Books, Brushes & Bands for Education recognizes our many generous friends —
individuals, families, corporations and foundations who make it possible for us to do our work.
The following listing represents cumulative cash and in-kind gifts received.



City of Hammond

$5,000 – $14,999

Indiana Arts Commission

$1,000 – $4,999

Catherine & Calvin Bellamy
Hammond Community Corp.

$500 – $999

Hammond Community Corp.
Milan Kruzynski Hammond Port Authority
Melissa Farrell

$1 – $499

Trudy Adoba
Anonymous (5)
First Merchant Bank
John R. Black
Susan Black
Omerrial Butchee
Ellen Byrne
Jessica Chmielewski
Dover Chemical Corporation
Joan Crist
Catherine Danko
Lori Dedelow
Superior Engineering
Florence Evans
Kristyn Evelyn
Russell Foote
Burns-Kish Funeral Homes Inc.
Anita Gibson
Rebecca Goedeck
Michelle Golden
Michael & Christina Griffin
Bernardo Grisolia’s Concrete Work
Brown Insurance Group
Barbara Hargrove
Colleen Hickman
Janet Hoffman
Karen Hug
Insure All Insurance LLC
Lois Jancich
Cindy Jerge
Jess Kulpa
Lake County Public Library
Dwayla Lamb
Marilyn Leonian
Dr. Steven A. Levin
Lucy Lopez
Zora Ludwig
Stephanie Madison
Janellen McCoy
Kelly Meyer
Barbara Mitchell
Linda Moll
Janet Moran
Heidi & Arthur Morgan
Alexis Nelson
Network for Good
James Nolting
Professional Locomotive Services
Kathleen Potvin
Margo Powers
Anthony Puntillo, DDS
Matt Reardon
Jean and Bill Robinson
Gail Rodovich
Marianne Ruffing
Leah & Ruben Sernas
Smith Sersic LLC
Dan (Councilman at Large) Spitale
Pamela Sussman
Laura Tarnow
April Valentine
Gabi Vecchio
Dr. Amy Jo Wadas
Jack & Carol Waters
Dennis & Tamra Wells
Martha Wilke
Rosemary Wojdyla
Daniel Wolff
Kathy Zarth
Rebecca Zarth

Spring Tea

BEE-lieve Spring Tea is an annual fundraiser held to support all music programs of BBB4E.

Below are the following donors of 2019.

Friends of BBB4E

Bernardo Grisolia’s Concrete Work
Brown Insurance Group
Burns-Kish Funeral Homes, Inc.
Dover Chemical Corporation
First Merchant Bank
Insure All Insurance LLC
Levin Eye Care Center
McR Partners, LCC
Smith Sersic, Attorneys at Law
Superior Engineering, LLC

Enthusiast of BBB4E

Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits

Book Brigade

Book Brigade: A Call to Action is an on-going program that helps put donated books into the hands of the community through volunteers going door-to-door. Learn more here.

Below are the book donors of 2019:

Astrid Arnold
Derek Bodley
Stacey Burgess-Brundige
Theresa Hellems
Judy Morales
Sally O’Neill
Rosemary Peckler
Susan Riggle
Susan Tabers
Mary Taylor

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