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
Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Dunham Foundation °
Gerald Auto Group
Hollywood Casino Aurora °
Jonathan & Amber Hylton
Jake’s Inc. °
Old National Bank
Old Second National Bank °
The Rich Foundation
John & Jean Savage
State of Illinois
Verano Holdings °
Jim & Pam Wyman*


$10,000 – $24,999

William & Margaret Benoit
John & Erin Bryan
Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC
ComEd Exelon Company
R. Bert Crossland
Tom & Joyce Fisher
Scott & Jane Glor
GreenState Credit Union °
Hines Supply
Illinois Arts Council
Illinois Public Risk Fund
Invest Aurora °
Machinery Systems and Integration °
Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan
Olsson Roofing Company
Progressive Business Solutions °
R.C. Wegman Construction Company °
Dale & Sarah Richardson
Rush Copley Medical Center °
Unilock Pavers and Walls °
Waubonsee Community College


$5,000 – $9,999

William & Janet Ainsworth
Amundsen Davis LLC
Katherine Balek
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 °
Susan & Michael McAlevy
Kathleen & Mike McCabe
Gary & Judy McCann
Michael & JoAnne McKee
Rhonda & John Michalek
Nicor Gas °
Paul Gregory Media °
Julie Proscia & Tim Hoppa
Steven & Jacqueline Risch
Schmitt McDonald’s Corporation
Robert Sherry
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 & Jeannie Justie
Dr. Tosca Kekish
Jean Klingenstein
Bill & Laura Klish
Terence L. Kothe
Mandy Modic Endowment Fund
Gary & Penny Mayer
Mike & Vicki McCoy
Randy & Lisa McKee
Georgia & Gary Mickey
Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce
Restoration 1 of Fox Valley °
Barbara Ross
Charles & Christine Salisbury
Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson
Dawn Struxness
Gerald & Jinny Szymski
Bernard & Renee Weiler
Tom & Carrie Wujek

Leading Role

$1,000 – $2,499

Alan & Carol Adams
William B. Airey
Aurora Illinois Kiwanis Foundation
Aurora Rotary Club Foundation
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
Larry & Marietta Bowlin
Charles & Sandra Brummet
Ellen Butkus* from the Butkus Family
Jeff & Pat Butler
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
Dan & Kim Gier
Robert & Kimberly Glavan
Christine Goerlich Weber & Joe Weber
Linda D. & Craig C. Grannon
Tom & Mary K. Griffith
Guy & Margaret Groot
Barbara & Robin Hall
Carolyn & Mark Hanna
Bob & Maureen Harding
Harrington Family Gift Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Henize
Paul & Caryl Herwick
Mary & Barry Horek
Krista & Steven Howland
Carol Hubbard
The Hurst Family
Jessica & Jonathan Jensen
Annette Johnson
Gloria & Dean Kelley
Dennis & Roberta Kmiec
Konen Insurance Agency, Inc.
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
McLaughlin Mediation and Consulting °
John & Barbara Meyers
Miller Charitable Fund
William & Charleen Miller
Chris & Erika Miller
Gina & Zach Moga
Joe & Dawn Mowka
My Place Hotel North Aurora
Anne E. Myers
Susan & Kevin Paloucek
Paula J Paradis
Amy Pavelich
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
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
Guillermo & Sally Trujillo
VARA Design Inc
Barb Vlack
Char & Frank Voris
Irene & David Wedemeyer
Weisner Family Charitable Foundation
Marilyn Weisner
Norm & Patricia Welker
Elizabeth Werth
Anna Wetherholt
Helen & Jim Wilbur
Barbara Wilkins & Douglas Slater
Brenda Wiloff
Melissa & KC Yanko
Peter Yi & Alina Yi
Dennis Zacek & Marcelle McVay


$500 – $999

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
Caterpillar Foundation
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
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
John & Jeannette Gallagher
Theodia Gillespie
Peter & Mary Jo Ginter
Patricia Gore
Lynn Gourley
Barbara Gruenke
Ken & Lu Anne Harkins
The Hartford
Frank & Betty Hettinger
Sonya & Ted Hochsprung
Karen Hutt & Steve Tiwald
Margie & Mike Isaacson
Alan & Julie Isberg
Joe & Tricia Jackson
David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff
Jerry Juzwiak & Suzanne Freshley
Robin Kalinowski
Barbara Kaurin
Doreen & Ed Keating
Gina King
Diane Knight
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
Debra Oplt
Neal & Mary Clark Ormond
John & Roberta Paskvalich
Philip Peduzzi & Ann V Ramirez-Peduzzi
Joseph & Golnar Phillips
Lydia Piwowarczyk
John & Sue Potter
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
Diana Thorpe
Gerry Tice
Rev. Arlyn & Jeanne Tolzmann
Carol Van Rossum
Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek
Roger & Jeanette Vernon
Kathryn Voland-Mann & Robert E. Mann
Scott & Michelle Voris
Jim and Lori Wakefield
Jeffrey & Carrie Walter
Craig Weber
Craig & Kathy Wesolowski
Cheryl Weston
Rebecca Wolverton
Denny Wowra
Barbara Yahnke
Anastasia Daleiden Yokosawa & Martin Yokosawa
Barbara Youngren
Jessica Ann Zadlo
Jerry & Georgianna Zakosek
Margaret Zielinski
Anonymous (3)


$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
David Belanger
Fred & Margaret Bennecke
Deborah Bernardi-Zajac
Faye Bernhardt
Betty Bosmeny
Jean H. Bradley
David & Deanna Bressler
Mary Burmeister
Cindy Caliendo
Jeanne M Cappello
Bonnie Caswell
Frank & Mary Catalano
Barry Christian
Jeannine Cleary
Linda Coakes
Bradley & Jennifer Cohen
Dan & Lisa Cosgrove
Steve Coungeris
Marilyn Cox
Patricia Darimont
Winifred Daumen
Glenn Decker
Louis A. & Linda M. Delgadillo, Sr.
Michael DeNardo
Karrie Donat
Fred & Mary Dornback
Margaret Doud
Paul Drennan
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
Rich & Jan Fujii
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
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
Matt & Karen Klickman
Elaine Kocolowski
Ryan Korell
Constance Kozikowski
Bob & Linda Kozoman
Karen & Kevin Kuk
William Kundert
Cheryl & Timothy Kunkel
Ed & Carol Lamping
Deborah Larsen
Gregory & Kristine Larsen
Brian & Lisa LeFevre
Hedy Lindgren & Jack Sharratt
Paul Listek
The Long Family
Scott Long
Richard & Mary Grace Madamba
Joan & Gary Mather
Donna Matheson
Jean McCormick
Thomas McCoy Family
Barry & Denise McKeown
Barbara McPherson
Maria Merckx
Susan Metcalf
Michael & Julie Michelin
John & Eileen Miller
Mary Milroy
Candy Moore & Shelby Kirsch
Chuck & Kayte Moran
Tom & Marlene Moran
Beverly Morgan
John & Elizabeth Morrison
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
Joan Pellegrino
Cathy Pierson
Jack & Marilyn Pitsch
Olive Poliks
Rita Potter & Terra Stetz
Tom & Karen Pulver
Sharon Rahr
Michael Reicherts & Deidre Donnellan
John & Ann Reinert
Delanne Reiss
Gerald Riva
Margaret Romberg
Sarene Rosen
John Rusnak
Edmund Ryan
Sharon Sabin
Bill & Sharron Sailor
Shelley & Frank Saltijeral
John Francis Sarwark MD
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
Stefan & Sandy Svensson
Dave & Karen Thomas
Denise Trahd
Sue & Ron Trujillo
Lillian & Steve Tsai
Jim & Sharon Urban
Brenda & Mackenzie Van Wyhe
Joseph & Allison Villinski
Madison Wakefield
Ann & Douglas West
Harold & Shirley West
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 (4)

Encore Society

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

Robert & Betty Becker
Robert & Dawn Brown
Kelly Lynn Butler
James A Capezio
Janette Crancich
R. Bert Crossland
Kathi D’Amico
Kina Davenport Copeland
Brian Joseph & Jami Firek
Bruce & Linda Grider
Carla Jaffe
Larry C Larson
Amy Marie Pawlowski
Francis William Perez
Kenneth & Carol Rojek
Inga Scheckel
Ron & Holly Schwarz
Marianne Soldner
Grant Zabielski & Milynn Rose Mapalo
Anonymous (4)

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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