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An Invitation to Enrich Your Community

Your support makes us more than just shows.

Each season the Performing Arts Series brings world-renowned artists directly to Talawanda schools, Miami students, Oxford, and the surrounding communities. In order to provide valuable educational content such as workshops, master classes, coffee houses, and discussions at no extra cost to the participants, we use funds raised through individual donations, sponsorships and proceeds from our annual Wine Tasting Gala. We are proud to offer these unique, free, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for the community and we could not provide these valuable services to our campus and community without your support.

You Are Invited to Enjoy the Perks of Being a VIP Donor

All donors receive these great perks:

  • Concierge Service. Just call or come by, and we’ll help you find the best deal for the shows you want to see.
  • Free and flexible exchanges. Schedule change? No problem. Call, and we’ll be happy to exchange your tickets for a show that suits your calendar. Or help you make a tax-deductible donation.
  • Insurance. Lost ticket replaced with just a smile and no questions.
  • Special Recognition. VIP Donor Name Tag Ribbons at our Wine Tasting Benefit Gala & Auction
  • Program Listing. Name or business listed in all Performing Arts Series programs and on our website.
  • Personal Fulfillment. Give yourself over to the power of the performance. Know you are making it possible for the community to do so, too.

Become a VIP Donor Today!

or download and print a PDF Donor Form

Performing Arts Series VIP Donors

Platinum Benefactor, $10,000+

  • Cromer/Flory Artists in Residence
  • Ohio Arts Council
  • Earl Reeder Visiting Artist Fund

Gold Benefactor, $5,000-$9,999

  • Steve & Missy Friede

Sterling Benefactor, $1,000-$4,999

  • Chris Adryan, Realtor / Special Agent, ReMax-Alpha
  • Arts Midwest
  • Bothast-Revalee Family
  • Jerome Conley
  • Greg & Renate Crawford
  • Craig & Kerstin Erickson
  • Hardy & Barbara Eshbaugh 
  • Larry A. & Mary Geren Lutz Family Fund
  • John Iorillo
  • John F. Keegan
  • The Knolls of Oxford
  • Mrs. Mary Wood Lucius
  • Robert & Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix
  • Deborah & Ronald Scott
  • Steve & Deb Snyder
  • Jim Rubenstein & Bernadette Unger
  • Scott & Jennifer Walter
  • Western College Alumnae Association

Benefactor Patron, $500-$999

  • Steve & Patti Hannan Liberatore
  • Michael & Cathy McVey
  • Dr. Bruce Murray
  • Ted & Dawn Pickerill
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rogers
  • Mike & Pate Rudolph
  • Mary E. Woodworth
  • Cheryl Young & Tim Crawford

Sponsor Patron, $250-$499

  • Bev & Woody Anderson
  • Bob & Beth Baer
  • Dr. Terri Barr
  • Marc & Lisa Biales
  • Ms. Caroline Croswell
  • Linda, Chris, Mary & Michael Curme
  • Carla J. Davis
  • DuBois Bookstore
  • John D. Green
  • Lisa Ellram & Jeffrey Siferd
  • Paul DeCou & Susan Ewing
  • Carolyn & David DeWitt
  • Marek & Anna Dollár
  • Sabrina Jewell & Kirk Bogard
  • Dr. Tammy Kernodle
  • Tim & Megan Kuykendoll
  • Jim & Susan Lipnickey
  • Alice & David Phillips
  • Doug & Debbie Ross
  • Susie & Steve Sadler
  • Heidi & Bob Schiller
  • Jack & Sally Southard
  • Edna Carter Southard
  • Donna Stevens

Sustaining Patron, $100-$249

  • Nancy & Stephen Alexander
  • Melinda Allison
  • The Bailey-van Kuren Family
  • Elizabeth Beirne
  • Bobbe Burke
  • The Burkholder Family
  • Patrick & Elizabeth Cavanaugh
  • Ms. Victoria Cheng
  • Tom and Candace Crist
  • Stephen & Prudence Dana
  • Matthew D’Arcus-Rioja
  • David & Jane Dorster
  • Dr. Patrick Dowling & Ms. Sally Smith
  • Rhys & Michelle Evans
  • Jane Flueckiger
  • Andrew & Jessica Greene
  • Carol Hauser
  • In Honor of Sabrina Jewell, from Flora Jewell-Stern
  • Jessie Leek
  • James Michael
  • Ms. Sarah Miller
  • John & Marguerite Moul
  • Ms. Wendy Zumbrun Moyer
  • Lawrence & Kristen Mulligan
  • Steve & Maureen Nimis
  • Mark & Karen O'Hara
  • The Osha Family
  • Oxford Visitors Bureau
  • Doug & Debbie Ross
  • Karen & David Shaffer
  • Sally Smith
  • Melissa Shriver
  • John & Ann Weigand
  • Shane & Ellie Witter
  • Judith P. Zinsser


Our Mission

The arts are a critical element to understanding, appreciating and enhancing life. The Performing Arts Series offers a venue in which to experience the arts. As our community seeks to understand itself and others, the Performing Arts Series seeks to provide both a window through which to view ideas, cultures, art forms, as well as to provide a mirror in order to reflect upon ourselves, our history, our own culture. As a service provided by Miami University, the Performing Arts Series will play an important role in developing and educating new audiences for the present and for the future.

The Performing Arts Series needs to build gateways welcoming the uninitiated to the existing fine arts programming. By demolishing barriers of ignorance, inaccessibility and apathy, and by constructing activities and programs that create an exciting and inviting atmosphere around our performances, we can fulfill our goal of increasing involvement in the traditional fine arts programming PAS has always presented.

But the Performing Arts Series shall also take another step. By broadening the scope of what defines our programming, we automatically broaden our audience. By reflecting the culture as it exists today in addition to our traditional presenting, we become more relevant and more accessible to those we must seek to serve—Miami University students, the Oxford community and the region. This can be accomplished through meaningful and effective collaborations with other people and programs as well as our own initiatives.


The Miller Center for Student Disability Services can assist in coordinating accommodations for university sponsored events. To request accommodations (i.e., sign language interpreters, captioning, materials in alternative format, etc.), please contact the Miller Center at (513) 529-1541, 7-1-1 (TTY-TDD), at least 2 business days prior to the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services.

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