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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 April 13, 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
    • 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
    • Barbara Wind
    • Wen and Susan Wu
  • Platinum Level ($5,000 +)
    • 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
    • Frank Greene
    • Leonard Isban
    • 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
    • Brian and Melinda Inniger
    • 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
    • John D. and Carol Zeglis
  • Silver Level ($1,000 +)
    • Anonymous (3)
    • Bruce and Linda Bancroft
    • The Metta and Roger Barbour Charitable Fund
    • Dr. James and Carolyn Barnes
    • Rick and Cindy Beckermeyer
    • Kathy Malone Beeler
    • Jo Ann and Joe Blazek
    • James and June Blue
    • Kimberley D. Bow Sundy
    • Janette Burkhart-Miller
    • Julie and Thomas Brenner
    • Edward Carrico
    • Jack and Karen Cittadine
    • Barbara Clausen
    • Marianne Corr
    • Ann and Fred Dean
    • 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
    • Steven and Ann Herendeen
    • Mary Suzanne Horan
    • Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hughes
    • Interstate Asphalt
    • Nancy Johnson
    • Carol and Craig Kapson
    • Trevor and Kim Kubatzke
    • Richard Lamanna
    • Drs. Gail English and Nels Leininger
    • John Lloyd
    • Jill Long Thompson
    • Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lux
    • Paul and Jessica Maich
    • 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
    • Sue Neeb
    • Neil and Diane Orians
    • Sue and Philip Panzica
    • Michael and Amy Phend
    • Dr. Yupadi Prasertwanitch
    • Donna and Mark Richter
    • The Honorable James W. Rieckhoff
    • Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider
    • 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
    • Cari and Barry Shein
    • Tom and Maria Slager
    • James F. and Sherry L. Smith
    • Eve Sobol
    • William and Jennifer Squiers
    • Carolyn Stacik
    • Perry Stow and Andrea Mather-Stow
    • Lawrence Szymanski
    • Susan Vanek
    • Mike and Dena Wargo
    • Peggy Weed
    • Patrick and Jeannie Welch
    • Phid and Jeff Wells
    • Barbara Williams
  • Bronze Level ($500 +)
    • Eric and Sandy Amt
    • Louise and Stephen Anella
    • Anonymous (8)
    • Dottie and Tom Arnold
    • James and Lauren Arnold
    • Reginald F. Bain
    • Stephen and Nancy Ball (Pathfinders Advertising & Marketing Group, Inc.)
    • Stuart and Paula Barb
    • Robert and Pam Beam
    • Tania Bengtsson
    • John and Denise Berscheit
    • Donna and Brad Beutter
    • George Beutter
    • Nancy Binder
    • 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
    • Geoff and Kathie Church
    • Peg Claeys
    • Julia A. Crume
    • Monali Das
    • Richard and Jean Dennen
    • Mary Pat and Robert Deputy
    • 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
    • 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
    • Dan Hektor and Tela Schulman-Hektor
    • Grant and Virginia Hellwarth Charitable Fund
    • Jennifer and Frederick Helmen
    • Paul and Christie Helquist
    • Jane Hoffman
    • Michael and Janice Imgrund
    • Robert and Judith Jochem
    • Rowan Kelley and Amanda Miller Kelley
    • Maggie Kernan
    • 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
    • Jason and Kirsten Marker
    • William A. Mashke
    • 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
    • James O'Rourke
    • Gerard and Katie Parent
    • Kent and Katherine Perry
    • Michael and Susan Pound
    • Garry Rawlings
    • Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
    • Rachel Ridley
    • Maritza Robles**
    • Gene Rogers
    • Jean Rogers
    • Marty and Maddie Root
    • David and Mitzi Sabato
    • Dr. William and Diane Sarnat
    • Judy and Bob Schmuhl
    • Kenton and Sally Schreck
    • James and Patricia Short
    • Jennifer and Mark Smith
    • Robert and Christine Smith
    • Tom and Joyce Sopko
    • Ellyn Stecker and Peter Smith
    • Mark and Vicki Smucker
    • Richard Stoldt and Deborah Martin-Stoldt
    • Rebecca Stoltzfus and Kevin Miller
    • Barbara Warner**
    • Charles and Mary Weber
    • Wendzonka, Cynthia
    • Robert F. Werner Jr. and Kathleen A. Werner
    • Dorothy and Dar Wiekamp*
    • Martyn and Kathleen Wills
    • Jody Wiseman
    • Nancy Wuthrich
    • Michael and Julie Yates
    • Douglas and Janette Yoder
    • Linda Yoder

* Deceased Charter Director

** Deceased