Ways to Give

I had faith that the Broadway Series at the Paramount, even with the risks, would have a profound impact on the theatre and Aurora’s downtown for years to come. –Tim Rater, President  & CEO

People marvel at how we can continue to produce shows that rival the originals from Broadway and still keep the prices so low. Truth is we can’t. This is where you come in! We must have the support of the community and our patrons to continue to produce award winning shows. The Paramount is a non-profit organization that belongs to our community- please make a gift today!

Ways to Give

Individual Giving

Give to Broadway, New Works, Dreams Do Come True, Paramount School of the Arts and more

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Corporate Giving

Give a gift, or sponsor a show at Paramount Theatre, Copley Theatre or RiverEdge Park.

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Individual Giving

Giving Options

General Fund

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, your donation will help keep the arts alive in Downtown Aurora.

Donate

Broadway

Only 60% of ticket cost covers the expense to produce a show. To continue building award-winning productions right here in Aurora, every dollar counts!

Donate

School of the Arts General Fund

When you support the school’s general fund, you become a partner in helping us bring the best arts education to our students.

Donate

School of the Arts Sponsorship

Donations to scholarships are vital to funding the new Paramount School of the Arts’ efforts to form future generations of broad-minded, creative individuals.

Donate

The Cates-Foster Scholarship for Technical Theatre

In honor of the Cates-Foster family and their contributions to technical excellence at Paramount Theatre since 1931, 1his scholarship will cover class supplies, project expenses, field trip costs and tuition for a student in need of financial assistance specific to the area of technical theatre.

Donate

Dreams Do Come True

The Dreams Do Come True program allows children and families from economically challenged situations to see a live show at the theater for free.

Donate

New York Trip

Join us on an all-inclusive trip! See three of New York’s hottest Broadway shows, dine at some of the best restaurants in town and tour the most cultural places NY has to offer.

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Giving Levels

FRIEND

$125-$249

  • Recognition in Playbill for one year

SUPPORTING ROLE

$500-$999

  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events

DIRECTOR

$2,500-$4,999

  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
  • Invitation for two for Broadway press openings

BENEFACTOR

$10,000+

  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year
  • Name on Premiere Society Wall for one year
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Events
  • Invitation to Premiere Society Dinner
  • Invitation for two for Broadway press openings
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Spring Gala
The 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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Corporate Giving

Corporate Sponsorship

Our sponsors play a crucial role in maintaining the high quality of Paramount productions and preserving the beauty of the theatre itself. We value our sponsors highly and offer a number of benefits in return!

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 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)

Contact

Michele Bergeron

Development Manager

The 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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School of the Arts

GIVE A GIFT THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!

The new Paramount School of the Arts opened June 1, 2019! The school encourages and trains young actors and musicians for a culture-filled life, further nurture the arts in our community and add to the excitement and activity in Aurora’s downtown.

Education in the arts is an integral part of self-development. The arts are what make us most human, teaching us empathy, communication, expression, community and so much more. Paramount School of the Arts is a safe place for students to take risks, learn perseverance and dream big.

Donations are vital to funding the school to ensure that we continue to help form future generations of broad-minded, creative individuals.

Paramount School of the Arts

Your Donation Supports:

  • Master Classes featuring the best professional in their fields
  • Theater for Young Audiences touring program for area schools
  • School Residencies
  • Pre-Show and Post-Show Discussions
  • Free Community Events
  • Equipment for our students and teachers
  • So much more!

Giving Options

General Fund

When you support Paramount School of the Arts , you become our partner in helping us bring the best arts education to our students.

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General Scholarships

Paramount School of the Arts is proud to offer limited scholarship assistance to families on a need basis. Your donation will help provide arts education in theater, music, dance and visual arts.

Donate

The Cates-Foster Scholarship for Technical Theatre

In honor of the Cates-Foster family and their contributions to technical excellence at Paramount Theatre since 1931, 1his scholarship will cover class supplies, project expenses, field trip costs and tuition for a student in need of financial assistance specific to the area of technical theatre.

Donate
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Give a truly unique gift by naming a private classroom for a loved one, or the Resource Center for your entire familyand become a permanent part of Paramount School of the Arts! Naming opportunities are limited and reserved on a first-come, first serve basis.

  • Private Lesson Classrooms
  • Resource Center
  • Group Classroom
  • Parent Lounge

Contact

Michele Bergeron

Development Manager

The 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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Donors

Thank you to our generous donors!

Last year, our donors gave more than $1.5 million in support of Paramount’s mission.

BENEFACTOR
$10,000 or more

BMO Harris Bank
John & Erin Bryan
ComEd Exelon Company
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
The Dunham Fund
Thomas & Joyce Fisher
Bruce & Linda Grider
Jonathan & Amber Hylton
Illinois Arts Council
Jake’s Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Aurora & Kim Groom, 2019 President
McKee Family Fund
Old Second National Bank
Paramount Arts Centre Endowment
James D. Pearson Family
Rush Copley Medical Center
John & Jean Savage

PRODUCER
$5,000 – $9,999

William Ainsworth
Mike & Jan Baum
Dan Deufel
Daniel D. Dolan Family Advisory Endowment Fund
Monica Donath
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Scott & Jane Glor
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Julie Proscia & Tim Hoppa
Illinois Public Risk Fund
Terence Kothe
Gary & Judy McCann
Schmitt McDonald’s Corporation
Robert Sherry
Frank & Char Voris
James & Pamela Wyman

DIRECTOR
$2,500 – $4,999

Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Sherry L. Cosentine
Bruce & Margot Goldsmith
Ald. Scheketa Hart-Burns
Jean M. Hawkinson
HUB International
Pamela Jackson
Janet & Stephen Kenyon
Douglas & Stacey Meyer
Rosemary Murray
Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan
Gerald & Mary Ellen Palmer
Tim & Bridgette Rater
Dale & Sarah Richardson
Steven & Jacqueline Risch
Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local Two
Mark & Pam Truemper
Ralph & Linda Voris

LEADING ROLE
$1,000 – $2,499

William Airey
Diane Barrowman
Ruth & Thomas Bastian
William & Margaret Benoit
James & Susan Bergeron
Lynn Bohmer
Bob & Julie Bowen
Robert Boynton
Betty & Don Brownson
Kara Butts
Elaine Bynum
Mark & Donna Cantalupo
Dr. Lori Civello
Joe & Shelly Clayton
Ray & Melissa Cliff
Gary & June Ann Cooney
Jim Corti
Rodney Crossland
Lorraine & Peter Dirks
Roy & Rachel Downing
The Ecolab Foundation
John Fayfar & Chuck Dooley
Coleen Feece
Russell & Judy Flores
Craig & Annette Frier
Fuse LLC
Christopher & Dorothy Gaines
Andrea Galvin
John & Therese Gaudio
Carol Gerhardt
Carol Gomien
Hon. Peter & Susan Grometer
Hampton Inn & Suites
Robert Harding
Jill & Matt Helser
Jack & Diane Hienton
Linda Hirt
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora-Naperville
Mark & Suzanne Hosticka
Brian & Melissa Hurst
Jonathan & Jessica Jensen
Joe Jesensky
Yvonne Johnson
Mary Keene
Cynthia Latimer
Ronald & Carol Lee
Paul & Sherry Loewe
Kathleen Mackie
Stephen & Gail Mancuso
Mike & Vicki McCoy
John & Gwen McKee
Douglas & Karla Megow
Alan & Dawn Miller
Chris & Erika Miller
Judy Miller
Robert H. & Judith Miller
Wayne & Mary Piccin
Philip & Ann Ramirez-Peduzzi
Kristi Ream-Hoerres
Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes
Michele Savage
Dennis Shank
Jean & Joseph Stubits
Amy Sullivan
Thomas & Valerie Ulett
Valley Dental Care
Donna Vegter
Michael & MaryJo Vetter
Wadsworth Family Cultural Arts Endowment Fund
Marilyn Weisner
In Memory of Tom Weisner
Lee & Barbara Wilkins
Janice Williams

SUPPORTING ROLE
$500 – $999

AmazonSmile Foundation
Anonymous
Katherine Balek
Jim Becker
The Bellafiore Family- V.J., Angie, Ava & Jayme
Karen Bennett
Michele Bergeron
Marcy Biage
Bonita Bis
Diane Borowczyk
Aaliyah Brossett
Paul & Paula Buddy
Denise Buti
Cathleen Bylina
Thomas Cleland
Debra Cobb
Claudia Coveny
Fran Cullotta
John & Pam Dalby
Janice Davis
Joe & Sue DiQuinzio
Sally Egan
Janet Essex
A.D. Farrugia
Kenneth & Kristine Fay
James & Patricia Feeley
First Midwest Bank
Lawrence & Pat Frieders
Joe & Susan Fuller
The Gelber Family
Annette & Travis Golz
Gerald Good II
Jennifer, Aaron, Loretta & Martha Hahn
Chris & Mary Heineman
Steve & Nancy Hensley
Paul & Caryl Herwick
Beverly Hoehne
Marianne Hofbauer McCoy
Deborah Hoover
Carol Hubbard
Patricia Hucker
Margie & Michael Isaacson
Sarah Kimber
Tom & Dawn King
Judy Kmak
Dennis & Roberta Kmiec
Michael & Nancy Knutson
Patricia Kohut
Kathryn Krivacek
Cheryl Kunkel
Barbara Laimins
Larry Larson
Barbara LeMaster
Zelda Lewis
Vicki Longfellow
Jennifer Lovejoy
Jessica Lovejoy
Mary Beth & Raymond Matkovich
Cyril & Joyce Matter
Kathleen & Mike McCabe
Kristin Mellish
Mandy Modic Endowment Fund
Jon & Barbara Morgan
Guy & Carol Morice
Adam, Mo & Rocky Morrison
David Natchke
Teresa Navratil
Florence Norton
Maria Owens
Roger & Barbara Yaney Palmer
Stephanie Pecharich
Brenda Pedigo
Joe & Glonar Philips
Jason & Andrea Pikscher
Olive Poliks
Ed & Donna Posuch
Connie Poulopoulos
Mary Powers
Rose & Liam Quealy
Darlene Radtke
Barbara Ragan
Melinda Ray
Barbara Reece
Kim Remus
Sharon Robb
Kenneth & Carol Rojek
Diane Roloff
Joanne Ruhl
Cledia Rush
Susan Rutkowski
Daniel & Susan Ryan
Chuck & Chris Salisbury
Ingrid Scheckel
Edward & Brenda Schindlbeck
Margaret Schmit
Elizabeth Scott
Jayne Baron Sherman
Susan Siegfried
Maureen Slater
Diane Smith
Melissa M. Striedl
Shirley Thompson
Ben & Kathleen Timm Ganey
Steve & Lillian Tsai
Christine Goerlich Weber
Brenda & Mackenzie Van Wyhe
Kim Verbout
Gordon & Marie Watson
Ewing Tate Wayland
Craig & Stephanie Wheatley
Suzanne Wielgus
Dennis Wowra
Thomas & Carolyn Wujeck
Jerry & Barb Youngren
Georgianna Zakosek

CONTRIBUTOR
$250-$499

Bari Baskin
Steve & Anne Beatty
David Belanger
Terrence & Patricia Blaida
Terald Brue
Bob Cissell
The Chris Clementz Family
Jayne Cooper
Derek Cottier
Al Davis
Kristen DeLay
Jean B. Devine
Donald & Liz Drogosz
Alex & Christa Escalante
Gary Fairhead
Steve Foote
Marilyn & Bill Foote
Front of House Staff 2019
Kris & Charlie Fulton
Alice & Jack Gagliano
Michael Garcia
Cheryl Garrigan
Barbara Gibbs
Victoria & Charles Gill
Chuck & Betty Gilmore
Peter & Mary Jo Ginter
Micah, Josie, Desiree & Rick Guzman
Paul & Eileen Hagen
Robert Hall
Vanessa Hatcher
Jeff, Erin, Alyssa & Rebecca Hartman
Hauck Family
Cheryl Holland
Edith Holst
Dennis Johnson
Joann & David Kamp
Mark & Cheryl Knox
Sandy Knutson Grebner
Lois & Larry Leadley
Richard Liczwek
Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer
The Margolis Family
Lloyd & Judy Marlar
Bill & Robin Marlowe
Gary Mather
Robert Mathews
Richard Maytum
Terry Medhurst
Aspen Mitchell Mead
Anne & David Myers
Jim & Kathy Navota
Boyd Nelson
Network for Good
Kirk & Janelle Neuhaus
Patti Nordhem & Carol J. Schmitt
Neal Ormond
Dan & Lori Palmer
John & Roberta Paskvalich
Debbie Perez
Tom & Penny Perles
Susan Push
Javier & Rebecca Ramirez
Marlene & Joe Richards
Ricky Rieckert
In Memory of Susan E. Johnson
Robert & Murriel Riedesel
Anthony & Cynthia Risky
Steve Roberts
John & Shirley Roesch
Frank & Shelley Saltijeral
Gretchen & Jim Sauer
Linda Sonner
Bill & Patty Stefanski
Dr. Karen J. Stewart
Dawn Struxness
Teddy & Sharon Szczepankowski
Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek
Joann & Dave Verdeyen
Roger Vernon
Allison & Joseph Villinski
Carrie Vournazos
Miriam Wade-Hicks
Frances Ward
Susan Watkins
Susan Wishnick
Dennis Zacek & Marcelle McVry
Rita & Robert Zuponeck

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE BY LAW. PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTRE IS A 501c3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

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