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Supporters

Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes its numerous partners whose contributions provide major programming and general support. These donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater.

Next Stage Society

Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes our individual donors for their generous support of our work.

Includes donors who made gifts between December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2018. Please contact the development office at 773.754.3917 regarding corrections to this listing.

Sapphire $50,000+

Dona & Samuel Scott Foundation

Ruby $25,000 – 49,999

Julia Satsch
Don & Liz Thompson

Jade $10,000 – 24,999

Nelson & Mary Koopman

Onyx $5,000 – 9,999

Jeannine Adams
Vanice Billups
Mark Furlong
Denise & Adan Hoeflic
Maureen Kleinman
James Lowry
Steven Rogers
Seymour Zitomersky

Garnet $2,500 – 4,999

Alan M. Bell
Dr. Vanice (“Van”) Billups, PhD
Diane Day
Philip & Nikki Ephraim
Norm & Cynthia Goldring
Leticia & Michael Gonzalez
Ariel Investments, LLC
Bruce & Maureen Kleinman
Brad Kreiger
James Lowry
Eric & Cheryl McKissack
Gregory K. Morris, MD & Debra Gardner Morris
Lawrence & Denise Oliver
Toni Preckwinkle
Ron & Geri Redd
Eileen Rhodes
John Rogers
Natalie Spears & Thomas Pace
Allen & Lynn Turner
Bill Von Hoene & Nikki Zollar

Coral $1,000 – 2,499

Anonymous
Cynthia C. Barginere
Fred Bates & Ellen Benjamin
Herbert & Alice Beck
Shaun & Andrew Block
Karen Bowie
Maree G. Bullock
John D. Butler Family Fund
Ms. Nicolette Cain
Willie & Marian Carrington
Matthew & Theresa Carter
Muriel & John Clair
Michele Coleman Mayes
Dr. Enid W. Collins
Thomas & Adrienne Crosby
Robert and Jacquelyn Currie
Caroline Davis
Melanie D. Ehrhart
Jean Fishbeck & Judith Popovich
Christine Gelb
Len & Sandy Golden
Marla Gordon
Patricia Greene
Darrel Hackett
Deborah Hall
Talisa Hardin & Alexis Bell
Prentice Earl & Kathy Hardin Earl
Lisa Harrell
James Hill
Senator Mattie Hunter
Norman & Marsha James
Robert & Rose Johnson
Ralph & Shellie Jones
Ora Jones & Courtney Jones
Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Deborah J. Lazar
Michael & Jacqueline Lewis
Alfred G. Lewis
Dr. Paul M. Lisnek
Karen Lohss
Sonya Malunda Lampley
William Marovitz
Thomas D. McElroy
Gregory & Debra McWright
Ms. Linda Nolan
Michael & Irma Oliver
Alexandra Ponce De Leon
Jane Grady & Alan Pulaski
Gov. Pat Quinn
Sandra & Tim Rand
Robert Rejman
Eleva Riley
Tem & Linda Sagan Harrier
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Don & Susan Schopfer
Lemuel Seabrook & Michele Hooper
Bob & Barbara Sharfman
Helen Shiller
Toni S. Smith
Tyronne & Valerie Stoudemire
Don Thompson
Monroe C. & Loretta J. Walton Fund
Dorothy J. Watson
Robert & Marie Weissbourd
Jeremiah D. & Saundra Williams
Valerie Wilson Reed & Reginald Reed
Lakita & Jeffrey Wright
Karen & Henderson Yarbrough

 

Dear Friends of the Theater

Dear Friends $500-999

Anna Anrod
Heidi Barker
Stephen & Patricia Blessman
Patricia C. Bobb
Annette & Oswald Bostic
Lin Brehmer
Marilyn Cantisano
Gloria Castillo
Ted Chung
Michelle Collins
Steve & Libby Cummings
Kareem Dale
Dan & Erma Davis
Michelle Davis
Mark Filip
Kash Flournoy-Brazile
Denise M. Gamble
Cheryl Grace
Iris & Martin Gradman
Thomas R. Green
Jon & Allie Harris
Roosevelt Haywood III
Betty Henson
Michael & Deborah Hoffman
Ramona Johnson
Brian Kabatznick
Edward Kaczmarek & Marie Graham
Lori & Gary Kash
Jim Keane
Senator Kimberly A. Lightford
Dr. Henri & Arlynn Manasse
Mr. Robert Martin
Ronald & Tracey Maxwell
Carol Ann Mayer & James Littwin
Floyd Mittleman
Sean Nickleson
Linda Nolan
Janet Petry & Mary Mills
Andra & Irwin Press
Walter & Juliette Pryor
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Reece
Arthur & Elisa Reliford
Leona Z. Rosenberg
Sarah Royster
Bettylu Saltzman
Mark Schendel
Mr. Adam Stanley
Susan & Dan Stone
Diane Stovall
Dan Sullivan
Paul Sutenbach
Dr. Joani Tarsitano
Ms. Leslie Truelove
Betty Vandenbosch
David & Rose Washington
Michael Weisberg
Mary Alice Wheeler
Ann Williams & David Stewart

Anonymous

Friends of the Theater

Friends $150-499

Anonymous
Jonathan Abarbanel
Charlotte Adams
Mr. Jeff Allen
Lewis Anderson
M. J. Arons
Gustavo Bamberger
William & La Sheron Bankhead
Martha & Arthur Bell
Sharen Berman
William Bettencourt & James White
Valarie Bomar
Mary Kay & Jon Bottorff
Elizabeth Brackett & Peter Martinez
Ms. Patricia Brady
A.R.T. League, Inc.
Alice Brathwaite
Holly Broc
David Byrne
Yolanda Campbell
Carol Camp-Yeakey
Madie Cannamore
Emily & Tyrone Carter
Anonymous
Crystal Cash
Mike Checuga
Alison Chung
Larry R. Coe
Michael & Mary Jane Cole
Gladys M. Coleman
Ms. Gail Crockett
Sharon Cross
Stirling Culp
Jeff Cummings
Frona Daskal
Charles & Risa Davis
Grace Dawson & Carl Dawson
Pat Dawson
Anonymous
Ms. Lavine Douglass
Jacquelyn Duncan
Anne & Sharon Eisendrath
Paul & Mattie Ellison
Candice Evans
Hyman & Susan Feldman Family Foundation
Mary Fons
Kendall & Charisse Franklin
Mr. Craig Frazier
Charles Gardner & Patti Eylar
Cornie M. Gardner
Lee Francis & Michelle Gittler
Ethel & Bill Gofen
William R. Gordon
Josie & Lance Gough
Billie Jean Gray
Susan & Anthony Grosch
Raj Gupta
Katherine Haase & Family
Margaret Hamil
Bennie Hargrove, Jr.
Lois & Marty Hauselman
Jacquelyn Haynes
Marvin Heiman
Phoebe Helm
Jacquelynne Hernandez
David Holmberg
Barbara and Janai Watkins
Rose M. Houston
Gary Houston & Hedda Lubin
Donald & Daina Howze
John Johns
Dr. Winston Johnson & Joyce Y. Johnson
Sonya Jordan
Martin & Susanne Kanter
Gary & Irene Karczewski
Anonymous
Marlene Kimbrough
Woodie King, Jr.
Frank & Katherine Kinney
Jean Klingenstein
Karen Kortsch
Scott & Jerri Krantz
Marc & Rochelle Lane
Gregory Lawrence & Teresa Rufaro Prim
Tom Leavens
Tremayne & Clyde Lemons
Sandye & Wayne Lerner
Kathryn Lewis
Frank Lipscomb
Amanda & Robert Logan
Larry Loving
Marissa Manos
Robert & Doretta Marwin
Lenore McCarthy
Ms. Elizabeth McGuire
Vicki Mckinney
Janis McReynolds
Edward Mendoza
Deborah Minor-Harvey
T. Kari Mitchell
Pauline & James Montgomery
Johnnie M. Moore
Richard Morris
Angela Murray & Daniel Smith
Horentsia Nash Flowers
Jan Neal Roberts
James & Rhonda Nissen
Carolyn O`Neal
Joan J. Owens
Ms. Nicole Owens
Mr. Jason Parks
Nick Patricca
Sanford Peck
Drs. Lamorris & Carmella Perry
Terry Peterson
Paula Phillips Bell
Ms. Nicole Pittman
Robert Pockmire
Gary & Nancy Prior
Jerry H. Proffit
Barbara Provus
Patrick Quinn Sr.
Charles & Barbara Reeder
Ron & Alyta Reicin
Judith Reicin & Charles Victor
Lawrence & Jacqueline Richardson
Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Sachnoff
Melanie Sanders
Mary Schmich
Ronald Schmidt
Scott Schroeder & Tom Pauly
Anonymous
Cheryl Sheridan
Connie & Laurence Siegel
Margaret Simmons
Debra Smith
Paula A. Sneed & Lawrence P. Bass
Alisa Starks
Beverly Strellner
Larry & Debra Taylor
Tiffany Thompson
Harriet Trop
Richard Turner
Glenette & Albert Turner
Kevin Tyler
Soyini Walton
Texie Washington
Gene & Sharon Whitehorn
Tiffany Williams
Dolores A. Williams
Deonne & Lewis Wright

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Black Ensemble Theater proudly recognizes its numerous partners whose contributions provide major programming and general support. These donors are critical to sustaining our fundamental work at the Black Ensemble Theater.