FRIENDS OF LOTUS
Friends of Lotus help underwrite everything: from Lotus Blossoms and summer arts outreach, to the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment.

Every gift counts; every gift makes a difference to thousands of people — of all ages — who experience Lotus programs each year.

Want to make big impact that works for your budget and schedule? Please consider joining our Encore Circle of sustaining monthly donors and help ensure consistent support for Lotus programs.

“Lotus makes Bloomington such a unique and wonderful place, and I want to support it as much as possible. With a monthly pledge, I can make a greater financial contribution than with a one time gift. It’s easy to budget a small amount a month, and grow that contribution over time.”
-Esther Millen Smail, Friends of Lotus Encore Circle donor

Recurring monthly gifts are an easy, flexible, and green way to make a difference every day.

  • A $50 monthly gift brings a Lotus Blossoms artist into a school for an engaging performance.
  • A $25 monthly gift covers the program supplies needed to host a summer art-making workshop for at-risk youth.
  • A monthly gift of any amount guarantees that Lotus’s mission is carried out over and over, during outreach throughout the year.



It’s easy to set up an Encore gift.  Just use the “Donate” button in the sidebar to create a recurring donation or to make a one-time gift now.  Please consider adding 3% to your gift to help offset credit-card processing fees and to make sure Lotus benefits from your entire donation.

Would you prefer to have a monthly gift withdrawn directly from your bank account?   Contact your bank directly or call the Lotus office at 812-336-6599.

Rather mail in a gift?  Our mailing address is PO Box 1667, Bloomington, IN 47402.  Checks should be made out to “Lotus Education & Arts Foundation”.

All Friends of Lotus gifts are tax-deductible. Encore Circle members will receive an annual giving receipt for tax purposes in January and may opt out of monthly giving at any time.

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Thank you to our 2015 Friends of Lotus!

We update this page once a year in January, for the prior completed fiscal year.  If you made a 2015 contribution and do not see your name on this list, please contact us at 812-336-6599.
* notes a 2015 supporter of the Lotus Fitzgerald Endowment
+ notes an Encore Circle monthly sustaining donor

Lotus Visionary ($5,000+)

*LuAnne & Bill Holladay
The Raymond Foundation

Lotus Global Voice ($2,500-$4,999)

*Charles & Kathy Aiken
Jill Bolte Taylor
*Jane Clay & Gary Hafner
*Beth Ellis & Tamara Theodore
*Miah & Jonathan Michaelsen
Shawn Reynolds & Pam Eddy
*Sarah Ryterband
*Armen Vartian & Candice Foss
*Charlotte Zietlow

Lotus Benefactor ($1,500-$2,499)

*Mark & Mary Clare Bauman
Beverly Colin & Mat Orrego
*Doug & Sam Eibling
*The Houston Family Foundation
*John & Julie Lawson
*Michael & Laurie McRobbie
*Kevin Montague
Jill Reitmeyer
*Jason & Kristina Simmonds
*Doug & Kristin Varella

Lotus Encore ($1,000-$1,499)

*Ruth & Douglass Boshkoff
Marsha Bradford & Harold Dumes
Sandra Clark
Mary Goetze & Bob Althauser
*Melody Gongwer
*Brandi Host
*Ted Jones
*Jillian Kinzie & Jo Throckmorton
Judy Klein & Malcolm Dalglish
*+Janavi Nigudkar
Karen Pitkin & Kurt Larsen
Andy & Barbara Qualls
*R. Scott & Pamela Walters
*+Robert & Marie Shakespeare
Nancy Shin
+Esther Millen Smail
*Paul Sturm & Chris Lamar

Lotus Main Stage ($500-$999)

+Stephanie Burks
*Pam & Jef Davidson & Family
Terrence Durkin
*+Sunni Fass & Robert Gobin
*Alan & Elaine Fass
Jan Grant & David Lawler
Laura & Anthony Hammack
*Linda Handelsman
*Michael Litwin & Mary Blizzard
*Keith Lyle
*Loraine Martin
*+Mary McCarty & David Mann
*Josh Perry & Shelli Yoder
*Jessica Reed
*+Eliot & Pamela Smith

Lotus Showcase ($250-$499)

Mark Adams
Sam & Patty Ardery
*Jennifer Bass & Michael Hamburger
*Sarah Baumgart & William Lozowski
*Cindy & Craig Blorstad
Mark & Katy Bradford
Patrick Brantlinger
Fred & Beth Cate
*Dinah Dorotheo
Kelly Eskew
*Tom Gallagher
Tom & Nancy Gettinger
*Jim & Connie Glen
Susie & Andy Graham
Philippa Guthrie & Alex Tanford
Bill & Carol Hetrick
Wayne Jackson
Randy & Jennifer Lloyd
+Nancy Lorey
Nan McEntire
*Marta & John Miller
Patricia Muller & Jill Jolliff
*Merrill & Deborah Piston-Hatlen
Ron & Frona Powell
Linda Raymond & Michael Cain
Kathy Ruesink
Eric & Laura Scheper
Glenda Schulz
Sharon Stefanek & Steve Hedges
George Stohner & Ellen Boshkoff
*Rob Stone & Karen Green Stone
Steve & Kathy Weller

Lotus Friend ($100-$249)

Marielle Abell
Robert Aiken
Danise & Mat Alano Martin
Nina & Michael Alexeev
Steve Arbuckle
*Kathy Avers
Alain Barker & Liz Rosdeitcher
Marci Becker
+Caroline Beebe
Wendy & Ed Bernstein
Gail Bridges-Rea
Lori Brinegar
John Byers
Jim Calli & Ann Marie Thomson
Jim Caughlin & Leanne Ellis
Rachel Chrastil
Fred & Sandra Churchill
Chris & Melissa Clark
Thomas Clement & Wonsook Kim
Judah & Rebecca Cohen
Geoffrey & Karen Conrad
Terrill Cosgray
Jill Crawford & Dr. Mark Moseman
Brooke Creel
*Pierre A J Crowley
Romeo & Imelda Domingo
Melinda & Sterling Doster
Mike & Sally Dunn
Kathleen Durkel
Carolyn Emmert
Deanie & Robert Ferguson
Susan Fernandes & Michael Hoff
Bob Flynn & Yvonne Wittman & Family
Patricia Foster
Mark Fraley
Sally Gaskill & Massimo Ossi
Billy Giles
Bruce & Mary Ann Gingles
Barbara Goetze
Gerardo & Marjorie González
Sharon Grimble
*Teresa Grossi
Chris & Kathy Gutowsky
Melinda Hamilton
Anne Hazeltine
Eric Heckler
Julia Heiman & Johan Verhulst
Steve Hendricks
Adam Herman
Sandra Hertling
Ruth Hickman
Monty & Janna Hocker
Chris Holmes
Mark Hood & Chris Haack
Eric Horn
*John & Karen Howe Fernadez
Karen Hrisomalos
Mary Hubbard
Linda Hunt & Tim Morrison
*Deb Hutton & Sharon Yarber
Peter Jacobi
Martha Jacobs
Neeta Jambhekar
*David & Susan Jones
Katherine & Daniel Kearns
*Sylvia & Jack King
Susan Klein & Robert Agranoff
Laura Kress
Jay Ladin
*Alison LaRosa Móntez
Glorianne Leck & Susan Savastuk
Mike & Mardi Leonard
Mitzi Lewison
Le Ann Lipe
Carolyn Lipson-Walker & George Walker
Tamara Loewenthal
Michael & Mary Lostutter
Lynn Luebberst
*Michael Lundell & Cynthia Bannon
Rebecca Manring & Tim Bagwell
Pat & Jane Martin
Richard Mattsson & Noel Wilkins
Tim & Sue Mayer
Danielle McClelland & Susan Ferentinos
John & Audrey McCluskey
Kathleen McConahay
John McDowell & Patricia Glushko
Robert Meitus & Carrie Newcomer
Kevin Miller & Kimberlee Hill
Gilbert Mordoh
Dale & Cyndi Nelson
Patricia Newforth
Laura Newton
Lynn Nolte
Deborah Norris
Harold & Denise Ogren
Eric & Patricia Orth
*Margaret Osmudsen-Radke
Paul Papier
Gary & Anne Palmer
Sarah & Abby Perfetti
Elizabeth & David Plant
*Ellen Plummer & James Spencer
*Laura Plummer & Mike Nelson
Jane Potter
*Cathy Pratt
Carlene & Jim Quinn
Cheryl & JP Rich
Tom & Dee Rillo
Carol Rockhold
Tim & Sharon Roualet
Jerard & Nancy Ruff
Louise Schlesinger
Lisa & John Scully
*Kevin Shanholtzer
David & Anne Shaw
*Michael Shermis
Jim & Beth Silberstein
Vi Simpson & William McCarty
Anna Smith
David & Marie Louise Smith
Kayla Snell
Susan Spencer
Pamela Sprong
Kathy Starks-Dyer
Peg Stice & Brice Adams
Rex & Nancy Stockton
*Toby Strout & Bob Arnove
Beverly Teach & Chris Wagner
Maggie Upsall & Dan Miller
Andy & Susan Willaims
*Lee Williams
Sonya Wolen & Richard Gilbert
+Blue Butterfly Woman
Jeff & Erica Wuslich

Lotus Donor (Up to $99)

Patricia & Gates Agnew
Geoffrey Aiken
Lynn & Tom Bagley
Sandra Bate
Judy Bennett
Nancy Boatner
Chris & Dave Bolis
Joseph Bonanno & Mary Beth Fleeger
Jennifer & Chris Borland
Mauvene Borton
Bennett & Cynthia Brabson
Gail & Steven Bray
Mary Ellen Brown
Megan Burkett
Doris Burton
+Duane Busick
Patty & Danny Callison
Kelly Carnahan
Bruce & Inta Gale Carpenter
Denise Cavanaugh
Nick & Janice Clark
*Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cockerham
Matthew Cole
*Olivia Colin
Christina Collins & Caesar Pacifici
Daniel & Deborah Conkle
Christina Cox & Jennifer Goodlander
Norm & Mary Alice Crampton
*Ann Deutch & Tom Hougham
Mary Kay Donovan
Ellen Dwyer
Tami Easton
Judy & Jerry Farnsworth
Carrie Felton
Margaret Fette
Harriet & Bill Fierman
Marcus & Lindy Fischer
Robert & Lucy Fischman
Timothy Fort
Mary Fortney
Kathleen Frick
Dave Friedel & Ann Mahrdt
*Margaret and Richard Frisbie
Josh Gibbs
Laura Ginger
*Kimberly Gray
Joan Greene
Charlotte Griffin
Daniel Grundmann & Julie Paris
Gail & Stephen Hale
Joseph & Mary Elise Halloran
Suzanne & James Halvorson
Stanley & Hilary Hamilton
Christopher Harshaw
Bill Hays
Audrey Heller
Julie Hill
Kate Hoerchler
Susan Leyrer Holland
Emma Hughes
*Mark & Kimberly Hurley
Olga Kalentzidou & Stephen Ball
Brian Kearney
Mary Ann & Randall Keko
Mary Kennedy
Lisa Kincer
*Kelly King
Nancy Koenig
Sarah Kohl
*Carrol Krause & Frank Reiter
*Jim Krause & Anne Hurley
Jim & Catherine Laughlin
Julius Lee
Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham
Frank Lester & Diana Lambdin
*Saylan Lukas
Denise Malayeri
Barbara Marks & Elaine Hartman
Bev McGahey
Barbara McKinney
Larry McMahan
Patricia Mcmanus
*Valerie C. Merriam
Lee Mysliwiec & Elizabeth Gwynn
Sarah & David Noggle
Annette Parks
Jill Patrick
*John Peterson
*Dan & Tina Peterson
*Daniel & Sherri Plummer
*William & Prema Popkin
Allie Quintano
Pamela Raider
Nancy Rayfield
Lislott Richardson
Mark Richardson
Stanley Ritchie
Mark Roseman
Laurence Rosenhein
Mary Beth Roska
Selma Sabanovic
Dr. and Mrs. J Stephen Schechter
*Glenda Schulz & Faith Hawkins
Scott Shackelford
Lynne Shifriss
+Leah Shopkow
Steve & Donna Smith
Konrad Strauss
Diane & Terence Thayer
Gracia Valliant
Ann & James Vaughan
Adam Vavrick
Marcia Veldman
Jo Ann Vogt
Teri Watkins
Susan Wensel
Marcy Wenzler
Bescillia Taylor White
Donna Wilber
*Mr. and Mrs. Gary Winder
Yetta Wolen
*Mr. and Mrs. Brian Yeley
Lotus sincerely apologizes for any inadvertent errors or omissions.