children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


Thank you for your support! 

Announcing CTE’s Summer Fundraising Project

Double the Dollars!

As a nonprofit, CTE relies on donations from people like you to continue giving our young people opportunities to learn and grow through theatre. If you’re wondering how you can make your gift go further, we have some great news! CTE is happy to announce a new donation option: Company Matching Programs.  Many companies have matching programs where they will match their employee’s charitable contributions through a company matching program, and this year, tax regulations are allowing corporations the opportunity to deduct greater amounts to charity!  If you’re not sure if the company you work for offers this, we encourage you to ask!

This summer, in addition to CTE’s standard donation tiers, we are adding a new donation tier for people who donate to CTE through their company match program.  Now through September 24, if you donate a minimum of $50 to CTE/FVTC through your company match program, as a thank you from us, you will receive two tickets to the CTE/FVTC show of your choice!  Not only that, we’ll ensure your seats are centrally located and near the front of the house – a great spot to see your cast member in action!

How Do I Donate Through the Double the Dollars Project?


  1. Donate at least $50 to CTE through your company’s matching program before September 24, 2021
  2. Present a receipt to CTE showing that you gave to CTE through your company’s matching program
  3. Tell us what show you’d like to see with your two complimentary tickets! Please note that these seats are released for general sale as we get closer to the show, so be sure to let us know in advance so you don’t miss out!

YOU can play a principal role at CTE!

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

You can give as an individual or in the name of your business. 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 want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and donors for all they do for us through their generosity. Thank you also to everyone who donated anonymously through our Facebook fundraisers on Giving Tuesday. We are truly grateful for those gifts, and for the ones listed below. Thank you for keeping the curtain up for CTE!

VIP’s ($500 or More)

David Comings and Ginny Becker Comings
Mr. and Mrs. John Gage
The Groth Family

Benefactors ($250-$499)

Erin Brown
Greg and Bev Cherry
Cindy Kline
Melissa Rack
Tracy Shue
Jess and Mike Yeska

Patrons ($150-$249)

Nick Amoroso
Dr. Rocio del Castillo
Fran Mitchell
Elizabeth Niemeier
Brian Randolph
Travis Solberg
Kori Stoll
Catie Early Thompson and Nick Thompson

Friends ($50-$149)

Bob Krabbe and Andy Bero
Raphael Boghosian
Allison Cherry
Mary and Ned Dulabaum
Meghan Early
The Karas Family
Stephanie Keo
Jeffrey Meglin
Sharon Mietus
Fran Mitchell
Lucy and Todd Niemeier
Kris Nilson
Beth Olson
Jennifer Pearl


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