Sponsors and Donors

American Midwest Ballet gratefully acknowledges the support of our generous sponsors.

Premiere Benefactors

Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation; Iowa West Foundation; Douglas County

Season Sponsor

Omaha Steaks; Cindy and Scott Heider

Major support

Nebraska Arts Council; Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Contact sarah@amballet.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities. To support now, click here.


Donations made after January 8, 2024, will be included in a future update.

Platinum Partner – $100,000 and above
Douglas County
Holland Foundation
Iowa West Foundation
Richard Brooke Foundation
Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation & Omaha Steaks

Gold Partner – $50,000 and above
Cindy & Scott Heider

Silver Partner-$20,000 and above
Nebraska Arts Council & Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Principal – $10,000 and above
Iowa Arts Council/Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Amy Haddad & Steve Martin
Mammel Family Foundation
Dick & DeAnna Miller Charitable Trust
Mutual of Omaha
John Ritland, Greta Vaught & Mia Ritland
Polina & Bob Schlott
Michael & Michelle Thompson

Soloist – $5,000 and above
Michelle & Ryan Clark
Elizabeth Collins
Sharon McGill
Karen & Larry Nelsen
Todd & Betiana Simon
Kate & Roger Weitz

Demi-Soloist – $3,000 and above
Danielle & Michael Ash
Cindy & Mogens Bay
Bland Cares Foundation
Bill & Sandi Bruns
Dundee Bank
Jeff & Keri Francis
Dan Hamann & Joan Squires

Corps de Ballet – $1,500 and above
Bobby’s Dancewear, Inc.
Ryan & Belle Hansen
Murray & Sharee Newman
Edward & Lida Robinson Charitable Trust
Bruce & Cindy Schenck*
Julie Morsman Schroeder Foundation
Pete & Mary Anne Tulipana
U.S. Bank

Grand Jeté – $1,000 and above
Theresa & Peter Carr
Barry Cleaveland
Community Foundation for Western Iowa
Catherine Hall & Colin Bernard
Sarah & Andrew Maloney*
Janet McCrae
Erika Overturff & Brandon Dickerson*
Annette & Paul Smith
James & Susan Tracy

Pirouette-$500 and above
Daniel Cox & Eleanor Shirley*
Michael Howland & Linda Matson
Donna & Tom Hubbell
Mary Manning Kechely*
Jamie & Robert Murphy
Jess Peterson
Dr. Evelyn Reher
Robert Versaw
Juliet & Dennis Walsh

Développé – $300 and above
Graham Family Fund
Tom Richter
Tara & Larry Schweitzer
Roy & Janet Tiarks
David Woods

Relevé – $150 and above
Maurice & Sarah Birdwell
Erica Bryant*
Jessie Clemans-Ring
Deborah Floyd
Michael & Cheryl Goodwillie
Michael & Kathy Gross
Ted & Polly Hoff
Jim & Kay Horwath
Cecilia & James Houston
Christine M. Phillips Fund
Robert & Patricia Ranney
Jeff & Julie Wymore

Plié-up to $150
Ronald Bailey
Felicia Cervantes
Deborah Clark
Tom & Linda Cox
Gary & Marilyn Drew
Judith Feigin
Rose Glock
Gloria Hansen
Allan & Susan Hjelle
Jane Howard
Annette & Linus LeRoy
Sherryl Lilley
Karen & David Morgan
Jeanie Owen – in honor of Robert Peterson
Denise Putman
Megan Ratliff
Steven Rothe
Tracy & Randy Ruhge
Lisa & Don Schwartz

* denotes member of Ballet Barre Society

For questions, please contact Sarah Maloney at sarah@amballet.org.

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