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Director's Circle

Dedicated and select. That describes what the WNIT Directors' Circle stands for.

Individuals like you who, by your commitment, contribute to the total annual support that is the foundation of WNIT's operations. Your very important contribution makes possible the outstanding programs and services that everyone in Michiana enjoys.

We are grateful to members of the WNIT Directors' Circle for their annual financial support and commitment to WNIT, now and in the future. To demonstrate our appreciation, we are pleased to make available the following benefits when you become a member of the WNIT Directors' Circle.

Diamond Level - Annual Contribution: $10,000+

  • All the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze benefits
  • Preferred seating at WNIT special events

Platinum Level - Annual Contribution: $5,000+

  • All the Gold, Silver, and Bronze benefits, plus
  • An Opportunity to host a PBS personality at a WNIT special event

Gold Level - Annual Contribution: $2,500-$4,999

  • All of the Silver and Bronze benefits, plus
  • An Invitation to "Lunch with the President" of WNIT for you and a guest

Silver Level - Annual Contribution: $1,000-$2,499

  • All of the Bronze benefits, plus
  • An Invitation to all WNIT special programs and events
  • Opportunity to attend celebrity appearances during in-studio productions

Bronze Level - Annual Contribution: $500-$999

  • Invitations to all Directors' Circle receptions
  • Advance notice of special programs and events
  • An annual subscription to the WNIT bimonthly programming guide, The Planner
  • Recognition of your Directors' Circle support in The Planner
  • A Subscription to The Director , WNIT's quarterly Directors' Circle newsletter

Current WNIT Directors' Circle Members

  • Diamond Level ($10,000 +)
    • Ed and Sue Hiler
    • Craig D. Sullivan and Cynthia L. Harris
  • Platinum Level ($5,000 +)
    • Arthur J. Decio
    • Irions Foundation, Inc.
    • Ernestine M. Raclin
    • Welter Foundation
  • Gold Level ($2,500 +)
    • Anonymous (1)
    • Susan and David Findlay
    • Margaret and Albert Gutierrez
    • Susan Kay Hintz
    • James W. and Sally F. Hubbard
    • Sara and Abraham Marcus
    • Chris and Carmi Murphy
    • Perry and Ida Reynolds Watson III
    • Ernest and Gerda Zeller
  • Silver Level ($1,000 +)
    • Anonymous (1)
    • David and Billie Bankoff
    • Liz and Tom Borger
    • Barbara K. Clausen
    • Monali and Promit Das
    • Jack and Phyllis Davis
    • Katy and Tim Demarais
    • Robin and Lisa Douglass
    • William W. Erwin
    • Tom and Susan Fischbach
    • Stephen and Barbara Fredman
    • Craig and Connie Fulmer
    • Van, Larry & Bill Gates and Harry Shaffer Family
    • Mr. and Mrs. Van E. Gates
    • Dave and Ginny Gibson
    • Mary Beth and Greg Giczi
    • William and Leslie Gitlin
    • Maggie and Steve Goldberg
    • Dr. Elmer Graber
    • Edward M. Jordanich
    • Najeeb and Nancy Khan
    • Glenn and Patty Killoren
    • Rebecca and Michael Kubacki
    • Brian and Ginger Lake
    • Betty Laramore
    • Joan and Donald Lyons
    • Frank and Marsha Martin
    • Chris Maziar
    • V. Richard and Jane Miller
    • Dr. Laura L. Morris
    • Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    • Donna and Mark Richter
    • The Honorable and Mrs. James W. Rieckhoff
    • Judith Robert and Thomas J. Kapacinskas
    • Maritza Robles
    • Steve and Connie Rufenbarger
    • Pat and Sue Ruszkowski
    • Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schmuhl, Jr.
    • Cari Shein
    • James F. and Sherry L. Smith
    • Tom and Joyce Sopko
    • Perry Stow and Andrea Mather-Stow
    • Douglass J. and Anna M. Thompson
    • Mike and Dena Wargo
    • Jane J. Warner
    • Peggy Weed
    • Michael and Julie Yates
  • Bronze Level ($500 +)
    • Anonymous (3)
    • Dottie and Tom Arnold
    • Stephen and Nancy Ball
    • Bruce and Linda Bancroft
    • Stuart and Paula Barb
    • Brian and Jeannelle Brady
    • Edward and Carla Chester
    • Jack and Karen Cittadine
    • Gary Cornette and Marsha Miller
    • Marianne Corr
    • Thomas and Dorthy Corson
    • Rosemary and Fred Crowe
    • Ann and Fred Dean
    • Mary Pat and Robert Deputy
    • Greg and Mary Downes
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Eisele
    • Ken and Mary Eme
    • Jill and Chris Erb
    • Irene Eskridge
    • Dr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Ferlic
    • Tony Fitts and Ramona Payne
    • George and Katherine Freese
    • Jody and Mike Freid
    • Joan and Gerald H. Frieling, Jr.
    • Ruth and George Friend
    • Steven and Susan Funk
    • Rodney and Carol Ganey
    • Mr. and Mrs. John Goebel, Jr.
    • Dr. Paul and Margie Goldwin
    • Donald and Lynn Groenleer
    • James R. Hardesty
    • Janice and Larry D. Harding
    • Denise and Angel Hernandez
    • Anne Hillman
    • Leonard and Joann Isban
    • Carol and Craig Kapson
    • James and Christine Kelly
    • Gretchen and Dean Kimble
    • Barbara and Donald T. Kindt
    • Nels Leininger and Gail English
    • Gunnel B. Lofgren
    • Jerry and Becky Lutkus
    • Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lux
    • Gail and Robert Martin
    • Rex and Alice Martin
    • Barbara and Laurence McHugh
    • Rodney and Dr. Debra McClain
    • Tom and Shari Mellin
    • Brad and Mickey Miller
    • Jeffrey Miller
    • Pat and Carol Moody
    • Carol Ann Mooney and George Efta
    • Kevin and Anita Morrison
    • Mary Naquin
    • Philip and Mary Newbold
    • Nell Newton
    • Lida Thompson Norris
    • Barb and John Phair
    • Michael and Amy Phend
    • Nicholas and Jennifer Recchio
    • Dr. Rob and Lee Riley
    • Fred and Chris Rowe
    • Judy and Bob Schmuhl
    • Robert and Jo Anne Sennett
    • Tom and Maria Slager
    • Sonja K. Smith
    • Carl and Rita Schobert Snyder
    • Oliver C. Songlingco, M.D., P.C.
    • Dr. David Taber and Stephanie Scharf
    • Paul D. and Mary H. Tipps
    • Barbara Warner
    • Phid and Jeff Wells
    • Dorothy and Dar* Wiekamp
    • Joseph and Barbara Wind
    • John and Carolyn Wolf
    • Douglas and Janette Yoder
    • Julia Zahler

* Deceased Charter Director