We are deeply grateful to our Sunburst Society members for making a five-year commitment to Arts for Learning (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland), allowing us to create long-range plans beyond our current fiscal year and stay true to our vision to one day reach every Maryland student.

The Sunburst Society, our multi-year giving society, was launched in October 2010 to provide a legacy of learning in and through the arts. Our members are dedicated to improving our long-term sustainability, maintaining our financial health for years to come while also meeting the current demand for our programs in today’s educational landscape and ensuring our programs are of the highest quality.

Transforming Lives

Trisha and Alan Hoff
Chris and David Wallace
Drs. Nancy Kass and Sean Tunis

Fueling Achievement

Candice and Bill Buckner*
Tea Carnell
Denise Galambos and Bill Kichline
Tracy and Cecil Martin
David and Betsy Nelson
Randy and Stephanie Osteen
Eric and Sara Pripstein*
Sherri and Mark Weinman

Driving Engagement

Barb and Tom Mohler
Megan Sparks

Creating Inspiration

Sheelagh and Adam Allston
Jennifer Andiorio
Bonnie Aubuchon and Dave Holmes
Bruce and Polly Behrens
Darcy and David Bisset
Winnie and Neal Borden
Tom Brown and Susan Weingast
Gina Campbell
Jennifer Carr
Colleen Cashill
Brian and Kathy Chappell
Emily de la Reguera
Brian DeWitt
Chip and Kelly Doetsch
George Doestch
Lorraine and Peter Doo
Elizabeth Drigotas
Bill Eberhart
Stacie Sanders Evans and Ben Evans*
Laura and Brian Hatcher
Brenda and Lee Heikkinen
Betsy Huttar
Harriet and David Hutzler
Roderick Johnson
Cindy and Scott Johnson*
Michal Roxie Johnson
Edward and Pamela Kasemeyer
Barbara and Mort Kesler
Stephanie Kimmons
Jason Kissel and Dr. Donald Abrams*
Barbara and Mitch Krebs
Bobbi Young-Mace and Tim Mace

Amy Macht and George Grose
Susan Magsamen and Dr. Richard Huganir
Sarah Maher
Jackie McCusker
David McKibbin
Julie Medalis and Brian Kelley
Patrick and Amy Mutch
Sarah Nordmann and Carl Nielsen
Sandy Peregoy
Scott Shanklin-Peterson and Terry Peterson*
Catherine Pierre & Van Smith
Melissa and Jonathan Price
Sheree and Gerren Price
Susan Green Rogers
Sarah and John Savage
Eugene Schnell and Monika Springer Schnell
Andrea and Jeff Schram
Beth Seeley and Laura Oldham
Clair Zamoiski Segal
Julie and Tom Sessa*
Kristine Smets and Michael Booth
Jennifer St. Germain
David and Treva Stack
Anne V. Steckel and Brett Frazier
Meredith and James Stewart
Jim and Lorayne Thornton
Shaquayah McKenzie
Bobby and Arden Travers
Leo Wanenchak and David Ruschke
John Williams
Paul and Dorothy Wolman
Courtney Zellmer

*Denotes a founding member who joined in 2010.

"Having watched the impact of the arts during many years as a classroom teacher, I have seen the enthusiasm, connection, and discovery brought about by various creative and cultural art forms. It is imperative to reach every child, while employing multiple modalities of learning. Arts for Learning (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) brings a lively, inclusive education into schools in order to reach children who might not have yet found their passion. To be a part of this process brings a feeling of pride and empowerment to my life and helps me feel connected to improving the education of our future."

Barbara Kesler | Sunburst Society and Arts for Learning Board Member

If you are interested in making sure that we will be around for at least another 75 years to serve the next generation of students, consider joining our society. Membership begins with a $1,000 annual pledge for five years. All contributions provide unrestricted operating funds.

To join or learn more, click here or contact Shaquayah McKenzie at [email protected].