Sheryl and David Evelo, in partnership with ICI, founded the Art for All endowment in 2012, in memory of their daughter Stephanie Evelo (1969-2012), a gifted artist and dedicated ICI employee and colleague. 

Today, Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Program for Art Inclusion at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Community Inclusion, supports the work of emerging and professional artists with disabilities by connecting them with the wider community through exhibits and events. These events create inclusive spaces for discussing, promoting, and selling artists’ work, enhancing the community’s understanding of artists with disabilities and their vision of the world. The program embodies ICI’s mission of improving policies and practices to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities, and those receiving educational supports, are valued by and contribute to their communities of choice.

Stephanie Evelo wearing glasses and a pink shirt with a black blazer.

Committee Members

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Rebecca Dosch Brown, Adviser

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Mark Olson,  Adviser

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Nik Fernholz, Program Manager

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Uma Oswald, Adviser

Black woman with long dark hair, her hands pressed together at the fingertips.

Lissa Karpeh,  Adviser

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James Rocco, Adviser

Bearded Black man wearing glasses and a blue shirt smiling, inside.

Macdonald Metzger, Adviser

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Andy Thaden, Adviser

Sheryl and David Evelo smiling, standing outside with snow covered trees and ground behind them.

Sheryl and David Evelo, Founders