FIRST STAGE's Fundraiser:

Running for the Future of First Stage

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We reached our fundraising goal, and I finished the Marathon in 4 hrs, 3 min and 15 seconds. Thank you all for your support. - Jeff

via Crowdrise 3 years ago

BENEFITING: FIRST STAGE

EVENT DATE: Oct 02, 2011

THE STORY:

Running for the Future of First Stage

As many of you know the coming season at First Stage marks our 25th year of transforming lives through theater, and there is much to celebrate! First Stage has grown to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. Committed to new play development, First Stage has presented nearly 40 world premieres in its history and has collaborated with renowned artists including Harry Connick Jr. and Stephen Schwartz, and award-winning authors Lois Lowry and Cornelia Funke.  Our Theater Academy, teaching life skills through stage skills, is the largest theater training program of its kind in the nation.  As Wisconsin’s leader in arts-in-education programming, First Stage’s dynamic Theater in Education programs promote active learning in our schools and our community, serving nearly 20,000 children each year.

As we celebrate our achievements, acknowledge the young people, artists and staff who made it possible, and honor the donors and audience members who have supported us through the years; a question arises. Having risen to such great heights, what do we do now? 

Runner and philosopher George Sheehan found himself in a similar spot after receiving an award as the outstanding distance runner of the year.  He answered thusly:

  • “No matter what I have done, it can still be done better. No matter how well it has been done, it can still be done better. No matter how fast the race, it can still be run faster. Everything I do must be aimed at that, aimed at being a masterpiece. The things I write, the races I run, each day I live. There can be no other way. “ -Running and Being, pg. 255.

George is right. No matter the heights we’ve reached, we can still climb higher by expanding our reach, increasing access and scaling to new artistic and educational heights. Taking inspiration from these noble words, I have decided to attempt my first ever full Marathon, the Lakefront Marathon on October 2nd and to dedicate my efforts as a fundraiser for the future of First Stage. I am Running for the Future of First Stage and our collective commitment to becoming better every day.

Please support my efforts to continue to make First Stage a masterpiece by making a donation of $25 or more. Or, join the team and start your own Fundraiser in support of our 25+ initiative!

 

-Jeff Frank

Artistic Director of First Stage

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To This Fundraiser

$10,326

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shelledy Family

    $50

  • DeRoche Family

    $25

  • John & Tammy Fricker

    $50

  • The Heston Family

    $50

  • Filmanow... family

    $100

  • Joyce and Bernard Bobber

    $100

  • Ray and Dawne Manista

    $100

  • Fischber... Variety

    $100

  • Elyse, BJ, Benji & Ariel Cohn

    $25

  • Michael and Carrie Mazza and Family

    $50

  • Mona Miller

    $50

  • Jessica Zappia

    $25

  • Dan and Barb

    $50

  • Venable Family

    $100

  • Christine Bestor

    $80

  • Sarah Hunt-Frank

    $100

  • Jim, Marianne & Kelly LeTart

    $50

  • Huenink Family

    $50

  • Jennifer Hubbartt

     

  • Stevenson Family

    $25

  • Severson Family

    $100

  • Luke Czerwinski & Family

    $25

  • The Lozier Family

    $50

  • Bill and Kari Foote & Family

    $100

  • The Heim Family

    $250

  • The Westlake Family

    $50

  • Steve and Angela Proell

    $100

  • the Kingsbury family

    $100

  • Chip O'Brien & Family

    $50

  • Brenda Skelton & Jim Bendtsen

    $100

  • Joe Rossi

     

  • The Nelsen Family

    $50

  • Melissa Watton

    $50

  • Desien Family

    $25

  • Majeski Family

    $25

  • The Tutton Family

    $100

  • The Charles Bechthold Family

    $100

  • Bonnie & Rob Lloyd

    $25

  • The Mitchell Kids

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Darrin Leiviska

    $50

  • The Burton Family

    $50

  • Nink Family

    $25

  • Lauren Pagenkopf & Mike McCafferty

    $50

  • Hapeman Family

    $50

  • The Fossum Family

    $100

  • The Keller Family

    $25

  • Amber Flanagan

     

  • Krell Family

    $25

  • mark metcalf

    $50

  • Van Dyke Family, Whitefish Bay

    $25

  • Jordan Ahnquist

     

  • Jason and Amy Taylor Diamond

    $100

  • Lily Frank

    $10

  • Dan Jones

    $262

  • Generous Matching Gift

    $2,500

  • Miranda Family

    $25

  • John and Kathleen Ledwith

    $50

  • Horne Family

    $125

  • Bill and Carol Gehl

    $250

  • Gayle Sergel

    $100

  • Kelsie Alling & Family

     

  • The Kapenga Family

    $25

  • Jane Peschel

    $100

  • Pogorelc Family

    $50

  • Sarah Kinn and family

    $25

  • Sean Voves

    $25

  • The Lynch Family

    $50

  • Gavin Rangel and family

    $25

  • McGinn Family

    $25

  • Martin Harrison

    $30

  • Elise coorough

    $50

  • The Hartnett Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John and Heidi Krueger

    $225

  • Heather Crouse and Megan Grizzle

    $25

  • The Brotherh... Family

    $100

  • The Schlager Family

    $25

  • The Gray Family

     

  • Joel Nettesheim

    $200

  • Heidi and Eric Salter and family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John & Carol Miller

    $25

  • Crowdrise

    $50

  • The Timmer Family

    $20

  • Whitehead Family

    $20

  • Stacie Hauenstein

    $15

  • Desimowich Family

    $50

  • Hildebrand Family

    $100

  • Josie, Tory and Jack Trettin

    $75

  • Patrick Schley

    $20

  • Steve McComick

     

  • Mary Beth Heup

    $25

  • Alan Kopischke

    $26

  • Mark E Penzien

    $50

  • Wendy and Rob Buettner

    $25

  • the Steege Family

    $50

  • Jackie and Richard Olds

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah Horn

    $25

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103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,326 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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FIRST STAGE

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102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Nancy Clarkin

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$150

 

30% Raised of $500 Goal

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Elaine Schlager

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$25

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Meredith Weigman

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Steve Obst

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Donor Comments

Sarah Horn

Sarah Horn

DONATION: $25

Thank you, First Stage, and well done, Jeff! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jackie and Richard Olds

Jackie and Richard Olds

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

the Steege Family

the Steege Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Wendy and Rob Buettner

Wendy and Rob Buettner

DONATION: $25

3 years ago