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 visit our Support page if you would like to become a Friend of the Theater and contribute to our program.


Angels ($2,500 +up)

Anonymous Alum
Naomi Odes Aytur
David and Jennifer Miner
Brad Nyberg

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

Erik and Tanya Jaeger
Mary Nelen

Director’s Circle (starting at $500)

Susan and William Dake
Jeffrey and Pamela Erickson

Benefactors (starting at $200)

Michael Comey
Hillary Hollister-Hinge
Jeffrey Manzolli
David Marcus
Marcio Moreira
Martha Amyot Precheur
George Zanotto

Patrons (starting at $100)

Victor Cahn
Marty and Donna Canavan
Janet Comey
Douglas Gray
Deborah Innes
John and Judith Iredale
Paula Rosen Janis
Sondra Katz
Christine McDonald
Kathy O’Leary
Catherine Owren
Catherine Pardos
James and Louise Pettit
Helen Porter
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ries
Dr. Kathy Takayama
Mark Thurner
George and Dolores Wilson
Joanna Schneider Zangrando

Friends (starting at $50)

Jody Bayer
Patrick Brannan
Anthony Cirillo
Terence and Anne Diggory
Priya Zander Fox
Joseph Haedrich
Susan Hahm
Ann Henderson
April and Howard Furst
Judith Lerman
Beverley Mastrianni
Zoe Vose Morsette
Michael O’Krepkie
Barry Pritzker and Donna Heiland
Loretta Quigley
Michael Ravin
Charles and Katherine Richman
William Rubenstein
Shahriar Shahriari
Lewis Taub
Janet Whitman

Generation JKB (starting at $25)

Molly Burdick
Brendan Halpin
Gabrielle Nieporent