Our Sponsors

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 and sustaining educational outreach. It also owns and maintains the historic William Inge Family Home, used as a playwright and artist residency.

Producer – $5,000 – higher

The William Inge Festival Foundation, The William Inge Family Estate

Director – $1000 – $4999

Barbara Dodson, Tim and Barbara Emert, Jim Fischer, Rick and Ellen Goheen, Cory and Lisa Hugo, Kym and Mark Kays, Liz Moore, Tracy & Brad Oakes, Ron Osborn, Mike and Karen Thompson

Benefactor – $500 – $999

Douglas Marshall, Leseley Simpson, Walter and May Wulf, Todd Young

Patron – $250-$499

Jackson Bryer, Barbara Carpenter, Rhonda Clark and Jim Hayward, Keith and Colleen Confer, Lorraine Emmot, Brian Hight and Ryan McDiarmid, Kaplan Family Trust, Jim and Eloise Kelly, The Scovel Family, Coleman McCollum, Deborah Molnar, Lea and Kevin Shepard, Tom Snyder, Ralph Voss, Jack Wright

Sponsor – $100-$249

Gigi Bolt, William Buckles, Scott Capes, Liz Chambers Cameron, Leslie and Mark Coder, J&R Hanks Rev Tr, Hannah Joyce, Jean Lundt, Jo Ann McDowell, Fred and Mary Jo Meyer, Sharron Miller, Ray and Donna Rothgeb, Rowe Family, Jessie Salisbury, Barbara Schmidt, Albert Sewell, Cynthia Sherwood, Mary Teitlebaum, Patricia Vail, Gunner and Margaret Way, Heather Wilson, Lisa Wilson, Gail Woltkamp, Mike Wood, Judith Zivanovic

Friend – Donation of up to $99

Phyllis Amick, Wilma Andrews, Hannah Armstrong, Leigh Beeson, Jeremy Cohen, Peter Ellenstein, Epsiolon Sigma Alpha, Eenie Fitzpatrick, Edward Funston, Tiffini Gregory, Marcus Hamilton, Richard Hellesen, Jim and Terry Hogan, Jason Huffman, Kevin King, Andrew and Vera Livingston, Jeffrey Loomis, Gary Mitchell, Lloyd Mordy (Mordy Family Trust), Aubrey Near, Bruce Peterson, Ryan Ripley, Sandra Rollison, Jeanne Sexton, Jenny Soper, John Lloyd Stafford, Janet Tucker, Mark Valdez, Gregg and Sandra Webster, Brandon West, Amanda White

In Memory Donors

The Kaplan Family – in memory of Ralph Voss


Sponsors of the 2022 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)

Best Beverage Sales, Express Employment Professionals, First Oak Bank, Hugo’s Industrial, Jim Hayward & Rhonda Clark, Quality Toyota, Roman’s Motor Company

Director Level ($550)

Ane Mae’s, Labette Health, Textron Aviation, Winklemann’s Garden Center, Wood’s Lumber, Todd Young (Bill White Realty),

Writer Level ($400)

Standard Motor Products

Patron level ($200)

Booth Hotel, Coldwell Bank, Independence Summer Children’s Theater, Independence High School, Neewollah, Shanks Oil Company, Sonic of Independence, Thomas H Sewell, Hasslemann’s Floral & Gifts

Advertising Partners

Equity Bank, Derailed Commodity, Dynamite Tax Service H&R Block, Independence Daily Reporter, Lee’s Heating and Cooling, Magnolia Scents by Design, Reynold’s Family Dentistry, Turbo’s, Yerkes and Michels

In-Kind Donors

Ken and Becky Brown; Cornerstone Fitness; Independence Community College; Independence Public Library; Kym Kays, Quality Motors, Romans Motors; Ron Osborn; Sonic of Independence, Tom Sewell CPA; Hasselmann’s, Twigs Floral, Winkleman’s, O’Malley Equipment