1,000 Friends in 1,000 Days

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The performing arts need YOU now more than ever.

The pandemic’s effect on the Herberger Theater Center community has been staggering. COVID-19 forced an abrupt closure of the Herberger Theater. As the months stretched on, the negative effects of that closure have escalated and resonated throughout the Herberger Theater community. Compared to 2019 in the same timeframe:

• The curtains raised on 755 fewer performances,
• 115,183 fewer patrons enjoyed the magic of theater, and
• 44,961 children were deprived of the pleasure of a school performance.

This is a huge loss for our theater to recover from. But we will get there.

We’re turning to champions of the performing arts like you during the recovery from the pandemic. In this special 1000-day campaign, our goal is to add 1000 Friends of the Herberger Theater Center by 2024.

By becoming a friend of the Herberger Theater Center, you sign up to receive notifications about upcoming performances, opportunities to support, and ways to engage with your local theater.

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The Herberger Theater Center would like to thank its 1000 Friends in 1000 Days donors for their generosity and support! (as of January 20, 2022)


Arizona Community Foundation, in honor of Judd Herberger

Cheryl & Ira J. Gaines

Rebeca Gonzalez

Mike Parrish

Willmeng Construction


Char & Alan Augenstein

Jill & Kipp Clark

Chuck & Laurie Goldstein

Debra & Jim Larson

Jerry Mettes

Christy & Andrew Smigielski


Judy Ackerman & Richard Epstein

The Albers Family


Lisa Berman

Oonagh & John Boppart

Susan & Bryan Boylan

Theresa Dwyer

Jeff Guldner

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Priscilla Londen

Greg & Sandra Marshall

Mark & Marlene Mettes

Marcia & Andrew Meyer

Kay & Walter Oliver

Dr. Dimitry Philipovitch

Thomas Raffaeli

Stacie Schimke

Michael Sillyman

Spence Family Foundation

Hazel Stone

Dr. I. Maribel Taussig

Jenny Holsman Tetreault

John Weldon

D.L. Withers Foundation


American Philanthropic

Desert Ron

Virginia Foster

Dawn Gabel

Kaaren-Lyn Graves

Monica Greenman

Jerry & Christina Hamilton

Dawn Hart

Jason Hauter

Ira Lagarde

David Petersen

Darlene Richert

Jim Saunders

Kristin & Phil Wurr

David & Nancy Zoloto


Laurene & Jim Austin

Bell Ford

Bell Lexus

Matt & Marcia Benjamin

In honor of Tony & Maria Beram and family

Central Arizona Project

Scott Clark

Jennifer & Jay Cook

Vallie Dodge

Lori Elander

Nancy Foster

Jennifer & Matt Franze

James Hazlewood

HKM Employment Attorneys

Anne Kleindienst

Doug Kunath

Brad & Karlene Martorana

Deborah Mendelson

Phyllis & Leonard Miller

Phoenix Veterinary Center

Stan Robertson

Melissa & Matthew Stoloff

Kip Teaford

William Weese

Dan Withers

David & Robin Wright


Whitney Alli

Bryant Aplass

Catherine Baimonte

Ann Berry

Jeffrey Brooke

In Memory of Theresa M. (Teri) Canady

Mary & Sam Colachis

Sheri Compton

Paula & Tim Cullison

Andrea Evans

Barbara Filosi

Becky & Dave Gaspar

Peggy Goodrich

Robert Hanna

Mr. & Mrs. John C. Heid

Mary & Dan Hoadley

Donna Horne

In Memory of Alan R. Kennedy

Garry Lee Lenig, Jr.

Carol & Steve Ludick

Monica Lumpkin

Amy Masinelli

Patrick McWhortor

Rita Meiser

Anthony Miano

Taylor Morgan

Annie Moscow

Jakki Moss & Paul Messinger

Chad & Nicole Neujahr

Barbara Oliver

Blaine Robinson
>br> Lisa & Keith Sawottke

Stephanie Small

Steve & Kathleen Taddie

In memory of Alma Vulcano

Joan Waters

Gerald Weiner Designated Fund In Memory Of David M. Wo

Ann & Van Wolf

Diana & Joseph Zerella

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the 1000 Friends in 1000 Days campaign, click donate button or call 602-254-7399 x105.