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+)
Adventure Creative *
Dorsher, Joanne & Paul *
Helgeson, Karel & Michael
Minnesota State Arts Board

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

RUBY ($50,000-$99,999)
Bitzan, Dick & Mimi**
Helgeson, Don & Shepard, Sue**
Macy’s Foundation
Sanderson, Marc & Marie

PLATINUM ($25,000-$49,999)
Bologna, Bonnie, Steve & Family
Executive Express – Logeman Family
Kudrna, Chris & Joanne & Family
Mastey Enterprises *
PAM’S Auto Inc. *
Preferred Controls, Inc. – Harold & Angie Desautel

GOLD ($15,000-$24,999)
Amosson Carlson Family **
CentraCare Health Foundation
Crafts Direct – Diane & John Schlecht
Erickson, Debbie & Jason
Foster, Kimberly & Nicholas
Lenarz, Denise & Tom
Martin-Chaffee, Bill & Chip
Proviant – Barclay & Janet Carriar
Reagan, Janet & Michael
Schlough, Joyce & Tom
Thompson, Pat, Ron & Alex
Weber, Melissa & Ryan
Whipple-Wachtler, Dennis, Scott & Jacob

SILVER ($10,000-$14,999)
Bastien, Becky & Schlough, Mike
Becker, Dorothy C. **
Holien, Chad & Kelsi
Klimpel, Chris & Shawn
McCarl, Deb & Skurdahl, Marilyn
Miller, Jim and Marion
Torrey, George
White, Bob & Penny **

BRONZE ($5,000-$9,999)
Backes, Miki & Rick
Bauerly, Helga & Rick
Cicharz, Patricia & Richard
Donnelly, Beth & Kevin
Dorsher, Patricia
Knife River
Krillan Inc.
Miles Psychological Services, LLC
Minnesota Humanities Center
Pan-O-Gold Baking Co.
Sand Hospitality *
Tilstra, Dave & Janet

COPPER ($1,000-$4,999)
Arnzen, Rick & Marianne
Bauerly Kopel, Scott,
Shelly & Family
Brenny Transportation – Joyce and Todd Brenny
Carlson Advisors, LLP
Central MN Noon Optimist Club
Como, Paulette & Tom
Counselor Realty – Aaron Trompeter
Cragle, M.D., Beth & Stephen P.
Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative
Flaherty, Brian & Willow
Henry, Patrick & Welter, Patricia
Kensington Bank
Krueger, David & Pat
Laraway Financial Advisors, Inc.
Larison, Dorrie & Scott **
Machesky, Cathleen & Harry
Matsuura, John & Joyce
Menken, Julia
Miron, Aimee & Joel
Mitchell, Patrick & Jane **
Mulder, Andy & Leslie
Nelson, Pat
Oswell, Larry and Sandy
RBC Wealth Management
Soltis, Patricia & Randy
US Bank Foundation
Yassin, Sheryl in memory of Louise Julia Hoffman

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