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!


Dates to be announced Fall 2023


New York City: May 19 – 22 WAITLIST ONLY!

NEW IN 2023! London: June 7 – 12 WAITLIST ONLY!

New York City: September 29 – October 2 WAITLIST ONLY!

New York City: December 1 – 4 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

BMO Harris Bank

C&C Systems, Electrical Technology Contractor

City of Aurora, Illinois

Dunham Foundation

Hollywood Casino Aurora

Jonathan & Amber Hylton

Jake’s Inc.

Old National Bank

Old Second National Bank

Paramount Arts Centre Endowment

Verano Holdings

Jim & Pam Wyman*


$10,000 – $24,999

William & Margaret Benoit

John & Erin Bryan

Clear Perspective Advisors, LLC

ComEd Exelon Company

Thomas & Joyce Fisher

Kevin Fitzpatrick

GreenState Credit Union

Bruce & Linda Grider

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Public Risk Fund

Invest Aurora

Latinos Progresando

Dr. Eric Nolan & Mike Finan

Paul Gregory Media

Progressive Business Solutions

Julie Proscia & Tim Hoppa

Dale & Sarah Richardson

Rush Copley Medical Center

John & Jean Savage

*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


*In Memoriam



$2,500 – $4,999

Jodi & Darryl Baltimore

Dr. Michele Bruno

Peter & Lorraine Dirks

Earth Mover Credit Union

Lois Frerich*

Mr. & Mrs. John Gaudio

Martin Gawne & Jean Defrancesco

Hon. Peter & Susan Grometer

Hon. Scheketa Hart-Burns

Rob Hoerres & Kristi Ream-Hoerres

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora-Naperville

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Huberty

Sharon M. Jacobs

David Jelliff & Julie Resh-Jelliff

Terence L. Kothe

Tom & Pat Krave

Mandy Modic Endowment Fund

Gary & Penny Mayer

Douglas & Stacey Meyer

James D. Pearson Family

Steven & Jacqueline Risch

Glyn & Marleen Skerrett

Frank & Char Voris

Ralph & Linda Voris

Tom & Carrie Wujek

*In Memoriam


Leading Role

$1,000 – $2,499

Katherine & Jerome Abend

William Airey

George & Carol Alewel

James & Joette Ariagno

Diane Barrowman & Dave Trollope

Thomas and Ruth Bastian

Clare Beasley

Steve & Anne Beatty

Scott & Karin Beil

Vince & Peggy Bellafiore

Phoebe Bickhaus

Patricia & Terrence Blaida

Judy Block

Julie & Bob Bowen

Karen Butz

Caterpillar Foundation

Karen & Larry Christensen

Joe & Shelly Clayton

J. Gorman Cook & Carole A. Kohout

Jim Corti

Ross & Hilary Decent

Monica Donath

The Ecolab Foundation

Harry Eng & Frances Zollers

A Denise Farrugia & Ronald Burgess

Pam Ferdinand

Michael Flood

Craig & Annette Frier

Kristine & Charles Fulton

Leslie Geraci

Diane & Douglas Gerner

Linda D. & Craig C. Grannon

Tom & Mary K. Griffith

Carolyn & Mark Hanna

Robert & Maureen Harding

Ken & Lu Anne Harkins

Richard & Arlene Hawks

Paul & Caryl Herwick

Jack & Diane Hienton

Jack Hinterlong

Rosemary & Lester Hovaniec

Krista & Steven Howland

Carol Hubbard

Brian & Melissa Hurst & Family

Jessica & Jonathan Jensen

Yvonne Johnson

Cherrise & Charles Jurkovic

Patricia Kehoe

Karen Kemp

Robert & Karrie Kirk

Jean Klingenstein

Bill & Laura Klish

Dennis & Roberta Kmiec

Joan Kramer

Kathryn Krivacek

Larry C Larson

Cynthia Latimer

Rosemary Law

Carol & Ronald Lee

Russell Lipari & Ronald Steinacher

Richard Manser & Liza Elliott

Sharon Martin

Sharon Mau

Mike & Vicki McCoy

Randy & Lisa McKee

John & Barbara Meyers

Rhonda & John Michalek

Miller Charitable Fund

Chris & Erika Miller

Gina & Zach Moga

Joe & Dawn Mowka

Anne & David Myers

Dianne & Byron Nelson

Ron & Joyce Nicholas

Tana Nordaker

Robert J. O’Connor*

Gerald & Mary Ellen Palmer

Susan & Kevin Paloucek

Philip Peduzzi & Ann Ramirez-Peduzzi

Marilyn & Jack Pitsch

Mary Powers

John & Rose Rachford

William Daniel Reilly III & Cindy Reilly

Benjamin & Cheryl Reyes

Chief Terry & Valerie Reynolds

Linda Roberts

Kenneth & Carol Rojek

Charles & Christine Salisbury

Lisa Savegnago & Randy Johnson

Scott J. Williams Family Trust

Lorraine Scott

Lanny & Terry Seeberg

Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc.

Laura Seyfarth

John & Trish Sjoholm

Maureen Slater

Brian Smith & Jill Sidoti

Robert & Mary Speers

Jane Stearns

Rudy & Amber Stefanski

Dawn Struxness

Joseph & Mary Szczepaniak

Sarah & Michael Tesch

Michael & MaryJo Vetter

Barb Vlack

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)

*In Memoriam


$500 – $999

Alan & Carol Adams

Rick & Deanne Anderson

Sue Ansell

Aurora Fastprint, Inc.

Ed & Barb Baker

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

Michele Bergeron

Cathy & John Boll

Betty Bosmeny

Nina Brottman

Charles & Sandra Brummet

Patricia Buchholtz

Paul & Paula Buddy

Al Butkus

Jeff & Pat Butler

Amie Caban

Annie Cardwell

Janet Carpenter

Sandra Christianson

Dr. Lori Civello

Mary Collins

Nancy Corbett

Costco Wholesale Corporation

John & Pam Dalby

Al Davis & Janis Chadsey

John & Joanne Diederich

William Donnell

Patricia Donnelly-Wascher & Thomas Wascher

Paul Drennan

Carol Dziekanowski

Debra Dziekanowski

Erik & Krista Egeland

Helen Ekstrom

Betty Erickson

Gary Fairhead

Kathleen Feddema

Mary Filice

Debbie & Bill Froelich

Alice & Jack Gagliano

Lynnette Gartland

Phil & Amy Gelber

Dan & Kim Gier

Peter & Mary Jo Ginter

Robert Glavan

Gerald Good II

Daniel & Danielle Gorey

Christine & Jeffrey Grohne

Robin & Barbara Hall

Peggy Hart

Bonnie Haskins

Michael Hellyer & Patricia Rivait

Jane Hodgkinson

Pamela M Hoxsey

Margie & Mike Isaacson

Melissa Ivers

Jerry Juzwiak

Robin Kalinowski

Mark & Cheryl Knox

Michael & Nancy Knutson

Mary Krause

Barbara Laimins

John Lalka

Catherine Law

Diana Law

Patricia Lawlor

Linda Lewandowski

Zelda Lewis

Kathleen Mackie

Beryl MacLachlan & Michael Levy

Jim and Jan Mamminga

Alice Manning-Dowd

Lloyed & Judith Marlar

Bill & Robin Marlowe

Karen Mason

Jenny McCann & James Millhuff

Katherine McConnell

Susan & James McGuire

Maureen McKee

Barry McKeown

Terry Medhurst

Susan Metcalf

John & Eileen Miller

Janice Moran

Jon & Barbara Morgan

Mr & Mrs Guy Morice

Karen Myrent

Dave Natchke

Jim & Kathy Navota

Mary Noe

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

Sharon A Olsen

Gene & Noreen Oneill

Sharon Osowski


Paula J Paradis

John & Roberta Paskvalich

Kate Patrick

Dr. Michael T. Peddle

Nancy Peterson

Olive Poliks

Ed & Donna Posuch

Geri Puccio

Kevin Quinn

Tim & Kate Reuland

Steve Roberts & Kathy Brock

Daniel & Susan Ryan

Adam Sadkowski

Lynn Schaller

Inga Scheckel

Carolyn & Roger Schellenberger

Edward & Brenda Schindlbeck

Margaret Sepsey

Annette & Frank Shoemaker

April Shouse

Caroline & Ed Sieben

Susan Siegfried

Gerald & Kathleen Skyles

Mae Smith

Shirley Soll

Lois St Germain

William & Barbara Starkweather

Dawn Stegall


Dr. & Mrs. Stipes

Charles & Kathy Strayve

Mary Tennant

Rev. Arlyn & Jeanne Tolzmann

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 (1)

*In Memoriam


$250 – $499

Patricia Adams

J. R. Aman

Robert & Jan Arvin

Avago Technologies

Eileen & Steve Baime

Dick & Joanne Bales

Delia Nila Basile

Steven & Karen Bazzell

David Belanger

Dale & Mary Berman

Raymond & Christie Boutte

Jim & Sandy Boves

Jean H. Bradley

David & Deanna Bressler

Colin C. & Glorianne Campbell

Bonnie Caswell

Frank & Mary Catalano

Andy Chludzinski & Kim Young

Steve Coungeris

Timothy Cummings

Winifred Daumen

Mary Deheck

Michael DeNardo

Vincent Divincenzo

Fred & Mary Dornback

Margaret Doud

Melissa Duffy

Gregg S. & Betsy Lee Duncan

Jessica Duplessis

Richard Faltz

Marcia Frank

Peggy & Shoshana Frank

Nancy J. Frere

Kenneth Fron

Rich & Jan Fujii

MaryAnn & John Gee

Jo Gengler

Drs Gail & Joseph Golab

Claudia Green

Luke & Kelsey Hazzard

Betty & Francis Hettinger

James & Ina Heup

Lawrence L. Hoffman

Edith Holst

Vincent & Gail Horton

Alan & Julie Isberg

Ronald & Leslie Jakious

Dr. Stephen & Mrs. Alexandra Juriga

Alan Kalitzky

Ed & Doreen Keating

Dewayne & Karen Klein

Tim Kolzow

Ryan Korell

Constance Kozikowski

Margaret Kulze

William Kundert

Richard & Irma Larson

Chuck & Lani Lee

Brian LeFevre

Jean Lemberger

Michael Long & Lynn Leitzen

James & Nancy Lowers

Lorin Lynch & Lynne Lichtenauer

Maurice Macklin & Ivette Sanchez-Valentin

Richard & Mary Grace Madamba

Joan & Gary Mather

Bob & Peggy Mathews

Michelle McDowell

Don McLaughlin

Harry & Barbara McPherson

Trudy & Charles Medhurst

Audrey Meyer

Michael & Julie Michelin

Georgia & Gary Mickey

Pati & Tom Miers

Ljiljana Milojevic

Michael & Susan Mitchell

Chuck & Kayte Moran

Tom & Marlene Moran

Morrison Family

Margaret Mortenson

Julie & Mark Niles

Debra Nilsson

Debra Nottingham

Kevin & Linda O’Neill

Neal & Mary Clark Ormond

Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Parnell

Bill Patterson

Joseph & Golnar Phillips

Cathy Pierson

John & Sue Potter

Rita Potter & Terra Stetz

Thomas & Karen Pulver

Deborah Rachlis

Sharon Rahr

Tim & Bridgette Rater

John & Ann Reinert

Jeff & Cindi Reuland

Anthony & Cynthia Risky

John & Shirley Roesch

Mary & Edmund Ryan

Frank & Shelley Saltijeral

Brock & Ruth Ann Seney

Dennis & Dawn Sheble

Don & Priscilla Sibley

Kim Skogsberg

Will Skrip

Daniel M Smith

Gloria and Richard Sporleder

Nancy Spring-Epley

Les Starkovich

John & Stacy Strunk

Karen Teel

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Thayer

David & Karen Thomas

Margaret Tyson

Brenda & Mackenzie Van Wyhe

Joseph & Allison Villinski

Kathryn Voland-Mann & Bob Mann

Edward & Mary Ann Wagner

Jim and Lori Wakefield

Kristine Walsh

Jeffrey & Carrie Walter

Edna Wieland

Martin Will

Wrennhouse Fund

Anonymous (3)

*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 and Jami Firek

Bruce & Linda Grider

Larry C Larson

Milynn Mapalo & Grant Zabielski

Amy Pawlowski

Francis Perez

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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