PAST EVENT Spring Gala 2020

A message from Julie K. Stein, Executive Director of the Burke Museum

Executive Director, Julie K. Stein
Photo: Richard Brown Photography
Photo: Richard Brown Photography

When we selected Metamorphosis as the theme for our Spring Gala, we were thinking about all the changes that the Burke Museum has gone through in the past year as we opened a very new kind of museum to the community. But right around the time the event invitations dropped in the mail, everything changed with the arrival of COVID-19. 

Cancelling an event in the midst of the crisis is not a difficult decision to make. It is simply the right thing for the health and safety of our community. But when the event is our signature annual fundraiser, we must still consider how to raise the funds that enable the Burke to serve its many audiences—from K–12 students to artists to researchers and members of the general public, all of whom were just getting to know the New Burke since we opened in October 2019. As we now navigate running a museum and serving the public while our doors are temporarily closed, your support is more important than ever.

Please consider making a gift in support of the Burke Museum. Thank you for your support of the Burke Museum and our community.


To make a gift, please contact Bryndis Jonsson at (206) 543-0421 or

2020 Spring Gala Committee

Alicechandra Fritz, Chair; Mary Dunnam, Cezanne Garcia, Indira Gillingham, Kristin Luttinen



Bryndis Jonsson

With deep gratitude, we recognize our sponsors

Title Sponsor
Lead Sponsor
In-Kind Sponsors

The National Award Winning The “Unspoken Truths” American History Traveling Museum

Individual Sponsors

Nancy & Craig Abramson

Kym Aughtry

Luther Black & C. Christina Wright

Greg & Paula Blume

Beatrice & William Booth

Linda & Frank Bothwell

Casey Bradshaw

Michael & Sarah Bruemmer

Tom & Sonya Campion

Helen Carlson & Paul Nicholson

Walt & Maggie Carr

Ross & Julie Case

Christine Charbonneau

Jon & Joan Christoffersen

Robert Colwell

Valerie Conn

Elizabeth Coppinger

George & Anne Counts

John Creighton III

Anne Delaney & Brad Bashaw

Richelle & Tom Dickerson

Sandra Dunn

Mary & Jim Dunnam

Carol & Russell Faucett

Ellen Ferguson

Micki & Bob Flowers

Alicechandra Fritz & Jeff Hazeltine

Kai Fujita

Cezanne Garcia & David Grossman

David Giblin

Indira Gillingham

Peggy Glick

Bert Green & Alexandra Brookshire

Sven & Balika Haakanson

Marie & Fred Halverson

Judith Hance

Michele Hasson

Elise Hebb

Sydnie Heberling & Dustin Ruh

Mary Hotchkiss

Chris Hurley & Marlys Erickson

Ron & Gail Irving 

Arthur & Glenda Israel

Hunter Jeffers & Lauren Cascio

Sally & Warren Jewell

Jones Family Foundation

H. David Kaplan

John Kincaid

Nicole Klein

Martha Kongsgaard & Peter Goldman

Betsy Lieberman & Richard Groomer

John & Karen Loeser

Ellen Look & Tony Cavalieri

Kristin & Scott Luttinen

Molly & Gary Madson

Ed & Linda Marcuse

Katie Bunn-Marcuse & Andrew Marcuse

Ruth Martin

Russ & Tobae McDuff

Joseph & Jill McKinstry

Doug & Thelma McTavish

Alison & Glen Milliman

Donald & Pamela Mitchell

Elizabeth Mooney

Bob & Rita Moore

Lynn Pigott Mowe & Steven Mowe

John Mullen

Gene & Martha Nester

Shannon Nichol & Travis Godbout

Anna & Kevin O'Donnell

Jim & Mariette O'Donnell

Tracy & Todd Ostrem

Kisha X. Palmer

Darcy & Enzo Paschino

Jenna Pieczonka

Mary Pigott

John & Susan Pohl

Susan & Bill Potts

John & Joyce Price

Patricia Radeke

Suzanne Ragen

Michelle Reichelt

Brent & Heidi Reys

Norman & Constance Rice

Kate Roosevelt & Caroline Maillard

Robert & Martha Sander

Briana Mordick Schmidt

Jennifer Schubert

George & Laurie Schuchart

Jeff Sconyers & Debra Godfrey

Brian Screnar

Christian Sidor & Kristina Lin

Spencer & Patricia Smith

Robert & Robin Stacey

Julie K. Stein & Stan Chernicoff

Kirk & Jennifer Stephens

Philip Stoiber

Hally Swift & Eric Strandberg

Barbara Thompson & Tim Malone

Natalie Thompson

Judy Tobin & Michael Baker

Stephanie Toothman

Brian Vautour

Margaret K. Walker

Marilyn Wandrey

Robert & Juanita Watt

Bob Wiley

Rebecca Wilson

Sylvia Wolf & Duane Schular

Wyman Youth Trust

Sharon & Stephen Yamada-Heidner

Melissa Yeager

Erin Younger & Ed Liebow