Annual Support

The support of community members like you is vital as we seek to continue educating children and adults in the value of the performing arts and to being a catalyst for the redevelopment of Dayton’s downtown area. Your annual gifts bridge the gap between ticket prices and the rising costs of bringing only the very best Broadway shows to our community. Annual Funds also ensure that our performance venues are professionally maintained for your enjoyment and for future audiences.


Thank you to our generous Annual Fund donors!

For more information about the benefits of becoming an Annual Fund donor, please contact Paula McLaughlin, Manager – Individual Giving & Donor Relations, at 937-228-7591, ext. 3018.

Annual Fund Donor Benefits


Impresario $10,000+

  • We share our sincere thanks to our top contributors in our preshow remarks.
  • Concierge service – including a Citilites reservation, priority seating, and free use of our beautiful preperformance reception room – makes the theatre experience superb.*

Producer $7,500 – $9,999

  • Producers get the star treatment, including a preshow dinner for four with VTA President Ken Neufeld at Citilites (excluding alcohol), premium tickets to Premier Health Broadway Series productions.*
  • Six tickets to a selected performance at the Victoria Theatre.*

Director $5,000-$7,499

  • We honor Directors with VIP parking during each Premier Health Broadway Series production.
  • For Directors to share their love of theatre with friends, we offer three extra tickets at any one VTA presentation.*
  • You are on the guest list for impromptu theatrical experiences throughout the season.

Playwright $2,500-$4,999

  • We encourage theatre appreciation by allowing Playwrights to bring one friend for free to any one VTA presentation.*
  • Complimentary parking during any Premier Health Broadway Series production makes the theatregoing experience seamless.

Star $1,500-$2,499

  • We reward entrance to the President’s Circle with an invitation to the prestigious President’s Circle Reception.
  • Stars also receive two complimentary beverages at each Premier Health Broadway Series production.


Stage Manager $750-$1,499

  • To recognize the highest level of patron contribution, we formally thank our Stage Managers at a special donor celebration.

Designer $300-$749

  • We offer Designers access to presale tickets and an intimate backstage tour of the historic Victoria Theatre or Schuster Center, as well as invitations to intermission receptions.

Artist $75-$299

  • We honor Artists’ contributions with inclusion in the list of donors in the Premier Health Broadway Series program book.

* Subject to availability.

Each level of giving receives the benefits listed at that level and all those listed below that level.

President's Circle Donors

Impresario ($10,000 and above)

Charles D. Berry
Kate and Steve Hone
Kettering Family Philanthropies
Lou and Steve Mason
Richard A. Mullen

The Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation
Rick and Jane Schwartz
David Wyse
The Wyse Family Foundation

Producer ($7,500-$9,999)

Robert H. Brethen Foundation
Donald M. and Dorthea Hunt Spindler Endowment Fund

Dr. and Mrs. D. Weeks, II
Everett and Marge Yowell

Director ($5,000-$7,499)

Bob and Betty Fritschie
Ruth I. and Henry H. Hoefer Memorial Fund
James Kurek and Linda Black-Kurek
Bill and Jackie Lockwood Foundation

Mary Kaye and Fred Manchur
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Walther
Betsy and Lee Whitney
Christopher and Jamie Wyse

Playwright ($2,500-$4,999)

Nell Baker
Bonnie and Neil Freund
Drs. Kirby and Rita Heritage
Hieronymus Family Fund, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Jensen
Jeffrey Levine
Wendy and Vince Lewis
Dave London and Kim Dinsmore
Dale and Karen Medford

Pam and Stu Merl
Ken and Nancy Quinter
John and Tanya Rhodes
Dominick and Peg Rinaldi
Annette and Monte Salsman
Martha and Mark Shaker
Norman and Mary Rita Weissman and Family
Darden and Debbie Whitaker
Ray Wylam

Star ($1,500-$2,499)

Joe and Maryann Bausman
Steve and Jo Beinlich
Tom and Babs Bettcher
Clarence and Judy Bittner
David and Stephanie Dickerson
Barbara Duncombe and Carol Hagner
John and Beth Ey
Wm. Minott Gaillard
Larry S. Glickler and Charles L. Quinn
Steve and Carolyn Harmon
Sammye Harrison
Larry and Susan Hodapp

Eric and Lela Marcus
Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign
Lee Monnin
Ms. Marla Schuster-Nissan
Ed and Fran O’Shaughnessy
Casey and Jason Ott
Ms. Nan P. Parrott
Diane and Bill Schaff
Bill and Cynthia Uhl

Patron Level Donors

Stage Manager ($750-$1,499)

Mr. John Arthur
Gary and Rachel Auman
Margaret and Bill Bloebaum
Dr. J.M. Bocock
Cal and Nancy Busch
Robert and Donna Curry
Helen and Rocky Demers
Paul and Jacqueline DePalma
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Deschenes
Don and Sue Dugan
Dr. Robert R. and Beverly Gardner
Bruce and Mayumi Hall
Keith and Claire Hoffman
Joseph & Barbara Hollander
Russell M. Holtz
and Sherrie E. Klein
Ms. Jean Judge

Heather Juhascik
Albert and Fern Leland
Bill and Sally Lincoln
Louise and Stan Maher
Carol and Vail Miller
Bob and Linda Nevin
Jeanette and Jim Patton
Judy Payne
Col. and Mrs. Wayne C. Pittman, Jr.
Jean Raga
Colleen Ryan
Harold and Marie Shanks
Rich and Jackie Siefring
Gail and Dick Wagner
Neil Webster
David Jason Wyse
Robert, Melissa and Michaela Young

Designer ($300-$749)

Allan and Nancy Anderson
Brenda D. Arnett
Patrick and Karen Bachelder
Barlow Family
Dwight and Marsha Bartlett
Art and Kathleen Bauer
Robert J. Belisle
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Caccamo
Larry and Donna Campbell
Dr. David and Amy Carter
Anastasia Christopher
Dr. Michael Chune
Rob and Sandy Cornell
Richard and Rebecca Courtney
Liz Cox
Marty and Jack Culp
John Culp
Susan B. Davis
David L. Dellis
Bob and Donna Duplain
Laura Enzbrenner and Bob Eling
Dr. Mike Ervin
Richard E. Feldmann
James and Leatha Ferncez
Lura B. Gabriele
Janet and Don Grieshop
Susan and Joe Gruenberg
Marilyn and Russell Hackett
Tom and Sarah Haydon
Jon & Marj Hazelton
Harry & Zoe Hittner
Roy & Pat Horvath
Aaron and Amy Huesman
Kevin and Sandra Hyde
Edmond Corday & Leslie Hyll
Byron and Susan Kentner
Marilyn and Larry Klaben
Dr. and Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman
Chuck and Karen Kronbach
Bryan and Stephanie LaPlant
Mr. Thomas Laufersweiler
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. LeSourd, Jr.
James A. and Ellen M. Luken
Manpower of Dayton, Inc.
Teresa Martin
Dr. Connie McCarroll
Roger and Mary McClure
Tom McColgan and Lilly Meyer
Ron McCray
Pat and David McDonald
David McGillivary
Bill and Donna McGraw
John and Kathleen McKeon
Jarrod McNaughton

Betty and Dan Meininger
David and Nancy Neer
Shaun and Susan Nicholson
Charles Norman
Joseph L. Nutter
Susan Henry and Perry Nystrom
Rick and Cheri Ohmer
Dr. Robert and Beverly Orosz
Linda Orr
Jimmie Parker
Ronald Dean Patrick
Col (Ret) and Mrs. James Pendergast
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perez
Sandi Pfennig
Ms. Joann Plotkin
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Prophater
Ken and Marianne Pugar
Jean and Ron Rockafellow
James and Judy Rudd
Jonathan and Bambi Saxe
Col. Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff
Debra J. Serie
Carol Sheehan
David F. Sikora
Thomas & Roberta Smigel
Richard Smythe
Brad and Tina Snider
Mr. and Mrs. Rajesh Soin
Ms. Robin Spiller
Bernice L. Stephen
Rick Stover
Lois and Roger Sutherland
Heidi Tucholski
Marla M. Vichich
Nancy and Rick Vogel
Glenn and Jane Watts
Paul and Susanne Weaver
Tony and Karen Wendeln
Eric and Jan Whitmer
Mr. Bill Wilson
Thomas and Debra Winstel
Susan and Randy Woods
Carol Yegerlehner

Artist ($75-$299)

Anonymous Donors
John and Sharon Abbott
Helen Abramovitz
Dr. Howard and Judy Abromowitz
Gene and Gwen Adams
Adams Robinson Enterprises, Inc.
Doris and Ron Adler
Jennifer, Judi and Lauren Aiken
James Aldrich
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Ohio Epsilon Chapter
Jill Altvater
Thomas and Lisa Alvetro-Rossman
Ms. Shirley Ark
Mr. and Mrs. John Artz
Ron and Noreen Atkins
James and Vicki Back
Carol and Michael Baer
Leonard P. and Marianne Bailey
Ken and Judy Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Baird
Debra Baker and Michael Baker
Judy Baker
Sharyn and Gary Bambauer
Jack and Carlyle Barnard
Fred and Joy Bartenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bayliff
Dr. Marc Belcastro
Miss Martha L. Bell
Elaine and Joe Bettman
Ray and Pauline Blatz
Allen and Gail Blincoe
Judy and John Bloom
Dr. John K. Boedigheimer
Larry A. Boos
Sue Borchers
Dr. Ann Bowers
David and Sandra Brand
Dr. and Mrs. James E. Breisch
Jim and Beverly Broestl
Randy and Angie Brooks
Mrs. Phyllis Buchwalder
Carol and John Bucklew
Brenda K. Burkholder
Kevin and Jane Busarow
Ellyn Carfrey
Jeanne Carlson
Glen and Lynn Carr
Robert L. Caspar Jr.
Bob & Ruth Chandler
Shirley S. Chang
Melissa Chapman
Shelly Charles
Annette Chavez
Thea Chiles
Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Chu
Bruce and Charla Clapp
Steve and Stephanie Clark
William and Catherine Clark
Gary and Jane Clemans
Mary Collier
Anthony and Lynda Colussi
Richard Considine
Tom Cooper
Michael Cocoran
Gregg and Linda Cross
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Crouch
Mr. and Mrs. K. Michael Crumley
Richard Dailey
Janice and Ralph Daniels
John Davis
Georgene Dawson
Joyce E. Dean and Mary Ellen Batiuk
Ron and Judy Decker
David DeSantis
Barbara and William Devenzio
Sandra Dobberstein
John and Lynne Dorn
Dorothy Lane Market, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Drozd
Barbara Dunaway
John and Kathy Dunn
Susan and Louis A. Eckert
Richard and Mayann Eckhardt
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Edmonson
Helena and John Ehrhart
David and Kathleen Elliot
Melvin and Sondra Elliott
Mr. Brandon Barnett & Dr. Kendra Engle
Richard and Karen Engman
Bob and Tammi Eslinger
Robyn and Norman Essman
Dave and Jane Ewing
Ron and Pam Eyink
Lee Falke
Beverly Fambacher
Dr. Lynn Farney
Grace and Frank Fasano
Allan and Mary Kay Feller
Tom and Loretta Feller
Charles Fenstermaker
Thomas and Marilyn Ferdelman
Judith and Joe Fergus Charitable Foundation
Patricia Ferguson
Marc and Eileen Ferree
Don and Rose Filicetti
Christine Fischer
Michael and Jennifer Fischer
Mr. John Flach
Mary and Dan Fleischman
John and Julia Frantz
William H. Frapwell
Lt. Col. Ret. and Mrs. Daniel French
Thomas and Grace Frericks
Terry Friesenborg
Gary and Deborah Froelich
Ms. Carole and Ms. Sandy Frommeyer
Jeffrey Froelich
James and Lisa Gaines
Thomas and Kay Gallagher
Ginny Gambrell
Joseph Gannon
David Geers
Mr. Philip H. Geiger
S. Bradley Gillaugh
Gershow Family Fund
Tina Gillespie
Beth Gilliland
Kim and Bret Givens
Elizabeth Gladney
Lynn and David Goldenberg
Barbara and James Gorman
Gary and Sharon Gottschlich
Daniel and Michelle Gouge
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Grady
Gary Gravette
Martha R. and Everett L. Gray Fund
Mr. John Grossnickle
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Von Gruenigen
Rick Grove
Paul and Kathi Gruner
Kory Gunnerson
Jacob, Andrew, and Gabrielle Haines
Dan and Doris Hall
Dorothy and Thomas Hampshire
Gary and Nancy Hansen
Dr. John P. and Christina Harmeyer
Scott & Janice Harshman
Lorraine K. Hart
James Hemmert
Melanie Henness
Drs. Gary and Lynn Hickman-Long
Jane Hindenlang
Chip and Eileen Hix
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Suzanna Holloway
Dan Howe
Peter Howe
Thomas and Deborah Hoying
Bruce Howorth
John and Debbie Hussmann
IATSE Local 66
Nanette Idle
David R. Imsande CPA
Ms. Sharon Irving
John and Kathleen Jahoda
John Jauch
Mrs. Beverly Johnsen
Katherine Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Jones
Sara J. Jorgensen
Dr. Stephen and Lynda Joseph
Robert and Mary Jean Keeler
William Keeley
Gary Kelly
David M. and Dixie N. Kepler
Sandra Kershner

Linda Kirchner
Joan and Tony Klepacz
Jennifer Koesters
Wendy and Ron Kline
Victoria Korosei
Emile and Donna LaChance
Lynda Lafleur
John & Pat Landen
Ms. Patricia L. Lavy
John Lawhorn and Linda Shiverdecker
Robert & Kathryn Lawrence
Edward Lehman
Gary L. Leroy
Constantine Liakakos
Scott and Ann Liberman
Lawrence and Barbara Litscher
Gary Long and Lynne Hickman-Long
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lorenzetti
Jean Love
Tim and Ellen Love
Mr. Tony Lupia
Jane Lynch
Marygena and Hugh Lynn
Stephanie Macduff
Dennis and Bonnie Maloney
Christy and Michael Manchester
Ildiko Marcus
Joseph and Joyce Matsko
Virginia Matz
Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. McCabe
Barbara J. McCartney
Col. and Mrs. Jack E. McCormick (ret.)
Kevin and Debbie McCoy
George and Kathryn McGowan
Constance A. McKale
Marlene McLefresh
Nanci D. McMaken
Bruce McNaughton
David and Janet Merrelli
Travis and Shannon Michalak
Mary Ann Miley
David and Carol Miller
Linda & Max Miller
Rosie & Clif Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Minnich
Glenn & Wyona Mitchell
John and Anna Monnett
Laurie Moore
Col. (Dr.) and Mrs. Michael Morabito
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Murphy
Keith Neargander
Robert and Margie Neff
Thomas Norwalk
Christa Novicki
Georgiana Nye
Donald O’Connor
Lelia Oliver
Ron & Sue O’Rear
Ryan Overman
Kathy Owens
Stephanie Palmer
Dr. Robert Peets
Phyllis Pence
Robin Perkins
Linda Phelps
Robert A. Plaus
Ted and Marilyn Pope
Janet Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rabiner
William and Gloria Radlinger
Dr. Bruce Rank
Michael Rarick and Pam Taiclet
Philip and Carolyn Rathweg
Mary Ray
Ron and Lori Reazin
Richard Rehs
Bonnie Beaman Rice and Walter H. Rice
Terry Richman
Julie Roach
Sandra Rosholt
Deanna and Ron Roth
David Rothschild
Scott & Jayne Rowlett
Duane and Mary Rubertus
David and Katherine Ryan
Karie Sampson
Alan and Beth Schaeffer
John and Carroll Schleppi
Gwendolyn Schmidt
Deron J. Schwieterman
Mary Ellen and Gary Sellars
Earl and Nancy Sever
Joel and Linda Shapiro
Lori Shaw
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Shellabarger
Mr. Mark Shepard
Jim and Holly Shields
Marianne Shoemaker
Dr. Carol J. Siciliano
Col. and Mrs. Larry Skapin Ret. USAF
Mark Slasor
Kathie Smith
Alma Sove
William and Nancy Stahl
Julia M. Staigers
Gail and Steve Staley
John Staten
Carole and Tom Stephens
Karen Stine
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stover
Dan and Phyllis Strayer
Gary Streby
Elizabeth A. & Lynn Stryker
Stephen and Renee Stumpfl
Theatrical Wardrobe Union
John Thigpen and Elizabeth Berman
Mr. James R. Thomeczek
John and Ruth Thompson
Steven Thompson
Connie Thompson
Hugh and Kathie Thornburg
Bob and Ruth Tobias
Grace Tran
Barbara Lynn Trick
Ron and Pam Tritsch
Dennis and Kathy Turner
Daniel Tuss
Howard Ullery & Phillis Pence
Mr. and Mrs. John Venis
Ralph and Anita Vieson
Darrell and Sherri Vincent
Peter and Ellen Vogel
DiAnn and David Vyszenski-Maher
Gregory Waddell
Joy J. Wahl
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Waits
Marjory and Walter Waligura
Robert L. Wallace and Lucy Frazier-Wallace
Deborah E. Ward
Judy Ware
Donald and Caryl Weckstein
Rosa Lee Weinert
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Welin
Dennis Wells
Hewitt and Amelia Wells
Farris and Joe Welsh
Sheila Westrick
Kay Wick
Roger and Nancy Wickert
Louise & Mike Wier
Saundra Wieser
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wiley
Brian Williamson
Larry and Mary Wiser
Joe and Cindy Woerner
Ann and Don Wolf
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wolf
Penny Wolf
Mr. Thomas Wolf
William Wolf
Catherine Wright
Jim and Esther Wright
Ballard Yates
Mike Zywien

Corporate Matching

The following companies have generously matched contributions to the Annual Fund.

American Honda
AK Steel Foundation
Ball Corporation
Bituminous Insurance Companies
The Boeing Company
Emerson Climate Technologies
The GE Foundation
Hewlett Packard

IBM International Foundation
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
ITW Foundation
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Network For Good
Quaker Chemical Foundation


Paula McLaughlin
Manager – Individual Giving & Donor Relations
937-228-7591, ext. 3018