The Western Folklife Center is supported by individuals, businesses, foundations and government organizations.

Each of these contributions is critical to the success of our organization and its ability to document the cultural traditions of the West and develop meaningful programs. Read on for a list of our stakeholders and major donors.

major donors


Anna and Susannah Ball
The Bretzlaff Foundation
Marvin L. Burdy Trust
R. Harold Burton Foundation
Denise and Tim Cashman
E.L. Cord Foundation
Gary and Susan Crowe
Debbie Day
Gabelli Foundation
George Gund, IV
The Estate of George Gund III
John and Kelly Hartman Foundation

Robert S. & Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation
Gunnar and Louise Klarr
Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr.
Reds Ranch
Rodeway Inn
E. B. Searle
Marion S. Searle
Sally Searle / SalWil Foundation
Jennifer Speers
Super 8 Motel
Timkin-Sturgis Foundation
Warsh-Mott Funds / Maryanne Mott
Stewart Wilson


stakeholders as of NOVEMBER 20, 2016

Tamara Adams
Jesselie & Scott Anderson
Laurel Andrew
Bill & Mildred Baer
Anna C. Ball
Mary Lou Banta
James & Carol Barnes
Randy & Karen Barrow
Martin Bauer
Larry Biehl & Maggie Kritzer
Ronald & Nancy Blackman
Steve & Michele Boone
Betsy W. Brooks
Steven & Lois  Brown
John Breternitz & Chris Cox
Martin & Sheila Bunker
Beth Carpel
John & Rosann Carpenter
Dr. Gilbert Cochran
Julie Cole
Robert & Patricia Colon
Evie Cranston
John & Robbin Dofflemyer
Rob & Mary Ann Dondero
Harry & Fritsi Ericson
Melvin & Barb Foremaster
John & Judy George
Ed & Sara Groenendyke
George Gund, IV
Aaron Guss
Elizabeth & Stephen Guss
Glen & Casey Guttry
C.J. Hadley
Ralph Hartmann
Karen Hertenstein
Daniel & Carolee Jones
Judy & Don Jones
Cassandra Joseph
Ed & Sue Kingzett
Brian & Becky Lambert
Edmund & Laura Littlefield
Kevin Longwell
Ted & Kelly Lyster

Carol MacGregor
Chris & Bernie Machen
Carl & Marilyn Malkmus
Charlotte & Dick McConnell
Nan McEntire & David Stanley
Anne & Russ McMullen
Samuel & Mary-Ellen McMullen
Lyle & Nancy McNeal
Wallace & Ruth McRae
Maryanne Mott
Charlie & Bev Nightengale
Sarah Ning
George Nolte
Kay & Gene Nowell
Marla Painter & Mark Rudd
Leslie & Ron Parraguirre
Bette Ramsey
Nancy N. Resor
Gordon & Shirley Rock
Lee & Judy Salter
David & Andrea Scott
Sally Searle
Jennifer Speers
Alice & Kevin Steiner
Pat & Shanda Sullivan
Jeff Tant
Jolene & John Telles
Briana Tiberti
Tiffany Tiberti
Tito  & Sandra Tiberti
John & Joan Valaas
Betty Vaughan
Bill Watson
James & Sally Will
Barbara Wilson
Patricia Winther
Denise Withnell & David Wilke
Barbara Worthington
Bill & Mary Wright
Joel Zimmerel & Annie Hatch

Banner image by Christina Barr.