Every year, the Chatfield Center for the Arts relies on the generous philanthropy of our neighbors to raise 32% of its operating budget through individual donors and corporate sponsors. Join us in weaving a resilient tapestry of vibrant economic growth and a rich quality of life in southeastern Minnesota.
Your donation allows us to bring vibrancy and inspiration to life in southeastern Minnesota. We offer year-round programs that build bridges between cultural, history and community by creating, experiencing, and participating in the arts.
Circle of Friends
The CCA's Circle of Friends include families and businesses that have accepted the challenge to foster sustainability with a 10-year pledge of a $500 annual gift to the support operations of the arts center.
2016 Circle of Friends
Thank you to our Circle of Friends members who in 2016 committed to an annual contribution of $500 or more in support of the mission of the Chatfield Center for the Arts.
Terry & Jennifer Bradt • Sara & Joseph Chase • Allan & Victoria Dietz • Jim & Carla Gallina • Lynn & Charles Harstad • Tom Hilgren & Robyn Loewen • Michael & Marj Martin • Matt & Therese Opat • Stephen & Sherry Paynic • Joel & Julie Young
2016 Partners & Donors
Thank you to our additional partners and donors, who in 2016, made a gift of $500 or more in support of the mission of the Chatfield Center for the Arts.
Alan C. Anderson Chartered, CPA • Charles & Vonnie Aug • Molly & Sue Baum • John & Cindy Benike • Frederic W. Cook & Co. Inc • Dennis & Alice Ann Gastineau • F&M Community Bank • John & Janice Finnegan • Edward Graskamp • Todd & Brenda Johnson • Craig Manahan • Molly-Jake Alumni Fund (Brian & Stacy Baum) • Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation • Mary & Jason Schwarz • Fred & Mary Suhler • F. Mike & Gina Tuohy
We also thank those that gave up to $500 in 2016. All gifts make a difference and enrich life in the Chosen Valley through the support of our activities which bring art, culture and history to life for our community.
Carol Aylsworth • Richard & Jennee Bakken • Martin F. Fahje • Michael Fischer • Dave Hinck • Sharon Kaufman • New Line Mechanical • Tiffany Strande • Rosie Seegmiller • Dennis & Ruth Stephens
Prior to 2016 Partners & Donors
The community has been rising to the occasion to breathe life into and foster the sustainability of the Chatfield Center for the Arts. Thank you to all of those who have given gifts - large and small, cash and in-kind - to make the vision a reality.
Foundations & Grants
Arlin C. Falck Foundation • Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation • Chosen Valley Community Foundation • Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants • Sam’s Club Foundation • Southeast Minnesota Arts Council • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation • USDA Small Cities Development Program
Area Businesses & Organizations
Chatfield American Legion • Chatfield Ambulance Services • Chatfield Booster Club • Chatfield Commercial Club • Chatfield Community Choir • Chatfield Economic Development Authority • Chatfield Firefighters Activities Association • Chatfield Public Schools • Chatfield VFW • City of Chatfield • CountyLine Bootleg Liquor • F&M Community Bank • James Brogan (Creative Hardwood Floors) • League of Minnesota Cities • Manahan Machine Shop • Meridian Lodge #25 • Strongwell Corporation Chatfield Division • The Hangman, Inc. • Tuohy Furniture Corporation • Valley Design • Valspar Paint Corporation • Wit’s End Theatre
Families & Individuals
Norma Aarsvold • Elizabeth Atkinson • Molly & Sue Baum • Terry & Jennifer Bradt • Dorothy Chase • Class of 1958 • Robert Coe Memorial • Allan & Victoria Dietz • Dr. Julie Elder • Harley Flathers • Dr. Don & Becky Hainlen • Franklin & Bonnie Kottschade• Les & Reyne Knutson • Joseph & Linda Lindsey • James & Joan Martin • Michael & Marj Martin • Matt & Therese Opat • Margorie Scott • Robert Siegel • Jill Sletten • Bob & Signa Sorenson • Lorajean Vrieze Spencer Estate • F. Mike & Gina Tuohy • Joel & Julie Young • Mary J. Whalan • Ron & Sue Zeigler
Linda Mitchie & Christian Hendrie • Pathfinder CRM, Inc. • WSN Architects • Fillmore County Sentence to Serve • City of Kasson