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
David and Jennifer Miner

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

Dale and Jay Ambrose
Jeffrey and Pamela Erickson
Debra Schooley

Director’s Circle (starting at $500)

Susan Dake
Melinda Oleksiak

Benefactors (starting at $200)

Anne Carolan
Phil and Marie Glotzbach
Sarah Dodson Holmes
Jeffrey A. Jannuzzo
J. Kevin Jones
Joshua Kuperman
Jeffrey Manzolli
David Marcus
Linda Ogden-Wolgemuth
John and Martha Precheur
Lucy White

Patrons (starting at $100)

John S. Beckman
Eric B. Beninghausen
Patrick Brannan
Kenneth and Warella Browall
Victor L. Cahn
Marty and Donna Canavan
Gloria and Al Ciejka
Janet Comey
Bruce and Karla Cook
Marino D’Orazio
Victoria Garlanda
Lynne Gelber
Kate Graney
Douglas Gray
Susan and Bob Hahm
Elizabeth Marr Hallas
Sondra Katz
Christine McDonald
Leslie Mechem
Robin P. Miller
Alexander Orthwein
Catherine Owren
Helen Porter
Allison Prouty
Loretta Quigley
Lawrence and Madelaine Ries
Danielle Rodino
Penny Jolly and Jay Rogoff
William Rubenstien
Dr. Mark S. Rye
Saratoga Food Tours
Susan Schwaidelson Siegfried
Margaret O’Meara Storrs
Janet Whitman
George and Dolores Wilson
Joanna Schneider Zangrando

Friends (starting at $50)

Jody Bayer
Joel R. Behrman
Berkshire Hathaway Engergy
Anthony Cirillo
Paul Corr
Terence and Anne Diggory
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Priya Zander Fox
Barry Pritzker and Donna Heiland
Ann L. Henderson
John Iredale
Paula Janis
Linda Tucker Jones
Susan Kress
Judith S. Lerman
Charles and Martha McCullagh
Jenny and Ben Mirling
Sharon Milzoff
Zoë Morsette
Allen Mossman
Kathy O’Leary
Michael O’Kerpkie
Marino d’Orazio
Catherine Pardos
Louisa and Jim Pettit
Marilynn H. Peterson
Louise and Jim Pettit
Michael and Paula Ravin
Katie Richman
Edward and Susan Salzman
Dr. Lewis Taub
John F. Proctor and Lisa Vickery
Adam Wald

Generation JKB (starting at $25)

Julia Bilbao
Molly Burdick
Sarah Cipperly
Lowell Glovsky
Basil Lilien
Tierney Melia
Gabrielle Nieporent
Sarah Ryan
Elisabeth Svenningsen