2017 Donors

The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society wish to thank the following for their generous support to date in 2017:


Visionary ($25,000 and up)

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

Underwriter ($10,000 - $14,999)

Gai Jones
James and Lauren Miller
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation
Music Theatre International
Ohio Arts Council

Broadway Circle

Producer ($5,000 - $9,999)

Mark Drum
Marilyn F. Hill
Julie Cohen Theobald
Community Arts Initiatives
International Thespian Festival
Lila Gallimore Trust

Director ($3,000 - $4,999)

Matt Conover
Amy Bennett Foundation
Bob and Marti Fowler and Interactive Educational Video LLC
Georgia Thespians
Texas Thespians

Designer ($2,000 - $2,999)

Alvin and Elizabeth Katz Family Fund
The Musical Company
Peddlers of Bombast Family Fund
Samuel French

Performer ($1,000 - $1,999)

Hunter Bell
Marion and Dr. Diana Combs
John Flink
John Prignano
Frank Pruet
Barnes Dennig
The Broadway League
Iowa Thespians
Pennsylvania Thespians
Tams-Witmark Music Library

Friends of EdTA


Advocate ($500 - $999)

Bob and Debbie Corbin
Brian Curl
Krista Carson Elhai
Richard Frazier
Ken and Carrie Goldhoff
Patricia Santanello
Benjamin T. Stuart
Scott A. Walker
Benefits Network Insurance
Jonesboro High School Drama Booster Club Troupe 1338
Louisiana Thespians
Mississippi Thespians
Nebraska Thespians
New Jersey Thespians
Ohio Thespians
South Carolina Thespians

Enthusiast ($250 - $499)

James Flanagan
James Palmarini
Alabama Thespians
Grinnell High School Troupe 4274 and Elizabeth Hansen
Indiana Thespians
Oklahoma Thespians
Virginia Thespians
West Virginia Thespians



Patron ($100 - $249)

Jennifer Beuchat
Robert Carrelli
Rochelle Herrera
Jack and Kathy Jose
Richard Lee
Andrea Roney
Mary Schuttler
Hans Weichhart
Hawaii Thespians
Missouri Thespians
New Mexico Thespians
North Carolina Thespians
Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporatio

Donor (Up to $99)

Mian Brindsi
Larry, Shanna, and Ean Butler
Lynn and Jay Jensen
Sarah Kueser
Jenna Miles
Sandy Morgan
Charlie Schreiber
Barbara Somerville
Jessica Williams
Amazon Smile Foundation
Local Independent Charities of America
Utah Thespians

Matching Gift Companies: 

The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society recognize the following companies for their generous matching-gift programs:

Apple, Inc.
Caterpillar Foundation
Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company LLC
Walt Disney Company Foundation


Endowed and Major Gifts


The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society wish 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:

Bequest of Melba Day Sparks Henning (1993)
Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

If you note an inadvertent error in our donor listing, please contact Claire Willingham at 513.977.5529.

View 2016 donors here.