THANK YOU, ACADEMY DONORS

As a nonprofit, your gifts are essential for our mission and the Academy thrives with your support. Every gift matters to us. Your donation to the Academy goes far beyond a membership level–your gift is an investment in the future of our community.

“It’s hard to believe that we have such a fantastic place to come together here in Lynchburg – a place where our children can learn to relate to each other and learn about the arts and teamwork. Every time I’m at the Academy, I’m simply in awe of what we have created and the Academy deserves our continued support.”
– Chal Nunn 

“The Academy brings such life and community to our beloved city! I love knowing my contribution supports an organization that not only brings arts to a diverse population, but showcases and enriches our growing downtown. Being an Academy donor instills in me a sense of pride and community.”
– Sydney Bolton 

DONOR RECOGNITION

The Academy is grateful for the support we received in 2023. Academy Members are recognized and honored in our Annual Report for their contributions between January 1 – December 31.

Perennial Society Members

The Perennial Society celebrates and honors those who contribute $2,000 or more to the Academy’s annual fund for programming and operating support.

Perennial Members

Level 7 Members $10,000+

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Terry & Bob Brennan
Jill & John Fees
Frances J. Giles
Elizabeth & Michael Harrington
Todd Leap & Mark Little
Robin & Rick Loving
Patricia Merryman
Mary & Rob Taylor
Sally & Davis Von Oesen
Randall & John Watts

Level 6 Members $5,000 - $9,999

Sharon Ainslie
Jennifer & Watt Foster
Cheryl Giggetts
Rebecca A. Hawkins
Christie & Kevin Hooper
Betsy & Hugh Jones
Ula & Alan Kauppi
Jane Larkin
Anna & Paul McWane
Leland Melvin
Susan & John Mullin
Leslie & Kimball Payne
Kandy & Rick Scruggs
Verna & Preston Sellers
Tami & Mike Shadler
Kelly & Kirk Tattersall
Kay & Kent Van Allen
Anitra B. Webster
Jane & Kenneth White
Heather & George Zippel

Level 5 Members $2,000 - $4,999

Susan & Jim Ackley
Peggy & Billy Andrews
Moira Rafferty & Robert Bass
Betty Lynn & John Blanks
Carole H. & David L. Bowen
Betsy & Mike Brogan
Vivian & Howard Brown
Kitty & Wilton Burgess
Valerie & Jim Burruss
Amy & David Carrier
Bettye & Al Chambers
Cornelia Christian
Lucy & Robert Cook
Joy Hilliard & Tim Courville
Joni & Carrington Crawford
Emily & Brian Crowder
Mary & Jud Dalton
Lynn & Jim Daly
Trudy & Jimmy Davidson
Nancy Harvey Davidson
Rosemary & George Dawson
Adgie & Alex Dirom
Beth Doyle
Julie & Peter Doyle
Clarkie & Tom Eppes
Margaret Anne & Cap Eschenroeder
Ann & Rodger Fauber
Kathy & David Firth
Jenna & Ron Fisher
Libby & Paul Fitzgerald
Anne & Jack Flippin
Rebecca & Nick Frye
Doni C. Guggenheimer
Janie & Tom Hall
Maria & Lucas Hayden
Jennifer & Melvin Hinton
Aubrey C. Hord
Cinda & George Hurt
Crystal & Todd Irby
Elaine & Bill Johnson
Sandra J. Kanehl
Nancy & Bill Kershner
Mary Ellen & Matt LaFreniere
Elizabeth B. Laundon
Gordon Leggett
Heather & Kenneth Leopold
Cheryl & Dean Lindeman
Catherine & Mike Madden
Sue & Brad Malcolm
Patti S. McCue
Kari & Edwin McIlvaine
Peggy & Bill Nolley
Katy & Chal Nunn
Ellen & Thomas Nygaard
Whitney & Robert O’Brian
Becky & Bobby O’Brian
Kristen & Mick O’Neill
Anne & Evan Ownby
Elaine & Corey Passman
Kappa McGee Peddy
Hoa & James Peery
Florence & Ned Perrow
Ellen & David Petty
Becky & Greg Porter
Michael Powers
Mary Jane & Charlie Pryor
Pat & Reggie Pugh
Dana & Jim Redmond
Larry H. Redmond
Alexis V. Richards
Cary Roberts
Sue Ott Rowlands
Marc A. Schewel
Betsy & Ben Smith
Elizabeth & Aaron Stroud
Bill Stuart
Stephanie & Bob Sullivan
Joan & Ted Swanson
Sallie & Walker Sydnor
Holly & Jason Trent
Sonji & Joseph Turner
Roger Vaden
Catherine Varner
Christine & Dennis Vrooman
Robin & Jim Warner
Meredith & Stuart Whetsell
Alex & Sackett Wood
Marty & Jim Wright
Melinda & James Youngblood

Annual Members

Level 4 Members $1,000 - $1,999

Anonymous
Ellen & Lloyd Agnew
Betty & John Alford
Suha & Ala Alzaben
Heather & John Barnard
Elizabeth Bentov & David Speroni
Rose M. Blankenship
Mary Ann & William Booz
Donna & Brian Bowen
Debbie & Scott Brabrand
Pamela & Michael Bradford
Mary & Stuart Brust
Louise & Malcolm Campbell
Carrie Cobb & Chris Parandian
Kim & Matt Combs
Nancy & William Cook
Karen & Drake Covey
Connie & Steve Crank
Christina Delzingaro
John C. Farnandez
Polly & Bob Flint
David Flippin
Robin & Nate Foutz
Judy & David Frantz
Mary Catherine Garrison & B. Marshall Wood
Polly & Bob Garbee
Leigh & Billy Giles
Helen Gilmer
Patricia & Tony Gowen
Carey Gravely
Pegeen & John Griessmayer
Donna & Robert Headley
Sarah & Tim Hellewell
Hermina & Donnie Hendricks
Megan & Matt Huffman
Courtney & Ted Hunt
Cathy Grossman & Jeffrey Kushinka
Rachel & Robb LeMasters
April & Will Likins
Ella & Mark Magruder
Susan & Peter Manion
Sandra & Aubrey L. Mason
Jean & Sam Meeks
Jennifer Wills & Javaun Moradi
Susan & Richard Morris
Alison Morrison-Shetlar & Robert Shetlar
Phyllistine & Samuel Mosley
Dorothy & Richard Niles
Michael Nolan
Nancy & Peter O’Brien
Bill Overacre
Donald G. Pendleton
Susan B. Piepho
Sarah & Andrew Proctor
Edna & Steve Puckette
Benjamin Reagan
Lori & Jon Roark
Leslie Salmon
LaDonna Shedor
Kerry & Jose Silva
Sheron Simpson
Diane Stroud
Terry Thompson
Mary Lynn & Lee Tucker
Margi & Rob Vaughn
Emily & Lynch Vranian
Liz & Scott Wade
Judy & John Walker
Joseph Warren
Jessica & Drake Watts
Helen & Tracy Wheelock
Mina & Robin Wood
Trisha & Lester Wooldridge
Betsy & Dick Worthington

Level 3 Members $500 - $999

Sallie & Mike Anthony
Mary Stuart & Thomas Battle
Tansey & Joshua Binder
Leslie Binns & Phillip Reiman
Sallie C. Blosser
LeAnne Bock
Louise & Buck Bradley
Ed Burnette
Hanna B. Burruss
Nancy J. Cameron
Sarah & John Capps
Holly & Tom Capps
Regina & Dennis Carter
Mattie Cassidy
Alisha Childress
Ida Cole
Laura & Jess Crumbley
Charlotte & G.R. Cyrus
Gayle & Michael Daly
Kimberly Diello
Loretta Doty
Sarah & Jim Dunstan
Julie & Reid Ebert
Ann & Stephen Fabirkiewicz
Anja & John Falcone
Rachel & Ryan Gagen
Blair Godsey
Becky Green
Allison & Brian Jablonski
Myles Jackson
Heidi & Blitz James
Emily & Fritz Jenkins
Susan & Glen Jenkins
Cheryle & Lewis Johnson
Kensie Johnson
Lalla & Roger Johnson
Ashley & Geoffrey Kershner
Amy & Scott Kowalski
Tina & Skip Kughn
Kimberly Lankford
Dina Gregory & David Lee
Catherine W. Lynn
Karen & Allen Majewski
Marian Major
Kris & Dennis Marcinik
Sally McBratney
Martha & Terry Miller
Perry & Victor Millner
Laura & Mark Miner
Norman Moon
Susan & Larry Moxley
Linda & Robert Palmer
Debra C. Penn
Helen Petrill
Christiane Ploch & Joseph Wawro
Nicole & Christopher Plucker
Susan & Eames A. Powers
Monica & John Prahinski
Janice Puckett
Margaret R. Putnam
Donna & Rick Read
Corean & Anthony Reyes
Alison & Jason Richardson
Carole M. Royer
Anne & David Royer
Stevie & Dan Savage
Patricia & Matt Schewel
Yvonne Z. Schewel
Peggy & Wayne Schwartz
Kate & Walker Sigler
Jennifer & Shep Sittason
Lysa Slay
Ann Smith
Georgeann & Parks Snead
Shelley & John Stone
Anne Talley
Anne & Rodney Taylor
Kathleen Terrell & Dave Spangler
Stephanie Thomas
Jasmine & Joseph Tucker
Kathy & Gary Urquhart
Ashley-Rae & Jeremy Vaughan
Melissa Ventre
Diane & Billy Walker
Corinne & Massie Ware
Nollner & Smokie Watts
Jeanette & Glenn Wertz
Kennon & Charles White
Heidi & Tom Wigboldy
Taylor & Patterson Wilhelm
Anne & Bunny Wood

Level 2 Members $200 - $499

Anonymous
Monica & Philip Abatecola
Heather Allen
Cameron & Paul Anctil
Tracy & Albert Baker
H. Brock Barkley, Jr.
Joy & Robert Bashore
Gigi & Ted Batt
Betsy & George Beam
Sara Beck & Park Chisolm
Kathryn Becker
Debra & David Bernardi
Judy & T.C. Berryman
Deliece & Fred Blanchard
Sara W. Bond
Martha & Dennis Booker
Jane & Bob Bowden
Patricia M. Bower
Alice & Charlie Boyd
Alec Brebner
Nancy & Doug Brockman
Valerie Buda
James Burnette
Daryl Calfee
Margie B. Callahan
Anne & Bill Calohan
Samantha & James Citty
Susan & Kevin Cope
Lois & Mark Coward
Laura & John Craddock
Sallie & Ted Craddock
Kathy Cudlin
Sally Curtis & William Sellari
Amy & James Davis
James L. Deddens
Cynthia Deutsch
Marge C. Dillard
Katherine Hughes & Bert Dunn
Ann Echols
Betty D. Edmunds
Brenda & Bob Elliott
Zel Farrow
Jeffrey Fedorko
Jean & Kiah Ford
Holly & Dan Frazier
Michaela & Urs Gabathuler
Jussara & Ismael Gama
Patty & Mitch Garbee
Lauren Beach & Don Giles
Sally & John Gilkey
Jodi & Mike Gillette
Sarah & Tim Gosnell
Nancy Gray & Jean Stewart
Rodney J. Griebel
Sarah & David Guza
Chip Harvey
Laura Simms Hengerer
Virginia E. Holt
Lindie Honsberger and Matt Forbes
Betsy & Dennis Howard
Ellie & John Hubbard
Susan Jennings
Cindy & Steve Jester
Peggy C. Karpenske
Patty & Conrad Kauppi
Stephanie & Dave Keebler
Danielle & Matt Kinnier
Kelly & Martin Knight
Linda & Paul Kolodny
Lydia Langley
Judy & Doug Lee
Dena & Michael Lee
Stephanie & Russell Lescault
Sally & Bob Leslie
Danielle & Chris Lewis
Kaye Lipscomb
Lisa & T.J. Liston
Kris & Matthew Lloyd
Mary & Joe Loiselle
Luke J. Malloy
Jennifer & Keith Mann
Debbie Martin
Julie McAuley Gonzalez
Katharine & Ed McCann
Kimperly & Courtney Mosley
Denise & Travis McDonald
Mary Kathryn & Bill McIntosh
Julianne & Dwain McMullen
Sherri & Thomas Meyer
Kaye & Ben Moomaw
Martha & Jerry Moore
Laura & John Morgan
Margi & Jim Murphy
Mary Barney & David Neumeyer
Chris Noel
Kathleen Olinger
Arline & Donald Ore
Beth Packert & Rich Burke
Debra & Roger Pede
Gisela & Jurgen Pest
Sara Peterson
Purnell H. Pettyjohn
NaSonja Pinder
Karen H. Pollok
Carol J. Pomper
Gail & Norman Porter
Kathryn & Richard Pumphrey
Ann Richards
Susie & Todd Richards
Diane & Mott Robertson
Stefanie Schmitz
Sandra Scott
Deirdre & Sam Serio
Shannon & David Shaw
Frankie Slaughter
Anna Smalls
Anh-Thu & Jonathan Smith
Karen Smith
Amanda & Ian Smithson
Amanda Stiff
Martha & Raymond Stokes
Judy & Dick Stowers
Dorothy M. Swain
Bill Symonds
Emma & Sutton Tinsley
Persis & John Tinsley
Sonya Todd
Dabney & Mike Treacy
Sergei Troubetzkoy
Robert V. Turman
Gail & Luke Van Dyke
Lisa & Robert Vogel
Kate & Chuck Wall
Jessica & Peter Ward
Phebe & Bill Wescott
Norma & John White
Carole Whittle
Leah & Scott Wiebe
Jennifer Woofter
Izzi Diaz Young

Level 1 Members $75 - $199

Wilson Acevedo
Brenda Adams
Ms. Linda Adams
Gregory & Amy Alber
William Aldrich
Adrienne Allen
Pattie Ames
Linda Andrews
Robert Aronstam
Kathie Avital
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Bailey, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Baker
Libby Barksdale
Kevin Barnes
Victoria Bartholomew & Jordan Reeves
Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Bass
Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Baum
Scott Beebe
Charles Bennett
David & Linda Berg
William Billingsley
Mr. & Mrs. David S. Black
William & Robin Blackman
Richard Blanton
Patricia Blount
R. Mark Bogia
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Bowden
Patricia Bradbury
Bethany Brinkman
Lisa Broughman
Mr. & Mrs. F. Hampton Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brown
Marta Browning
Brenda Bryant
Mr. Winston W. Burks
Lonnie Calhoun
Terri Campbell
Ms Karen E. Campbell
Austin Candler
Stephen Carpenter
Hellen & William Carrington
Karen Carter
Gary Case
Paul Caskey
John Chermak
Jennifer Claiborne
Jacqueline Clements
Mr. & Mrs. Hal Craddock
Breanne Crandall
Linda Cyr
Catherine & Randall Dalton
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Wilson L. Dickerson, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. James Dillard
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Dillon
Lisa Dirom
Christina Dray
David Duby
Patti Dunnavant
Maryann Dupes
Georgie Easter
Garry Evans
Christopher Faraldi
Dr. Elizabeth B. & Mr. David A. Farnsworth
Steve Farrar
Gary Fichter
Mrs. Charlotte A. Fischer
Mrs. Charlynne M. Flippin
Linda Fowler
Dr. & Mrs. Parham R. Fox
Patricia Franklin
Suzanne Franklin
John Freck
Brianne Friberg
Brian & Carole Friend
Caroline Fuller
Amy Gallagher
Edgardo Gamis
Jacquie Glanz
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Glass
Mr. & Mrs. R. Edward Godsey
Dana Goetz
William & Whitney Gregory
Dr. & Mrs. C. Earl Guthrow, Jr.
Wendy Hall
Marjorie Hamilton
Victoria Harper
Kendra Harvey
Sheila Harvey
Marie Hawkins
Mrs. Cheryl F. Hawkins
Will Henderson
Hailey Hermosa
Joel Hesch
Mr. & Mrs. William F. Hickey, III
Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Hilt
Rita Hobbs
Mr. & Mrs. Graham Hollenbeck
Valerie Holmes
Mr. & Mrs. C. Garnett Horner
Randy Howard
Jeffery Hume-Pratuch
Mr. & Mrs. William E. Hunt, Jr.
Lucy Hurlbut
Phoebe & Scott Hyman
Stephanie Iannuzzi
Russell James & Brenda Tanner
W G Jennings
Mr. & Mrs. Loyd A. Jennings
Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Jensen
Karen Jones
Norah Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Philip Kershner
Nancy Koes
Steve & Diane Lacy
Tracey Langseth
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney P. Laughon
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Layne
Susan Leazer
Mr. & Mrs. Abe Loper
Mrs. Shirley Lynde
Scott Magill
Brian Marker
Patricia Marshall
Ms. Traci Martin
John Maxey
Mrs. Langhorne L. McCarthy
Mrs. Liane McCready
Mrs. Anne McDaniel
Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel McGovern
BJ McGraw
Mr. & Mrs. Wallace G. McKenna, Jr.
Barbara Mehler
Thomas Metzinger
Diane Mezzano
Manfred Mibus
Karen Miller
Linda Miller
Hope Moffa
Kimberly Morey
Tom Morgan
Deborah Morris
The Hon. & Mrs. J. Leyburn Mosby, Jr.
Beth Mullen
Dr. James H. Mundy
Michelle Nace
Mr. & Mrs. J. Randolph Nelson
Dale Nichols
Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Norton
Mr. Edward Novak
Gena O’Keefe
Mr. & Mrs. John O’Keeffe, Jr.
Christopher Ogden
Mr. & Mrs. William H. Ogden Jr.
Barbara Okes
Jason Oliver
Deborah Parkins
Dee Parsons
Kenneth Patchell
Brooke Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Tulane Patterson
Dr. & Mrs. James M. Peery, Jr.
Mr. David Perault
Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore
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Amanda Pierzala
Ruth Pillow
Dr. & Mrs. Peter Ploch
Valerie Poindexter
Gayle Puckette
Ms. Mary Purcell
Shereen Ramos
Julian Raven
Ethel Reeves
Sydney & Hunter Retan
Alana Revely
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Riddick
Adriel Roberts
Lucecita Rodriguez
Taylor Rodriguez
Christine Rooney
Terry Rose
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Rosner
Samantha Russell
Deneen & Stephen Safritt
Mrs. Sharon Sale
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Saunders
Mr. & Mrs. L. Vincent Sawyer, Jr.
Jeffery & Sally Schneider
Charlene Scott
Edward Shallock
Larry Shanaberger
Lynn Shapiro
Brenda Short
Natalie Short
Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Shoultz
Amy Shrock
Clay Skelton
Jeanell Smith
Mr. Anthony Smith
Nicole Smith Boyd
Gary & Joanne Snyder
Ms. Jannett Spearman
Valerie St. John
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Stiffler
Dr. Brenda & Mr. John Stokes
Donna Storm
Yvonne Taylor
Dr. Christine & Mr. Steve Terry
Ophelia Thomas
Melody Thomasson
Ms. Marie Tomlin
Mrs. William O. Tucker, Jr.
Jody Turner
T. & Marjette Upshur
Mr. & Mrs. Hans Van de Graaf
Jody Van Tassell
Catherine Vance
Dr. & Mrs. David A. Vaughan
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Vessells
Christina Wagner
Dorothy Watts
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Watts, II
Paul Webb
Jamee Wetzel
Carey Whitehead
Chris Williams
Linda Williams
Mr. & Mrs. James D. Williamson, III
Steve Willis
Judith Wilson
Laura Wise
Eugene & Sandy Wolanski
Daniel Wood
Izzi Young
Tyler Young
Sheila Zentmeyer

Corporate and Institutional Donors

$10,000+

Ainslie Foundation
Al Stroobants Foundation
Genworth Foundation
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Harry C. & Jenny W. Hartless Philanthropic Fund
Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust
National Endowment for the Arts
The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond
Virginia Commission for the Arts

$5,000 - $9,999

McKinnon and Harris Inc.

$2,000 - $4,999

Bethea S. Owen Trust
Centra Health
Philip N. Daly Charitable Trust

$1,000 - $1,999

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
L3Harris Foundation
Member One Federal Credit Union
Old Dominion Box Company Foundation
Wiltshire Charitable Fund

$500 - $999

Falcon Partners

$75 - $499

BWXT PAC Match Program
The Women’s Club of Lynchburg

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