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The core of what The Mendel Center does is on hold for the moment. Over 100 events have been cancelled since March. Despite a 50% reduction of the annual operating budget, there is still an expected gap of more than $150,000 this fiscal year. The executive orders limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer, and shuttering the Mainstage and Hanson Theatres completely leave little room for revenue generation.

However, we are re-inventing The Mendel Center for a socially distanced world and beyond. During the pandemic, we are connecting with our communities through the Remotely Interested livestream series, Drive-In Live! Concert Series, the Mendel Center Connections interview series which highlights arts and community leaders, micro-weddings, and more. We have also embarked on a project called 100 Conversations – we are ensuring we are relevant, inclusive, and welcoming to a broader range of people by talking with members of the communities we serve.

The Mendel Center will emerge stronger than ever with your help. Your support ensures the lasting presence of The Mendel Center to serve as:

Thanks to a $50,000 matching challenge grant from the Upton Foundation, your contribution has double the impact. Please consider making a contribution below, or by mailing your check made payable to the Lake Michigan College Foundation to:

Lake Michigan College Foundation

Attention: Creating Bridges Campaign

2755 E. Napier Avenue

Benton Harbor, MI 49022


For more information or to discuss contribution options, please contact Mike Nadolski at or 269-927-8109.


Thank you to the following individuals who have already made the decision to support The Mendel Center:

Marv Abbott
Carol & Spike Abernethy
Susan Anderson
J.C. Anderson
Karl & Joyce Andrews
Ron Arturi
Dr. Alice Bacak, O.D.
Susan Balmes, in honor of Roland Bowman
Joe & Bonny Barrett
Earl & Claudette Becher
Celina Bevelhymer
Cindy Birk
Rosanne & Rick Burden
Norman & Sheryl Burns
Nancy Calme
Eileen Carlson
Tom & Heather Catania
Dyann Chenault
Richard & Beth Chubb
Doris Claudon
Adrian Collins
Barbara & Martin Craig
Clara Dansfield
DeGroot Inc.
Elaine Edgecomb
Melissa & Dan Emery
Arnold & Arlene Feinberg
Glen & Cathy Feirick
Larry & Sandy Feldman
Eleanore Flowers
Elaine Fluck
Mary Ann Forsythe
Judith Fowler
Julian & Rhona Frazin
Carla Frischkorn
Kim Jorgensen Gane
Mary Good
Georgiana Gormley
Paul Gray
Alexander Halbleib
Theresa Harrison
Mike & Henrietta Hall
Deanna Heminger
Bailey Hermann
Michael Hoge
Margie Hojara-Hadsell
Dan Hopp
Joyce & Joe Howell
William & Greta Hurst
Doug Jaques
Jennifer Jacobs
Charles Jespersen
Jackie Kamerer
Grace Kelmer
Rich and MaryAnn Kelmer
Bill & Barb Klein
Dan Kmitta
Trevor & Kim Kubatzke
Rom & Norita Lachica
Eric & Audrey Lester
Cindy Leichliter - in honor of Selina McGovern
Dr. Michael & Deborah Lindley
Peter & Kathleen Loveland
Patrick M. Lynch
Kathy Manning
Ann Marie Marlow
Dennis & Kathryn McCarthy
Robert & Bonnie McMillen
Linda McPherson & Terry Wainright 
Charles McKelvy, clarinet
Betty Meyerink
Mike & Sarah Nadolski
Leslie Navarro
Jim Neuman
Bob & Kelly Nightingale
Steve & Patty Nordberg
Michael & Joann Nordin
Jen & Marvell O'Flynn
Candace & Richard Onweller - in memory of Roger Hathaway
Jo Ann Parrish
Barbara Pence
Dr. John Porritt
Kimberly Powell
Quality Mold & Engineering
Dr. R. Rademacher, O.D.
Barbara Radewald
Joelle Regovich
Dale & Cindy Reuss
Rober & Fran Rodstrom - in honor of Grace Kelmer
Sam Roy - in memory of Dave Holt
David & Clare Rutlin
Deanne Rymarowicz - in honor of Ann Marie Marlow
Keith Rydecki
Camille Sandel
Doug & Peggy Schaffer
Jenny & Larry Schanker
Dr. Serge Schillio
Karen & Jerry Schlaack
Micki Schmidt
Gordon Schreiber
Silver Beach Pizza
Silver Harbor Brewing
Carol Sizer
Jim & Joan Smith
Eric & Deborah Standen
Linda Steinke
Jan Street
Tom Street
Linda Stright
Maureen Stritch
Eileen Suva
Lenore Taylor
Judith Thompson
Boyd & Linda Timm
Mary Jo Tomasini & Fred Malawski
Alex & Sara Vanderveen
Jan Versaw
Dana L. Wales, Wales & Associates
Sandra Warren
Gene Weil
Marcia Wiinamaki
Marcia Wineberg
Ned & Diane Wollenslegel
Jonathon R. & Dr. Katie M. Woodhams
Ross & Debbie Woodhams
Larry Wozniak
Mamie Yarbrough 


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