MCT Donors

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 January 28, 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*

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

Wisconsin Arts Board




Gardner Foundation

Johnson Controls Foundation

Nonprofit Management Fund

Sempercor Foundation, Inc.



The Business Council, Inc.*

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

GE Foundation

Morgan Stanley Foundation

Park Bank Foundation, Inc.



Actors' Equity Foundation, Inc.

Brookby Foundation

Baird Foundation

Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation*

Footlights Performing Arts Relief Fund

GMAR Youth Foundation

Ring & DuChateau LLP

Rockwell Automation

US Bank

We Energies Foundation

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

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
Mr. Lloyd Gerlach
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Tinsley Helton Trust
Debbie and Jamshed Patel*
Elaine Peterson

John Shannon and Jan Serr
Cary and Susan Silverstein
Jim Van Ess
Bettie Zillman


Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky
Patrick and Julia Fennelly*
Barbara Johnson and Sandra Zingler*

Arthur and 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*
DeAngela Luna*
John Mahony and Evelyn Burdick*
Elaine N. Peterson*
Dan Schley and Barb Haig*
Marsha Sehler*

$1,000 - $2,499 
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
Hans and Kathy Jorgensen*
Amy and Kip Kussman
Jason Kuwayama
Ely Leichtling and Sally Merrell*
Sue and Bob Lueger*
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
Patricia Andersen*
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*
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*
Dan and Pat Johansen
Terry Kohler Family Foundation
Laura Lindner*
William Lorber and Kristy Nielson*
Ken Lukow
Richard and Sherry Lundell*
Vince and Jan Martin
Dwight and Marleen Morgan*
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
Carol and Kevin Schuele*
Fred Timm*
Charles Uihlein*
Dick and Diane Wright Charitable Fund
Michael Wright and Ray Jivoff

George Affeldt*
Natalie Beckwith
Ralph H. Bielenberg*
James Boerner*
William Bradley and Jill Anna Ponasik
Cathy and Mario Costantini
Pat and Phil Crump
Carol Z. Dolphin
Eric Durant*
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*
Annette and 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
Nancy Balcer*
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
Judy Payne*
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 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*  
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*
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
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 (14)*
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*
Harriet Black
Robert Blitzke and Jane Grogan*  
Holly Blomquist and Monique Charlier
Robert Boles and James Valcq*
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
Russel C. Evans
Kathleen Falk
Ed and Sheila Fabiszak*  
Barry Fetics
L. Mark and Mary B. Flagg*
Clive Frazier*
Mary E. Frenn
Sandra Fugate
Linda Gaalaas
Christopher Gawronski
Claire Gawronski
Matthew and Karin Gerdisch
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 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*  
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
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
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
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
William and Judith Shinkwin
Mark Silverman
Jacqueline Singleton
William Sircin*
Bob and Cynthia Slotkin
Mort and Naomi Soifer
Stanley Spence*
David Stack
Michael Stebbins
L Susan Stewart*
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
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*
Mary and Roger Wolverton
Howard and Jane Zeft
Jane Zeman
Thomas Zigan*


In honor of C. Michael Wright
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 memory of Art Laskin & Edwin Wiley
The Wiley Family

In honor of Larry Compton
The Compton/Jacobson Family

In memory of Annette Mickelseon
Nadya Fouad
Hans and Kathy Jorgensen
Janet Moebus


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


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