General Support

general support
$13,380.00 raised this year
97 donors

Having a tough time deciding which program to support? There are so many worthy options! We can help. Donate here, and we’ll put your generous contribution to work where it’s needed most.

Donor Wall

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
$14,125.00 raised this year
9 donors

We’re coming back! Indoor programs at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts will resume in December and we’ll have a short season running through May of 2022. 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

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
$1,000.00 raised this year
2 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

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

Screen Test Student Fest

screen test student fest
$225.00 raised this year
4 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

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

Schaumburg Nutcracker

schaumburg dance ensemble nutcracker
$3,325.00 raised this year
94 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 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 Youth Choir

schaumburg choral program
$700.00 raised this year
19 donors

The Schaumburg Youth Choir is a recreational and educational outlet for talented singers, open to elementary students in grades 3 and up, junior high, high school and college students.

Members meet once weekly at the Prairie Center for the Arts to rehearse choral repertoire. The three 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 SYC is comprised of three separate 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.

Kammerchor – Open to high school and college students that demonstrate mature, experienced vocal technique and strong sight-singing skills. Students perform a wide variety of more challenging repertoire, ranging from unison to 8-part harmony. Students are instructed in vocal technique, music
theory, and ensemble performance skills.

Donor Wall

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
$3,825.00 raised this year
124 donors

What began as a 16-member string ensemble in the Spring of 1989 has developed into four orchestras featuring over 200 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.

In its efforts to promote the performance and appreciation of classical music, the orchestra program offers sectional training and provides resources for students seeking private instruction. 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

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 GoesThe CocoanutsCan Can, Guys and Dolls,Damn YankeesMy One and OnlyBrigadoon, Little Johnny JonesOnce Upon a Mattress, Oliver, The Pirates of Penzance, a revival of the Marx Brothers’ madcap musical comedy The Cocoanuts, How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingKiss Me Kate, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, and last summer’s production of Ragtime.

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 Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.

Donor Wall

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