children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

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“It showed me that theatre is more than the performers and running a perfect show. It’s about the people you meet and the family it creates.” Big Bad Wolf Cast Member

Thank you!

Together, we raised $5,900 this #GivingTuesday. Thank you to all those who gave and spread the word. We truly could not do what we do without your donations. Thank you so very much!

This #GivingTuesday, Give the Gift of Theatre to a Child

Each year, Children’s Theatre of Elgin brings hundreds of children and their families together to create long-lasting memories, life lessons, and friendships through quality performances. In the 32 years of CTE’s existence, over 100,000 people have been impacted in some way by what we do – and we hope you’re one of those people. 

On December 3rd, CTE will work to reach its goal of $3,500 raised in one single day. (Or, if you want to start early, donate today! Your gift will still count toward the goal!). Here are some ways you can help us reach our goal:

  • Donate on (or before) December 3rd!
  • Make your gift a monthly donation! If you can give $5, $10, $20, or more per month, that really adds up for CTE and doesn’t break your budget! What about donating the amount of years you’ve been involved with CTE?
  • Share your story on social media on #GivingTuesday, and let others know how CTE has impacted your life. You and others like you who have experienced CTE for yourself are truly our greatest advocates.
  • See if your employer has a matching gift program that will make your gift go even further! Own your own business? Place an ad in a CTE program to gain great publicity for a good cause!

Countdown To #GivingTuesday 2019!









YOU can play a principal role at CTE!

Donor gifts make it possible for us to provide thousands of young people with outstanding live-theater experiences not otherwise attainable.

Our annual fundraising campaign runs from July 1 – August 15, but feel free to donate any time. Some sponsor levels include free tickets and program ads reach 2,000+ people at each production.

Won’t you help sustain the quality and affordability of CTE programs by donating today. ?



We are extremely grateful for the generous financial support and would love to add YOUR name to the list!

VIP’s ($500 or More)

Robert Krabbe and Andrew Bero
The Fetter Family
The Groth Family

Benefactors ($250-$499)

Paul and Carole Burris
Bev and Greg Cherry
The Coats Compound
Mr. and Mrs. John Gage
Melissa Rack
Porter and Tipawan Reed

Patrons ($150-$249)

Kathy and Frank Catalano
Mary and Nevin Dulabaum
John and Mary Early
Carlene and David Kellenberger
Mary McCarthy
Elizabeth Niemeier
Faith L. Peters
Catie Early Thompson and Nick Thompson
Christine and Oktay Tosun
Jess and Mike Yeska

Friends ($50-$149)

Allison Cherry
Colleen Heffernan
Lenore Schusler


BRAVO Magazine
Dixon Dance Academy, Inc.
Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin
Elgin Community College Arts Center
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Karas Restaurant Group
O’Brien Corporation


Elgin Community College Arts Center
EFS Foundation
Grand Victoria Foundation
Elgin Cultural Arts Commission
Palmer Foundation