Meet Our Donors

Arts Commons expresses sincerest appreciation for all of our supporters and wishes to thank and highlight our many contributors whose generosity has provided vital resources for arts education and outreach programs.


Founders Circle 

Members of Founders Circle help Arts Commons make the arts more accessible to those less fortunate in our community through a variety of innovative arts education initiatives and help bring renowned artists to perform in the BD&P World Stage Series, TD Jazz, and PCL Blues Series, to name only three of the series presented by Arts Commons.

Arts Commons wishes to thank the following members of the Founders Circle Program for their continued support of Calgary’s Arts Community:


Honourary Members

Dr. Martha Cohen, CM, LL.D.
Sandra LeBlanc
Vera Swanson, O.C.


Founder – Platinum Tier

Bob & Sue Benzen
Betty & David Smith


Founder – Gold Tier

Jeff & Michele Boyd
David & Roxanne Dunlop
R. Scott Hutcheson
Greg & Alexa Kudar
Henry Sykes QC & Molly Naber-Sykes
Maureen Williams


Founder  Silver Tier

Anonymous
Scott Boyd & Fiona Lowes
Greg Epton & Greg Robertson
Ken Havard
Tasha Komery & John Hiebert
JoAnn McCaig
John McWilliams QC & Susan McWilliams
Brian Mills & Susan Tyrrell
James & Janice Morton
Randy & Luba Pettipas
Greg Rogers & Leianne Vye-Rogers
C.A. Siebens
Roderick Villanueva & Jennifer Kingsbury


Founder – Benefactors

Anonymous (x3)
Colin & Wendy Anderson
Leslie Biles & Robert Armstrong
Michel Bourque & Bryan Clarke
Erick Carrillo
Lesley Conway
Norm & Colleen Dickson
Leslie & Joe Dort
Leigh-Ann Duke
Vonny & Liz Fraser-Fast
Jane Golubev & Igor Tesker
Corey Hallisey
Barry Heck & Beth Reimer-Heck
Brian & Annette Hester
Andrea Hopps & Michael Mezei
Jennifer Johnson & Trev Habekost
Arun & Roopa Lakra
Nikki Latimer & Dave Gustafson
Jim & Lesley Laycraft
M. Ann McCaig
Rodney & Karen McCann
Daniel Mills
Chadwick & Jillian Newcombe
Chima Nkemdirim, QC
Joe & Judy Osinski
Stuart & Vicki Reid
Mike & Mireille Robinson
Holly Schile & David Neilsen
Bernie Slogotski & Thedra Hunt
Alane Smith
Marg Southern
Shone Thistle & Heather Shaw
Patricia van de Sande


Founder – Fellows

Anonymous
Tim Beattie
Fern Cyr
Donna Driedger
Brenda Kelly
Alex MacWilliam


Founder – Friends

Jim Arsenych
Sue Baker
Carl Bjornson
Bonne Borys-Bresee
Barbara Buggraf
C. Stephan Cassin
Heather Campbell
Nancy Campbell
Nicola Chappell
Heather Christie-Burns
Alvin & Diane Clark
Patricia Dalk & Terry Burton
William & Marie Davidson
Jocelyn Doucette
Penny Favel
Brenda Fick
David Gelinas
Juni Gonzales
Penny Hajdu
John Harder
Sandy He
Varnia Henry
Bruce Hicks
Stefan & Kim Hrach
Shirley Hubbell
Neil Huckle
Terry Isaman
Penny & David Jones
Ian Kennedy
Anne Marie Kingston
John Knibbe
Ingrid Liepa
Randy Mabbott
Martin Matkovic
Melody McDougall
Jim McKee
Sheila McLean
Marissa Lim Molino
Ada Ng
Rachel Ng
Lindsay Peterson
Crislyne Pham
George Pilkington
Michael Read
Jim Saunders
Elmer & Lilian Smith
Diane & Merv Strome
Doug & Laure Strother
Pat Struth
Bob Taylor
William & Colleen Tobman
Tim Uniac
Anthony Viray
Ken Wieltchnig
Winter's Turkeys
David Verbicky
Jeanne Watson
Grant Wilde
Ken Wieltchnig
Ron Wrigley
Debbie Young


Founder – Associates

Fay Archer-Wilson
Donna Babbott
Norma Beaton
Patrick Beaton
Leanne Belland
Malcolm Bennett
Kristi Berlin
Laurie Boland
Dale Boland
Robert Bombardieri
Virginia Boulay
Lynn Bowers
Douglas Briggs
Carolyn Brown
Leslie Buckle
Dave Burrows
Jamie Bussey
Janifer Calvez
Linda Cantlay
Benjamin Cheverie
John Clark
David Crowe
H. Marrietta Cruz
Jamie Crysdale
Joanne Cuthbert
Julia Dawson
Lori DeWitt
GP Tylene Desfosses
Sue Drader
Sebastian Elawny
Peter Enns
Colin Fegan
Alexander Fonin
I. Louise Forgues
Stephen Fouts
Richard Frontain
Doug Fukushima
Adrian Gretton
Mary Anne Good
Richard Gorecki
Robin Gosling
Jason Grelowski
Shannon Hagel
M Halasa
Chris Hawkes
Ian Hawkins
Stephen Herring
Gerald Herter
Tammy Hironaka
Shelley Hulbert-Smith
David Hunt
Charlene Hunter
Janet Hutchinson
Jan Jansonius
Carrol Jaques
Margaret Keelaghan
Catherine Kelly
Chris Kloster
Martha Kovac
Gerald Lachance
Julie Larsen
Christopher Law
Bonnie Lewin
Greg Lidgett
Lana Lovo
Rob Lukacs
Robert MacLaine
Curtis Mak
Jennifer Malzer
Arlene McCarry
Margaret McClure
Nicholas McFarland
Ethan McIntyre
Maureen McNaul
Bernadette Mitchell
David Montgomery
Bob Morrell
Corrina Munro
Brian Murphy
Leanne Myggland-Carter
Don Osler
Stacy Oudot
Debbie Popielarz
Ashley Quan
Darek Richmond
Mary Roach
Katia Ronnoco
Elsie Ross
Mary-Anne Rowe
Elaine Rude
Cyndi Ruff
Mark Schwarz
Sher-lyn Shaw
MaryWyatt Sindlinger
Martin Smith
Greg Snider
Lynette Sperling
Cara Marie Steele
Donna Steffes
Janet Storey
Craig Thomas
Susan Turner
Wendi Ulan
Elizabeth Uy
Marsha Vasserman
Ann Walsh
Cindy Ward
Shirley Winlaw-Tierney
Lynn Winther
Susan Wishaw
Teresa Yamada
Shaju Zachariah
Melanie Zimmer

Explorers Circle 

Members of Explorers Circle help National Geographic Society to inspire people to care about the planet and Arts Commons to bring at-risk youth to attend the National Geographic Live student matinee series.


Engagement Sponsors

Michel Bourque & Bryan Clarke, Building the Photo Ark by Joel Sartore
David, Roxanne & Lochlan Dunlop, Deadliest Lifesavers by Zoltan Takacs
Doug Flaig & Helen Timmons, Deadliest Lifesavers by Zoltan Takacs
Ken Havard, When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney
Brian & Annette Hester, Akashinga – The Brave Ones by Damien Mander
Sam & Carol Kamis, Akashinga – The Brave Ones by Damien Mander
James & Janice Morton, When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney


Trailblazers

Antony, Kathleen & Alexander Deakin, When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney


Explorers

Anonymous (1)
Maureen Armitage & Shane Matthews
Susan & Susan Barker
Cabra Consulting Ltd.
Holly Clark & Jon Handforth
Dr. Leona de Boer
David & Roxanne Dunlop
Greg Epton & Greg Robertson
Derrick Finney
Lloyd & Riona Freeman
Jane Golubev & Igor Tesker
Brian & Annette Hester
Janine LaBossiere
Danae Laut & Tanner Leakos
Joel Lipkind & Sally Sprague-Lipkind
Jordan & Nyssa Moore
Shone Thistle & Heather Shaw
Joyce Warren & Vanessa Arrate


Associate Explorers

Anonymous (1)
Steve & Jayne Clark
Paul English & Marion Woodman
Brenda Fick
Cathy Fulton & Jim Smellie
Lara King
Nicole Liboiron-Coles & Warren Coles
Dr. Michael Massie
John & Phyllis Peters
Andrew & Sarah-Jane Petti
Holly Schile & David Neilsen
Gary & Roxanne Steen
Patti Stevenson
Don Surphlis & Peggy Smigarowski
Kevin Treptau & Tracy Brenner
David & Jennifer Wells
Lindsay Wiebe


Friends

Larry Adamson
Chanel Avarello
Sharon Baker
Adriana Bernal
Helene Boudreau
Sharon Dalton
Tom Dance
Gerry & Barbara Darichuk
Henri De Pennart
Mikki Dergousoff
Joanne Doust
Steven Eady
Nancy Eckhart
Laura Ell
Emily Eng
Rosemary Finch
Michael Fitzpatrick & Carla Daum
Joanne Fraser
Ed & Heather Gnez
Michael Godwin
Lise Goemans
Adam Gray
Richard Haley
David Hall
Kerrie Hale
Maura Hamill
Chris & Melissa Hannam
Thomas Harding
Jason Heisler
Lois Hinz
Candice Holmes
Alison Jackson
Doug Klete
Eileen Kraft
Bernard Linsky
Julie Larsen
Mary Lessard
Gidgette MacCrimmon
Carol Mathers
Trish Matheson
Brends McInnes
Gary McMillan
Sarah Miller
Karen O’Connor
Jeremy Quickfall
Ann Rooney
Catherine Ross
Christopher Rothe
Marlita Schultz
Shirley Servis
David Sinasac
Nancy Spence
Suzanne Taylor
Moira Thom
John Thompson & Joni Hughes
Sabrina Thornton
Sandra Virgo
Michele May Williams
David Winter