BUY 2023 EVENTS  

Join today to get the best seats in the house!Friends of Convocations

Friends of Convocations get tickets before the general public!

Friends of Convocations members are seated before the general public using the Priority Points system with an annual gift of $100 or more. Join the Friends and you’ll get early access to our 2022-23 season tickets and better seating options, all while helping make Purdue University a hub for cultural growth, open discourse, and artistic diversity.

Friends of Convocations Priority Seating

Priority points are a way to acknowledge individual Friends of Convocations for both their loyalty and their financial support. The points are used each year for show seating for any Friend of Convos who purchases tickets during our priority ordering period (typically June/July).

2022-23 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, we apologize for any error or omission.

Pictured: Silkroad Ensemble presents: Home Within

We are ever grateful for our generous donors who help make Convocations programming in our community a reality. Your gifts support world-class performances, as well as educational arts programming and outreach for students from preschool to college. Friends of Convos, along with our corporate partners, help keep ticket prices affordable for everyone.

ENDOWMENT GIFTS

An endowment gift is a powerful way to provide Convos with programmatic support in perpetuity. Gifts to create a new endowment, or gifts to support the Friends of Convocations endowment, offer Lifetime membership benefits. Gifts of any amount may be given to any existing endowment.

FRIENDS OF CONVOCATIONS ENDOWMENT
Established with accumulated gifts from 1995-96 to provide support for the costs of presenting performances
2022-23 Support: Sway presents BLOOM!, West Lafayette Global Fest, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Pride and Prejudice, Julius Caesar, tenThing, Sean Jones’ Dizzy Spellz, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Memphis Jookin’: The Show   

JEANNE COMPTON ENDOWMENT FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
Established by Jeanne and Dale Compton to provide performance support and ensure performance variety
2022-23 Support: Les Violons du Roy with Inon Barnatan   

ROBERT B. AND PATRICIA PEYTON TRUITT PIANO PERFORMANCE ENDOWMENT
Established by Bob and Patti Truitt to provide performance support, with emphasis on piano-based solo or small ensemble classical and jazz music
2022-23 Support: Les Violons du Roy with Inon Barnatan   

DAVIS FAMILY ENDOWMENT
Established by Kevin and Janene Davis to provide performance support
2022-23 Support: Larry Fleet  

MIKE AND PAM LUENZ CLASSICAL MUSIC ENDOWMENT
Established by Mike and Pam Luenz to provide support for classical music, with emphasis on Discovery Artists
2022-23 Support: Kenny Broberg  

LEONORA AND HAROLD WOODMAN ENDOWMENT FOR THEATRE
Established by Harold Woodman to provide support for theatre projects
2022-23 Support: Aquila Theatre Repetory Residency – Pride and Prejudice, Julius Caesar  

ALAN AND GAIL BECK ENDOWMENT
Established by Alan and Gail Beck to provide support for jazz and vocal music and innovative performances

MARY SEYFRIED’S ALL ABOARD FOR THE ARTS ENDOWMENT
Established by Mary Seyfried to provide tickets and bus transportation for students from schools with high economic need
2022-23 Support: The Secret Agency   

MARY SEYFRIED’S COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS ENDOWMENT
Established by Mary Seyfried to provide complimentary tickets to underserved populations

MARY SEYFRIED’S ENDOWMENT FOR ARTS OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT
Established by Mary Seyfried to provide support for in-school artist residencies and workshops

CHRISTIANE E. KECK AND DAVID L. FILMER ENDOWMENT
Established by Christiane Keck and David Filmer to underwrite discounted tickets for Purdue students

BILL EDWARD WILBURN ENDOWMENT
Established by Janet G. Wilburn to provide support for in-school artist residencies and workshops

FLOYD H. AND PATRICIA S. GARROTT ENDOWMENT FOR CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS
Established by Floyd and Patricia Garrott to provide discounted tickets to Purdue students whose faculty member has tied a performance to a course syllabus, support education research initiatives, and support P-12 matinee performances

LEGACY GIFTS

Gifts made to Convocations through estate planning provide for the organization’s future and offer significant tax and financial benefits in return. Convocations has established the Legacy Society to recognize individuals who have made provisions for future support through bequests, annuities, charitable remainder trusts, or other planned gifts.

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William* and Jean* Beard
Ronald and Margaret Brender
Jeanne* and Dale* Compton
John* and Patricia Corey
Nancy Grenard
Mike and Pam Luenz

Betty and Dick Nelson
Tom and Susan Pierce
Lee and Rona Schwarz
Michael L. Seretny
Cynthia Stauffacher
Joanne and Lary* Troutner

DESIGNATED FUNDS

Designated gifts are set aside for specific programs. Gifts of any amount may be given to any existing fund. Gifts listed below were received by August 5, 2022. 

THE FISCHANG FUND
Established in honor of Bill Fischang, former Vice President for Student Services, to underwrite discounted tickets for Purdue and Ivy Tech students whose professors are relating performances to curricula through the Curricular Connections collegiate program.
DONORS: Becky Brown and Ken Knight, Patricia Davies, Denise Driscoll and Kevin Trumble, Peg Fischang, Sue and Lew Graham, Mary Alice Nebold

THE TREAGER FUND
Established in honor of Irwin Treager, Aviation Technology Professor Emeritus, to underwrite discounted tickets for Purdue technology students whose professors are relating performances to curricula through the Curricular Connections collegiate program.
DONORS: Becky Brown and Ken Knight, Denise Driscoll and Kevin Trumble

THE FRITZ AND LEONA COHEN FUND
Established by Fritz and Leona Cohen to underwrite educational programming expenses including ticket and transportation scholarships, artist and production fees associated with matinee performances at Purdue, and to support in-school artist residencies and workshops.
DONORS: Becky Brown and Ken Knight, Jan Pearlman Cortner, Sue and Lew Graham

THE MICHAEL PIGGOTT FUND
Established by Michael Piggott to underwrite general P-12 educational programming including ticket and transportation scholarships for at need P-12 students and schools attending a matinee performance at Purdue; subsidizing artist and production fees associated with presenting P-12 matinee performances at Purdue; or subsidizing artist and production fees associated with sending artists to local schools for residencies. 
DONORS: Becky Brown and Ken Knight, Patrick and Lena Harper, Michael Piggott

LIFETIME CONTRIBUTORS

The following individuals have contributed to an endowment or designated a planned gift to receive Lifetime status in the Friends of Convocations.

LIFETIME PRESENTER’S CIRCLE
Michael L. Seretny

LIFETIME ARTISTS CIRCLE
Kevin and Janene Davis

LIFETIME COLLABORATOR
Jeanne* and Dale* Compton
Mike and Pam Luenz
Betty and Dick Nelson
Mary Seyfried
Joanne Troutner
Janet Wilburn

LIFETIME AMBASSADOR
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William* and Jean* Beard
Claire Chandler, in memory of Art and Jane Chandler
John and Helen Gordon
Tom and Susan Pierce
John and Elizabeth Schneider
Lee and Rona Schwarz
Cynthy J. Scruggs
Bob and Patti Truitt

LIFETIME DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL
Alan and Gail Beck
Steve and Deborah Belter
Mary A. Bonner
Nancy Cooper
Dr. Frederick* and Dr. Marilyn Crane
Virginia Ferris*
Peg Fischang
Beverly Fischer*
Macalyne Fristoe
Pat and Floyd Garrott
Phyllis Hemmer
Jules and Shirley* Janick
Jennifer Jones
Susan Jones and Matthew Huffine
Christiane Keck and David Filmer
Marilyn Lahr
Caryl Matthews and Don Nead
George* and Louise McNelly
Chris and Cynthia Meyer
Phyllis Past*
Loretta Piggott
Dennis* and Jane Richmond
Cynthia Stauffacher
Bill and Helen Uhrig
Harold D. Woodman*
Ruth M. Wukasch, in memory of Dr. Ronald D. Wukasch
Alan and Carol York

LIFETIME FOUNDER
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Al and Rebecca Benham
Ronald and Margaret Brender
Gordon and Harriet Coppoc
Patricia and John* Corey
Allen and Joyce Deutelbaum
Nancy DiMartino and Steve Borghi
Dr. Vince and Sherri Guido
Jurgen* and Josephine Honig
Steve and Cindy Pugsley
Ellen and Vince Sitterding
Mary Beth and Mark Whitman

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS

The following individuals have contributed annual gifts for the 2022-23 season.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE $75,000+

INNOVATORS CIRCLE $50,000+

PRODUCERS CIRCLE $30,000+

PRESENTERS CIRCLE $20,000+

ARTISTS CIRCLE $15,000+
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Bob and Patti Truitt, support for Kenny Broberg

VISIONARY $10,000+
Ellen and Vince Sitterding

COLLABORATOR $5,000+
Alan and Gail Beck
Gordon and Harriet Coppoc, support for Les Violons du Roy
David and Janet Elmore, support for Kenny Broberg
Pat and Floyd Garrott
Dr. Vince and Sherri Guido, support for R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Hank and Sharon Kraebber
Mike and Pam Luenz
Marshall and Berdine Martin, support for Sean Jones’ Dizzy Spellz
Janet Nine, support for Kenny Broberg
John and Elizabeth Schneider
Cynthia Stauffacher

AMBASSADOR $2,500+
Virgil Barnes
Brad and Ann Cohen, Linda S. Cohen, Kurt and Jessica Cohen
Marshall and Joyce Deutelbaum, support for Kenny Broberg
John and Jocelyn Grutzner
Patrick and Lena Harper
Michael and Rhonda Moya
John and Kimberly Reisman
Cathy J. Russell
Mary Seyfried, support for The Secret Agency
Joe and Judith Tesmer
Kathy LaFuse Wood and Christopher Wood

DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL $1,000+
Deborah Anderson
Gabrielle and Eyal Barash
Al and Rebecca Benham
Stacy and Brent Bible
Ronald and Margaret Brender
Mike Brown and Jane Kinyon
David Bunte
Barrett S. Caldwell
Mary-Claire and Mark Cartwright
Bruce and Jennifer Craig
William and Hanni Cramer
Judd Danby
Leon and Kay Dickson
Susan and Ronald Dollens
Stephanie and Clayton Farlow
Joseph and Suzanne Farrell
Andy and Tracy Fristoe
Brian and Lorene Furrer
Michael and Mary Grable
Sue and Lew Graham
Robert Griffiths
Brent and Marti Gutwein
Monica and Gary Halstead
Amy and Jon Harbor
Pam Hermes and Frank Dooley
Carolyn Jones
Christiane Keck and David Filmer
Jack and Leta Kelley
Lorraine Kisselburgh and Howard Zelaznik
Natalie Koch and Eric King
Karen Konzelmann
Jim Leslie, in memory of Sue Leslie
Jason and Tricia Lohr
Mary M. Losey
Cherie Maestas
Joy Matson
John and Marj Martin
Caryl Matthews and Don Nead
Dwight and Mary McKay
John H. Meyers
Stacey and Michael Mickelbart
Stan and Kay Mithoefer
Jim and Karen Mullen
Mary Alice Nebold
Susan Niemczyk and Alan Studzinski
Janet and John* Nine
Lisa Pantea and Dan Lybrook
Chris and Rhonda Peck
Tom and Susan Pierce
Mike Piggott
Judy Rechberger
Gerry Rogers
Chip and Jane Rutledge
Michelle and Doug Samuel
Charles and Sue Scholer
Lou and Debby Sherman, support for Cécile McLorin Salvant
Jeff and Sharon Siirola
Steve and Tracey Simmerman
Robert and Martha Taylor
Joanne Troutner, support for Grace for President
Wally and Jean Tyner
Rodney and Mary Jo Vandeveer
Todd and Diane Wetzel
Mary Beth and Mark Whitman
Roland K. Winger and Family
Jon and Casey Wright

FOUNDER $500+
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Nick and Sara Adler
Arthur Aronson
David and Donna Beering
Bryan E. Bell
William and Linda Bennett
Karl and Nancy Brandt
Mary Caccavo and Thomas Kent
Arnold Chen and Lin Ng
Edward and Rebecca Chosnek
Cyndy Clauss and Neal Houze
Cary and Julie Curry
Michael and Beth Dana
Otto and Barbara Doering
Vickie Doyle
Pat and Polly Egan
Mike and Leah Everly
Daniel and Georgana Finn
Zelda M. Flye
Marietta Harrison and Bob Geahlen
Richard and Carol Ghiselli
Tamara and Eckhard Groll
Lee Ann Happ
Harsh and Suman Harshvardhan
Jillian and Justin Henry
Philip and Barbara Herb
Harry Heyer
Terry and Jim Hopf
Denis Jarvinen
Nicole Key and Doug Schrader
Julia and Greg King
Barb and John Knochel
Rob and Brenda Larew
Ramona and Wynn Lawson
Laszlo Lempert and Marta Istock
Nathaniel and Maureen Lifton
Tammy and Bob Loew
Al and Janet Lucas
Donald R. Lynam
Dale and Anne Mallett
Jim and Susie Marshall
Judy Marten
John and Kris Martin
Neil and Katharine Mascarenhas
Steven Massa
Donald L. Matthews
Amanda S. Mayes
John and Prella McBride
George and Linda McCabe
Kathleen McGinnis and Tim Gennett
Harry and Harriet Morrison
Shannon and Lawrence Oates
Deb and Tom Parent
Jan Pearlman Cortner
John and Gail Polles
Rosemary Ricci and Garrett Jeong
Jane Richmond
Bill and Carol Risk
Julie and Tracy Rosa
Clifford Sadof and Linda Lemar
Weston and Leigh Schmidt
Lee and Rona Schwarz
Catharine Scott-Moncrieff and Wallace Morrison
Cynthy J. Scruggs
Pam and Dan Smith
Betty Stoddart
Ron Stroup
Sandra Sydnor
James and Dana Vann
Bob and Mary Vaughan
Robert and Nancy Waltz
Michael and Marilou Warden
Bud and Vera Weiser
Terry and Shirley West

BENEFACTOR $250+
Karen Adams
Tom and Winnie Adler
James and Ruthann Augustyn
Steven Baker and Beth McCuskey
John and Cathy Barron
Jane A. Baysinger
Gary and Milta Bennett
Pete and Lorita Bill
Todd and Judith Birchman
Rob and Emily Blue
Joseph and Joan Briller
James and Erin Britton
Melea and David Broekers
Becky Brown and Ken Knight
Kenneth and Sandra Burbank
Claire Chandler
Gordon and Barbara Clark
Dan and Suzanne Collins
Dinah and Brian Dalder
Kent and Annette DeLaCroix
Johanna Downey
Steven and Beth Duket
Larry and Peg Dunkle
Linda and Jim Eales
Matthew Eckerle
Abby Eddy and Nick Rogers
Peg Fischang
Tanya and Kevin Foster
Barbara and Dave Francis
Amina and Andrei Gabrielov
David Goldberg
James and Susan Gothard
Kevin and Susie Hannon
Alka and Brad Harriger
Nancy Hathaway and David Thompson
Jamie L. Hendershot
Russ and Bev Herren
Harlan D. Hite
Jean Horner
Andrew and Yvonne Hurt
Joshua and Susan Hyde
Carolyn Jagacinski and Richard Schweickert
Natasha Duncan and Dwaine Jengelley
Martin and Patty Jischke
Richard and Tracey Johnson
Roy and Sarah Johnson
Birgit and Ralph Kaufmann
Jennifer L. Keenan
Josh Lane and Steve Schlenk
Rachel Lattimore
Carli and Casey Lewis
Jeffrey and Heather Light
Harold and Sharon Lough
Keith and Carole March
Stephen and Linda Martin
Victoria A. Martin
Michelle S. McBrite
Jane P. McCann
William and Kay Miller
Ryan and Denise Mills
Janet Mitchell-Mastey and Paul Mastey
Dawn and Joseph Ogas
Robert Peterson and Kelly Grieger
Jessica Huber and Steve Preischel
Steve and Cindy Pugsley
Warren and Kimberly Reneau
Jeff and Janine Rhoads
Felicia Roberts and Danny Weiss
April Robillos and Paul Muzikar
Josette Rolley
John Satterfield
Courtney Schmidt and Andrew Eichmiller
Darrell Schulze and Diana Stott
Jim and Pam Schweitzer
Thomas and Deborah Smiley
Jeffery and Lori Stefancic
James and Alison Stoddart
Sheila Sutter
Tom and Pat Tesmer
Kristine Tiffany
Glenn F. Tompkins
Barbara G. Tyner
Todd and Kira VonBlon
Ralph and Ginny Webb
Marvin and Trudi Wildfeuer
Anna and John* Wilson
Chuck and Sundra Wolpert
Amy and Sherman Wright
Chris Yana
Paul and Marilyn Ziemer
Stephanie Zywicki

MEMBER $100+
Monica Adams
Ximena Arriaga Agnew and Christopher Agnew
Kendrick Albert
Erin and Thomas Albregts
Cheryl and Kemal Altinkemer
Jean and Ron Andres
Heather L. Anthrop
Mike and Heather Armintrout
David and Valerie Bahr
Neal Baker
James and Amy Bancroft
Joel and Ann Barnes
Michelle and Monte Bates
Emily and John Bauman
Donald Bayless
Steven and Tricia Beeler
Steve Bell
Stephen and Deborah Belter
Anthony Bergstrom
Janet and Bill Biddle
Marcia and Chip Blatchley
Suzanne L. Bousquet
D.P. and Kay Branson
John and Laurel Branstrator
Mel and Stewart Braswell
James and Annette Brehm
David Brenneman
Cory and Jeff Brenner
Claire and Ron Brettnacher
Larry and Marcia Brooks
Leslie and Richard Brost
Julie and David Brown
Lisa Brown
Dean and Anita Brusnighan
Angela and Mike Buckles
Helga Dimitrov and Ted Bush
Ann Bushfield
David and Betty Caldwell
Kitty K. Campbell
Gene and Diane Carlson
Al and Martha Chiscon
Jennifer Cioni and Chuck Schwarz
Elizabeth Cohen
Darren Cooper and Elizabeth Larsen
Gail Thayer-Copeland and John Copeland
Abigail Cox
Mario Crucini
Joe and Beth Cychosz
Patricia Davies and J. Stuart Bolton
Elizabeth and Joseph DeJoan
Jack and Delores Delleur
Steve and Mary Dietrich
John and Sandra Dinkens
Christine A. Durbin
Cynthia Eaton
Cynthia Ehrlich
Laura A. Esman
Bill and Joanne Evers
Pamela and Karl Ferger
James and Carole Fisher
Lewis Flohr and Linda Hess-Flohr
Maria Estrada and Jesse Ford
Carole France
Jenny and Carey Franklin
Richard and Amy French
Joan and Timothy Gardner
Colleen and Brian Garrity
Pat and Floyd Garrott
Don and Carol Gentry
David Gertsmeier
Arun and Jody Ghosh
Randall Gibson
Dale Gobreski
Joan Goetz
Joanna and Ananth Grama
Linda and Andy Gutwein
Nina Haberer
Matthew Halladay
Abrar Hammoud
Arnold and Sara Harlan
Christine King and Ted Harris
Lois V. Harth
Minerva and David Haugstad
Joseph and Kathy Heath
Kelly Heath
Russell and Beverly Herren
Bob and Becky Herrick
Margaret Hicks
John and Kathryn Higgins
Mark and Denise Hilton
Lynn and Sue Hiser
Bradley and Linda Hoffman
Barbara and Leonard Holajter
Kyla Houston
Susan and David Huffman
Aaron Hunley
Christine Jaeger
Karen Jamesen
Thomas Johnson
Philip and Susan Keller
Charles and Barbara Kenley
Scott and Natalie Kiff
Gloria and Steve Klutzke
George and Cheri Kochert
Gayle Koning
David and Irma Kovich
Dick and Judy Kramer
Casey Krusemark and Emily Dykhuizen
Fred and Andrea Kuipers
Keith and Michelle Larson
Rick and Carolyn Laster
Benjamin Lawton and Elena Coda
Vic and Grayce Lechtenberg
Noell Lenardo
Juanita Linn
Kim and Kelly Little
Donna Lofgren
Kenneth and Sandra Luedtke
Pan Priscilla Lui
Timothy and Sally Luzader
Thua Ly-Pham
Rhonda and Donald MacLauchlan
Christina A. Marheine
Chris and Melissa Martin
Scott and Cheryl Martin
Holly and Jia Mason
Marifran and Jim Mattson
Erin Diener and Al Mattull
Gordie and Annie May
Shannon May
Ralph and Alice Mayerstein
Kathy and Roger McClannen
James and Maureen McClure
David McGuire
Nathan McPherson
Jane Messer
Janis E. Miller
Stephen Miller
Albert and Carie Mondero
Amber Morgan
Nathan and Angela Mosier
Kim Motuliak
Kathleen Mowery
Michael Mrzlack
Kevin and Dacia Mumford
Christina Munson
Ken and Mary Musselman
Jeffrey and Kristen Nagle
Susan and Tim Newton
Cindy and Thomas Oneal
Melody Pancheri
James and Georgianne Parshall
Katherine Patrick
Steve and Diana Pennell
Mary Ann and Richard Penney
Carolyn Percifield
Pam Phegley
Dr. Patricia Bauman and Dr. Daniel Phillips
Natasha Phillips
David and Laura Pike
Leo and Carol Plomin
Linda and Joshua Prokopy
Richard and Carlene Quirk
Sujatha and Karthik Ramani
Linda Randak
Rose Raskin
Elizabeth A. Rausch
Linda Renzulli and Jeremy Reynolds
Alysa and David Rollock
Roberta and Charles Roth
Evelyn Royer
Ronald Royer
Gary and Kristen Rush
Mary Ryan
Anda Schaaf
Sven and Annie Schreiber
David and Joanna Schroeder
Jane and Duane Sellers
O. and Rita Sharma
Elizabeth A. Shiffman
John and Janet Sieber
Ken and Mollie Siu-Chong
Ashlyn Smith
Dana and Maggie Smith
Kendall and Beatrice Smith
Pauletta Smith
Preston and Cheryl Smith
Teresa Smith
Barbara and Nick Soodek
Tom and Mary Jo Sparrow
Greg and Pat Springer
Ann Sputh
Barbara and Michael Steif
Diane and Larry Stevenson
Gregory and Cynthia Stevenson
John Stieglitz
Thomas and Arleen Swinford
Frank and Kirsten Szendrey
Elfa S. Taylor
Richard and Jean Allen
Ellie Tewksbury
Richard Thomas
Amanda Tieke
Susan and Martin Toher
Anne Traynor
Charlie Tritschler
Denise Driscoll and Kevin Trumble
Patricia S. Tucker
Emily and Michael Ulrich
Stacy and Kevin Umlauf
Marion Underwood
Jamie Vanderipe
Katherine Vanderwall
Jodi Verhoeven
Michael and Deborah Wallpe
Kathryn Walters
Louise and Gerald* Wasserman
Carla and Doug Webb
Mark and Jody Weber
Doug Wehrman
William and Sandra Weinhardt
Beth McNeil and Wes Welch
Walter Wiandt
Jeff and Christine Williams
Rod and Shelly Williams
Adam and Kelly Wilson
Kristan Wilson
David and Julie Windhorst
John and Beverly Wisler
Christine and Daniel Wolf
Allen Wood
George and Marlaya Wyncott
Gary S. Yates
Jed and Erin Young
Michael and Lynn Zentner

*deceased