Moondance Celebrates Heard Museum at 90, Raises $1.1 Million

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Posted By on November 7, 2019
Mary Ellen McKee, Ellen Stiteler, Laurie Stiteler & David Roche

The Event: Moondance at The Heard

The Cause: The Heard Museum

Gala Chairs: Mary Ellen & Robert H. McKee

Gala Honorees: Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Assiniboine/Chippewa) // Ellen & John Stiteler

Presenting Sponsors: Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance // Sharron & Del Lewis

Event Date: October 26, 2019

Venue: The Heard Museum

Dollars raised: $1.1 million

Event Entertainment: The evening began with cultural performances from Grace Elias (Gila River Indian Community), Eva Bighorse (Diné), Ryon Polequaptewa (Hopi) and Derrick Davis (Hopi/Choctaw). The night concluded with dancing to Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s.

Notable Moments: Guests celebrated the kickoff of the Heard’s 90th anniversary, the induction of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Courtyard, and the opening of the Heard’s new original exhibition, David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry.

Photo credit: Haute Media

Mary & Tom Hudak
Penny & Larry Gunning, Patti & Fred Lau
Oscar Ortega, Sharron Lewis, John Melamed & Wick Pilcher
Marina & Robert Moric & Janis Lyon
Javier Torres & Ginger Sykes Torres
Doug Hyde
Brody Stiteler, John Stiteler & Allison Stiteler
Erin & Jeff Goodman with Ellen Solowey
Jan & Howard Hendler
Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy-O’s
Jill Rivera

About Jill Rivera

Jill Rivera is a contributing writer for Frontdoors Media.