Current Supporters

Our Town by Thornton Wilder, fall 2015

Support and Funding for the Skidmore College Theater

We are incredibly grateful to the many generous donors who have supported our program over the years. Through their generous gifts, the following contributors 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.

Angels ($2,500 +up)

Anonymous Alum
April and Howie Furst
David and Jennifer Miner

Producer’s Circle (starting at $1,000)

Director’s Circle (starting at $500)

Dale and Jay Ambrose
Susan Dake
Melinda Oleksiak

Benefactors (starting at $200)

Victoria Garlanda
Phil and Marie Glotzbach
Jeffrey A. Jannuzzo
J. Kevin Jones
Joshua Kuperman
Lary and Barbara Opitz
John Precheur

Patrons (starting at $100)

John S. Beckman
Ken and Warella Browall
Elizabeth and Thomas Brush
Marty and Donna Canavan
Gloria and Al Ciejka
Barry Pritzker and Donna Heiland
Christine McDonald
Helen Porter
Loretta Quigley
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ries
Penny Jolly and Jay Rogoff
Dr. Mark S. Rye
Susan Schwaidelson Siegfried
Joanna Schneider Zangrando

Friends (starting at $50)

Jody Bayer
Victor L. Cahn
Anthony Cirillo
Terence R. and Anne Diggory
Priya Zander Fox
Ann L. Henderson
John Iredale
Susan Kress
Judith S. Lerman
Zoë Morsette
Allen Mossman
Mrs. Marilynn H. Peterson
Michael L. Ravin
Katharine Richman
Edward and Susan Salzman
Dr. Lewis Taub
John F. Proctor and Lisa Vickery
Adam Wald
George Jr. and Dolores Wilson
Saratoga Food Tours

Generation JKB (starting at $25)

Jessica Thomas