Heartfelt Thanks

 WBTT Heart and Soul Campaign

Heart & Soul
Campaign Cabinet
and Board of Trustees

Gerri Aaron, Honorary Chair,
Heart & Soul Campaign

Doris Johnson, Chair,
Heart & Soul Campaign

Community-at-Large
Heart & Soul Campaign
Cabinet Members

Shelley Goldblatt
Christine Jennings
Linda Knox
Carolyn Michel
Dr. Bernard Watson

WBTT Board Members
During the Campaign

Marian Moss, Chair
Alan Kurland, Vice Chair
Cheryl Anderson, Treasurer
Mike Rosario, Secretary

Marvin Albert
Ali Bahaj
Chris Caswell, Esq.
Kitty Cranor
Michael Gardiner
Sy Goldblatt
Len Gumley
Dr. Jaih Jackson
Doris Johnson
Penelope Kingman
Margie Nellum Lee
Dr. John Maupin
Howard Millman
Dr. Randall Morgan
Roger Pettingell
Dona Scott
Eva T. Slane
Lois Watson

Honorary Trustees

Andrew Economos
June Gordon
Mary Ann Robinson

Ambassadors

Christine Jennings
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Woods

Nate Jacobs,
Founder & Artistic Director
Julie Leach, Executive Director

 

The WBTT Board of Trustees, Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs and Executive Director Julie Leach

The WBTT Board of Trustees, Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs and Executive Director Julie Leach celebrate with members of Gerri Aaron’s family at the grand opening of the Gerri Aaron & the Aaron Family Foundation Theatre Building, February 10, 2020

Thanks to everyone who made our Heart & Soul Campaign a success! Because of your generosity, we exceeded our $8 million goal and raised over $8.7 million! Your dollars have allowed us to transform our campus into a cutting-edge theatre arts center and to begin to build an endowment that will ensure the long-term funding of our facilities, programs and mission.

Heart & Soul Campaign Donors

as of August 1, 2020

$1,000,000.00 and up
Gerri Aaron & the Aaron 
   Family Foundation
Enthusiastic Friends of WBTT

$500,000-$999,999
Andrew and Judith Economos
State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

$250,000.00 - $999,999.00
Steve & Terry Clark
Norbert & Ann Donelly
Shelley & Sy Goldblatt
Brock & Julie Leach
Howard Millman & Carolyn Michel
Edward D. and Anna Mitchell Family Foundation
Frank Petralito
William G. & Marie Selby Foundation
Eva T. Slane

$100,000.00 - $249,999.00
Ali & Gloria Bahaj
Brunckhorst Family
Kitty & John Cranor
The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation
Dr. Philip & Suzan Gaynes
Huisking Foundation
Elizabeth Moore
Drs. Joel and Gail Morganroth
Marian Moss
Jack & Priscilla Schlegel
Dona & Sam Scott Foundation
Paul Welch
Robert & Jean Zabelle

$50,000.00 - $99,999.00
Clemmie & James Cash
Michael & Karen Gardiner
Giving Challenge 2018
   (Community Foundation of Sarasota County & The Patterson Foundation)
Kenneth & Sarah Goldblatt
Alfred Goldstein & Jean Weidner Goldstein
Marilyn & James Heskett
William & Elizabeth Johnston
Jay & Becky Kaiserman Foundation
Penelope Kingman
George Kole & Judy Zuckerberg
David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors
George & Janet Miles
Harry Sudakoff Foundation
Roberta L. Sudakoff Foundation
Dr. Bernard & Lois Watson
The Lee Wetherington Foundation of the
  Community Foundation of Sarasota County
The Wright Foundation

$25,000.00 - $49,999.00
Douglas & Carolyn Anderson
Bankston Family Trust
Alfonso & Brenda Belsito
In Memory of Carol Poteat-Buchanan
  and Carroll Buchanan from
  Black & White Makes My Music Right
Abraham & Annette Cohen Foundation
Warren & Margot Coville
John & Geraldine Gibbs
Earl & Carolyn Glenn Foundation, Inc.
Burt & Liz Gold
Ron & Rita Greenbaum
Werner & Karen Gundersheimer
Tomeika Hunter-Koski
Amb. Jeanette Hyde
Donald & Doris Johnson
Robert & Barbara Johnson
Dr. John & Eilene Maupin
Dr. Randall & Karen Morgan
Bob & Andi Munzer
David Pomier & Linda Knox
Drs. Donald & Deborah Reaves
Mary Ann Robinson
Michael Saunders
Kenneth Schneier &
   Cynthia Craig
Lynn Wentworth
Robert & Angelia Wood
Jacquelyn Woods

$10,000.00 - $24,999.00
Cheryl Anderson &
   Mike Springer
Bank of America Client Foundation
Carol & Tom Beeler
Bobbi & Don Bernstein
Helga & Jerry Bilik
Linda & Jim Bodycomb
Mr. & Mrs. Burton C. Borgelt
Marty & Barbara Bowling
Miles & Barbara Capron
Bob & Carol Carter
The Lawrence P. Castellani
   Family Foundation -
   Larry & Joan Castellanni
Vernon & Liliana Chalfant
Charmaine Downie &
   Carl Battle
Leon & Marge Ellin
William & Sandra Farrow
Tom & Nancy Flanagan
Gamma Xi Boule Foundation, Inc.
Charles & Jean Gorham
Len Gumley
Benjamin & Judith Handelman
Marilyn Harwell
Nancy & Roger Hitchcock
Dr. Jaih & Kimberly Jackson
Ed Keon & Pat Kennelly
Alan & Abigail Kurland in Memory
   of Joshua David Kurland
Joan Mathews
Gloria Moss
Fred Murrell
Debbie & Bill Partridge
Richard Perlman
Paige Petersen & Curtis Jordan
Roger & Alisa Pettingell
Jim & Jan Pullen
Alice Rau
Marta Riordan & Jim Boyle
R.G. & N.C. Robb
Sack Family Foundation
Robert & Hedria Saltzman
Dr. Charlotte Page Scarbrough
Bob & Teresa Simmons
G. Richard & Elizabeth Thompson
Linda & Roland Thornton
Glenn & Jackie Tilton
Susan & Charles Wilson
Sally Yanowitz

$2,500.00 - $9,999.00
Ravi & Virginia Akhoury
Peg Allen & Steve Dixon
Mrs. Connie Anderson
   in Memory of Rev. Jesse F. Anderson Jr.
Jock Andrews
Scott B. & Annie P. Appleby
   Charitable Trust
David & Suzanne Arch
Hon. Dennis W. Archer &
   Hon. Trudy Duncombe Archer
George & Jessica Armstrong
Shari & Steve Ashman Ann Babcock
Adele Fleet Bacow
John & Maria Bartlett
Walton & Deborah Beacham Family Fund
James & Lynette Bennett
Carolyn Blum
Daniel & Litten Boxser
Murray Bring & Kay Delaney
Dr. Francine Brown
Susan Buck
Ann Stuart Burroughs
Kathy & Michael Bush,
   Home Resource
William & Debra Buttaggi
Janet & Phil Cady
Canandaigua National Trust
Liza & Carl Caruso
Chris & Patricia Caswell
Joyce CeKander Michael Chafee
Dave & Elaine Charney
Dale Horwitz Clayton
Martin Cohen
Juanita Cooke
Thomas & Dana Cunningham
Jerome & Cynthia Davis
Dr. Eldi & Denise Deschamps
Amy & Michael Drake
Dianne E. Earley
Josephine Eisenberg
Dawn & Mitchell Epstein
Paul Firestone
Shari & Norman Frost
Tom & Barbara Gardner
Bernice & Gary Giscombe
Francine Goldberg & Harriet Leyden
David & Susan Gorin
Rev. Larry & Dr. Dorothy Green
Rose Gschwendtner
Kathie Hayes
Ralph & Leita Hughes
Ted & Jean Ingersoll
Nate Jacobs
Christine Jennings Jorgen & Esther Jensen
Darlene Kalada
Abe & Catherine Kaplan Philanthropic Fund
   of the Jewish Community Foundation
of Greater Kansas City
Jerry & Nancy Kaplan
Carolyn Keystone & Jim Meekison
Lynne Koy
jim lampl
Margie Nellum Lee
The Lewis Foundation & Bob & Sue Coyne
Pearson & Pepper Liddell
Alison & Howard Madsen
Marie McKee & Robert Cole
Dale & Kristin Menard
Dr. Allen & Roberta Morton
Daniel & Barbara Nalven
John Michael Page & Debra Flynt-Garrett
George & Sarah Pappas
Chuck & Nancy Parrish Anonymous
Don David Price & Marcia Wood
Rose Marie Proietti
Mona Rankin
Mary Jo Reston
Flori Roberts
Mike Rosario & RoseBay International, Inc.
The Hugo Roth Family Fund
Michael Shelton Antoinette Sijatz
Hon. Warren & Dr. Evelyn Silver
Don & Jan Smally Fund at the
   Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Chuck Smith
Dr. Hugh S. Smith & Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith
Ian & Leslie Smith
Linda Steinberger
Dr. Timothy Stephens
Wendy Surkis & Peppi Elona
Dr. Ray & Fran Taylor
Eva Thomson & David Artzerounian
   in Memory of Julian Olf
Beverlyn Truehart
Troy & Sydney Turner Suzanne Walter
Gary & Kim Warren
Dr. Charles & Sheila Weiss
Bene & Joyce White
David G. & Lois B. Wilkins
Bliss & MaryAnne Young
Anita & Frank Zimmerman

Up to $2,499.00
Actor’s Equity Foundation, Inc.
James Akers
Jane Albaum
Stuart & Cecile Alexander
Janice Amara
James Amato
Eladio & Judith Amores
Judith H. Anderson
William & Vicki Anderson
Anonymous
Carmelita Anson-Brown
Marc Antis
Bruce J. Ardinger
Carol Arscott
Michael Arum
Lurline Aslanian
Julia Atlas
Cathy & Donald Baillie
Dr. Marvin & CarolAnn Baker
Denise Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Janet Baker
Pamela Baker
Kimberly Bald
Richard & Susan Banks
Bev & Bob Bartner
Bill & Caroline Beall
Caren Beattie
Maxine A. Becker
Marianne Beckett
Carole Beebe
Helen Beggun
Richard Belle
Barbara Benjamin
Barbara Bennett
Peter & Marlene Bentley
Rosalind Bergman
Al Besse
Celeste G. Betjemann
Charles Beye
Terry Black
Audrey Blackwell
Beverly Blair &
   Reginald Crosby
Barbara Blanchard
Cookie Bloom
Ariel Blue
Carolyn Blum
Henry Blyden
Lawrence Bold
Ann Bolich
Bobbie & Steven Bordes
William & Cynthia Bouman
Arthur Boyce
Robert Bradbury
Judith Brady
Annette Breazeale
Elizabeth Bredemeyer
David Brenner
Sandra Brinker
Elizabeth Brookins
Rob Brown
Dorothea Brown
Judy Buffa
Ken & Janis Bumgarner
Susan Burke
Valerie Busby
Beverly Byers-Pevitts & Robert Pevitts
Ellen Campbell
Claudia Cardillo
Kathleen Case
Jody Castano
Patricia Cerefice
J.R. Chandler
Vicki Chatley
Kathryn Chesley
Jan Chester
Michele Chinskey
Dorian Kingman Chong & Gordon Chong
David Chrobak
Samuel Citron
Anneda Clarke
George Cloud
Barbara Cocchi
Norma & Albert Cohen
Bill & Audrey Coleman
Neal Colton
Elizabeth & Richard Conard
Nancy Connelly
Jill Considine
Paul Constan
Mary Conway
Janice Cook
Ron & Cheryl Cooper
Luz Corcuera
Lydia & Jack Corn
Harriet Cowan
Carole Crosby
Judy Cuppy
Francis Curd
Lora Curley
Maureen & Ron Curtin
F. Lowell Curtis
Geraldine Cushman
Rosemary Dalgleish
Robert & Nancy Daniels
John & Edy Davies
Raymond Davies
Kay Davis
Mary E. Davis
Douglas & Dianne Delong
Corinne Demas in Memory of Julian Olf
Donald Deneen
Daniel Denton
Toby Deutsch
Anita Devine
Nancy Dillard
Sara Beth Dilworth
Lori Dorman
Gary & Carol Dornbush
Tekla Dragan
Steve Duke
Doug & Willie Eden Family Fund
   of the Minneapolis Foundation
Roger & Sally Effron
Wilma Ellis
Robert Endres
Anna Lee Ernst
Nancy Ernst
David & Eileen Eskin
George Evans
Thomas Everitt
Scott Evers
Erika Faulk
Barbara Feldman
Fellow Travelers
   in Memory of Ian Smith
Scott & Cady Ferguson
Bobbie Fernander
Amy Ferrell
Judy Fiala
Gerard Finegan
Sandra Fink
Berta Finkelstein
Paula Fishman
Carolyn Fitzpatrick
Frank Fleischer
Vincent & Teresa Foderingham
Richard Foltz
Mary Foushi
Herbert Fox
Joan Fox
D Franklin
Linda Franklin
Sharon Franklin
Dr. Paul Freiwald
Kim French
Connie Friess
Carmel Frost
Roseann Gaglio
Lonnetta Gaines
Elaine Gallinaro
Susan Galvin
Linda Garvin
Frances Gaston
Margaret Gat
Ron Gault & Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Karen Geck
Paul Geck
Diana Geiss
Norbert Geiss
Gerald J. Genova
Abby & Rich Gerrity
Pamela Giacomini
Joanna Glass
Mary Glidden-Williams
Paul & Rita Glosser
Jane Glusman
David & Terri Goldbloom
David Goldman
Bill & June Gordon
Sue M. Gordon
Kathleen Gossweiler
Stephen Graham
Robert & Flo Grant
Milton Grebler
Thomas & Sandra Green
Merrill Greenberger
Marvin Greene
Barbara Grossman
Jo Ellen & Stephen Grossman
Susan Grossman
Cindy Guest
Judy Guinn
Elizabeth Hall
Carol Ann Hallinger
Gerald & Deborah Hamburg
Janet & Mark Hamm
Susannah Hammersley
Daphne & James Hanrahan
Dave & Jane Hanrahan
Lorna Hard
Pria Elizabeth Harmon
Nancy Harris
Margaret Harrison
Diane & Carole Hart-Tufaro
Margaret Hausberg
Felice & George Hedge
Marjorie Henry
Dr. Kenneth & Mitzie Henson
Susan & William Herring
Alfred J. Herschede & E. Marcia Sheridan
Anne & Dan Heyns
Albert & Carolyn Higgins
Roger Hilfiker & Evelyn Delph
Richard Hilton
Pamela Hindman
Rebecca Hines
Carol Hirschberg
Margaret Hoffman
Ann Hogg
Roy Hoke
Robert & Jean Honor
Patricia Houppert
Doris Howard
Karen Howe
Rhea Hughes
Jean Hurd
Joseph Hurd
Margaret Ida
Sue Jacobson
Joey James
Susan Jasin
Rob Johnson
Robert Johnson
Wayne Johnson
James Joiner
Barbara Green Jones & Roosevelt Jones
Lynn Jones
James Jurick
Deborah Kalb
Maggie Kaplan
Barbara Katz
B.R. Katzmire
Elaine Keating
Marie & Jim Keeney
Kennedy Family Fund
Susan Kennedy
Linda Kerbawy
Marie J. Kilker
Laura Kingsley
Sarah Kirk
Marlene Kitchell
Louise Klain
Paul & Mary Klee
Sandra Kligman
David Kline
Bill & Kate Korp
Ellen Kramer
Joel Kramer
William Kraus
Nancy Krohngold
Sharon Kunkel
Elizabeth LaFrance
Gail Lagace
Luann Lamp
Robert & Edith Lane
Chuck & Cathy Langlois
Pamela Langlois
Sophia LaRusso
Gerald Law
Arthur B. Lawrence
Joshua Leach
Sharon Leber
James Ledbetter
Wendy & Stuart Lefkowich
Nicholas & Jean LeGrand
Terry L. Leland
Leonard & Kathleen Lesjak
Dawn Lewis
Helen & John LiMarzi
Lloyd Lininger
Jeremy Lisitza
Mary Litle
William Little
Joyce Locklear
Jerry Long
Anne Loomer
Kathleen Lorenz
Peter & Peggy Lowndes
Anonymous
Elizabeth Lucchesi
Delores Lustig
Dorothy L. Lutter
Judy Lynch
Jill Lyons
R. Andrew & Ruth B. Maass
Bruce & Irene Mackler
Deborah Mackler
Nilda Mager
Peter Magnuson
Dixie Mahan
Donald N. Malawsky
Geri Jo Manson
Pamela Marble
Deborah Margolis
James & Ellen Marsey
Judy Marsh
Richard & Debby Marshall
Sally Marshall
Alyce Martin
Barbara Mason
Gary & Lynn Massel
Judith Massey
Angela Mathis
Gregory & Lorraine Matthews
Maureen Matthews
Walt & Gerry Mattison
Elaine May
Stephen & Nancy Mayer
Kathy McAllister
Maria McCabe
Gregory & Hannah McDaniel
Gerald & Dorothy McFarland
   in Memory of Julian Olf
Lana & Mark McGorry
Sandra McHenry
Dr. Lou Bertha McKenzie-Wharton &
   Dr. Richard G. Wharton
Wilda Meier
Stephen Meuler
Deborah Miller
Lawrence & Shirley Miller
Joyce Mink
Sandra Montgomery
Clement & Kristin Moorman
Douglas Moppert
Sue Moreland
Jo Morello
Sigrid Moriece
Joel & Beverly Morrison
Sandra Moser
Meg Moskovitz
Gunter Mrotzek
Carolyn Muno
Michael Nash
Loretta Naylor
Lovella Naylor
Steven Neumeister
Francine Newman
Janice Newman
Rochelle Nigri
Bernice Niss
Nancy O’Neil
Alan Orenberg
Sandra & Ray Orlandi
Margaret & Wiley Osborn
Hellen Osorio
Bob Otterberg
Dale Otterman
Anand Pallegar
Mark Palombo
Debra Park
Pauline Parrish
Michael Pasquini
Richard & Carleen Payne
Dolores Penn
Joseph Penn
Betsy Pennewill
Richard Pereira
Debra Peters
William Peterson
Deborah Grace Phelps
Neil Foster Phillips
Donna Pickup
Julie A. Planck
Frank & Jeanette Planes
Marie Pogozelski
Nancy Pollock
Henry Porter
Linda Poteat-Brown
Mary L. Pree
Rebecca Preston
Kimberly Proctor
Linda Pursley
Ann Quackenbush
Wayne Quimby
Marilyn Quintal
Sharon Radakovich
Kathleen Raskin
Sally Rauch
Dr. Jacqueline Ray
James Ray
Kelley Rea
Joan Reinebach
Mary Jo Reston
Rhode Island Community Foundation,
   Salten Weingrod Family
Bob & Laurin Ripley
Susan Ritchay
Barry Robbins
Vancene Robenalt
Denise Roberts
Thorold Roberts
Milton & Sadie Robinson
Kimberly Roden
Ronne Rogin
James & Vicki Rollo
Harold Ronson
Jim Roque &
   Carla Malachowski
Donna Rose
Stephen & Wilma Rose
Dr. Ron & Roz Rosenthal
Judy & Ira Rosner
Nancy Roucher
Barbara Rowe
Patricia Rowe
Joyce E. Rubenstein
Lisa Rubinstein
Marilyn Runnels
Annie Russini
Dan & Jackie Russell
Jeffrey Ryder
David Sadkin
Arlene Salzberg
Ronald Saper
William Sarnat
Judy & John Savage
David Scarlett &
   Sandy Retter
Ronald & Gail Schimel
Patti Schimmel
Tobi Schneider
Leslie Schneiderman
Pamela Schroeder
Felice Schulaner &
   Dennis Rees
Sandra E. Scott
John Secor
Robert & Ann Segal
Ellen Seidensticker
   in Memory of Julian Olf
David & Robin Shapiro
Jack Shapiro
Nancie-Lynn Sheldon-Martin & David Martin
Ted & Susan Sherman
Jeffrey & Barbara Shivers
Debbie Shoss & Libbie Sherman
Leon Sickles
Christopher & Patricia Sileo
Frederic Silverman
Richard & Linda Silverman
Jean Simon
Jerome & Judith Singer
Elliot Sloan
Douglas Smith
Jeffrey Smith &
   Deborah Mix
Sandra K. Smith
George Sousa
April Speck-Ewer
Laurence & Dorothy Spelman
Anne Spratt
Barbara Squadere
Diane Stabile
Kim Stadlin
Willie M. Stanfield
Pat Steck
Anne Stein
Diane Steinbrink
Richard Stern
J. Alvin Stout III
Karen Stults
Arnold Sulton
Jane Summerville
Max Supica
Millard M Surrency
Valerie Sutter
Marilyn Sylvestre
Sonja Teasdale
Elaine Tedesco
Neville Thame
Thomson Financial
   in Memory of Julian Olf
Diane Thorp
Richard & Mary Lou Thrush
Jane Traub
Bryan Troutman
George Troy
Michelle van Deventer
Gregory Vincent
Holly Vincent
Anthony Vlahides
Theodore Wagenaar
Bill Wagy Productions
Pam Waite
Elizabeth Wallace
Richard Walter
William Wartinbee
Nancy Weaver
MaryLou Webster
Mary Sue Wechsler
Karen Wehner
Jean Weiller
Hannah Weinberg
David & Edris Weis
Gail Welch
Susan Q. Wertman
Conni Wheeler
Bonnie Whisman
Susan Whitcomb
Jo Ann White
Sandra Whyte
Deana Widder
Lila Wolff Wilkinson
Linda Williams
Susan Williamson
Cathy Wilson
Julie & Eric Wirtanen
Roberta Wladis
James & Ann Wolcott
Sheila Wolf
Robert Woods
Archer Wright
Lynn Wright
John Yahner
John Yahres
Lynne Yeannakis
Liz Yerkes
Janet K. Yoder
Jacqueline L. Young
Maryanne C. Young
Z Foundation
Thomas Zahn
Barbara Zdravecky
Linda & Sheldon Zelizer
Barbara Zelley

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