Surel’s Place is entirely funded by philanthropic gifts from individual and corporate donors and private and government grants. We are eternally grateful that so many choose to support the arts and artists through Surel’s Place each year — you can see a full list of all donors from last year and a look at the amazing programming they supported in our annual Catalogue publication linked here.

The easiest and most valuable way to contribute is by becoming a Sustaining Member who automatically donates every month, but individual gifts of all sizes are essential!

An untitled piece from Surel Mitchell’s Umbra series.


The community leaders and national entities that commit to investing $1,000 or more make up our leadership giving society, Surel’s Circle. Their guidance and insight is as valuable as their financial support.

$50,000 and above

National Endowment for the Arts

$15,000 to $25,000

Conservation Voters for Idaho
Rebecca Mitchell Kelada and Samir Kelada
Winston C. and Surel L. Mitchell Foundation

$10,000 to $14,999

Morrison Center Endowment Foundation
Karl and Kerry Wirkus
Together Treasure Valley

$5,000 to $9,999

Stephanie Mitchell
Idaho Commission on the Arts

$2,500 to $4,999

Idaho Community Foundation
Thy Tran and Chris Honcik
Gregg and Trish Mizuta
Red Sky
First Interstate Bank
Hannah Ball
Modern Hotel

$1,000 to $2,499

Phil and Marilyn Sarasqueta
Richard and Anne Hahn
Kris Klegg
Boise Group
Jessica Flynn and Kevin Cairy
Decker and Jessica Rolph
Tumbleweed Bikes
Micron Technology
The Riverside Hotel
Casino Beach
Jane Tharpe
Derek and Danielle Hurd
Francis Brooks and Jack Penix