Donna Reed Foundation ABOUT US

​Donna Reed touched many lives with her integrity, courtesy, equity, and humanity. She held a great respect for education and a personal understanding of what it means to follow one's dream.

The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization chartered as a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.

The mission of the Donna Reed Foundation:


  • promotes continuous excellence in education, the performing arts, and community to students of all ages through her upstanding values

  • memorializes Donna's story, achievement, and leadership through the preservation of historical assets such as personal archives and a landmark opera house as a legacy to all who share the dream

  • inspires service and commitment within its communities, membership, and partnerships that sustains a momentum well into the twenty-first century.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Additional tax information is available with the IRS.


Donna Reed Foundation

Robin Bohlin, Office Assistant

Donna Reed Foundation
Board of Directors

Molly Bankston

Emily Wohlers Davis

Pat Fleshner

John Fujii

Kurt Lee

Robert Lyons

Mary Owen

Tony Owen, Jr.

Patti Petersen-Mirkovich

Paul Petersen

Shelley Fabares, President Emerita

Donna Reed Foundation

Jerry Peterman, Archives

Pam Soseman, Archives

Ann Voggesser, Office Assistance

Patti Petersen-Mirkovich, Grants

Roy Voggesser, Building Assistance

John Fujii, Webmaster

Donna Reed Foundation
Brand Development

Economic Growth


Internship Program

Robin Blakely

Creative Center of America


Donna Reed Foundation  

1305 Broadway
Denison, Iowa 51442  USA


PHONE: 712-263-3334

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