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The cost of running a local treasure like our arts center, even in a small-town, rural county like Ashtabula, grows enormously each year.

The value—teaching dance, music, theater, and visual arts classes to students of all ages, collaborating with schools and other nonprofits, contributing to the region’s economic development and tourism efforts, and bolstering community pride—is immeasurable.

The budget for our 2017-18 membership year (July 1-June 30) is nearly $750,000. Our expenses include salaries, benefits, stipends, payroll taxes, sets, costumes, lighting and sound, utilities, insurance, rights and royalties, advertising, technology, maintenance of our beautiful 40-year-old building, and other expenses related to operating a professional arts center.

Ticket sales and tuition at affordable prices cover not quite half of the annual budget for year-round classes and performances. That’s why your support of our artistic programming and financial well-being is truly vital.

The Standing Ovation Society

Applause: up to $100
Annual listing in newsletter, annual report, and on website.

Cheers: $101-$250
Above benefits, plus 10% discount on class/workshop fees and season subscriptions.

Bravo: $251-$500
Above benefits plus quarterly listing in newsletter, and acknowledgment in dance and theater programs.

Encore: $501-$1000
Above benefits, plus two tickets to any theater or dance production.

Director’s Circle: $1001 & up
Above benefits, plus invitation to Straw Hat Theatre Director’s Circle opening weekend reception and two tickets to the performance.


Art Class


Donors as of October 18, 2017 for the 2017-18 fiscal year


Director’s Circle
Donna & Glenn Hadlock
Mardi Snyder

Terry & Janis Hall
Bill & Mary Ann Kline
Beth Koski
Dr. Edward & Karen Wiese

Bonnie J. Benson
Robin & Deborah Cumberland
Bernice Dickey
Rev. & Mrs. Fred Grimm
Ray & Fran Gruber
Mary Ellen Higley
Ralph & Lynne Humphrey
Hoffman’s Pharmacy
Nicholas & Lisa Iarocci
JCI Contractors, Inc.
Ron & Nancy Koproski
Charlotte A. Lehto
Mary Lewis
Bob & Joyce Lloyd
Lula-Marie Maroon
Jay, Judy & Sarah Mudd
Helen Nassief
Bruce & Judy Robson
Rick Seaman & Jackie Stehura
Anne & Greg Stolfer
Doug & Mary Lou Towner
James & Christine Vandervort
Pat Vensel

Jeff & Sharon Albert
Charlie Borsukoff
Harold & Lou Buck
Kathleen Dye
Dr. Irene Fiala
Gerry & Nora Giangola
Fran & Mickey Hanselman
Harbor Industrial Corp
Kathy Hornung
Ann & Dave Hradsky
Smith Humphrey
Rich & Linda Kolehmainen
Debra & James LaPierre
Gerald & Linda Licate
Renae Lillie
Jean Lowery
Daniel L. Madden
Mike Primc
Stephen & Sarah Rhodes
Tom and Maryann Stevenson
Robinlyn Vogel

Ace Parts
Carole Alexander
Joyce & Lanny Anderson
Maggie Anderson
Linda Artman
Baerbel Baginski
Joan N. Barnett
Elizabeth Bell
Gary & Linda Benedict
Anthony & Dorothy Berinato
Paul & Toni Bodnar
Nick Boyd
Candi Brodsky
Orianna & Michael Brown
Harold & Rose Mary Burns
Lois Candela
Gary & Betty Capitena
Cheryle J. Chiaramonte
Edward & Karen Condo
Charles R. Cornell
Orlen C. Davis
Tessa & Tobias Deutsch
Eugene DiDonato
Richard & Janet Eskelin
Perry & Theresa Golnick
Martha Gresham
Jack & Susan Hogle
The Holz Law Firm
Bruce & Ruth Ann Hoover
Cissy Hubbard
Mary Kay Hymes
Patricia Inman
J & W Paint
Faythe Jerome
Jacqueline Konter
Jerry & Mariel Kujala
Nancy Lamb
Rebecca Levering
Lauretta Lute
Leo & Carole Marchand
Elaine Marlowe
Larry & Alberta Meloro
Tammy Monday
Neil Montagino
Patrick & Sandra O’Brien
Lynn and Doug Moore
Devon Sinkler Newkirk
Eric & Tatiana Parker
Donna Patterson
Tami Pentek, Clerk of Courts
Will and Linda Petric
Todd & Julia Pew
Ashley Platt
Joanna Pretz-Anderson
Barbara Pruden
Brad & Diana Randolph
Rich Recker
Cheryl Regner
Frederick Robsel
Steve & Sally Searl
Ginny & Ted Seifert
Rose Marie Sezon
Annette Sheldon
David & Nina Shevchik
John Shouvlin
Jane Steward & Bill Palma
Susan Stocker
Brian & Jaclyn Trask
Tom Tyler
Judy Williams
Nancy Younessi





Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsorship of an Ashtabula Arts Center theater or dance production provides significant visibility for your organization. By sponsoring a production, your company logo will be seen by more than 2,000 patrons through print materials and more than 2,000 patrons via electronic communications.

Sponsors receive the following:

  • Sponsor logo on all promotional materials, including website, flyers, e-mail, ads, and Facebook.
  • Show flyers for sponsor to distribute to employees and customers at business location.
  • Poster highlighting sponsor on easel mounted at entrance of theater.
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment from the stage during welcoming remarks.
  • Full page sponsorship listing in show program.
  • Sponsorship listing in arts center newsletter throughout year (5 issues).

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Executive Director Meeghan Humphrey or Marketing & Public Relations Director Amanda Frazier.

Huffman-Mayer Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Huffman-Mayer Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors is our G.B. Community Theatre 2017-18 Season Sponsor


Ashtabula County Medical Center is our 2017 Nutcracker sponsor

Foundation Support

Support from family, community, and corporate foundations is essential for the Ashtabula Arts Center to serve the citizens of Ashtabula County, particularly economically disadvantaged participants, at-risk youth, and individuals with special needs. We are also grateful to our foundation supporters for the funding of special projects, such as our technology infrastructure upgrade and purchase of LED lighting instruments.

For the 2017-18 fiscal year, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the following foundations:

Ashtabula Arts Center Foundation
Ashtabula Foundation
Albert M. Ford Charitable Trust
The Conneaut Foundation
Herzog Family Foundation
Robert S. Morrison Foundation

Carol with Grant student reduced

Government Support

Funding generously provided by the residents of the State of Ohio via the Ohio Arts Council is critical to the success of the Ashtabula Arts Center as we follow our mission statement:  To preserve and promote the arts through education and entertainment across cultural boundaries—encouraging personal growth, cultural growth, and economic growth.
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Ashtabula Arts Center