In summer 2012, the Interlochen Center for the Arts Board of Trustees authorized a comprehensive fundraising campaign to ensure the ongoing strength and vitality of Interlochen. After a four-year “quiet phase,” securing gifts from loyal supporters, we officially launched CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen on July 23, 2016.

This Campaign, which ended on October 31, 2018, strived to prepare Interlochen for its second century by helping this vibrant arts institution:

  • Create bold new programs that pave the way for the future of the arts
  • Increase scholarship support for aspiring artists from all backgrounds
  • Complete the revitalization of our campus
  • Broadcast important and powerful news, music and original programming to communities across northern Michigan and the world

“The arts provide inspiration to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether it be to those artists in their creative pursuits or to audiences who are able to share in these journeys.

We see this in all aspects of life at Interlochen – students being inspired by great teachers and by one another, parents seeing how truly transformational arts education can be for their children, to local audiences who are inspired by a live performance on campus or on Interlochen Public Radio, and to the many volunteers and staff, who know how fortunate we are to be part of this great institution, and to see how it truly makes a difference in today’s world.

As Co-Chairs of the Campaign Cabinet for CREATE AMAZING, we are proud to lead this exceptional institution’s most significant fundraising campaign to date and to ensure it continues to set the standard for arts education worldwide.

Please join us and CREATE AMAZING, giving everyone a place to excel, be inspired and to unite through the power of the arts.”

Campaign Cabinet

Nancy Hoagland- Campaign Co-Chair
President, Mariel Foundation
Partner, Alden Parkes Furniture
Maple City, Michigan & Montara, California
(Current Trustee; Camp ’74)

Nick Mischler- Campaign Co-Chair
Retired Physician Executive
Waunakee, Wisconsin
(Camp & Academy Parent ’89, ’90-94)

Jane Becker
Glen Arbor, Michigan

Bob Bowman
Former President of Business and Media, Major League Baseball
Westport, Connecticut
(Camp Parent ’09-12)

Richard Chormann
President and CEO (Ret.), First of America Bank Corporation
Empire, Michigan & Naples, FL
(Former Trustee; Camp Parent ’78-79; Camp Grandparent ’03-12)

Vincent DiMartino
Interlochen Valade Fellow, International Trumpet Soloist
Matton Professor of Music Emeritus, Centre College
Danville, Kentucky
(Camp Faculty ’05-Present; Academy & Camp Staff/Faculty Parent ’00-02, ’05-06, ’11-12)

Carl Ellenberger
Retired Neurologist and Founder, Music at Gretna, Inc.
Mount Gretna, PA
(Camp ’54-57, Stage Crew ’60-62, Camp Physician ’73-75)

Cynthia L. Hann
Vice President, Chormann Family Foundation
Oakton, Virginia
(Current Trustee; All State ’78-79; Camp Parent ’03-12)

Susan Kettering
Vice President, Kettering Family Foundation, Philanthropist
Professional Photographer
Maple City, Michigan
(Current Trustee)

John Manuel
Vice President of Global Logistics & Advance Teams, The Elton John Band/Rocket Entertainment
Las Vegas, Nevada & Interlochen, Michigan
(Current Trustee; Camp ’81-82, Academy ’82-83;
Camp & Academy Parent ’07-16)

Dr. Elaine H. Mischler
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health (retired)
Waunakee, Wisconsin
(Current Trustee; Camp & Academy Parent ’89, ’90-94)

Shari Morgan
Retired Attorney and Advertising and Market Research Professional, BBDO Worldwide
Orchard Place, Michigan
(All State ’76-78; Univ. ’79)

William Nelson
Consultant and Member of Board of Directors, Peregrine Petroleum
Dallas, Texas
(Current Trustee; Camp, Academy & Camp Staff Parent ’02, ’05-07, ’13-14)

Sarah Richards
President (Ret.), Hawaii Theatre Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
(Camp ’58; Camp Staff ’62-64)

Taoya Wang
Managing Director and Legal Representative, Beijing Yang Rou Hu Tong Jewelry Exchange Center
Beijing, China
(Camp & Academy Parent ’11-12, ’12-16)

Shirley Young
President, Shirley Young Associates, LLC
New York, New York & Shanghai, China
(Trustee Emerita)

Honorary Member
Vince Gilligan
Executive Producer, Better Call Saul
Los Angeles, California
(Academy ’81-82)

Board of Trustees

Glynn T. Williams
President and CEO
Williams & Moore Capital Corporation
Reliance Aerotech, Inc. & Reliance Aerotech Services, Inc.
Navhouse Corporation
Authentic Seacoast Company
Toronto, Canada

Vice Chair
Sarah Harding
Associate Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Evanston, IL

Vice Chair
Becky Ruthven
CEO, Ruthven & Associates, LLC
Westport, CT

Keith W. Baum
Managing Director, Asset Management, Abbot Downing
Scottsdale, AZ
(Arts Academy ’74-76)

Andrew W. Cordonnier
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP (retired)
Washington, DC
(Arts Camp ’80, Arts Academy ’81)

Casey G. Cowell
Chairman/Owner, Durandel, Inc.
Traverse City, MI

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian
Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz
Laguna Beach, CA

Lowell J. Gruman
Principal, Boomerang Catapult, Inc.
Traverse City, MI

Cynthia L. Hann
Vice President, Chormann Family Foundation
Oakton, VA
(All State ’78-79)

Steve Hayden
Vice Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (Retired), Ogilvy & Mather, Inc.
New York, NY
(Arts Camp ’62, Arts Academy ’62-64)

Nancy L. Hoagland
President, Mariel Foundation
Maple City, MI
(Arts Camp ’74)

Timothy M. Jackson
Vice President, Media and Distribution Platform Sales, ATEME, Inc.
Crystal Lake, IL
(Arts Camp staff ’80, ’81)

J. Christopher Kojima
Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, NY

Barbara Kratchman
Founder, ArtServe Michigan
Business Ombudsman, Michigan Department of Commerce, State of Michigan (Retired)
Bloomfield Hills, MI

John Manuel
Vice President, Global Logistics & Advance Teams, The Elton John Band/Rocket Entertainment
Las Vegas, NV
(Arts Camp ’81-82, Arts Academy ’82-83)

Dr. Elaine H. Mischler
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health (retired)
Waunakee, WI

William C. Nelson
Consultant, Peregrine Petroleum
Dallas, TX

Tom Quinn
Attorney/Tax/Insurance Consultant
St. Pete Beach, FL

Dr. Barrett J. Rollins
Chief Science Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Boston, MA
(Arts Camp ’64-65, ’79)

Claire E. (Corson) Skinner
CEO and Chairman (retired), Coachmen Industries
Naples, FL
(Arts Camp ’71)

Sara Whiting
Founder and (Retired) President, Florida Collegiate Summer League (FCLS)
Windsor, FL

The Honorable Kurtis T. Wilder
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Ann Arbor, MI
(All State ’79-80)

Zhibai (Bill) Zheng
Chief Designer – Asia Pacific, Fiat Chrysler Automobile
Shanghai, China
(Arts Camp ‘91, Arts Academy ‘92-96)

Ex-Officio Trustees

David P. Min
Vice President Strategic Planning, The Walt Disney Company
Menlo Park, CA
(Arts Camp ’79-80)

Trey Devey
President, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, MI

Family Campaign Ambassadors

The Family Campaign is the employee and volunteer component of Create Amazing: The Campaign for Interlochen. The Interlochen employees and volunteers listed below have graciously volunteered to stay informed about the Campaign and serve as resources for other Interlochen employees and volunteers.

Sonja Baker

Tom Bara
Music – Organ

Margaret Beery

Dan Besselsen

Matthew Cochran
Music – Guitar

Catherine Creighton

Conor Dailey
Academy Senior – Tuba

Phil Fairchild
Dining Services

Margaret Fako
Information Technology

Chad Gapinski
Academic and College Counseling

Byron Hanson
Honorary Ambassador, Archivist (Ret.)

Courtney Kaiser-Sandler
Music – Singer-Songwriter

Chad Kamrow
Liberal Arts

Autumn Kirby

Bianca Layog
Academy Sophomore – Creative Writing

Zach Lynn
Residence Life

Shawn McDaniel
Campus Safety and Transportation

Maureen Michaels
Marketing and Communications

Janet Morris
Admission and Financial Aid

Brian O’Boyle
Campus Safety and Transportation

Jennifer Richards
Human and Institutional Resources

Nora Robinson
Liberal Arts

Mindy Zacher Ronayne
Visual Arts

Andy Skerik

Renee Skerik
Music – Viola

Nancy Stagnitta
Music – Flute

Lesley Tye
Creative Writing and Motion Picture Arts

Dan Wanschura
Interlochen Public Radio

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