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
Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Family Foundation
Douglas Gray
Stewart and Kelli Guss
David and Jennifer Miner
The Miranda Family Fund
Brad Nyberg
Kelly Sherwood (’75)

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

Erik and Tanya Jaeger
Mary Nelen
Margaret O’Meara Storrs
Barbara and Fabrizio Zichichi

Director’s Circle (starting at $500)

Dorinne Shutter Armstrong
Christopher and Carter Brown
Susan and William Dake
Jeffrey and Pamela Erickson
Amanda Goodwin
Anne Carolan and Robert Jaskula

Benefactors (starting at $200)

Adirondack Theatre Festival
Dorinne Shutter Armstrong
Michael Comey
Philip and Marie Glotzbach
Katherine Graney
Hillary Hollister-Hinge
Deborah Innes
Joshua Kuperman
Jeffrey Manzolli
David Marcus
Marcio Moreira
Catherine Owren
Martha Amyot Precheur
Stephanie and Andrew Ray
Susan Schwaidelson Siegfried
George Zanotto

Patrons (starting at $100)

Susan Abramson
Dorinne Shutter Armstrong
Lyle Berkowitz
Patrick Brannan
Marty and Donna Canavan
Janet Comey
Lucy M. Consagra
Melissa Daroff
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Lynne Gelber
Douglas and Leslie Gray
Jared Greenbaum
April and Howard Furst
John and Judith Iredale
Paula Rosen Janis
Sondra Katz
Susan and Jack Kress
Christopher Lichtenberg
Christine McDonald
Lisa and Marcio Moreira
Michael O’Krepkie
Kathy O’Leary
Catherine Pardos
Elaine Pettigrew Hurley
James and Louise Pettit
Helen Porter
Allison Prouty
Loretta Quigley
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Ries
Samantha Small and Yehoshua Zlochower
Dr. Kathy Takayama
Gordon and Jane Thompson
Mark Thurner
Lucy White
George and Dolores Wilson
Joanna Schneider Zangrando

Friends (starting at $50)

Adirondack Trust Company
Jody and Andrew Bayer
Victor Cahn
Thomas Caruso
Anthony Cirillo
Terence and Anne Diggory
Marino D’Orazio
Dana Fisher
Priya Zander Fox
Hannah Gross
Joseph Haedrich
Susan Hahm
Ann Henderson and Thomas Nelson
Judith Lerman
Beverley Mastrianni
Leslie Mastroianni
Martha and Charles McCullagh
Zoe Vose Morsette
Emily Owens
Jonathan Pogash and Megan FitzGerald
Barry Pritzker and Donna Heiland
Jonathan Pogash
Michael Ravin
Charles and Katherine Richman
William and Lisa Rubenstein
Shahriar Shahriari
Jon Sterngass
Jon Sterngass and Karen Weltman
Lewis Taub
Janet Whitman
George Zanotto

Generation JKB (starting at $25)

Molly Burdick
Brendan Halpin
Gabrielle Nieporent
Elizabeth Pierce
Sarah Cornelia Ryan
Amelia Schuster
Gretchen Thomas