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Individual Support

Donate to Skylight & Support Local Theatre

As a not-for-profit arts organization, Skylight Music Theatre is committed to its mission: “To bring the full spectrum of musical theatre works to a wide and diverse audience…”

We take pride in serving as one of Milwaukee’s cornerstone arts organizations, serving as the largest employer of Wisconsin actors in the state, bringing arts education to over 16,000 Milwaukee Public School students each year, and producing shows that our audiences connect to.

But did you know our ticket sales from individuals and subscribers cover less than 50% of our annual expenses?

We’d like to invite you to become a donor today, as we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help keep our stage lights on!

As an added bonus, your donation of $100 or more will get you a variety of benefits designed to bring you closer to the Skylight’s stage.

Every gift is important – and we are grateful to each of our supporters! Please choose the level that is best suited for you and donate today!

For more information regarding Individual Donations, please contact Kathryn Hausman at 414-299-4953 or

How To Give

  1. Online Donation: Use the button above to make a one-time or monthly-recurring gift.
  2. Download the donation form (PDF) and mail it to the Skylight to contribute to this year’s campaign.
  3. Download a memorial/tribute gift form (PDF) and mail it to the Skylight to contribute to this year’s campaign.
  4. Have your employer match your gift! Ask your human resources department for the appropriate form and send it with your contribution to double or even triple your gift to Skylight.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Development, Debbie Prater Mitchelson at 414-299-4974 or

Individual Salutes

Skylight gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations, organizations, businesses, and government agencies who provided support within the last year to our annual campaign and helped us to deliver high-quality music theatre productions to the Greater Milwaukee community. This list is current as of October 1, 2020. We make every effort to ensure our donors are recognized properly. If we have made an error, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us with the correction.

Skylight Music Theatre acknowledges and thanks United Performing Arts Fund, our single largest donor, for its generous annual support of more than $600,000.

Richardson Circle - $500,000+

United Performing Arts Fund

Benefactor Circle – $25,000-499,999

Black Box Fund
The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
Herzfeld Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Gerda A. Debelak Fund
Jan Serr & John Shannon

Star Circle – $10,000–24,999

Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s George H. and Virgilee F. Krueck Fund
David & Margarete Harvey
Terrance & Kristie Kurtenbach
Susan Nichols
Stollenwerk Family Charitable Foundation
Ralph G. or Cherie Gorenstein Charitable Foundation
We Energies Foundation
Wisconsin Arts Board

Sponsor Circle – $5,000-9,999

Associated Bank Milwaukee
Dick and Diane Wright Charitable Fund
Ken Dortzbach & Jennie Kent
Leona I. Fitzsimonds
Dr. Burton E. Goodman & Harriet Bocksenbaum
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Asher and Susan Nichols Family Fund
Leslie Hauser & Karl Wuesthoff
Krause Family Foundation
Howard & Sara Miller
Quarles & Brady LLP
Charles & Patricia Roy
Carol & Kevin Schuele
Walt Skipper & Irene Pilugin Skippe

Producer Circle – $2,500–4,999

Baird Private Asset Management
Barb & Mark Bolens
Barbara Buzard
Cream City Foundation
Laura & John Emory, Jr.
Gerald & Sue Falci
Dr. Burton E. Goodman & Harriet Bocksenbaum
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Luedke-Smith Fund
Bill and Sandy Haack
Rob & Maryeve Heath
Judy & Gary Jorgensen
Brent Killackey & Judy Williams-Killackey
Konrad Kuchenbach
Sadhna Morato-Lindvall & Scott Lindvall
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Rexnord Foundation
Blaine & Linda Rieke Sempercor Foundation
Gloria Tracy
Richard & Kay Yuspeh

Director Circle – $1,000–2,499

Baird Private Asset Management
Bob Balderson
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Baldwin
Katherine Banzhaf
Polly & Robert Beal
Marta & Marc Bianchini
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bula
Charles D. Ortgiesen Foundation
Margaret & B. Lauren Charous
Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust
Jane & William Crise
Jim & Karen D'Ambrisi
Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust
Heather and Brian Dunn
Mary Lou Findley
Rebecca Fishman
Leslie Fitzwater
Four-Four Foundation, Inc.
GE Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Gerda A. Debelak Fund
George H. and Virgilee F. Krueck Fund
Burns-Schrader Family Fund
Dr. Carl W. Eberbach & Elisabeth Falk Eberbach Fund
Margaret Heminway Wells Fund
Joe & Gwenn Graboyes
Cheryl & Roy Hauswirth
Rob & Maryeve Heath
Hub International Midwest Limited
Amy S. Jensen
Valerie Johnson & Dennis Robison
Susan & Donald Kerber
Sharon Klode
Pam Kriger
Sandra Laedtke
Barbara Jean Lee
Eleanor Lee
Jack & Beverly Lemmon
Justine Leonard
Franklin Loo & Sally Long
Mike & Tonya Lueder
Coleen Marshall
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milwaukee Arts Board
Art No last name
Susan Nichols
Jane O'Connell
Larry & Bonnie Paplham
Quarles & Brady LLP
Marcia Richards & Donald Whitaker
Carol & Kevin Schuele
Vincent & Joanne Shiely
Karen Sostarich
Stollenwerk Family Charitable Foundation
Laura Strain
David Unger
David & Cheryl Walker
We Energies Foundation
Sue E. Wells
William Stark Jones Foundation
Wisconsin Arts Board
Herb Zien & Liz Levins
Joseph & Maryann Zompa

Designer Circle – $500–999

Albert J. & Flora H. Ellinger Foundation
Martha Audley
Mr. John Baratti
F. Tessa & Richard Bartels
Carolee Beutler
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Boles
Wendy Burke
Phillip & Patricia Crump
Dianna Dentino & John Gielow
Donald and Barbara Abert Fund
Steve & Buffy Duback
Mary & John Emory
Robert & Kristin Fewel
Mary Lou Findley
Foster Family Foundation
Tim & Sue Frautschi
Mark & Virginia Gennis
Mary Anne Gross
Margaret Hader
Nancy Jacobs
Leila & Joseph Hanson
Hugh and Robin Hoffman
Ms. Sherry Husa
Jacqueline & Jeffrey Jahnke
Valerie Johnson & Dennis Robison
William & Charlotte Johnson
Michael Johnston
Richard & Diane Kane
Stephen and Diane Kavalauskas
Marni King
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Kinde
Rebekah and Thomas Kowalski
Lloyd and Sheri Levin
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Matusinec
Joseph & Joni McDevitt
Mrs. Luann and Mr. John Molitor
James Moore & Paul Stabell
Candy & Bruce Pindyck
Mary Pollock
Charles and Janice Sable
Joseph Silvers & Amy Rabideau Silvers
David Stein
Brian Till
Corinthia Van Orsdol & Don Petersen
John Walter
Sargit Warriner
Lee Wolcott
Mr. Josh Zaidel
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Zien

Choreographer Circle – $250–499

Thomas and Kathleen Alpren
Mr. and Mrs. David Arnstein
Mark & Jane Babich
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Baldwin
F. Tessa & Richard Bartels
Donna & Donald Baumgartner
Mrs. and Mr. Kathy Biggs
Frank & Pat Bock
Mrs. and Mr. Buehler
Alvin Burgemeister
L.B. & J.K.
Charlie Dee
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Burg
Thomas and Mary Belle Chatton
Marion Chucka
Fr. David E. Cooper
Mr. Thomas J. Congdon
Frederick Cullen
Richard Czeszynski
Bruce Davidson
Mrs. and Mr. Jill DeFrance
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Farebrother
Rachel Finger
Natalie Frankel
Kristin & Alec Fraser
Gerald and Patricia Freitag
Rodney & Linda Gehrig
James Gensler
Paul Glessner
Caren Goldberg
Ms. Judith Golden
Anonymous Hansen
Mr. John & Mrs. Kathleen Hickey
Michael and Mary Ignatowski
Herb Kohl Philanthropies
Peter & Jean Jacobsohn
Mary R. James
Ron & Pat Jodat
Richard & Diane Kane
Dr. & Mrs. John Konkel
Robert & Patricia Kraft
Anonymous Kritzik
Jeanne C. Kuelthau
Dale & Sandra Landgren
Peter and Kristin Langhoff
Dr. Paul Loewenstein & Jody Kaufman Loewenstein
Pat Lombardo
Lois Malawsky
Lee Marquardt
Chris Mastronardo
John McCarty
Michael and Patricia McCauley
William & Barbara Michaels Sr.
Jequitta K. Molot
Lucia & John Murtaugh
Albert Nagy
Mr. and Mrs. William Nasgovitz
Jean Novy
David & Janet Olsen
Mrs. Elaine H. Pagedas
Barbara Peters
Wendy Pribbanow
Frank and Melanie Popa
Reader's Digest Foundation
Toby E. Recht
Matt & Betsy Sauer
Michael Schall
Mrs. Imy Schley
Paul and Christy Schwan
Nita Soref
Karen Sostarich
Chris Spencer
Mr. Neil Staszak
Ms. Brenda Stugelmeyer
Steven Tietz and Catherine Markwie
US Bank Foundation
Venture Investors
Michael Wright and Ray Jivoff
Joan Yuen
Ms. and Mr. Susan Zientek

Tribute Gifts – In Memory Of

Mary Pollock
Florence Lindsay
Mrs. Mary S. Lillydahl
Mrs. Judith Goetz
Howard & Sara Miller
Tim & Sue Frautschi
Blaine & Linda Rieke
Mary Nohl
Carol & Kevin Schuele
Emalou and Arthur Sandsmark
Pam Kriger
Mrs. and Mr. Amy
Saint John’s Grandslammer Bridge Group

Byron & Suzy Foster
Polly & Bo Beal

William Lueder
Marci and James LeDuc

Cindy Haas
Luann and John Molitor

John Holland
Outwords Books Mens Book Club
Konrad Kuchenbach

Tribute Gifts – In Honor Of

Jane & Bill Crise

John & Jo Anne Evans