The Donnelley $25K Challenge

We have completed the challenge! Check out our wonderful donors who raised their bar by scrolling down to the bottom page.

About the $25K Challenge

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelly Foundation’s Cash Reserve Challenge is a grant that challenges us to raise $25,000 of new money. Once we reach our goal of $25,000, GDDF will match that amount which will then add an additional $50,000 in to our Board Controlled Cash Reserve.


What classifies as new money?

If you have never donated to Remy Bumppo, any gift you give today will be matched.

If you haven’t given to Remy Bumppo in two yearsany gift you give will be matched.

If you are a current donor, any gift you give over your yearly giving will be matched.


Why a cash reserve challenge?

A cash reserve is vital to any business or organization, even a non-profit theater company. By building our reserve fund, we are able to take strategic artistic risks, invest in new opportunities, and weather any economic downturns. A stable cash reserve provides the infrastructure that can better support our artistic programming.

About the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supports over 150 small, professional arts organizations of all disciplines with general operations grants and an array of other kinds of support to help arts partners sustain their artistry and strengthen their operations.

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley $25K Challenge Contributors

We proudly recognize the following donors whose generous donation qualified for the match. For a full list of supporters, please visit here.

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Jonathan Abarbanel
Terri Abruzzo Callahan and Dave Callahan
Howard Ackerman
Sheila and James Amend
Burton Andersen
Tim and Holly Armour
Howard Aronson
Leslie Berman
John and Claudia Boatright
Scott Brickwood
Jeff Brown
Gary Bruce
Jenna Brucoli
Janet Burroway
Philip Chaffin
Molly Delia
Marcie Delia
Anjali Deolapure
Cecilia Dsouza
Margaret Dubay Mikus
Carol Eastin
Patty-Ann Fraser
Rosemary and Carl Gilmore
Matthew Giordano
Marilyn Glazer
Varda and Joel Goldman
Cynthia and James Goldstone
Margaret and Richard Gore
Donna Hapac and Victor Cassidy
Ginny and Thomas Helm
Doug and Ann Hendel
Elizabeth and Andrew Hibel

Katie Higaki
Diane Hires and Bill Crowther
Donald Honchell and Susan Horn
Marsha and John Hubbuch
Cate Humpage
Liz Humpage
Annika Jaspers
Neil and Diana King
Jeri King
Rita and Jim Knox
Jeffrey Kramer and Jan Kuhn
Susan Leith and Donald Kurasch
Lauren LaBorde
Anita Lamb
Phyllis and Jacob Lassner
Judith Scholl Lee
Linda Levine and Mark Heyrman
Nancy Levner
Roselind Lindau
Jane Lohmar and Mike McClure
Lee and Shirley London
Caitlin McAllister
Bill McCall
Paulette McDermott
Bridget McDonough
Lynda and William McKay
Kathleen and Tom Meenaghan
Melinda Moore
Mark Newton-Holmes
Mackenzie Nilsen
Ginny Noyes
Cheryl Lindstrom and Jose Pardo
Scottie Perry

Sandra Popik
Maggie Repel
Barbara and Charles Reynolds
Marjorie Rissman
Mary Rooney
Sheli and Burt Rosenberg
Debra Rosenberg and Joe Boyd
Bonnie and Alan Ross
Nick Rutkowski
David Scherer and Rose Lizarraga
Barbara and Barre Seid
Brian and Melissa Sherman
Lynne and George Simon
Alicja and Richard Skibicki
Norm Sloan
David Sperling
Robert and Gael Strong
John W. Swango
James Swanson
Mary and Edward Tamminga
Gina Tarullo
Nancy Taylor
Martin Treu
Sandy Wade
John Wallace
Lynn Wendt
Susan and David Westby
Connie and David Wojtowicz
Joseph Wolnski and Jane Christino
Anne Wrider
Emi Yamauchi
Lee and Betty Zausner