Current Supporters

Our Town by Thornton Wilder, fall 2015

Support and Funding for the Skidmore College Theater

We are most grateful to the many generous donors who have supported our program over the years.

Through their generous gifts, the following Patrons have enabled us to bring many guest performers, speakers, workshops, directors, and designers to our program. The endowments established by these donors continue to enrich our program each year.

Arnold Bernhard Foundation Endowed Fund to Benefit Skidmore Theater
Special thanks to Jean Buttner

Nancy Mergentime Silverman Theater Fund
Special Thanks to Irving Silverman


The Stephanie Mnookin Theater Department Research and Creative Project

This provides financial support for a senior to pursue professional projects upon graduation

Special Thanks to:
David & Meredith Apicella
Robert and Eva Levine
Steven and Peggie Shore
Steven Hirschberg and Marke Rubenstein


The Shakespeare & Company Summer Intensive Scholarship

This enables deserving students to attend the five-week Summer Intensive actor training program at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Special thanks to our Anonymous Alumni Donor


Second City Improv Comedy Program

Special thanks to alum David Miner


Pettigrew Memorial Donors

The Skidmore Theater Department wishes to thank the following donors for their thoughtful and generous contributions in memory of Kazuko Pettigrew, one of our most loyal supporters:

Barbara Adams, Louis Gold, Elaine Blair, Lorraine Grant, Edna Bourdeau, Elaine Pettigrew Hurley, Patricia and Thomas Fox, Ingrid Keys, Carol and Dale Gerbing, Bethany Pettigrew Maglione, Joy Pinnell, and William Schilling


Friends of the Theater

Our Friends of the Theater program provides vitally important support for departmental functions and academic activities, as well as for the productions themselves.

By subscribing to our performance Season, you’ll be supporting the work we do and getting some great perks for yourself, such as show tickets, preferred seating, invitations to special events, and your name listed in our programs and lobby display. We host a special reception annually in the spring to honor and pay tribute to all the Friends of the Skidmore Theater.

Please email theatermembership@skidmore.edu if you would like to become a Friend of the Theater and contribute to our program.

Producer’s Circle ($1,000–up)

Anonymous Alum
April and Howie Furst
David Miner

Director’s Circle ($500–$999)

Susan Dake

Benefactors ($200–$499)

Dale and Jay Ambrose
Philip and Marie Glotzbach
J. Kevin Jones
Joshua Kuperman
John and Martha Amyot Precheur
Lucy White

Patrons ($100–$199)

John Beckman
Kenneth and Warella Browall
Marty and Donna Canavan
Janet Comey
Gregory Douglas
Priya Zander Fox
Kate Graney
Douglas H. Gray
Elizabeth Marr Hallas
Elaine Pettigrew Hurley
Jeffrey A. Jannuzzo
Jess Klarnet
Christine McDonald
Helen Porter
Loretta A. Quigley
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ries
Penny Jolly and Jay Rogoff
Carol and Ed Schneiderman
Michelel Nath Sheldon
Margaret O’Meara Storrs
Gordon and Jane Thompson
Saratoga Food Tours
Joanna Schneider Zangrando

Friends ($50–$99)

Victor L. Cahn
Albert Ciejka
Anthony Cirillo
Nicola and Rossana Citera
Terence R. and Anne Diggory
Tracy T. Grady
Mr. David L. and Suzanne Grant
Ann L. Henderson
John E. and Kathleen N. Iannotti
John and Judith Iredale
Regina M. Janes
Paula Rosen Janis
Sondra R. Katz
Susan and Jack Kress
Judith S. Lerman
Jenny and Bernard Mirling
Zoe Morsette
Allen Mossman
George and Cathy Pardos
Mrs. Marilynn H. Peterson
Barry M. Pritzker
Michael L. Ravin
Katharine Richman
Susan and Edward Salzman
Andrew Shaw
Karen Weltman and Jon Sterngrass
Dr. Lewis Taub
Todd Waring
Dolores and George Wilson
Cheryl and Bill Winter