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’s President 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.

Artist $75-$299

  • We honor Artist’s contributions with invitations to preshow receptions and 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
Dr. and Mrs. D. Weeks, II
David Wyse
The Wyse Family Foundation
Everett and Marge Yowell

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

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

Russell Total Wealth Management
Christopher and Jamie Wyse

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
Betsy and Lee Whitney

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

Tom and Babs Bettcher
Bonnie and Neil Freund
Drs. Kirby and Rita Heritage
Hieronymus Family Fund, Inc.
Dr. 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
Harold and Marie Shanks
Bonney and Chris Walther

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
Bob and Donna Duplain
Carol Echols
John and Beth Ey
Lance and Laura Fletcher
Wm. Minott Gaillard
Mr. Brian Gleason and Mrs. Vickie Gleason
Janet and Don Grieshop
Sammye Harrison
Larry and Susan Hodapp
Mark Keeton
Albert and Fern Leland

Eric and Lela Marcus
Lee and Elise Monnin
Ms. Marla Schuster-Nissan
Ed and Fran O’Shaughnessy
Casey and Jason Ott
Ms. Nan P. Parrott
Diane and Bill Schaff
Harold and Marie Shanks
Bill and Kelly Stone
Bill and Cynthia Uhl
Toni and Bill Winger
Thomas and Debra Winstel
Ray Wylam

Patron Level Donors

Stage Manager ($750-$1,499)

Gary and Rachel Auman
Dr. J.M. Bocock
Cal and Nancy Busch
Robert and Donna Miles Curry
Lorraine Fortner
Dr. Robert R. and Beverly Gardner
Larry Glickler and Charles L. Quinn
Col. Lee Schatzley and Carol Graff
Susan and Joe Gruenberg
Bruce and Mayumi Hall
Keith and Claire Hoffman
Joseph & Barbara Hollander
The Juhascik Family
Ronald and Jane Katsuyama
Bill and Sally Lincoln
Louise and Stan Maher
Frederick and Holly McConnaughey
Carol and Vail Miller
Bob and Linda Nevin

Ronald Dean Patrick
Jeanette and Jim Patton
Judy Payne
Col. and Mrs. Wayne C. Pittman, Jr.
Robert A. Plaus
Bernard and Carole Rabinowitz Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation
Jean Raga
Mark Shepard
Rich and Jackie Siefring
Patti Stoll
Rick Stover and Townya Darlington
Diane Tobey
Gail and Dick Wagner
Dardon and Debbie Whittaker
Robert, Melissa, and Michaela Young

Designer ($300-$749)

Dr. Howard and Judy Abramowitz
Allan and Nancy Anderson
Brenda D. Arnett
Patrick and Karen Bachelder
Barlow Family
John and Cynthia Barron
Dwight and Marsha Bartlett
Art and Kathleen Bauer
Robert J. Belisle
Dr. Michael and Connie Jo Caccame
Jack and Nancy Campbell
Larry and Donna Campbell
Dr. David and Amy Carter
Anastasia M. Christopher
Dr. and Mrs. Peter C. Chu
Dr. Michael Chune
Mr. Steven D. Cobb
Rob and Sandy Cornell
Richard and Rebecca Courtney
Lizabeth Cox
Gregg and Linda Cross
Marty and Jack Culp
Jennifer M de Vries
Joyce E. Dean and Mary Ellen Batiuk
Steve and Sandra Dean
David L. Dellis
Helen and Rocky Demers
Paul and Jacqueline DePalma
David DeSantis
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Deschenes
John and Kathy Dunn
Rev. Nan and David Erbaugh
Laura Enzbrenner and Bob Eling
Richard E. Feldmann
Judith and Joe Fergus
Charitable Foundation
James and Leatha Ferncez
Mr. and Mrs. John Franz
Jeffrey E. Froelich
Lura B. Gabriele
Lynn and David Goldenberg
Carolyn Gordon
Rick and Dureena Grove
Bill and Sandy Gunlock
Drs. Gregory Hoack and Jinga Thakore
Tom and Sarah Haydon
Jon & Marj Hazelton
John and Kristina Heath
Robert Heuman
Aaron and Amy Huesman
Harry and Zoe Hittner
Kevin and Sandra Hyde
Edmond Corday & Leslie Hyll
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
Sharon Irving
Denise Uhl and Larry Jenkins
Byron and Susan Kentner
Michael A. Kerr
Marilyn and Larry Klaben
Dr. and Dr. Jeffrey Kleinman
Mr. Art and Dr. Susan Komarowski
Chuck and Karen Kronbach
Jan and Paul Labbe
Lynda Lafleur
Bryan and Stephanie LaPlant
Thomas Laufersweiler
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. LeSourd, Jr.
Mr. Constantine Liakakos
Jose and Lynne Lopez
James Luken

Tom Maher
Manpower of Dayton, Inc.
Ildiko Marcus
Joe and Joyce Matsko
Roger and Carol McClure
Ron McCray
Kevin and Mary McDonald
David and Jamie McGillivary
John and Kathleen McKeon
Travis and Shannon Michalak
Glenn and Wyona Mitchell
John and Anna Monnett
David and Nancy Neer
Shaun and Susan Nicholson
Charles Norman
Rick and Cheri Ohmer
Dr. Robert and Beverly Orosz
Linda Orr
Jimmie Parker
Col (Ret) and Mrs. James Pendergast
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perez
Ms. Joann Plotkin
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Prophater
Ken and Marianne Pugar
Ron and Lori Reazin
Jean and Ron Rockafellow
James and Judy Rudd
Jonathan and Bambi Saxe
William Schuerman
Dr. Gregory Semon and Mr. William Mayfield
Debra J. Serie
John and Carol Sheehan
Connie and Rob Schoenfelt
David F. Sikora
Thomas & Roberta Smigel
Richard Smythe
Dick and June Smythe
Brad and Tina Snider
Rajesh and Indu Soin
Robin Spiller
Marla M. Vichich
Nancy and Rick Vogel
Paul and Susanne Weaver
Tony and Karen Wendeln
Eric and Jan Whitmer
Mr. Kenneth A. Willis
Dr. and Mrs. William C.H. Wilson
Susan and Randy Woods
George Yefchak
Carol Yegerlehner

Artist ($75-$299)

John and Sharon Abbott
Helen Abramovitz
Adams Robinson Enterprises, Inc.
Doris and Ron Adler
Mrs. Kathryn Allen
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority Ohio Epsilon Chapter
Thomas and Lisa Alvetro-Rossman
Robert Anderson
Shirley Ark
John and Phyllis Artz
Ron and Noreen Atkins
James and Vicki Back
Carol Baer
Ken and Judy Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Baird
Dr. and Mrs. R. Alan Baker
Sharyn and Gary Bambauer
Bruce Banias
Sheela Barhan and Ricardo Buenaventura
Gary Barlow
Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Bauser
Mrs. Constance Baxter
Jim and Pam Bayliff
Richard and Barbara Beard
Dr. Marc Belcastro
Miss Martha L. Bell
Ray and Pauline Blatz
Allen and Gail Blincoe
Dr. John K. Boedigheimer
Larry A. Boos
Sue Borchers
Dr. Ann Bowers
Chuck and Sue Brackenhoff
David and Sandra Brand
Dr. and Mrs. James E. Breisch
Jim and Beverly Broestl
Randy and Angie Brooks
David Bruce
David Bruno and Margaret K. Conditt
Mrs. Phyllis Buchwalder
John and Carol Bucklew
Bonnie Buddendeck
Brenda K. Burkholder
The Buzza Family
Ms. Ellyn Carfrey
Jeanne Carlson
Glen and Lynn Carr
Robert L. Caspar Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Catlett
Raul Chabali
Bob and Ruth Chandler
Shirley S. Chang
Melissa Chapman
Shelly Charles
Annette Chavez
Brad and Betsy Clapp
Bruce and Charla Clapp
Richard Considine
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Cook
Mr. Tom Cooper
Drs. Francis and Barbara Cortez
Melissa Jane Cottongim
Larry and Christine Couchat
Gregg and Linda Cross
Mr. and Mrs. K. Michael Crumley
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Cubick
Chuck and Linda Cumberworth
Mr. Richard Dailey
Brian and Susan Daly
Janice and Ralph Daniels
John Davis
Mike and Linda Davis
Dayton Reciprocity Of The PEO Sisterhood
Barbara and William Devenzio
Ann and David Diller
Mr. and Mrs. Alan E. Doll
Christy Donnelly
John and Lynne Dorn
Mr. and Mrs. Don Drozd
Don and Sue Dugan
Robert and Barbara Early
Susan and Louis A. Eckert
Richard and Maryann Eckhardt
Dr. Alan and Pattie Edmonson
David and Kathleen Elliott
Melvin and Sondra Elliott
Richard L. Emrick and Maria Rivera
Dr. Kindra Engle
Richard and Karen Engman
Laura Enzbrenner and Bob Eling
Lee Falke
Lara Farthing Damron
Grace and Frank Fasano
Katrina Faucett
Tom and Loretta Feller
Charles Fenstermaker
Thomas and Marilyn Ferdelman
Judith and Joe Fergus Charitable Foundation
Marc and Eileen Ferree
Glenn and Kim Fike
Mr. John Flach
Paul Fogarty
William Frapwell
Lt. Col. Ret. and Mrs. Daniel P. French
Thomas and Grace Frericks
James and Lisa Gaines
Jimmy and Mary Gale
Tom and Kay Gallagher
Julianna Gamble
Joseph Gannon
David Geers
Gershow Family Fund
S. Bradley Gillaugh
Bret and Kim Givens
Elizabeth A. Galdney
Barbara and James Gorman
Gary R. Gravette
Martha R. and Everett L. Gray Fund
Mr. Daniel Greger
Peter S. and Carol Corr Greis
Dennis and Connie Grosjean
Howard Gross and Mary Ellen Leary
John Grossnickle
Paul and Kathi Gruner
Sandy and Ted Gudorf
Stephen and Mary Guilfoos
Marilyn and Russell Hackett
Jacob, Andrew and Gabrielle Haines
Dennis and Denise Hall
Dorothy and Thomas Hampshire
Robert Hanna
Gary and Nancy Hansen
Dr. John P. & Christine Harmeyer
Lorraine K. Hart
James H. Hayes
Jason Henry
Gary Long and Lynne Hickman Long
Jane Hindenlang
Greg and Mindy Hoffbauer
Lynda Hoffman
Ms. Brianna Hood
Roy and Pat Horvath
Dan Howe
Peter Howe
Bruce Howorth
Corrine Huber
Dan and Nancy Huffman
John and Debbie Hussmann
Nanette Idle
Mr. Michael Imhoff
David R. Imsande CPA
John and Kathy Jahoda
Constance Jann
John Jauch
Judith and Steven Jennings
Kirk and Beverly Johnsen
Dr. Stephen and Lynda Joseph
Sonja Kasch
D. Robert and Mary Jean Keeler
David M. and Dixie N. Kepler
Sandra Kershner
Joan and Tony Klepacz
Wendy and Ron Kline
Bob and Lynn Kos
Susan L. Kratzer
Calvin and Anne Kuhn
Jane Marie Kwiecinski
Emile and Donna LaChance
John & Pat Landen
Ms. Patricia L. Lavy
Robert & Kathryn Lawrence
Edward Lehman
Joe and Kelly Lehman
Scott and Ann Liberman
Dan & Jen Light
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lorenzetti
Tim and Ellen Love
Hugh and Marygena Lynn

Stephanie Macduff
Christy and Michael Manchester
Lois Anton Mann
Bob and Molly Mann
Jeffrey and Peggy Markland
Teresa Martin
Bruce and Ann Martino
Virginia Matz
Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. McCabe
Dr. Connie McCarroll
Ms. Patricia McCarthy
Barbara J. McCartney
Col. and Mrs. Jack E. McCormick (Ret.)
Kevin & Debbie McCoy
Ms. Patty A McGhee
George and Kathryn McGowan
Mrs. Marlene McLefresh
Nanci D. McMaken
Bruce McNaughton
David and Janet Merrelli
Carol Ann Miller
Ms. Linda Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Minnich
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Molfenter
Dr. Christine Molla
Laurie Moore
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Murphy
Annette Nathan
Robert and Margie Neff
Christy Nicolas
Susan Henry and Perry Nystrom
Donald O’Connor
Fred Oliver
Ron and Sue O’Rear
Mark and Debra Owens
Greg and Michele Palmer
Dr. Robert Peets
Chris and Robin Perkins
Kevin and Jane Busarow
John Peyton
Sandi Pfennig
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pinti
Gary and Barbara Poleskey
Jonathan Pope
Dr.Ted and Marilyn Pope
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Pottenger
Barbara and John Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rabiner
Jane A. Rahn
Bruce Rank
Michael Rarick & Pam Taiclet
Philip and Carolyn Rathweg-Wheeler
Mary Ray
Laurie and Joseph Raiser
Ann Rice
Bonnie Beaman Rice
and Walter W. Rice
Patricia A. Riley
Julie Roach
Glen H. Rodgers
David Rothschild
Scott and Jayne Rowlett
Duane and Mary Rubertus
David and C.J. Schoeff
Jerry and Judith Schriml
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Schwartzkopf
Mary Ellen and Gary Sellars
Susan M. Semler
Earl and Nancy Sever
Linda and Joel Shapiro
Neil Sharkey
Lori Shaw
Randy and Shelly Shellabarger
Betsy and Mike Shepard
Jim and Holly Shields
Brenda Shiverdecker
Carol J. Siciliano
Carol A. Simons
Col. and Mrs. Larry Skapin, Ret USAF
Kathie and Edward Smith
Mr. Rick L. Smith
Rick and Joyce Smith
Alma Sova
Mrs. Debra Spitler
William and Nancy Stahl
Gail Pearce Staley and Steven K. Staley
John Staten
Ms. Loretta Stauffer
Carole and Tom Stephens
Karen Stine
Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Pat Stover
Gerald and Linda Straw
Dan and Phyllis Strayer
Gary Streby
Elizabeth and Lynn Stryker
Stephen and Renee Stumpfl
Judith and Bill Taphorn
Kim Temple
Gilbert & Pat Templeton
Mr. James R. Thomeczek
Connie Thompson
John & Ruth Thompson
Steven Thompson
Jacqueline and J. Bradford Tillson
Bob and Ruth Tobias
Barbara Lynn Trick
Ron and Pam Tritsch
Mr. David Turckes
Howard Ullery and Phyllis Pence
Van der Sluijs Family
Marie Vanover and Jim Goodwin
Mr. and Mrs. John Venis
Peter and Ellen Vogel
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Von Gruenigen
John Volpe
DiAnn and David Vyszenski-Moher
Gregory and Deborah Waddell
Joy J. Wahl
Marjory and Walter Waligura
Bob and Lucy Wallace
Judy Ware
Don Webb
Donald and Caryl Weckstein
Rosa Lee Weinert
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Welin
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wells
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Welsh
Barbara Werth
Bridget West
Brenda Whitney
Carl and Kay Wick
Roger and Nancy Wickert
Dr. Craig F. Williams
Bill and Susan Wilson
Dr. and Mrs. Niels M. Winther
Lawrence and Mary Wiser
Joe and Cindy Woerner
Ann and Don Wolf
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wolf
Mr. Thomas Wolf
William Wolf
Thomas and Deborah Hoying
Mr. and Mrs. Woods
David and Susan Wrazen
Jim and Esther Wright
William and Catherine Wright
Ballard I. Yates
Lori Young
David Zelman and Mojgan Samardar
Mike Zywien

Corporate Matching

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

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

IBM International Foundation
ITW Foundation
KeyBank Foundation
Network For Good
Mural Machine


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