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 2022 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!

JUST ANNOUNCED! 2024 Paramount on Tour Dates

New York City: May 17-20

London: June 23-30

New York City: October 4-7

New York City: December 6-9



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


C&C Systems, Electrical Technology Contractor

City of Aurora, Illinois

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Dunham Foundation °

Hollywood Casino Aurora °

Jonathan & Amber Hylton

Jake’s Inc. °

Old National Bank °

Paramount Arts Centre Endowment

Verano Holdings °

Jim & Pam Wyman*

°Paramount Business Partner
*In Memoriam


$10,000 – $24,999

William & Margaret Benoit

John & Erin Bryan

Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC

ComEd Exelon Company

Tom & Joyce Fisher

Kevin Fitzpatrick

GreenState Credit Union °

Bruce & Linda Grider

Hines Supply °

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Public Risk Fund

Invest Aurora °

Latinos Progresando

Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan

Old Second National Bank °

Paul Gregory Media °

Progressive Business Solutions °

Julie Proscia & Tim Hoppa

Dale & Sarah Richardson

Rush Copley Medical Center °

John & Jean Savage

Unilock Pavers and Walls °

°Paramount Business Partner
*In Memoriam


$5,000 – $9,999

William & Janet Ainsworth

Katherine Balek

Michael & Jan Baum

James & Susan Bergeron

Sherry Cosentine

R. Bert Crossland

Dolan & Murphy Team of Caton Commercial


John & Cathie Frerich

Globe Management

Scott & Jane Glor

Bruce & Margot Goldsmith

Carol Gomien

Jean M. Hawkinson

Heartland Recycling

Janet & Stephen Kenyon

Kluber Architects + Engineers

Gary & Judy McCann

Nicor Gas

Patriot Heating & Cooling Services Inc.

Christine & John Peggau

R.C. Wegman Construction Company

Schmitt McDonald’s Corporation

Robert Sherry

St Charles Bank & Trust Company

Rob Stoll & Rob Spanton


Arlene Thurow

Mark & Pam Truemper

Unilock Pavers and Walls

Wintrust Financial Corp


°Paramount Business Partner
*In Memoriam


$2,500 – $4,999

Baird & Warner °

The Byrne Group °

Peter & Lorraine Dirks

Earthmover Credit Union °

Mr. & Mrs. John Gaudio

Martin Gawne & Jean Defrancesco

Hon. Peter & Susan Grometer

Rob Hoerres & Kristi Ream-Hoerres

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora-Naperville

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty

Sharon M. Jacobs

Terence L. Kothe

Tom & Pat Krave

Mandy Modic Endowment Fund

Gary & Penny Mayer

Randy & Lisa McKee

Douglas & Stacey Meyer

Olsson Roofing Company °

James D. Pearson Family

Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce °

Steven & Jacqueline Risch

Barbara Ross

Ralph & Linda Voris

Marilyn Weisner

Tom & Carrie Wujek

°Paramount Business Partner
*In Memoriam

Leading Role

$1,000 – $2,499

Katherine & Jerome Abend

William B. Airey

George & Carol Alewel

Aurora Rotary Club Foundation

Avago Technologies

Heidi & Dwight Baird

Diane Barrowman & Dave Trollope

Thomas & Ruth Bastian

Batavia Rotary Club

Clare Beasley

Steve & Anne Beatty

Scott & Karin Beil

Vince & Peggy Bellafiore

Patricia & Terrence Blaida

Judy Block

Julie & Bob Bowen

Larry & Marietta Bowlin

Charles & Sandra Brummet

Karen Butz

Holly & Brian Carter

Karen & Larry Christensen

Joe & Shelly Clayton


J. Gorman Cook & Carole A. Kohout

Jim Corti

Ross & Hilary Decent

Tim & Amber Dilbeck

Monica Donath

Jim Doran

The Ecolab Foundation

Harry Eng & Frances Zollers

A Denise Farrugia & Ronald Burgess

Pam Ferdinand

Michael Flood

Craig & Annette Frier

Bill & Debbie Froelich

Kristine & Charles Fulton

Leslie Geraci & Tom Robbins

Robert & Kimberly Glavan

Linda D. & Craig C. Grannon

Tom & Mary K. Griffith

Carolyn & Mark Hanna

Bob & Maureen Harding

Harrington Family Gift Fund

Richard & Arlene Hawks

Paul & Caryl Herwick

Jack & Diane Hienton

Jack Hinterlong

Stroll Magazine °

Rosemary & Lester Hovaniec

Krista & Steven Howland

Carol Hubbard

Brian & Melissa Hurst & Family

Jessica & Jonathan Jensen

Cherrise & Charles Jurkovic

Patricia Kehoe

Dr. Tosca Kekish

Karen & Norlan Kemp

Jean Klingenstein

Bill & Laura Klish

Dennis & Roberta Kmiec

Kathryn Krivacek

Larry C Larson

Cynthia Latimer

Maurice Macklin & Ivette Sanchez-Valentin

Richard Manser & Liza Elliott

Sharon Martin

Sharon Mau

Jenny McCann & James Millhuff

Mike & Vicki McCoy

John McKee

Michael & JoAnne McKee

John & Barbara Meyers

Miller Charitable Fund

Chris & Erika Miller

Gina & Zach Moga

Joseph & Dawn Mowka

Anne & David Myers

Dianne & Byron Nelson

Kirk & Janelle Neuhaus

Ron & Joyce Nicholas

Tana Nordaker

*Robert J. O’Connor

Paula J Paradis

Philip Peduzzi & Ann Ramirez-Peduzzi

Marilyn & Jack Pitsch

Mary Powers

Prestige Motor Works °

John & Rose Rachford

Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes

Chief Terry & Valerie Reynolds

McLaughlin Mediation and Consulting °

Ruth & William Ristow

Linda Roberts

Kenneth & Carol Rojek

Charles & Christine Salisbury

Scott J. Williams Family Trust

Lorraine Scott

Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc.

Laura Seyfarth

John & Trish Sjoholm

Maureen Slater

Brian Smith & Jill Sidoti

Robert & Mary Speers

Jane Stearns

Rudy & Amber Stefanski

Laureen & Craig Strohl

Dawn Struxness

Supporting Strategies-Chicago Far West Suburbs °

Joseph & Mary Szczepaniak

Barb Vlack

Irene & David Wedemeyer

Elizabeth Werth

Anna Wetherholt

Helen & Jim Wilbur

Barbara Wilkins & Douglas Slater

Russell & Maribel Woerman

Melissa & KC Yanko

Barbara Youngren

Dennis Zacek & Marcelle McVay

Anonymous (2)

°Paramount Business Partner
*In Memoriam


$500 – $999

Alan & Carol Adams

Rick & Deanne Anderson

Sue Ansell

Aurora Fastprint, Inc.

Ed & Barb Baker

Gail Bedessem

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

Michele Bergeron

Cathy & John Boll

Betty Bosmeny

Nina & Lee Brottman

Patricia Buchholtz

Paul & Paula Buddy

Jeff & Pat Butler

Amie Caban

Annie Cardwell

Janet Carpenter

Sara Cass

Sandra Christianson

Chuck Strayve Landscaping

Dr. Lori Civello

Mary Collins

Nancy Corbett

Bob & Sue Cuthbertson

John & Pam Dalby

Al Davis & Janis Chadsey

Connie Dennis

John & Joanne Diederich

Vincent Divincenzo

William Donnell

Patricia Donnelly-Wascher & Thomas Wascher

Paul Drennan

Erik & Krista Egeland

Helen Ekstrom

Betty Erickson

Gary Fairhead

Kathleen Feddema

Mary Filice

Phil & Amy Gelber

Dan & Kim Gier

Peter & Mary Jo Ginter

Christine Goerlich Weber

Gerald Good II

Daniel & Danielle Gorey

Christine & Jeffrey Grohne

Barbara Gruenke

Robin & Barbara Hall

Bonnie Haskins

Betty & Francis Hettinger

Jane Hodgkinson

Pamela M Hoxsey

Margie & Mike Isaacson

Alan & Julie Isberg

Melissa Ivers

Ronald & Leslie Jakious

David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff

Jerry Juzwiak

Robin Kalinowski

Barbara Kaurin

Robert & Karrie Kirk

Diane Knight

Mark & Cheryl Knox

Michael & Nancy Knutson

Mary Krause

Barbara Laimins

John Lalka

Patricia Lawlor

Zelda Lewis

Cheryl Lippold

Dianne Lucas

Dr. Eric Nolan, MD & Mike Finan on behalf of Creekwood Associates Staff

Kathleen Mackie

Beryl MacLachlan & Michael Levy

Jim & Jan Mamminga

Alice Manning-Dowd

Lloyed & Judith Marlar

Bill & Robin Marlowe

Katherine McConnell

Su Brennan-McGuire

Maureen McKee

Terry Medhurst

Susan Metcalf

Georgia & Gary Mickey

John & Eileen Miller

Jon & Barbara Morgan

Mr & Mrs Guy Morice

Dave Natchke

Jim & Kathy Navota

Marlene Nosbisch

Gene & Noreen Oneill



John & Roberta Paskvalich

Kate Patrick

Dr. Michael T. Peddle

Nancy Peterson

Lydia Piwowarczyk

Ed & Donna Posuch

Geri Puccio

Kevin & Stephanie Quinn

Julie Raymond

Tim & Kate Reuland

Wee Gillie Rivait-Hellyer

Steve Roberts & Kathy Brock

John & Shirley Roesch

Daniel & Susan Ryan

Inga Scheckel

Edward & Brenda Schindlbeck

Margaret Sepsey

Annette & Frank Shoemaker

Jessica Short

Caroline & Ed Sieben

Susan Siegfried

Gerald & Kathleen Skyles

Mae Smith

Shirley Soll

Lois St Germain

William & Barbara Starkweather

Dawn Stegall


Charles & Kathy Strayve

Karen Teel

Mary Tennant

Diana Thorpe

Gerry Tice

Rev. Arlyn & Jeanne Tolzmann

Carol Van Rossum

Ronald & Barbara Vavrinek

Roger & Jeanette Vernon

Shirley Vida

Ellen Voda

Scott & Michelle Voris

Stephanie Weber

Melissa Wheaton

William Blair & Company

Janice Williams

Rebecca Wolverton

Candace Wrobel

Barbara Yahnke

Jerry & Georgianna Zakosek

Anonymous (2)

*In Memoriam


$250 – $499

Patricia Adams

Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union

J. R. Aman

Robert & Jan Arvin

Eileen & Steve Baime

Dick & Joanne Bales

Delia Nila Basile

Carol Beem & Tom Piotrowski

Dale & Mary Berman

Faye Bernhardt

Raymond & Christie Boutte

Jim & Sandy Boves

Jean H. Bradley

Colin C. & Glorianne Campbell

Jeanne M Cappello

Bonnie Caswell

Frank & Mary Catalano

Andy Chludzinski & Kim Young

Jeannine Cleary

Bradley & Jennifer Cohen

Steve Coungeris

Timothy Cummings

Winifred Daumen

Mary Deheck

Michael DeNardo

Margaret Doud

Gregg S. & Betsy Lee Duncan

Jessica Duplessis

Richard Faltz

Carol Ford

Marcia Frank

Peggy & Shoshana Frank

Nancy J. Frere

Kenneth Fron

Rich & Jan Fujii

Alice & Jack Gagliano

MaryAnn & John Gee

Jo Gengler

Christine Geraci

Gail & Joe Golab

Claudia Green

Melissa Duffy

Luke & Kelsey Hazzard

Kristin Heflick

Mr. & Mrs. Henize

James & Ina Heup

Dawn Hoffman

Lawrence L. Hoffman

Edith Holst

Nancy S. Hopp

Mary & Barry Horek

Jennifer Hunt

Alan Kalitzky

Ed & Doreen Keating

Carolyn Kerkla

Galey & Gerald Kielian

Don & Sharon Kinley

Dewayne & Karen Klein

Ryan Korell

Constance Kozikowski

Linda Kozoman

William Kundert

Richard & Irma Larson

Chuck & Lani Lee

Brian LeFevre

Jean Lemberger

James & Nancy Lowers

Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer

Richard & Mary Grace Madamba

Joan & Gary Mather

Donna Matheson

Bob & Peggy Mathews

Jean McCormick

Thomas McCoy Family

Michelle McDowell

Don McLaughlin

Harry & Barbara McPherson

Audrey Meyer

Pati & Tom Miers

Ljiljana Milojevic

Chuck & Kayte Moran

Tom & Marlene Moran

Morrison Family

Margaret Mortenson

Jeffrey & Jennifer Murray

Chuck & Glenna Nila

Julie & Mark Niles

Debra Nilsson

Debra Nottingham

Mary & Irv Ochsenschlager

Patricia O’Neil

Kevin & Linda O’Neill

Neal & Mary Clark Ormond

Lyle & Dolores Parnell

Bill Patterson

Joseph & Golnar Phillips

Cathy Pierson

John & Sue Potter

Rita Potter & Terra Stetz

Thomas & Karen Pulver

Sharon Rahr

Tim & Bridgette Rater

Sheila Ray

Michael Reicherts & Deidre Donnellan

John & Ann Reinert

Jeff & Cindi Reuland

Anthony & Cynthia Risky

Margaret Romberg

John Rusnak

Mary & Edmund Ryan

Frank & Shelley Saltijeral

Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson

Carolyn & Roger Schellenberger

Terrence Shay

Dennis & Dawn Sheble

Don & Priscilla Sibley

Kim Skogsberg

Will Skrip

Daniel M Smith

Deborah Smith

Maureen Sobczak

Gloria and Richard Sporleder

Les Starkovich

Amy Stewart

Jennifer Glonke

Dr. & Mrs. Stipes

John & Stacy Strunk

Teddy & Sharon Szczepankowski

Sarah & Michael Tesch

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Thayer

The Hartford

David & Karen Thomas

Susan Trujillo

Margaret Tyson

Brenda & Mackenzie Van Wyhe

Joseph & Allison Villinski

Kathryn Voland-Mann & Bob Mann

Jim & Lori Wakefield

Jeffrey & Carrie Walter

Craig Weber

Edna Wieland

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Will

Carol Williams

Laura Woll & Frank Ruffino

Wrennhouse Fund

Anonymous (5)

*In Memoriam

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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Gala & Concert


A Fundraising Gala & Concert

We invite you to join us for an exceptional evening of philanthropy and entertainment that will transport you to the heart of Broadway. Be our guest at our fundraising gala and concert performance, featuring all the glamour and glitz of a true Broadway-style show. This is not just an event, it’s an experience that will stay with you long after the final note has been sung. So, come and be a part of this extraordinary occasion, and help us support the artistic and economic vitality of our community.


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