7.17.17

We need your support of our ONE-DAY CAMPAIGN to raise money for the Broadway series.  Ticket prices only cover a fraction of the cost of producing Paramount’s award-winning shows.  Your donation will ensure the continued success of the Paramount for years to come.   

WHAT IS 7.17.17?

On 7.17.17 we ask everyone to come together to support the important work being done on-and-off the Paramount Stage. We have just ONE DAY to bridge the gap between ticket sales and the true cost of producing Broadway shows. On a national average, ticket sales only cover 70% of the cost of producing shows; the remainder must come from donations.

All donations to the 7.17.17 campaign directly support the critically-acclaimed, awe-inspiring, earth-shattering phenomenon: The Paramount Broadway Series!

HOW TO DONATE

There are 3 different ways to donate on 7.17.17:

  1. CLICK HERE to donate.
  2. CALL the box office at 630.896.6666 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  3. STOP BY the Paramount Theatre Box office at 23 E Galena Blvd in Aurora between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Our goal is $60,000.

We hope you join us because We Can Dream It, We Can Build It, We Can Believe It— but ONLY with your help!



“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!

AMAZON SMILE

You can also show your support with Amazon Smile. Simply link your account to the Paramount Arts Centre, and .05 percent of all eligible purchases will be donated to us.

SAVE A SEAT

Click the “Save a Seat” tab on the left menu to learn how you can help replace a seat in the theatre.

Save a Seat

COMING SUMMER OF 2018, ALL PARAMOUNT SEATS WILL BE REPLACED


“SAVE A SEAT” DONATION

  • $40/month donation for 10 months OR a one-time donation ($400 total)
  • Your donation will be matched by the Dunham Fund, saving another seat!
  • Recognition on a new, highly-visible plaque in the Grand Gallery
  • Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one, in a family name or to honor someone
ONE-TIME DONATION: DONATE TODAY

"Save a Seat" Recurring Payment

To set up a recurring payment of $40 a month for 10 months, please fill out this form below. You will be contacted by Mandy Stevenson to process your credit card.
  • Please let us know the best time to reach you to process your credit card payment.

GIVING LEVELS 

FRIEND $125-$249
  • Recognition in Playbill for one year
CONTRIBUTOR $250-$499
  • Recognition in Playbill & on the Paramount Theatre website for one year

PREMIERE SOCIETY

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
LEADING ROLE $1,000-$2,499
  • 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
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
PRODUCER $5,000-$9,999
  • 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
  • Two complimentary tickets to Season Kick-off Party
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

Dreams Do Come True  

IMPACTING THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN… DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

The Dreams Do Come True program is funded solely through the generosity of our donors and allows children and families from economically challenged situations to see a live show at the theatre for free.

A donation of $8 sends one underprivileged child to see a live performance at the theatre. Thanks to the Paramount’s dreamers, the Dreams Do Come True program was able to invite over 3,500 children and families to see our Broadway performances last year.

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!

BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP:

  • BRAND RECOGNITION in all Paramount Materials
  • BRAND EXPOSURE to a wide demographic of Paramount patrons from several regions
  • PRINT ADVERTISING Sponsor logo included on all print advertising done for sponsored show
  • FLYERS & POSTCARDS Sponsor logo included on all flyers and postcards for sponsored show
  • SPONSOR DISPLAY Sponsor logo included 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
  • 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)

Sponsorship opportunities are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sponsor a show please contact Katie Arko at 630.723.2484 or katiea@paramountarts.com

TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE WITH US

Always wanted to see Broadway shows and tour New York City, but you’re not sure where to start?  Then the Paramount Broadway New York trip is just the ticket for you!  Join us as we see three of NY’s hottest Broadway shows, dine at some of the best restaurants in town, and tour the most cultural places NY has to offer.  Be prepared to have your socks blown off as we use our NY connections for some extra special treats!

THE TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations at the beautiful Westin in Times Square
  • Fabulous dinner every night
  • Breakfast with amazing entertainment
  • Broadway Theatre tickets to the hottest shows in town
  • Tours & sightseeing

LET US MAKE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS AND BE YOUR HOST

TRIP DATES

May 4 – 7, 2018
June 8 – 11, 2018
September 21 – 24, 2018

FOR MORE DETAILS

Please contact Mandy Stevenson at 630-723-2479 or mandys@paramountarts.com.

Don’t wait to reserve your spot; these trips WILL sell out!!

A PORTION OF THE COST OF THE TRIP IS A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION AS PROVIDED BY LAW. The Paramount is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Thank you to all of our AMAZING donors! Last year, more than 1.5 million dollars was given in support of the Paramount’s mission.

BENEFACTOR
$10,000 or more

William Ainsworth
BMO Harris Bank
ComEd Exelon Company
Commonwealth Edison Company
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Comptroller State of Illinois
Dan Deufel
Dunham Fund
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Gerald Auto Group
Jonathan & Amber Hylton
Karademas Management Group
Old Second National Bank
PACE
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Mr. Philip Woods

PRODUCER
$5,000 – $9,999

Bank of Montgomery
Schmitt McDonalds
James & Pamela Wyman

DIRECTOR
$2,500 – $4,999

Alarm Detection Systems
Baum Property Management
Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC
The De Rosa Family
The Ecolab Foundation
Fox Valley Park District
Scott & Jane Glor
Bruce & Linda Grider
Hollywood Casino
Illinois Arts Council
Illinois Public Risk Fund
Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan
Keith Rich
John & Jean Savage
Sikich, LLP

LEADING ROLE
$1,000 – $2,499

William B. Airey
Shirley Avery
Kathy Balek
Tom & Rose Baranowski
Jim Becker
Scott & Karin Beil
Terrence & Patricia Blaida
Jay & Suzanne Boryscka
Julie & Bob Bowen
Betty & Don Brownson
Caterpillar Inc.
City of Aurora, Illinois
James & Martha Cumpata
Ms. Kristen DeLay
Richard & Ruth Edelman
Exelon Foundation
Coleen Feece
Craig & Annette Frier
Bruce & Margot Goldsmith
Mary Gramley
Jack & Diane Hienton
Yvonne Johnson
Wayne & Mary Kendall
Janet & Stephen Kenyon
Jean Klingenstein
The Kovack Family
John Lalka
Cynthia Latimer
Gary & Judy McCann
Doug & Stacey Meyer
Meyer Wealth Advisors
Jack & Dee Oberhelman
Richard & Judith Rogala
Roger & Donna Russell
Edward & Sharon Stredde
Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local Two
Mark & Pamela Truemper
Frank & Char Voris

SUPPORTING ROLE
$500 – $999

Cathy Anderson
Michelle Anderson
Diane Barrowman
Ruth & Tom Bastian
Jan Becker
Angie & V.J. Bellafiore
Joanne Buchner
Joyce Butler
Paul & Paula Buddy
Annie Cardwell
Chicago Federation of Musicians
Lisa Coffey
Nancy Corbett
Rodney Crossland
John & Pam Dalby
Christina Degustino
Janice Davis
Dr. Lorene Eckberg
Virginia Engler
James & Patricia Feeley
Anne Feil
Barry & Gail Finn
Scott & Donna Freymark
Lawrence & Pat Frieders
Joe & Susan Fuller
Ruth Haas
Judy Hawks
Anita Hayward
John Herndon
Paul & Caryl Herwick
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty
Celeste Jacklin
Peggy Ann Jay
Richard & Christina Johnsen
Alderman Lynne Johnson
Joanne Kark
Patrick & Louanne Kelsey
Mr. Terrence Kothe
Cheryl Joyce
Kathleen Martinez
Mary McTigue
Helen Metanchuk
Chris & Erika Miller
Judith Miller
Gina & Zach Moga
Stephen & Deirdre Morcos
Jon & Barbara Morgan
Rosemary Murray
Kathryn Petersen
Nancy Peterson
Geri Puccio
Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes
Judy Rhoads
Ross Mechanical Group
Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson
Robert Sherry
Brian & Michelle Smith
State Farm Companies Foundation
Jeff & Julie Stokowski
Chuck Strayve
Jo Ann Suhler Bailey
U.S. Bank Foundation
Mary Lou Watts
Marcelline Wampach
Ewing Wayland
Thomas & Carolyn Wujek
Jerry & Barb Youngren
Mr. Grant Zabielski
Karen Zehe

CONTRIBUTOR
$250-$499

Steven & Karen Bazzell
Rick & Sara Blomquist
Dr. Lori Civello
Joe & Shelly Clayton
Jayne Cooper
Gloria Etnire
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Russell Flores
Cheryl Fredricksen
Bill & Pat Getchius
Peter & Mary Jo Ginter
Charles & Phyllis Goodman
Tom Greene
Peter & Susan Grometer
Robert Hall
Martin & Paula Harmon
Heartland Bank & Trust Company
William Holmes
Mark & Suzanne Hosticka
Rita Hupp
David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff
Barbara Johnson
Louis Kersten & Todd Smith
Katrina Kinzel
William Kundert
Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer
Kelli Marks
Gary & Joan Mather
Terry Medhurst
Midwest Tankermen
Vicki Moore
Candace Moore
Mike Morcos
Doreen Muller
Trisha Muro
Jim & Kathy Navota
Brian & Marianne Nelsen
Janet Neubert
Chuck & Glenna Nila
Kevin & Laura O’Brien
Mary O’Connor
Jane Pigatti
Kristi Ream-Hoerres
Terry Reynolds
Kenneth & Carol Rojek
Gerard & Patricia Stewart
Sylvia Salinas
Chris Tunney
Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek
Roger Vernon
Michael & Maryjo Vetter
United Way
Thomas & Marilyn Weisner
Lee & Barbara Wilkins
Lou Ann & Mike Wukitsch
Dennis Zacek