children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company

Giving Tuesday 2018!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated on November 27th during Giving Tuesday 2018, which is the day set aside after Black Friday for people to support their favorite charities and non-profits. The generous donors listed below contributed $3,122, which will be matched by a grant from the Grand Victoria Foundation, bringing the total to a fabulous $6,244!

It’s incredibly meaningful to have these kind people remember CTE with a monetary gift that will go toward lots of opportunities for young people and the community to experience CTE’s brand of live-theater right here in Elgin.

A standing ovation to the wonderful donors below! Those marked with an asterisk are also winners of 2 comp tickets for CTE’s 2019-20 season.

  • Julie Akemann
  • Peter and Donna Akemann
  • Anonymous (6 donors)
  • Aska*
  • Paul and Jean Bednar
  • Shana Bender
  • Leelee Bermudez
  • Shirlann and Raphael Boghosian
  • Keith and Dawn Brill
  • Allison Cherry
  • Bev and Greg Cherry
  • Chris Cherry
  • Andy Cody
  • Amy Dolney
  • Catie Early
  • John and Mary Early
  • Meghan Early
  • Michelle Esfahani
  • Elizabeth Gleason
  • Sabrina Grenert*
  • Jonathan Horn
  • Rylee McCormick*
  • Michele Lichner
  • Miriam A. Lytle
  • Millie (Former Cast Member)
  • Maeve and Fiona Nolan
  • Dr. Clare Ollayos
  • Beth and Steve Olson
  • Shae
  • The Shue Family
  • The Chicago Shues*
  • Ella Thompson, Future CTE Performer
  • Oscar Thompson, Future CTE Performer
  • Jocelyn Vanderwiel
  • Mike and Jess Yeska


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!

VIPs ($250+)

David Akemann
Peter and Donna Akemann
Paul and Carole Burris
Greg and Bev Cherry
The Coats Compound
John and Gwen Gage
The Groth Family
The O’Brien-Dull Family
The Randolph Family
Porter and Tipawan Reed

Benefactors ($150-249)

Dawn Bushaus and Bob Romano
Kathy and Frank Catalano
Mary and Nevin Dulabaum
John and Mary Early
Fox Valley Beaux Arts
Gabi Ruth’s Grandparents
Mike and Teresa Hopkins
Chris Jakubowski
Carlene and David Kellenberger
Faith L. Peters
Christine and Oktay Tosun

Patrons ($75-149)

Allison Cherry
Lenore Schusler
Catie Early Thompson and Nick Thompson
Jess and Mike Yeska


Dixon Dance Academy, Inc.
Elgin Community College Arts Center


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