Donor Program

Donor Spotlight

Renee Weldy

Meet Shadowbox Live Donor Renee Weldy! Renee grew up on a pig farm in rural Minnesota, attended college in Wisconsin, worked in Minneapolis, Wichita and Boston until she finally moved to Columbus in 1988. Renee now works for Verizon as a business analyst in their IT Division.

Renee’s first Shadowbox Live experience was at 2Cos Cabaret in 2000. After attending many shows, she ventured over to the Shadowbox Cabaret at Easton where she regularly attended shows for a few years and then switched back to 2Cos as she found she “missed the intimacy and style of performance that 2Cos offered.” When 2Cos closed, Renee says she was “absolutely heartbroken!” As much as Renee admits to loving the Santa Babies, she “sure does miss those Christmas Queenies!!” These days, Renee attends all brands of Shadowbox Live shows accompanied by her boyfriend Michael Love, her sister Effie and any out of town friends and family.

As a longtime supporter of Shadowbox Live, Renee fondly recalls attending and being blown away by Shadowbox’s first Sunday Musical, The Who’s Tommy, but when asked about her favorite Shadowbox Live memory, mentioned the number of Fireball fundraisers she attended at Valleydale including the event where Stacie Boord’s water broke.

In addition to supporting Shadowbox Live, Renee donates to the OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens and the Berwick Civic Association, but admits the majority of her local charitable giving goes to Shadowbox Live. Renee also submits these donations to Verizon which matches her contributions to Shadowbox Live! Renee feels donating to Shadowbox Live is an “important way to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work, dedication and immense talent of the Shadowbox Metaperformers.” She says Shadowbox is “a one-of-a-kind theatre,” and she “sees Shadowbox as one of the best things about living in Columbus!”

We recognize Renee for her continued support, great generosity and willingness to solicit her company’s support on our behalf! For more information on becoming a Shadowbox Live Donor, or Company-Matched Donations, contact Edelyn “Eddy” Parker at 614-416-7625 or

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Stacie Boord

For over 20 years, Shadowbox LIVE has produced world-class performances, spanning the artistic spectrum from sketch comedy, rock ‘n ‘roll and musicals to original rock operas, drama, dance theater and new media, always putting its emphasis on the unparalleled live experience. It is now our pleasure to be able to apply our experience of the arts and the business of theater to our educational outreach efforts through the Shadowbox Academy.

Our continued success and ability to embark on new endeavors is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you.

In addition to making a critical impact on our weekly “bottom line,” your donation plays a big role in continuing to support the transition into our Brewery District home, including the build out of our state of the art rehearsal space! This project is a major step forward for Shadowbox Live as well as the facilities we will share with the Shadowbox Academy students. We are very excited – and grateful – to take that step with you.

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Thank You Shadowbox Live Contributors!

We are incredibly grateful for the contributions of this year’s donors (Winter 2012-2013). Your generosity allows Shadowbox Live to continue to bring its unique entertainment to the Columbus community. From all of us, thank you! We hope all our donors will continue to support our artistic endeavors!

Shadowbox Live
Personal Contributors

Lead Role – $10,000 – $19,999
Rich & Karen Rosen Family Fund of the Columbus Foundation

Rehearsal Captain – $2500 – $4999
Shaun, Jennifer & Will Brown
The Bolon Trust

Chorus – $1000 – $2499
Brad & Kim Mullin
Coach Nicholas & Janet Fletcher
Drs. Jeff Sams & Linda Hall
Keith & Carol Crabtree
Larry & Heather Baugess
Louis & Wilma Weirick Fund of the Columbus Foundation
Neal & Leslie Weill
Renee Weldy
Rick & Diana Wolterman
Steve & Peggy Yoder, Ashland, OH
The Stobart Family
William & Nancy Macke
Xenia Palus

Understudy – $500 – $999
Ann Bostic
Cathy & Brad Morgan
Charlie Runtz & Josie Granger
Eric & Susan Wittenberg
Jym “The Weatherman” Ganahl
Larry & Donna James
Luis & Marcy Machado
Margaret Schubbe & Don Muir
Rick & Yvonne Brown
Roger & Jill Rill
Shirley & Mitch Cochran
Sid & Patty Drumheiser
William Habig

Stage Hand – $100 – $499
Alison Barret
Amber & Ruby Hart
Anna & Josh Rode
Anne & Gordon Bisdorf
Barry Liss
Bill Lager
Bill & Rhoda Gilbert
Bob McWilliams & John Poole
Brent Bennett
Bruce & Margaret Burns
CJ Curtis
Carla Willey
Chad Readler
Cheyenne Duckro
Craig & Kristin Street
David & Anna Kurtz of WVA
David & Lynn Boardwine
Dennis & Sue Zimmerman
Donna Christensen
Edward Jackson
Elizabeth Kessler
Erik & Carrie Tritsch
Everett Fridenmaker
“Fire Marshall Bill” Carroll
Gene Dahnke
Gregory Couch
Heath Whalen
In Memory of Sandi Fridenmaker
Jason Dutton
Jeffrey Wolf
Jim & Jackie Shulman
John Dake
Dr. John DeSando
Kristin Watt
Lee Hess & Irene J. Levine
Lee & Pam Mash
Lisa & Trent Reed
Linda Baas
Mike & Karrie-Ann Cheng
Pat Cash
Pat & Randy Krumm
Phyllis & John Hizey
Robert Redfield & Carolyn Merry
Russ & Linda Coffman
Ruth Perry
Sally Blue & Dan Brown
Sean Gilbow
Steve & Susie Carr
Tanya Curtin
Tim Wagner & Katie Russell
Tom & Jody Pizzuto
Valorie Long
Vanessa & George Arnold
Victor Moore
Wayne Miller

Usher – $50 – $99
Amy & Dudley Irvin
Bert & Drema Sergent
Bill Zapp
Carlos Garcia
Chad Stiteler
Courtney Bricker
Mr. & Mrs. David Powell
Helmut J. Kremling
Jim Bruner & Rick Riley
Randy Kuklinski
Richard & Jana Heitsman
Sally Grimm
Todd Dieffenderfer
Tom, Jeanene & Heather Tooill

Doorman – $49.99 and Under
Alisa Dickerson
Allen Cope
Andrew Seipel
Anne McIntire
Art Phillips
Barbara Damiano
Brad Bolon
Carl Crabtree
Carlene White
Carrie Knaub
Cody Debevoise
Debby Gunell
Deb & Jerry Kranitz
Don & Diane Hayford
Donna Pinketonno
Drew Belpedio
Edward Eybel
Edward Razler
Ellen Dennis
Gary & Gloria Gruehl
Iris Mankin
Jamison Harned
Jaqueline Hopper
Jared Cave
Jeffrey Luedke
Jenna Collins
Jennifer Palmer
Jeremiah Olney
Jessica Robinson
Jill Hofmans
Joseph Farley
Joseph Jones
Joseph Ulery
Joseph Rowland
Josh Stallard
Kathleen Thompson
Katie Toopes
Kelly Persichetti
Kenneth Di Bella
Kenneth Harvey
Marcel Frye
Marcus Palmore
Maria & Jeff Cohen
Martha Brinkman
Mary Schmertz
Meg Kirwin
Melissa Valentino
Michael Brizendine
Michael Corwin
Michelle Mundy
Mika Joseph
Mohamoud Adam
Nancy Kelly
Nik Mann
Norman Brooks
Patrick Lloyd
Peter LaBianca
Philip & Lillian Purkey
Rich Schwartz
Richard Hollins
Rose Aldea
Ryan Erlewine
Scott Vance
Sean Devlin
Sean Ostendorf
Sean Stewart
Sheryl Gallagher
Stephen Perakis
Suzanne Allen
Teri Trost
Toni Smalley
Tony Logan
William Dancey
Zach Meese

Shadowbox Live In-Kind (*)
and Corporate Contributors

Superstar – $50,000 and above
Matt Kennedy- Albany Club Apartments *

Producer – $30,000-$49,999
Crabbe, Brown, & James LLP *
PNC Arts Alive
PNC Bank

Director – $20,000-$29,999
Clear Channel Outdoor *
Concord Hospitality *

Lead Role – $10,000-$19,999
Altair Learning Management

Supporting Role – $5000-$9999
Dr. Robert Lowe *
Family Physicians of Gahanna *
Huntington Bank

Rehearsal Captain – $2500-$4999
Greg Zanetos, Anthony Thomas Candy
Gruntz, LLC *
Professional Eyecare Associates *
Ricart Automotive
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Chorus – $1000-$2499
Michael Rourke, Rourke & Blumenthal
Steve & Lisa Miller, Palmer Miller Nelson Insurance Partners

Understudy – $500-$999
Greater Columbus Arts Council
RNDC General
Tim Haviland, Birds Head Forge

Stage Hand – $100-$499
Alliance Data
Brad Circone – Circone + Associates
Car Technologies, LLC
Goldman & Braunstein, LLP
Ira B. Sully, Attorney at Law
MAC Construction
Notary One Signature Services
PAST Foundation
The Limited Foundation

Usher – $50-$99
Jeremy Ball, Big Lots!
Obese Barber’s Retirement Fund of Ft Thomas, KY
Seth S. Harms, Eastmoor Academy H.S. Drama
Smileworld International

Doorman – $49.99 and Under
Danny Fisher, Girl Grown Wild

You too can contribute in a number of different ways, and your monetary contributions are tax deductible!

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Monetary Donations

Monetary Donation Levels
Doorman- $49.99 and under
Usher- $50-$99
Stage Hand- $100-$499
-Shadowbox Live Front Row Supporters-
Understudy – $500-$999
Chorus- $1000-$2499
Rehearsal Captain- $2500-$4999
Supporting Role- $5000-$9999
Lead Role- $10,000-$19,999
Director- $20,000-$29,999
Producer- $30,000-49,999
Superstar- $50,000 and above

Each level allows you to reach a different stage of donor benefit experience. If your desire to help is more than you can afford at this time, contact Stacie Boord directly (614) 554-1534 or to make arrangements for your donation plan.

All levels of contribution are graciously accepted and greatly appreciated!

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Gifts & Goods

Matching Gift
Double or triple your dollars. Your gift may be eligible for a matching gift from your company. Please contact your HR department for a matching gift form.

Memorial Gift
A wonderful way to celebrate the life of a loved one is through a gift in his/her name. Recognition of this honor will be provided in the Shadowbox Live program.

In-kind Contribution of Goods or Services
Do you have a service or product that you think would be useful to Shadowbox Live? Please contact Stacie Boord directly at (614) 554-1534 or

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