General Support

general support
$177,775.00 raised this year
166 donors

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Donor Wall

Ben Vyverberg $100.00
Veronica Cronk $25.00
Monica Widyasurya $25.00
Irene Bach $100.00
Peggy Schwebke $110.00
Sarah Breedlove $25.00
Pierce Promotions and Event Management LLC $750.00
Lynne Park & Michael Mach $250.00
Dynette Lucas $25.00
Kemp Ross $25.00
Christine Lyons $25.00
Pam Huebner $25.00
Timothy Sheridan $25.00
Bette Solomon $500.00
Walter Kras $250.00
Suzanne Poeschel $250.00
Bob Schmidt $50.00
Barbara Vincent $25.00
Lorenzo Vendramin $25.00
James Totsch $25.00
Greg and Karen Stumpo $25.00
Diane Smagala $50.00
Joanna Sliwinkska $25.00
Kathleen Sicklesteel $25.00
Dan Sarna $25.00
Jean Reibel $25.00
Jack Ponzetti $50.00
Vivian Nunziato $25.00
Judith Murray $25.00
Judith Miller $25.00
Ted Mendoza $25.00
Carolyn Maher $25.00
Dorothy Loewe $25.00
Elka Ionov $50.00
Randy Harris $25.00
Kelly Grzebieniak $25.00
Robert Gorvett $25.00
Lisa Golojuch $25.00
Linda Goergen $100.00
Bonnie Daniell $25.00
Elizabeth Coyle $50.00
Joanna Cornwell $25.00
Susan Budak $100.00
Robert Bregenzer $25.00
Irene Bach $25.00
Wayne and Alice Oates $250.00
Scott and Lynne Fisher $200.00
Evelyn Hunt Trust $152,500.00
Theodore Utchen Trust $2,000.00
Sandra Anderson $2,500.00
Stephanie And Nick Adomaitis $50.00
Michael Nejman $250.00
Susan Ross $50.00
Kevin And Michelle Miller $100.00
Mark And Susan Rudner $100.00
Jay R. Flynn $500.00
Tiana Weiler $250.00
Zadro Web $10.00
In Memory Of Jack Netter $100.00
Jay R. Flynn $250.00
Suzanne Poeschel $500.00
Kevin & Michelle Miller $100.00
Marianne Dilillo $300.00
Bobbi Sloan $250.00
Rebecca Boyle $100.00
Bobbi Sloan $250.00
Anonymous $100.00
In Memory Of Elizabeth "Betty" Louise Hansen $100.00
In Memory Of Elizabeth Hansen $100.00
Jay R. Flynn $250.00
Bobbi Sloan $100.00
Renata Riccobon $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Suzanne Poeschel $250.00
Carolyn & Rich Bolger $170.00
Laverne Horgan $50.00
Margaret Lanctot $25.00
Sherry Lyden $25.00
Diane Smagala $25.00
In Memory of Walter Besecke III $50.00
Marianne & Michael DiLillo $250.00
Sons & Daughters of Italy in America $1,000.00
Sandra Anderson $2,500.00
Lynne Park & Michael Mach $25.00
Mary Howard $10.00
Linda Dietrich $50.00
Jake Silker $35.00
Connie Connell $100.00
Rosemary & Dennis Colbert $35.00
Walter Kras $250.00
Christiane & Ted Derma $150.00
Mary Beth & Patrick Seger $250.00
Nancy Leninger $35.00
Marge Connelly $500.00
William Tucknott $100.00
Stephanie & Nick Adomaitis $50.00
Ronika, David & Neela Gilbert $550.00
Tess Saputo $25.00
Sharon Cartwright $25.00
Mary Jane Koltse $25.00
Timothy Hall $25.00
Donna Schmidt $20.00
John Nowaczyk $20.00
Vasiliki Aravosis $20.00
Diane Kauffman $100.00
Vincent Rizzo $50.00
Marilyn Pande $100.00
Janice Richardson $100.00
Alvina Reed $100.00
Larry Shaffer $25.00
Linda Gudex $25.00
Sandra Miyata $25.00
Kay Wojcik $50.00
Betty Thompson $25.00
Patrick Salvi $35.00
Linda Cain & Bruce Dopke $250.00
Michelle & Kevin Miller $100.00
Marlies Bellos $25.00
Doris & Larry Walther $100.00
Brenda & Dan Sarna $25.00
Susie Bryant $35.00
The Ziebell Family $500.00
Marylee Nowak $25.00
Joanne Kluck $20.00
Edward Biesiadecki, Jr. $35.00
Helen Stockwell $35.00
Julie Kidd $35.00
Ann & Stan Krys $100.00
Alice & Wayne Oates $100.00
Jo Anne Ganziano $50.00
Karen & Greg Stumpo $35.00
Thomas Gallagher $35.00
Pat Prusko $25.00
Michele & Larry Holzman $500.00
Mary & Vincent Wroblewski $100.00
Mary & Burke MacDonald $100.00
Jean & Richard Kolze $100.00
Anonymous $15.00
Eugene Farrell $50.00
Helene Corcoran $35.00
Sharon Kilkenny & Harry Sakai $150.00
Eileen & David Key $100.00
Patricia Scheffler $50.00
Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc. $65.00
Jen Josefowicz $40.00
Pamela Morong $35.00
Barton Wahlmark $35.00
Charles Ashley $35.00
Renee Savarino $35.00
Don Martinez $35.00
Linda Cain & Bruce Dopke $35.00
Kevin Kelly $35.00
Sarah & David Phillips $100.00
Elsbeth Schindel $100.00
In Memory of Margaret Brown $75.00
Irene Peterson $100.00
Bette Solomon $500.00
Rene & Larry Netzer $50.00
Patti & Brian Townsend $100.00
Paula & Dean Hewson $100.00
Lynne Park & Michael Mach $300.00
Marilyn Karr $300.00
Lisa Soukup & Jack Netter $360.00
B & A Plumbing $500.00
Anonymous $10.00

Season of Entertainment

2019 2020 season schaumburg arts
$20,625.00 raised this year
16 donors

We’re back! A full Season of Entertainment is programmed at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts for 2022-2023.  Believe it or not, ticket prices only cover about half the cost of bringing great performances to the Prairie Center. Your contribution to our season of performing arts helps offset expenses, keeping tickets affordable, and ensuring the growth and excellence of performing arts in our community.

Donor Wall

Shreeji Construction Inc $500.00
Bridging Care $500.00
Eggmania $500.00
CORE Exteriors $500.00
Gold Rush Entertainment $2,500.00
State Farm – Agent Esha Patel $1,500.00
Prana Pharmacy $500.00
Prospect Electric Company $1,000.00
Bobbi Sloan $875.00
Bobbi Sloan $375.00
Bobbi Sloan $650.00
Bobbi Sloan $650.00
Bobbi Sloan $500.00
Bobbi Sloan $575.00
Bobbi Sloan $500.00
Links Technology Solutions $5,000.00
Comcast $5,000.00

Young Artists Assistance Program

young artists assistance program
$1,025.00 raised this year
3 donors

All children should have the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals, and pursue their passions,
regardless of financial barriers. The Young Artists Assistance Program offers tuition assistance to
talented students in need, so they may participate in the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra, Schaumburg Youth Choir, or Schaumburg Dance Ensemble.

Students and their parents or guardians must apply for assistance annually. Tuition assistance, if
awarded, will fund up to 75% of the student’s youth program tuition for the year. All information is kept private and confidential.

Donor Wall

Anonymous $25.00
State Farm Insurance - Emillie An, Agent $500.00
Mendez Family McDonald’s $500.00

Screen Test Student Fest

screen test student fest
$275.00 raised this year
5 donors

Screen Test Student Fest is the Chicago area’s premiere festival dedicated to exhibiting short films made by students in grades K – 12. Films are selected and awarded by a panel of judges.

The first annual festival was held in February, 2007. The number of submissions has quadrupled over the years to include a variety of genres and styles, including stop action animation, war films, issue-driven documentaries, and experimental films.

In 2015, Screen Test began accepting submissions from throughout the U.S. and overseas, making it a truly international festival. All filmmakers participate in the fest, either in person or via live internet video connection.

Donor Wall

Craig Burda $50.00
Rachel Olvera $50.00
Michele Estebon $25.00
Julianne Jackson & Rob Pileckis $100.00
Craig Burda $50.00

Schaumburg Nutcracker

schaumburg dance ensemble nutcracker
$5,725.00 raised this year
96 donors

For more than 25 years, Schaumburg Dance Ensemble’s production of the Nutcracker has been delighting audiences across multiple generations. The Nutcracker features more than 100 students and professional dancers, beautiful choreography, stunning costumes, colorful sets, and live narration. Professional dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Cincinnati Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre have graced this production over the years. Student dancers come from far and wide to audition for the opportunity to perform with accomplished dancers in this highly professional production. 

The Nutcracker has grown in popularity since its beginnings, with additional performances added to include ten public shows, and two abridged presentations for area school children. Dancers and audiences alike are enriched by the artistry and history of this classic ballet. 


Donor Wall

Schaumburg Dance Ensemble Families $2,350.00
Pamela Morong $50.00
Schaumburg Bank & Trust $1,000.00
Zurawski Family $25.00
ZumBrunnen Family $25.00
Zapinski Family $25.00
York Family $25.00
Yang Family $25.00
Yamada Family $25.00
Wolk Family $25.00
Wipachit Family $25.00
Winkler Family $25.00
Willis Family $25.00
Warren Family $25.00
Walters Family $25.00
Vazquez Family $25.00
Torices Family $25.00
Tirado Family $25.00
Thielen Family $25.00
Tai Family $25.00
Suzuki Family $25.00
Subrinsky Family $25.00
Staszel-Terpstra Family $25.00
Snow Family $25.00
Shimazu Family $25.00
Sato Family $25.00
Santos Family $25.00
Saito Family $25.00
Rose Family $25.00
Roberts Family $25.00
Rentmeester Family $25.00
Perrone Family $25.00
Pavlik Family $25.00
Page Family $25.00
O’Rourke Family $25.00
Okubo Family $25.00
Nagano Family $25.00
Mularczyk Family $25.00
Mueller Family $25.00
McHone Family $25.00
Matei Family $25.00
Marx Family $25.00
Maranan Family $25.00
Mancuso Family $25.00
Malloy Family $25.00
Maher Family $25.00
Luzwick Family $25.00
Luis Family $25.00
Luce Family $25.00
Losselyoung Family $25.00
Liu Family $25.00
Leonard Family $25.00
Lee Family $25.00
Kosar Family $25.00
Kawazoe Family $25.00
Karsbaek Family $25.00
Jones Family $25.00
Johnson Family $25.00
Ionov Family $25.00
Hutchinson Family $25.00
Huddleston Family $25.00
Horvath Family $25.00
Honore Family $25.00
Holmes Family $25.00
Holeczy Family $25.00
Hoffman Family $25.00
Herzog Family $25.00
Herman Family $25.00
Henner-Woods Family $25.00
Harper Family $25.00
Habisohn Family $25.00
Haak Family $25.00
Gitschlag Family $25.00
Gaus-Ehning Family $25.00
Frey Family $25.00
Flondro Family $25.00
Fife Family $25.00
Elenz Family $25.00
Drahos Family $25.00
Dragomirov Family $25.00
Colosi Family $25.00
Cole Family $25.00
Colgan Family $25.00
Cole Family $25.00
Burritt Family $25.00
Broms Family $25.00
Brandson Family $25.00
Bossler Family $25.00
Blain Family $25.00
Bilcox Family $25.00
Bates Family $25.00
Aternino Family $25.00
Ardito Family $25.00
Angell Family $25.00
Alters Family $25.00
Alfirevic Family $25.00

Schaumburg Choral Program

schaumburg choral program
$1,975.00 raised this year
21 donors

The Schaumburg Choral Program is a recreational and educational outlet for talented singers, open to students and adults. 

Members meet once weekly at the Prairie Center for the Arts to rehearse choral repertoire. The ensembles present concerts at the Prairie Center and for the community throughout the area. They have performed for the Chicago Bulls, Schaumburg Boomers, the Harlem Globetrotters, and at Chicago’s Symphony Center for the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Gala Concert. 

 The SCP is comprised of four performing ensembles: 

 Prelude – Open to all students in grades 3 and up, this choir trains our youngest singers. Focus is on singing technique, beginning sight-singing skills, unison and beginning two-part singing, and developing a life-long joy and love of singing. 

 Cantabile – Open to students in grades 6 through high school that demonstrate strong vocal technique and independent beginning sight-singing skills. Students learn more challenging sight-singing skills, vocal technique, and perform unison, 2-part, and 3-part choral repertoire.

Schaumburg Choral Artists and SCA2 – Formed in 2022, the Schaumburg Choral Artists is a new vocal ensemble providing a unique choral opportunity for advanced adult singers in the Chicago northwest suburbs and outlying communities. SCA2, designed as an apprentice program for SCA and mentored by SCA members, is open to high school students developing their vocal skills. 

Donor Wall

Schaumburg Choral Program Families $1,175.00
Shannon Steen $100.00
Shivam Family $250.00
Thomas Family $25.00
Tereza Family $25.00
Steen Family $25.00
Sohail Family $25.00
Schroeder Family $25.00
Schoebel Family $25.00
Maturo Family $25.00
Kumar Family $25.00
Kennelly Family $25.00
Jovancic Family $25.00
Jones Family $25.00
Jackson Family $25.00
Gurrieri Family $25.00
Gradowski Family $25.00
Franklin Family $25.00
Douvris Family $25.00
Coletta Family $25.00
Ceaser Family $25.00

Schaumburg Youth Orchestra

schaumburg youth orchestra
$7,550.00 raised this year
129 donors

What began as a 16-member string ensemble in the Spring of 1989 has developed into four orchestras featuring student musicians from Chicago’s northwest suburbs. 

The Schaumburg Youth Orchestra performs spring and winter concerts at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, its rehearsal and performance base, and throughout the community. The advanced-level Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra has toured overseas to perform in Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Paris and London. The Symphony Orchestra also recorded three compact discs: The Birth of a Millennium, which was distributed to parents of infants born in area hospitals in the year 2000, the Songs of Good Cheer holiday CD, and a recording of American compositions entitled Prairie Music. In 2010, the program celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala concert at Chicago’s Symphony Center and returned there in 2014 for a 25th anniversary performance.

The program’s long-term goal of a classical masterworks collaboration between the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra and Choral Program came to fruition in the fall of 2022 with the performance of Brahms’ symphonic choral composition, Schicksalslied.   

The orchestras exist as an adjunct to school music programs — all orchestra members play in their school orchestra or band. 

The Schaumburg Youth Orchestra was awarded Youth Orchestra of the Year for 2001 and 2008 by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. In 2014, the ICO also named Symphony Orchestra Director Joseph Malmquist Youth Orchestra Conductor of the Year. 

Donor Wall

Leo Chan $500.00
George Dunham $500.00
Schaumburg Youth Orchestra Families $2,125.00
George and Diane Dunham $500.00
Patt Carmody $100.00
Shivam Family $750.00
Yung Family $25.00
Wytmar Family $25.00
Wu Family $25.00
Williams Family $25.00
Tomita Family $25.00
Tochihara Family $25.00
Shirkey Family $25.00
Searle Family $25.00
Sadler Family $25.00
Rock Family $25.00
Ritterbusch Family $25.00
Preucil Family $25.00
Placzek Family $25.00
Penner Family $25.00
Peng Family $25.00
Pangilinan Family $25.00
Okada Family $25.00
O’Connell Family $25.00
Mathew Family $25.00
Malmquist Family $25.00
Lundeen Family $25.00
Lu Family $25.00
Loessy Family $25.00
Lin Family $25.00
Lieu Family $25.00
Kurita Family $25.00
Kobbs Family $25.00
Kato Family $25.00
Jing Family $25.00
Ichhaporia Family $25.00
Hoo Family $25.00
Hickman Family $25.00
Hess Family $25.00
Hardison Family $25.00
Gralczyk Family $25.00
Fusick Family $25.00
Fijor Family $25.00
Fidale Family $25.00
Emiliano Family $25.00
Edemni Family $25.00
Cui Family $25.00
Cornet Family $25.00
Chen Family $25.00
Lancaster Family $25.00
Bartgen Family $25.00
Barlow Family $25.00
Bare Family $25.00
Bae Family $25.00
Zlatanov Family $25.00
Yedavalli Family $25.00
Wickland Family $25.00
VonGillern Family $25.00
Vinu Family $25.00
Varvara Family $25.00
Thomas Family $25.00
Surubhotla Family $25.00
Steinbrenner Family $25.00
Sanjeevkumar Family $25.00
Sanders Family $25.00
Roebal Family $25.00
Prasad Family $25.00
Pistone Family $25.00
Park Family $25.00
Oremland Family $25.00
Nerenberg Family $25.00
Munoz-Lo Family $25.00
Mote Family $25.00
Morrison Family $25.00
Micor Family $25.00
Meyers Family $25.00
Maslan Family $25.00
Lin Family $25.00
Lee Family $25.00
Kintz Family $25.00
Kim Family $25.00
Kayalik Family $25.00
Jing Family $25.00
Huang Family $25.00
Hershey Family $25.00
Dickson Family $25.00
Consoli Family $25.00
Bounpaseuth Family $25.00
An Family $25.00
Akbarzadeh Family $25.00
Adiga Family $25.00
Zhao-Ye Family $25.00
Zhang Family $25.00
Van Wijk Family $25.00
True Family $25.00
Soriano Family $25.00
Sobczak Family $25.00
Silker Family $25.00
Shields Family $25.00
Robledo Family $25.00
Patel Family $25.00
Pacyna Family $25.00
Naveen Family $25.00
Lee Family $25.00
Monroy Family $25.00
Lee Family $25.00
Lang Family $25.00
Koo Family $25.00
Kelly Family $25.00
Iyer Family $25.00
Ingraffia Family $25.00
Hickman Family $25.00
Donga Family $25.00
Brooks Family $25.00
Bago Family $25.00
Aradhya Family $25.00
Achanta Family $25.00
Sasu Family $25.00
Rainey Family $25.00
Pham Family $25.00
Moorman Family $25.00
Moeykens Family $25.00
Maddu Family $25.00
Lin Family $25.00
Kim Family $25.00
Gorcik Family $25.00
Chandrashekar Family $25.00
Busch Family $25.00
Ashok Family $25.00

Schaumburg Summer Theatre

schaumburg summer theater
$1,600.00 raised this year
3 donors

…the seasonal act to beat.” Pioneer Press 

The Schaumburg Summer Theatre, sponsored by the Village of Schaumburg, presents full-scale musicals featuring the talents of high school and college students from the northwest suburbs. 

The Summer Theatre’s first production of Bye Bye Birdie in 1989 featured 35 actors, singers, and dancers, and played for three performances over one weekend.  Since then, the number of performances has increased to four over two weekends, with casts that have boasted as many as 70 students.  Past productions have included Anything Goes, Can Can,Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Brigadoon, Oliver, The Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, and last summer’s staging of The SpongeBob Musical. 

The program has garnered tremendous box office success, often playing to sold out houses. The shows have also become critical hits, earning several Pioneer Press Boonie Awards in recognition for outstanding community theatre in the northwest suburbs.  Many Summer Theatre alumni have gone on to professional careers, including Broadway, network television, film, opera and dance. The program can also boast one Tony Award winner among its alumni. 

Actors, singers, and dancers are cast by audition, held around Memorial Day weekend. 

Rehearsals and performances are held at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts. 

Donor Wall

Jonathan Cunningham $50.00
Jonathan Cunningham $50.00
Schaumburg Bank & Trust $1,500.00