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Become a festival supporter

Give Now ... Become a Festival Supporter

Your annual gift enables the festival to maintain the highest standards of artistic quality, at affordable ticket prices. Designating your gift as a 3, 4, or 5-year pledge is tremendously valuable to the festival, enabling us to plan for the future. Your 2014 gift may be received anytime through September 30, 2014. To be recognized in the 2014 festival playbill, we must receive your gift or pledge by May 31, 2014.

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...and make your contribution using your favorite credit card. Your gift will be recorded and you will receive the benefits associated with your donor level as detailed elsewhere on this page.

2014 Donor Levels and Benefits

  • Chancellor's Circle ($10,000 and up)
    • Artist “Meet-and-Greet” opportunity
    • Access to Schaefer Center lobby for pre-concert or intermission reception
    • Complimentary recording of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble concert series
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Artists' Circle ($6,000-$9,999)
    • Named performance or guest artist chair (with recognition in festival playbill)
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Bravo! Circle ($3,000-$5,999)
    • Two complimentary tickets to all Schaefer Center and Rosen Concert Hall events
    • Access to club level seating for Outdoor Concert
    • VIP parking privileges
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Benefactors' Circle ($1,200-$2,999)
    • Two complimentary tickets to the Outdoor Concert (stadium seating)
    • Donors at the $2,500 level and greater are eligible to receive the Chancellor’s Society Parking Pass (on-campus parking privileges)
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Patron ($600-$1,199)
    • Invitation to festival VIP events
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Contributor ($300-$599)
    • Concierge service (seating consultation) with Sarah Heustess, Director of Sales and Patron Relations
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
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  • Friend ($125-$299)
    • Email notification regarding upcoming events
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Member (Up to $124)
    • Recognition in annual festival playbill
    • Advance mailing of festival brochure, with early-bird ticket purchase opportunities
      • Give Now ... Become a Festival Supporter

Current festival supporters

An Appalachian Summer Festival deeply appreciates the support of its contributors. This list reflects contributions, pledges and gifts in kind made solely to An Appalachian Summer Festival's 2011 Annual Campaign. Please note that this list does not include gifts to other areas within Appalachian State University.

Festival Sponsors ($25,000 and above)

Chancellor's Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)

Artist's Circle ($6,000 to $9,999)

Bravo! Circle ($3,000 to $5,999)

Benefactor's Circle ($1,200 to $2,999)

  • Stan and Ellen Aeschleman
  • Mike and Wendy Brenner
  • Byrdie Rae Denison
  • Susan and Harvey Durham
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ted Finkel
  • Lawrence and Barbara Freiman
  • The Friedman Family – Ingrid, Mary, Max and Nick
  • Ralph Glaser, Jr. and John A. Pfeifer
  • Susie Greene
  • Sandy and Marc Kadyk
  • Mountain Lumber Co.
  • Rosanne and Ken Peacock
  • Edith S. Peiser
  • Betty Ramsay Pike
  • Steven Carter Price, AIA and Christopher Frye (in honor of Emma Price)
  • R.Y. and Eileen Sharpe Foundation
  • Minnie and Bob Snead
  • Sandi and Leonard Solomon
  • Kenneth and Gerry Wilcox

Patrons ($600 to $1,199)

  • Ira and Brenda Abrams
  • Joanne Brannon Aldridge
  • Sally and William Atkins
  • Diane and Joseph Bastian
  • Bob Caldwell Photography
  • Bare Essentials Natural Market / Mary Underwood and Ben Henderson
  • Frank and Kay Borkowski
  • Mr. Jack Branch
  • Sue and Steve Chase
  • Barry and Dottie Cook
  • Curtis Metty Knife Design
  • Dianne Davant & Associates
  • Elk River Club
  • Sonya Rabin Greenfield
  • Denise Grohs and Marshall Stein
  • Troy and Sarah Heustess
  • Larry and Nanci Tolbert Nance
  • Gary Bob Niemann
  • Photography 300
  • Bill Pelto and Linda Larson
  • River & Earth Adventures
  • John H. and Merida H. Steele
  • Sam Tallman and Mike Zuravel
  • Cindy Wallace and Allen Moseley

Contributors ($300 to $599)

  • Connie Adams
  • Appalachian Art Sales
  • Bangle Magazine
  • Joan and Bob Beber
  • Dick and Margaret Beckman
  • Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Carlton Gallery
  • Alan and Sally Cone
  • Doncaster
  • Eggers, Eggers, Eggers & Eggers Attorneys at Law
  • Merle and Louis Feinberg (in memory of Muriel Rosen)
  • Hank Foreman and John Baynor
  • Molle Grad
  • Megan Hayes and Michael Kitchell
  • Laurie and Mona Holtz
  • Hound Ears Club
  • Rosemary Horowitz
  • Jonathan Burton Photography
  • Rebecca Kaenzig
  • Nita and Tony Langer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Lawton, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Berge H. Markarian
  • Fred and Lisa Martin
  • Robert and Pat Mauldin
  • Sharon Mills
  • Park Terrell Photography
  • Gus and Jean Perry
  • Susan and Bruce Pettyjohn
  • Ron Redmon and Tom Normand
  • Denise and William Ringler
  • Roger's Trading Post
  • Gerard and Judith Rothschild
  • Marian and Tom Roy
  • Drs. Bernard and Michaela Segall
  • Eve and Sherwood Smith (in honor of Nanette and Budd Mayer)
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
  • Watauga Building Supply
  • Robert and Helen Weissberg
  • Janet H. Wilson

Friends ($125 to $299)

  • Appalachian Athletics
  • The Art Cellar Gallery
  • Bill Barbour
  • Paul and Gloria Barnett
  • Biltmore Estate
  • The Blowing Rock
  • John and Bettie Bond
  • Casa Rustica
  • Craig and Rose Bridgeman
  • Clyde and Jeannie Browning
  • Polly and Bob Capps
  • Eric Carle
  • Dennis and Anne Carlton-Jones
  • Jimmie O. Carroll
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Keith and Leota Cloyed
  • Mona and Norman Coll
  • Carl and Nelia Cunningham
  • The DandeLion
  • Arline and Stuart Darrow
  • de Provence et d'ailleurs
  • DeWoolfson Down
  • Doe Ridge Pottery
  • Charles Duke
  • Dee Dundon
  • Lynn and Barry Eisenberg
  • Emily Angle Photography
  • Judy Feinberg (in memory of Eddie Feinberg)
  • Peggy and Dick Flah
  • Anna Gaugert
  • Gaugert Financial (in honor of Anna Gaugert)
  • Sali Gill-Johnson
  • Bernard and Gwen Golan
  • Golden Cockeral
  • Ruth Gordon
  • Louis and Marcia Gottlieb
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Grenitz (in honor of Nancy Tafeen)
  • Gerald and Sydney Gura
  • Sandy and Jay Halpern
  • Hickory Crawdads
  • High Country Beer Fest
  • High Mountain Expeditions
  • Judge Howard Kaufman
  • Millie King
  • Kyle Keeter Fine Art
  • Ernest and Shelby Lane
  • Dr. Martin and Barbara Liebling
  • Fran and Harvey Lifton
  • Jane and Grady Lonon
  • Guy and Jane Lucas
  • Martin and Harrill
  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. McCarl
  • Ralph and Emily McCoy
  • Anonymous
  • Dan and Frances Moore
  • Susan B. Morgan
  • The Mustard Seed Market
  • Richard and Joyce Newman
  • Marty and Ellen Osman
  • Priscilla and Alex Popper
  • Bob and Karen Powell
  • Eva and Fred Rawicz
  • Mary Reichel and Rao Aluri
  • Stanley and Linda Reimer
  • Swanson and Ruth Richards
  • Theodora Robbins
  • Rock Dimensions
  • Shelly and Al Rosen
  • Traci Royster
  • Anne M. Ryan
  • The Sanctuary Day Spa
  • Nancy Schiller
  • Dr. Morry and Margie Segall
  • Bernice Snow
  • Megan Stage
  • Micki Stein
  • Stick Boy Bread Company
  • Cullie and Sylvia Tarleton
  • Capt. and Mrs. Bob Thompson
  • Tweetsie Railroad
  • Gary and Marlene Walter (in memory of Muriel and Arnold Rosen)
  • Renee Robbins Whitener
  • Fred and Helga Wilson
  • Carolyn G. Witt

Members (up to $124)

  • Gerald and Julia Adams
  • Harold and Ellie Aibel
  • Almost Rodeo Drive
  • Joe and Dolores Amoroso
  • Appalachian Evergreens, Inc.
  • Appalachian Ski Mountain
  • Art Walk
  • Ellis and Barbara Aycock
  • Dot and Mark Barber (in honor of Connie Adams)
  • Banner Elk Winery/Blueberry Villas
  • Kate Barrett
  • Michael and Joan Bell
  • David and Annette Benson
  • Barbara and Lewis Berman
  • Marian and Bernie Bernstein
  • Tom and Barbara Bernstein
  • Stephen Beyer
  • Charles and Ann Blackburn
  • Blue Ridge Vision
  • Boone Bagelry
  • Boone Bike & Touring
  • Wayne Braffman
  • Robyn Bumgarner
  • Barbara Burnstine
  • Char Restaurant
  • Anonymous
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • The Children's Playhouse
  • Evelyn Cooper
  • The Country Gourmet
  • Crossnore Weavers & Fine Arts
  • Jim and Elaine Crowell
  • Curviture Studio
  • The Custard Depot
  • Ruth and Duane Daggett
  • Dan'l Boone Inn
  • Helen O. Dellinger
  • Marion K. Dettbarn
  • Dollywood
  • Earth Fare
  • Erick's Cheese & Wine
  • Eseeola
  • Ruth and Stan Etkin
  • Rhonda and Nelson Faro
  • Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
  • Framing Works
  • Gamekeeper Restaurant
  • Betty Teem Gill
  • Gladiola Girls
  • Dan and Doris Glowa
  • Dr. William and Carol Goettman
  • Stan Gomberg and Terry Ross
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Arlene Gould
  • Ann Greene
  • Gregory Alan's
  • Clements Harper
  • Sammy Hartley
  • Ken Hendrix and Helen Sirett
  • High Country Signs
  • High Strung
  • Jacquelyn and Peter Hohenstein
  • Horn in the West & Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
  • Catherine A. Hosmer
  • Timothy Hunter
  • Iago
  • Incredible Toy Company
  • Margaret and Francis James
  • Murrell Johnson
  • Shirley Johnson
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Kalmus
  • Judge Howard Kaufman
  • Ingrid Kraus and Jeffrey Tiller (in memory of Frederick and Annie Kraus)
  • Janice LaCapra
  • Vivian Lager
  • The Last Straw
  • Barbara Lawrence
  • Le's Nail
  • Harold Levine
  • Renee and David Lieberman
  • Judith Liersch and Allen Jennings
  • Linville Caverns
  • Lucky Penny
  • Makoto's
  • Gregg and Bonnie Marland
  • Doug and Rebecca May
  • Guerry McLaurin
  • Merle Fest
  • Claire Merritt
  • Anonymous
  • Mary Etta Moretz
  • Doug and Susan Morton
  • Mountain Girl Gallery
  • Mountain Mamma's Bed & Biscuit
  • Mrs. Brumble's
  • Beth Mueller
  • Mystery Hill
  • Neaco
  • Pepper's
  • Diane and Elbert Perrell
  • Mike and Sandra Perry
  • Margaret R. Polson
  • Jerry L. Price
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Rivercross
  • Tish and Tom Rokoske (in memory of Margaret Roberts)
  • Dr. Leon Schwartz
  • John and Joy Safer
  • SciWorks
  • Marilyn Seward
  • James and Sandra Sheatsley
  • Tess and Paul Silverman
  • Dr. Murray Simon
  • Special Additions
  • Linda Spitzer
  • Leslie and Robert Stein
  • Swallow's Heart
  • James and Sandra Swenberg
  • Thistle Meadow Winery
  • Dr. and Mrs. W. Chandler Thompson
  • Pauline P. Thompson
  • Times Past Toys
  • The Town Tavern
  • Richard and Susan Tumbleston
  • Victoria's Paw Spa & Boutique
  • Wahoo's Adventures
  • Daisy Goodnight Waldrep
  • Watauga Eye Center
  • Bill and Judy Watson
  • Jan Watson
  • Lynne and Wes Waugh
  • Ruth Ann and Ralph Wenger
  • Wilma Weidman
  • Murray, Ursula and Ellen Weil
  • Hallie and Harry Wilson
  • Margaret Wolfe
  • James Young

Lifetime cumulative festival support

Since the festival's inception in 1984, many individuals, corporations and foundations have made significant contributions to the creation and growth of An Appalachian Summer Festival. This list recognizes their cumulative commitments:

$500,000 and above

$250,000 - $499,999

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Nanette and Budd Mayer
  • The Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer Family Foundation / Rowland's & Westglow Resort and Spa

$100,000 - $249,999

  • Mr. Paul H. Broyhill
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper / Mast General Store
  • Mr. and Mrs. Willard A. Gortner
  • Mariam Cannon Hayes
  • Mrs. Florence Hecht, Neal and Isabelle Amdur and the Flagler and Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Tracks
  • McDonald's of Boone / Venda Lerch
  • J. Bernard and Shirley Spector
  • Robert and Lillian Turchin
  • Mrs. Nan Van Every
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken Wilcox

$50,000 - $99,999

$25,000 - $49,999

  • Allen Wealth Management LLC
  • Appalachian Ski Mtn. and the Moretz Family
  • Barbara and George Ball
  • Hanes and Lida Boren / Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters
  • Frank and Kay Borkowski
  • Sen. and Mrs. James T. Broyhill
  • Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Cloyed
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Courshon
  • Byrdie and Ed Denison
  • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. Jim Furman - Wendy's of Boone
  • Dr. and Mrs. Lowell Furman
  • Susie Greene
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Jacobs
  • Ethel & George Kennedy Family Foundation
  • Laurelmor - A Ginn Company Resort
  • Lexington Furniture Industries
  • Linville Ridge Country Club
  • Mr. and Mrs. James T. Lynagh
  • Hospitality Mints, Inc.
  • Karen P. Minges
  • John and Joy Safer
  • Mark and Nancy Tafeen
  • Ms. Helen Taulman
  • Town of Boone
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dolph von Arx
  • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Whalen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Yergey

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Mike and Judy Adler
  • Drs. William and Sally Atkins
  • Charter Communications, Inc.
  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Inc.
  • Helen Clabough Foundation
  • Crestwood
  • Deer Valley Racquet Club
  • DeWoolfson Down Products, Inc.
  • Susan and Harvey Durham
  • Ted and Adrienne Finkel
  • Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies
  • The Friedman Family: Ingrid, Mary, Max & Nick
  • Mr. Robert F. Gilley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Julian Good
  • J.C. Goodnight
  • Goodnight Brothers Produce, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold Granoff
  • Sonya Rabin Greenfield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Hester
  • Billy and Ray Howell
  • The Nesor Foundation
  • Old World Galleries
  • Brent and Tricia Hall
  • Ms. Lynn Hill
  • Edgar and Nan Lawton
  • Harold Libby and Wanda Rayle-Libby
  • Daniel and Harlene Mitchum
  • Edith S. Peiser
  • Betty and Jesse Pike
  • Drs. Raymond and Judith Pulley
  • Anonymous
  • Ron Redmon and Tom Normand
  • The Rosen Family Children
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ross, Jr.
  • Sazingg Jewelers
  • The Sesame Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Singer
  • Bob and Minnie Snead
  • Gus and Frances Stavros
  • Marshall Stein and Denise Grohs
  • David and Ginnie Stevens
  • Helen K. Taulman
  • Kent Tarbutton / Chetola Resort
  • Tarheel Capital
  • Park Terrell Agency
  • Tweetsie Railroad
  • United Technologies Corp.
  • USAirways
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Vadia
  • Mr. Edward Vincz
  • Jeffrey and Cher Zavik