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Directors' 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.

Begin or Renew Your Directors' Circle Membership

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

Updated December 14, 2022

  • Diamond Level ($10,000 +)
    • Hari and Seema Agarwal
    • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
    • Estate of Jack and Shirley Appleton
    • Billie and David Bankoff
    • Arthur J. Decio*
    • Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust
    • The Garcia Family Charitable Foundation
    • Frank Greene
    • Mrs. Sue Hiler
    • Anne Hillman**
    • James and Jill Hillman
    • James and Christine Kelly
    • Michael and Karen Leep
    • Don and Joan Lyons
    • Barb and John Phair
    • Ernestine M. Raclin
    • Robby and Pamela Rask
    • Pat and Sue Ruszkowski
    • Lorrie and Bill Schmuhl
    • James F. Shea
    • Craig D. Sullivan and Cynthia L. Harris
    • Sonny* and Dee* Tepe
    • Janet and Larry Thompson
    • Barbara Wind
    • Wen and Susan Wu
  • Platinum Level ($5,000 +)
    • Estephan R. Awad
    • Edward L. Carrico
    • Katy and Tim Demarais
    • Bipin and Linda Doshi
    • Roger and Joyce Foley
    • Dave and Ginny Gibson
    • Howard and Marie Goodhew Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
    • Brian and Melinda Inniger
    • Mike and Dianne Kelbel
    • Marijo and Kevin Kelly
    • Ralph Komasinski and Katherine Humphreys
    • Michael and Rebecca Kubacki
    • Chris and Carmi Murphy
    • Gerald H. Shaffer
    • Thomas F. and Anita J. Veldman
    • Welter Foundation
  • Gold Level ($2,500 +)
    • Anonymous (2)
    • Dallas and Dawn Bergl
    • Julie and Thomas Brenner
    • Richard and Jean Dennen
    • Mr and Mrs Robert Elick
    • Mary Beth and Greg Giczi
    • Hand Family Foundation, Inc.
    • James W. and Sally F. Hubbard
    • Glenn and Patty Killoren
    • Sara and Abraham** Marcus
    • Perry and Ida Reynolds Watson III
    • Susan Ohmer and Donald Crafton
    • Jeff and RaeLee Rea
    • William Richey
    • Dr. and Mrs. Mark A Richter
    • Barbara Williams
    • John D. and Carol Zeglis
  • Silver Level ($1,000 +)
    • Shirley M. Anderson
    • Louise and Stephen Anella
    • Anonymous (3)
    • Bruce and Linda Bancroft
    • Dr. James and Carolyn Barnes
    • Kathy Malone Beeler
    • George and Janice Beutter
    • Jo Ann and Joe Blazek
    • James Bowman
    • Kimberley D. Bow Sundy
    • Dirkus Callahan
    • Jack and Karen Cittadine
    • Peg Claeys
    • Barbara Clausen
    • Marianne Corr
    • Monali Das
    • Ann and Fred Dean
    • Barbara Dillon
    • Fred and Mary Jane Ferlic
    • Tony Fitts and Ramona Payne
    • Martha Foreman
    • Stephen and Barbara Fredman
    • Jody and Mike Freid
    • Mrs. L. Craig Fulmer
    • Rodney and Carol Ganey
    • Van and Jean** Gates
    • Gates Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
    • William and Leslie Gitlin
    • Maggie and Steve Goldberg
    • Trent Grocock
    • Janice and Larry Harding
    • Dan Hektor and Tela Schulman-Hektor
    • Steven and Ann Herendeen
    • Linda Higbee
    • Mary Suzanne Horan
    • Keim and Sylvia Houser
    • Duane and Beth Huffer
    • Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hughes
    • Interstate Asphalt
    • Nancy Johnson
    • Thomas and Nondas Lynn Joyner
    • Carol and Craig Kapson
    • Bob and Pat Kill
    • Richard and Susan Klepinger
    • Trevor and Kim Kubatzke
    • Richard Lamanna
    • Drs. Gail English and Nels Leininger
    • John Lloyd
    • Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lux
    • Paul and Jessica Maich
    • Chris Maziar
    • Dr. Debra and Rodney McClain
    • Judith McDowell
    • William and Linda Meyer
    • Jane K. Miller
    • Robert Mitsch
    • Dr. and Mrs. Brian Moloney
    • Pat and Carol Moody
    • Leigh and Marcia Morris
    • Neil and Diane Orians
    • Sue and Philip Panzica
    • Gerard and Katie Parent
    • Michael and Amy Phend
    • Howard and Charlotte Poole
    • Dr. Yupadi Prasertwanitch
    • Claude and Mary Renshaw
    • The Honorable James W. Rieckhoff
    • Charles Rizzo
    • Judith Robert and Thomas J. Kapacinskas*
    • June Rollinger
    • Steve and Connie Rufenbarger
    • The Paul Saltzgaber Memorial Fund for Reading, Writing and the Arts
    • Kenton and Sally Schreck
    • Cari and Barry Shein
    • James and Patricia Short
    • Tom and Maria Slager
    • Robert and Christine Smith
    • Eve Sobol
    • William and Jennifer Squiers
    • Carolyn Stacik
    • Rebecca Stoltzfus and Kevin Miller
    • Perry Stow and Andrea Mather-Stow
    • George C. Stump
    • Lawrence Szymanski**
    • Patricia Taplick and Dan Groteke
    • Richard Treckelo
    • Susan Vanek
    • Denise Wagner
    • Mike and Dena Wargo
    • Peggy Weed
    • Patrick and Jeannie Welch
    • Robert F. Werner Jr. and Kathleen A. Werner
    • Martyn and Kathleen Wills
  • Bronze Level ($500 +)
    • Anonymous (8)
    • Dottie and Tom Arnold
    • James and Lauren Arnold
    • Reginald F. Bain
    • Stuart and Paula Barb
    • Tania Bengtsson
    • John and Denise Berscheit
    • Hayley Boling
    • Elizabeth Naquin Borger
    • Brian and Kelly Bowen
    • Brian and Jeannelle Brady
    • George and Martha Buckingham
    • George and Patricia Burgoyne
    • Terri Calkins
    • David and Kirsten Campbell
    • Edward and Carla Chester
    • Joseph and Linda Christophel
    • Geoff and Kathie Church
    • Eugene Cocanower
    • Frank and Patricia Criniti
    • Julia A. Crume
    • Dale and Mary Lou Deardorff
    • Mary Pat** and Robert Deputy
    • Candy Discavage
    • Ann and Paul Divine
    • Robin and Lisa Douglass
    • Greg and Mary Downes
    • Joel and Amy Duthie
    • Marcia Eichhorn
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Eisele
    • Jill and Chris Erb
    • Diane Eskridge
    • Susan and David Findlay
    • George and Kathy Freese
    • Victor Gamble
    • James and Charlene Gunn
    • Lowell and Judy Hamel
    • Edward and Joan Hardig
    • Deborah Harris
    • Sharee and Frank Hartman
    • Charles S. Hayes
    • Jennifer and Frederick Helmen
    • Paul and Christie Helquist
    • Bruce Heustis and Marcia LeMay
    • Kevin Hochstedler
    • Jane Hoffman
    • Martha and Scott Hollett
    • Michael and Janice Imgrund
    • Robert and Judith Jochem
    • Rowan Kelley and Amanda Miller Kelley
    • James Kendle
    • Maggie Kernan
    • James and Nancy Krzyzewski
    • Stephen and Hillary Lagattuta
    • Brian and Ginger Lake
    • Betty Laramore
    • Michael and Karen Lemmon
    • Charles Leone
    • Robert Lerch
    • Rebecca Levack
    • Timothy and Sue Liddell
    • Jeanne Liechty and Michael Dickens
    • Ann and Gary Linley
    • Lyla Lockhart
    • Jill Long Thompson
    • Sara Marbach
    • Jason and Kirsten Marker
    • William A. and Luann Mashke
    • Nathan and Sonya Mateer Rempel
    • Donald O. Maylath
    • Laurence** and Barbara McHugh
    • Joann and Brian McMahon
    • Stephen and Connie McTigue
    • Shari and Tom Mellin
    • Brad and Mickey Miller
    • Robert and Diana Mitchell
    • Anila and James Mondabaugh
    • Kevin and Anita Morrison
    • Mary Naquin
    • Lewis and Belle Naylor
    • Mark and Kathleen Neal
    • Thomas and Marlene Nowak
    • Donald E. Nuner, Jr.
    • John and Janice O'Leary
    • James and Pamela O'Rourke
    • Katherine and Kent** Perry
    • Kathy and Thomas Platt
    • Joan Polaskey
    • Michael and Susan** Pound
    • Carol Purdy
    • Garry Rawlings
    • Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider
    • Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
    • Rachel Ridley
    • Jean Rogers
    • Paul and Melinda Romanetz
    • Dr. William and Diane Sarnat
    • Nancy and Richard Saunders
    • Judy and Bob Schmuhl
    • Jane Sears
    • Tania Shaum
    • Byron and Eloise Smith
    • Jennifer and Mark Smith
    • Ellyn Stecker and Peter Smith
    • Mark and Vicki Smucker
    • Oliver Songlingco
    • Tom and Joyce Sopko
    • Rich and Donna Vavra-Musser
    • Barbara Warner**
    • Charles and Mary Weber
    • John and Hannelore Weber
    • Phid and Jeff Wells
    • Dorothy and Dar Wiekamp*
    • Marcus Winchester
    • Jody Wiseman
    • Nancy Wuthrich
    • Pam and Don Wycliff
    • Michael and Julie Yates
    • Douglas and Janette Yoder
    • Kenneth E. Yoder
    • Linda Yoder
    • Kathryn and Lorenzo Zeugner

* Deceased Charter Director

** Deceased