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Annual Report 2011/12


Mission Arden Theatre Company’s mission is to tell great stories by great storytellers on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community.

August: Osage County, 2011


2011/12 Show Results AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY By TRACY LETTS Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN On the F. Otto Haas Stage September 29 – October 30, 2011 Attendance: 12,385 Ticket Sales: $316,068 Performances: 36 “August: Osage County is a production that ranks among the best in the company’s 23-year history…For sheer dramatic impact the Arden’s production of August: Osage County is about as thrilling as Philly theater gets.” –Philadelphia Weekly

THE WHIPPING MAN

By MATTHEW LOPEZ Directed by MATT PFEIFFER On the Arcadia Stage October 27 – December 18, 2011 Attendance: 10,440 Ticket Sales: $274,279 Performances: 60 “Arden’s production is beautifully executed. [T]he Arden provides a…play that shows that American families come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. “ –Philadelphia Weekly

The Whipping Man, 2011


2011/12 Show Results

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Adapted from the book by E.B. WHITE By JOSEPH ROBINETTE Directed by WHIT MACLAUGHLIN On the F. Otto Haas Stage

November 30, 2011 – February 12, 2012 (extended)

Children’s Theatre Season Sponsor:

Production Sponsor: Community Partner: Attendance: 34,230 Ticket Sales: $496,434 Performances: 98 “Children’s theater often relies on an awful lot of bells and whistles. What a treasure then, when a classic story meets wonderful performances and creates that magic all on its own.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

CLYBOURNE PARK

CYRANO

Attendance: 12,999 Ticket Sales: $354,918 Performances: 71

Honorary Producers: Fred and Emily Anton

By BRUCE NORRIS Directed by EDWARD SOBEL On the Arcadia Stage January 26 - March 25, 2012 (extended)

“Philadelphia audiences can see Clybourne right here at the Arden in a superlative production likely to equal any to come… a vibrant testimonial to the continuing health of our American theatre.” –City Paper

By EDMOND ROSTAND Translated and Adapted by MICHAEL HOLLINGER Adapted and Directed by AARON POSNER On the F. Otto Haas Stage March 8 - April 15, 2012

Attendance: 11,872 Ticket Sales: $270,526 Performances: 43 “A sterling, illuminating new translation by Michael Hollinger...unfolds seamlessly under Aaron Posner’s direction. A terrific cast with a sensibility that makes you feel as though you’re sharing the stage as an onlooker. All a joy to watch - funny, touching, pathetic, kinetic. A story well told.” –Philadelphia Inquirer


2011/12 Show Results

ROBIN HOOD

By GREG BANKS Directed by MATTHEW DECKER On the Arcadia Stage April 25 - June 24, 2012 (extended) Children’s Theatre Season Sponsor:

Community Partner: Attendance: 14,343 Ticket Sales: $194,220 Performances: 83 “Visually arresting and performed by a versatile and high-spirited cast, it’s a show that kids will really enjoy. But while it’s a fun show, director Matthew Decker’s production doesn’t shy away from serious issues and never talks down to the little people in the audience.” –Talkin’ Broadway

TULIPOMANIA: THE MUSICAL

Book, Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL OGBORN Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN On the F. Otto Haas Stage May 24 - July 1, 2012 Production Sponsor: Developed under the auspices of the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. Production supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Attendance: 10,432 Ticket Sales: $249,091 Performances: 43 “Very smart and savvy theater people have put this production together. It boasts great music, a knowledgeable and experienced director, first-rate singers, and an A-list design team.” –CurtainUp


Artistic Achievements

The Arden’s 24th season was filled with characters who grappled with timeless struggles: the death of a parent, the loss of innocence, the heartbreak of unrequited love. At the same time, we produced stories that captured the most joyous moments in life: the friendships that are born in the summertime when we’re young, and the relief of redemption when we’re old enough to have made mistakes. Whether tragic, enchanting, or darkly comic, these stories resonated with our audiences. We climbed to new artistic heights in 2011/12, telling a series of great stories by truly great storytellers. Our season opened with a homegrown production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning modern American masterpiece, August: Osage County. Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Terrence J. Nolen, August featured a cast of Philadelphia’s finest actors, including Carla Belver, Grace Gonglewski, Paul Nolan, Mary Martello, and Anthony Lawton. The Arden’s production team built a three-story house on the F. Otto Haas Stage to accommodate this epic drama. A stunning piece that boldly walks the line between dark comedy and unspeakable cruelty, August is punctuated with some of the most memorably chilling moments in contemporary American theatre.

Tulipomania: the Musical, 2012

Following August was Matthew Lopez’s scorching Civil-War era drama, The Whipping Man. Philadelphia director Matt Pfeiffer returned to the Arden after having directed last season’s acclaimed A Moon for the Misbegotten, to lead a cast that included James Ijames, 2011 winner of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist, and Philadelphia theatre veteran Johnnie


Hobbs, Jr. Audiences were captivated by this story of a Jewish Confederate soldier who returns to the ruins of his family’s plantation on the eve of the Passover holiday, to be confronted by two freed slaves who were left behind.

raked bi-level set which incorporated mirrors and projections to tell the story was, like the translation itself, both a nod to the theatrical practice of the original period and a rendering with a distinctly contemporary feel.

Next up in our mainstage season was Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize winner, Clybourne Park. This dark comedy was a clever, tongue-incheek indictment of our not so subconscious obsession with territory and race. Following the Arden’s run, a production of the play opened on Broadway. We are delighted that Philadelphia audiences were able to experience it here first. The Philadelphia Inquirer was even prompted to compare our production favorably to the subsequent Broadway run: “The Arden’s production, while undeniably funny, was more intense as it progressed, giving the issues at stake a higher focus…That’s the interpretation I prefer.” Clybourne, directed by Arden Associate Artistic Director Edward Sobel (Superior Donuts) enjoyed an extended run here at the Arden, ultimately becoming the second highest selling mainstage play in the company’s history.

Our season concluded with Tulipomania: The Musical, a new piece by Michael Ogborn, creator of Baby Case. This world premiere musical was five years in the making, and ushered to fruition by Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen. The musical was set simultaneously amidst present day financial scandals and the tulip bulb bubble in 17th century Amsterdam, and featured a musical structure which drew on a wide variety of influences ranging from Afghani to gospel.

As Clybourne Park leases characters and setting from Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, the Arden also presented a reading of A Raisin in the Sun for subscribers and select students in conjunction with our production of Clybourne Park. For our fourth show of the season, we turned to the classics with a new production of Cyrano, adapted and translated by Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner. Michael Hollinger is an acclaimed playwright (as well as a fluent French speaker) and the author of seven plays previously produced by the Arden, including Opus. Hollinger’s version garnered wide praise for its wit and verve, and was called “sterling [and] illuminating” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. A Philadelphia-based cast brought literal and literary sparring to the Arden stage. The

Arden’s Children’s Theatre continues to be a highlight of our season. Charlotte’s Web, directed by Whit MacLaughlin, was a wonderfully spare and deeply moving production. Audiences quite literally entered the bucolic world of E.B. White, as our production team transformed the F. Otto Haas theatre into a barn with exposed wooden rafters. Charlotte (Sarah Gliko) made a memorable entrance, suspended 18 feet above the stage floor as she rappelled down to meet her new friend Wilbur (Aubie Merrylees). This production was extended due to popular demand, and ultimately became the highest attended, highest grossing Arden show of all time. Our second show of the Children’s Theatre season was Robin Hood by Greg Banks, directed by Arden Associate Producer Matthew Decker. Our production team used one ton of rubber mulch and over a mile of green tubing and sticks to create a Sherwood Forest inspired by a children’s jungle gym. In a highly physical production, Sean Lally played the roguish Robin and Charlotte Ford the spunky and capable Maid Marian. The 2012/13 season will once again feature an adaptation by Greg Banks—Pinocchio.


New Play Development The 2011/12 season launched our new play development initiative, The Writers’ Room, through the support of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, and the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative. The Writers’ Room is a playwright residency program in which a writer is in residence at the Arden for six weeks completing a draft of a new play. A few weeks after completion of the draft, the play is given a workshop and rehearsal process which culminates in public performance. The Writers’ Room is designed to offer the playwright the opportunity to form a relationship with the Arden, and the wider Philadelphia community, that is positive and nurturing. Wendy MacLeod was the intrepid first playwright to participate in this program. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College. Wendy MacLeod’s play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey. Wendy began her residency at the Arden in early April, and wrote her first draft of a play entitled Women in Jep. Over the course of her residency, Women in Jep evolved to become a comedy about three divorced middle-aged women, one of whom starts dating a dentist her friends are convinced is a serial killer. The play was given an intensive period of workshopping and rehearsal culminating in a developmental production for a two week run in July. The audience response was overwhelmingly positive, and the second weekend was almost entirely sold out. In addition, 47 members of the general public became Inside The Writers’ Room Passholders, attending a reading of the play, the first day of rehearsal, open rehearsal days, technical rehearsals, and seeing the play in performance. The Writers’ Room program attracted national attention, including recognition from American Theatre Magazine and HowlRound for its innovative approach to new play development.

Women in Jep, 2012

In addition to this new approach, we continued to commission talented writers such as Stephen Belber. Belber is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. He was one of the co-authors on The Laramie Project, and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, both with Tectonic Theater Project. He was represented on Broadway by Match, starring Frank Langella, and is the author of Tape, which received its premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and was subsequently made into a film directed by Richard Linklater. We look forward to discovering what emerges from this newly forged creative collaboration.


Community Outreach and Education This year we continued our commitment to serving the young people of this region through our outreach initiatives. We gave away 5,495 free tickets and books through our theatre access program Arden for All (AFA). Of these 5,495 students, 2,890 of them received books, bus transportation and in-class lessons taught by Arden Teaching Artists. Arden for All has become the cornerstone of our educational outreach work. Our program currently serves four schools in Philadelphia, two schools in Ridley Park and three schools in Camden, New Jersey. Education Director Maureen Mullin Fowler designs showrelated lesson plans that meet local, state and national academic standards, and all lessons are taught by professional actors with teaching experience. Classroom teachers received show related books and a complete unit curriculum eight weeks prior to seeing Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood. Arden Teaching Artists conduct four theatre education workshops before and after each performance. Teaching artists this season included Sarah Gliko, Aubie Merrylees, Bi Jean Ngo, and Charlotte Ford. AFA ensures that students from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods have access to award-winning live theatre and essential arts education curriculum. The program continues to be well received by teachers and students alike. Classroom teachers who participate in Arden for All had the following to say: This program exposes my students to ideas and expands their horizons. Many of my students have never been to a play and they were extremely interested in the content and logistics of the play. They were able to compare the book and the play. This program helps my students to connect to the text. It is impossible to find opportunities to have students connect to a story in the way it is done through Arden. They become part of it! We try to get kids to become someone in the story so as to get them fully into it. This was a unique way to do that.

This season we also continued our partnership with the drama students at Camden Creative Arts High School. The students attended four productions and participated in

master classes led by actors Johnny Hobbs, Jr., Ian Merrill Peakes and Erika Rose and directors Whit MacLaughlin and Matthew Decker. The Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) program continues to build on a national reputation for producing well-rounded, skilled, emerging theatre professionals. The apprentices rotate through all departments of the theatre and are central to the Arden’s day-to-day operations. The APA program continues to attract applicants from across the country. We received 111 applications from 26 different states and 72 different colleges and universities. APA Class 19 graduated five aspiring theatre professionals from Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, and Virginia; three of whom are now employed by arts and culture organizations across the city of Philadelphia. Our Pay-What-You-Can program provides a successful mode of raising funds for local non-profits through open dress rehearsals of our Mainstage shows. The 2011/12 beneficiaries were, in respective order: WHYY, Freedom Theatre, the East Mount Airy/ West Mount Airy Neighborhood Association, Urban Promise, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Collectively, these PayWhat-You-Can evenings brought in more than $7,200 for these worthy organizations. Making our work accessible to all of our neighbors in the Greater Philadelphia area remains a priority, from offering half price tickets to Children’s Theatre through our Target 2-for-1 program, to accommodating our patrons with special needs. To that end, we continue to offer audio description for patrons with limited vision, and open-captioned performances for patrons with hearing challenges. We also provide Large Print Programs and Assisted Listening Devices at every performance. We partner with Hands UP Productions to provide ASL “Shadow Signed” performances for Children’s Theatre, and are the only theatre in Philadelphia to do so. Unlike traditional ASL interpreting, our interpreters are included onstage and incorporated into the action, allowing our patrons with hearing loss to enjoy the performance more fully.


Arden Drama School Arden Drama School classes are designed to provide theatre education and training to children of all ages. Interactive and fun, our diverse classes, taught by theatre professionals, encourage collaboration and active imaginations while boosting self- confidence and developing skills on and off stage. We continue to serve kids of all ages, from our Pre-School classes for three and four year olds, to our Kids’ Crew classes for grades K – 5 and our Teen Company for grades 6 – 12. Popular classes include Storytelling, Acting, Improvisation, and Musical Theatre. We utilize every available space throughout the building after-school, Saturday mornings and throughout the summer, as Arden’s favorite artists and teachers conduct classes and have fun with kids from all over the region. In 2011/12 more than 1,500 students enrolled in Arden Drama School camps, classes and workshops this season. We continued to expand class offerings, with 145 classes and seven camp options. We also exceeded our revenue goal for tuition, bringing in approximately $212,000 in revenue in FY ’12. As we prepare to open our new facility to house our education programs, the Hamilton Family Arts Center, enrollment in Arden Drama School continues to rise.

Arden Drama School Students

Parents had the following to say about Arden Drama School: “My son was so stimulated even after the first day! There was a new brightness in his eyes and a greater complexity in his speech.” “Our oldest daughter participated in the “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” session and had a terrific experience. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the program, the teaching, and the amount that was accomplished in a week.” “My daughter had a great teacher. She loved her and really learned a lot. As a parent I appreciated and enjoyed the weekly updates as well as the end of season show.”


Hamilton Family Arts Center In our 2011/12 season we officially announced our campaign to secure and renovate a new building at 62 N. 2nd Street, a dramatic expansion of our campus in Old City. In recognition of the leadership support of Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton, this new 22,000 square foot building will become the Hamilton Family Arts Center. The completed building will include six classrooms, an 80-seat theatre, rehearsal hall, parent lounge, teacher resource center, and crafts studio for set and prop construction. The Hamilton Family Arts Center will become a permanent home for Arden Drama School, our burgeoning new play development programming, and an efficient workspace for our technical staff. On March 22, 2012, we gathered with 150 of our closest supporters to announce this new expansion. Mayor Michael A. Nutter was on hand to share in the celebration, as well as representatives from the Hamilton family, including N. Peter Hamilton, Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign. Mayor Nutter praised the Arden as “a shining example of the transformational impact that the arts can have on a neighborhood and on a city.” In his remarks, Peter shared his family’s longtime support of the Arden’s work with kids and announced the naming of the building as the Hamilton Family Arts Center: “This Hamilton Family Arts Center is a huge leap forward for the Arden’s programming for kids and the Hamilton

family is honored to have our name on this building.” The Capital Campaign Steering committee, led by cochairs Lee van de Velde and N. Peter Hamilton, has taken the helm of this $5.8 million campaign. By the end of our 2011/12 season, the campaign had raised $3.52 million or over 60% of this goal. We are so grateful for the leadership of those who have already joined this campaign, whose support has led us to this point. Early supporters include, but are not limited to, Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton and the Hamilton family, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Wyncote Foundation, the 1976 Foundation, the Independence Foundation, Nancy and Alan Hirsig, the Smith Family, Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama, Elizabeth H. Gemmill, Linda and David Glickstein, Harmelin Media, June and Steve Wolfson, and Bob and Nancy Elfant. We have hired Richard Conway Meyer Architect to design the project and C.H. Scwhertner as our project contractor. We began construction on the building in the fall of 2012 and plan to open the doors of the Hamilton Family Arts Center as part of our 25th Anniversary season. When completed the Hamilton Family Arts Center will be a center for the artistic process that celebrates kids, embraces new work, and invests in the vitality of the community.


Statement of Functional Expenses For the Year Ended June 30, 2012

Program Services

$1,439,605 Salaries Payroll taxes and benefi ts $401,837 Total salaries and related expenses $1,841,442 Accounting 26,049 Arden drama school Advertising and promotions 396,513 Apprentice program 4,124 26,724 Box offi ce expense Capital campaign 16,250 Commissions Computer services 6,095 38,892 Concessions Credit card fees 57,952 Depreciation 151,091 101,535 Designers Dues and Subscriptions 16,367 Fundraising costs 9,043 Housing 76,298 Insurance 90,394 Interest expense Miscellaneous 123,442 Occupancy Offi 6,532 ce supplies Outreach program 28,133 59,371 Postage 196,477 Production costs 165,761 Royalties Travel and entertainment 16,988 Total expenses

$3,455,473

Total Program Management Supporting and General Fundraising Services

$268,835

$284,424

$1,992,864

$56,431

$79,867

$538,135

$325,266

$364,291

$2,530,999

28,446

28,446 26,049

21,173 15,849 30,218 4,068 14,715 831 47,265 7,466 16,521 9,857

35,592 2,438 6,439 20,145 648 160,874 19,076 4,666 3,536 3,194

396,513 4,124 26,724 56,765 16,250 24,382 38,892 64,391 201,454 101,535 17,015 160,874 9,043 80,366 105,109 831 189,783 18,664 28,133 79,428 196,477 165,761 30,039

$521,675

$620,899

$4,598,047

Cyrano, 2012


Statement of Activities For the Year Ended June 30, 2012

Unrestricted Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted

Total

Revenue, Gains and other support

$2,249,176

$1,378,193

$228,694

$1,606,887

$327,575

$976,095

20,000

$1,323,670

$12,689

$12,689

$211,877

$211,877

Miscellaneous income

$117,052

$117,052

Net assets released from restrictions

$698,841

($698,841)

$4,995,403

$505,948

$20,000

$5,521,351

$3,455,473

$3,455,473

Management and general

$521,675

$521,675

Fundraising

$620,899

$620,899

$4,598,047

$4,598,047

$397,356

$505,948

$20,000

$923,304

Net assets– beginning of year

$4,655,146 $1,469,010

$65,000

$6,189,156

Net assets–end of year

$5,052,502 $1,974,958

$85,000

$7,112,460

Ticket and subscription sales $2,249,176 Contributions and grants Capital contributions Investment income Drama school tuition

Total Revenue

Expenses Program Services

Total Expenses Increase in net assets


Corporate, Foundation and Government Support $100,000 and above Hamilton Family Foundation Independence Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program William Penn Foundation $50,000 to $99,000 Ballard Spahr+ Comcast Corporation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust John S. and James L. Knight Foundation The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com+ Shubert Foundation $15,000 to $49,999 12th Street Catering+ Anonymous The ACE Group Campbell Soup Foundation Fox Chase Bank Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Harmelin Media Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Medical Legal Reproductions+ National Endowment for the Arts PECO Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com+ Target Corporation Universal Health Services of Fairmount, Inc. $7,500 to $14,999 Boeing Corporation Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter Family Foundation The Horner Foundation Philadelphia Cultural Fund PNC Charitable Trust Susquehanna Bank TD Charitable Foundation $2,500 to $7,499 Arronson Foundation Barra Foundation Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation Caroline J.S. Sanders Charitable Trust II Civic Foundation

Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund Fork Restaurant+ GiGi Restaurant+ Haley Foundation Hatboro Beverages+ Jenkintown Building Services+ KieranTimberlake Louis N. Cassett Foundation Paul E. Kelly Foundation Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant+ PhillyCarShare+ Quirk Books Ristorante Panorama+ Sovereign Bank Foundation Subaru of America Foundation Verizon The Victory Foundation The Walter J. Miller Trust The Wells Fargo Foundation $2,499 and under Actors’ Equity Association Foundation Beneserv Bistro 7+ Bistro Romano+ Boxcar Brewing Company+ Café Excellence+ Campo’s+ Chloe BYOB+ East End Salon+ Enterprise Holdings Foundation The Franklin Fountain+ The Hassel Foundation The Kesher Fund of Cohen-Fruchtman-Krieger Family, Inc. Khyber Pass Pub+ Marmont+ Metlife Creative Connections Old City Coffee+ The Pittsburgh Foundation Positino Coast+ Q Barbeque and Tequila Bar+ Race Street Café+ The Rittenhouse Foundation Rosenlund Family Foundation Serrano and Tin Angel+ Sovereign Bank Foundation Toshiba The Victory Foundation Verizon Virginia Brown Martin Fund William Goldman Foundation

Arden Spring Gala Our 2012 fundraising event, the Arden Spring Gala, took place on Saturday, April 21. Over 100 guests gathered at The Rittenhouse Hotel to honor the inaugural members of the Cornerstone Society: Frederick W. Anton, III, Gerard J. Conway, Sr., Carole Haas Gravagno, and Aaron Posner. These four individuals have been part of the Arden’s story since its founding twenty-four years ago, and their support, connections, contributions, wisdom and guidance have helped us to become the theatre company we are today. The evening began with cocktails and a silent auction in the Cassatt Lounge of the Rittenhouse. Guests then moved upstairs to the ballroom for dinner, where Alex Keiper opened the evening with a spirited rendition of “Life of the Party” from Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Throughout the evening, Amy Murphy and Terry Nolen individually recognized each honoree with great stories of their history with the Arden as well as fond memories. Each honoree received a hand-crafted miniature of the Arden marquee. Harkening back to the early days of the Arden, Anne Robinson sang “Song for Old Lovers” from Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and John Stovicek sang “The Mason” from Working. The evening could not have been possible without our generous sponsors Harmelin Media, the Independence Foundation, Karr Barth Associates, and Charles and Dr. Mindy Goldberg Rose. Special thanks to Special Events Chair, Ronna Hall and the entire Board of Directors for their support. The gala grossed over $89,000 in support of the Arden’s programming.


Sylvan Society 2010/11 Sassafras Grove ($10,000 & Above) Anonymous Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III CHG Charitable Trust In memory of Ruth and Herbert Dordick + Otto Haas Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. N. Peter Hamilton Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Wyncote Foundation, at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas Cherry Grove ($5,000-$9,999) Anonymous Sally and Michael Bailin ^ John Bitman ^ Ann Diebold Marie and Joseph Field Ms. Elizabeth Gemmill Josephine Klein Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Charles and Mindy Goldberg Rose^ Lee and Christopher van de Velde Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein Filbert Grove ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous Carol and Tom Beam Bob and Nancy Elfant Lois G. Brodsky John and Susan Coleman Anne M. Congdon Robert M. Dever Tim and Ellen Foster Linda and David Glickstein Ronna F. and Robert Hall Karen and Mark Hite

Leslie and Barbara Kaplan Peggy and Steve Morgan Keith and Jim Straw June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Ellen Yin+ Mulberry Grove ($1,000-$2,499) Anonymous Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Theodora W. Ashmead Bethany Asplundh Jim and Janet Averill Sheryl and Allen Bar Giséle Sambar Bathish Ivy Bayard Thomas Burke and Rick Fountas Laurada Byers and Michael Sanyour Vicki and Russ Carlson Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Reggie Blaszczyk and Lee O’Neill Louis Bluver Jean G. Bodine Almut Breazeale DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd Christina Clay, M.D. Priscilla and John Clement Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Tobey and Mark Dichter Michael A. Donato Deirdre Dooner Deb Dorsey and Mike Green Shafiq Ebrahim James R. Fairburn and David A. Wickard Stephen Falchek Ted and Shannon Farmer

Andrea Mengel and George A. Ritter Seymour Millstein A.C. Missias Ellen and Michael Mulroney Amy L. Murphy and Terrence J. Nolen Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Thomas Petro and Kristine Messner Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Carol and John Rauch Ann and Frank Reed Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Amelia Q. Riley Phyllis and Martin Rosenthal Mike Salmanson and Tobi Zemsky Dolly Beechman Schnall and Dr. Nathan Schnall, in loving memory of Laurie Beechman Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether, Don and Sarah Smith Richard and Amanda Smoot Kathleen A. Stephenson William K. Stewart Foundation Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey B. Swedloff Eileen Heisman Tuzman and Martin Tuzman Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore^ Thomas and Patricia Vernon^ Ted and Stevie Wolf Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa Michael Zuckerman and Jan Levine, in memory of Jonathan Levine ZAKARAK Productions

Jeanne Fisher Sandi Foxx-Jones David and Christina Fryman* Andrea Gelzer Terry Graboyes Peggy and Richard Greenawalt Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Greenfield Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg Glenn Gundersen and Susan Manix David and MaryJane Hackney Mr. and Mrs. Jon Harmelin Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Jane and Steve Heumann Dr. David and Patricia Holtz* Susan Jacobson and Michael Golden* Carol and D. Scott Kelley Caroline Kemmerer Mr. Peter Kenney and Dr. Dorothy Novick Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Holly Kinser Kenneth and Eve Klothen Joel Koppelman and Sharon Sorkin Beth and Bill Landman Winnie and Eric Lien William A. Loeb Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama Tina Manco Lewis R. and Sue Ann Marburg Gloria and Dan Mariano Jean Markovitz Lee Marks and Sarah Zach Barbara and Don Matheson John and Amy McCawley* Iris Melendez and Henry R. Adamczyk, Jr.

Annual Fund Donors 2010/11 $500 - $999 Rebecca and John Adams Sheila Bell and Thomas Dodds Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert and Marilyn Birnhak Dorothy Tomassini and Barry Brenner Mary and William Brooks Ms. Ruth E. Brown In Honor of Lisa Burns

Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Farenback-Brateman Carole M. Foley* Dan Gannon Paul H. and Jeanne Geskes Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Steven and Patricia King* Edith Klausner Mary Ellen Krober

Frank and Sally Mallory Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Kathy Nolen Edwards and Bill Edwards* Laura Offutt and Steve Fukuchi Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers Marilyn Sanborne and Richard J. Labowskie* Jane Scaccetti

Although space does not allow us to list gifts under $500, we gratefully acknowledge those contributions.

* gifts made through the United Way

Eva and Marvin Schlanger Family Foundation Harold and Sharon Schwalm Anne Speyer Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Vasso Matthew White*

+in-kind gifts

^includes a matching gift


Board of Directors 2011/12 Ellen P. Foster, President Brian Abernathy, Vice President Andrea Mengel, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Nancy Burd Joy L. De Jesús Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant David Fryman Matthew Garfield Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel A. German Carole Haas Gravagno Albert M. Greenfield, III Ronna F. Hall Joanne Harmelin Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D. Steve Heumann Susan G. Jacobson Barbara Kaplan Virginia Kimmel Holly Kinser Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Aaron Posner Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Harvey B. Swedloff Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam Ellen Yin

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