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 March 10, 2023, 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

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

Silver Partner – $20,000 and above
Nebraska Arts Council & Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Sherwood Foundation

Principal – $10,000 and above
Iowa Arts Council/Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Steve Martin & Amy Haddad
Sharon McGill
Mutual of Omaha
Omaha World Herald
John Ritland, Greta Vaught & Mia Ritland
Polina & Bob Schlott

Soloist – $5,000 and above
Michelle & Ryan Clark
Lori & Paul Hogan
Dan Hamann & Joan Squires
Kiewit Corporation
Karen & Larry Nelsen
Omaha Zoo Foundation
Union Pacific
Kate & Roger Weitz

Demi-Soloist – $3,000 and above
Cindy & Mogens Bay
Sandi & Bill Bruns
Jeff & Keri Francis
Suzanne & Rudy Kotula
Jeanie Owen

Corps de Ballet – $1,500 and above
Bland Cares Foundation
Bobby’s Dancewear Inc.
Liz Collins
Ryan & Belle Hansen
Donna & Tom Hubbell*
Murray & Sharee Newman
Edward & Lida Robinson Charitable Trust
Bruce & Cindy Schenck*
Jim & Susan Tracy
Pete & Mary Anne Tulipana
U.S. Bank

Grand Jeté – $1,000 and above
Michael & Danielle Ash
Tina & John Cherica
Barry Cleaveland
Community Foundation for Western Iowa
Catherine Hall & Colin Bernard
Brian & Carey Hamilton
Sarah & Andrew Maloney*
Janet McCrae
Erika Overturff & Brandon Dickerson*
Julie Morsman Schroeder Foundation
Paul & Annette Smith

Pirouette – $500 and above
Maurice & Sarah Birdwell
Michael & Sarah Campie
Daniel Cox & Eleanor Shirley*
Laura & Brad Crosby
Raghu Dasari
Michael & Cheryl Goodwillie
Michael Howland & Linda Matson
Mary Manning Kechely*
Katie & Craig Ledoux
Rushi Patel
Jess Peterson
Thom Peterson
Evelyn Reher
Dr. Joan Schaefer Haines
Todd & Betiana Simon
Juliet & Dennis Walsh

Développé – $300 and above
Mr. Dan Harbeke
Christine Phillips & Bob Versaw
Tom Richter
Barbara Schlott
Tara & Larry Schweitzer
Roy & Janet Tiarks

Relevé – $150 and above
Erica Bryant*
Norman & Phyllis Choat
Michele Cumpston
Hal & Mary Daub
Jeffrey Dickinson
Deborah Floyd
Jerry Gose
Kathlyn Gross
Christopher Johnson
Holly McAtee
Erin & Rob Owen
Christine Parkyn
Robert Peterson
Salem Methodist Trailblazers
Kelsey Schwenker
Kevin & Leann Welker
Mitchell Woods

Plié – up to $150
Amazon Smile Foundation
Mike & Haley Armstrong
Vi Augustine
Mary & Tom Bernstein, Amy & Eric Shivvers – In honor of Eve Simon
Patricia Boettger
Melissa Chapman
Deborah Clark
Judith Feigin
Steven Goodwillie
Hermes Auto & Upholstery Inc
Bev & Andy Hinrichs
Sharon Hofschire
Jane Howard
Ruth Keene
Danna Kehm
Sherryl Lilley
Randell Martin
Nancy Noddle – In honor of Eve Simon
Lisa & Don Schwartz
Judith Svalander
Maggie & Michael Toczek
James & Debbie Vihstadt
Darcy Volk
Julie & Diane Walker
Sara Williams
Jeff Wymore

* denotes member of Ballet Barre Society

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

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