On October 23, 2015, fifteen individuals gathered physically to officially launch the InterGalactic Cultural Relations Institute at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Another 25+ individuals provided moral support from afar. Sherri Brueggemann, Lead Co-founder, along with the individuals listed belowinvestigated the four guiding principles of the IGCRI and concluded that the formation of the institute was a worthy, yet somewhat unrealistic endeavor. The challenge of impossibility, however, is what pushes the organization onward. 

Additional Co-Founders (full length titles and affiliations coming soon) 

Regina Chavez Puccetti, Arts Management Educator
Andrew Connors, Museum Curator
Tony Della Flora, Film and Television Producer
Lea Donatelli, Arts Administrator
Paul Garver, Museum Director
Dennis Gromelski, Theatre Director
Adam Horowitz, USDAC Chief Instigator
Michelle Lucero, Arts Administrator
Maggie Macnab, Graphic Designer
Julia Mandeville, Arts Administrator
Titus O’Brien, Artist/Curator
joni m. palmer, Cultural Planner
Renee Piechocki, Artist/Arts Administrator
Nancy Zastudil, Gallerist

Founders in attendance at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, October 2015