We are pleased to acknowledge the following donors for their generosity and support of the Educational Theatre Foundation in 2019, to date:

Visionary ($25,000 and up)

Robert Greenblatt
Concord Theatricals
Music Theatre International
On The Stage
Oregon Thespians

Benefactor ($15,000 – $24,999)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Disney Theatrical Group

Underwriter ($10,000 – $14,999)

Atticus LLC
Booktix: Online Ticketing Solution
Broadway Licensing/Playscripts
Dramatists Guild Foundation
Mark Drumᵀ
Nancy and Ken Duffy
Gai Laing Jones and Wendell Jones
The Mackintosh Foundation
Irene M. Mecchi
James and Lauren Miller
National Theatre Institute
The Shubert Foundation
Aaron Sorkin
Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Producer ($5,000 – $9,999)

AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Bright Lights Big City Tours LLC
Dramatists Play Service
Lila Gallimore Trust
Junior Theatre Group
Alvin Katzᵀ
New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Realtime Music Solutions
Seat Yourself
Julie Cohen Theobald

Director ($3,000 – $4,999)

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
BMD – Broadway Media Distribution
Coty and Pete Forno
Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau

Designer ($2,000 – $2,999)

Abingdon Theatre Company
Amy Bennett Foundation
Matt Conoverᵀ
Dramatic Publishing Company
Georgia Thespians
Nebraska Thespians

Performer ($1,000 – $1,999)

Barnes Dennig
Benefits Network Insurance
Broadway Life: Student Group Travel
Cleveland Play House
Marion and Dr. Diana Combs
Hunter Bellᵀ
Kansas Thespians
John Langley
Ohio Thespians
Savannah College of Art & Design
Robert W. Scottᵀ
Scott Walker
Trak-1 Technology

Advocate ($500 – $999)

Arkansas Thespians
Laurie Baskin
Krista Carson Elhai
Debbie Corbin
Brian Curl
Helen Duranleau-Brennan
Sharon Dunn
Richard Frazier
Steve Halper
David Tate Hastingsᵀ
Adam Hayward
Iowa Thespians
Laughter Unlimited Inc.
Maryland Thespians
Sumeet Muju
New Jersey Thespians
Patricia Santanello
South Carolina Thespians
Virginia Thespians
Sam Wattersᵀ
West Virginia Thespians

Enthusiast ($250- $499)

Alabama Thespians
Ronald Estradaᵀ
Donna Gerardi
Givenik LLC
John M. Hardawayᵀ
Hawaii Thespians
Indiana Thespians
Louisiana Thespians
Sandra Lundgren
Jessica Mallery
Anita Martin
Jim Millerᵀ
Missouri Thespians
Oklahoma Thespians
Dean Pitchford
Kathryn Riversᵀ
Lori Valentine
Weingart Foundation
Scott Wilsonᵀ

Patron ($100- $249)

Cait Bothwellᵀ
Jim Curtis
Dan Doergerᵀ
Allison and Matthew Dolan
Maryann Fiala
Lindsey Franxman, Miss Jacksonville 2019
Glenn Halcombᵀ
William Halcomb
Carol Lommen
Geoffrey Lowerᵀ ITS #1 NCHS ‘81
Brett Marz
Victor T. Mitchell
Mimi Moller
Brooke Phillips
Andrea Roney
Lauren Schneider
Mary Schuttler
Christa and Stephen Skiles
Keith Vogtᵀ
Angel Wuellner
Aileen Zeigler

Donor (up to $99)

Kehinde Oluwaponmile Akinyemi
Brian Benz
Cammy Bihlᵀ
Nancy Brown
Ginny Butschᵀ
Marlyse Cohen
Nancy Cohen
Sheri Coker
Taylor Davisᵀ
Sandy and Joel Friedman
Irene Imbodenᵀ
Ashley L. Kruger
David LaFleche
Marcy Lebovitz
Kit Lindblomᵀ, MFA
Nick, Amy & Cecilia Lorenzᵀ
Merrill Lynch
Isabelle Meyer
Sandy Morgan
Caela O’Connell
Elizabeth Olds
Laura Pojeᵀ
Megan Rafferty
Tammy Schneider
Caroline Simendinger
Betsy Singer-Lefton
Christina Teed
Gavin Alexander Wilsonᵀ MD
Ali Wintersᵀ

Abbott Laboratories
Apple, Inc.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Magid Glove and Safety
Manheim, Inc.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC
Pella Rolscreen Entertainment
Prudent Financial, Inc.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Walt Disney Company Foundation
Weingart Foundation

The Educational Theatre Foundation wishes to permanently recognize operating, endowment, program, and capital contributions of $25,000 and above. Thank you for making a lasting impact on theatre students and teachers:

Eleanora C. U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Robert Greenblatt

Bequest of Melba Day Sparks Henning (1993)

The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

The Lehrer-Seller Family Fund

The H.B., E.W., and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

Michael Mealiffe and Dean Pitchford

NBC Universal

Oregon Thespians

The Shubert Foundation

The Wunderkinder Foundation


denotes Thespian alumni and member of Club 29, the International Thespian Society alumni annual giving program

We greatly appreciate each gift given in support of the Educational Theatre Foundation, and we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing. Please notify Cait Bothwell, Development Associate, of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting her at 513.977.5529 or

View 2018 donors.