Why Consider A Charitable Gift

Why We Need Your Support

Paramount Theatre is more than just a presenter of great performances…

We constantly strive to be a spirit-lifting, community-building institution. The word on the street is, we’re succeeding.

A gift to Paramount strengthens the artistic and economic vitality of our community — and that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Our promise is excellence at a low price — one that makes live performance more accessible to every family across the region.

View our 2023 Impact Report

Ways to Give


Your gift has never been more important – or impactful – than at this moment. Thank you for supporting Paramount Theatre!

Giving Options

Charitable contributions are essential to quality programming in each of the following areas.

General Fund

Some of our most valuable contributions come from those who recognize our need for flexible funds. Donations given for general support allow us to cover gaps in our budget, to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to say “yes” to risks that result in breakthroughs for Paramount and our community.


The Broadway Series

Our Broadway Series brings top-quality musical theater to downtown Aurora, drawing patrons from across the western suburbs and far beyond. Our shows have been hailed by many as best in Chicago—on par with Broadway—thanks to our talented cast, dazzling sets, live orchestral music, and lastly, your generous support!

Creative Arts Day Camp

Paramount School of the Arts

Our School of the Arts created a splash from the very beginning. We hired an outstanding faculty and built extensive classroom space that allows us to provide students with top level arts education— a commitment that continues to expand through your generous gifts.


R.E.A.C.H. - Resources Expanding the Arts and Connecting Humanity

The Paramount’s REACH initiatives support programs that create limitless opportunities for children, and adults alike, to experience the arts such as Pay-What-You-Can performances at our many venues throughout the season, Theatre for Young Audiences touring shows, and so much more.


Endowment Fund

The Paramount Theatre Endowment Fund helps bolster Paramount’s legacy and ensure its longevity for years to come. By supporting the Endowment Fund you are investing in Paramount’s future and the future of performing arts for generations to come in your community.


Other Funds

With several different areas that need charitable donations to thrive, like Scholarship Funds and New Works, you can choose how you make a difference with your selfless gift.

For more philanthropic opportunities, please contact Chief Development Officer Jonathan Jensen at 630-723-2484 or jonathanj@paramountarts.com.
Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Spotlight Monthly Giving


Share your enthusiasm as a loyal donor by joining our new monthly giving program

As one of our Spotlight donors, your monthly donation will sustain Paramount’s dedication to make the arts accessible to our community and to introduce the magic of live theatre across generations.

Consider a small, recurring charitable donation to sustain our award-wining work.  Choose a monthly gift that’s suitable for you. With just $11 a month you can unlock our exclusive Donor Benefits and gain access to all things Paramount.  And with a commitment of $84 dollars a month you can gain access to our Donor Concierge for all of your Paramount related needs.


Your generosity makes it possible for more people to experience the grandeur of the Paramount Theatre, the intimacy of the Copley Theatre and the atmosphere of RiverEdge Park.


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Corporate Giving

corporate philanthropy

Increase your visibility. Provide unique experiences. Invest in your community

Each year more than a quarter of a million patrons visit one of Paramount’s venues: the historic 1,843-seat Paramount Theatre, the sophisticated 165-seat Copley Theatre, the scenic outdoor venue RiverEdge Park, and the one-of-a-kind Paramount School of the Arts. Your business has a part to play in our success!


The Paramount Business Partner Program gives you access to business development opportunities, community recognition, and hospitality benefits including:

  • Tickets to Paramount’s award-winning Broadway musicals for client and employee engagement
  • Invitations to exclusive arts and entertainment events for you and your business associates
  • Networking opportunities with other like-minded Paramount Business Partners

Your commitment allows us to continue to delight our audiences and drive business to downtown Aurora and beyond. Align your company with a trusted brand and show support for your community by joining the Paramount Business Partner program today!

  • BRAND RECOGNITION Logo presence in Paramount Materials
  • BRAND EXPOSURE Logo presence to a wide demographic of Paramount patrons from several regions
  • PRINT ADVERTISING Logo presence on print advertising done for sponsored show
  • FLYERS & POSTCARDS Logo presence on flyers and postcards for sponsored show
  • SPONSOR DISPLAY Logo presence on prominent sponsor display in lobby for one year
  • SIGNAGE Company name included on all visible signage in the lobby for sponsored show
  • ANNOUNCEMENT On-stage acknowledgement prior to sponsored show
  • PREMIERE SOCIETY Prominent Premiere Society signage in lobby for one year
  • INDOOR EXHIBITION SPACE Allows sponsors to have the opportunity to reach and speak to the entire audience
  • MARQUEE Company name displayed on Paramount Marquee during sponsored show (dependent on level of sponsorship)
  • TICKETS Complimentary tickets to sponsored shows (number of tickets dependent on level of sponsorship)
  • MEET & GREETS First opportunity for approved Meet and Greet with performer (dependent on availability)

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

For more philanthropic opportunities, please contact Chief Development Officer Jonathan Jensen at 630-723-2484 or jonathanj@paramountarts.com.
Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Paramount On Tour


Join Broadway experts from Paramount on a curated getaway perfect for every theatre-lover. When travelling with Paramount On Tour, you’ll experience the hottest shows, finest restaurants, chicest hotel accommodations and more. And best of all, a portion of your trip payment directly supports Paramount!

2024 Paramount on Tour Dates

New York City: May 17-20 – Waitlist Only

London: June 23-30

New York City: October 4-7 – Waitlist Only

New York City: December 6-9 – Waitlist Only



For more information, contact Madison Wakefield at madisonw@paramountarts.com or 331-684-1457
Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Our Donors

Thank you to our generous donors!

Grand Benefactor


Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation


City of Aurora, Illinois

State of Illinois

Dunham Foundation °

Hollywood Casino Aurora °

Jonathan & Amber Hylton

Jake’s Inc. °

Old National Bank °

Old Second National Bank °

John & Jean Savage

The Rich Foundation

Verano Holdings °

Jim & Pam Wyman*


$10,000 – $24,999

William & Margaret Benoit

John & Erin Bryan

Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC

ComEd Exelon Company

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

R. Bert Crossland

Scott & Jane Glor

Tom & Joyce Fisher

GreenState Credit Union °

Hines Supply

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Public Risk Fund

Invest Aurora °

Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan

Olsson Roofing Company

Paul Gregory Media °

Progressive Business Solutions °

Julie Proscia & Tim Hoppa

R.C. Wegman Construction Company °

Dale & Sarah Richardson

Rush Copley Medical Center °

Unilock Pavers and Walls °


$5,000 – $9,999

William & Janet Ainsworth

Amundsen Davis LLC

Katherine Balek

Michael & Jan Baum

James & Susan Bergeron

Dr. Michele Bruno

Sherry Cosentine

Dolan & Murphy °

Fairview Dental °

Kevin Fitzpatrick


John & Cathie Frerich

Michael & Julie Garofalo

Globe Management °

Bruce & Linda Grider

Jean M. Hawkinson

Richard & Arlene Hawks

Heartland Recycling °

Janet & Stephen Kenyon

Kluber Architects + Engineers °

Machinery Systems and Integration °

Susan & Michael McAlevy

Kathleen & Mike McCabe

Gary & Judy McCann

Michael & JoAnne McKee

Rhonda & John Michalek

Nicor Gas °

Patriot Heating & Cooling Services Inc.

Steven & Jacqueline Risch

Schmitt McDonald’s Corporation

Robert Sherry

Rob Stoll & Rob Spanton

Chuck & Kathy Strayve


Mr. & Mrs. James Tennant

Arlene Thurow

Mark & Pam Truemper

Ralph & Linda Voris

Janice Williams


Youngren’s Inc.


$2,500 – $4,999

Alarm Detection Systems Inc.

Baird & Warner

The Byrne Group

Dr. Lori Civello

Ross & Hilary Decent

DuPage Community Foundation

Earthmover Credit Union

The Ecolab Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. John Gaudio

Martin Gawne & Jean DeFrancesco

Bruce & Margot Goldsmith

Lane & Gretchen Greever

Hon. R. Peter & Susan Grometer

Rick, Desiree, Micah & Josie Guzman

Jack & Diane Hienton

Rob Hoerres & Kristi Ream-Hoerres

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora-Naperville

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty

Sharon M. Jacobs

Tom & Jean Justie

Dr. Tosca Kekish

Bill & Laura Klish

Terence L. Kothe

Mandy Modic Endowment Fund

Gary & Penny Mayer

Mike & Vicki McCoy

Georgia & Gary Mickey

Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce

Restoration 1 of Fox Valley °

Barbara Ross

Charles & Christine Salisbury

Dawn Struxness

Gerald & Jinny Szymski

Bernard and Renee Weiler

Tom & Carrie Wujek

Leading Role

$1,000 – $2,499

William B. Airey

Aurora Illinois Kiwanis Foundation

Aurora Rotary Club Foundation

Avago Technologies

Heidi & Dwight Baird

Ed & Barb Baker

Diane Barrowman & Dave Trollope

Thomas & Ruth Bastian

Batavia Rotary Club

Steve & Anne Beatty

Vince & Peggy Bellafiore

Patricia & Terrence Blaida

Doug & Leah Bohr

Julie & Bob Bowen

Larry & Marietta Bowlin

Charles & Sandra Brummet

Ellen Butkus* from the Butkus Family

Jeff & Pat Butler

Karen Butz

Rebecca Campbell

Peggy & Richard Carlson

Holly & Brian Carter

Joseph & Shelly Clayton

CodaBears, Inc

Jim Corti

Alicia Cosky & Sandi Carlisle

Nancy & John Cummings

Tim & Amber Dilbeck

Jim Doran

Harry Eng & Frances Zollers

Art & Laurie Erdmann

Exelon Foundation

Craig & Annette Frier

Bill & Debbie Froelich

Kristine & Charles Fulton

Robert & Kimberly Glavan

Christine Goerlich Weber & Joe Weber

Linda D. & Craig C. Grannon

Tom & Mary K. Griffith

Guy & Margaret Groot

Carolyn & Mark Hanna

Harrington Family Gift Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Henize

Paul & Caryl Herwick

Krista & Steven Howland

Carol Hubbard

The Hurst Family

Jessica & Jonathan Jensen

Annette Johnson

Gloria & Dean Kelley

Jean Klingenstein

Dennis & Roberta Kmiec

Tom & Pat Krave

Kathryn Krivacek

Michael & Barbara Lane

Larry C Larson

Cynthia Latimer

Jason Layman & Joe Rouse

Maurice Macklin & Ivette Sanchez-Valentin

Bob & Lynn Maher

Richard Manser & Liza Elliott

Lloyd & Judith Marlar

Bill & Robin Marlowe

Sharon Mau

Jenny McCann & James Millhuff

John McKee

Randy & Lisa McKee

McLaughlin Mediation and Consulting °

John & Barbara Meyers

Miller Charitable Fund

Chris & Erika Miller

Gina & Zach Moga

Joe & Dawn Mowka

Anne E. Myers

Kirk & Janelle Neuhaus

Robert J. O’Connor*

Susan & Kevin Paloucek

Paula J Paradis

Amy Pavelich

James D. Pearson Family

Dr. Michael T. Peddle

Mary Powers

Jeff & Cindi Reuland

Ruth & William Ristow

Linda Roberts

Ken & Carol Rojek

Colette & Aaron Rozanski

Nelson & Karen Santos

Scott J. Williams Family Trust

Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc.

Laura Seyfarth

Maureen & George Slater

Mae Smith

Robert & Mary Speers

Barbara & Donald Spence

Jane Stearns

Rudy & Amber Stefanski

Laureen & Craig Strohl

Stroll Magazine °

Supporting Strategies-Chicago Far West Suburbs °

Joseph & Mary Szczepaniak

Sarah & Michael Tesch

VARA Design Inc

Barb Vlack

Char & Frank Voris

Irene & David Wedemeyer

Norm & Patricia Welker

Elizabeth Werth

Anna Wetherholt

Barbara Wilkins & Douglas Slater

Melissa & KC Yanko

Dennis Zacek & Marcelle McVay

Anonymous (1)


$500 – $999

Alan & Carol Adams

Patricia Adams

George & Carol Alewel

Alex & Karen Alexandrou

Rick & Deanne Anderson

Kathryn Anthony

Gail Bedessem

The Bellafiore Family – V.J., Angie, Ava & Jayme

Michele Bergeron

Karen Binkerd

Cathy & John Boll

Jim & Sandy Boves

Su Brennan-McGuire

Nina & Lee Brottman

Paul & Paula Buddy

Amie Caban

Sara Cass

Chuck Strayve Landscaping

J. Gorman Cook & Carole A. Kohout

Creekwood Associates

Wayne Cropper

Bob & Sue Cuthbertson

John & Pam Dalby

Al Davis & Janis Chadsey

Connie Dennis

Roberta Dibasilio

Vincent DiVincenzo

Patricia Donnelly-Wascher & Thomas Wascher

Paul Drennan

John & Renee Duggan

Elizabeth Eccher & Sam Goodman

Erik & Krista Egeland

Christopher Faber & Sarah Cervantes

Gary R. Fairhead

A Denise Farrugia & Ronald Burgess

Geralyn Anne Fauth

Linda Fisher

Alice & Jack Gagliano

Dan & Kim Gier

Theodia Gillespie

Peter & Mary Jo Ginter

Patricia Gore

Daniel & Danielle Gorey

Lynn Gourley

Barbara Gruenke

Barbara & Robin Hall

Ken & Lu Anne Harkins

Frank & Betty Hettinger

Sonya & Ted Hochsprung

Margie & Mike Isaacson

Alan & Julie Isberg

Joe & Tricia Jackson

Ronald & Leslie Jakious

David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff

Jerry Juzwiak

Robin Kalinowski

Barbara Kaurin

Doreen & Ed Keating

Gina King

Robert & Karrie Kirk

Diane Knight

Mark & Cheryl Knox

Michael & Nancy Knutson

John Lalka

Bryson & Angie Lang

Richard & Irma Larson

Barbara Leonard

Zelda Lewis

Cheryl Lippold

Dianne Lucas

Karen Luebke

Beryl MacLachlan & Michael Levy

Jim & Jan Mamminga

Alice Manning-Dowd

Maureen McKee

Michael & Peg Meagher

Terry Medhurst

Drs Sean Paul Mills & Susana Rivera-Mills

Ljiljana Milojevic

Jon & Barbara Morgan

Dave Natchke

Jim & Kathy Navota

Laura & Steve Newman

Marlene Nosbisch

Sheree Novotny

Irv & Mary Ochsenschlager


Neal & Mary Clark Ormond


John & Roberta Paskvalich

Philip Peduzzi & Ann Ramirez-Peduzzi

Joseph & Golnar Phillips

Lydia Piwowarczyk

John & Sue Potter

Kevin & Stephanie Quinn

Anna Ramirez

Julie Raymond

Tim & Katie Reuland

Kyra Rider

Paulanne Rider

Wee Gillie Rivait-Hellyer

Steve Roberts & Kathy Brock

Dean & Jerrine Roderique

John & Shirley Roesch

Daniel & Susan Ryan

Edward & Brenda Schindlbeck

Annette & Frank Shoemaker

Jessica Short

Caroline & Ed Sieben

Gerald & Kathleen Skyles

Maureen Sobczak

Dr. Albert & Mary Stipes

David & Trudy Stoffel

John & Stacy Strunk

Peterine Svoboda

Teddy & Sharon Szczepankowski

Brett Taylor & Matt Kveton

The Hartford

Diana Thorpe

Gerry Tice

Karen Hutt & Steve Tiwald

Rev. Arlyn & Jeanne Tolzmann

Carol Van Rossum

Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek

Roger & Jeanette Vernon

Kathryn Voland-Mann & Robert E. Mann

Scott & Michelle Voris

Mr. & Mrs James Wakefield

Jeffrey & Carrie Walter

Craig Weber

Craig & Kathy Wesolowski

Cheryl Weston

Brenda Wiloff

Rebecca Wolverton

Denny Wowra

Barbara Yahnke

Anastasia Daleiden Yokosawa & Martin Yokosawa

Barbara Youngren

Jessica Ann Zadlo

Jerry & Georgianna Zakosek

Margaret Zielinski

Anonymous (4)


$250 – $499

Jeannine Adams

Char Ahlgren

Mike & Phyllis Alberts

Bonnie Alcorn

Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union

J. R. Aman

Sue Ansell

Robert & Jan Arvin

Aurora Fastprint, Inc.

Dick & Joanne Bales

Barb Barajas

Delia Nila Basile

Sally Becker

Carol Beem & Tom Piotrowski

Jan Behnke

Fred & Margaret Bennecke

Deborah Bernardi-Zajac

Faye Bernhardt

Betty Bosmeny

Jean H. Bradley

David & Deanna Bressler

Cindy Caliendo

Colin C. & Glorianne Campbell

Jeanne M Cappello

Bonnie Caswell

Frank & Mary Catalano

Sandra Christianson

Jeannine Cleary

Linda Coakes

Bradley & Jennifer Cohen

Dan & Lisa Cosgrove

Steve Coungeris

Marilyn Cox

Timothy Cummings

Patricia Darimont

Winifred Daumen

Michael DeNardo

Karrie Donat

Fred & Mary Dornback

Margaret Doud

Melissa Duffy

Gregg & Betsy Duncan

Bob & Pat Engel

Richard Faltz

Scott & Alicia Farnum

Carol Fick

Diane Fitzgerald

Carol Ford

Peggy & Shoshana Frank

Mary A Frazer

Nancy J. Frere

Kenneth Fron

Carol Gamage

Phil & Amy Gelber

The Gendell Family Foundation Inc.

Jo Gengler

Christine Geraci

Bill & Patricia Gill

Victoria Gill

Jennifer Glonke

Gail & Joe Golab

Claudia Green

Kimberly Groom

Denny & Edie Hard

Bob & Maureen Harding

Myra Hart

Luke & Kelsey Hazzard

Kristin Heflick

James Heneghan

James & Ina Heup

Scott Hodge

Dawn Hoffman

Lawrence L. Hoffman

Dewey & Yvonne Hollingsworth

Edith Holst

Barbara Hopkins

Nancy S. Hopp

Thomas & Jeanne Horonzy

Gail Horton

Lisa Hull

Jennifer Hunt

Roger & Kathy Iliff

Kim & Phil Jayhan Pique

Alan Kalitzky

Carolyn Kerkla

Galey & Gerald Kielian

Margaret King

Don & Sharon Kinley

Dewayne & Karen Klein

Matt & Karen Klickman

Elaine Kocolowski

Ryan Korell

Constance Kozikowski

Bob & Linda Kozoman

Karen & Kevin Kuk

William Kundert

Cheryl & Timothy Kunkel

Deborah Larsen

Gregory & Kristine Larsen

Chuck & Lani Lee

Brian & Lisa LeFevre

Hedy Lindgren & Jack Sharratt

Paul Listek

The Long Family

Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer

Richard & Mary Grace Madamba

Joan & Gary Mather

Donna Matheson

Bob & Peggy Mathews

Jean McCormick

Thomas McCoy Family

Michelle McDowell

Barry & Denise McKeown

Barbara McPherson

Maria Merckx

Susan Metcalf

Audrey Meyer

Michael & Julie Michelin

John & Eileen Miller

Mary Milroy

Chuck & Kayte Moran

Tom & Marlene Moran

Beverly Morgan

Morrison Family

Ronald & Denise Mroz

Jeffrey & Jennifer Murray

Glenna Nila

Debra Nilsson

Tana Nordaker

Anita North Hamill

Debra Nottingham

Patricia O’Neil

Kevin & Linda O’Neill

Susan O’Sullivan

Rich & Bonnie Pasbrig

Wendy & Joe Paszkiewicz

Bill Patterson

Joan Pellegrino

Cathy Pierson

Jack & Marilyn Pitsch

Olive Poliks

Rita Potter & Terra Stetz

Tom & Karen Pulver

Sharon Rahr

Sheila Ray

Michael Reicherts & Deidre Donnellan

John & Ann Reinert

Delanne Reiss

Gerald Riva

Margaret Romberg

Sarene Rosen

John Rusnak

Edmund Ryan

Sharon Sabin

Shelley & Frank Saltijeral

John Francis Sarwark MD

Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson

Inga Scheckel

Carolyn & Roger Schellenberger

Mary & Tom Scherschel

Charles & Jennifer Schwer

Brock & Ruth Ann Seney

Tom & Lisa Senn

Terrence Shay

Dennis & Dawn Sheble

Pamela Sheridan

Jim Shoe

Don & Priscilla Sibley

LaVora Singleton & Lynn Dieter

Patricia Sintich

Kim Skogsberg

Deborah Smith

Mrs. Diane Smith

Thomas & Susan Sokolinski

Richard & Gloria Sporleder

Lyndi Sprietsma

Laurel Stanley

William & Barbara Starkweather

Amy Stewart

Laura Stewart

Herb & Mary Stith

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Thayer

David & Karen Thomas

Denise Trahd

Sue & Ron Trujillo

Brenda & Mackenzie Van Wyhe

Joseph & Allison Villinski

Madison Wakefield

Chip & Bonnie Wiggins

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Will

Carol Williams

Laura Woll & Frank Ruffino

Kim Woodin

Wrennhouse Fund

Robert & Rita Zuponeck

Art & Gail Zwemke

Anonymous (5)

Encore Society

Encore Society recognizes individuals who have chosen to arrange a planned gift to Paramount in their estate plans.

Dawn & Robert Brown

Kelly Butler

James Capezio

Janette Crancich

R. Bert Crossland

Kathi D’Amico

Kina Davenport-Copeland

Brian & Jami Firek

Bruce & Linda Grider

Larry C Larson

Milynn Mapalo & Grant Zabielski

Amy Pawlowski

Francis Perez

Kenneth & Carol Rojek

Inga Scheckel

Holly & Ron Schwarz

Marianne Soldner

Anonymous (5)

For more philanthropic opportunities, please contact Chief Development Officer Jonathan Jensen at 630-723-2484 or jonathanj@paramountarts.com.
Paramount Arts Centre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Donor Benefits


To show our appreciation and gratitude for your generous support of Paramount we’ve developed the below Donor Benefits for your various levels of giving. We couldn’t do it without YOU!

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