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Would you prefer to have a monthly gift withdrawn directly from your bank account?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 2014 Friends of Lotus!

We update this page once a year in January, for the prior completed fiscal year.  If you made a 2014 contribution and do not see your name on this list, please contact us at 812-336-6599.
* notes a 2014 supporter of the Lotus Fitzgerald Endowment
Lotus Visionary ($5,000+)

*Beverly Colin & Mat Orrego
*J&M Fitzgerald Family
*The Raymond Foundation
*Shawn Reynolds & Pam Eddy

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

*Patty & Danny Callison
*Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Eibling
*Beth Ellis
*LuAnne & Bill Holladay
*Miah & Jonathan Michaelsen
Jill Bolte Taylor
*Armen Vartian & Candice Foss
*Paul & Charlotte Zietlow

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

*Charles & Kathy Aiken
*The Houston Family Foundation
*Jane Clay & Gary Hafner
*Mary Goetze & Bob Althauser
*Dan & Beth Lodge-Rigal
*Keith Lyle
*Jason & Kristina Simmonds

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

*Danise & Mat Alano Martin
*Sandra Clark
*Geri Cowell
Judy Klein & Malcolm Dalglish
*Melody Gongwer
Jan Grant & David Lawler
*George Huntington III
*Sudhir & Jyotsna Jambhekar
*John & Julie Lawson
Charles & Sharon McKeen
*Kevin Montague
*Nancy Shin
Esther Smail
Rob Stone & Karen Green Stone
*Paul Sturm & Chris Lamar
*Jo Throckmorton & Jillian Kinzie
*Doug & Kristin Varella

Lotus Main Stage ($500-$999)

*Ruth & Douglass Boshkoff
*Mark & Katy Bradford
*Jim Calli & Ann Marie Thomson
Fred & Beth Cate
*Mark & Mary Clare Bauman
*Philippa Guthrie & Alex Tanford
Russell & Connie Hanson
Mark Hood & Chris Haack
*Brandi Host
Wayne Jackson
*Katherine & Daniel Kearns
Sherry Knighton-Schwandt & Thomas Schwandt
*Tamara Loewenthal & Jamie Gans
*Michael & Laurie McRobbie
Eric & Patricia Orth
*Valerie Peña
*Laura Plummer & Mike Nelson
*Linda Raymond & Michael Cain
Sarah Ryterband
*Ruth & Verlon Stone
Sally Sturgeon

Lotus Showcase ($250-$499)

Laurel & Bob Adams
Cindy & Craig Blorstad
Patrick Brantlinger
Daniel & Deborah Conkle
Gordon & Stephanie Dyott
*Doug & Sam Eibling
Mike Englert & Ambica Prakash
Sunni Fass & Robert Gobin
Harriet & Bill Fierman
Chris Gaal & Beth Florini
*Sally Gaskill & Massimo Ossi
*Linda Handelsman
Julia Heiman & Johan Verhulst
Bill & Karen Hicks
*Chris & Victoria Huntington
Nancy Lorey
Loraine Martin
Mary McCarty & David Mann
*Patricia Muller & Jill Jolliff
*Janavi Nigudkar
*Josh Perry & Shelli Yoder
*Merrill & Deborah Piston-Hatlen
Elizabeth & David Plant
*Bob Poortinga & Barbara Hawkins
Ron & Frona Powell
*Jessica Reed
Glenda Schulz & Faith Hawkins
*Robert & Marie Shakespeare
*Eliot & Pamela Smith
*Sharon Stefanek & Steve Hedges
Beverly Teach & Chris Wagner
Lee Williams & Carol Simmons

Lotus Friend ($100-$249)

Marielle Abell
*James Ackerman
Nina & Michael Alexeev
Matt & Eva Allen
Steve Arbuckle
Lynn & Tom Bagley
Alain Barker & Liz Rosdeitcher
*Vicki & Cem Basman
Jennifer Bass & Michael Hamburger
Caroline Beebe
Raglind Binkley
Gail Bridges-Rea
James & Anne Bright
Kalynn Huffman Brower
*Helen & Leland Butler
John Byers
David & Margery Byrne
Jim Caughlin & Leanne Ellis
Fred & Sandra Churchill
*Chris & Melissa Clark
Geoffrey & Karen Conrad
Jill Crawford
Jesus & Char Dapena
Pam & Jef & Davidson & Family
Charles Davis
Romeo and Imelda Domingo
Melinda & Sterling Doster
Mike & Sally Dunn
Kathleen Durkel
Thea Ellesin-Janus
*William Fatout
Robert & Lucy Fischman
Patricia Foster & Andrew Hanson
Mark Fraley
Kimberly Geeslin
Billy Giles
Jim & Connie Glen
*Susie & Andy Graham
*Sharon Grimble
Teresa Grossi
Steve Hendricks
Sandra Hertling
Bill & Carol Hetrick
Ruth Hickman
Monty & Janna Hocker
Chris Holmes & David Burkhart
Frank & Becky Hrisomalos
Mary Hubbard
Linda Hunt & Timothy Morrison
Peter Jacobi
Martha Jacobs
Sylvia & Jack King
Jay Ladin
Mike & Mardi Leonard
Mitzi Lewison
Carolyn Lipson-Walker & George Walker
Michael Litwin & Mary Blizzard
Michael & Mary Lostutter
Todd Lothery & Katherine Wiles
Rebecca Manring
Pat & Jane Martin
Richard Mattsson
Nan McEntire
Lee & Maria McKinley
Marta & John Miller
Alison LaRosa Móntez
*Gilbert Mordoh
*Anna Narem
Ivy Lee Nehamkin
*Patricia Newforth
Sarah & David Noggle
Harold & Denise Ogren
Gary & Anne Palmer
Paul Papier
Cathy Pratt
Tom & Dee Rillo
Lauren Robel & Steve Thrasher
Carol Rockhold
*Tim & Sharon Roualet
Jerard & Nancy Ruff
Scott & Ruth Sanders
Louise & Schlesinger
Annette Sisson & Jimmy Davis
Kathy Starks-Dyer
Peg Stice & Brice Adams
Rex & Nancy Stockton
*George Stohner
Becky Wann & Steve Ingle
Steve & Kathy Weller
*John & Linda Whikehart
Sonya Wolen & Richard Gilbert
Anne & Bob Wrenn
Frank Young & Sarah Jones

Lotus Donor (Up to $99)

Patricia & Gates Agnew
James Alexander & Wendi Chitwood
Colin & Lynn Allen
Ed & Virginia Anderson
Jan & Keith Arbogast
Ann Armstrong
Brittany Arnett
Barbara & Alan Backler
Richard Balaban & Julie Bloom
Hayden & Byron Bangert
Cindy Beaule
Catherine Beckman
*Judy Bennett
Cheryl Bennett
Wendy & Ed Bernstein
*Aditya Bhashyam & Deepa Sethu
Bill & Neill Blake
Blue Butterfly Woman
Nancy Boatner
Joseph Bonanno & Mary Beth Fleeger
Marsha Bradford & Harold Dumes
Evelyn Brophy
Lauren Bryant & Mark Menefee
Alan & Deb Burdette
Jo Burgess
Doris Burton
Maggie Burton
Duane Busick
Mariana Cains
Angela & Herbert Caldwell
Bruce & Inta Gale Carpenter
Debora Chan-Southwell
Rachel Chrastil
Christina Collins
Daniel & Deborah Conkle
Sharon Daley
Bernadette De Leon
Peter & Molly Delevett
Ann Deutch & Tom Hougham
Robert Duffy & Kay Benedict
Judy & Jerry Farnsworth
Marcus Fischer
Bob Flynn & Yvonne Wittman & Family
Timothy Fort
Mary Fortney
Don & Sandra Freund
Kathleen Frick
Margaret and Richard Frisbie
Barbara Lynn Gerrard
Lisa Gershkoff
Lynne Gilliatt
Laura Ginger
*Kimberly Gray
Joan Greene
Gene Greger
Charlotte Griffin
Carol Griggs
Kris Grube
Daniel Grundmann & Julie Paris
Chris & Kathy Gutowsky
Suzanne & James Halvorson
*Eric Heckler
Audrey Heller
Kate Hoerchler
Richard & Lois Holl
Eric Horn
Steve Host & Host Custom Tap Handles
Cindy Houston
Deb Hutton & Sharon Yarber
Amy Jackson
Ana Marie Jaglowski
Eric Johnson
*Olga Kalentzidou & Stephen Ball
Brian Kearney
Marc Kerr
Sarah Knott & Konstantin Dierks
Tatiana Kolovou & John Raglin
Jason Kramer
Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham
Lucy LePeau
Frank Lester
Barbara Livesey
Jane McLeod & Steven Krahnke
*Phil & Elaine Meyer
Louise & Rick Miracle
Deborah Myerson
Lee Mysliwiec & Elizabeth Gwynn
Deeksha Nagar
Deborah Norris
James & Anna Ochoa Becker
Melinda Pauly ONeal
*John Peterson
Craig & Diane Pikaard
Jane Potter
Pamela Raider
Jarrod Reid
Lislott Richardson
Stanley Ritchie
Alvin & Erna Rosenfeld
Mary Beth Roska
Patti & Chuck Russo
Dr. & Mrs. J Stephen Schechter
Emilie & Tom Schwen
Scott Shakelford
Leslie Shepherd Long
Michael Shermis
Steve & Donna Smith
Kayla Snell
Toby Strout & Bob Arnove
Mark Swartz
Diane & Terence Thayer
Jonathan & Catherine Uber Racek
Holly & Tom Underwood
Beth Ann & Ed Valdettaro
Gracia Valliant
Ann & James Vaughan
Marcia Veldman
Marcelo Vergara
Mark Wiedenmayer
Linda & Randy Williamson
Rosalind Wolen
Katherine Zilvinskis

Lotus sincerely apologizes for any inadvertent errors or omissions.