Thank you to our Donors/Supporters 


William Festival Foundation Donors


The William Inge Festival Foundation was founded in 1981 and supports all William Inge Center for the Arts programs. The Foundation aids with Inge Theater Festival expenses, such as bringing in guest artists. It ialso owns and maintains the historic William Inge Family Home, used as a playwright and artist residency.

The William Inge Festival Foundation


The William Inge Family Estate


Director - $1000 - $4999

Rick and Ellen Goheen, Tim and Barbara Emert, Kym Kays, Liz Moore 

Benefactor - $500 - $999

JC Marshall Douglas  

Patron - $250-$499

Jackson Bryer, Marge Castagna, Cobalt Boats,Lea and Kevin Shepard, Leseley Simpson, Al Sewell, Thomas J. Snyder, Dr. Ralph F. Voss, Ray Woods, Jack and Judith Wright

Sponsor - $100-$249

Phyllis Amick, Terri Barbera, Gigi Bolt, Doug and Rhonda Buckles, Mark and Leslie Coder, Coldwell Banker, Edward Funston, Byrle Gross and Cindi Sherwood DDS, Jim Hayward Fine Art, Jim and Eloise Kelly, Meagan Moore, Sharon Ann Miller, Bruce Peterson, Marlene Schlatter, Barbara Schmidt, Albert Sewell, Jana Shaver, Mary Teitelbaum, Paul Viets, James and Margaret Way, Mike and Margaret Wood

Friend - Donation of up to $99

Lee and Claudia Barewin, Diane Capps, Eric S. Fitzgerald, Bill and Eenie Fitzpatrick, Richard Hellesen, Gary Mitchell, Pasternak-Johnson, Patricia Raglin, Thomas and Karen Sewell


Donna Meyer, in memory of Lucille Gibson Thompson

Sponsors of the 2019 William Inge Theater Festival

Annual Sponsors provide direct support for the William Inge Theater Festival. Sponsorships support set building and construction, guest artist travel, and subsidized tickets for youth and community groups.

Executive Producer Level ($1,000)

Calcor Clothing/Hugo’s Industrial Supply; Express Employment Professionals

Director Level ($550)

Demo Distributing; First Oak Bank Independence; Lea Shepard; Quality Toyota; Roman’s Motor Company

Writer Level ($400)

Ane Mae's; Cobalt Boats; Magnolias Scents by Design; Labette Health; Standard Motor Products; Lesley Simpson; Winkleman’s Garden Center

Patron level ($200)

Confectionate/Jim Hayward Fine Arts; Marge Castagna; Keith Confer; Derailed Commodity; Equity Bank; Midwest Real Estate; O’ Malley's Equipment; Shanks Oil; Cindi Sherwood and Byrle Gross; Mike and Margaret Wood; Woods Lumber of Independence; Twigs Floral and Gifts

Additional Sponsors ($100)

Jackson Bryer, Terry Clark, Val Defever, Jana Shaver; Paul Viets; Lisa Wilson


Ken and Becky Brown; Cornerstone Fitness; Independence Board of Realtors; Independence Community College; Independence Public Library; The Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Samuel French; Simon & Schuster; Journey Church; Quality Motors Toyota; Roman Motors; Ron Osborn; Sonic of Independence, Tom Sewell CPA; Hasselmann's, Twigs Floral, Winkleman's, O'Malley Equipment.