Inspiration Alcona's Sponsors

2012 Founding Sponsors

In early 2012 Inspiration Alcona was just a dream, a group of people who had banded together to create an arts and music retreat even though they had no venue, no instructors and no money.

Thanks largely to the kindness and generosity of a number of Alcona County businesses and residents, that dream became a reality in September 2012 when the first annual Alcona Arts Retreat was held.

Those donors who trusted us in our first year continue to hold a special place in our hearts.

A number of these original backers continue to help each year. Since 2013 Inspiration Alcona has been a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donations to which are eligible for tax deductions as allowed by law.


$300 or more

Carroll Broadcasting
Anthony Frawley 
The Hon. Laura Frawley 
Harrisville Arts Council  
Lost Lake Woods Club 
Moosetales 
Judy and Will St. John 
Helen Sanecki 
Dr. David Vanderlinde 
WATZ Radio

$200 or more

David H. Cook 
Flour Garden Restaurant 
Signs and Graphics by Delgado 
Northeast Michigan Artists Guild 
Sunrise Tool Products 
WCMU Radio

$100 or more

Alcona Motors 
Alcona County Review 
Alcona Tool and Machine 
Cater to Critters 
Dragonfly Art Gallery 
East Shore Art Guild 
Hillman Extrusion 
Edward Jones Inc.
K.C. Kevwitch, who wrote the first check
Kris Mart

Sponsors from Other Years

Since 2012 we've enjoyed the support of more than 60 additional individuals, local businesses, and local, state and national granting agencies. The experiences Inspiration Alcona can provide depend on the generosity of these and our original sponsors.
Dell Corporation
Eric and Kathleen Dunckel
Ted and Chris Fines
Ed Foster
Great Lakes North Gallery
Greenbush Chamber of Commerce
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Helen Hierta
JB Auto
The Kahn Gallery
Kris Mart 
Jean Kubiszewski
Lincoln Lions
Judy and Warren MacNeill
Julie McQueen
Meijer's
Michigan Humanities Council
Miller Office Machine
Mr. Ed’s IGA
Modern Craft Winery
National Endowment for the Arts
Northeastern Window and Door
Northland Area Federal Credit Union
Oscoda Canoe Rental
Pfizer Foundation
Dick and Linda Powe
Joan Shively
Springfed Arts
Spruce Presbyterian Church
Sunrise Artists of Michigan
Thomas Allen Luke Charitable Fund
Women 2 Women Michigan
Carol and Charles Yager

Sponsors for 2019

These businesses and individuals donated money to Inspiration Alcona and Farm to Fork Alcona in 2019. We are grateful to those who are new to giving to us and especially appreciative of the longterm support of those who have continued giving over the years.
Abend Brothers  Collision    
Alcona Animal Clinic    
Alcona Chamber of Commerce    
Alcona Community Schools    
Alcona County Library    
Alcona Health Center    
Alcona Motors    
Alcona Tool    
Alcona-Alpena Area Credit Union    
Alpena Beverage    
Amazon Smile    
AuSable Collision    
Byce Real Estate    
Chicago Community Foundation    
Chippewa Farm Supplies    
Cole's Appliance    
Connie's Restaurant    
David Cook
Laura Frawley   
Graham-Carl Agency    
Greenstone Fare Credit Services 
Susan J. Haight
Harrisville Eye Care    
Helen Hierta    
Kris Mart
NorthEast Michigan Artists Guild  
Northeast Window and Door    
Northland Credit Union    
Oryana    
PayPal Giving Fund    
Richard Mills    
Judith Riley  
Roger Lemon Insurance    
Rosa's Lookout Inn    
Will and Judy St. John
Suez Energy (Lincoln Power)  
Sunrise Garden Club  
Dave and Lynn VanderLinde      
Walmart