$10,000 | Dick & Sally Roberts
$10,000 | Richard Green
$10,000 | Anonymous
$5,000 | Bill & Priscilla Kennedy
$5,000 | Heather & Paul Haaga
$4,000 | Marianne & Gary Wallace
$3,000 | Elizabeth & Rhodes Trussell
$3,000 | Denise & Ryan Jay
$2,500 | Carol Stone
$2,500 | Sheila & Alan Lamson
$2,500 | Terri Murray
$2,500 | Lyn Spector
$2,500 | Jennifer Diener
Welcome to our virtual Paddle Raise!
A staple of our annual gala, the Paddle Raise is one of our most effective ways to raise funds for our Education Program. Watch the video below to see our Managing Director, Michael Bateman, explain what a paddle raise is, why it matters to ANW, and how to take part. Then scroll down to see giving levels and get involved! We even added a leaderboard, so you can compete with your friends—and of course, all donations are fully tax-deductible.
According to the California Alliance for Arts Education, student involvement in the arts is linked to better academic performance and higher standardized test scores. Quality arts education also develops creativity and empathy in students, critical skills for a 21st century worker. But despite the clear benefits, arts education remains out of reach for most young Californians.
This is where you come in.
Funding for in-school arts programs has dwindled, but thanks to generous donors like you, our Education Program has grown to fill the void. Each year, we dedicate one third of our performances and 30% of our operating budget to student audiences—and as a result, we more than doubled the number of students and teachers we serve from 8,000 in 2009 to 18,000 in 2019.
Thank you for believing, as we do, in the transformative power of arts education!
$10,000 – Sponsor a Relaxed Performance
A Noise Within is very proud to provide our community with an inclusive and accessible sensory-friendly experience each year for individuals with autism and their families.
$5,000 – Present a Student Matinee
Sponsor the production of a weekday matinee performance for an entire theatre full of 360 students.
$2,500 – Support a School
Enable two classes to attend a student matinee and an in-class workshop or residency.
$1,000 – Champion a Class
Subsidize the full cost of performance tickets and transportation for one class.
$500 – Provide a Workshop
Sponsor a three-hour interactive workshop for one class.
$400 – Adopt a Bus
Provide free transportation or an in-class workshop for one class.
Please note that this page is being updated manually by ANW’s Development staff; your donation will be added as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
VIRTUAL GALA DONORS
|Karen & Larry Samuels||Melinda Peters||Fred Manaster|
|Joyce A. White||Chuck Varela||Amish Patel|
|Catherine Minihan||Stephanie Orr||Molly Kaplan|
|Deborah Strang||Craig Gilmore & David Crocker||Vince Beggs|
|Christopher & Elizabeth Orndorff||Betsy Ulf||Julia Rodriguez-Elliott & Geoff Elliott|
|Debra Lubeski||Diane Glatt & David Holtz||Richard Sheehan & David Clarke|
|Peter & Molly Bachmann||William & Mary Coman||Pirjo Tjomsland|
|Eve & Joel Riley||Bernadine Bednarz||Chris Otsuki|
|Jennifer Diener||Kristen Kruchowski||Lorene Kruchowski|
|Dick & Sally Roberts||Sheila & Alan Lamson||Meg Huntington Cajero and Channa Cajero|
|Jeffrey Erdman||Fred & Sandy Engler||Lyn Spector|
|Catherine and Michael Brown||Michael Manuel||Hope Chavez|
|Amanda Slawinski||Tracey Davidson||Denise & Ryan Jay|
|Stephen, Denise, Lillian Weeks – In Memory of Mary D. Weeks||Patti E. Donovan In Honor of Bill Murray||Joanne McPortland|
|Leni Boorstin||Chad Smith and Bruce McCarthy In Honor of Sam and Orlando Christian||James and Kathleen Drummy|
|Julie & Brian Daniels||Patricia Libby Thvedt and Family – In Memory of Joel A. Thvedt||Jim Kelly|
|Bob & Jeannine Hamill||Janet and Harold Naideau||Patricia Hoppe|
|Karyn Fish||Mark Haddad & Miranda Johnson-Haddad||Oliver Oertel & Meghan Schumacher|
|Diane and Tom Renfrow||Fay & Bonnie Jacobs in Honor of Jay Lesiger & Tom Klebba||Chuck Richardson & Brian McEntee|
|Louise Moriarty in Honor of Terri Murray||Frank Stark||Martha Hunter in Memory of Donna Packer|
|Beth and George Elder||Rose Chan & Warren Loui – in Honor of the Kays & Bachmanns||Karen Kraus|
|Rosie & Charlie Kinoshita||Nicki Heskin||Armando Gonzalez & Brenda Berg|
|Ryan Naideau||Richard & Karen Thompson||Laural Hill|
|Lawrence & Patricia Sparks||Elyse Klein||David & Julia Zuckerman|
|Bruce & Valerie Merritt||Jason King||Cynthia Nunes & Barbara Nye – in Honor of Harriet Nye|
|Sam & Orlando Christian||David Morris & William Hacker||Peter & Molly Bachmann|
|Diana Peterson-More||Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz||Hank Baker & Jerry Arko|
|Tai-Ling Wong – In Memory of Ruth Wong||Jan Sanders||Molly Joseph|
|Ralph Goldstein & Barbara Comoe||Carol & Richard Bennett||Peter & Cathy Rosenberg|
|Anna Degtyareva||Lynda L Flygar – In Memory of Dotty Lou||Jim Farmer & Melissa Baker-Farmer|
|Albert Gasser||Jay Lesiger & Tom Klebba||Sarah Dzida|
|Michael & Karen Rosenthal||Elizabeth & Tom Polenzani||Cindy Fong|
|Stephanie & Dennis Cohen||Robert & Joan Cathcart||Michelle Giffin|
|Emily Murray||Dale Brown||Jonathan Mersel|
|Stephen Kozuch||Steve and Judy Bass||Debra Lemonds|
|Rick Bernstein||Jeff Levy||Karen and Tom Bogaard|
DINNER ON STAGE TABLE and TICKET DONORS
Thank you to the following patrons for purchasing tables and/or tickets to our Dinner on Stage event and donating those values back to the theatre after the event was cancelled.
|Bill & Priscilla Kennedy||Elizabeth & Rhodes Trussell||Jay Lesiger & Tom Klebba|
|Kathy & James Drummy||Lyn Spector||Sheila & Alan Lamson|
|Julie & Lance Markowitz||Gail Samuel & William Christian||Terri Murray|
|Bill & Claire Bogaard||Christine Sisley||Diane Grohulski|
|Patrick Garcia||Margaret H. Sedenquist||James B. Kelly|
|Molly Joseph & Don Wallschlaeger||Robert & Jennifer Israel||Armando Gonzalez & Brenda Berg|
|Cynthia Nunes & Barbara Nye||Robert Low||Robert & Ann Ronus|
|Tom & Gloria Lang||Jack & Becky Doody||Margaret Bates|
|Julie & Brian Daniels||David Holtz||Jeanie & Terry Kay|
|Linda & George Cassady||Barbara Goen||Daniel Rothmuller|
|Diana Peterson-More||Sandra Greenstein||Louise Spillman|
Please contact our Development staff if you need assistance making your contribution or navigating the Virtual Gala. Due to the coronavirus closure, our staff is working remotely and can be reached on their mobile devices:
Development Director, Patti Anne Miller: (817) 991-5594
Institutional Giving Manager, Zach Davidson: (303) 517-1529
Development Assistant, Cynthia Naideau: (631) 662-5080