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Join a community of philanthropic companies, grantors, and individuals who share our mission. Supporting the CRT through our sponsorship program is a meaningful and powerful way to showcase your support for the arts.
Sponsor Benefits - It's worth it!
Complimentary pre-show reception for your friends, employees, or clients
Direct marketing to a diverse, educated audience
Brand awareness through specific program sponsorship
Opportunity for brochure display
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5,000+ eNewsletter subscribers
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2013 PLAY SPONSORS
Creede Repertory Theatre’s 48th season is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:
ALL GOOD THINGS GALLERY & GIFT BOUTIQUE
All Good Things is a gallery and gift boutique that features original artwork by local artists, a clothing line by Colorado resident Autumn Teneyl, and a wide variety of fun, eclectic gift items. Located in downtown Monte Vista, the gallery is nestled in the heart of Colorado’s beautiful San Luis Valley. We are housed in a historic home originally built in the late 1800’s. To find us, look for The Mansion Bed & Breakfast as you drive through Monte Vista on Hwy 160. We are just one block south!
ANTLERS RIO GRANDE LODGE AND RESTAURANT
Bordering national forest on a secluded bend of the Rio Grande, Antlers is known for its premier trout fishing waters and offers cabins, rooms, and RV spaces to the public. At day’s end, come enjoy fine dining in a leisurely atmosphere at the Riverside Restaurant.
BIG RIVER MUSIC
Big River Music’s new store opened on Main Street in April of 2010, and we are thrilled to be a part of the thriving Creede art community! Big River Music is proud to sponsor Boomtown and would like to thank CRT’s patrons for their support of the performing arts and Creede.
Since 1937, The Boettcher Foundation’s mission has been to invest in the minds and mortar of Colorado. We do this by awarding full 4-year in-state scholarships to the state’s top high school seniors and by providing capital grants to Colorado nonprofits.
JIM AND IRENE BROWN
Irene and Jim Brown came to the Creede area in 2001 from Champaign, Illinois where they had always enjoyed repertory theater at the Little Theater on the Square. The continuously amazing actors, staff and playwrights of the Creede Repertory Theatre and "The Ruth" have elevated their love for this art form and appreciation for the power of "rep" to entertain, tickle the funny bone and understand the traditions and history of the San Juan Mountains. The Browns have actively supported CRT over the years with Jim currently serving on the Board of Trustees.
COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
CRT is supported by a grant from the Colorado Creative Industries, which was made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CREEDE AMERICA GROUP
Creede America is a unique subdivision that sits up on the mesa on the west side of the City of Creede. Great architecture, cutting edge green technologies and stunning views make Creede America the place to be in Creede. Feel free to stop by our Main Street office for more information or to take a tour.
EL POMAR FOUNDATION
El Pomar Foundation, based in Colorado Springs, is one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West. El Pomar contributes approximately $20 million annually through grants and programs to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives. Spencer and Julie Penrose founded El Pomar in 1937.
FIRST SOUTHWEST BANK
First Southwest Bank offers excellent customer service from an experienced staff. We respect your confidentiality and are creative in meeting your banking needs. First Southwest has been a strong supporter for many years and believes in promoting the arts and culture in the San Luis Valley.
CHUCK & KAY HARBERT
Chuck and Kay came to Mineral County in 1999. Through the years, they have actively supported the Theatre, with Kay serving as a Board member from 2002 – 2008. Long-time play sponsors and fundraisers, they believe that CRT is integral to the Creede experience.
PAT & KAZIE HAYES
Pat and Kazie Hayes have lived in the area for almost 15 years and have always supported the theatre in some way. The Hayes Family feels that it is important that the community do what it can to make sure that CRT is able to continue to provide the quality live theatre that it has worked so hard to create.
THE HITCHCOCK FOUNDATION
The Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Charitable Foundation is proud to support The KID Show for the 2013 season. Now in its 11th year, The KID Show is created and performed by local youth in collaboration with CRT professionals.
THE HOGLUND FOUNDATION
The Hoglund Foundation has been a significant partner to CRT for well over twenty years. Personally and through the Foundation, the Hoglunds recognize the value of art in their community and are pleased to sponsor CRT’s 2013 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
JOHN DAVID LENTZ MEMORIAL FUND
John was a company member of CRT in 1992. Prior to receiving his MFA degree from the University of San Diego, John was killed in a random shooting in Balboa Park, San Diego, on May 1, 1994. Friends and family have chosen to honor John’s life and his memory through their ongoing play sponsorships at CRT. While in the MFA program at the University of San Diego, John appeared in a production of The Taming of the Shrew, playing Petruchio alongside great Shakespearean actor, Richardson Eston. In memory of that performance, and John’s love of Shakespeare, the Fund is delighted to sponsor The Tamin’ of the Shrew for CRT’s 2013 season.
KRUEGER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Krueger Charitable Foundation’s commitment has been instrumental in supporting the literacy component of CRT’s Young Audience Outreach Tour. Their gifts fund the Tour directly and purchase thousands of storybooks for students in underserved elementary schools where the Tour performs. The next three seasons of the Young Audience Outreach Tour, focusing on Earth Science, will serve as a special tribute to Bill Krueger’s memory. Bill was a geologist with a passion for Earth Science and Education.
MINERS AND MERCHANTS BANK
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by being a catalyst for economic growth and stability, while providing financial products and services along with first-rate client care. With additional branches in Lake City, Bayfield and Durango, we always have community at heart.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
The 2013 Young Audience Outreach Tour is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
THE OLD FIREHOUSE
The Old Firehouse Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Creede in a quaint historic building. New owners Charles and Brenda Maze would like to invite you to come enjoy some of the best food in town, ice cream, drinks, pizza or a place to spend the night. Go to our website www.theoldfirehouse.com to make reservations in one of our four Victorian style rooms. Now providing specialty catering services. Stop, Drop and Roll into The Old Firehouse for an amazing experience.
PEGGY LONGWOOD LAMB
Peggy Longwood Lamb has been a part of the Creede community since 1939 when her parents bought their cabin at Spar City. She has witnessed this historic venue’s transformation from a movie house to its present use as the home of the Creede Repertory Theatre. Desiring to secure the financial stability of CRT, Ralph and Peggy Lamb established the Ralph & Peggy Lamb Endowment Fund in 1994, paving the way for the creation of the CRT endowment. The leadership and vision of Ralph and Peggy will forever provide a rich cultural legacy for Creede and its community of visitors.
PHIPPS LA GARITA RANCH
Since 1908, through five generations, Phipps La Garita Ranch has been a Rio Grande treasure. Surrounded by National Forest, seven miles south of Creede, Colorado, we offer luxury cabins and lodge rooms on 1,880 acres with exceptional private fly-fishing on 2-1/2 miles of the Rio Grande, 3-1/2 miles of Bellows Creek, and four lakes. Other activities include horseback riding, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. La Garita is a wonderful place for family reunions, weddings, seminars, retreats, and business meetings. Please visit our website at www.plagr.com for more information, or call us at (719) 658-2239. In recognition and appreciation of the CRT’s significant contribution to Creede’s artistic and cultural life, the Phipps family is proud to sponsor the Boomtown: Improv Comedy this season.
The Quiller Gallery is honored to have partnered with the Creede Repertory Theatre in the arts for more than forty years. The gallery features water media paintings and etchings by internationally know artist, author and teacher Stephen Quiller. Also on display are sculptural and ceramic works of the four noted Colorado artists Gail Frasier, Jocelyn Russell, Sam Saunders, and Cloyde Snook.
RARE THINGS GALLERY
Rare Things Gallery of Treasures: An unforgettable Shopping Adventure led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff through intriguing collections of designer jewelry, decorative arts, pottery, woodwork, paintings, photography, unique furniture, antiques, rocks, minerals and fossils. Representing Inge Horsehair Jewelry. Extraordinary Treasure Hunting since 1974!
RIO GRANDE ANGLER
A locally owned fly shop, RGA offers the highest quality fly-fishing equipment and apparel. We provide walk/wade and float trips on the Rio Grande and surrounding streams. We are proud of our excellent customer service and friendly atmosphere.
SAN LUIS VALLEY FEDERAL BANK
As a mutual bank, our employees understand that their first responsibility is finding solutions to the financial needs of our members. This commitment has been the key to our success. We’re delighted to share our success with CRT because we appreciate the cultural and economic enrichment it brings to Creede and the San Luis Valley.
SAN LUIS VALLEY RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, serving you since 1937, has been an ardent supporter of CRT for dozens of years. SLV-REC applauds the Theatre’s commitment to the arts and its patrons and is proud to sponsor Pants on Fire.
The Shubert Foundation is a national foundation, based in New York City, dedicated to supporting the performing arts in the United States, primarily theatre companies and secondarily, dance companies.
SUNNY VALLEY FARMS, INC.
Sunny Valley Farms, Inc., a third-generation San Luis Valley agricultural family farm, is honored for this opportunity to support our local professional theatre company in its 48th successful season of bringing amazing talent to this mountain setting so dear to our hearts.
SAN JUAN SPORTS
Open since 1974, San Juan Sports provides for all your outdoor sporting needs. As proud distributors of the finest outdoor products, San Juan Sports offers outdoor sporting equipment, clothing and shoes. New owners Michael and Amy McNeil, along with San Juan Sports staff, are proud to sponsor William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. Please check out our new website and join our mailing list at www.sanjuansports.com.
BOB AND DIXIE SLATER
Bob and Dixie came to Creede in ’93 to escape the summer heat of Texas. It turned into summers of great theatre and good friends. Bob served as President and Chair of the Building and Capital Campaign for the ‘Ruth’ over a 10-year period of Board service.
TEXAS FRIENDS OF THE CREEDE THEATRE
These longtime supporters of CRT include: Margaret Acton, Tom and Dorothy Childers, Joan Green Jeffrey, John and Betty Martin, Glenn and Betsy Pense, Kenneth and Bernice Ribe, Erik and Beverly Sandvik, Bob and Bonnie Siddons, Bob and Dixie Slater, Don and Ruth Ulm.
TOMKINS HARDWARE AND LUMBER
Tomkins Hardware and Lumber, located at 127 N Main and 105 Wall Street, has been a staple business in Creede since 1892. In the past two years, while under new ownership, Tomkins has increased offerings in both the hardware store and the newly built lumberyard. Tomkins carries everything that contractors and homeowners need for projects large and small. A professional staff is always ready to advise and help you tackle any project.
Believing that fine entertainment is hard to come by in rural America, the Valley Courier takes prides in carrying the message of CRT to Courier readers across the San Luis Valley and is proud to sponsor The Language of Trees. Visit us at alamosanews.com.
VIRGINIA CHRISTENSEN TRUST & THE CITY OF CREEDE
As a means of celebrating the good times her husband Emil spent in and around Creede, Virginia Christensen bequeathed $3 million dollars to the City of Creede. As beneficiaries of the charitable trust, the City helps support recreational activities in the town through biannual grants.
WALL, SMITH, BATEMAN INC.
Serving Colorado since 1974, this preeminent public accounting firm is guided by our mission to help our clients achieve financial success. We offer a full range of accounting services for individuals and businesses.