January 2015

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January 2015

Spotlight on Giving

So Many Reasons to Support USITT

Dennis Dorn, when asked why he gives to USITT, provided not one, but many, many, reasons why he continues his support.

USITT influenced my career and those of my students, allowing them to be introduced to the industry especially during the Annual Conference & Stage Expo, with a large audience of attendees and the potential for networking with future colleagues and friends, as well as through the large readership of publications like Sightlines and TD&T.

It is important to me to give back to an organization that provided so many chances to offer others similar opportunity. Some ways to do this are:

  • Time and service;
  • Monthly or regular donations of small amounts;
  • Annual gift at time of conference or end of year;
  • Estate giving, which can be as simple as making USITT the first beneficiary on a life insurance policy, noting the amount with the balance going to family or other designees – OR disposing of appreciated stock that will save the donor a large tax bill.

I’ve done or do all of the above. Every little bit helps, especially when everyone gives, even just a little bit.

For a complete list of Mr. Dorn’s reasons for giving, click here »

Contributions from 11/15/2014 to 12/15/2014

Kook Fund

  • Alexandra Bonds
  • Dennis Dorn
  • Sylvia Pannell
  • John Stark
  • Zelma Weisfeld
  • Charles Williams

New Century Fund

  • Judy Adamson
  • Reid Neslage
  • Christine Troscher
  • Zelma Weisfeld
  • Charles Williams

New Century Fund - Rigging Safety

  • Carol Carrigan
  • Lori Furcinito
  • Janet Gramza
  • Jyle Nogee
  • William Reynolds
  • Joel Rubin, Ph.D.
  • Charles Williams

New Century Fund - Tayneshia Jefferson

  • Alicia Haley
  • Connie Leday

Samuel Scripps International Fund

  • Alexandra Bonds
  • Kevin Rigdon
  • Zelma Weisfeld


  • Richard Arnold
  • Eugene & Genevieve Hines
  • Jean Montgomery
  • Mark Shanda
  • Zelma Weisfeld

General Operations

  • William Browning
  • Dennis Dorn
  • Emily Gill
  • David Grindle
  • Tom Hackman
  • Brent Henry
  • Steven Jacobs
  • Linda Janosko
  • Carl Lefko
  • Mark Lohman
  • Jim Lucas
  • Martha Marking
  • Jean Montgomery
  • Sylvia Pannell
  • Anthony Phelps
  • Carolyn Satter
  • Sherry Wagner-Henry
  • Zelma Weisfeld
  • Kimb Williamson
  • The Expo Group

Fellows Fund

  • Joe Aldridge
  • Richard Arnold
  • Alexandra Bonds