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 Music 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


Silver Tier

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


Benefactors

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


Fellows

Anonymous
Tim Beattie
Alex MacWilliam


Friends

William & Marie Davidson
Jocelyn Doucette
Donna Driedger
Penny Favel
David Gelinas
Juni Gonzales
Penny Hajdu
John Harder
Sandy He
Bruce Hicks
Shirley Hubbell
Neil Huckle
Terry Isaman
Penny & David Jones
Ian Kennedy
Anne Marie Kingston
John Knibbe
Ingrid Liepa
Randy Mabbott
Melody McDougall
Jim McKee
Sheila McLean
Marissa Lim Molino
Ada Ng
Rachel Ng
Lindsay Peterson
Crislyne Pham
George Pilkington
Michael Read
Mike Robinson
Peter & Christine Sammon
Jim Saunders
Elmer & Lilian Smith
Diane & Merv Strome
Doug & Laure Strother
Pat Struth
Bob Taylor
William & Colleen Tobman
Tim Uniac
Anthony Viray
Leianne Vye-Rogers
Ken Wieltchnig
Winter's Turkeys
David Verbicky
Jeanne Watson
Ken Wieltchnig
Ron Wrigley
Debbie Young


Associates

Ian Hawkins
Tammy Hironaka
Shelley Hulbert-Smith
David Hunt
Charlene Hunter
Janet Hutchinson
Jan Jansonius
Carrol Jaques
Margaret Keelaghan
Catherine Kelly
Chris Kloster
Martha Kovac
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
Leanne Myggland-Carter
Don Osler
Debbie Popielarz
Ashley Quan
Darek Richmond
Katia Ronnoco
Mary-Anne Rowe
Elaine Rude
Sher-lyn Shaw
Martin Smith
Greg Snider
Lynette Sperling
Cara Marie Steele
Craig Thomas
Susan Turner
Wendi Ulan
David Verbicky
Cindy Ward
Shirley Winlaw-Tierney
Lynn Winther
Teresa Yamada
Shaju Zachariah

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

Doug Flaig & Helen Timmons,
       Deadliest Lifesavers with biomedical scientist Zoltan Takacs
Michel Bourque & Bryan Clarke,
       Building the Photo Ark with photographer Joel Sartore
Ken Havard & Rosalind Reid,
       When Women Ruled the World with anthropologist Dr. Kara Cooney
James & Janice Morton,
       When Women Ruled the World with anthropologist Dr. Kara Conney


Trailblazers

Antony, Kathleen & Alexander Deakin


Explorers

Anonymous
Maureen Armitage & Shane Matthews
Simon & Sandra Barker
Cabra Consulting Ltd.
Holly Clark & Jon Handforth
Leona de Boer
David & Roxanne Dunlop
Lori Egger & Stephen Laut
Greg Epton & Greg Robertson
Lloyd & Riona Freeman
Jane Golubev & Igor Tesker
Brian & Annette Hester
Janine LaBossiere
Joel & Sally Lipkind
Jordan & Nyssa Moore
Shone Thistle & Heather Shaw
Joyce Warren & Vanessa Arrate
Tharrie & Johann Zietsman


Associate Explorers

Anonymous (x2)
Steve & Jayne Clarke
Warren Coles & Nicole Liboiron-Coles
Patricia Dalk & Terry Burton
Paul English & Marion Woodman
Brenda Fick
Derrick Finney
Cathy Fulton & Jim Smellie
Lara King
Maureen Mannix
Dr. Michael Massie
John & Phyllis Peters
Andrew & Sarah-Jane Petti
Holly Schile & David Nielsen
Don Surphlis & Peggy Smigarowski
Gary & Roxanne Steen
Kevin Treptau & Tracy Brenner
David & Jennifer Wells
Lindsay Wiebe


Friends

Larry Adamson
Sharon Baker
Adriana Bernal
Helene Boudreau
Sharon Dalton
Tom Dance
Gerry & Barbara Darichuk
Henri De Pennart
Mikki Dergousoff
Joanne Doust
Steven Eady
Nancy Eckhart
Lori Egger & Stephen Laut
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
Maura Hamill
Chris & Melissa Hannam
Thomas Harding
Jason Heisler
Lois Hinz
Candice Holmes
Alison Jackson
Doug Klete
Eileen Kraft
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