dr. Gordon & Mary Guyer
Dr. John Jones & Dr. Margaret Jones
Dr. Julia Spalding & Michael Moquin
Dr. Kenneth Rosenman & Martha Stanbury
Dr. Leo & Nola Deal
Dr. Mary Louise Andrews & Harry Andrews
Dr. Richard Miksicek & Vicki Adler Miksicek
Dr. Steven & Barbara Bursian
Dr. William Danhof & Nancy Danhof
Dr. William Pratt & Dr. Sally Pratt
Edward Spink
Elizabeth Thomas
Ellen Ferency
Fred & Melody Hasselback
Gavin Smith & Mary Mertz-Smith
George Orban & Rae Ramsdell
Greg & Diane Penix
Greg & Julie Darby
H Lynn Jondahl & Judith Martin
Harlan MacDowell
Hiram & Delores Fitzgerald
James & Jan Fry
James & Patricia Croom
James Forsyth
Jeffrey & Patricia Irwin
John & Carol Ducat
John & Diane Revitte
Joseph Kulikowski
Julie Levy-Weston & Eric Weston
Katie Donnelly
Kenneth & Cathy Hart
Kenneth Morrison & Susan Burke
Larry Syndergaard
Lawrence & Mary Hennessey
Leonard Provencher
Leonard & Suzanne Lipinski
Liutauras Gedvilas
Lois Lynch
Louise Forsythe
Lora Helou & Timothy Hoepfner
Lorna Jean Guile
Lynn Spisak
Mary Greene &  Joseph Haywood
Mary Lou Koval
Meegan Holland
Michael & Debby Smith
Michael Hauser
Michael Unsworth
Mike & Vonnie Konzman
Mitchell Adelman & Pauline Lee Adelman
Neal Villhauer & Linda Hegstrom
Patricia Conway
Patricia Huebner
Paul Zielinski & Sharen Furman
Pauline Sondag
Phillip & Mary Dean
Robert & Margaret Schneider
Robert & Renee Swanson
Robert Uphaus & Lois Rosen
Ronald & Susan Eggleston
Scott & Angela Calabrese Baron
Susan Brown
Terry & Nan Hall
Thomas & Winifred Motherwell
William Johnson & Helen Kurtz
Wolfgang & Odile Mittig
Ontario Level
Brian & Sally Silver
David Baur & Bernice Natoli
David Brower
Dorothy McMeekin
Dr. Richard Peterson & Dr. Carolyn Loeb
Eileen Moloney
Henretta Band
Jeanne Kendall
Jerry Rider
John Kloswick
Joseph & Beth Bonsall
Karen Kligman
Kay Gram Fitzgerald
Larry & Katherine King
Mathias & Charlotte Steiner
Nancy Austin Dixon
Norbert & Carol VanOchten
Patrice Klein
Patrick & Peggy Wolf
Rajeev Patgaonkar
Robert & Kathryn Lovell
Robert Francoeur
Robert Matson
Stanley Denek
Winfield & Karin Arneson
Red Cedar Level
Barbara Bidigare
Beryl Levy
Camilla Noah
Dorothy Dyer
Dr. Edward Spink
Dr. Janice Beecher & Charles Matzke
Dr. John & Irene Cantlon
Henry Tschetter
John Lindstrom & Cynthia Kyle
John Melcher & Cynthia Herfindahl
Lois Keel
Marilyn Spalding
Raymond Miller
Richard & Alice Hall
Sally Silver
Sharon Monod
Tobin & Joanne Emrick
Trudy Bower
Walter & Marilyn Baird
Wayne Bowers
William & Maria Struck 
List Updated on July 28, 2015.  Current list reflects those donations received and processed through University Development as of July 17, 2015.
When you become a member of the MSU Museum, you receive a biannual 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, a 10% discount at MSU Museum Store and dual membership in the Smithsonian Institution.

Contributions and information inquiries should be sent to:

Mike Secord, Festival Director
Michigan State University Museum

409 West Circle Drive, Room 103
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1045