Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund

The Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund supports activities at the Institute on Community Integration that recognize and promote artwork created by people with disabilities. The fund was established by Sheryl and David Evelo in partnership with the Institute to remember their daughter Stephanie, a gifted artist and dedicated Institute employee and colleague.

The fund is currently used to support the Stephanie Award, which is given to one artist per Changing Landscapes art exhibit in Pattee Hall, as well as to purchase artwork for the Evelo Art Collection, a permanent collection of artwork by artists with disabilities on display in Pattee Hall, the Institute's primary building on the Mineapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.

Evelo Art Collection brass plaque

About Stephanie

Stephanie had some incredible strengths.  She had her own vision for her future.  She wanted to work in an office, to live in her own apartment, to have friends, travel, be an artist, babysit, go to dances, be in a bowling league, and more! Her drive for independence led others to help make it happen.  She proved over and over that she was capable, strong, and incredibly resourceful. We miss her dearly and are honored to continue supporting artists with dreams like hers.

How to Donate

To donate to the Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund to further our work in supporting artists with disabilities, go to the University of Minnesota Giving page. You can give a one-time donation or automate your gift on a monthly basis.

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More Information

For more information about the Stephanie Evelo Arts & Disability Memorial Fund or the Changing Landscapes Arts Initiative at the Institute on Community Integration, please contact Megan Dushin at dushi001@umn.edu or 612-626-8649.