Annual Fund Donors 2011-2012

birthday, ten years,Back in August 2011, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum turned ten years old. We celebrated our tenth birthday by kicking off an annual fund campaign celebrating the past ten years of interactive hands-on fun and learning for the children and families of our community.

That campaign wrapped up on June 30, 2012 (the end of our fiscal year). The following is a list of all of the individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations that supported the Great Lakes Children’s Museum’s efforts in 2011-2012.  Whether you were an Action Figure or a Baby Blanket, your generosity is essential to our future.


A special “Thank-You” to everyone who helped the Great Lakes Children’s Museum celebrate 10 years of success!


Action Figure
American HealthCare Services
Art Van Furniture
Elaine Bridges
The Center for Plastic Surgery
Digestive Health Associates
Discovery Center ~ Great Lakes
Michael and Rhea Dow
Carl & Amy Ferguson
Fox Motors
Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic
Diane Hubert & Richard Sutton
LEGO Children’s Fund
Ralph & Winifred Polk Foundation
The Rehmann Group
Rotary Charities
Smith, Haughey, Rice, & Roegge
Dudley & Barbara Smith
Target Family of Giving
Worthington Family Foundation

Big Wheel
William & Emily Acheson
Bay Life North Magazine
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Calybr Homes
Dennis Gartland & Niergarth
Flight Path Creative
Law Office of Ellen Fred
Joe & Pam McGraw
Dan & Libby Smith
Martha Topol & David Kirby

Building Blocks
Daniel & Jennifer Bonifacio
Cara & Michael Colburn
Ursula Ferguson
Ellen Fred & Bob Martel
Marilyn & David Habermann
Nancy Jacobs
Katie Lowran
Merrill Lynch
John Noonan & Karen McCarthy
John Parham & Dina Krois
Mark and Carrine Pomaranski
Donald Schmuckal
Todd and Tammy Space
John Stillwell & Maria Tucker
Francis and Evelyn Tenbusch
James & Susan Woodburne

Teddy Bear
Jason & Suzanne Allen
Brian Blood
Edward & Joyce Downing
Downtown Traverse City Association
Daylen Dye
Becky Ewing & Bob Eichenlaub
Harry & Sara Eick
Jim Fox
Lawrence & Martha Garber
Dick Goerz
Herrington-Fitch Family Foundation
Timothy & Lisa Hughes
Greg and Kristen Kish
Robert & Kelley Kuhn & Family
Jordan & Marcia Lindberg
Tom & Gerry McCarthy
Members Credit Union
John Nelson & Lynn Moon
Harold & Beverly Newson
Blake Ringsmuth & Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Andrew & Lisa Robitshek
Tom Rochford
Robert & Grace Rudd
Keenan, Cecily & Kurt Sanford
Jamie & Natalie Shirley
Sean & Blythe Skarshaug
Jay & Rachel Starr
Herman & Laurie Thomas
The Ticker
Traverse City State Bank
Traverse Reproduction
Traverse Wine & Art Festival
Larry & Marcia Webb
Wyant, Inc.

Baby Blanket
Jim & Robin Bransky
Andrew & Emily Buchholz
Arthur & Jacqueline Dundon
Dietrich & Linda Heyde
Home Depot Foundation
Homewaters LLC
Ben and Stephanie Lamphere
Jay Pettitt
Frank & Angela Petty
Bob and Sue Sandtveit
William Scharf
Michael & Terry Tarnow
Tim & Vicki Wade
Ted Wickman
John & Peggy Zachman