Funders

Funding from state and federal government agencies, local and national foundations and donations from individual donors fuel Pillsbury House Theatre’s work. Contributions support not only our Mainstage and Naked Stages seasons, but also the Chicago Avenue Project and our community engagement programs.
Thank you to all donors for your generosity. If you have made a donation in the last year and do not find your name listed below, we apologize for the omission and ask that you let us know by contacting Elise Gumm at 612-787-3622 or eliseg@pillsburyhousetheatre.org.

Pillsbury House Theatre is supported in part by:

Aroha Philanthropies
Art Works
Bush Foundation, Creative Community Cohort 2
Doris Duke Foundation
Ruth Easton Fund of the Edelstein Family Foundation
Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation
Jerome Foundation
Marbrook Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board
National Endowment for the Arts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
Target
Theatre Communications Group

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Shubert Foundation
Bush Foundation Doris Duke Good Family Foundation
Art Works. arts.gov Jerome Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
Minnesota State Arts Board logo This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment logo

The Ruth Easton Fund

The Ruth Easton Fund of the Edelstein Family Foundation Actress Ruth Easton (née Edelstein) was born in North Branch, Minnesota and graduated from North Branch High School. She attended the University of Minnesota for one year and the following year attended Macalester College before finishing her collegiate career at Cumnock School in Los Angeles. She went on to New York where she studied acting with Oliver Morosco. Mr. Morosco opened a stock theater company in upstate New York where Ms. Easton starred in several plays. After performing with other stock theater companies she returned to New York City where she appeared in five Broadway plays over a period of seven years. They included Exceedingly Small, Privilege Car, Town Bay, Buckaroo, and Charlie Chan. Exceedingly Small was directed by Ethel Barrymore and Easton played opposite Eric Dressler. New York critics praised her performance as “thoroughly touching” and “highly spirited and excellent.” She starred in radio dramas on the Rudy Vallee Hour and the Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour opposite such actors as Walter Huston, Judith Anderson and Lionel Barrymore. She also appeared with Clark Gable, Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson during the course of her career.

Ms. Easton’s legacy, her commitment to theater and the development of new works continues through the charitable gifts distributed through the Ruth Easton Fund of the Edelstein Family Foundation.

Individual Donors 2020 – Present Include:

BOX OFFICE DONORS:
Elizabeth Athorn
David Fettig
Clare Forstie
Jacque Frazzini
Nancy Fushan
Genene McNabb & Reid Gagle
Christine Gordon
Beth Haney
Larry and Tammy harris
Robert Hokanson
Hannah K Holman
Katharine Horowitz
Judith James
Ochen Kaylan
Wendy Knox
Victoria Lauing
Marjorie Lee
Douglas Logeland
William MacNally
Ann Manning
Miriam Monasch
Tamara Nadel
Rosalind Nelson
Rita and Ben Olk
Karin Olson
Scott Pakudaitis
Natasha Pestich
Jane Powers
Karen Quisenberry
Julie Sand
Sheryl Saterstrom
Jill Schafer
Jeanne Schleh
Scott Strand
Susan M Summitt
Marguerita Tajibnapis
Kristen Treuting
Pramila Vasudevan
Carla Waldemar
Sally Wingert
Joe Stanley & Lori Zook-Stanley
Amalia Magaret
Amoke Kubat
Angelina McDowell
Ann Minnick
Anna Dennis & Karen Wiebe
Barbara Melom
Brad Turner
Carol Grady
Catherine Penkert
Cathleen Marquardt
Cheryl Hanson
Christine Retkwa
Christopher Engstrom
Claire Wilson
Colleen Rusch
Colleen Rusch
Community Shares of Minnesota
Connie Priebe
Danielle Kisner
Deborah Anderson
Diane Faissler
Elissa Adams
Elizabeth Anderson
Ellen Karlson
Erin Williams
Gege Hodgson
Gene & Nancy Zemske
James & Jean Hartman
Jane Greenberg
Jane Powers
Jane Ramseyer Miller & Susan Haugh
Janet Hilliker
Jeanelle Austin
Jessica Rosenberg
Jewlee Washburn
Jill Bernard
Joe Crocker
Joelle Imholte
John Cook
John Kluge
Judith Baldwin
Judy Reiber
Julene Maruska
Julie Costello
Karen Barstad
Kathleen McKay
Kathleen Zeleny
Kathy Kohl
Kristina Boerger
Kyle Meerkins
Laura Leffler
Lauren Anderson
Lauren Daumueller
Laurie Dehmlow
Linda Fei
Lois & Stephen Parker
Lora Horgen
Lynn Glesne
Margaret Cogelow
Marianne Merriman
Marjorie Sigel
Mark Berge
Marsha Aubineau
Mary Hunt
Mat Matsafu
Mykel Pennington
N. Jeanne Burns & Elizabeth A. Oppenheimer
Nadia Benner
Nancy Fushan
Nancy Goodman
Nancy Jones
Rebecca Noon
Regina Marie Williams
Rita Boersma
Wolfram Ruhmann
Ryan Allen
Sandra Smith
Sarah Hauge
Sarah Schuchardt
Shanan Custer
Sharolyn Hagen
Sharon Lyon
Sharon Schmidt
Sheryl Saterstrom
Sigrid Ruhmann
Steve Budas & Gail Irish
Susan Schirber
Susan Tapp
Suzanne Jebe
Tameka Colbert
Tara Fahey
Tom Davis
Tracy Nordstrom
Yo deb
Zeke McKinney

PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE GENERAL FUND DONORS:
Abisola Jaiyesima
Alejandro Eduarte
Alisa Revou
Allison and Anthony Harder
Amanda Beardsley
Amy Blumenshine & Michael Troutman
Amy Heinichen Liss
Amy Laboe
Ana Morel
Andrew Adelmann
Angelique Lele
Ann Drew Yu
Ann Manning
Ann Minnick
Ann Schattenberg
Ann Wynia
Annamarie Ettel
Anne Redmond
Anne Seltz
Anthony & Allison Harder
Audrey Kingstrom
Aviva Breen
Barb Davis
Barbara Brooks
Barbara Greenwald Davis
Baron Turns 9
Becky Clawson & Jeffrey Garetz
Becky Clawson
Ben Olk & Kris Berggren
Beth Carlson
Beth Wright
Beverly Davis
Binky Wood
Bob & MaryEllen Manske
Bob Waligora
Brooke Magid Hart and Sean Hart
Bruce Karstadt
Carl Sandberg
Carla Steen & Jeff Friedl
Carol Hovey
Carol Taylor
Caroline Bassett
Caron Moore
Carson Kreitzer
Cassandra Silveira
Cathleen Marquardt
Cecelia Boone
Cecilia Konchar Farr
Cedar Schimke
Chalonne Wilson
Charles Dawson
Chris Morris
Christopher Engstrom
Colleen Rusch
Connor Rohwer
Daina Robins
Daisuke Kawachi
Dan Donkers
Danger Boat Productions
Daniel Mccurdy
Darryl Bullock
David Fettig
David Good & Rosemary Hekman Good
David Miller
David O Fallon
David Schnack
David Woodard
Dawn Hill
Dawn Stratton
Deborah McKnight & James Alt
Debra Ingram
Denise Alden
Dennis & Scott Wachtler Whipple
Dianne Brennan
Dominique Collins
Donna McNamara
Douglas Kearney
Elaine Sloan
Eleanor Skelton
Elizabeth Grant
Ella Jo Thayer
Ellen Baker
Ellen Veazey
Emily & Per Halaas
EOY
Erin F Gallas
Faith Dietz
Farrand Anderson
Faysal Abraham
Fran Davis
Francine Oputa
Frankie Sieg
Gary Gardner
Gary Prevost
Gary Tazelaar
Gege Hodgson
Gene & Nancy Zemske
George Clabon
George Hoagland
Gordon Kipling
Grace Holthaus
Grant Sorenson
GREAT Theatre
Harry Waters & Tom Borrup
Hazel B. Tanner
Hazel Lutz
Heather Allen
Helen Slater
Hope Esparolini
I Kaon Sherarts
Iikka Meriläinen
James & Jean Hartman
James Nelson
Jane Curry
Jane Galbraith
Jane Powers
Janet & William MacNally
Janet Schmitt
Janice & Gary Gauger
Janis Page
Jann Cather Weaver
Jean M Hartman
Jean Raymond
Jeanne Andre
Jeffrey Masco
Jessica Rogers
Joan Cornwell
Joe Crocker
Joe Kuznik
John Becker
John Harrer
John Humphrey
John Mullican
Jon Skaalen
Josh Wirtschafter
Judith Baldwin
Judy Takkunen
Julie Carlson Sladcik
Julie Caruso
Julie Lipelt
Karen Barstad
Karen Charles
Karen Heegaard
Karen Knauer
Karen Lehman
Kari O’Connor
Karon Sherarts
Katharine A Horowitz
Kathy & Allen Lenzmeier
Kathy Kater
Kelley Lindquist
Kelly Nelson
Kelsye Gould
Kendrick Wronski
Kevin Springer
Kimberly A Pepper
Konrad & Jamie Case
Kris Berggren & Ben Olk
Kristen James
Kristen Wiseman
Kristin Lockhart
L. l. Pate
Laura Bachinski & Renee Delong
Laura Stone-Jeraj
Laura Suess
Lawrence C. Smith
Lee Joshua
Leslie Ball
Lewis & Connie Remele
Linda C Giacomo
Lindsay L. Benjamin
Lisa Hinz
Lisa Murray
Lissa Lofgren
Lorene Milligan
Louise Ziegler
Lynn Rabinovitch
Lynne Menturweck
Lynne Murphy
Lynnette Black
Madeleine George
Madeline Cooper
Magaly Ordoñez
Mankwe Ndosi
Marcia & John Stout
Marcia & Russ Palma
Marcus Renner
Margaret Lonergan
Margaret Werry
Marianne Merriman
Marie Simpson
Marilyn Johnson
Mark Berge
Mark Gilberstadt
Marsha Aubineau
Mary Adair
Mary & Ron Mattson
Mary Ann Kelling
Mary Ann Lippay
Mary Ellen Murphy
Mary Kokernot
Maureen Engelhardt
Maxie Rockymore
Maxine Rockymore
Mel Gray & Robin King Cooper
Melinda Ward
Meredith Cain-Nielsen & Jens Knutson
Merrily Karel
Michael James
Michael Koch
Michael Ricker
Michael-Jon Pease
Michelle Gibbs
Michelle Lichtig
Michelle Woster
Mire Regulus
Miriam Kelen
N. Jeanne Burns & Elizabeth A. Oppenheimer
Nancy Fushan
Nancy H. Jones
Nancy Jones
Nickie Dillon
Nicole Grabow
Nigel Berkeley
Patricia Brenneman
Patrick Prochaska & Scott Smith
Paul Erdmann
Paul Hogrefe & Jim Sauder
Peg Birk
Peter Stanley Zeftel
Philip Reinhardt
Randee Edmundson
Ranger Lushus
Rebecca Noon
Renita Martin
Robert Frame
Robin Hickman
Robin Macgregor
Ronnie & Roger Brooks
Sagirah Shahid
Sally Johnson
Sam Crossley
Sandra Smith
Sara Lara
Sarah Peters
Sharon Haas & Nick Faber
Sharon Foster
Sharon Lyon
Shawn Judge
Stephen Yoakam
Shay Berkowitz
Sheila McGinley
Shelley Modell
Sherryl Livingston & Jim Lundy
Sheryl Saterstrom
Shirley Rutherford
Siana Goodwin
Sid Solomon
Simba Blood
Starri Hedges
Stephanie Rogers
Subir K Banerjee & Manju Parika
Sue Gibson
Susan Elsner
Susan Haugh & Jane Ramseyer Miller
Susan Maas
Susan Palmer
Susan Schirber
Suzanne Jebe
Sylvia Schwarz
T. Mychael Rambo
Talia Smigielski
Tammy Darrah Wenberg
TASU Theatre Co.
Terry Shima
Theodore Cornwell
Thomas & Martha Milligan
Thomas Bartl
Timothy O’Brien
Tina Pfau Gonzales
Todd London & Karen Hartman
Tom Scott
Tope Daniel
Torey Erin
Tracey Maloney
Travis & Lori Norvell
Trevor Bowen
United Way
Valeriana Moeller
Viitala Ann
Virginia Brown
Voss Theresa
Zoe Hollomon

CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT 2020-2021 DONORS:
Baron Heinz Family
Kathy McKay
Kevin Springer
Leah Ferguson
Lily Thiboutot
Liz Hughes
Olive Goff & Family
Shanea Turner-Smith
Spruce Krause
Tammy Darrah Wenberg
Tim and Lindsay Culverhouse
Patrick Bailey
Saymoukda Vongsay
Steve Mayer
Will Siasoco’s Say Their Names project

2020 END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN DONORS:
Davina Baldwin
Jeffrey & Karyl Beeman
Chuck & Lee Blons
Carol Bouska
Marilyn Broussard
Adrienne Chivers
Barbara Davis
Jean Ann Durades
Roberta Ebbers
Laura Esping
Kimberly Ford
Ronald Fraboni
Thelma Fricke
Gary Gardner
Marjorie Goldberg
Meri Golden
Sally Gordon
Beverly Hlavac
Mark Holland
Patricia Johnson
Mary Kaeding
Jeremiah & Pamela Kearney
Miriam Kelen
Michael & Martha Koch
Blayn Lemke
William & Janet MacNally
John & Kristine Mandler
Ruth Markowitz
Lisa McCarston
Sheila McGinley
Toni McNaron
David Miller
Michael Muehlbach
Gretchen Musicant
Joseph & Joan Nelson
Travis and Lori Norvell
James Payne
Faye Price
Patrick Prochaska
Peter Rachleff
Noel Raymond
Alisa Revou
Sandra Sandell
Carolyn Sandvig
Haas Sharon
Rutherford Shirley
Helen (Nell) Slater
Ricki Starck
Marcia & John Stout
Carol Taylor
Ellen Thayer
Darlene Walser
Carolyn White
Rockwell Winthrop

Don’t see your name, or have a question? Please reach out to eliseg@pillsburyhousetheatre.org.

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