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UMS Forward Fund

You’ve been part of the crowd.
Now we’re asking you to be part of our community.

Give to the Forward Fund and support UMS as we safely return to live events.

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Contributions made before the end of 2021 will help offset projected operational deficits for the next two years that are a direct result of the pandemic.

What is the UMS Forward Fund?

The Forward Fund will provide funding for UMS over the next 2-3 seasons as we safely return to live events. In the 2021/22 season alone, we are projecting a $1 million loss as a result of public health and safety measures.

During the pandemic, our service to the community never stopped, even while our venues were shuttered. We presented dozens of free digital presentations that connected the beauty and emotion of the performing arts to people all over the world.

As we return to live performances, we will continue to offer programming in the digital sphere, sharing our creativity with new audiences that transcend geographic boundaries. We are also doubling down on our commitment to becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist organization.

We need you…

to invest in UMS as we look forward to live events again.

to invest in what makes our community vibrant, bold, and joyful.

to invest in art, creativity, and possibility.

to invest in the future of who we are.

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Thank you to the following supporters who have contributed to the UMS Forward Fund!
(as of July 23, 2021)

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Susan Alcock
Joanne Alexander
Sharon Altrogge
Joshi Alumkal
Carol Amster
Sandra and David Anderson
Dave and Katie Andrea
Bank of Ann Arbor
Karen Bantel and Steve Geiringer
David and Monika Barera
David and Kiana Barfield
Richard M. Barron
Robert and Wanda Bartlett
Linda Baskey
Kenneth and Eileen Behmer
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
David and Hellen Bennett
Ronald and Linda Benson
Patricia Benson and Brian Chodoroff
Erika and Peter Bigalow
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras
Nancy Billmann
Joan Binkow
Dr. Elizabeth S. Bishop
Tina Bissell
John Blankley and Maureen Foley
Leah Bobbey
Marylynn Boris
Howard Brick
John Briegel
Helene Brody
Daniel and Leona Bronstein
David and Sharon Brooks
Christie Brown and Jerry Davis
Craig and Vicki Brown
Stephen and Faith Brown
Nancy Brucken
Marco and Melissa Bruzzano
Tom and Lori Buiteweg
Tony and Jane Burton
Sarah Calderini
Lou and Janet Callaway
Matt Castanier and Anne Marsan
Charlie and Karen Chapell
Professor J. Wehrley and Mrs. Patricia Chapman
Donald and Astrid Cleveland
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Chris and Dana Conlin
Dr. Lisa D. Cook
Matthew and Amy Corriere
Clifford and Laura Craig
Roger Craig and Sherry Root
Christopher Dahl and Ruth Rowse
Marylee Dalton and Lynn Drickamer
Connie D’Amato
Timothy and Robin Damschroder
Ewa Danielewicz
Ellie and Ed Davidson
Ryan Davis
Brian Dervishi
Andrzej and Cynthia Dlugosz
Steve and Judy Dobson
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Ann Marie Van Duyne
Kathleen Dvorak, D.C.
Janice Eckert
John Eder
Daniel Edwards
Charles and Julie Ellis
Joan H. Engel
Stephen H. and Laurel S. Epstein
Barbara Ericson
Steve Feenstra and Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
Carol Finerman
Parker Finn
Arnold Fleischmann
Kathleen Fleming
Stephen and Rosamund Forrest
Sara and Michael Frank
Martha Froseth
Jerrold A. and Nancy M. Frost
Lora G. Myers
Evelyn Galster
Chris Gardiner and Cynthia Koch
Gwyn and Jay Gardner
Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Gargaro
Jocelyn Gerich
Zita and Wayne Gillis
Dr. Carol Barbour and Dr. Sid Gilman
Heather Glidden
John and Sherri Goff
Katherine and Tom Goldberg
Mr. and Mrs. H. James Graham
Svea Gray
Martha and Larry Gray
Steven Green
Anne Grove
Stephen and Jessica Gushee
Robert and Karen Hahn
Brian Willen and Monica Hakimi
Marga and Matthew Hampel
Shuler Harmon
Susan Harris
Diana Hawes
Dan and Jane Hayes
Catherine Hayes
Amy Homkes-Hayes
Edie Herrold
Anne Hiller
Carla and Jamie Hine
Mark Hiselman
Daniel and Barbara Hoffman
Maxine and Jeff Hoffman
Maurita Holland
Paul Hossler and Charlene Bignall
Jennifer Howard
Joel Howell and Linda Samuelson
Jane H. Hughes
Richard and Lesley Hume
Wallie and Janet Jeffries
Feng Jiang and Lydia Qiu
Drs. Kent and Mary Johnson
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
Ms. Barbara Kaye and Dr. John Hogikyan
Jerold Kellman
Bonnie and Robert Kidd
Charles and Christina Kim
Edward Kimball
Tom and Connie Kinnear
Marilyn Klar and Steven Lauer
David and Lisa Kohn
Michael J. Kondziolka and Mathias-Philippe Badin
William and Alice Kopp
Ann Marie Kotre
Sheryl Krasnow
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Marcia LaHaie
Lynn Suits Lamkin
Kay Tuttle and Gordon Larsen
Frances Lee
Sua Lee
Naomi Lehman
Richard LeSueur
James and Melissa Lewis
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
John Lofy and Laura Rubin
Margaret and Ronald Lomax
Michele Madden
Prof. William Malm and Jutta Gerber-Malm
Warde and Chrislan Manuel
Betsy Yvonne Mark
W. Harry Marsden
Martin Family Foundation
Ann W. Martin
Michael and Kristie Martin/Martin Family Foundation
Mary M. Matthews
Lynn Baldwin and Tim McIntyre
Thomas and Lisa McKarns
Beth McNally
Martha and Dady Mehta
Terri Middleton
Candy and Andy Mitchell
Professors Monica and Fritz Kaenzig
Dagmar Moore
Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall
Duke Morrow
Marjorie Mullen
Andree Naylor
Kay and Gayl Ness
Sarah W. Newman
Shannon and Christopher Nitchie
Christer and Outi Nordman
Fola Odetola
Jim and Linda Oldfield
Elisa Ostafin and Hossein Keshtkar
Anna Owens and Tom Cook
Janet Parker
Frank Pentti
Perry Pernicano
Stephen R. Perrin
Margaret and Jack Petersen
Sara Jane Peth
Mark and Margaret Pieroni
Angela Powell
Rick and Mary Price
Carmencita and Thomas Princen
Linda Quillin
Venkat Rao
Drs. Reates Curry and Alec Gallimore
Floretta Reynolds
Robert and Karen Rock
Felix and Caroline Rogers
Sherry Root and Roger Craig
Stephen Rosenblum and Rosalyn Sarver
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Andy Rosenzweig and Rebecca Chottiner
Rosemarie Haag Rowney
Grant and Stephenie Ruttinger
Deborah Salerno
MaryAnn Sarosi
L. Scherdt
Ann Schluederberg
Susan Schuur
Marilyn Scott
Fred Sebulske
Ellie Serras
Ali Shapiro
Elvera Shappirio
Kay Shen
Patrick and Carol Sherry
Susan and Patrick Shields
Nina Silbergleit
Sandy and Dick Simon
Barbara Furin Sloat
Versell Smith, Jr.
Tom and Elinore Sommerfeld
Linda Spector and Peter Jacobson
Ted St. Antoine
Steve Stancroff and Tamar Springer
Nancy and James Stanley
Jan and Elena Stegemann
Daniel and Susan Stepek
Candis Stern
Dana and Diana Stetson
Jonathan Stinson
James L. Stoddard
Gail Ferguson Stout
Allison Stupka and Harry Fried
Heather Sullivan
Laura Kathleen Sutton
Bette M. Thompson
Carrie and Peter Throm
Janet E. and Randall C. Torno
Michael and Marcia Torrey
Kay Tuttle and GordonLarsen
Karen Tuttle
Karla and Hugo Vandersypen
John and Jane Voorhorst
Virginia Wait
Joseph and Sandra Walls
James Park and Cynthia Weaver
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Weiermiller
Lisa and Steve Weiss
Edward and Colleen Weiss
James B. White and Mary F. White
Peter and Karen Wildman
I. W. Winsten
Charlotte A. Wolfe
Katherine Woo
Douglas Wood and Kay Holsinger
Eric Woodhams
Roger Wykes
Kathleen Young