Arts at Avila Membership

Support the Arts at Avila

The Arts at Avila membership program provides members of the community an opportunity to experience great art through a variety of performances and exhibits, and an opportunity to support the programs and students that inspire them.

Friends of the Arts – $100

Sponsor of the Arts – $300

Patron of the Arts – $500

Goppert Performing Arts Center has 4 main stage theatre performances annually, performances in the Black Box Theatre and seasonal choral performances for members to enjoy. Thornhill Gallery has 4 seasonal shows featuring different artists and themes. The spring exhibit is completely student focused and shows off the talents of our amazing artists on campus as they prepare to enter the world.

All Arts at Avila members will enjoy 2 complimentary tickets to all theatre shows, gallery exhibits, and opening night receptions. Members will also be noted in theatre and gallery publications and will be listed in the online donor listing on the Arts at Avila website.

Laureate Circle of Arts

These donors have generously supported the arts at Avila University with cumulative giving in excess of $50,000 over their lifetime, specifically in support of arts facilities and art programs at the University. We are immensely grateful for their contributions.

Mrs. Jean M. ’76, ’18 & Mr. William M. ’18 Buchanan
Constance M. Cooper Charitable Foundation
Roderick J. & Jo Anne Cyr Foundation
Mr. Joseph T. ’16 & Mrs. Susan Fahey
Mr. David W. ’76 & Mrs. Geri Frantze
Vita Goppert Charitable Trust
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation
William T. Kemper Foundation
The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Victor E. & Caroline E. Schutte Foundation
Victor E. Speas Foundation
The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
The Sunderland Foundatiion
Mr. James & Dr. Sue King Willcox ’79
Mr. Edward & Mrs. Mary Agnes Thornhill and Family
                Ms. Jill E. Thornhill, Ms. Margot A. Thornhill, Mr. Mark A. Thornhill, Mr. Thomas Thornhill, Mr. Robert & Mrs. Mary Ellen Dick

2023 & 2024 Arts at Avila Members


Mr. Richard Alessio ’75
Mrs. Jane Bohnenstiehl
Ms. Laurie Dearing
Dr. Brian DePoy
Ms. Amy Drouin
Mrs. Rose Marie Falco ’47
Ms. Molly Fisher
Dr. Leah Gensheimer, Ph. D.
Ms. Darby L. Gough
Mr. Greg Lever ’85
Mr. Jeremy Lillig, ’03, CSJA
Dr. Sue Ellen McCalley Ph.D.
Dr. Amy & Mr. Nicholas Milakovic
Dr. Jeffrey & Suzanne Myers
Dr. Marcia C. & Mr. Jean Pasqualini
Mr. Matt Schwader-Harbor
Mr. Darren Sextro


Mr. Dan and Mrs. Carol Davis          
Ms. Laurie Dearing
Mr. Phillip M. Fiorini
Mr. Troy & Dr. Paige Illum
Mr. Paul & Mrs. Mary K. LeCluyse
Mr. Randy & Mrs. Alicia Murillo
Prof. Benjamin D. Pascoe M.F.A.
Mr. Ryan ’09 & Dr. Regina ’95 Staves
Mrs. Diana M. & Mr. Jim Taylor
Mr. Richard Snedegar ’17 & Dr. Jordan Wagge


Dr. Alexandra & Mr. Bill Adams
Mr. David & Mrs. Kelly Armstrong
Fr. Keith Branson C.P.P.S. 
Dr. Amity H. Bryson
Mrs. Jean ’76, ’18 & Mr. Bill ’18 Buchanan 
Dr. James & Mrs. Hanen Burkee 
Dr. Carol K. Coburn
Mrs. Amy & Mr. Jeremy Drouin
Mr. Joseph ’16 & Mrs. Susan Fahey 
Dr. Leah K. Gensheimer Ph.D. 
Mr. Richard & Dr. Charlene Gould
Dr. Andy W. Jett 
Dr. Stacy L. Keith Ed.D.
Ms. Shirley Loesch
Dr. Lawrence C. & Mrs. Jan Marsh 
Ms. Maggie Mohrfeld & Mr. David Davis
Dr. Jeffrey & Mrs. Suzanne Myers 
Mr. Dennis J. & Mrs. Ann M. O’Hare
Mr. Rob M. Scoles ’88
Dr. Darrin Smith 
Mr. Thomas ’06 & Mrs. Stephanie ’08 Sullivan  
Mr. David A. & Mrs. Ginny Woy

Patrons continued…

KC Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Helen Alder, CSJ
Laverne Aufmuth, CSJ
Ann Charles Everett, CSJ
Rosemary Flanigan, CSJ
Helen Flemington, CSJ
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ*
Jeanne Janssen, CSJ*
Mary Frances Johnson, CSJ*
Ann Landers, CSJ
Mary Margaret Lazio, CSJ
Mary Kay Liston, CSJ
Patricia Lorenz, CSJ
Shawn Madigan, CSJ*
Mary McKay, CSJ
Rose McLarney, CSJ
Marilyn Peot, CSJ
Gabrielle Smits, CSJ
Ruth Stuckel, CSJ
Rita Francis Voivedich, CSJ
*Board of Trustees

2023 – 24 Theatre Season

Click the play poster for more information and to secure your tickets!

Sep. 28 – Oct. 1, 2023
Nov. 16 – 19, 2023
Feb. 22 – 25, 2024
April 18 – 21, 2024

2023 – 24 Thornhill Gallery Season

Glitch Mommy: Forty Days and Forty Nights
by Rita Koehler
August 21 – October 6
Collections of the Subconscious
by Allison Bowman
October 23 – December 7
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Presented with Avila’s Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Social Justice
January 8 – March 21, 2024
Senior Show 2024
Avila University Graphic Design Students
April 8 – May 12

Featured 2023 Musical Performance

December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Goppert Performing Arts Center

With several ensembles there are many ways to experience great choral music. Each presentation is entirely free to the public.
For information on all performance dates and locations call the Box Office at 816.501.3699

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