Annual Report | Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 2015 - Page 14

Support , Touring , and Tent Show Radio

Support , Touring , and Tent Show Radio

Heritage Society
Heritage Society Members have pledged lasting support to Big Top Chautauqua through their estate gift , insurance policy , or IRA qualified charitable distribution . Members help ensure that Big Top has the ability to provide cultural activities , celebrate history , and strengthen community for generations to come .
Anonymous ( 3 ) Bob Breunig Gerald and Susan DePerry Jeanne Engle Mark and Elaine Frankart Therene Gazdik Ruth Goetz
Jo Ann Greb Tim and Kitty Hartnett Kevin Hunt Jeff and Debra Lewis Stephen and Terry Matier John McFaul Derek and Kim Ogle
Touchstone Award
Big Top Chautauqua was the proud recipient of a 2015 Touchstone Award from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation , honoring nonprofit programs that exemplify leadership in fostering the values of generosity , civic engagement , and inclusiveness .
Mary Hulings Rice Jerry and Lee Ann Richards Robert and Carolyn Sneed Karen Traut Jim and Joy Perry Kimberly West Rymer
Grant Support
Operational support was provided through a grant from the MAHADH Fund of the HRK Foundation .
Xcel Energy provided support for our original show series and free family programming .
Mission-based programming was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts .
Two performances by Brulé were supported by a grant from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund .
The Free Family Matinee Series was funded in part by the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund , an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation .
The Native American Community Connections Series was funded in part by the Human Rights Fund and the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund , an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation .
Blue Canvas Orchestra on Tour
Governor ’ s Conference on Tourism • La Crosse , Wisconsin Big Top Community Building Fundraising Partnership • Richland Center , Wisconsin Dillman ’ s Creative Arts Foundation • Lac du Flambeau , Wisconsin Bayfield Apple Festival • Bayfield , Wisconsin Big Top Chautauqua Volunteer Party • Ashland , Wisconsin
Tent Show Radio
Tent Show Radio is a weekly onehour music series showcasing live performances on stage at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua . Hosted by farmer , humorist , New York Times best-selling author and volunteer firefighter , Michael Perry , the show features renowned regional and national performers with regular contributions by Big Top ’ s Blue Canvas Orchestra . Listen every week on Wisconsin Public Radio and listenersupported radio stations accross the country and online .
Find out when and where to listen , stream live , or listen to archived performances , at www . tentshowradio . org
Salute to our Tent Show Radio Sponsors :
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