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The Mendel Center Box Office is currently open via phone or email from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. 

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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
Dr. Alice Bacak, O.D.
Joe & Bonny Barrett
Earl & Claudette Becher
Celina Bevelhymer
Rosanne & Rick Burden
Norman & Sheryl Burns
Nancy Calme
Tom & Heather Catania
Dyann Chenault
Richard & Beth Chubb
Doris Claudon
Barbara & Martin Craig
Clara Dansfield
DeGroot Inc.
Melissa & Dan Emergy
Arnold & Arlene Feinberg
Glen & Cathy Feirick
Eleanore Flowers
Elaine Fluck
Judith Fowler
Carla Frischkorn
Georgiana Gormley
Paul Gray
Alexander Halbleib
Mike & Henrietta Hall
Bailey Hermann
Michael Hoge
Dan Hopp
William & Greta Hurst
Jennifer Jacobs
Charles Jespersen
Grace Kelmer
Rich and MaryAnn Kelmer
Dan Kmitta
Trevor & Kim Kubatzke
Dr. Michael & Deborah Lindley
Peter & Kathleen Loveland
Patrick M. Lynch
Kathy Manning
Dennis & Kathryn McCarthy
Linda McPherson & Terry Wainright 
Charles McKelvy, clarinet
Betty Meyerink
Mike & Sarah Nadolski
Jim Neuman
Bob & Kelly Nightingale
Steve & Patty Nordberg
Michael & Joann Nordin
Jen & Marvell O'Flynn
Candace And Richard Onweller
Barbara Pence
Dr. John Porritt
Kimberly Powell
Quality Mold & Engineering
Dr. R. Rademacher, O.D.
Barbara Radewald
Joelle Regovich
Dale & Cindy Reuss
David & Clare Rutlin
Keith Rydecki
Doug & Peggy Schaffer
Dr. Serge Schillio
Karen & Jerry Schlaack
Micki Schmidt
Gordon Schreiber
Carol Sizer
Jim & Joan Smith
Jan Street
Tom Street
Maureen Stritch
Eileen Suva
Alex & Sara Vanderveen
Jan Versaw
Dana L. Wales, Wales & Associates
Sandra Warren
Gene Weil
Marcia Wiinamaki
Ned & Diane Wollenslegel
Ross & Debbie Woodhams
Larry Wozniak


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