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Donnie Lee Clark of Pure Prairie League September 11, 2019
B OA R D O F TR U S TE E S President Paul Tracey Executive Vice President Michael Maguire Vice President Ann Nyberg Treasurer Cindy Patterson Secretary Anne Bartosewicz-Mele Immediate Past President George “Sonny” Whelen IV Francis G. Adams, Jr. Camille Alberti Jerry Brophy Devin Carney William A. Childress Cosmo Corigliano Nichole Davison Thomas Gezo S. Carter Gowrie Wayne Harms Lisa LeMonte Kenneth Munro, Jr. Lori Gagne Pendleton Lisa Picarazzi Michael Price Joseph W. Smith Tara A. Winch Chairman Emeritus Robert Welsh The Kate remembers John Torrenti, Jr. As a Trustee and advisor, John offered his musical knoweldge and passion for arts education. His positive impact is everlasting.
EX OF F I CI O Executive Director Brett Elliott Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl Fortuna
S TA F F Executive Director Brett Elliott Director of Development & Community Relations Robin Andreoli Box Office Manager Michael Gatta Business Manager Nancy Noyes Production Manager Jacob Kaufman Production Coordinator Matthew Male Development Associate Ruth Yakaitis Volunteer Coordinator Shirley Colquhoun Administrative Assistant & Camp Manager Robin Menzies All photos by Stephen Fritzer unless otherwise noted. Vector images: flaticon.com
Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, 11/18/19
DEAR FRIENDS, The 2019–2020 fiscal year was to be a continuation of the Kate’s 10th anniversary celebration. However, in early March 2020 the Kate ceased all programming and, along with the rest of the world, waited for normal life to resume. Unfortunately we continue to wait. The staff and trustees of the Kate have relied heavily on a quote from Katharine Hepburn since the reality hit that the theater would be closed for quite some time. “The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.” As we reflect on this year, we focus on the ways we embraced our namesake’s fortitude and adapted to new challenges and pressures. We realized rather quickly that what matters most is YOU. If we could still connect with our audience and share exciting performing arts events, albeit virtually, we could meet our mission. Thank you for standing with us and continuing to engage with and support the Kate. Nothing can replace the magic of attending live music or theater in-person. That is why the Kate exists and it’s what we will return to very soon. We remain optimistic and excited about the future. Of course, before we entered the Covid-19 way of life, the Kate had accomplished a great deal and presented many months of arts and cultural programming. In that light, it is with gratitude we present the Kate’s annual report for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Brett Elliott Executive Director
Paul Tracey President
T W E LV E MONTHS; M A N Y RE ASONS TO B E TH A NK FUL
Kate’s Camp for Kids presents Dinosaurs! A Musical Variety Show 8/9/19
J U LY July 1, 2019 marked the beginning of a new fiscal year and the midpoint of our 10th anniversary celebration. The Kate was bustling with live music by The Sensational Soul Cruisers, Dala, Jimmy Webb and much more. More than 130 children joined us for Kate’s Camp for Kids’ 8th year!
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AUGUS T Award-winning actress and 2019 Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award recipient Christine Baranski with Kate Executive Director Brett Elliott, and 2018 Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award recipient and Kate Trustee Ann Nyberg. 8/24/19
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Pure Prairie League 9/11/19
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Pure Prairie League was the first artist to perform on the Kate stage at our opening on September 11, 2009. They returned, 10 years to the day, to help commemorate our 10th anniversary on September 11, 2019. Great performances by The Box Tops, Hollywood Nights and many others filled the rest of the month.
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OCTOB E R October was ‘Rocktober’ with the Kate debut of Queen Machine, plus Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, and Johnny A. with Kasim Sulton. Jazz favorite Grace Kelley returned and community partner presentations of Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Ballet Spooktacular and Salt Marsh Opera’s production of Pagliacci enthralled audiences. The family-favorite Ballet Spooktacular
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produced by Eastern Connecticut Ballet
The legendary Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals joined us for two fantastic shows 10/27/19
10/19 & 10/20/19
NOV E M B E R An abundance of good music and good will continued in November with the return of George Winston for two shows, Carmine Appice and Vanilla Fudge, and a favorite tradition— the Black Friday Concert to benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries, matched by the Gowrie Challenge.
2 7 LI V E E V E NT S & PROGR A M S The Meadows Brothers performing at the Black Friday Concert 11/29/19
DECE M B E R The Kate was honored to participate in two events honoring veterans—as the host site for the annual Heroes Tree decorated by local Navy Gold Star mom Kathryn Cross; and as the venue for a special ceremony organized by Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz honoring more than 40 Old Saybrook Vietnam veterans.
The Goodwin Elementary School Welcome Choir performs the National Anthem.
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JA N UA RY The Saybrook Stage Company presented the heartwarming comedy On Golden Pond to honor the Kate’s 10th year. Smokin’ blues guitarist Tab Benoit made his Kate debut with a sold-out show and we launched the Kate Discovery Series, a program to highlight new artists, with pianist Barron Ryan. The cast of The Saybrook Stage Company’s On Golden Pond.
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1/16 - 1/19/20
F E B RUA RY The shortest month of the year was one of the most active! The 10th annual Oscar Night Party, organized by the Kate Volunteer Guild, raised significant funds for our programs. Micky Dolenz and Eileen Ivers were among Kate favorite artists who returned. And, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe completed the taping of season 5 of Connecticut Public’s The Kate.
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Singer and multi-instrumentalist Karl Denson and his band the Tiny Universe. 2/11/20
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Fiddler Eileen Ivers with 250 of her closest friends! 2/22/20
We managed to present several wonderful events before the shut down. Among them, a Kate Children’s Series presentation of Treasure Island, the Metropolitan Opera in HD’s Agrippina, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, and Aoife O’Donovan. The Tartan Terrors have the distinction of being the last live music show at the Kate in 2020.
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A PRIL Staying home to stay safe was the new normal and so we were thrilled to be able to direct our audience to Connecticut Public’s season 5 of The Kate television show featuring an amazing line up—Kandace Springs, The Wood Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Joseph, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.
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M AY Good news to share! The Kate announced the recipients of its inaugural Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Scholarship. Old Saybrook High School seniors Margaret Maselli and Timothy Thomas were the 2020 recipients of the scholarship that was created in honor of the Kate’s 10th anniversary and recognizes students who demonstrate a passion for and participation in the arts. Country legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. 11/13/19
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J U NE While we could not gather together to celebrate our 180+ Volunteer Guild Members in 2020—as we have always done—we looked back on all of the great times that came before Covid-19. And, we optimistically look to many more.
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Photo from the June 2019 Volunteer Guild spring appreciation party. Pictured are those who have volunteered for 10 years!
MEMBERS & FRIENDS 2019 / 2020 Thank you for standing with the Kate! Your generosity has been our lifeline and inspiration. The following reflects gifts made from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
KENNEDY CENTER CIRCLE Christine and George “Sonny” Whelen IV
Susan and Paul Tracey Nancy and Frank Urban Robert and Barbara Welsh
OSCAR CIRCLE Barry and Jackie Gosin Nancy and Tim Haviland Sabra Purtill
BEST LEADING ACTOR Shireen and John Aforismo Kent Ashworth and Alison Cumming Michelle and Mike Bjorkman Ross and Joyce Bray Peggy and Bill Chadwick David and Karen Condren Paul and Kathy Connolly John Coutoupis Lloyd and Genie Dethloff James and Donna FitzGerald Michael Giliberto and Anne Mengden Daniel Scott Hansen and David D.J. Rau Sandy Hart Susan Kelly Aurelie and Ken Lewis Michael and Rebecca Lucht Guy and Lori Pendleton Christine Picklo and Alan Schwarz Janice Reed Nancy and Mark Ricciardelli Marcia A . Sarrazin Penny and Steve Sigal Bonnie and Tom Stone Laura and Al Tiezzi Mike Tripp
EMMY CIRCLE Diana and Jerry Brophy Terri and Cosmo Corigliano Elisabeth DeLuca Edie and Skip Gengras Wayne and Barbara Harms Patricia and Sam Jones Elisabet and Frank Landrey Paula and William Meo GOLDEN GLOBE CIRCLE Francis G. Adams, Jr. Christine Baranski Stacey and Malcolm Cohen Tom and Evelyn Gezo Kim and Angus Grant Shannon and Brian Lapierre Vivian Partridge Richard and Cindy Patterson The Rev. Canon Mark K.J. and Eleanor P. Robinson June Willson The Yakaitis Family TONY CIRCLE Sallie and Robert Boody Gene Chesanek in Memory of Patricia Chesanek William A . Childress Maribeth and Kevin Danby Peter DiNapoli and Christopher Sandford Meg Ferguson Virginia and Rodney Frelinghuysen Robyn and Jonathan Gengras Diane Hessinger Ellen and Michael Maguire Dan and Judi Miglio Ann and Mark Mamula Kenneth Munro, Jr. Michael and Jo-Ann Price Kathy Ring q Lindley Sawyer Jonathan “Rock Doc” Schneider Peter Shoemaker
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR George F. Abele Mark and Camille Alberti Diane and Don Allen David and Susan Anderson Mike Appleby Stephen and Katherine A xilrod Joyce and Barry Baiardi Anne Bartosewicz-Mele and Anthony Mele Diane Bates John and Sue Beatty James and Maureen Bedus Jan C. Beebe Johanna Behringer Nancy and Michael Bell Pat and Tom Berarducci James Bryers Frank and Shari Bugaj Susan Cecchini Gwenne and Ray Celmer
Patricia A . Ciccone Virginia Clarke Thomas Connors Audrey Conrad Nan Cooke and Dr. Kathleen Maurer David J. Creamer Mr. and Mrs. Ned Cunningham Peg Curran Mary Dailey Harcourt and Michelle Davis Tyler and Pamela Dennett Frank and Deirdre Donnantuono Kathryn du Pree and Joe Marafito Norma H. Dyson Greg and Leslie Eck Gene and Kay Ely Nancy Engberg Sara and Craig Fanning Charlie and Deb Farrow Stephen and Susan Forbes Lori and Stephen Fritzer Deborah Gaffney Robert Gauggel Edna and Jerry Gilstad Kathleen and Mike Giordano William Gough John and Nancy Grzymkowski Mary Guerrera Kathryn Hall Bob Harris and Grace Wong Kevin and Kim Hecht Sue Hessel and Karen Dahle Dr. Roger Holt Jean and Carroll Hughes Martin and Elizabeth Hyman Laurel and Nick Iaccarino Barry Ilberman James Iovieno Dr. Kathryn Johnson and Mr. Thomas Scanlon Margaret and Mike Kaczorowski Cindy and Barry Kelly Laureen Kennedy Christopher Kilbourne John and Heather Kiss Dr. William and Margaret Knight Kim and Ernie Koopman Mark and Wendy Koschwitz Hanna and Gerhard Krauland Lamar and Lisa LeMonte Ed and Nancy Lonergan Ginger McCurdy and Jeff Kotkin Duby McDowell and Josh Wall David and Lynn McFarlin
Jane McKernan Jeffrey Miller Jeffrey Todd Minor Stephen Monks Linn Morgan Beth Morris and Scott Cietanno Jerry and Betsy Nicoletti John and Patricia O’Brien John Oliva and Nancy Krant Rolf C. Peterson Jean Pfeifer Lisa Picarazzi and Patrick Larkin John and Theresa Pierse Brenda Planck Kelly Rainey Lucy and Michael Rister Kristen L. Roberts Chris and Roddy Roosevelt Allen G. Rosenshine Kristin Schaer Barbara Schepis Jeffrey M. Schrimmer Scott and Donna Semel Jim and Jan Sherwonit Maryann and John Shurkus Damon and Pat Smith William H. Smith III Joseph Smith Linda Spatz Lorraine S. Splain Shepard and Marlene Stone Martha Story P. Michele Sugg and Robert M. Wierzel Demetra Tolis John J. Torrenti, Jr q Theresa Traeger Peggy and Howard Tuttle Diane and Gary Volz Robert Walker Timothy R. and Priscilla B. Wells Bruce and Anna Wheeler Betsy and Tom Whidden Susan Wiedmann Heidi Wissmiller and Sandra McDonald Steven and Helene Yates Robert Yolles and Monica Schaffer David Zeleznik and Maxine Klein NOMINEE Jane Adams Lauren Agnelli and Matthew Male Sydney Anderson and Ray Gaulke
Robin Andreoli Herbert and Annemarie Arnold Wilma and Barry Asch Mary and Bill Attridge John and Carla Augustyn Jane Barrera Sally and Norman Bender Thomas Benincas, Jr. Ruthanne and Joseph Benkovitz Kathleene Bernard Jim and Joy Biggart Bill and Natalie Billing John and Michele Boccalatte Gail and Abe Boms Leigh Bonney and Larry Ritzhaupt Richard and Barbara Booth Katherine Brain Wendy M. Brainerd Greg Brenner Mary Briscoe James Brother and Margie Helme-Brother The Bubello Family A . Lisa Burgarella Nancy and Philip Cahill Anne Sullivan Calanquin Matt and Shay Cantner James and Linda Carfora Lynn Hansen Cherry Jennifer Chu Susan and Peter Clark Julie and Jeff Clarke Karen Clarke Patty and Mark Clifton Philip and Clio Coles Shirley Colquhoun Mary Cortright Donald Coughlin Eileen and Larry Dallas Michael Dambra Judith and Thomas Davies Brian and Nancy Delaney Marc Delise Paul and Mary Delmonico Helen DePersia Dr. and Mrs. Pasquale J. DeVito Lindas and John Dillon Chuck and Laurie DiMauro Woodbridge and Nancy D’Oench Elin and Carl Dolle Jo Ann and Len Dongweck Craig and Marilyn Douglas Bruce A . Dubay Mary Lee Duff Samuel M. Duncan Douglas and Melanie Elliot Jeff Euting Armand and Sheila Famiglietti Helen Fazzina Steffen and Dolly Finkelstein Maureen Fitzpatrick and Gerry Neipp Dennis and Michele Flynn Daniel and Catherine Flynn-Donovan Carl Fortuna Geraldine Foster Robert and Holly Francis Marilyn French Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Friedman Ron and Pam Friedman
Linda Frigon and Joseph Kulowiec Whit and Nancy Garlinghouse Joseph Garner Rowena Gatta George A . Gesner Karen Gersten and Scott Birrell Donald and Joanne Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Luther Gibson Veronica and Richard Gilbert Warren and Helen Gohsler Charles and Deirdre Goodwin Heather and James Greacen Peter M. Green Ken and Betsy Groth Stefania and Jim Hall Mark and Kacie Hand Andrew C. Hansen Gary and Jennifer Hansen Pat and Randy Harris Lillian G. Harter Richard and Kippie Helzel Tom and Nancy Hennick Joanne Hine Frank Hoagland Steven Hodgetts Mr. and Mrs. Alan House Larry Hulet MaryAnn Iadarola Corinne and Patrick Ingellis Wally and Maureen Ivers Joan and Don Jacobs Joanna and Lee Jacobus Kathleen and Al Jaffe G. Leonard and Lauretta Johnson Susie Cordon Karl Evan and Mary Beth Kass Sara Keaney Martha and William Kellow Bill and Claudia Kelly Tom Keogh Carol Keyes Sharon Ann Klein Sandra A . Kononchik Elizabeth A . Knope Joan Krochmal Gerald and Barbara Labriola John and Bernadette LaDone Linda Lane Gerry Lang Pat and Bernard Lariviere Kathleen and Bob Laundy Donna Leake and Peter Jeskey Ron and Sis Lecours Bill and Kate Lee Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lesnik Ronald A . Letkiewicz Arnold and Camille Linke John and Elaine Lombardi, Jr. John and Wendy Lord Jim and Bunnie Lubs Rona Malakoff and Ethan Goller Bob and Alison Marcinek Joseph Marseglia James R. Marshall, III Priscilla Martel and Charles van Over Barbara A . McAuliffe Bud and Gail McDowell Tom and Samantha McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. McGill
Phillis McGrath and Patrick Sheehan Renee and Bruce McIntyre Lisa and Jim McKay Heather McNeil Robert and Karen Mohr Nancy A . Mol Mr. and Mrs. James P. Moos Debbie and Joe Morelli Renata Morteo Robert and Henrietta Mountz Doug Mulcahy Nicolette Murphy Virginia Murphy Ernest and Janie Nagler Dennis and Laurie Nelson Ken and Susie Ng Jola Nowakowski David and Nancy Noyes Don and Linda Nuhn Terence O’Brien Sueing Onken Kathy and Joe Pajor Allen and Rosemary Palmer Cynthia R. Palmer Sheila McPharlin and Walter Pierson Robert and Lori Polito Maureen D. Prior Neil Pultz Eileen and Edward Radziunas Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rago Gay and Bunk Read Laura “Peach” Reid Patti and Bob Reinhardt Robert and MaryBeth Richardell Edie Riggio Susan and Thomas Riley Carin and Stein Roaldset Thomas Roche and Laura Mangan Maryanne Roegiers Ned and Norma Rogin Mrs. Frank L. Ryczek Lee and Susan Rynkowski Carole and William Sabia Lorraine Samela Margaret A . Samela Linda and Peter Sanso Wendy and David Savin Greg and Nancy Schaller Rick and Cindy Schaller William Schaller Harvey and Ellen Schiller Steven and Anne Schmitt Karen and Eileen Schrempp Peter Scranton and Sher Walton Jeff and Hillary Seltzer Camille and Greg Servodidio Atul Shah Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Shanley Charles and Doris Shelton Bob and Charlotte Shepard Bob and Peg Shepard Phyllis and Austin Sheridan Pamela R. Shine Paul W. Silverio Kenneth Silvestri Sheilah Slattery Sandra Soby Larry and Kathy Sorensen Robert Speed and Joanne Clark
Bruce Stark Katie Stavola Catherine Branch Stebbins and Dan Stebbins Donna and Sam Stout Jeffrey and Patricia Susla Connie and Donald Tapper Heidi and Wyatt Teubert Diane and Andre Thouin Donna Tillbrook Sloane R. Tompkins Richard and Sharon Torrenti Gail and Bill Tubbs Denise Tucker Jean and Robert Tuneski Myriam and Robert Ulrich Amy and Ronald Vender Frederick and Constance Vogell William Wagner Linda Waldman and Howard Sommer Rosemary Waldron Mary Walsh Marsha and Peter Ward Bruce and Beverly Watrous Michael and Karen Weamer Chuck and Shelley Wehrly Bruce Weiss John and Ellen Wells Kay and John Whritner Michael Wiggins Tracey Wilds Andrea and Thomas Wing Victoria T. Winterer Joseph and Denise Wollack Doug and Joanna Wright Walt and Laura Yeager William and Elisa Young FRIEND Anonymous Patricia Alquist Debra Lynn Alt Carole and Francis Angelino Peter Aronson and Marie Landry Jane and William Bachman Hayne Bayless and Mara Lavitt Barry Bechard Judith and Thomas Beers Judith Beisler Dale Bernardoni Ken and Mary Bird Patricia Bisacky Jay Bloom Sandy Bogin and Clare Eisenstadt Eva N. Bowden William Briggs Charles and Nicoll Brinley Peter Brown Katherine Brownell Norma Bucko Donna and Bob Burke Deborah and James Bussmann Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Butler Donna and Mick Byrne Carol and Edward Cadorette Barbara J. Caputo Carol Carpenter Susan E. Castellan Julie and Terry Clark Charlie and Kathy Cobb
Maura and Bill Cochran Doris Coleman Midge and Christopher Colombo Carol Conlon Heather Connolly George and Linda Cooke Vickie Cotton Noreen Coughlin Katherine Crete Martin Cuddy Robin Curtis Alfred D’Arena Emily Davison Joe Davola Mike and Dolores Del Vecchio Alan and Nancy Dempsey Jane Depasque Gerard A . Dion Craig and Laura Dolyak Brian Dominick Lawrence Dowler Joanne Duncan Felix and Nancy DuVerger Patrick Dwyer Robert Edmondstone Brett Elliott William Evertson Kevin and Christine Fahey Richard Falcigno William Fisher James Flaherty Roberta Fletcher Wendy Ford Lance French Joan Galeotti Diane and John Gallo Karen and David Geisler Ed Gerosa Joseph and Patricia Gherlone Jim and Betsy Godsman Elizabeth Goldstein Rob and Karen Goodwin Kevin Gracey Dolores Grieco Maureen and Bryan Griswold George Grossomanides Kenneth R. Hallberg Kimberley A . Hayward Bruce Hedman Edward Hefferman Per Hellsund Pam Hicks Alice Hinchcliffe Diane Hitchcock and Mac McMahon Carol and Herb Hulbert Harriet Hulburt Anne E. Hull International Celebrity Bodybuilder Chocolate Thunder Paul and Donna Jarry Charles Jefferis Neal Jensen Gary F. Johnson Darrell Jones Eva Jones Kathleen Jones Judi Josephs Bernice Kaiser Wesley and Laura Kasprow Karl Kaufmann Clare and Jim Keefe
Michael Kelley Jane T. Kelly Mary Kennedy Jerry and Louisa Ketron Terri and Stephen Kinney Joanne Kledaras Janice Knauth Lynn Kopsak Fran Kupsik Lisa and James Lamoureux Ann Lander Elizabeth Lawlor Patricia A . Lenihan David Leon Richard M. LeVan Tedd and Carol Levy Caren Lewis and Amy McWilliams Deborah Lewis Bruce Lighty Cynthia Lignar Carl and Cecelia Lins-Morstadt Nancy and Jay Lisnow Lindalea Ludwick Joan Maisano Robert Majewicz Shirley Malcarne Allison and Phil Maltese Joe and Diana Marino Stephen Matos James K. Matteson Dale Mayott Amy McCauley Courtney McCracken Thomas and Bonnie McCutchan David and Marie McFarlin Mary McGuinness Jack and Diane McGuire Martha McHutchison Valnere McLean Paul McMasters Michael A . Mercuriano Sr. Marianne Metcalfe Renwick Minchin Patricia and Neil G. Mitchill, Sr. Barbara Molusis Mary Jane Monahan Suzanne D. Monnes Dorothy Monteiro Marlena Montgomery Mr. Bill Motylewski Ernest Mucke Eric Nass Nanette and Kenneth Navarro Diane Nazarko Jerry Nickodemski Christine Nocera Rob and Emily Nolfo Kendrick and Mary Norris John and Jill Notar-Francesco Phil Nuzzo James O’Reilly Susan Palmisano Gene Panhorst Dennis Parker Jonathan Parsons Ken and Donna Pauze Anne Bingham Pierson, MD Barry Pinkowitz Thomas Purwinis Tony Raucci Tracey Recalde Robert and Marilyn Regan
Pat and Nancy Renna Daniel Peter Rex Susan Reynolds Penelope and Robert Rezendes David Roberts Alec Robertson and Judy Makrianes Elizabeth Robinson Barbara and Michael Rocheleau Christy Rodgers Anthony Romania, MD and Linda Talerico Dr. Joan M. Romo-Gruen Robert S. and Patricia Roseman Kathleen Ross Robert Samek Julie Saviano James Sayers Richard and Beverly Scully Alan and Phyllis Sedlock Bruce and Sandra Shaw Patricia Shippee Bruce Sievers and Niki Menounos Scott and Coleen Singer Dutcha Slieker-Hersant Peter Soulsby W. Lee and Gloria R. Sparaco Linda and Lou Spencer Derek Sperry Linda Stanley Cecelia Stevens Mike and Anne Sturges Ralph and Janet Sturges Jayne Tansey-Patron Andrew Taylor Robert and Colleen Taylor Clifford Teeter Deborah Tetreault Mary Thompson Samuel Tibbals Holly and Alex Timinskas Melina Usher Susan and Mark Vinchesi Margery Vogt Thomas Wakely, Jr. Rich Wall Marjorie Warner Diane Marie Watson, M.ED. Stephen and Penny Weinstein James Weisser Brian Wells Tina West Mr. Bruce Whitaker Linda Winters Pam Woods Cicely M. Worrall Kathryn Wright Karen and Joseph Wu Barbara Yaeger Lorraine Yurkewicz Mario Zanghetti Dr. Marty Zase Debi Ziegler David F. Zita, Ph.D. DONATIONS TO THE ENDOWMENT FOR THE KATE Paul and Susan Tracey DONATIONS TO THE OPERATING FUND Anonymous
Gregory Brenner Frank and Diana Byrne Karl and Janet Carlson Martin Cuddy Laurie and John Deredita Elizabeth and Norman Elia in Memory of Fred Elia Michael and Nancy Foley Stephen and Susan Forbes Essex Savings Bank Community Investment Program The First Church of Christ in Saybrook Mildred Frumento Rowena Gatta Scott and Donna Gore Kathryn Hall Anne E. Hull Dorothy P. Jensen and Family Clare and Jim Keefe Jo Anne Kelly Kevin Knight Raymond and Barbara Koski Hanna and Gerhard Krauland Carol Laplante Carl and Cecelia Lins-Morstadt Neil and Patricia Mitchill Jeffrey and Judy Pardee Guy and Lori Pendleton Noreen Price Margaret Puzzo Marcia Sarrazin Dan Schettine Barbara Spargo Robert and Debra Surprise Jim and Amy Tiernan United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Elisa C. Young Corinne Wohlforth IN HONOR OF THE KATE’S 10th ANNIVERSARY Mark and Camille Alberti Neil and Maria Bradley Anne Sullivan Calanquin Eugene Chesanek in Memory of Patricia Chesanek Bruce Weiss TO SUPPORT THE KATHARINE HEPBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER SCHOLARSHIP Mark and Camille Alberti Robin Andreoli Devin Carney Patricia A . Ciccone Terri and Cosmo Corigliano Wayne and Barbara Harms Lamar and Lisa LeMonte Michael and Ellen Maguire Anne Bartosewicz-Mele and Anthony Mele Cynthia and Richard Patterson Margaret Samela in Memory of Carl Wiehn Joseph Smith John J. Torrenti Jr. q Paul and Susan Tracey Christine and George “Sonny” Whelen, IV
TO SUPPORT KATE’S CAMP FOR KIDS Community Foundation of Middlesex Robert Yolles and Monica Schaffer TO SUPPORT MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation (Missoula) THEATER CHAIR SPONSORS Scott and Lisa Nierendorf In Loving Memory of Ann and Roy Nierendorf THE KATE WALK OF FAME PAVER SPONSORS Carol Adams Shireen and John Aforismo Charles Bates Greg Beebe Tom and Pat Berarducci Diana and Jerry Brophy Ray and Gwenne Celmer Terry and Julie Clark Shirley Colquhoun Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Terri and Cosmo Corigliano Martin Cuddy Brian Cutler and Claire Sookman Kevin and Maribeth Danby Harcourt and Michelle Davis George Davy Pasquale and Patricia DeVito Marilyn and Craig Douglas Brett Elliott Armand and Sheila Famiglietti Virginia and William Fisher Kathryn Fowler Stephen and Lori Fritzer Guy and Lori Pendleton Skip and Edie Gengras Thomas and Evelyn Gezo Kathleen and Mike Giordano Ray Gomes S. Carter Gowrie Dr. H. Kaye Griffin Mark and Kacie Hand Wayne and Barbara Harms Sandy Hart Sidney Holbrook Janice Holland Laurel Iaccarino Patrick and Corinne Ingellis Sam and Patricia Jones Sara Keaney Susan Kelly Sandra Kononchik Hanna and Gerhard Krauland Suzanne Ladd Robert and Kathleen Laundy Lamar and Lisa LeMonte James and Bunnie Lubs Michael and Ellen Maguire Doreen Mantilia Margaret McCarthy David and Lynn McFarlin Joan Narad Kendrick and Mary Norris Daniel O’Brien Vivian Partridge Steve and Lynn Patarini Cynthia and Richard Patterson Lisa Picarazzi and Patrick Larkin
Morton and Jeanne Potoff A . C. Proctor Anthony Raucci William Reeves Ava and Monte Rolli James Salatto Margaret Samela Lorraine Samela Laura Savini and Jimmy Webb Fred Scribner Jan and Jim Sherwonit The Paint Shop, Inc. Maryann and John Shurkus Lorraine Splain Katie and John Stavola Catherine R. and Dan Stebbins Peter Stebbins Subway Restaurants Laura and Alfred Tiezzi Paul and Susan Tracey Frank and Nancy Urban James T. Walton Susan Wiedmann Michael and Lauren Yakaitis IN MEMORY OF KATHY RING Robin Andreoli Diana and Jerry Brophy Christina Colby Chris Collins EYRC Architects Dana Foster Michael and Susan Good Dan Graham Donna Jadis Hyung Kim Matthew Landa Elissa Margolis Jane McKernan Mario and Sandy Nargi Jan Possidente Karen and Eileen Schrempp FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS Aetna Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation of Middlesex County Cornelia and Michael Bessie Foundation The Fischbach Foundation Harris Legacy Foundation Lester E. Foster and Phyllis M. Foster Foundation Naktenis Family Foundation The Nutmeg Foundation TO SUPPORT THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. CHILDREN SERIES SPONSOR Vivian Partridge MONDAY MOVIE SERIES SPONSOR The Yakaitis Family ANNUAL SPONSOR Andre Prost, Inc. MAJOR SPONSORS
PRODUCING SPONSORS Coburn Financial Group— Ameriprise Financial Services Essex Financial Services, Inc. Hoffman Auto Group Red Hen Saybrook Point Resort and Marina SUSTAINING SPONSOR Hartford HealthCare 2019 GALA SPONSORS Bank of America Private Bank Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation GSB Wealth Management Kainen, Escalera & McHale PC Possidento Therrien Electrical Contractors, LLC Prive-Swiss, Inc. Subway Restaurants 2019 GALA DONORS Marty and Lasha Adomat Abby Agresta Jeff and Jill Aiosa Josephine Aiosa Shireen and John Aforismo Mark and Camille Alberti Ralph and Jackie Alberti Marilyn M. Alfeld Christine Balboni Christine Baranski Anne Bartosowicz-Mele Barbara Bohonowicz Devin Carney David Carswell Arnold and Sandra Chase Christine Chesanek Eugene Chesanek Pamela and Bill Christensen Cynthia and Randall Clegg Malcolm and Stacy Cohen Connecticut Public Audrey B. Conrad Terri and Cosmo Corigliano Charles Crilly Thomas and Susan D’Angelo Debra D’Angelo-Wiltse Elisabeth DeLuca Kathleen and Eric Duncan Felix and Nancy DuVerger Ian Featherstone and Mary Briscoe Chuck and Jane Fitzgerald Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. Virginia and Rodney Frelinghuysen Edie and Skip Gengras Joel Gengras Robyn and Jonathan Gengras Thomas and Evelyn Gezo Barry and Jackie Gosin Victoria Graboys Angus and Kim Grant Donna and Geoffrey Gregory Wayne and Barbara Harms Hartford Pilgrim Healthcare
Nancy and Tim Haviland Trevor Haynes John Hula James Iovieno Samuel and Patricia Jones Kim and Jacqueline Kalajainen Charles and Sally Keefe Jerry and Barbara Labriola Susan Landino Brian and Shannon Lapierre Michael and Ellen Maguire Joyce and Richard Mason Duby McDowell Paula and William Meo Robin Miller Patricia and Thomas Milliot Susan and Wayne Mountz Kenneth J. Munro Jr. Keith Nelson Susan and Howard Noble Ann Nyberg and Mark Mamula Malley O’Shea Vivian Partridge Pasta Vita, Inc. Cynthia and Richard Patterson Guy and Lori Pendleton Michael and Susan Perl Lisa Picarazzi and Patrick Larkin Christine Picklo and Alan Schwarz David and Elizabeth Potts Michael and Jo-Ann Price Jack Rehm Vicki and Rich Rosenthal Maureen Ruby Thomas and Darlene Ryder Christopher Sandford and Peter DiNapoli Wendy and David Savin Lindley Sawyer Jonathan Schneider
Charles Secor Joseph Smith John J. Torrenti, Jr. q Paul and Susan Tracey Robert and Barbara Welsh Christine and George Whelen, IV Tara A . Winch Lynn Wilkinson Ruth Yakaitis 2020 OSCAR NIGHT PARTY SPONSORS H&R Block Ashlawn Farm Coffee Comcast of Connecticut, Inc. Gulick & Co. LLC J. David Kelsey Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. IN-KIND SPONSORS AllWaste Durham Manufacturing Company BUSINESS PATRONS B & L Construction, Inc. H & R Block Hale Propeller Middlesex Health One MacDonough Place Senior and Assisted Living Shoreline Eye Group Structural Graphics BUSINESS DIRECTORS The Bahnsen Group Budget Blinds of Madison and Old Saybrook Downes Construction Company Penny Lane Pub
BUSINESS MEMBERS Biometric Identification Services Bongo Ron’s Cigar & Lounge Brick and Basil Wood Fire Pizza Cloutier & Cassella, LLC Connecticut River Lumber Co. Coral Coast Group, Inc. Cove Landing Development, LLC D. Corey Accounting & Tax Services, LLC East Shore’s Veterinary Hospital IM=X Pilates JM Realty JP’s Barbershop, LLC Knobelsdorff Law Office, LLC Law Offices of Allisan Lee Adams Law Office of Michael E. Cronin, Jr. The Lee Company Lewitz, Balosie, Wollack, Rayner & Giroux, LLC The Lock-Up Self- Storage, Branford Luigi’s Restaurant The Paint Shop Penniman Architects Saybrook Hardware Company S.D. Hallahan Housewright, Inc. Seaside Wine & Spirits True Enterprises, Inc. MATCHING GIFTS Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Eaton Matching Gifts Program Eversource Energy Foundation Pfizer Foundation Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. q Deceased
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BY THE NUMBERS 2019 / 2020 income $2,635,057
43% 35% 13% 5% 4%
Kate program revenue memberships and contributions
special events community partner programs other / investment Income
10% 9% 75%
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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75% 9% 10% 4% 2%
artist & production costs administrative & occupancy fundraising marketing legal & professional