Thank you to our generous supporters!

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our work. Donations listed are tax-deductible gifts to our annual campaign or Cheers to Chamber gala received between October 18, 2018 through August 14, 2020.

* Indicates donors who have contributed to our 45th Anniversary Challenge with a new or increased gift of $45 or more.


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre gratefully acknowledges the United Performing Arts Fund, our single largest donor, for its annual support of more than $156,000.


The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Harley-Davidson Foundation

The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation*

Northwestern Mutual

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s Heart of Canal Street Program

The Shubert Foundation



Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation


City of Milwaukee Arts Board

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Johnson Controls Foundation

Rotary Club of Milwaukee

Wisconsin Arts Board




Gardner Foundation

Nonprofit Management Fund

Sempercor Foundation, Inc.

We Energies Foundation              


Black Arts MKE

The Business Council, Inc.*

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

GE Foundation

Morgan Stanley Foundation                       

Park Bank Foundation, Inc.


Actors' Equity Foundation, Inc.  

Athena Communications

Brookby Foundation       

Baird Foundation

Carvd N Stone

Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation*

Footlights Performing Arts Relief Fund

GMAR Youth Foundation


MKE Black

Ring & DuChateau LLP

Rockwell Automation

Sherman Phoenix

US Bank



Microsoft Corporation



88Nine Radio Milwaukee

WUWM 89.7 - Milwaukee's NPR

Donors $1,000 and above represent our Champions of Chamber major donor circle. For more information on how to become a Champion of Chamber, click here.

For changes to the donor lists, please contact Development Director Meghan Roesner at



Isabel L. Bader

Bradley Impact Fund

George and Julie Mosher Foundation Fund

Patrick and Julia Fennelly*

Mr. Lloyd Gerlach

Greater Milwaukee Foundation


Tinsley Helton Trust

Debbie and Jamshed Patel*

Elaine N. Peterson*

John Shannon and Jan Serr

Cary and Susan Silverstein

Jim Van Ess

Bettie Zillman



Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky

Barbara Johnson and Sandra Zingler*

Nancy Laskin

Elizabeth Levins and Herbert Zein

Marianne and Sheldon Lubar

Guy and Mary Jo McDonald

Jon M. Reavis*

Mickey and Casey Ripp*

Max and Marni Seigle*

Emily and Leopold Shircel*

Wilfred W. Wollner, Jr.*




Keith and Paula Anderson

Koren Black*

Chris and Judi Collins* 

Michael and Lyn Hamilton*

Jackie Herd-Barber and Michael Barber*

Angela Jacobi*

Nancy Jacobs*

Marina and Frank Krejci*

Sue and Bob Lueger*

DeAngela Luna*

John Mahony and Evelyn Burdick*

Dwight and Marleen Morgan*

Dan Schley and Barb Haig*

Marsha Sehler*


$1,000 - $2,499

Patricia Andersen*

Robert Balderson*

Richard and Diana Barthel*

Maureen Baumann*

The Compton/Jacobson Family

Kit and Dick Conner*

Roger and Regina Dirksen

Door County Community Foundation, Inc.

Joseph and Gwenn Graboyes Charitable Fund

Pamela Frautschi

Robert Gardenier and Lori Morse*

Inez and Gene Gilbert

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Judith A. Keyes Family Fund

Donna and Tony Meyer Fund

Michael and Kelly Grebe

Dave and Judy Hecker

Jewish Community Foundation

Pam Kriger Donor Advised Fund*

Jack and Lucy Rosenberg Donor Advised Fund

Dan and Pat Johansen

Hans and Kathy Jorgensen*

Amy and Kip Kussman

Jason Kuwayama

Ely Leichtling and Sally Merrell*

Pastor Melva of World Outreach and Bible Training Center

Paul Nausieda and Evonne Winston*

Joseph R. Pabst

The Dental Offices of Dr. David Paris*

Pat and Allen Rieselbach

Debbie and John Roesner*

La Toya Sykes

Dr. Stuart C. Tentoni



James and Theresa Alioto

David and Patricia Anderson*

Donna and Donald Baumgartner*

Arthur and Carolee Beutler

Rachel Borens

James Cauley and Brenda Andrews Charitable Fund

Elizabeth and Steven Duback*

Eric Durant*

Susan and Gee Esslinger

Therese and David Fennelly*

Donald Fraker and Maja Jurisic* 

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Margarete and David Harvey*

Bill and Gwen Werner Fund

Joan C. Wiegand Family Fund

Mary Anne Gross*

Jean Gurney and Earl Lemon*

Jami and Joe Hanreddy

Linda Hansen

Anita Holloway

Jason and Hanna Jahn*

Terry Kohler Family Foundation

Laura Lindner*

William Lorber and Kristy Nielson*

Ken Lukow

Richard and Sherry Lundell*

Vince and Jan Martin

Robert and Theresa Muselman*

Allyson Nemec

Donald Petersen and Corinthia Van Orsdol

Alan and Carol Pohl

Sheila and Rick Quinnies

Susan Riedel

Gregory and Bibi Rosner* 

Michael and Susan Schall*

James A. Schleif and William H. Morley

Mary Beth Schmalz and Urban Wemmerlov

Carol and Kevin Schuele*

Fred Timm*

Charles Uihlein*

Dick and Diane Wright Charitable Fund

Michael Wright and Ray Jivoff




George Affeldt*

Nancy Balcer*

Natalie Beckwith

Ralph H. Bielenberg*

James Boerner*

William Bradley and Jill Anna Ponasik

Cathy and Mario Costantini

Pat and Phil Crump

Carol Z. Dolphin

Bob Ferriday and Barbara McMath

Kirsten and Bill Finn

Mike Fischer and Elaine Griffin

Jane M. Foster*

Nadya Fouad*

Margo and Jim Frey

Barbara Gawronski*

Reed and Nancy Groethe*

James and Mary Ann Hanson*

Jill Heavenrich

Richard Hollway

Andrew Holman*

Jacqueline and Jeffrey Jahnke

Kathleen and Hal Jenkins

Mary and Thomas Johnson

Mary Kamps

James Kaplan and Kay Stiefel*

Thomas Kelly*

Mr. Gontran and Ms. Demaris Kenwood*

Paul Kosidowski and Kathy Donius

Konrad K. Kuchenbach*

David and Mary Ann Lillich

Dale and Sandra Landgren

Lee Marquardt

Alan and Nancy Meier*

Douglas Mickelson

James Moore and Paul Stabell

Jane O'Connell

Kathleen and Scott Peniston

Susan Ploetz

Christine Radiske and Herbert Quigley*

Mary and Ross Read

Ruth Schudson*

Katherine M. Smith

Robert Spencer*

Eileen and George Stone*

Anne and Gary Summers

Shannon Theiss and Jason Gross*

Steve Tietz*

Jerry and Donna Walsh*

Mark Weinberg*


Anonymous (4)*

Helen Adelt

Ellen and Carl Baehr

Paul Barnes

Barbara J. Becker

John Becker and Mary Stott*

Lois Bernard

Lauren Blough*

Dr. Glendon and Susanne Bogdon

William and Julie Bonnell

Jane Botham*

Sara and Michael Bowen

AnneMarie Bula

Christine Burgener*

Patrick and Nichole Cairns

Richelle Harrington Calin*

David and Deborah Cecsarini*

Barbara and Edward Cessna*

Maureen and Herschel Kruger

Cecile Cheng*

Jane and Steve Chernof*

Nicholas Cicerale*

Eileen Collins*

Mary and James Connelly*

Albert J. Correa and Sue Volkman

Wayne Cranston*

Shelly and James Culea

Thomas G. Derenne and Robert W. Zimmermann

Cathy Dills*

Barbara and Dennis Draeger*

Barb and Harry Drake

Sandy Duffy

Shawn Duffy

Gretchen Durkin

Sarah J. Elliott and Gerald McCarthy

Mary and John Emory*

Amy Esposito*

Leonard and Ann Marie Fabos*

Leslie Fillingham*

David S. Flores

Mark Franke and Mason Sherwood

Barbara Franczyk*

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Frazin

Gerald and Patricia Freitag* 

Amy Geyser*

Laura Gordon and Jonathan Smoots* 

Todd and Jan Graveline

Ann Greenseth*

Norman and Daryl Grier*

Sylviane L. Grigg

Katherine Grogan

Tamara Hauck*

Hugh and Robin Hoffman* 

John E. Holland

Mark and Nari Huber

James Huston and Theresa Miller

Sarah Kriger Hwang and Milton Hwang

Elinor and Paul Jacobson

Linda E. Jaeger*

Pauli and Tom Jeffers

Jewish Community Foundation

Avrum and Dannette Lank Donor Advised Fund

Robert and Loni Kagen

Maureen E.Kania                                                                    Alyce Katayama*

Bill and Judy Kay

Wade and Sharon Kearns

Edward Kelly

Anne Klug and Harold Farchmin

Sarah J. Ford and Randall Klumb

Pat and Tricia Knight

Kostantinos Koutantzis and Alana Koutantzis

Christina Krasovich*

James and Charmaine LaBelle*

Jim and Teri Larson

Bill and Judy Laste

Heinz Leichter*

Lindsey Tauber and Samuel Leichtling*

Dale Lenz* 

Justine Leonard*

Gregory and Sue Lochen* 

Theodore Londo*

Michelle Lopez-Rios* 

Linda Loving

Lois Malawsky*

Carla Swanson and Bill Martens*

Christine G. Martin

Elizabeth McCormick*

Mary and Timothy McCormick

Elaine McDermott

Richard Perry and Patricia McMahon*

Raeleen McMillion

Cara McMullin*

Nancy Weiss McQuide*

Debra L. Miller

Frank Miller*

The Howard & Sara Miller Charitable Fund*

Jequitta and Mark Molot*

Virginia A. Mueller

Jack and Lucia Murtaugh*

Ann Navin

Jan Niebler*

Mary Beth and David Niebler

JoAnne Norris*

Ken and Elizabeth Nowakowski

John F. Oberwetter

Joyce L. Pace

Steven Pace*

Lois and Richard Pauls*

Judy Payne*

John Payton and Roger Hansen*

Fredrick Pike and Cecilia Taylor*

Lynn Pilmaier

Diana Pine

Patti Pollack

Mary S. Pollock

Emily Randall

Alice Read

Karen and John Reddin

Helen P. Reich

Fran and Steve Richman

John Ridley*

David Ritz

Kathleen Ryan Johnston

Roger Ruggeri and Andrea Wagoner* 

Audrey Salick

Linda Gale Sampson*

Imy Schley*

Patrick G.H. Schley* 

Kelly Schlicht and Steven Weber*

Pamela Seccombe*

Lynne Shaner and David Nelson

Gail Shelton

Patricia Speelman and Keith Victor*

Catherine Spyres

Robert Titley and Sharon Riley

Winifred Thrall

Sara Toenes

Leon Travanti and Carolyn White-Travanti

Joseph and Renee Tyson

Michael Unger*

David and Pamela Van Doren

Judith Van Till*

Jim and Kathie Vint

Jonathan L. Wainwright*

Mary Wegener*

Bill Weida and Jane Davis Weida

Russell and Alyce Weiss*

Michael A. West

Heather Whitmill*

Katie Whittaker*

The Wiley Family*

Jeffrey and Elizabeth Williams*

Daryl and Bonnie Wunrow

Susan Zientek*

Judith Zwirlein



Anonymous (16)*

Margaret Aboagye, D.D.S.

Vivian C. Aikin

Eric Appleton

Sara and Richard Aster

Kaitlyn Back

Patricia Bakula*

Dennis and Barbara Barrish

F. Tessa and Richard Bartels

Beth Bauer*

Judy Berdan*

Emily Besser

William Bird

Harriet Black

Robert Blitzke and Jane Grogan* 

Holly Blomquist and Monique Charlier

Robert Boles and James Valcq*

David Bonofiglio

Andrew and Linnea Booher

Jay Brickman

Leon and Carole Burzynski

Connie and Philip Casper

Elizabeth Christians

Sue Cleary-Koch

Kathleen Conley

Ms. Cynthia Cooper

Rhonda Cundy

Diane Dalton

Jonathan Daly

Joanne Danforth and Stewart Edwards* 

Larry and Eileen Dean* 

Lois Ellen Debbink

Ellen and Gerald DeMers

Ray Derpinghaus*

Linda and Patrick Devitt*

Barbara Dittl

Dana Dossett

Gary Drescher

Edward Eisendrath 

Don and Mary Ellingsen*

Susan Eaton

Deborah and Richard Esposito

Russel C. Evans

Kathleen Falk

Ed and Sheila Fabiszak* 

Barry Fetics

Katrina Fingerson

Maura Fitzgerald

L. Mark and Mary B. Flagg*

Kama Fletcher

Clive Frazier*

Mary E. Frenn

Sandra Fugate

Linda Gaalaas

Christopher Gawronski

Claire Gawronski

Matthew and Karin Gerdisch

Christopher Gerson

Pamela Giarrante-Rohs

Cecilia Gilbert*

Irv and Reesa Gottschalk

John and Kathy Goudie*

Stephanie Govin-Matzat

Richard and Margaret Grabowski

Diane Grace and John Savagian*

Christopher and Jeanne Grenda

Catherine Grothe

Richard Gustin

Richard and Susan Hackl* 

Dale Hagan*

Clare and William Hanrahan

Leslie Hanrihar

Martin Harrison

Tom and Katie Heinen

Janis Heinze

Meghan Hendricks

Dennis Hennessey and Linda Roethlisberger

Sally Heuer*

Zoe Higgins

Nona Hill and Clark Johnson

Cece Hillard* 

David Hitz

Carol Hoernke

David and Deborah Hoffman

Sarah Hoffmann*

Marie Holtyn

Nancy Horrigan

Charles Housiaux and Erin Corbo Housiaux

Marsha Huff*

Margaret Jennerjohn

Lillian Jensen*

James and Angelina Jodie

Ina and Dennis Johnson 

Jane M. Johnson

Anita Joyce

Darryl Kaminski and Patricia McNabb-Kaminski

James and Hilarie Kane*

Catherine Kaye

Cesia Kearns

Marcella Kearns*

Lee Ann Kingston

Mary S. Knudten

John and Patt Konkel

Sue and Werner Krause

Henry and Char Krokosky

Ann Krueger

Diane Kuntzelman

Janice Leffert

Eva Llanera*

Patricia and Thomas Landrum

Sally A. Lemke

Yvonne and Lowell Lemmerhirt

David Lenz

Colleen Lese and Thomas Karakis* 

Lloyd and Sheri Levin* 

Dennis and Karen Leyer

Deborah Knepke

Lorinda Liongsen and Greg Smrz

Genevieve Losiewicz

Mary Ellen Lukaszewicz

Victoria and Gary Major*

Sherry and Norm Malmon Donor Advised Fund

Sean Malone

Mark Manske

Tyler Marchant*

Jacqueline Servi Margis*

Charles Martel*

Tamara Martinsek

James W. McCann

Dawn McCarthy*

Rita McDonald

Roy and Janey McKnight*

Cindy McLinn*

Judith McMullin

Jay Miller and Donna Faw* 

Arthur Moats

Janet Moebus*

Jean and John Morack*

Patricia Mumm-Lovely

Bruce Murphy

Charles and Barbara Murphy* 

Elaine Nelles

Gene and Mary Newell*

Jo Anne Nissen

Susan Nivin Oster

Michelle Owczarski

Stanley and Elizabeth Palmer*

Morgan Pankratz

Shelia Payton

Randy and Janet Peterson

Roberta Piper

Susan Puhek

Lisa Rasmussen*

Matthew Reddin

Inger Riley*

Darlene Roberts

Richard and Karen Rodgers* 

Kathleen Rollins

Daniel Rosen and Heidi Heimler

Chuck Rozewicz*

Neal and Joan Sanders 

Meghan Savagian*

Lisa Schlenker

Rebecca Bailey and James Schley*

Paul K. Schulte

Barbara and Brian Scotty*

Kathleen Scullin

Michael Shipley

William and Judith Shinkwin

Mark Silverman

Jacqueline Singleton

William Sircin*

Bob and Cynthia Slotkin

Mort and Naomi Soifer

Stanley Spence*

David Stack

Michael Stebbins

Shayne Steliga

L Susan Stewart*

LeRoy Stone

Judith E. Swanson

Carolyn Sweers

Sandra Szymkowski

Roberta H. Tacke

Susan Tatreaux*

Paul and Donna Tanzer

Fred and Harriet Thomson

The Tolomeo Family

Michele Traband*

Jacque Troy

Michael and Charlene Uhing

Jane Van Gilder*

Carrie and Sam Van Hallgren

Susan VanRoosenbeek

Thomas and June Varney

Gregg Vergetis and Curt Cattanach

Daniel and Christine Vogel

Elaine Vokoun

Martha Voorheis

Jennifer Vosters

Mark and Yvonne Wagner

Barbara Wanless

Melissa and Jarius Warner

Steven Watts*

Dawn Wenszell

Richard Wenzel*

Mackie and Sandy Westbrook

Marilyn L. White

Marcia Williams

David G. Willms

D.R. Wolf*

Sharon Wolf*

Carolyn Wood

Mary and Roger Wolverton

Howard and Jane Zeft

Jane Zeman

Thomas Zigan*

James Zinky



In honor of C. Michael Wright

Linda Loving

Robert Ferriday and Barbara McMath

Jim Van Ess


In honor of Cary Silverstein’s 75th Birthday

Beth Bauer

Inger Riley


In honor of Debbie Patel

Sara Bowen

Barbara Drake

Elinor Jacobson

Alana Koutantzis

Mary McCormick

Lorinda Liongsen

Alice Read

Mary and Ross Read

Fran and Steve Richman

Gale Shelton

Barbara and Dennis Wanless


In honor of Debbie and Jamshed Patel

Christine Burgener


In honor of George Mosher

Steve and Nancy Einhorn


In honor of Dan Schley’s 60th Birthday

Nancy Jacobs


In honor of Richard Ippolito

Nancy Balcer

Linnea and Andrew Booher

Pat and Phil Crump


In honor of Kirsten Finn & Patrick Fennelly

James Schleif and Bill Morley


In honor of Ruth Schudson

Isabel L. Bader

Mary Anne Gross


In honor of Jean Collins

Nancy Balcer


In memory of Larry Compton

The Compton/Jacobson Family


In memory of John Holland

Nancy Balcer

Andrew and Linnea Booher


In memory of Art Laskin & Edwin Wiley

The Wiley Family


In memory of Annette Mickelson

Nadya Fouad

Hans and Kathy Jorgensen

Janet Moebus

Mary Beth Schmalz and Urban Wemmerlov




Friends for Life ($500)

Marilyn Auer

Nancy Balcer

Cecile Cheng

Donald A. Cress

Pat and Phil Crump

Al and Sally Ferguson

John E. Holland and Konrad K. Kuchenbach

David Keen and Judy Perkins

Sandy Laedtke

Robb Marks

Guy and Mary Jo McDonald

David Paris

Jamshed and Deborah Patel

Mickey and Casey Ripp

Ron and Sandy Roller

Ruth Schudson

Carol and Kevin Schuele

Michael Wright and Ray Jivoff


Angel ($100-$499)

Dennis and Barbara Barrish

Pamela Frautchi

Robert and Theresa Muselman

Kathleen Ryan Johnston


Benefactor ($50-$99)

Joseph and Shirley Henika


Member/Couple ($25-$49)

Karen Aaron

George Affeldt

Jean Collins

Frank and Bonnie Forsberg

Donna Lee

Sally A. Lemke

Pat and Allen Rieselbach

Imy Schley

Richard Stefanik

Nancy Tawney

Mary Wegener


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is a proud member group of the United Performing Arts Fund.

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