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Your contribution is greatly appreciated and is fully tax deductible.

In 2010, The Stranger combined forces with Shunpike, providing The Genius Awards with a non-profit umbrella for individual and corporate donations. This Genius Foundation is accepting donations for all five Genius Awards. Every donation, large or small, will keep funding alive for these outstanding artists who challenge their mediums and raise the bar for their peers by rewarding them for their excellence and creative innovation.

We are delighted to continue our Genius Juice program for another year - started by Kid from Kent using booze to fuel the arts, so to speak. Donors who wish to participate in Genius Juice club can contact genius@thestranger.com for info on how and when to buy this delicious original wine created by Sparkman Cellars. Each year there is a limited number of cases produced strictly to raise money for the Genius Awards. Make your $350 donation today by clicking here and join the club!!

Special thanks to Seattle's coolest arts patrons:

  • 2014 Patrons:
  • Neel Joshi
  • Billy & Piper O'Neill
  • Chuck Armstrong
  • Cliff Freed
  • Mary Sult
  • Linn & Allison Scott
  • Chris Sparkman
  • Bob Gannon
  • Carey Christie
  • Christopher Frizzelle
  • Columba McGlynn
  • Dave Barber
  • Diane Callier
  • James Keblas
  • Jens Molbak
  • Jerry Anches
  • Mark Anderson
  • Carl Spence
  • Paula Stokes
  • Peter Fewing
  • Randy & Joselynn Engstrom
  • Rick Rasmussen
  • Tim Keck
  • Tim O'Keefe
  • Troy Peterson
  • Bart Wiley
  • Brian Klein
  • Genius Gifts
  • Leslie & Dale Chihuly
  • Mike Sofie
  • Scott Swerland
  • Terry Jacobson
  • Brian LaMacchia
  • Larry Winn
  • Chad Smed
  • Kevin Corbett
  • 2013 Patrons:
  • Piper & Billy O'Neil
  • Lisa Beard
  • Shana Johnston
  • Jeff Benner
  • Gemma Daggatt
  • Penny Espinoza
  • Jay Jansheski
  • Joseph Roberts
  • Kari Vander Stoep
  • Jeffrey Cantrell
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Patrick Lynch
  • Daniel Rector
  • Marjorie Walker
  • The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund
  • Alaska Airlines VISA Signature Card
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • The Space Needle Corp
  • Snoqualmie Tobacco and Liquor Company
  • Shunpike
  • Amazon
  • The Frye Art Museum
  • Michael Howshar
  • Leslie Chihuly
  • Peter J Johnson
  • Ken Avedisian
  • Ronald Leamon
  • Michael J Sloate
  • Larry Winn
  • Gerard Parr
  • Chad Smed
  • Brian LaMacchia
  • Scott Swerland
  • Randy Engstrom
  • Mary Bacarella
  • Terry Jacobsen
  • Carl Spence
  • Scott Wasner
  • Mike Sofie
  • Darrell Beetham
  • James Bianco
  • Brad Brotherton
  • Cliff Freed
  • Michael Jacobsen
  • Steve Manning
  • Lisa Shroyer
  • Kevin Jacobsen
  • 2012 Patrons:
  • Billy O'Neil
  • Sherry Prowda
  • Greg James
  • Benjamin Wasner
  • Ian MacNeil
  • Chad Smed
  • Cliff Freed
  • Brad Brotherton
  • Leslie Chihuly
  • Peter McLoughlin
  • Curtis Fowler
  • Colin Kaufmann
  • Ginger Anderson
  • Mark Anderson
  • Scott Swerland
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Lacey Clemmons
  • Eve Enslow
  • Greg Enslow
  • Jason Lajeunesse
  • Habib Loew
  • Stephen Marcus
  • Molly Mccarthy
  • Scott Lawrimore
  • Jaime Rossignol
  • Vy T Le
  • Sheri Olson
  • Sharon M Arnold
  • Abigail Guay
  • Jenifer K Ward
  • 2011 Patrons:
  • Lucky Seven Foundation
  • Amazon.com
  • Neumos Founder's Fund
  • The Weintraub Family / Seattle Foundation
  • Barbara & Michael Malone
  • Bill and Ruth True
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • 2010 Patrons:
  • A Kid From Kent
  • Jon and Mary Shirley