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 2014 Inspiration Alcona has been a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donations to which are eligible for tax deductions. See the donations page for ways in which to donate.

$300 or more

Carroll Broadcasting
Anthony Frawley 
The Hon. Laura Frawley 
Harrisville Arts Council  
Lost Lake Woods Club 
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
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