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Our Donors

We are pleased to acknowledge the following donors for their generosity and support of the Educational Theatre Foundation in 2022 to date:


Visionary ($25,000 and up)

Benefactor ($15,000 – $24,999)

Underwriter ($10,000 – $14,999)

Nancy & Ken Duffy
Gai Laing Jones & Wendell Jones

Broadway Circle

Producer ($5,000 – $9,999)

Director ($3,000 – $4,999)

Designer ($2,000 – $2,999)

Amy Bennet Foundation
Kaplan Family Foundation

Performer ($1,000 – $1,999)

Marion Combs & Dr. Diana Combs
Ken Davenport
Danny Strongᵀ

Friends of ETF

Advocate ($500 – $999)

John Abodeely
The Allstate Foundation
Lydia Diamond
Fullerton Union High School
Dean Pitchford & Michael Mealiffe
Pleasant Valley High School
Lori Valentine
Hans Weichhart
Elizabeth Young

Enthusiast ($250- $499)

Tony Adams
Allison Dolan
Mimi Moller
Mary Schuttlerᵀ

Patron ($100- $249)

Cammy Bihlᵀ
Taylor Davisᵀ
Aaron Deakins
Maryann Fiala
Ruth Hemming
The Kirkpatrick Family
George Paine
Halcyon Person
Grace & Todd Robinson
Christie Sasso
Dennis Steckley
Corey Warrenᵀ
Angel Wuellner

Donor (up to $99)

Jeffrey Blanchfield
Maria Frias-Lopez
Christina Gomoljakᵀ
Richard & Joanne Hoffman
Shawn Melamed
Kimberly Messer
George Paine

Matching Gift Companies

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

Endowed and Major Gifts

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
The Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation
The Ford Foundation
Robert Greenblatt
Bequest of Melba Day Sparks Henning (1993)
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
NBC Universal
Ohio Arts Council
Oregon Thespians
Dean Pitchford & Michael Mealiffe
The Shubert Foundation
The Wunderkinder Foundation

ᵀ 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 us of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting the Educational Theatre Foundation at

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