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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival 2015 Season Sponsors

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival thanks these individuals, corporations and foundations for their generous support.  Their sponsorship make it possible to keep the Festival FREE for everyone.  Thank you!  

For information on sponsorship of the Festival, contact Sidonie Garrett at or call the Festival office at 816-531-7728.

Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
John C. Griswold Foundation
R.C. Kemper Jr. Charitable Trust
Dr. Scott and Bernadette Ashcraft
Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund
Missouri Arts Council
Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
Burns & McDonnell Foundation
Greg and Deanna Graves
DST Systems, Inc.
Theater League / Mark Edelman
Francis Family Foundation
Robb & Robb LLC Charitable Foundation/Gary C. Robb and Anita Porte Robb
Master Craftsmen Foundation
City of Riverside
Edward P. Milbank
Ingram Family Foundation
Scott and Susan Asner
Shirley and Barnett Helzberg Jr. Donor Advisory Fund
    of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Sturges Word Communications
Kansas City Missouri Parks & Recreation Partner
Kansas City Star
KCUR 89.3 FM


$2500 - $5000
Arts KC - Regional Arts Council
Country Club Bank
DST Systems, Inc.
Dr. Mark Box
Hallmark Corporate Foundation
Ingram Family Foundation
Lathrop & Gage, LLP

Stanley and Ardyce Pearson
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
The Sosland Foundation
Taylor S. & Patti Abernathy Charitable Trust
William T. Kemper Foundation
Kansas City Southern Charitable Fund

$1501 - $2499
Derrick Leggett
PNC Foundation
David and Beth Hazels Family Fund

Ellen and John Aisenbrey
Joan Biblo
Kay and John Callison
Michael and Leatha Cline
Copaken Family Fund
David and Mary Earls
Gabe and Megan Egli
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
Amy and David Embry 
Bob and Jackie Gershon
George and Ruth Ann Hash
Jack and Karen Holland
Beth Ingram
R. Crosby Kemper III
Regina and Bill Kort
Janet Long
David Marcus
Debra and Al Parmet
Greg Patterson
Angela Place
Dan and Petra Shinn
R. Scott and Gloria J. Smith
William Thomas  
Phil and Kimberly Witt
Michael and Leatha Cline
Linda Lighton and Lynn Adkins Lighton Fund
Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
R. Crosby Kemper III
Cloud Family Foundation
Rensenhouse Family Foundation
Don and Patricia Dagenais
Nathan Darrow
Dean and Patricia Davison
Mark and Nancy Gilman
James and Ellen Glynn
Janet Long
Elaine and Benjamin Mann
Midsummer Night’s Dreamers-Show Talk Sponsors
Sherrill Mulhern
Stanley S. and Ardyce H. Pearson
Chip and Laurie Ingram - The Independent
Blake and Lisa Wendelburg
Drs. Charles and Susan Porter

American Multi-Cinema, Inc.
Suzanne Allen
Cecelia and Stewart Babbott
PJ Baker
Richard J. Barohn, M.D.
Michael Beers
Bill Blessing
Steve and Andrea Bough
Mark and Jill Brady
Michael Brigg
John and Rebecca Brungardt
Jill K. Bunting
Brandon and Sharon Burns
Stephen Cloud
Beth Coughlin
Glion and Marilyn Curtis
Elisabeth Suter and Bill Cutler
Michael J. Davis
Kathy Dodd
David and Mary Earls
Bill and Marge Eckhardt
David and Doris Egli
Bev and Erik Elving

Dr. Barry Festoff and Shea Gordon Festoff
Kim Fowler
Freestyle Graphics
Greg and Sandy Galvin
Bob and Teresa Germinder
Cynthia Gibson
Ron and Eileen Grebowiec
Moulton Green
Donald Hall 
Gerald and Sandra Handley
Nancy and Phil Hanson
Jeffrey Hartnett
Kathryn Hedges-Sell
Shawn Tolivar and Nicoya Helm
Herman Family Foundation Fund
Edward and Kimbrough Higgins
Darrell Hoffman
IBM International Foundation
Brian Wicklund and Dale Jarka
Keith and Julie Johnson
Dick and Sandy Jones/Fidelity Security Life Insurance
KC Southern Matching Gifts Fund
Elizabeth Rosin and Mark Kenneally
Ann and John Kenney
Deedee King 
Patricia Konopka
Michael Levin  
William Lindsay
Paula and John Longan
Elizabeth Loudon
TJ and Julie Lynn
Bill and Peggy Lyons
Ben and Roxanne Martin
Kirk and Jeannie McClure
Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley
Burney and Nancy Miller
C. Michel Minor
Pete and Michelle Mirikian
Janet Moore
Dan Nilsen
Kay Noonan
Paul Uhlmann Jr. Donor Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Kathy Peters
Wayne Rasmuss
Nancy Reed
Jeffrey Pinto and Jacqueline Riedel
Loretta Riss
Kirk Roberts, MD
Connie and David Ross
Sarah Rowland
Tami and Brock Rule
Stephen and Delores Schroff
Mary and Fred Sgroi
Mary Shaw Branton
Ron and Corrine Sidener
David and Amanda Simms
Susan Hard and John Simonson
Charlie and Jeanne Sosland
Mark and Candy Smith
Burton and Barbara Smoliar
Drs. Steven and Sandra Stites
Mike and Kaite Stover
Marc Taormina
Donna Thomason
Vickie and Dale Trott
Carol Dziadik and Daniel Turner
Cindie Unger
Verizon Foundation
Michael Waterford
Rachel Weilert
James and Sarah Weitzel
LeAnn White
Leanne Wiedemann
John and Michele Wilinski
Ron and Barbara Wood 

Larry Arnett
Loretta Birkenmeier
Susan Brinkmeyer
Judith Clark
Una Creditor
Richard Dawson
Kenneth Fee
Michael Horine and Anna Jaffe
Dr. Paul and Rebecca Johnson
Deborah Keating
Cynthia Larkin
Greg Lebold
Robert Lunn
Dr. William and Mrs. Bernice McHale
Symie and Jay Menitove
Ernest Neighbor
Kate Ray
Douglas Rushing
Emily Sloan
Carolyn Tillotson
Elizabeth and Paul Uhlmann III Fund
Paul Uhlmann Jr. Donor Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Wanda Van Leeuwen
Louis Veneziano
Verizon Foundation
Mike Weller

Ron and Rosemary Abbott
Richard and Barbara Atlas
Bill and Kelly Ye Charitable Fund
Sharon Cassity
Ann Hauser
Charles and Laurie Jarrett
Brad and Ann Johnson - In Memory of Steve Chick
Charlotte Kreutz
Seth McClintock
Symie and Jay Menitove
Thomas and Bonita Oothoudt
Rebecca Smith
Cindy Spaeth
Corbin Trimble
Myra Walker
Yancy Family Charitable Fund

Up to $99
Rita Abernathy
Mollie Alexander
Miriam Anderson     
Scott Butterfield    
Charlie and Kathy Calvert
Mark Clavey    
Brendan Davison    
Maria Davison    
David and Kari Dexter    
The Rev and Mrs. William Fasel
Anna Groseclose    
L. Jane Jacobs
Jeff Jones
Carolyn Karr
Duane and Cosette Kelly    
Richard and Bernadette Kline
Lance Locke    
Michael Elbein and Louise Lucas    
Thomas Maupin    
Jan McCreary    
Tom Muller    
Geoff and Betsy Parker    
Ed and Jan Rogge - In Memory of Paul Wylde    
Marion Shippee    
Dr. Charlie Smith
Timothy Smith    
Rick and Judy Tremblay    
Steve Walker
Jackie White    

Script Sponsors
Rainy Day Books

Special Thanks
Kansas City Art Institute 
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Don Mackey
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Oak Hall Condominiums
Sophian Plaza
Cindy Pratt Stokes
UMKC Department of Theatre

The Merchant of Venice Donors
Visionary $2500 and up
John C. Griswold Foundation
R.C. Kemper, Jr. Charitable Trust
Dr. Scott and Bernadette Ashcraft
Beth Ingram
Edward P. Milbank
Drs. Charles and Susan Porter

Leader $1000-$2499
Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund
Dr. and Mrs. Allan D. Reichman-Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Mike and Sherry Coughlin
Don and Patricia Dagenais
Levin Family Foundation
Janet Long
McMeel Family Foundation
Stanley S. and Ardyce H. Pearson

Partner $500-$999
Commerce Bank
Steve and Cathy Doyal
Erik and Bev Elving
Tim and Cathy Goodger
Jules Moskowitz & Beti A. Weber Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Linda Lighton
Beth Burnett and Greg Patterson - In Memory of Steve Chick
R. Scott and Gloria J. Smith

The Festival thanks these local businesses and organizations who donated items for our 2015 nightly drawing and raffle:
André's Confiserie Suisse
Broadway Roasting Company
Buca di Beppo
The Coterie Theatre
Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ
Harriman-Jewell Series
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
InterContinetal Kansas City at the Plaza
Jaegers Subsurface Paintball
Jaegerz Laser Tag
Kansas City Actors Theatre
Kansas City Art Institute - Art of the Car Concours
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City Young Audiences
Kansas City Zoo
Murray's Ice Cream and Cookies
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Panera Bread
Performing Arts Series - JCCC
Powell Gardens
Quality Hill Playhouse
Starlight Theatre
Trader Joe's
Unicorn Theatre
Waldo Pizza
World's Window

Donors as of 8/13/15