About the Foundation

The Balloon Museum's Biggest cheerleader

Our Mission is to Uplift

The Balloon Museum Foundation is a private, non-profit entity that proudly raises awareness, involvement, and funds for the Balloon Museum. Our goal is to uplift the Museum through project collaboration and shared information and resources. We promote the Museum through a network of local and international supporters.

2023 Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation

Foundation members help us support the Balloon Museum and enjoy exclusive access and awesome discounts.

Here's How We Support the Museum

Balloon Museum Foundation initiatives raise awareness, involvement, and funds for the Balloon Museum

Business Sponsorships

The generosity of our business sponsors helps us put on awe-inspiring exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Foundation events

The Foundation hosts dozens of signature events each year to celebrate ballooning and the wonders of lighter-than-air flight.

Foundation memberships

Memberships help us support the Museum and are your ticket to exclusive access and awesome discounts.

Shop to

Proceeds from the Balloon Museum Shoppe help the Foundation support Balloon Museum initiatives.

Board of Directors

The Balloon Museum Foundation Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction for all of our programming.

Shauna Abruzzo

founding family, REcruiter, Arizona autism charter school

Michael Anderson

Museum Founder, Anderson Enterprises

Missy Anderson

Exponential AI Account Lead, Customer Excellence and Delivery

Stephanie Anderson-Pugash

Museum Founder, Anderson Enterprises

Jeff Berry

VP Market Manager, Cumulus Media

Troy Bradley

Chief Pilot, Rainbow Ryders

Karen Brown, PhD

Retired, State Parks

carol crawford

associate broker, re/max alliance

Peter Cuneo


Chair Pilot & Retired, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Tom Dawe

Retired, Attorney

Richard Hanna

Qualifying Broker, Hanna Commercial, LLC

Gerald (Jerry) Landgraf

President, Nob Hill Development Corp


Director, Lutheran
Advocacy Ministry

Janice McCrary

Retired, CPA

Amanda Molina

Vice President, The Garrity Group

Yuriria Morales

Regional Representative, New Mexico Economic Development Department

Bobbi Kay Nelson

nelson & company cpa

Jeremiah Ritchie

Vice President and General Counsel, New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company

Jeremy Rutherford

Governmental Affairs, Rutherford Group, LLC

Paul Smith

retired - Executive Director, Balloon Fiesta

Jacques W. Soukup

Museum Founder, Collections

Alan Zielinski

President, National Kitchen & Bath Assoc.

In Loving Memory

Patty Anderson

Museum Founder, Anderson Enterprises

Foundation Staff

Laurie Magovern

Executive Director

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Jane Lindt


Colleen Franco

Marketing and Communications Manager

Misty Carty

Membership manager and tech officer

Kate Anella

Program and operations coordinator

Jane Lindt


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