YOU can play a role at CTE!

What does it take to put on four full-scale musical productions with more than 350 cast members every year? A LOT of planning, costume and set construction, hard work and sacrifice, and lots of money. Did you know that licensing rights alone often cost more than $4,000 for a show? CTE relies heavily on ticket sales, grants, and the generosity of individuals like you to cover the tremendous expense involved in putting on a high-quality production.

Sponsor Options/PaymentAdvertiser Options/PaymentThe two main roles we offer our donors are to become sponsors or advertisers. Select the buttons for more information about each. Our annual fundraising campaign runs from July 1-August 15. Benefits? For sponsors, we provide free season tickets at certain levels. Program ads are seen by 2,000+ people at each production.

And besides, it just feels great to know you’re supporting a local performing arts group that provides affordable opportunities for thousands of young people to experience great live theatre!

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Thanks to your support


What a great response to our Giving Tuesday campaign on December 1, 2015!

Donations CTE received were matched by the Grand Victoria Foundation, bringing the grand total to $3798!

Children’s Theatre of Elgin/Fox Valley Theatre Company is an Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

Your gift is deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

Giving Tuesday December 1, 2015 Mid-season Donors

(You’ll note that some of these kind donors also provided a gift earlier in the season.)

Mid-season VIPS ($125 or more)

Mars Blackmon
The Catalano Family
Bev and Greg Cherry
The Karner Family
Bob Krabbe and Andy Bero
The Neybert Family
Dennis Obenchain and Gustavo Ramirez
Beth and Steve Olson

Mid-season Benefactors ($75-$124)

Allison Cherry
Robert and Leslie Gorkowski ~ Golden Roof Realty
Marcos and Maya Hernandez
Christine and Oktay Tosun
Danny Wynne ~ The 355 Group
The Zapata Family

$15 in ’15 Donors ($15-$50)

Carole Burris
The Davenport Family
The Jamrozek Family
The McKay Family


We are extremely grateful to those listed below for their generous financial support. We would love to post YOUR name on this page, too!

VIPs ($250+)

David and Vickie Akemann
Peter and Donna Akemann
Jean Breslich
Paul and Carole Burris
Greg and Bev Cherry
John and Gwen Gage
Joe and Suzan Joyce
Bob Krabbe and Andy Bero
Porter and Tipawan Reed
Jack and Marlene Shales ~ Shales McNutt Construction

Benefactors ($150-249)

Dawn Bushaus and Bob Romano
The Ellett Family
Fox Valley Beaux Arts
Mike and Teresa Hopkins
The Jakubowski Family
Bryan and Sherry Kinser
Ron and Patti Warsaski
Jessica and Michael Yeska

Patrons ($75-149)

Dr. Clare Ollayos, Chiropractic Physician

Scholarship Donations

Stacey Wescott


Dixon Dance Academy, Inc.
Edward Jones ~ Michael McKay, Financial Advisor
Elgin Community College Arts Center
Hopkins Grease Company
In Home Care USA ~ James M. Counihan
Joyce & Associates LLC ~ CPAs
The McKay Family


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Children’s Theatre of Elgin/Fox Valley Theatre Company is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) company in-residence at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.