July 2016

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July 2016

Spotlight on Giving

In Kind

Ed Leahy of The Chicago Flyhouse Inc. teaches at the Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclasses

Giving to any organization is often referred to as Time, Talent, and Treasure.In this space each month we highlight those people who give treasure to USITT to help us further our mission. Beginning this month we recognize another way of giving treasure, In-Kind Giving. USITT’s activities are often supported by individuals and corporations that donate goods, materials, and space, at cost or free that are, in giving parlance, IN KIND gifts.

We want to make sure that people recognize the full generosity of corporations and individuals as they help us meet the goals and mission of the Institute.To do so, we have added this category so we can bring attention to all of our donors each month.

- USITT Exec. Director David Grindle

In-Kind Gifts

The following companies provided staff, equipment, and support for Elite Training 2016 in Las Vegas:

  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Meyer Sound
  • CM Entertainment Technology
  • Theatrical Concepts, Inc.
  • Silver State Wire Rope & Rigging
  • Tait Stage Technologies
  • Nicopress

The following provided staff and/or facilities for the 2016 Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses in Denver:

  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Wenger Corp./JR Clancy
  • The (JR Clancy) Green Machine Employees
  • iWeiss Theatrical Solutions
  • The Chicago Flyhouse, Inc.
  • Creative Conners, Inc.
  • Electronic Theatre Controls
  • Joe Champelli
  • Tim Kelly
  • DePaul University
  • Texas Scenic Co.
  • Entertainment Project Services
  • The Colorado Alliance of Technical Theatre Educators

Donors from May 16 to June 15, 2016:

Kook Fund

  • Sandy Bonds
  • Dennis Dorn
  • Kathleen Giebler
  • Andi Lyons
  • Sylvia Hillyard Pannell
  • Loren Schreiber
  • Charles Williams

New Century Fund

  • Andi Lyons
  • Barbara A. Murray In Memory of Jan Musson
  • Bobbi Owen In Memory of Barbara Matera
  • Charles Williams

New Century Fund - Diversity

  • Kasey Allee-Foreman
  • Rafael Jaen
  • Michael Katz
  • Andi Lyons
  • Michael Mehler
  • Linda Pisano In Memory of Tayneshia Jefferson
  • James Streeter  

New Century Fund - Rigging Safety

  • William Browning

Samuel Scripps International Fund

  • Sandy Bonds
  • William Byrnes
  • Kevin Rigdon
  • Loren Schreiber


  • Rafael Jaen
  • Andi Lyons
  • Barbara Murray In Memory of Jan Musson
  • Mark Shanda

General Operations

  • William Browning
  • Daniel Culhane
  • Dennis Dorn
  • Disney Parks Creative Entertainment
  • Emily Gill
  • David Grindle
  • Mickey Henry
  • Michael Katz
  • Scott Kincaid
  • Carl Lefko
  • Leslie Littell
  • Andi Lyons
  • Martha Marking
  • Leslie Marqua
  • Barbara Murray In Memory of Jan Musson
  • Estate of Sarah Nash Gates
  • Sylvia Pannell
  • Carolyn Satter
  • MJ Sedlock
  • Loren Schreiber
  • Sherry Wagner-Henry
  • Kimb Williamson

Fellows Fund

  • Sandy Bonds

Make a gift to USITT at www.usitt.org/giving.