The Directors Circle is GREAT Theatre’s generous family of donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more and are recognized for their cumulative giving in the following year. We are truly grateful for their support to ensure transformational theatre experiences for everyone in our community.

We are proud to provide members of the Directors Circle exclusive opportunities to socialize and engage in meaningful community activities with GREAT actors and artists, learn more about GREAT season reveals and plans, and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Recognition in season programs
  • First access to choose seating and summer camps
  • An invitation to our annual Directors Circle dinner

The Directors Circle Members

GREAT is honored to introduce the charter members of The Directors Circle. We are truly grateful for your support to ensure transformational theatre experiences for everyone in our community.

DIAMOND ($200,000+)
Dorsher, Joanne & Paul
Helgeson, Karel & Michael
Minnesota State Arts Board
Morgan Family Foundation

EMERALD ($100,000-$199,999)
Central Minnesota Arts Board
Central Minnesota Community Foundation
Palmer, Deb & Steve

RUBY ($50,000-$99,999)
Bitzan, Dick & Mimi **
Helgeson, Don & Shepard, Sue **
Kudrna, Chris, Joanne & Family
Sanderson, Marc & Marie

PLATINUM ($25,000-$49,999)
Amosson Carlson Family **
Bologna, Bonnie, Steve & Family *
Cragle, M.D., Beth & Stephen P.
Erickson, Debbie & Jason
Executive Express – Logeman Family
Foster, Kimberly & Nicholas
Martin-Chaffee, Bill & Chip
Mastey Enterprises *
PAM’S Auto Inc.
Proviant – Barclay & Janet Carriar
Reagan, Janet & Michael
Weber, Melissa & Ryan

GOLD ($15,000-$24,999)
Bastien, Becky & Schlough, Mike
Crafts Direct – Schlecht, Diane & John
CentraCare Health Foundation
Donnelly, Beth & Kevin
Becker, Dorothy C.**
Dorsher, Patricia
Ehlen, Charles
Holien, Chad & Kelsi
Klimpel, Chris & Shawn
Krillan Inc. *
Lenarz, Denise & Tom
Miles Psychological Services, LLC
Minnesota Humanities Center
Romanowsky, Ann & Dr. James
Schlenner Wenner & Co., CPA’s
Schlough, Joyce & Tom
St. Cloud Optimist Club
Thompson, Pat, Ron & Alex

SILVER ($10,000-$14,999)
Arnzen, Marianne & Rick
Cicharz, Pat & Rick
Counselor Realty – Aaron Trompeter
McCarl, Deb & Skurdahl, Marilyn
Mitchell, Jane & Patrick **

BRONZE ($5,000-$9,999)
AIS Planning – Juilfs, Cathy & Darren
Bauerly, Helga & Rick
Central MN Noon Optimist Club
Como, Paulette & Tom
Larison, Dorrie & Scott **
Flaherty, Brian & Willow
Gartland, Bob & Patti
Granite Equity Partners Fund ***
Gustafson Berreau, Linda
Hawker, Lucinda
Henry, Patrick & Welter, Pat
Hughs Photography
Kensington Bank
Knife River
Krueger, David & Pat
Kruse, Karen
Larison, Dorrie & Scott *
Miron, Aimee & Joel
Morgan, Lee & Vicki
Oswell, Larry & Sandy
Preferred Controls Inc.
Radeke, Katie & Paul
Refine Dermatique Aesthetic Center – LaBine, Barry & Leslie
Rotto, Judy & Luther
Sand Hospitality *
Schmid, Judith
Steve & Peggy Laraway Family Fund
Tilstra, Dave & Janet

COPPER ($1,000-$4,999)
Anderson, Suzanne
Bleam, Jeffrey & DeBlieck, David
Calpas, Elizabeth
Clark, Doug & Tarryl
Dauer, Eileen & Brian
Eilers, Mary
Engel, Carol & John
Freudenrich, Layne & Oothoudt, Renae
Gau, Jeff & Melinda **
Laraway Financial Advisors, Inc.
Larson, Camilla & David
Mahowald Insurance Agency
McFadzean, Liz & David
Menken, Julia
Myres, Brian & Karla
Newiger, Brenda
Potter, Lori
Rahm, Lisa & Scott
Reisinger, Elizabeth & Eric
Segura Schwartz, Mónica & Troy
Sommerfeld, Jeffrey P. & Dr. Lori
Vos, Mary
Watkin, Dove & Tracey
Zimmerman, Dawn & Ryan


* All or partial gift in-kind
** Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation
*** A Turn Key Fund of the Initiative Foundation