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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 October 12, 2021

  • 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 +)
    • 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
    • William and Marna Mateer
    • Chris and Carmi Murphy
    • Gerald H. Shaffer
    • Thomas F. and Anita J. Veldman
    • Welter Foundation
  • Gold Level ($2,500 +)
    • Anonymous (2)
    • Mr and Mrs Robert Elick
    • The Frank Family Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
    • Mary Beth and Greg Giczi
    • 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
    • Nancy and Richard Saunders
    • Barbara Williams
    • John D. and Carol Zeglis
  • Silver Level ($1,000 +)
    • Shirley M. Anderson
    • Anonymous (3)
    • Bruce and Linda Bancroft
    • Dr. James and Carolyn Barnes
    • Rick and Cindy Beckermeyer
    • Kathy Malone Beeler
    • George and Janice Beutter
    • Jo Ann and Joe Blazek
    • Kimberley D. Bow Sundy
    • Janette Burkhart-Miller
    • Julie and Thomas Brenner
    • Jack and Karen Cittadine
    • Peg Claeys
    • Barbara Clausen
    • Marianne Corr
    • Monali Das
    • Ann and Fred Dean
    • Richard and Jean Dennen
    • Barbara Dillon
    • Fred and Mary Jane Ferlic
    • Tom and Susan Fischbach
    • 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
    • Dan Hektor and Tela Schulman-Hektor
    • Steven and Ann Herendeen
    • Linda Higbee
    • Mary Suzanne Horan
    • Keim and Sylvia Houser
    • Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hughes
    • Interstate Asphalt
    • Nancy Johnson
    • Carol and Craig Kapson
    • Bob and Pat Kill
    • Trevor and Kim Kubatzke
    • Richard Lamanna
    • Drs. Gail English and Nels Leininger
    • John Lloyd
    • Jill Long Thompson
    • Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lux
    • Arlene Mark
    • Chris Maziar
    • Dr. Debra and Rodney McClain
    • Judith McDowell
    • Max and Lydia Mertz
    • William and Linda Meyer
    • Jane K. Miller
    • Robert Mitsch
    • Dr. and Mrs. Brian Moloney
    • Pat and Carol Moody
    • Neil and Diane Orians
    • Sue and Philip Panzica
    • Gerard and Katie Parent
    • Michael and Amy Phend
    • Dr. Yupadi Prasertwanitch
    • Donna and Mark Richter
    • 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
    • James F. and Sherry L. Smith
    • Robert and Christine Smith
    • Eve Sobol
    • William and Jennifer Squiers
    • Carolyn Stacik
    • Perry Stow and Andrea Mather-Stow
    • Lawrence Szymanski
    • Patricia Taplick and Dan Groteke
    • Susan Vanek
    • Mike and Dena Wargo
    • Peggy Weed
    • Patrick and Jeannie Welch
    • Phid and Jeff Wells
    • Noel D. Wycliff
  • Bronze Level ($500 +)
    • Louise and Stephen Anella
    • Anonymous (8)
    • Dottie and Tom Arnold
    • James and Lauren Arnold
    • Reginald F. Bain
    • Stuart and Paula Barb
    • Tania Bengtsson
    • John and Denise Berscheit
    • Donna and Brad Beutter
    • Hayley Boling
    • Elizabeth Naquin Borger
    • Brian and Kelly Bowen
    • Brian and Jeannelle Brady
    • George and Martha Buckingham
    • George and Patricia Burgoyne
    • Peter and Chasten Buttigieg
    • Terri Calkins
    • Edward and Carla Chester
    • Joseph and Linda Christophel
    • Geoff and Kathie Church
    • Frank and Patricia Criniti
    • Julia A. Crume
    • Mary Pat and Robert Deputy
    • Candy Discavage
    • Ann and Paul Divine
    • Robin and Lisa Douglass
    • Greg and Mary Downes
    • Joel and Amy Duthie
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Eisele
    • Jill and Chris Erb
    • Diane Eskridge
    • Susan and David Findlay
    • John Fischer
    • James Fisko
    • George and Kathy Freese
    • Timothy and Katherine Fulnecky
    • Steven and Susan Funk
    • Lynn Groenleer
    • Lowell and Judy Hamel
    • Edward and Joan Hardig
    • Janice and Larry Harding
    • Deborah Harris
    • Sharee and Frank Hartman
    • Charles S. Hayes
    • Jennifer and Frederick Helmen
    • Paul and Christie Helquist
    • Bruce Heustis and Marcia LeMay
    • Jane Hoffman
    • Michael and Janice Imgrund
    • Robert and Judith Jochem
    • Rowan Kelley and Amanda Miller Kelley
    • Maggie Kernan
    • Charles and Gretchen Kimble Fund
    • Richard and Susan Klepinger
    • Stephen and Hillary Lagattuta
    • Brian and Ginger Lake
    • Betty Laramore
    • Robert Lerch
    • Rebecca Levack
    • Timothy and Sue Liddell
    • Jeanne Liechty and Michael Dickens
    • Ann and Gary Linley
    • Lyla Lockhart
    • Grace and Robert Lotter
    • Jason and Kirsten Marker
    • William A. 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
    • Anila and James Mondabaugh
    • Kevin and Anita Morrison
    • Mary Naquin
    • Mark and Kathleen Neal
    • John and Janice O'Leary
    • Kent and Katherine Perry
    • Michael and Susan Pound
    • Garry Rawlings
    • Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider
    • Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
    • Rachel Ridley
    • Gene Rogers
    • Jean Rogers
    • Marty and Maddie Root
    • David and Mitzi Sabato
    • Dr. William and Diane Sarnat
    • Judy and Bob Schmuhl
    • Byron and Eloise Smith
    • Jennifer and Mark Smith
    • Ellyn Stecker and Peter Smith
    • Mark and Vicki Smucker
    • Tom and Joyce Sopko
    • Richard Stoldt and Deborah Martin-Stoldt
    • Rebecca Stoltzfus and Kevin Miller
    • George and Barbara Stump
    • Barbara Warner**
    • Charles and Mary Weber
    • Wendzonka, Cynthia
    • Robert F. Werner Jr. and Kathleen A. Werner
    • Dorothy and Dar Wiekamp*
    • Martyn and Kathleen Wills
    • Marcus Winchester
    • Jody Wiseman
    • Nancy Wuthrich
    • Michael and Julie Yates
    • Douglas and Janette Yoder
    • Kenneth E. Yoder
    • Linda Yoder

* Deceased Charter Director

** Deceased