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Celebrating and Continuing Our Mission In September, Whitaker Center will reach another milestone. We will celebrate the 14th anniversary of our grand opening, which took place on on September 9, 1999! Since 1999, Whitaker Center has been driven by its mission to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality. To that end, we have welcomed over 4 million visitors, including 1.7 million children and adults, who have been immersed by beauty and amazement of films in Select Medical IMAX® Theater. Harsco Science Center has introduced 1.3 million community members, including 480,000 children in school groups, to the wonders of science. In the last year alone, approximately 1,250 teachers and other youth group leaders have decided to bring their students to Whitaker Center to interact with our Science Center’s innovative hands-on exhibits. In the performing arts, one million patrons have experienced a diverse array of live talent in our world-class performance space, Sunoco Performance Theater. Countless numbers of visitors stroll through the Center’s public spaces on a daily basis to explore visual art exhibitions through Art on the Curved Wall. Whitaker Center has hosted more than 80 art exhibitions, and the number of artists who have displayed their work at Whitaker Center now reaches into the hundreds. There is no doubt that Whitaker Center has served proudly as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities in the region. The Center’s contribution to economic vitality is estimated to be more than $280 million. Our success with enhancing the quality of life in the region is conveyed best through the smiles and laughter of thousands of children and adults. They have not only been amazed by live performances in Sunoco Theater, but have also become engaged by the creative exhibits in Harsco Science Center. We look forward with anticipation to the 15th year of service to the community. We invite you to become an important part of the continuing success story by participating in the wide array of events, activities and exhibitions at Whitaker Center.

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Gary D. St. Hilaire Board Chair

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Upcoming Shows SPOTLIGHT Performers


Resident Companies


WANTED: Summer Palentologists


Soar with Butterflies


Scene at Whitaker Center


Official Newsletter of Whitaker Center


Whitaker Center President & CEO Michael L. Hanes, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief Nicole L. Newkam 10

Creative Manager Jeremy Fallinger Guest Contributor Daniel Bahert Publisher/Advertiser/Printer Graphtech 717/238-5751 Art Direction/Production Graphtech 717/238-5751

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Sam Talbot SPOTLIGHT is published quarterly by Graphtech and Whitaker Center’s Marketing Department.The contents are property of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and may not be reproduced without express written permission of the editorial staff. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.


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Summer Butterflies SPOTLIGHT







John Edward Presented by JEE, Corporation July 11, 7pm

Arturo Sandoval** October 5, 7:30pm

Hot Tuna Electric** July 26, 8pm

AUGUST A Summer Salute to the Best Broadway Musicals III Theatre Harrisburg* August 10, 7:30pm August 11, 2pm

Bo Bice** October 10, 7:30pm The Piano Guys** October 25, 8pm

NOVEMBER Whitaker Center at the Forum Gordon Lightfoot: 50 years on The Carefree Highway Tour** November 2, 8pm


The Machine** November 27, 7:30pm

Ana Popović** September 19, 7:30pm


Farm to Talbot’s Table: Sam Talbot of Bravo’s Top Chef** Speaking engagement and cooking demonstration Presented by Capital BlueCross & PinnacleHealth System September 28, 2:30pm

Christmas with the Celts** December 5, 7:30pm George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet* December 14-15 Whitaker Center at the Forum Get the Led Out** December 28, 7:30pm

* Denotes Whitaker Center Resident Company ** Denotes Whitaker Center presented performance, eligible for Performing Arts Membership

IMAX® Through September 30 Dinosaurs Alive! 3D Continuing Flight of the Butterflies 3D Rocky Mountain Express : The Journey of a Lifetime



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August Wilson Dance Company The Art of the Orchid Flower Show Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 2013 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Piano Concert American Negro Playwright Theatre Presents “Rosa Parks” Irish Christmas in America Erin Cruise’s Christmas Show Allegretto Chamber Orchestra Roots & Blues Festival Jammin’ Divas Indian Cultural Festival Red Molly and more…… • Tickets: 717-872-3811 Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center - 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville, Pa. The Ware Center - 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa.

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Hot Tuna Electric Friday, July 26 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 8pm Rock and Roll Hall alumnus, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been performing together for the past 50 years. After creating the soundtrack of the ‘60s and originating from The Triumphs and Jefferson Airplane, the duo formed the iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna. Since their inception, the group has created more than two dozen releases in all, not counting solo efforts, side projects and collaborations with other bands. Rolling Stone has named Jorma one of the top guitarists of all-time, while Jack is considered one of today’s most innovative electric bass players, having performed with Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. For the last few years, the duo has been joined in most of their performances by the mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff; a veteran of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, and rock-influenced bands. The newest member of Hot Tuna is the brilliant and young drummer Skoota Warner, who joined Hot Tuna in 2009. Through two decades of acoustic and electric concerts, the band released As Steady As She Goes (2011), their first studio album in 20 years.

Ana Popović Thursday, September 19 I Sunoco Performance Theater, 7:30pm Serbian blues guitar sensation Ana Popović has been playing the guitar since the age of 15. Her band Hush released their debut album, Hometown in 1998. She quickly became a fixture on the Dutch blues scene and soon ventured into neighboring Germany. In 1999, Popović formed the Ana Popović Band in Amsterdam. The following year she appeared alongside Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, among others on the Jimi Hendrix tribute album, Blue Haze: Songs of Jimi Hendrix. In 2001, she released her solo debut, Hush! Her follow-up album Comfort to the Soul featured a fusion of blues, rock, soul and jazz. In 2005, Popović released the live album and DVD Ana!; recorded during a performance in Amsterdam. In 2007 Popović released Still Making History through the American record label Eclecto Groove Records. Both Still Making History and Unconditional (2011) earned a No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Blues Chart. Popović’s ninth full-length album, Can You Stand the Heat, is her latest release.




Farm to Talbot’s Table: Sam Talbot of Bravo’s Top Chef Presented by Capital BlueCross & PinnacleHealth System September 28 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 2:30pm Known as a semi-finalist and “Fan Favorite” on season two of Bravo’s acclaimed series, Top Chef, Sam Tabolt is also an author, television personality, and host of AOL’s GMC Trade Secrets online show. As the former founding Executive Chef of the Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY and Imperial No. Nine in the Mondrian Soho Hotel in New York City, Talbot’s inventive dishes have garnered praise from The New York Times, New York Magazine, the Daily News, the New York Post, and Forbes Magazine, among others. Diagnosed at age 12 with Type 1 diabetes, Talbot now works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who have partnered with him on his diabetes awareness foundation, The Sweet Life Kitchen. Unique even among celebrity chefs – Talbot brings his deep love of nature, keen sense of taste, creative mind, and the intrinsic understanding of the relationship between food and health – into his kitchen. Heartfelt, entertaining, and backed by real-life experience and solid medical expertise, Talbot’s The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries, gives readers hope, inspiration, and the proof they need to realize that life with diabetes isn’t about diabetes: It’s about living.

Arturo Sandoval Saturday, October 5 | Sunoco Performance Theater, 7:30pm Since he began studying classical trumpet at the age 12, Sandoval has become a world-renowned performer. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Academy® Awards performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy® Awards with Justin Timberlake, and in his own right, as a leader. Sandoval has also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys. In addition to his multiple Grammy® Awards, he has also received six Billboard Awards and an Emmy® Award for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country, starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy® Award-winning albums, Dear Diz (Every Day I think of You) and Tango Como Yo Te Siento, are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled, The Man Who Saved Me.




Resident Companies Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet headquartered in Carlisle, PA. CPYB’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet. 5 North Orange Street, Suite 3, Carlisle, PA 17013-2727 • 717/245-1190

Market Square Concerts

Great chamber music for your mind and heart Market Square Concerts is dedicated to the presentation of a wide repertoire of chamber music by professional artists of international acclaim, both established and emerging. The organization actively participates in activities to further an understanding and appreciation of chamber music, including educational outreach through our Soundscape program. P.O. Box 1292, Harrisburg, PA 17108 • 717/221-9599

Theatre Harrisburg

Now in its 87th season, Theatre Harrisburg has been enhancing the quality of life in the Capital Region by providing diverse and affordable theatre experiences and opportunities for creative expression and intellectual stimulation to the Central Pennsylvania Community. 513 Hurlock Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 • 717/232-5501

Resident Company Calendar AUGUST Theatre Harrisburg A Summer Salute to the Best of Broadway Musicals III August 10-11 7:30pm Sat & 2pm Sun Theatre Harrisburg and the alumni of Lebanon Valley College, join forces for dazzling performances of some of the most popular songs from the Broadway stage. Nearly a century of great show music.

DECEMBER Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ December 14-15 George Balanchine's timeless yuletide tale is one of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's signature productions. In an atmosphere charged with holiday spirit, a festive party, magical gift and fanciful dream unfold before your eyes in this most beloved masterpiece.





Gary St. Hilaire Honored as Father of the Year Since 1999, The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the National Father’s Day Council to recognize numerous men from across the nation for the outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers. These men have not only attained success in their chosen field or endeavor, but have carved out time to teach and mature their children, while becoming good citizens and proud members of the community. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts congratulates Gary St. Hilaire on being an American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Honoree for 2013. Whitaker Center is fortunate to have Mr. St. Hilaire’s leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Gary St. Hilaire

CONGRATS to Capital Science and Engineering Fair Grand Champions! Each year, aspiring local scientists, mathematicians and engineers of grades seven through 12, exhibit their projects in one of 15 categories at Whitaker Center. After a two day competition, a junior high student is chosen as Junior Grand Champion and senior high students are chosen as Senior Grand Champions, to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). At the 2013 ISEF in Phoenix, AZ, two local seniors made Capital Science and Engineering Fair history, earning Grand Champion Award titles. Palmyra Area High School senior Hannah Wastyk was named one of two first place finishers in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category. She was also one of two students to win the Dudley Herschbach Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) trip to Stockholm, Sweden.

Hannah Wastyk

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Susquenita High School senior Brad Sloop was named one of two students to earn First Place Awards in the Energy and Transportation category. He also was one of only 37 students worldwide, who earned First Place in his category. Congratulations to Hannah and Brad for their outstanding hard work, dedication and accomplishments! Brad Sloop



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Now Open – September 1 Journey back in time, millions of years ago, and experience stomping, roaring, robotic dinosaurs in the summer limited engagement exhibition, Dino Adventure. Located inside Gloria M. Olewine Gallery of Harsco Science Center, guests will tremble at a growling T-Rex, witness a Corythosaurus mother tend her brood, and discover a nestful of eggs ready to hatch. Dino Adventure features interactive, life-sized dinosaur robots that roar, feed, fight, and care for their young. “People of all ages are fascinated by dinosaurs,” said Steve Bishop, Vice President of Science and IMAX® Programs. “This interactive exhibit and IMAX film bring these amazing creatures to life and let us explore their world like never before.” Dino Adventure showcases popular and favorite dinosaurs among children (and adults!), including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, the web-winged Pteranodon, and two marine reptiles: Mosasaurus and a long-necked Elasmosaurus. Dino Adventure also includes four highly interactive Be the Dinosaur simulator pods, where guests become an actual living, breathing dino within a virtual Cretaceous ecosystem. Younger guests will enjoy uncovering dinosaur bones at the Dino Dig exhibit area. Dino Adventure is included in regular Science Center admission.

Dinosaurs Alive! 3D Now Showing – September 30 Gear up for a gigantic adventure in IMAX 3D! Experience the earliest of creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous – “reincarnated” life-sized for a six-story screen. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Michael Douglas, Dinosaurs Alive! 3D is a captivating adventure of science and discovery that will enthrall audiences with its unique look at the entire age of dinosaurs. From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film follows American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way! Not rated but suitable for all ages. Running Time: 40 min. For more information, please visit or call 717/214-ARTS.



Hundreds of Butterflies. Thousands of Smiles. Hershey Gardens’ Butterfly House – Now Open Flutter by Hershey Gardens’ Butterfly House this summer! You’ll be welcomed by 350 butterflies representing 25 varieties. Now in its 16th season, the outdoor house features nectar plants for food, as well as host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar-feeding. Discover the entire lifecycle of the butterfly, including the popular chrysalis box, which holds more than 100 emerging butterflies. This summer brings a newcomer to the Butterfly House: the Red-spotted Purple butterfly. “We’ve had it a few times in the past and everyone loves it,” said John Fortino, Butterfly House coordinator. “It has a wing span of three to four inches and resembles a miniature swallowtail, but without the tail.” The upper side of the wing is black with blue spots in the margins, and red spots in the forewing and hindwing. It also has a few white spots near the top of the forewing. “It winters over as a caterpillar,” said Fortino. “They wrap themselves in a leaf called a ‘hibernaculum’ for the winter, emerge in the spring as a caterpillar, and then go through the stages to become a butterfly.” The Red-spotted Purple can be seen throughout most of the eastern U.S. and into Canada. “It typically lives in open woodlands and along forest edges,” said Fortino. The Butterfly House will also be showing off a new chrysalis box and a newly expanded pond with an enhanced water feature. The Butterfly House is open daily from 9am to 5pm, now through September 15 and is included with general Gardens admission. In case of inclement weather, visitors are encouraged to visit or call 717/534-3492.

Experience Monarch Butterflies on a Six-Story Screen Flight of the Butterflies 3D Now Showing at Whitaker Center Experience the triumphant journey of the monarch butterfly – through a multi-generational migration to captivating butterfly sanctuaries hidden 10,000 feet high in the Mexican mountains. Based on a remarkable true story, audiences are immersed in a 40-year-long quest by a determined scientist, as he enlists thousands of volunteer “citizen scientists” to help tag and track monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven. MPAA Rating: G. Running Time: 44 min. “The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens is thrilled to partner with Whitaker Center to educate visitors about butterflies,” said John Fortino, Butterfly House coordinator at Hershey Gardens. “Families will love this fascinating IMAX experience filled with amazing cinematography. This summer, they can build on that experience by discovering various butterfly varieties and learn more about their captivating lifecycle at Hershey Gardens’ Butterfly House.” For more information and showtimes, please visit or call 717/214-ARTS. 22






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News from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Whitaker Center Thanks Volunteers This April, volunteer Al Bedard was recognized as Whitaker Center’s nominee for the United Way of the Capital Region’s Volunteer of the Year award. Al is one of 153 active volunteers at Whitaker Center who have contributed close to 9,100 hours of time, assisting Whitaker Center and our guests last year.

July-September 2013 Volume 13 Number 3

The mission of Whitaker Center for Science and the Al Bedard (center), Jill Snyder (Highmark) and Joe Rebarchak from the Volunteer Center Advisory Board.

Arts is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to

Whitaker Center Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week On April 28, 2013, Whitaker Center held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception. This year’s theme was Seeds of Growth. Annually, our volunteers continue to help Whitaker Center blossom. Our Volunteers are vital to our efforts to provide great services to the Central Pennsylvania region. A big THANK YOU to each and every one of our volunteers, for their time and dedication to Whitaker Center!

enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality. | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


PASSPORT Emeritus Dinner honoring Miles Gibbons, Jr. On April 26th, the Emeritus Directors of Whitaker Center honored Miles Gibbons, Jr. with a dinner on the stage of Sunoco Performance Theater. Miles Gibbons has played a crucial role in the formation of Whitaker Center as the administrator of The Whitaker Foundation and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Mr. Gibbons also worked with Uncas A. Whitaker at AMP, and later was Mr. Whitaker’s personal attorney. The Emeritus Directors felt it appropriate to honor Mr. Gibbons with a dinner and an award presentation to thank him for his many years of service and dedication to the mission of Whitaker Center. It was an evening of both celebration of the past 14 years and expectation of the years to come. Miles Gibbons presenting his acceptance speech.

(From L-R) Hal McInnes, Miles Gibbons, Jr., and Lois Lehrman Grass

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Miles Gibbons’s honorary award.

Special guests celebrate and honor Miles Gibbons, Jr.


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Photos: Amy Spangler

News from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Très Bonne Année presents Back to Bandstand: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Photos: Amy Spangler

The Très Bonne Année Back to Bandstand: A Trip Down Memory Lane concert, held on Saturday, April 27th, was a wonderful success! AMP Grand Lobby was overflowing with the Wines of Chile and a lavish spread of hors d’oeuvres. Guests then made their way into Sunoco Performance Theater to enjoy the doo-wop sounds of Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, The Marcels, and Pure Gold. The musicians had the audience practically dancing in the aisles by the end of the evening! After the concert, the three musical groups joined guests for a Dessert “Meet and Greet” in AMP Grand Lobby. It was a very good evening of good wine, good food, and good music!

Top: Sylvie and Gary St. Hilaire Middle: (From L-R) Michael and Karen Leader, David and Liesa Leader Bottom: Terry and Melanie Lehman

Save the Date for Très Bonne Année 2013 Mark your calendar for Très Bonne Année 2013! Each year, the series of wine-inspired events raises money to benefit the performing arts and science education programs at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Please note that this year’s Très Bonne Année festivities will take place on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Patrons’ Party: Sunday, September 8

Vintners’ Dinner: Friday, October 11

Vintners’ Tasting: Saturday, October 12

Gala Wine Auction and Dinner: Sunday, October 13

For more information on attending the events or becoming a sponsor, visit or contact Très Bonne Année at 717/237-6426. | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


PASSPORT 2012 Annual Report Highlights for fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012) ■ Whitaker

Center presented live performances by Irish Rovers, George Winston, Cowboy Junkies, Garrison Keillor, Jason Bishop, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, BoDeans, and many other renowned performers.

■ The

Volunteer and Intern Program received 12 new volunteers and 7 new interns during fiscal year 2012. Nearly 140 volunteers and interns contributed more than 9,000 hours of time as ushers, Information Desk aids, administrative support, Science Center helpers, and more.

■ Très

Bonne Année celebrated its 12th anniversary this past October. Guests enjoyed three evenings of wine-themed events with Wines of Chile, raising money in support of Whitaker Center.

■ Select

Medical IMAX® Theater presented IMAX films such as Tornado Alley 3D and Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk, and Hollywood IMAX films, Happy Feet Two and The Dark Knight Rises.

Revenue ■ Government Support......9% ■ Private Contributions..... 42% ■ Sponsorships.................1% ■ Admissions, Dues and Fees.......................3% ■ Museum Store and Starbucks............. 14% ■ Rentals and Parking........4% ■ Interest and Dividends.....3%

■ Guests

to Harsco Science Center had the opportunity to explore Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion, a limited engagement exhibition sponsored by both M&T Bank and Country Meadows, from May 26 through September 29, 2012.

■ Corporate

gifts to Whitaker Center’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program totaled $274,805.

■ Whitaker

Center held a successful staff and volunteer campaign, Unite for Uncas, raising $9,610 to purchase energy-efficient LED lighting for the lower level galleries in Harsco Science Center.

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February 2012, the Backstage Studio exhibit opened in Harsco Science Center. The exhibition was funded by The Alexander Grass Foundation.

■ Project

staff promoted Expedition Chesapeake at state science teacher conferences in MD, NY, PA, VA and WV, and enlisted an additional 350 teachers for review and testing of the project’s educational materials.


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Expenses ■ Program Services........ 53% ■ Fundraising................... 4% ■ Sales and Marketing....... 3% ■ General and Administration............. 29% ■ Museum Store and Starbucks............ 11%

News from Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AT SEPTEMBER 30, 2012




Cash and cash equivalents


Accounts receivable Grants receivable Pledges receivable – net

Contributed revenue



Admissions, dues and fees



Museum store & Starbucks


Rentals and parking


Interest and dividends



Prepaid expenses and other assets


Inventories $70,851


Land, building, and equipment – net



$4,695 $5,108,196

Investments $5,120,335 Interest in net assets of a community fdn TOTAL ASSETS






General and administration

Accounts payable


Sales and marketing

Notes payable


Museum store & Starbucks

Accrued payroll and withholdings



Other liabilities


Bad debt losses

Future acknowledgement benefits



Deferred income


Line of credit


Capital leases payable





$1,799,160 $171,903 $686,406 $6,177,207 $0 $6,177,207

NON-OPERATING INCOME, EXPENSES AND LOSSES Realized/unrealized gain (loss) on investments


Unrestricted $29,001,850

Change in interest in net assets of community foundation

Temporarily restricted

Termination of life insurance policy


Grant income to Whitaker Center Productions


Grant expenses to Whitaker Center Productions



Permanently restricted







$715,546 ($353,465)


PASSPORT Thank you! Annual Giving to Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013 We gratefully acknowledge our donors, sponsors, underwriters and Gems Society, whose generosity makes Whitaker Center programs affordable for the regional community. The following list recognizes gifts made between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 for annual support. We make every effort to be accurate. Please contact the Whitaker Center Development Office at 717/724-3875 to report errors or omissions. Please visit for more information. Please note that the following list does not include gifts made to Whitaker Center’s Excellence & Innovation Campaign for capital and endowment support, which is separate from annual giving. Such giving was recognized in the April-June issue of Passport.

GEMS SOCIETY – INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500 AND ABOVE Emerald $5,000 and above Annonymous Estate of Camille Walters Drs. Michael & Madlyn Hanes* Lois Lehrman Grass Patricia & Rolen Ferris Denis Milke, M.D. and Kristen Olewine Milke Gary & Sylvie St. Hilaire Jack Stover & Marsha Everton Ruby $2,500 - $4,999 Dr. & Mrs. Robert Baum Brody Science Fund for Youth of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Bill & Beverlee Lehr Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Mark & Ellen Caldwell John & Judi Calogero David & Liesa Leader R. Timothy and Mary Webber Weston Sapphire $1,000 - $2,499 Marion C. & William H. Alexander Drs. Elizabeth & Mel Billingsley Steven & Judy Bishop* William Caldwell David & Donna Desfor Shawn & Shireen Farr Mark & Susan Glessner


Robert Grubic Drs. G. Burtt & Ruth Whitaker Holmes Wilson & Cynthia Jackson Terry & Melanie Lehman Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Manning Margaret Masters David & Loretta Metzler Michael Murchie & Alison Browdie Tracy Myers Helen & Spencer Nauman* Sondra Osler Mr. & Mrs. Craig Roda Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Twomey Mr. & Mrs. William Warren, Jr. Robert & Susan Watchorn* LeRoy Zimmerman Topaz $500 - $999 Glenn & Nancy Bergert Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Brenckle Melvin Brownold Carol L. Mickelson Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Michael Chapaloney* Keith & Linda Clark John Enos, III Brad Forman Mr. & Mrs. Walter Foulkrod, III Mark & Susan Glessner Joan S. and Joseph K. Goldsmith Fund Derek & Margaret Hathaway

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Patricia Husic Lisa Walborn Kreider* Lori & Dane Lauver* Glenn & Andrea Livelsberger Craig & Cari Longyear John & Karen McLaughlin Anthony & Brenda Pascotti William & Peggie Jayne Pierce David & Melissa Rohland Richard Rosen William & Susannah Rothman Natalie Sandel Thomas Schmidt & Donna Fisher Jessie Smith & George Parr Morton Spencer Timothy & Laurie Strohl Jonathan Vipond, III, Esq. & Tim Bunner Carole Yon & Don Coffee Marian Warden

OTHER INDIVIDUAL GIFTS $250 - $499 Donna Fisher William & Jason Kreiger Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Seitz Judy Souleret & Charles Dunlevey Dr. Thomas R. Stone of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities $100 - $249 Dr. & Mrs. Robert Atnip Rebekah & Randall Basinger Adam & Theresa Burick Roger & Anne Chappelka Michael & Margaret Ciccocioppo Mr. & Mrs. Paul Coppock Joseph Drabick & Leah Cream-Drabick James & Katharine Erdman Sylvia Fry Joseph & Elizabeth Galitski Mr. & Mrs. Harris Goldberg Gerald & Stacey Harkins Joseph & Suzanne Harper Harry & Wanda Hurst

Gretchen Inman Anand Jagannath & Wendy Schaenan Bradley & Robin Jones Kevin & Kathy Kelly Eileen Kief Arthur & Judith Landis Mr. & Mrs. Ray Landis Jeremy & Marian Lynch James & Janet Maynard Jonathan & Jennifer McCurdy Mike & Mary McGrath Linda McKay & Brian Downey James & Elaine Mead Elmer Meyer Scott & Donna Meyers W. Ray & Eileen Noss Olewine Family Dale & Molly Pells William & Kay Pickering Arlene Prentice Peter & Joanne Risso Joan Kay Ruth William & Heidi Shakely Elizabeth Shevitz Jerry & Hilary Simpson Patricia & Gary Smith Gregory & Lee Ann Taylor Sharon Wentling Jack Wierman Under $100 Anita Breun Robert Fuller Larry & Cheryl Gross Mary-Theresa Meloni Helen G. Nauman

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, CIVIC AND GOVERNMENT GIVING $100,000 and above Très Bonne Année Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development $50,000 - $99,999 Carlisle SynTec Continued on page 38 | A Member Benefit | SPOTLIGHT


PASSPORT Corporate, Foundation, Civic and Government Giving (continued) $10,000 - $49,999 Arcelor Mittal Bayer HealthCare Carlisle Carrier Corporation Country Meadows Retirement Communities Cultural Enrichment Fund GIANT Food Stores PA Virtual Charter School Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Select Medical The Foundation for Enhancing Communities The M&T Charitable Foundation Toyota Dealer Match Program W&L Sales Company, Inc. $5,000 - $9,999 American Sentinel Insurance Company Bobby Rahal Toyota Capital Blue Cross Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, Inc. First National Bank of Pennsylvania Gannett Fleming Companies M&T Bank The Hall Foundation Waste Management $2,500 - $4,999 Morefield Communications PPL Energy Funding Corporation The PNC Financial Services Group $1,000 - $2,499 Fulton Bank Harristown Enterprises Phillips Office Solutions The Bryn Mawr Trust The Warrell Corporate Foundation Wicker East Wilsbach Distributors Gifts under $1,000 Centric Bank Harsco Corporation Fund Mountz Jewelers PNC Foundation Matching Gift Program PPG Industries, Inc. Rosewin Realty UGI Utilities YourCause, LLC * Denotes Whitaker Center employee or volunteer (d) Denotes deceased


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222 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 Box Office 717/214-ARTS Fax 717/221-8208 IMAX速 Theater 717/214-IMAX Whitaker Center PASSPORT is published periodically for members, donors, friends and guests. The contents of this newsletter are the property of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the editorial staff. IMAX速 is a registered trademark of Imax Corporation. The official registration and financial information of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed under the law.

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Board of Directors


Gary St. Hilaire Board Chair

Marion C. Alexander John Altmeyer Dennis Brenckle Mark Caldwell Steven Etter Russell Ford Bradley Forman Miles Gibbons, Jr. James Grandon, Jr. Lois Lehrman Grass Derek Hathaway Clifford Jones (d) Paul Kunkel, M.D. William Lehr, Jr. Harold McInnes Kristen Olewine Milke David O’Brien Anthony Pascotti Jeffrey Peters Thomas Philips Patricia Smith, CPA Marian Warden William Warren, Jr., Esq. Mary Webber Weston Richard Willey LeRoy Zimmerman, Esq.

Terry Lehman, CPA Vice Chair David Lavery Board Secretary Carole Yon Treasurer Michael Murchie Immediate Past Board Chair Michael Hanes, Ph.D. President and CEO Peter Ballantine J. Robert Baum, Ph.D. Elizabeth M. Billingsley, M.D. John Calogero Barbara Carbaugh Chris Dawson, AIA David Desfor Shawn Farr Patricia Ferris Donna Fisher Robert Grubic Sharon Hassinger Patricia Husic Larry Kluger David Leader Barry Malamud H. Glenn Manning Craig Roda Elyse Rogers, Esq. Anthony Seitz, Esq. James Stewart Jack Stover, Esq. Meron Yemane

President Emeritus Thomas R. Stone, Ph.D, CFRE

Executive Staff Michael L. Hanes, Ph.D. President and CEO Steve Bishop Vice President, Science & IMAX® Programs

Regular Hours of Operation Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am-5pm Sunday 11:30am-5pm IMAX® movies and live theater performances will be held on Mondays as scheduled. Tickets for Monday IMAX movies may be purchased at the Concession counter, inside the IMAX lobby. The Box Office opens one hour prior to live theater performances. For up-to-date showtimes and events, visit or call 717/214-ARTS. Hours, movies, performances, Science Center programs and showtimes are subject to change without notice.

Thanks PCA! Whitaker Center receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Lisa Kreider Vice President, Operations Jacqueline Wolpert, CPA Chief Financial Officer Michael Chapaloney Director of Marketing & Sales Michele Holloway Director of Development



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