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Program Sponsorships

Do YOU want to OWN a piece of your favorite Ruthmere program?

Ruthmere has over 100 different programs every year needing sponsorship support. Through our successful Ruthmere Rising support structure, we have drastically reduced the cost of supporting memberships in favor of giving YOU, our members, the choice for how you would like to target your extra support dollars through annual program sponsorships. For example, maybe you're a huge fan of our popular Ruthmere Tea events--you'd be in good company! Would you like to have your name listed as a Tea Sponsor, and also enjoy some special perks designed to perfectly suit your passion?  We would LOVE to add you to this growing list!

2024 is here!  We are currently seeking sponsorship support for the 2024 program year, and our current sponsor list is below. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOUR NAME ON THAT LIST!  

If you are interested in the possibilities, please speak with our Executive Director Bill Firstenberger over a nice cup of tea! Bill can be reached at 574-264-0330 ext. 105 or

2024 Program Sponsors

Gallery Talks

Individual Talk Sponsors:

Mark Doddington

Margaret & John Frechette

Beth Hall

Brenda & Randall Johnson

Wade Mayberry

Karen Nicholson
Dale & Shelly Seely

Sam Sommers
Brenda & Michael Tudor

Ann Wroblewski

Seasonal Teas

Mother & Me Speaker Sponsor:

Debbie Kulwicki

Free Family Sunday

Presenting Sponsor:

Community Foundation of Elkhart County

Ice Cream Social

Feature Sponsor:

1st Source Bank

Concert Series

Presenting Sponsor:

Ray & Mary Pat Mathis

Individual Concert Sponsors:

Janet Evanega Rieckhoff & James Rieckhoff

Jim Kelly
Wade Mayberry

Marie Smith

2024 All Receptions Sponsor:

Jon Smoker

2024 Annual Season Sponsors:

Dale & Shelly Seely

Spring Series Sponsors:

Janet Evanega Rieckhoff & James Rieckhoff
Nicholas Roth & Joe Freund

Brenda & Michael Tudor

Coffee on the Piazza

Presenting Sponsor:

Tom Myers

50th Anniversary Coffee Club Sponsors:

Steve & Jean Barton

Doug Cripe

Laura Doty

Bill & Lori Firstenberger

Fran Firstenberger
Barb Fougerousse

Brian & Marcy Gardner

Arlene Manderfeld

Dave Miller
Mary & Jim Rasp

Marc & Kris Stahl

Kirk & Linda Stolley

Brenda & Michael Tudor

Sue Williams

Lincoln Penny Story Hour
Series Sponsor:
Centier Bank
Event Sponsor:
Centier Bank

Exhibit: Global Language of Headwear

Presenting Sponsors:

Steve & Julie Bachman

Christiana Neighborhood Day

Presenting Sponsor:

Bill Deputy Foundation

Good Neighbor Membership Sponsor:

1st Source Bank

Partner Sponsorship:

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Ceramic Showcase

Presenting Sponsors:

Jack & Karen Cittadine
Purchase Award Sponsors:

Murder Mystery Dinner

Presenting Sponsor:

Coppins Investigative & Security Group, Inc.

The Ruthmere Record

Spring Issue:

Dick (In Memoriam) & Linda Armstrong

Fall Issue:

Jim Siegmann

Volunteer Support

Presenting Sponsor:




Kathy Pfister

Sponsorships are offered at varying levels that shoulder everything from Presenting Sponsor exclusivity to everyday fan enthusiasm. There's something for everyone's pocketbook (literally from $50 to $5,000), but most importantly, we hope that the end result is YOU feeling better connected to Ruthmere, and the parts of Ruthmere that keep you coming back.



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